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Name/Model:         Banshee (Magnesium) BNC-4Mg
Designer:           Alisa Wolfstein
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            95
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Dark Age / 3133
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         22,109,490 C-Bills
Battle Value:       2,115

Structure:            Endo Steel
Power Plant:          380 Light Fusion
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Standard
Armament:             
    5 Medium X-Pulse Lasers
    2 ER PPCs
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

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Overview:
    The Banshee BNC-3Mg (or "Magnesium" as it is more widely known) is an upgrade of the Star
    League era Banshee BNC-3M design. The aim of this was to merely make the 'Mech usable on the
    battlefields of the early 32nd Century. A multi-trillionaire who collected Star League era
    Battlemechs had recently died, and without an heir, his assets had been sold at auction. One
    of the lots was 30 BNC-3Ms. The 'Mechs were little more than spare parts - you could've
    produced this 'Mech easily at the height of the Succession Wars, when all the technological
    advancements of the Star League had been lost to the mists of time. As such, no one was
    particularly interested in the BNC-3Ms and the only bidders were two rival salvage
    companies, that is until an anonymous bidder offered to pay 240 Million C-Bills upfront for
    them (over 80% of the original price of each 'Mech!). The media went wild trying to work out
    who in their right mind would pay so much for what were effectively walking scrap heaps.
    Seven years later, they got their answer, except by this point the HPG Blackout had occurred
    and no one really knew what was going on anywhere, nor did anyone particularly care about
    the outrageous purchase of some ancient Banshees.
    
    It was quite a shock for the Draconis Combine, however, when as they attempted to claim the
    planet of Cylene (which had historically been a Federated Suns world) from the Republic of
    the Sphere, their advance force was ambushed and destroyed by Arctic Silence (who was on
    contract to the Fed' Suns). Among the battalion of Battlemechs which Arctic Silence deployed
    were 30 black Banshees, all of which were a model unrecognised by the Combine. Due to not
    knowing whether there were more Arctic Silence forces already inserted onto the planet, the
    Combine called off the entire operation. This was one of the major factors which led to
    Arctic Silence signing the ASFSA Agreement with the Federated Suns.

Capabilities:
    Despite being an upgrade of the ancient BNC-3M, the -4Mg is quite different from the
    original model. The single Heat Sinks were upgraded to Double Strength versions, the mighty
    380 Standard Fusion engines were replaced with LFE versions, an XL Gyroscope was installed,
    the skeleton was upgraded to an Endo Steel Version and the armour coverage was increased
    from 15 tons to 17 tons. The weapons configuration was upgraded more radically. The PPCs of
    the original were replaced with ER versions, while the two medium lasers and small laser
    were replaced with five Medium X-Pulse Lasers. These weapons were all linked to a Targeting
    Computer for unbelievable accuracy. A C3 Slave was also included to allow the -4Mg to share
    targeting data with its lance.

Deployment:
    In 3138, the BNC-4Mg was selected to be part of the elite bodyguard lance of Jarrel
    Wolfstein (Commander-in-Chief of the Arctic Silence Armed Forces and heir to Arctic Silence
    in its entirety).

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 5.00                     
Engine:                                  380 Light Fusion             31.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         16 [32]                   6.00                     
Gyro:                                           XL                     2.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  272                    17.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      30             40       
    Center Torso (rear):                               9       
    R/L Torso:                         20             32       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  8       
    R/L Arm:                           16             32       
    R/L Leg:                           20             35       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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Medium X-Pulse Laser                                      H                 1          2.00             
ER PPC                                                    RT                3          7.00             
Medium X-Pulse Laser                                      RT                1          2.00             
Targeting Computer                                        RT                6          6.00             
C3 Slave                                                  LT                1          1.00             
ER PPC                                                    LT                3          7.00             
Medium X-Pulse Laser                                      LT                1          2.00             
Medium X-Pulse Laser                                      RA                1          2.00             
Medium X-Pulse Laser                                      LA                1          2.00