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Quasimodo

This article is about the Dark Age era BattleMech. For the BattleMech which was renamed in German products to 'Quasimodo', see Hunchback.
Quasimodo
Quasimodo
Production information
Manufacturer Kali Yama - Alphard Trading Corporation[1][2]
Production Year 3140[3]
Model QSM-3D[1][2]
Class Medium
Introduced 3140
Cost 15,855,544
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 55 tons
Chassis Crucis Type V Endo Steel[1][2]
Armor Durallex Tensile-4 with Kallon Nimbus Blue Shield Particle Field Damper[1][2]
Engine Hermes 275 XL[1][2]
Communications System Omicron 4002 Networking Channel[1][2]
Targeting Tracking System TRSS Eagle Eye[1][2]
Heat Sinks 14 Double Heat Sinks[1][2]
Speed 86[1][2] km/h (97[1][2] km/h with TSM)
Jump Jets 5[1][2]
Armament

3x Medium VSP Lasers[1][2]
2x ER Medium Lasers[1][2]
1x ER Small Laser[1][2]

BV (2.0) 1,575[1][4]


DescriptionEdit

A product of the Kendall BattleMech factory rebuilt as a collaborative project between Kali Yama and the Alphard Trading Corporation, the Quasimodo was intended from the outset to be the next generation of the venerable Hunchback 'Mech.[1][2]

The designers of the Quasimodo echoed a number of elements from variants of the Hunchback, including Rawlings 45 Jump Jets to allow the design to jump as well as a weapons load reminiscent of the HBK-4P Hunchback, but they weren't limited by what had come before. The Quasimodo was ten percent heavier than its progenitor, and incorporated Triple-Strength Myomers, a Blue Shield Particle Field Damper and a Full-Head Ejection System.[1][2]

The Quasimodo debuted in the arena on Solaris VII, where the medium 'Mech defeated a Hellstar, demonstrating the ability of a superior pilot and a well-designed machine to triumph over a much heavier 'Mech piloted by an inferior pilot.[1][2]

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

The Quasimodo mounts an all-energy loadout, with a trio of Diverse Optics Type 47V Medium Variable-Speed Pulse Lasers in the right torso, a Magna Mk. VI Extended-Range Medium Laser in each arm and a Magna Mk. IV Extended-Range Small Laser in the head.[1][2]

VariantsEdit

As of 3145 no variants of the Quasimodo had been introduced to service.[1][2]

Related BattleMechsEdit

Hunchback - the Quasimodo was created to act as the Free Worlds League's equivalent to the venerable Hunchback.

Design QuirksEdit

The Quasimodo was not subject to any Design Quirks.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 30-31, "QSM-3D Quasimodo"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Technical Readout: 3150, p. 156-157, "QSM-3D Quasimodo"
  3. online date for the Quasimodo
  4. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 253

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