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3025 shadowhawk

“Despair”

TCB Irregulars Inventory #: SHD-2H #004-B

Model: SHD-2H.

Mass: 55 tons

Chassis: Earthwerks SHD

Power Plant: CoreTek 275

Cruising Speed: 54 kph

Maximum Speed: 86 kph

Jump Jets: Pitban LFT-50

Jump Capacity: 90 meters

Armor: Maximillian 43

Armament:

  • 1 Armstrong J11 Autocannon
  • 1 Holly Long Range Missile 5 Rack
  • 1 Holly Short Range Missile 2 Pack
  • 1 Martel Model 5 Medium Laser

Manufacturer: Earthwerks Incorporated, Majesty Metals and Manufacturing

Primary Factory: Calloway VI (Earthwerks), Dunianshire (Majesty)

Communications System: O/P 300 COMSET

Targeting and Tracking System: O/P 2000A

Overview, Capabilities, & History:

Though debuting years earlier, the Shadow Hawk was forced into a recall when it was discovered that the armor plating could sever key myomer bundles during combat. The overhaul went smoothly and production restarted in 2550, which many historians deemed as the true debut of the multi-role design.

The Star League wanted a medium BattleMech that could function in a variety of roles, and that is what the Shadow Hawk delivered. For long- and medium-range exchanges, the Armstrong Autocannon and Holly LRM rack do the job adequately, backed by an SRM launcher and medium laser at short range.

Its pilots however, value the advanced life-support system the most. The Sparrow 300J is known for keeping MechWarriors comfortable almost a third longer than most other systems, allowing for a sharper and more relaxed pilot during long missions.

Despair

TCB Irregulars Corporal_David_Whitfeld