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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Supernova (Star Captain William Watson) M0053
Designer:           novacatmoose
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Clan (Mixed)
Technology Rating:  F
Tonnage:            100
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3067
Rules (Current):    Experimental
Rules (Era):        Unavailable
Rules (Year):       Unavailable
Total Cost:         118,068,667 C-Bills
Battle Value:       2,941

Chassis:              Standard
Power Plant:          400 XXL
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            Standard
    Jump Capacity:    90 meters
Armor:                Ferro-Fibrous
    4 Large Pulse Lasers
    2 Medium Pulse Lasers
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown with ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    The Nova Cats took major losses during the Abjuration, especially to the second-line
    Galaxies which made up the bulk of their troops in the Kerensky Cluster. In response to Khan
    West's demand for a powerful but inexpensive second-line assault BattleMech, Nova Cat
    scientists decided to take a proven 'Mech and enhance it. The 'Mech they chose for these
    modification was the Supernova, a 'Mech which is extremely common in Clan Nova Cat.

    The Supernova II is ten tons heavier than its predecessor, but carries the same armament.
    The Nova Cat scientists dedicated most of the additional weight not taken up by the engine
    to add a few more heat sinks and an ECM suite. The last bit of tonnage went into rectifying
    the Supernova's only real flaw: its weak armor. Although the Ferro-Fibrous armor seems to go
    against Khan West's desire for an inexpensive 'Mech, the increase in cost is minimal. This
    is especially true when one compares the cost of repairing a damaged, heavily amored 'Mech
    to the cost of replacing a destroyed, ligtly armored 'Mech.

    Supernova IIs are being deployed in Clan Nova Cat's second line Galaxies, either as command
    'Mechs or as replacements for damaged or destroyed Supernovas. Although the physical
    similarities between the Supernova and Supernova II make it difficult to be sure, it is
    suspected the Clan Wolf-in-Exile also fields several of these machines.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                 10.00                     
Engine:                                      400 XXL                  17.50                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 3                                               
Heat Sinks (Laser):                          21 [42]                  11.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  4.00                     
Cockpit:                                      Small                    2.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  297                    15.50                     
    Type:                                 Ferro-Fibrous                                         

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      31             48       
    Center Torso (rear):                              10       
    R/L Torso:                         21             32       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                 10       
    R/L Arm:                           17             33       
    R/L Leg:                           21             40       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
ECM Suite                                                 H                 1          1.00             
Jump Jet                                                  CT                1          2.00             
C3 Computer (Master) (IS)                                 LT                5          5.00             
2 Large Pulse Lasers                                      RA                4         12.00             
Medium Pulse Laser                                        RA                1          2.00             
Chameleon LPS (IS)                                        *                 6          0.00             
2 Large Pulse Lasers                                      LA                4         12.00             
Medium Pulse Laser                                        LA                1          2.00             
Jump Jet                                                  RL                1          2.00             
Jump Jet                                                  LL                1          2.00             

* Chameleon LPS occupies 1 critical slot in each location except the Head and Center Torso

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 63
TP: BM,  SZ: 4,  TMM: 1,  MV: 8"/6"j
Damage: (S) 5 / (M) 5 / (L) 4,  OV: 1
Armor (A): 10,  Structure (S): 4
Specials: C3M, ECM, ENE, MHQ5, OVL, STL, TAG