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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Stiletto STO-3B
Designer:           KrazyCaley
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            35
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Clan Invasion / 3061
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         3,074,175 C-Bills
Battle Value:       884

Chassis:              Standard
Power Plant:          245 Fusion
Walking Speed:        75.6 kph  
Maximum Speed:        118.8 kph 
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Standard
Armament:             
    1 Large Laser
Manufacturer:         Coventry Metal Works
    Primary Factory:  Coventry
Communications:       Cyclops 14 with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Cyclops Beagle

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Overview:
    The Battle of Coventry left the Lyran Alliance with large quantities of salvage. Much of it
    was broken down into individual components and placed under close scrutiny in an attempt to
    close the gap between Clan and Inner Sphere manufacturing techniques. Some companies,
    however, attempted to retro-engineer whole designs, replicating them with available
    technologies in a manner similar to the DCMS' efforts with the Black Hawk and the Black
    Hawk-KU. Several designs were included in this program, but only those concerning the Fire
    Falcon, the lightest of those studied, bore fruit as the design called the Stiletto.

Capabilities:
    Though heavier than its parent design by some ten tons, the Stiletto is, visually at least,
    a near clone of the Fire Falcon. Both designs handle similarly and have identical top
    speeds. Here, however, the similarities end. To get this performance, the Stiletto's power
    plant mass is almost twice the Clan machine's and many other components have had to be
    up-scaled to gain the same result as the original.
    
    Though knowledgeable in OmniMech systems--they produce the OmniMech variant of the
    Firestarter--Coventry Metalworks' technicians chose not to use the modular system in the
    Stiletto, citing cost implications and a desire to prove the principle. With the fixed
    weapon payload, however, the Lyran engineers demonstrated their lack of expertise with light
    'Mech designs, installing locally produced but heavy ammo-fed weapons like the SRM-2 Streak
    and LRM rather than lighter energy weapons that could exploit the heat sinks integral to the
    large VLAR power plant. The resulting design is fast and well armored, but under-gunned when
    compared to designs of comparable mass.
    
    However, the inclusion of the newly unveiled light engine on the Stiletto, though
    heavier than standard XL engines mounted by 'Mechs of similar capabilities, allows for a
    much higher survivability as it takes up less space, thus reducing damage probabilities
    against the engine.
    
    
    
    Variants
    
    
    
    Pilots of the new machine continue to be critical of its ammo-fed weaponry. Debuted
    shortly before the outbreak of war,  the only variant replaces the SRM and LRM launchers,
    ammo and CASE with a pair of ER medium lasers, an ER large laser and a flamer. Although less
    heat efficient than its progenitor, the B-variant quickly found favor among pilots assigned
    to long-range patrols.

Deployment:
    Prototypes of the Stiletto entered service less than a year after the Falcons accepted
    hegira from Coventry, assigned for field testing with units involved with Operation Bulldog.
    A staunch supporter of Prince Victor, Duke Bradford arranged for most of the test-bed
    machines to be shipped to pro-Victor units such as the First Davion Guards. Though not as
    widely liked as the designers hoped, the Stiletto performed well, thanks to its combination
    of speed, sensors and ECM which make it a creditable scout 'Mech.
    
    Entering limited production in 3061, the design has begun to appear in staunchly loyal
    units such as the Royal Guard and Alliance Jaegers. Pilots of the new machine continue to be
    critical of its ammo-fed weaponry and Coventry Metalworks has acknowledged they are working
    on a modified design, scheduled to enter service in 3063. Whether this variant will simply
    equip energy weapons or be a full-fledged OmniMech remains to be seen.

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Equipment                                                             Mass                      
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Internal Structure:                          Standard                  3.50                     
Engine:                                     245 Fusion                12.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 7                                               
    Running MP:                                 11                                              
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Single):                            10                     0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  107                     7.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              8       
    Center Torso:                      11             16       
    Center Torso (rear):                               5       
    R/L Torso:                          8             11       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  4       
    R/L Arm:                            6             10       
    R/L Leg:                            8             14       

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Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
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Guardian ECM Suite                                        LT                2          1.50             
Large Laser                                               RA                2          5.00             

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Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
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Point Value (PV): 29
TP: BM,  SZ: 1,  TMM: 3,  MV: 14"
Damage: (S) 1 / (M) 1 / (L) 0,  OV: 0
Armor (A): 4,  Structure (S): 3
Specials: ECM, ENE