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Mercury II

Mercury II
Mercury II
Production information
Manufacturer Clan Wolverine
Production Year 2823[1]
Model MCY-100
Class Medium
Cost 7,924,513 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 40 tons
Chassis Standard
Armor Ferro-Fibrous
Engine 280 XL
Communications System Unknown with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting Tracking System Unknown with Beagle Active Probe
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 119 km/h
Jump Jets Unknown
Armament
BV (2.0) 1,376[2]


DescriptionEdit

The Mercury II is a BattleMech designed by Clan Wolverine. The Not-Named-Clan designed the 'Mech in 2823 during the Clans' early years. The fledgling society built this new design around the existing Mercury, but upgraded it to make it a more effective combatant at the cost of speed. Since the design was produced in the formative years of the Clans, it uses Star League technology.[2]

The Wolverines spared no expense in the production of the Mercury II, including seven and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor, double heat sinks and an XL Engine. Despite this the medium 'Mech is still slower than its lighter antecedent, only managing 119 km/h, though it makes up for that with jump jets that enable it to leap up to 210 meters at a time. The inclusion of a Beagle Active Probe and Guardian ECM Suite make the 'Mech a capable scout.[2]

Clan Coyote claimed their losses on the battlefield during the Not-Named-Clan's annihilation had been acceptable due to capturing a Mercury II. [3].

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

Though the Mercury II is designed to be a scout, it can hold its own in a fight. An ER Large Laser gives it a credible ranged threat, while paired Medium Lasers and Small Lasers make it an effective hunter-killer.[2]

VariantsEdit


Related BattleMechsEdit

  • Mercury - The Mercury II was an enlarged and updated design of the Mercury which was produced near the end of the first Star League.

NotesEdit

  1. MUL online date for Mercury II
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 148, "Mercury II Profile"
  3. Betrayal of Ideals, P. 58, "Asunder"

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