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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Rifleman RFL-5M
Designer:           Catalyst Game Labs
Source(s):          BattleMech Recognition  Cards
                    Record Sheets: 3050
                    Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged, Project Phoenix
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Complete
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, ComStar & Word of Blake
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Davion
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Kurita
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Liao
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Marik
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Mercenary
                    Record Sheets: Phoenix Upgrade, Steiner
                    Technical Readout: 3050
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            60
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Late Succession Wars / 3049
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         9,912,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,227

Chassis:              Kallon Type IV 
Power Plant:          Hermes 240 XL
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Kallon Royalstar with CASE
Armament:             
    2 Magna Mark III Large Lasers
    2 Imperator Ultra AC/5s
    2 Magna Mark II Medium Lasers
Manufacturer:         Kallon Industries
    Primary Factory:  Thermopolis
Communications:       Garret T11-A
Targeting & Tracking: Garret D2j

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Overview:
    Kallon Industries at Thermopolis is reported to be in full production of House Marik's new
    version of the Rifleman, the RFL-5M.  Designers made some sound choices, using an
    extra-light engine to save weight for other systems.  First, they added two heat sinks and
    used the double-strength technology.  In addition, the designers traded the old autocannon
    for the longer-range and more accurate Imperator Ultra/5.  They also increased the rear
    armor.
    
    The resulting 'Mech has begun to reach front-line units in steadily increasing numbers.
    
    Designers in the Federated Commonwealth have adopted a slightly different approach.  A
    well-placed Adept on Twycross has obtained copies of plans presumed to have been sent to the
    Federated Commonwealth's other two Rifleman factories as well.  Though Rifleman production
    does not appear to be a high priority and the factory on Twycross is an unlikely place to
    start new designs because of the Federated Commonwealth's tenuous grasp on the world, the
    output of the other plants could make this a common 'Mech in the future.  Besides the
    Trellshire Heavy Industries factory on Twycross, also producing the Rifleman are the Kallon
    Industries facility on Talon and the Red Devil Industries plant at Pandora.  Best estimates
    put these factories at least nine months away from completing the retooling needed to
    produce the new model.
    
    Plans for a revised Rifleman substitute two extended-range Defiance 1001 Particle
    Projection Cannon for the Ultra-5 Autocannon.  They add five more double heat sinks to
    dissipate the extra heat generated by the ER PPC.  The CASE system will no longer be
    necessary.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                          Standard                  6.00                     
Engine:                                       240 XL                   6.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         12 [24]                   2.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  136                     8.50                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              6       
    Center Torso:                      20             22       
    Center Torso (rear):                               8       
    R/L Torso:                         14             15       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  8       
    R/L Arm:                           10             15       
    R/L Leg:                           14             12       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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CASE                                                      RT                1          0.50             
Medium Laser                                              RT                1          1.00             
Ultra AC/5 (Ammo 20)                                      RT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              LT                1          1.00             
Large Laser                                               RA                2          5.00             
Ultra AC/5                                                RA                5          9.00             
Large Laser                                               LA                2          5.00             
Ultra AC/5                                                LA                5          9.00