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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Catapult IIIA (Longbow A) CPLT-LBWIIIA
Designer:           Winking Mutant
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Clan
Technology Rating:  F
Tonnage:            100
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Dark Age / 3150
Rules (Current):    Advanced
Rules (Era):        Advanced
Rules (Year):       Advanced
Total Cost:         89,786,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:       3,062

Structure:            Standard
Power Plant:          300 XXL
Walking Speed:        32.4 kph  
Maximum Speed:        54 kph    
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:             
    3 Streak LRM 5s
    1 ER Small Pulse Laser
    4 Streak LRM 20s
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

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Overview:
    The Catapult is noted as a rare 'Mech with a lot of variants despite its rarity. This model
    is one of the rarest models, with only a few dozen made prior to the destruction of its
    factory.

Capabilities:
    Designed in response to the concerns over the 'Mech's lack of ammo for the long range
    missile launchers and anti-infantry armament, this model downgrades the engine, gyro and
    jump jets to double the ammunition payload for the LRM's and add a rather extensive
    anti-infantry suite. Mounting pairs of machine guns in each arm, fed by a single half ton of
    ammunition, and an anti-infantry flamer in the CT, this model can devastate any infantry
    formations it may encounter. The mass savings from the engine swap also allowed the
    engineers to add an additional two tons of armor, thickening up the front side torsos, arms
    and legs. Although this model can only reach a top speed of 54 kph, and only leap 90 meters,
    it is a far more robust 'Mech with greater endurance and a strong anti-infantry defense, so
    many consider the tradeoff worth the loss.

Deployment:
    As mentioned previously, only a few dozen of this 'Mech were made, and virtually all were
    placed in front line Capellan units where they were mostly destroyed during the First
    Succession War. Only an extremely few still exist on modern battlefields.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                          Standard                 10.00                     
Engine:                                      300 XXL                   6.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 3                                               
    Running MP:                                 5                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Laser):                          13 [26]                   3.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  307                    16.00                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      31             50       
    Center Torso (rear):                              12       
    R/L Torso:                         21             34       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  8       
    R/L Arm:                           17             34       
    R/L Leg:                           21             42       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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Streak LRM 5                                              CT                1          2.00             
Streak LRM 5 (Ammo 24)                                    CT                1          1.00             
Streak LRM 20 (Ammo 18)                                   RT                3          3.00             
Streak LRM 5                                              RT                1          2.00             
Streak LRM 5 (Ammo 24)                                    RT                1          1.00             
ER Small Pulse Laser                                      LT                1          1.50             
Streak LRM 20 (Ammo 24)                                   LT                4          4.00             
Streak LRM 5                                              LT                1          2.00             
Targeting Computer                                        LT                1          1.00             
2 Streak LRM 20s                                          RA                10        20.00             
2 Streak LRM 20s                                          LA                10        20.00