is the heaviest design of the new Clan 'Mechs and appears to be an
intermediate stage between the old Star League 'Mechs and the current
generation of OmniMechs.
The primary weapons are mounted in the arms, with the ammunition supply
stored in the left and right torsos, which are equipped with CASE.
Because the 'Mech carries an XL fusion engine, an ammunition explosion
in a torso location will do considerable damage to the machine. The
designers attempted to reduce the cumulative recoil effects of firing
multiple autocannon by incorporating a complex baffle and pressure
counterflow system, which vents exhaust gases in such a way as to
actually increase the 'Mech's stability when firing, into each arm.
They also took care of the problem of mainframe strain with an ingenious
So far, this 'Mech appears only in small numbers on Jade Falcon-held
worlds. However, so many variants exist that we surmise they are either
short-run prototypes or are being customized for reasons known only
to the Steel Viper Khans.
Technical Readout 3055
4 Machine Guns
10 Ultra-2 Autocannons