BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Snow Raven LAM
Tech: Mixed Tech / 3050
Config: Land Air BattleMech
Rules: Level 3, Custom design
Mass: 55 tons
Chassis: Dort 100 Endo Steel (C)
Power Plant: 330 Allied 250 XL Fusion (C)
Walking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets: 6 Pitban 6000 Standard Jump Jets
   Jump Capacity: 180 meters [540 meters in AirMech mode]
Armor Type: Durallex Light Ferro-Fibrous
5 ER Medium Lasers(C)
2 ER Small Lasers(C)
1 Laser AMS(C)
1 Light Active Probe(C)
Manufacturer:    Allied AeroSpace Incorporated
   Location:    (Unknown)
Communications System:    Hartford J25 A
Targeting & Tracking System: Hartford S2000


The Snow Raven LAM is a unique design Built to order by the Diamond Sharks for Lord Hauptmann Marcus Hunter, formerly of the LAAF. He demanded only two things from the Trader Clan when he specified the design, make it vicious, and leave room for a Keg of Stout. The Sharks were quite able to figure out the works on the first, and were a little confused by the second. Of course given the undisclosed but apparently large sum of raw materials paid for the design they were happy to deal with a little confusion. They even got a side bonus in the opportunity to name the design themselves. Needless to say, the end result of this part of the deal did not make the Snow Ravens happy.


At 55 tons, the Snow Raven is as big as a LAM can get. Its top speed is not particularly high but keeps it in good company, and when combined with the Null Signature System makes it infuriatingly difficult to hit.

The armor is also no small work. Carrying no less than 10 tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor, The Snow Raven is very hard to kill. That is, if you could manage to hit the damn thing in the first place.

The weapons load of this monster consists of five Clan ER Medium and two Clan ER Small Lasers. Defensive armament mounted is one Laser AMS system, chosen for its effectiveness and lack of ammo dependency.

For scouting purposes, the design includes a light active probe. This limited range device is an odd choice, but apparently an effective one, since the design has yet to be successfully ambushed.

The last design Feature is a Mounting Bracket for a Tapped Keg of Stout in the Cockpit. Usually a Keg of Guinness can be found occupying this spot of honor. However, at times mixtures that are more volatile are known to take its place.

Battle History:

Most of the Battles the Hauptmann has been involved in since acquiring his new machine have been duels with angry Clan Snow Raven Aerospace Pilots. So far, the score is 53-0-1.

A Davion Mechwarrior asked what the loss was once; The Hauptmann immediately put down his pint of Guinness and dragged him outside. The man was found five hours later stuffed in a disturbingly realistic giant alien chicken suit, hanging by his toes over a Vat of Rabid Koi, When asked about this the Hauptmann only smiled in a way that made the questioner back off rapidly, through a wall, and into the Vat of Rabid Koi. The events that followed will not be mentioned due to everyone involved swearing never to mention them again. We can say this though, when it was finished the Bar had exploded A Cow and a Moose lay dead with the remains of giant eggs on their face, the rabid Koi were fed, 53 innocent bystanders lost their sanity, and a trio of Mechs ended up painted Fluorescent Pink.

Notable 'Mechs & MechWarriors:

There is only one Snow Raven LAM, and only one Lord Hauptmann Hunter. The Universe rests much easier knowing this. The Lord Hauptmann is best described as a Madman with a Chip the size of a Leviathan Warship on his shoulder, a Kilt, and a Really Big Sword. No one quite understands how this nut got where he is. Most Lyran Officers that served with him hated him but had to admit he was a genius in a fight. The people of Skye however, love him, Especially for the Highland Games he holds at his estate on Skye every Year. They also love him because he clears the Tabs at all the local bars every time he is in system.


Currently Hauptmann Hunter deploys with the Dropship Irregulars in the Warriors of the Dropship Formation.

Type/Model: Snow Raven LAM
Mass: 55 tons
Equipment:   Crits Mass
Internal Structure: 91 pts Endo Steel (C) 7 3.00
   (Endo Steel Loc: 3 LA, 2 RA, 1 LL, 1 R= L)
Engine: 330 XL 10 12.50
   Walking MP: 6    
   Running MP: 9    
   Jumping MP: 6 [18]    
Heat Sinks: 16 Double (C) [32] 6 6.00
   (Heat Sink Loc: 2 LT, 1 RT)
Gyro:   4 4.00
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA+H, R: Sh+UA+LA+H 16 .00
Armor Factor: (C) 7 10.00
   (Armor Crit Loc: 3 LA, 4 RA)

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 3 9
  Center Torso: 18 27
  Center Torso (Rear):   9
  L/R Side Torso: 13 20/20
  L/R Side Torso (Rear):   6/6
  L/R Arm: 9 18/18
  L/R Leg: 13 26/26

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 ER Medium Laser (C) RA 5   1 1.00
1 ER Medium Laser (C) LA 5   1 1.00
1 ER Medium Laser (C) RT 5   1 1.00
1 ER Small Laser (C) RT 2   1 .50
1 Laser AMS (C) RT 7   2 1.50
1 ER Medium Laser (C) LT 5   1 1.00
1 ER Small Laser (C) LT 2   1 .50
1 ER Medium Laser (C) CT 5   1 1.00
1 Light Active Probe (C) HD 0   1 .50
1 Null Signature System (IS)   10   7 .00
6 Standard Jump Jets:     6 3.00
   (Jump Jet Loc: 3 LT, 3 RT)
LAM Conversion Equipment:     0 5.50
TOTALS:   46   78 55.00
Crits & Tons Left:       0 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 27,535,401 C-Bills
Battle Value: 2,901
Cost per BV: 9,491.69
Weapon Value: 1,834 / 1,834 (Ratio =3D .63 / .63)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg =3D 36; MRDmg =3D 19; LRDmg =3D 2
BattleForce2: MP: 6J,   Armor/Structure: 5/3
    Damage PB/M/L: 5/4/-,   Overheat: 1
    Class: MM,   Point Value: 29
    Specials: prb

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