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Goliath

Goliath
Goliath
Production information
Manufacturer Brigadier Corporation
Corean Enterprises[1]
General Motors[2]
Production Year 2652[3]
Model GOL-1H
Class Assault
Cost 7,651,200 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 80 tons
Chassis Nennison 40
Armor 3/Star Slab
Engine Brigadier 1000F 320
Communications System Corean Transband-J9
Targeting Tracking System Corean B-Tech
Heat Sinks 17
Speed 64.8 km/h
Armament
BV (1.0) 1,200
BV (2.0) 1,449[1][4]


DescriptionEdit

The Goliath is the second 'Mech, built in 2652 by Brigadier Corporation. The Goliath is based on lessons that were learned from the Scorpion. The first and most important difference is that the Goliath weighs in at 80 tons allowing it to carry a much heavier weapons payload and armor at the cost of mobility. The Goliath is used as a general assault 'Mech and until recently was not usually seen in large numbers because of the bias against quad 'Mechs prior to the 3060s. In the late 3060s the Goliath saw renewed production and renewed popularity and has since become a powerful and respected assault 'Mech.

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

The Goliath is armed with what would be considered a paltry armament for a 'Mech of its size. The primary weapon is a Rand PPC. This is backed up by two Holly LRM-10 launchers. The Goliath has respectable firepower at long ranges. When an enemy closes though the 'Mech only has two Ramsey-65 Machine Guns to rely on for defense.

VariantsEdit

  • GOL-2H 
    The 3067 2H is a Periphery upgrade of the 1H model. The 'Mech removes the Machine Guns from the chassis and adds in their place six Rocket Launcher 10s. This gives the Goliath a very powerful close range punch. BV (1.0) = 1,346, BV (2.0) = 1,583[5]
  • GOL-3L 
    This is a Capellan Confederation variant introduced in 3082. A larger engine increases the top speed of the Goliath to approximately 86 km/h. Equipped with Stealth Armor and a Guardian ECM Suite for protection, the 'Mech carries an ER PPC and two MML-7s. Though the ammo in the side torso is protected by CASE, the ammo in the center torso isn't. [6] BV (2.0) = 1,826[7]
  • GOL-3M 
    The 3M is a 3047 upgrade of the Goliath that uses Star League technology. The 'Mech has had an Hermes 320 XL Engine installed to reduce the engine's weight by half. The 'Mech retains the LRM launchers and Machine Guns of the 1H model. The 'Mech replaces the PPC with a Zeus Slingshot Gauss Rifle which gives the Goliath devastating long-range firepower. The 'Mech still suffers from its close combat deficiencies but with its updated arsenal most 'Mechs are hard pressed to close to short range. BV (1.0) = 1,310, BV (2.0) = 1,537[8]
  • GOL-3S 
    One of the "new generation" of Goliaths, the 3S's engine has been upgraded to a Light Fusion Engine, and, as a result, it now carries thirteen and an half tons of armor. The entire arsenal has been stripped from the 'Mech and the 3S carries as its primary weapon an LB-X Autocannon/20. This is backed up by three ER Medium Lasers. For longer-range engagements, the Goliath carries an LRM-10 launcher with a Artemis IV fire control system as well as an ER Large Laser. BV (1.0) = 1,374, BV (2.0) = 1,828[9]
  • GOL-5D 
    The 5D uses some of the newest technology available to the Federated Suns in 3067. The 'Mech is built based on the rugged older 1H chassis and standard engine. The 'Mech carries as its primary weapon a Rotary Autocannon/5. This is backed up by four ER Medium Lasers and two Machine Guns. The lasers and autocannon are all linked to an advanced Targeting Computer which gives the Goliath deadly accuracy at long ranges. BV (1.0) = 1,668, BV (2.0) = 1,975[11]
  • GOL-5W 
    The 5W variant of the Goliath is armed with two Ceres Arms Crusher Plasma Rifles which not only inflict damage on their targets but heat as well. The 5W is also armed with three Medium Lasers for close combat. The 'Mech has a Guardian ECM Suite which is needed to properly use its sixteen and a half tons of Stealth Armor. Additionally, the 'Mech has a Small Cockpit that is cramped and makes the 'Mech harder to pilot but saves valuable weight. The 'Mech also has an Improved C3 computer, allowing it to share targeting telemetry with similarly equipped units.[12] BV (2.0) = 2,030[13]

Related BattleMechsEdit

  • Sirocco - At the beginning of the renewed interest in quad BattleMech technology, Corean Enterprises decided to design a replacement for the aging Goliath. The result was the Sirocco assault BattleMech[17].


Notable PilotsEdit

  • Fiona Cochraine: Colonel and commanding officer of Cochraine's Goliaths. She lead his unit during the battle of St.Andre, defeating easily the First battalion of Light Davion Guards, but they were then attacked by the light mechs company lead by Andrew Redburn. He identified the colonel mech because of his insignia, and to save another Mech in danger, he made a Death from Above attack over Fiona's mech, destroying it and killing her.

BattleMech GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

The (original) Goliath variants and artwork from 3025 were part of the Unseen 'Mech designs. The Goliath was Reseen in 3067 with new variants using revised artwork.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 299
  2. Handbook House Davion p.187
  3. MUL online date for the Goliath
  4. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 499
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 192
  6. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 262
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 193
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 194
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 195
  10. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 196
  11. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 197
  12. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 262
  13. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 198
  14. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 263
  15. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 262
  16. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 200
  17. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 130
  18. Technical Readout: Project Phoenix

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