Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
WVR-6R Wolverine (55 tons)
Chassis : Crucis-A
Power Plant : CoreTek 275
Cruise Speed : 54.0 kph (5)
Flank Speed : 86.4 kph (8)
Jump Jets : Northrup 12000
Jump Capacity : 150 m (5)
Armor : Maximillian 60 (Armor Factor 152) : 9.5 tons
Head – 3/8
Center Torso – 18/20
Rear – 8
Right Torso – 13/20
Rear – 6
Left Torso – 13/20
Rear – 6
Right Arm – 9/16
Left Arm – 9/16
Right Leg – 13/16
Left Leg – 13/16
One (1) Whirlwind Autocannon 5 (RA)
Ammo (AC-5) : 20 (RA)
One (1) Harpoon SRM-6 Launcher (LT)
Ammo (SRM) : 15 (LT)
One (1) Magna Mk II Medium Laser (H)
Jump Jets (2 RL, 2 LL, CT)
Communications System : Garret T11-b
Targeting & Tracking System : Sync Tracker (39-42071)
BattleTech Tracking Stats : +1 : 1/1 : n : n : n : 45 : 4 : 21 : 2 : 5 : +4 : n : n
Overview : Conceived as a heavy scout capable of undertaking assignments too dangerous for lighter elements, Kallon Industries’ Wolverine has been produced in prodigious numbers. The design was introduced in 2575 as the newly created Star League Defense Force prepared for its inevitable conflict with the Periphery realms. The Wolverine went on to serve with distinction and was later made available to the League Member States, in whose ranks it remains in service today.
Capabilities : Well armored and relatively fast for its size, the Wolverine’s mobility is enhanced by its Northrup 12000 jump jets. Unfortunately the Northrup jump jets are notoriously under-powered for this role, and must run at close to maximum thrust. Consequently, thermal and mechanical failures are common.
As a scout, the Wolverine is not as heavily armored as many other Mechs in its weight class. Rather, the design emphasizes endurance and survivability. Even with engine damage, its twelve heat sinks can easily handle the heat generated by moving and fighting. Despite a limited scope of its intended role, the Wolverine is able to hold its position as a mainline BattleMEch.
Deployment : A common sight on the battlefields of the Succession Wars, the majority of Wolverines reside within the FWLM, followed closely by the Federated Suns.
Variants : Following the Reunification War, House Kurita did away with the troublesome Northrup 12000 jump jets on their Wolverine production lines. Replacing the autocannon with a large, a medium and a small laser, the WVR-6K carries two additional heat sinks and two tons of extra armor.
The WVR-6M became the mainstay of House Marik’s medium lances during the Succession Wars. By replacing the autocannon with a large and a medium laser, Marik engineers were able to add two extra heat sinks and an additional ton of armor.