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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Sagittaire SGT-8R
Designer:           Catalyst Game Labs
Source(s):          Record Sheets: 3067
                    Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged
                    Technical Readout: 3067
                    Technical Readout: Jihad
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            95
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3063
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         20,226,375 C-Bills
Battle Value:       2,088

Chassis:              Skuel Heavy TRQ 
Power Plant:          Pitban 285 XL
Walking Speed:        32.4 kph  
Maximum Speed:        54 kph    
Jump Jets:            HildCo LFT 9-X 
    Jump Capacity:    90 meters
Armor:                Starshield Special Heavy
Armament:             
    1 Defiance 1001 ER PPC
    2 Magna 900P Large Pulse Lasers
    5 Magna 600P Medium Pulse Lasers
    1 Magna 200P Small Pulse Laser
Manufacturer:         Robinson Standard BattleWorks
    Primary Factory:  Robinson
Communications:       Sony MSF-31
Targeting & Tracking: Federated Stalker with Advanced Targeting Computer

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Overview:
    Although the Sagittaire saw production in mid-3063, Robinson's semi-isolationist policies
    with regard to the civil war kept the design out of the general militaries until much later.
    As the civil war progressed, however, the fighting took a nasty, personal turn for the
    worst. MechWarriors began to demand machines that were superior at point-blank range,
    whether for fighting in narrow city streets or for brawls on the open no-man's-land between
    cities. The Sagittaire was just such a design.

Capabilities:
    A Pitban extralight engine powers the laser-heavy Sagittaire, giving it a top speed of 54
    kph-which is directly in line with 'Mechs of similar weight. Of greater interest, however,
    are the HildCo lifters installed in the legs and centerline, making the Sagittaire one of
    the relatively few assault 'Mechs with jumping capability, giving it a great deal of
    tactical flexibility. That, of course, doesn't even take into account the psychological
    impact of watching a 95-ton BattleMech fly through the air upon untested warriors.
    
    If that wasn't enough, the Sagittaire mounts a heavy weapon configuration tied into one
    of the new Federated Suns targeting computers. A single ER PPC gives this 'Mech striking
    power from a distance. As ranges close, the Sagittaire ties in two large pulse lasers, a
    trio of medium pulse and even a single small pulse laser. Two more medium pulse lasers are
    provided with rear-firing arcs for extra protection, though with eighteen tons of armor the
    need for such a stratagem is debatable. The Sagittaire's pulse-technology lasers combined
    with the targeting computer allow a MechWarrior to maintain a high rate of mobility and
    still hold an edge against most other BattleMechs. When keeping the Sagittaire's feet firmly
    planted on the ground, the design is simply devastating.

Deployment:
    Deployed from Robinson BattleWorks in 3063, the machine first saw heavy action against House
    Kurita as Duke James Sandoval committed heavy resources toward taking and holding a
    half-dozen Combine worlds. The Sagittaire was instrumental in the assault on Proserpina,
    where one lance of these machines destroyed a company of samurai from the Ninth Benjamin
    Regulars in a series of ill-fated one-on-one duels. Later, during House Kurita's successful
    counter-assault, the Dragon made a concerted effort to capture or salvage several 'Mechs of
    the Sagittaire design for its own use.
    
    As Katherine Steiner-Davion later tightened her reigns on the Draconis March, Duke
    Sandoval allowed more of these machines to be sold into her loyalist army. This was
    short-lived, however, as Tancred Sandoval deposed his father not long after as the March
    Lord. He then shifted the entire Sagittaire line into bolstering his own forces and those
    regiments supporting Victor Steiner-Davion.
    
    As an example of the wide appeal of the Sagittaire, an allied company and a loyalist
    company were deployed on New Avalon, each with a lance of Sagittaires. They clashed during
    battle for the continental capital of Flensburg, and only three allied machines walked away
    under their own power. All three were Sagittaires. Between them, they accounted for eight
    "kills" out of twelve enemy 'Mechs.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                          Standard                  9.50                     
Engine:                                       285 XL                   8.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 3                                               
    Running MP:                                 5                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 3                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         17 [34]                   7.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  288                    18.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      30             44       
    Center Torso (rear):                              15       
    R/L Torso:                         20             30       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                 10       
    R/L Arm:                           16             31       
    R/L Leg:                           20             39       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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Medium Pulse Laser                                      H (R)               1          2.00             
Jump Jet                                                  CT                1          2.00             
Medium Pulse Laser                                      CT (R)              1          2.00             
Medium Pulse Laser                                        RT                1          2.00             
Targeting Computer                                        RT                8          8.00             
ER PPC                                                    LT                3          7.00             
Large Pulse Laser                                         RA                2          7.00             
Medium Pulse Laser                                        RA                1          2.00             
Small Pulse Laser                                         RA                1          1.00             
Large Pulse Laser                                         LA                2          7.00             
Medium Pulse Laser                                        LA                1          2.00             
Jump Jet                                                  RL                1          2.00             
Jump Jet                                                  LL                1          2.00             

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Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
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Point Value (PV): 46
TP: BM,  SZ: 4,  TMM: 1,  MV: 6"j
Damage: (S) 5 / (M) 4 / (L) 2,  OV: 2
Armor (A): 10,  Structure (S): 4
Specials: ENE, REAR2/2/-