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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Black Knight BL-8s-KNT
Designer:           Alisa Wolfstein
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            75
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Jihad / 3077
Rules (Current):    Advanced
Rules (Era):        Advanced
Rules (Year):       Experimental
Total Cost:         16,577,750 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,686

Structure:            Endo Steel
Power Plant:          300 XL
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Standard
    2 ER PPCs
    3 Large Pulse Lasers
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    Another factory redesign of the BL-8-KNT to include an extra Double Heat Sink so that the
    design is heat-neutral when moving and firing either weapon group, the BL-8s-KNT sacrifices
    the Supercharger instead of the losing the Coolant Pods like in the BL-8b-KNT. To do so the
    -8s also has to exchange its Standard Cockpit for a smaller and more cramped version to save
    space and weight, however, it keeps its XL Gyro. This means that the design is more
    susceptible to internal damage, while it is more likely to be hit without the added mobility
    provided by the Supercharger. Despite this, the -8s has the greatest ability to deliver
    sustained firepower out of the three BL-8 variants because it keeps both Coolant Pods and
    has a 16th Double Heat Sink. Furthermore, it also has an armoured Life Support System to
    protect the Mechwarrior in more extreme environments and carries the maximum armour possible
    for a 75 ton 'Mech (at 14.5 tons). Besides these changes, the BL-8s-KNT still has the dual
    ER PPCs and trio of Large Pulse Lasers synonymous with the BL-8  series of Battlemechs. An
    interesting fact to note is that removing the Supercharger from the design means it costs 5
    Million and 4.5 Million fewer C-Bills (respectively) than its sister designs.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 4.00                     
Engine:                                       300 XL                   9.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         16 [32]                   6.00                     
Gyro:                                           XL                     1.50                     
Cockpit:                                      Small                    2.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  231                    14.50                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      23             37       
    Center Torso (rear):                               9       
    R/L Torso:                         16             26       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  6       
    R/L Arm:                           12             24       
    R/L Leg:                           16             32       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Coolant Pod                                               RT                1          1.00             
ER PPC                                                    RT                3          7.00             
Large Pulse Laser                                         RT                2          7.00             
Coolant Pod                                               LT                1          1.00             
ER PPC                                                    LT                3          7.00             
Large Pulse Laser                                         LT                2          7.00             
Large Pulse Laser                                         RA                2          7.00