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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Locust LCT-2Sb
Designer:           Ruger
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            20
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Star League / 2780
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         2,868,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:       814

Structure:            Endo Steel
Power Plant:          180 XL
Walking Speed:        97.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        151.2 kph [194.4 kph]
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:             
    3 Medium Lasers
    2 SRM 2s
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

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Overview:
    The Locust is a venerable design built in many tens of thousands in a multitude of designs.
    These were armed with lasers, machines guns and/or missiles, and have served in every House
    military and most mercenary and pirate units. However, one model that has seen next to no
    combat was an experimental model that was being proposed for service in the Royal SLDF
    units. Coming in finalized form just after Amaris conducted his coup, this model never went
    into standard production.

Capabilities:
    Most Locusts are built around a single medium laser with a pair of secondary weapons. The
    LCT-2Sb is not like those models. Using an extra-light engine, endo-steel internal structure
    and ferro-fibrous armor, enough tonnage was freed up to give this model a greatly improved
    weapons package. In addition to the ubiquitous medium laser mounted under the chin of this
    'Mech, each stubby turret arm also mounts an additional medium laser. Also in these turreted
    arms is a two pack of short range missiles, which are both fed from the same one ton
    ammunition bay.
    
    Having greatly improved the weapons payload of this model, the engineers found that they
    still had over a ton of mass left to play with, especially once some of the armor was shaved
    from the head to give them back another half ton. This 1.5 tons went into an enlarged
    engine, which provided a top speed that was improved over the base models by more than 16%.
    However, given the lightness of the design and the types of engines being tested, there was
    still a ton left to use, which went into myomer acceleration signal circuitry, which allows
    this 'Mech to sprint at speeds of nearly 200 kph, or almost 70 kph faster than a standard 1V
    model.

Deployment:
    Never having been deployed to line units before the Exodus, the LCT-2Sb Locust was confined
    to the anals of history for several centuries. If not for lucky happenstance, it may have
    remained that way for eternity. Fortunately, the engineers at Defiance Industries managed to
    discover the blueprints, and sent them to their Furillo facilities to implement production.

Variants:
    In the centuries since the 2Sb model was first designed, there have been many advances in
    weapons technology. A new version, designated the 7S, has been developed which replaces the
    standard medium lasers with extended range models, greatly improving the distances at which
    this 'Mech can affect a battle.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 1.00                     
Engine:                                       180 XL                   3.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 9                                               
    Running MP:                              14 [18]                                            
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  2.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                   62                     3.50                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              6       
    Center Torso:                       6             10       
    Center Torso (rear):                               2       
    R/L Torso:                          5              8       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  2       
    R/L Arm:                            3              4       
    R/L Leg:                            4              8       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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MASC                                                      CT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              CT                1          1.00             
SRM 2 (Ammo 50)                                           RT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              RA                1          1.00             
SRM 2                                                     RA                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              LA                1          1.00             
SRM 2                                                     LA                1          1.00