Jade Archer

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Dart Omega
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Jade Archer

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Jade Archer
3025 IS Medium


Source: My Own Custom /
Type/Model: Jade Archer
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3025
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 1, Standard design

Mass: 50 tons
Chassis:
Power Plant: 200 Fusion
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Running Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor Type: Standard
Armament:
1 Medium Laser
2 LRM 5
1 Medium Laser
2 LRM 5
2 LRM 5
1 Medium Laser
2 LRM 5
Manufacturer:
Location:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:



==Overview:==
the Jade Archer was designed to be a poor man`s Archer using easy and mass produced parts allowing for easy repairs and quick production of the mech.

For raw range firepower it had to sacrifice armor and speed of mechs of it`s size.

it is never meant to be on the front lines and must stay close to the rear and the supply lines.

==Capabilities:==
Designed for fast reloading with ammunition drums that can be ejected and a quick crew can insert the new drums on a hot battlefield in minutes.

the reloading mechanisms are easy to repair and upkeep that any decent techs can learn how to keep them running well.

==Deployment:==
often seen among lower tier Merc units, back water worlds, and in the hands of warlords.

often seen with the type II Jade Archer

==Variants:==
the type II replaces the arm mounted missiles and ammunition within the arms for two tons more armor, six more medium lasers, and a pair of extra heat sinks allowing it to deal more damage and take more hits as well.
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Type/Model: Jade Archer
Mass: 50 tons

Equipment: Crits Mass
Int. Struct.: 83 pts Standard 0 5.00
Engine: 200 Fusion 6 8.50
Walking MP: 4
Running MP: 6
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks: 10 Single 2 0.00
Gyro: 4 2.00
Cockpit, Life Supt., Sensors: 5 3.00
L: Sh+UA+LA R: Sh+UA+LA 6 0.00
Armor Factor: 136 Standard 0 8.50

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Head: 3 7
Center Torso: 16 20
Center Torso (Rear): 9
L/R Side Torso: 12 16/16
L/R Side Torso (Rear): 4/4
L/R Arm: 8 12/12
L/R Leg: 12 18/18

Weapons and Equipment Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
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1 Medium Laser HD 3 1 1.00
2 LRM 5 LA 4 2 4.00
1 Medium Laser LT 3 1 1.00
2 LRM 5 LT 4 2 4.00
2 LRM 5 RA 4 2 4.00
1 Medium Laser RT 3 1 1.00
2 LRM 5 RT 4 96 6 8.00
(Ammo Locations: 1 LA,1 LT,1 RA,1 RT)
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TOTALS: 25 6 23.00
Crits and Tons Left: 32

Calculated Factors
Total Cost: 3,317,500 C-Bill
Battle Value (BV1):738
Battle Value (BV2):1030
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Re: Jade Archer

Post by eLMsm »

Greetings Dart Omega, that is an interesting design. I could imagine a Jade Archer using curvectored LRMs over a hill to neutralize a Hunchback IIC.

I recommend: removing two tons of ammo for two tons of armor so it won’t be destroyed so easily and for maximum Head armor because the ranges especially minimum ranges of the Jade Archer’s LRMs and its engine will perhaps cause the Jade Archer to become ambushed and/or overran; a Level 3 version of Jade Archer that replaces the Head’s Medium Laser with a Mast Mount, and have the Cockpit be a Small Dual Cockpit with Long Range Targeting System to give LRMs easier striking ability; but those are just my opinions.

I invite you to comment at and about Flying Balanced Intellectual LAM topic.

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When do I “retreat” ? Only when I want to re+treat myself to eating cookies here in VT of USA. Here in VT, outside temperatures can get very cold; I suppose my miniatures won’t get overheated, ha ha.

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Re: Jade Archer

Post by Dart Omega »

The mech only has a total of 4 tons of ammo won't last very long as it is, there is 24 rounds in a ton of ammo, the ton of ammo is split by a pair of LRM 5s in each arm which means in the arms themselves there is a total of 12 rounds per launcher.

The torso launchers shared a ton each.

I took great care in designing this mech and thought everything out.

A ton of ammo for two launchers to share don't last too long.

Sacrifices had to be made, mainly armor and speed for what I wanted.

Remember this is a lvl 1 mech not a lvl 2 mech, only Mechs with other lrms or AC2s have range to be an immediate threat to this mech.

Also it has a second variation which I mentioned in the information of the mech.

As to your LAM topic I already covered the LAM myself.
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