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Name/Model:         Vindicator VND-3LW
Designer:           Jay Forster
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            45
Role:               Brawler
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Clan Invasion / 3051
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         3,506,970 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,167

Chassis:              Ceresplex IV 
Power Plant:          GM 180 
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            Anderson Propulsion 30 
    Jump Capacity:    120 meters
Armor:                Starshield with CASE
    1 Ceres Arms Warrior ER PPC
    1 Ceres Arms Model W Medium Pulse Laser
    1 LRM 5
    1 Sian/Ceres Jaguar LRM 5
Manufacturer:         Ceres Metals Industries
    Primary Factory:  Capella
Communications:       CeresCom Model 21-Rs
Targeting & Tracking: C-Apple Churchill

    Because of the impressive production of Ceres Metals Industries, the Vindicator has become a
    common 'Mech in the units of the Capellan Confederation.  Though the Vindicator's
    capabilities might not justify such wide deployment, the design does have many advantages.
    The recovery of Star League technology has given Ceres Metals a chance to correct many
    faults of the company's biggest product.
    Perhaps the biggest problem for the VND-1R has been heat buildup.  Ceres Metals
    engineers plan to install double heat sinks, giving the VND-3L model greatly improved
    ability to dissipate heat, despite the removal of one heat sink.  The problem of ammunition
    explosions is being addressed with the incorporation of Cellular Ammunition Storage
    Equipment for the missile reloads.
    The weapons will also be upgraded, according to the latest version of the plans, with a
    pulse laser replacing the medium laser in the head and a Ceres Arms Warrior Extended-Range
    Particle Projection Rifle replacing the older Smasher model in the Vindicator's right arm.
    This design drops the Hessen Small Laser formerly carried in the left arm.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                          Standard                  4.50                     
Engine:                                     180 Fusion                 7.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 4                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         13 [26]                   3.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  2.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  144                     9.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      14             18       
    Center Torso (rear):                               9       
    R/L Torso:                         11             16       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  6       
    R/L Arm:                            7             14       
    R/L Leg:                           11             18       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Medium Pulse Laser                                        H                 1          2.00             
2 Jump Jets                                               CT                2          1.00             
LRM 5                                                     RT                1          2.00             
CASE                                                      LT                1          0.50             
LRM 5                                                     LT                1          2.00             
LRM 5 (Ammo 24)                                           LT                1          1.00             
ER PPC                                                    RA                3          7.00             
Jump Jet                                                  RL                1          0.50             
Jump Jet                                                  LL                1          0.50             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 29
TP: BM,  SZ: 2,  TMM: 1,  MV: 8"j
Damage: (S) 2 / (M) 3 / (L) 2,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 5,  Structure (S): 4
Specials: CASE, IF1