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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Ferret FE-1MM
Designer:           Rudel Gurken
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            30
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Clan Invasion / 3050
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         5,364,840 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,121

Chassis:              Irian Chassis Class 10 
Power Plant:          Hermes 300 XL
Walking Speed:        108 kph   
Maximum Speed:        162 kph   
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Jolassa-328 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:             
    6 Intek Medium Lasers
Manufacturer:         Irian BattleMechs Unlimited
    Primary Factory:  Irian
Communications:       Irian E.A.R.
Targeting & Tracking: Wasat Aggressor

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Overview:
    As new technologies spread over the Inner Sphere following the discovery of the Gray Death
    Memory Core Irian BattleMechs Unlimited soon dicided not only to upgrade older models but to
    construct a new one.
    
    The task was given to C. Hrovat, a new but promising Mech-designer.
    He was enthusiastic about the idea to construct a light Mech with the newly available Hermes
    300 XL fusion engine to give it incredible speed:
    
    The FE-1MM Ferret was born.

Capabilities:
    The Ferret was based on a standard-version of the HER-1 30t chassis (EndoSteel chassis were
    in short supply these days.). The Hermes 300 XL also produced for the OTL-5M Ostsol gave it
    a speed of above 160 kph and the ability to outrun every other design of its time and even
    most hovers and some VTOLs!
    
    To protect this speed-demon the designers decided to put 5,5 tons of the new
    FerroFibrous-armor on the frame. Because the fusion reactor came (as standard) with 10
    integral double heat sinks and Irian wanted a deep-penetration ability only energy-weapons
    were intended. First plans called for 3 medium pulse lasers but Hrovat didnīt like the short
    range and heavy tonnage of them. He decided to mount 6 standard medium lasers instead that
    gave the Ferret very heavy firepower with a standard range and no heat problems.
    The Mech was sold as a deep penetration striker and light Mech hunter.

Deployment:
    The design was spread throughout Marik-space but selling-numbers soon stay behind
    expectations. Most buyers refused to spend almost 5,5 mio C-bills for "only a light Mech".

Variants:
    As soon as new ER-technology was available the Ferret was equipped with ER medium lasers.
    But the FE-1ER had serious problems with overheating because the pilots tried to alphastrike
    two or three times like they were able to in the original FE-1MM. So only a few field
    upgrade kits were produced.
    
    A later series was equipped with EndoSteel Structure. The saved weight was used to mount a
    Beagle Active Probe (FE-2R) or 5 ER medium laser instead of the standards plus 2 DHS and 0,5
    tons of armor (FE-2ER) or 4 ER medium laser instead of the standards plus a DHS, a Beagle
    Active Probe and a targeting computer purchased on the black market.
    This FE-2T Prototyp has been proven very effectiv but production will be deleted until House
    Davion is willing to sell their TCs or House Marik gets a reengineering done.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                          Standard                  3.00                     
Engine:                                       300 XL                   9.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 10                                              
    Running MP:                                 15                                              
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                   98                     5.50                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      10             15       
    Center Torso (rear):                               4       
    R/L Torso:                          7             10       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  4       
    R/L Arm:                            5             10       
    R/L Leg:                            7             11       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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Medium Laser                                              H                 1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              CT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              RT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              LT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              RA                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              LA                1          1.00