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