Rattler (Mk 1) Mobile Fortress

Anti-AeroSpace Mobile Structure

Description:

Chassis : Fortress
Motive Type : Ground
Tech Base : Inner Sphere

Mass : 4667.50 tons
Structure : Hardened
Size : Seven (7) Hexes

Dimensions :
Length : 90m (3 Hexes)
Width : 90m (3 Hexes)
Height : 43m (5 Levels, plus 2 Levels Motive Systems)

Power System : Fusion
Fuel : N/A
Move Points : 3
Heat Sinks : 176 (32 Hex 1, 20 Hex 2, 32 Hex 3, 20 Hex 4, 2 Hex 5, 32 Hex 6, 20 Hex 7).
Construction Factor : 150
Armor : 150
Cargo : 636 tons (25 tons Hex 1, 180 tons Hex 2, 89 tons Hex 3, 22 tons Hex 4, 22 tons Hex 5, 15 tons Hex 6, 283 tons Hex 7).
Doors : 6 (1 Hex 1, 2 Hex 4, 2 Hex 5, 1 Hex 6).

Light Vehicle Bays : 4 (2 Hex 2, 2 Hex 6).
Jump Infantry Bays : 6 (3 Hex 2, 3 Hex 7).

Escape Pods : 0
Crew : 43 Officers, 42 Crew, 105 Gunners, 177 Bay Personnel.

Notes : 24 Crew Quarters (6 Hex 1, 12 Hex 2, 12 Hex 3, 6 Hex 7) used as double-occupancy officers; 98 Steerage Quarters (12 Hex 1, 22 Hex 2, 25 Hex 3, 14 Hex 6, 25 Hex 7) used as triple-occupancy crew. 1 MASH with two (2) additional theaters (Hex 3); Ten (10) tons Communications Equipment (Hex 3); Two (2) Field Kitchens (Hex 3); Four (4) Lift Hoists (50-tons; 2 Hex 2, 2 Hex 7); Four (4) Arresting Hoists (2 Hex 1, 2 Hex 6).

Hexes 1, 6
One (1) Barracuda (15 Missiles) – (Level 5)
Two (2) Light Machine Guns (Level 2)
Ammo (LMG) – 400 (Level 2)
Two (2) Streak SRM-6 (Level 2)
Ammo (Streak SRM) – 45 (Level 2)
Two (2) LRM-20, plus Artemis (Level 2)
Ammo (LRM) – 60 (Level 2)
One (1) Heavy Autocannon (Level 2)
Ammo (Heavy AC) – 96 (Level 2)
Two (2) Anti-Missile Systems (Level 2)
Ammo (AMS) – 48 (Level 2)

Hexes 2, 7
One (1) Long Tom (Turret)
Ammo (Long Tom) – 200 (Level 2)
One (1) Arrow IV Missile (Turret)
Ammo (Arrow IV) – 60 (Level 2)
Two (2) Streak SRM-6 (Turret)
Ammo (Streak SRM) – 45 (Level 2)
Four (4) Machine Guns (Turret)
Ammo (MG) – 400 (Level 2)
Two (2) Large Pulse Lasers (Turret)
Two (2) Anti-Missile Systems (Level 2)
Ammo (AMS) – 48 (Level 2)

Hexes 3,4,5
One (1) Barracuda (15 Missiles) – (Level 5)
Two (2) Streak SRM-6 (Level 2)
Ammo (Streak SRM) – 45 (Level 2)
Four (4) Machine Guns (Level 2)
Ammo (MG) – 400 (Level 2)
Two (2) Large Pulse Lasers (Level 2)
Two (2) Anti-Missile Systems (Level 2)
Ammo (AMS) – 48 (Level 2)

Bio:

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The original Rattler Mobile Fortress was built at the same time as Jonathan Cameron’s more famous Caspar SDS project. Where the M-5 Drones would patrol space, the Rattler was designed to add flexibility to Castles Brian defenses. No Rattlers are rumored to have survived the liberation of Terra by Kerensky.

The Rattler stood over 40m tall, with motive treads that stand as tall as an AS7-D Atlas. The 90m radial platform is heavily armored and bristling with firepower. Equipped with five (5) Barracuda launchers capable of targeting enemy vessels from orbit to low altitude. Defensive turrets were equipped with Long Tom cannons and Arrow IV artillery systems, and short-range defensive weapons. Hull-mounted, its weapons systems bristled from all sides, making a direct attack on the vehicles costly to any hostile force.

Two (2) companies of jump infantry and four (4) attack VTOLs provide additional protection for the lumbering mobile structures. The Rattler’s greatest strength is the storage modifications made to many Castle’s Brian, allowing the gigantic structures to shelter underground until needed.

Rattler (Mk 1) Mobile Fortress

Battletech : The Farscape Campaign Robling