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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Stiletto STO-5A
Designer:           Rudel Gurken
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            35
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3062
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         5,558,625 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,211

Chassis:              MatherTech 750 Endo Steel
Power Plant:          VOX 280 Light Fusion
Walking Speed:        86.4 kph  
Maximum Speed:        129.6 kph 
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Lexington Limited High Grade Ferro-Fibrous with CASE
Armament:             
    4 Defiance Model XII ER Medium Lasers
    1 Coventry Five-Tube LRM 5
Manufacturer:         Coventry Metal Works
    Primary Factory:  Coventry
Communications:       Cyclops 14 with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Cyclops Beagle

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Overview:
    The STO-5A originated from a lance leader of the Donegal Jaegers: Leutnant Jeffrey van der
    Mayklokjes.
    As a leader of a recon lance in an STO-4A Stiletto he often had problems with fast enemy
    light mechs ordered to intercept him and his lance. His weapon systems had just too little
    firepower to defend himself and so he had to rely mostly on superior maneuvering and the
    firepower of his comrades.
    All that got worse as one of his streak launchers developed an electronic bug: The weapon
    fired even without a valid lock on target or sometimes canceled his order to fire even if
    achieving a perfect lock on. Several tries to repair the system failed and when he even lost
    the other launcher in a fierce fight Leutnant van der Mayklokjes decided that it's time to
    do something about it.
    After some bargaining with a supply officer he got his hand on four brandnew Defiance Model
    XII ER medium lasers.

Capabilities:
    The Leutnants tech simply replaced both streak launchers and their ammo with the four ER
    medium lasers.
    In its next fight the new field refit surprised any opposition with its intense firepower.
    It still had its LRM for harrassing and its main firepower was independent of ammo now.
    Another good feature in the Leutnants eyes was that "its heatsinks have something to do now
    so i haven't to worry 'bout being cold in my cockpit!"
    The success of the new variant cought the eye of an employee of CMW and after some
    negotiating a limited run of the -5A left the Stiletto assembly line on Coventry.

Deployment:
    Entering limited production in 3064, the design appears in staunchly loyal units such as the
    Royal Guard and Alliance Jaegers.

Variants:
    Leutnant van der Mayklokjes even suggested an -5B variant that dropped all weapons, the CASE
    and half a ton of armor for four medium pulse lasers.
    So far no prototype was built.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 2.00                     
Engine:                                  280 Light Fusion             12.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 8                                               
    Running MP:                                 12                                              
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  108                     6.00                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      11             16       
    Center Torso (rear):                               5       
    R/L Torso:                          8             11       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  4       
    R/L Arm:                            6             10       
    R/L Leg:                            8             14       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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LRM 5                                                     CT                1          2.00             
CASE                                                      RT                1          0.50             
LRM 5 (Ammo 24)                                           RT                1          1.00             
Guardian ECM Suite                                        LT                2          1.50             
2 ER Medium Lasers                                        RA                2          2.00             
2 ER Medium Lasers                                        LA                2          2.00