Viewing BattleMech Unit
    Overview |  Distribution |  Battle Value |  Cost |  Availability  | Reviews   
Design Overview
Generate a file in     format  
                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Thug (THG-10E)
Designer:           Horhiro
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  D
Tonnage:            80
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Early Succession Wars / 2835
Rules (Current):    Introductory
Rules (Era):        Introductory
Rules (Year):       Introductory
Total Cost:         7,712,040 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,501

Structure:            Standard
Power Plant:          320 Fusion
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Standard
Armament:             
    2 SRM 4s
    2 PPCs
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

================================================================================================
Overview:
    Originally introduced in 2572 by Maltex as a replacement for the Warhammer, the THG-1OE Thug
    admirably fulfilled the role of an all-purpose assault 'Mech. Using the maxim "the best
    defense is a strong offense" as a design parameter, the designers kept the Warhammer's
    firepower while strengthening the new BattleMech's armor protection. Maltex produced Thugs
    until 2835, when their primary plant was destroyed. Since then, Earthwerks has continued
    production under its license from Maltex.
    
    Earthwerks has not allowed the post-Star League degradation of Inner Sphere technology
    to hurt the Thug much. Earthwerks designers replaced the original Thug's specialized
    ammunition storage bins with traditional ammo bins and more armor; they have also replaced
    the lightweight armor previously used on the Thug and other 'Mechs with armor common to all
    armies of Inner Sphere. The net result is a 'Mech no less effective in combat, though the
    pilot is considerably less safe should the 'Mech's ammunition be hit in combat or cook off
    from overheating.

Capabilities:
    The Thug is an impressive design that has withstood the vagaries of battle for centuries.
    Its heat sinks allow it to sustain a continual barrage from its twin PPCs, and it has enough
    armor to survive any return fire. Should enemies close with the Thug, its pilots can engage
    their twin SRM launchers or devastate opponents with crippling physical attacks.
    
    In general, Thug pilots initially remain at long range to support their lancemates and
    pummel the enemy with the 'Mech's twin Donal PPCs, one of which is mounted in each arm.
    Because of the superior protection afforded by the Thug's more than fourteen tons of
    Durallex armor, the Thug can withstand all but the most concentrated long-range firepower.
    
    After almost a full minute of long-range bombardment, Thug pilots often move in on
    damaged opponents. The able Holly short-range missile racks come into their own at close
    ranges, their barrage of warheads exploiting the openings torn in a foe's armor by earlier
    fire. Special dilating covers on the Thug's side torsos protect the launchers when not in
    use, which can also surprise an opponent not familiar with the design.
    
    Because they are built to last, these BattleMechs see almost constant battle. The
    original equipment of the Thug had to be replaced over the years as parts become worn beyond
    repair or were destroyed outright. Ironically, technicians have had to modify stockpiled
    supplies for the Warhammer to replace the Thug's weapons. Newer Thugs are now built with
    these parts, eliminating the need for extensive field modifications to make the weapons fit
    their new housings.

================================================================================================
Equipment                                                             Mass                      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure:                          Standard                  8.00                     
Engine:                                     320 Fusion                22.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Single):                            19                     9.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  4.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  232                    14.50                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      25             33       
    Center Torso (rear):                              10       
    R/L Torso:                         17             24       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  8       
    R/L Arm:                           13             25       
    R/L Leg:                           17             33       

================================================================================================
Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SRM 4                                                     RT                1          2.00             
SRM 4 (Ammo 25)                                           RT                1          1.00             
SRM 4                                                     LT                1          2.00             
PPC                                                       RA                3          7.00             
PPC                                                       LA                3          7.00