Daedalus GTX2

Heavy Logistics Mech


Daedalus GTX2 IndustrialMech (60 tons)

Chassis : MF-Quad Utility Classic

Power Plant : GM 240 Fusion
Cruise Speed : 43.2 kph (4)
Flank Speed : 65.3 kph (6)
Jump Jets : None
Jump Capacity : None
Heat Sinks : 10

Armor : MF-Heavy Industrial (Armor Factor 152) : 9.5 tons
Head – 3/9
Center Torso – 20/22
Rear – 7
Right Torso – 14/14
Rear – 5
Left Torso – 14/14
Rear – 5
Right (Front) Leg – 14/19
Left (Front) Leg -14/19
Right (Rear) Leg – 14/19
Left (Rear) Leg – 14/19

Armament :
Daedalus A “Stevedore”
Two (2) Lift Hoists (RT, LT)
Fifteen (15) Cargo Bays (8xRT, 7xLT)

Daedalus B “Navvy”
Two (2) Lift Hoists (RT, LT)
One (1) Rock-Cutter (RT)
One (1) Backhoe (LT)
Five (5) Cargo Bays (3xRT, 2 LT)

Daedalus C “Militarized”
Four (4) Machine Guns (2xRFL, 2xLFL)
Ammo (MG) : 200 (RT)
Four (4) Rocket-Launchers-PP-20 (OS) : (2xRT, 2xLT)
Two (2) Medium Lasers (2xCT)
One (1) Chainsaw (RT)
One (1) Backhoe (LT)

Manufacturer : Mason Farquarson, Terra (Terran Hegemony).
Communications System : None
Targeting & Tracking System : None

BattleTech Tracking Stats : -1 : 1/4 : y : y : y : 360 : 7 : As Weapon : 4 : 9 : +2 : n : n.

Notes : -



Overview : Designed as a multi-role utility Mech that could operate in a wide variety of environments, the Mason Farquarson “Daedalus” was a common sight in the Terran Hegemony. The SLDF Corps of Engineers employed numerous models to facilitate their construction of field bases (and no small number of fortification) and were popular among its logistics services.

Capabilities : The Daedalus was built as a rugged, flexible and stable (thanks to its quad design) utility Mech. While not easily customizable, it could be easily configured into any of a dozen basic loadouts. Two in particular dominated the Star League; a cargo hauler model, the Stevedore (used extensively in starports to offload DropShip cargoes), and the Navvy (a general purpose construction Mech).

The cargo pods of the Stevedore could easily transport up to fifteen tons of goods of all types, though usually munitions. Its pods were pressurized and heated, facilitating the transport of delicate (and possibly live) cargoes across the harshest of terrains; in the deserts or uplands of planets, such protected transportation provides a vital supply lifeline.

The Navvy was a common sight in colony worlds, with its broad range of construction equipment allowing it to operate in a range of construction niches. A team of such Mechs could swiftly clear terrain or assemble buildings – or take them apart – as the bloody clashes of the frontier often demonstrated.

Deployment : While popular in the Terran Hegemony, few copies survived the initial Successor Wars, and no examples are known to have survived to the present day. Mason Farquarson did not survive the Succession Wars either.

Variants : With the start of the Succession Wars, the population armed themselves with whatever they had to hand. WorkMechs were often militarized, and the Daedalus was a particular favorite for this because of its ease of adaptability. While there were as many versions as there were factions, the most numerous was the Militarized version depicted above. The variant added quad MGs, and twin MLs, making them a formidable anti-infantry platform. Additionally, they mounted a battery of rockets, providing a cheap and disposable long-range anti-armor firepower, useful for softening targets for other machines to follow-up. The militarized version of the Daedalus was no match for a true BattleMech, but en masse could cause considerable damage, particularly against forces weakened by other combat and striking into enemy lines, or in an urban environment where attackers had limited maneuverability.

Daedalus GTX2

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