BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Cadet
Tech: Clan / 3012
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Standard design
Mass: 45 tons
Chassis: Type 56-45C Modified Endo Steel
Power Plant: 225 RFUM Fusion
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: 5 Clan Light Series Mk. II Standard Jump Jets
   Jump Capacity: 150 meters
Armor Type: Forging C629/j Standard
2 Series 2b ER Medium Lasers
4 Type VII Rotary Cannon Machine Guns
1 Mk. 46 Type II LRM 10
1 Clan Series 4d Standard SRM 6
1 Series 6b ER Large Laser
1 Series 1 ER Small Laser
Manufacturer:    Hector MechWorks Facility Alpha
   Location:    Hector
Communications System:    Garret T10B
Targeting & Tracking System: Hunter (7) Dedicated TTS


         The Cadet is a design that is almost as old as the Clans. The design came about was designed in response to a request by the Khans of Clan Diamond Shark for a new mech meant to help train new warriors for the ever expanding sibkos that were taking shape all across clan space. Also, it fullfilled a secondary role as a cheap garrison trooper design to fill out solahma units.
       The Cadet so far, has lived up to it's design parameters quite well, as the mech has been distrubuted to just about every Clan in some numbers, either through purchase from the Sharks, or through Trial of Possession. However, other than Clan Diamond Shark, only Clan Coyote, Snow Raven and Blood Spirit produce new Cadets.



     The Cadet was based off of the old SLDF Chameleon, of which every clan had in some supply left over from the Exodus, even with the ruinous losses of the Pentagon Civil War. But, with newer weapons technology coming into being, and the Chamelons getting older and no new parts being made for them on the Pentagon worlds, there was a need for a "new Chameleon" .

   The Diamond Sharks were the first to see the need, and they responded with the upgrade in 3012. First, they shaved 5 tons off of the Chameleon's weight, which improved ease of production. They also utilized a weapons fit of (then) tried and true systems mainly picked for their reliability and ease of maintinance.

   It was felt a Standard Engine would keep costs down, and in the resource-poor Pentagon worlds, this was appealing to the Diamond Sharks, even with their relative wealth, but the designers did add Endo Steel, as it did not add as much to the final unit cost, for a significant weight savings. As for weapons, a mix of missile, projectile and beam weapons were chosen so as to allow the prospective mechwarrior the opportunity to train with all types of systems available. Also, the mech was fitted with Jump Jets to allow mobility training, as well as to give it some utility in combat.


       The Cadet has been a popular training mech in many a tourman for decades, the mech has been a boon to many of the poorer clans as well, allowing them to fill out solhama clusters relatively easily. In Clan Blood Spirit, the mech is even used in a front line role, as the mech is a very versitile trooper mech, even as a second line design.

Type/Model: Cadet
Mass: 45 tons
Equipment:   Crits Mass
Internal Structure: 75 pts Endo Steel 7 2.50
   (Endo Steel Loc: 3 LA, 3 RA, 1 LT)
Engine: 225 6 10.00
   Walking MP: 5    
   Running MP: 8    
   Jumping MP: 5    
Heat Sinks: 10 Double [20] 2 .00
   (Heat Sink Loc: 1 RT)
Gyro:   4 3.00
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA+H, R: Sh+UA+LA+H 16 .00
Armor Factor: 153 pts Standard 0 10.00

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 3 9
  Center Torso: 14 21
  Center Torso (Rear):   7
  L/R Side Torso: 11 16/16
  L/R Side Torso (Rear):   6/6
  L/R Arm: 7 14/14
  L/R Leg: 11 22/22

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 ER Medium Laser RA 5   1 1.00
1 Machine Gun RA 0 100 2 .75
   (Ammo Loc: 1 LT)
1 ER Medium Laser LA 5   1 1.00
1 Machine Gun LA 0   1 .25
1 LRM 10 RT 4 12 2 3.50
   (Ammo Loc: 1 RT)
1 Machine Gun RT 0   1 .25
1 SRM 6 LT 4 15 2 2.50
   (Ammo Loc: 1 LT)
1 Machine Gun LT 0   1 .25
1 ER Large Laser CT 12   1 4.00
1 ER Small Laser HD 2   1 .50
5 Standard Jump Jets:     5 2.50
   (Jump Jet Loc: 1 CT, 2 LL, 2 RL)
TOTALS:   32   58 45.00
Crits & Tons Left:       20 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 4,702,278 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,590
Cost per BV: 2,957.41
Weapon Value: 1,279 / 1,279 (Ratio = .80 / .80)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 26; MRDmg = 15; LRDmg = 8
BattleForce2: MP: 5J,   Armor/Structure: 4/4
    Damage PB/M/L: 4/3/1,   Overheat: 2
    Class: MM,   Point Value: 16

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