|Manufacturer||Novy Minsky Armaments Plant|
|Mech type||Clan BattleMech|
|Chassis||Type-A Endo Steel|
|Armor||Type 2 Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE|
|Targeting Tracking System||Unknown|
|Heat Sinks||10 Double Heat Sinks|
The Howler was first observed among Clan Jade Falcon second-line units, though it has since been proven to be much more widespread. The BattleMech the Inner Sphere dubbed the Baboon is moderately fast for a 'Mech its size, topping out at 119 km/h. Its armament is at least partially enabled by the use of an Endo Steel structure and three tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor.
Weapons and EquipmentEdit
The Howler is a potent missile boat for its size. Meant to provide fire support to light garrison Stars, the 'Mech carries three LRM-5 launchers and three tons of ammunition.
- Howler 2
- The Howler was redesigned by Clan Steel Viper scientists to improve their light, second-line units. A smaller, Extralight Engine provides the space for four ATM 3s along with two tons of ammunition. Though the 'Mech's running speed is reduced, it uses MASC to accelerate to 130 km/h in short bursts. BV (1.0) = 634, BV (2.0) = 757
- Howler 3 ("Devil")
- Clan Snow Raven scientists refitted many captured Howler 2s with an ER PPC and a Targeting Computer, turning the 'Mech into a sniper. This variant was spotted in the Clan Jade Falcon occupied zone around 3055 by ComStar ROM agents and inaccurately reported in the 1993 Update Flyer as the TZ-1 Devil, which they initially falsely described as a 30-ton 'Mech with significantly higher speed and better armor (but no targeting computer). BV (1.0) = 1,048, BV (2.0) = 1,277
In German products the unit's proper Clan name was perfectly translated to Heuler. The unit's proper Inner Sphere name was also perfectly translated to Pavian.
First appearance of the Baboon from Jade Falcon Sourcebook