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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Crab CRB-27slb
Designer:           Ruger
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            50
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Star League / 2719
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Experimental
Rules (Year):       Unavailable
Total Cost:         10,638,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,651

Chassis:              Endo Steel
Power Plant:          300 XL
Walking Speed:        64.8 kph  
Maximum Speed:        97.2 kph  
Jump Jets:            Standard
    Jump Capacity:    150 meters
Armor:                Ferro-Fibrous
    2 Snub-Nose PPCs
    1 Medium Pulse Laser
    1 Medium Laser
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown with Beagle Active Probe

    In the later days of the Star League, the Crab quickly became the standard for SLDF medium
    'Mechs. A combination of all-energy armament and sophisticated targeting and communication
    systems made the design a prime raider behind enemy lines, and even saw use as a heavy recon
    unit. Star League engineers however knew that the design could be improved, which eventually
    led to CRB-27slb model that was rolled out to certain select Royal units.

    Building on the already impressive CRB-27 model, the CRB-27slb Crab was created as a truly
    mobile heavy scout and raider. An endo-steel frame and a switch to double heat sinks saw an
    improvement in the design's heat efficiency (even though 4 heat sinks were dropped) and
    weight savings that were then devoted to mounting a Beagle Active Probe and Guardian ECM
    suite, improving the 'Mech's recon abilities. Additionally, mobility was improved by
    switching the standard 250 fusion engine for a type 300 extra-light engine, increasing its
    top ground speed to over 95 kph. Jump jets were also added to the design, allowing it to
    make leaps of up to 150 meters.
    Offensively, the older large lasers were exchanges for a pair of the newly developed
    snub-nosed PPC's, which shared the limits of the large lasers' range, but were much more
    effective at ranges below 270 meters. The medium laser was repositioned to the head,
    replacing the small laser, and a medium pulse laser was fitted into the space in the center
    torso formerly occupied by the older laser. However, placing the medium laser in the head
    did result in some cramped conditions for larger pilots.
    Note: The CRB-27slb Crab has the following quirks: Easy to Maintain, Improved
    Communications, Improved Sensors, Vestigial Hands, Cramped Cockpit, Non-Standard Parts

    As indicated above, the CRB-27slb Crab was only assigned to certain select Royal units prior
    to the fall of the Star League. Most were either destroyed in fighting the forces of the
    Usurper or were taken with the forces that departed the Inner Sphere with Aleksandr
    Kerensky. Those few that remained behind were lost in the First Succession War.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 2.50                     
Engine:                                       300 XL                   9.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 6                                               
    Running MP:                                 9                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 5                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         12 [24]                   2.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  169                     9.50                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      16             24       
    Center Torso (rear):                               8       
    R/L Torso:                         12             18       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  6       
    R/L Arm:                            8             16       
    R/L Leg:                           12             24       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Medium Laser                                              H                 1          1.00             
Jump Jet                                                  CT                1          0.50             
Medium Pulse Laser                                        CT                1          2.00             
Beagle Active Probe                                       RT                2          1.50             
Guardian ECM Suite                                        LT                2          1.50             
Snub-Nose PPC                                             RA                2          6.00             
Snub-Nose PPC                                             LA                2          6.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               RL                2          1.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               LL                2          1.00