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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Zeus ZEU-11HG
Designer:           Sleeping Dragon
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            80
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Civil War / 3066
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         15,323,400 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,942

Structure:            Endo Steel
Power Plant:          320 Light Fusion
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Standard
    2 ER Medium Lasers
    1 Heavy Gauss Rifle
    1 LRM 15
    1 ER PPC
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    With proverbial obsession with big guns few elements in Lyran High command showed their
    power by pressing the idea of Zeus carrying heavy gauss rifle to reality. The mech is much
    more expensive and is far from trouble free, but it clearly demonstrates the might of Lyran
    bureaucracy. Five months after first of new ZEU-11HGs passed it's combat trials there was
    minor "Zeus Affair" that kept Lyrand press busy for two months, until more powerful members
    of group that stood behind pressing the mech to service put those less powerful in the wrong
    and quickly get rid of all proofs and hints of their involvement in the affair.

    With the only specifications for new design being something like: "It must be Zeus, carry
    HGR and spare no expense..." the designers decided to make the modifications that look more
    expensive on paper than they really are and split the profits with commission that approved
    the mech. This later cost them their jobs and belongings too.
    To make room for something as heavy as Hammerfist Heavy Gauss Rifle, it was decided that
    11HG Zeus will carry light fusion engine and Endo steel internal structure that will spare
    enough tonnage to allow incorporation of such a bulky piece of equipment. HGR rests in place
    where large laser was previously placed and mammoth loading mechanism for 240 kg weighting
    tungsten-steel shells fills central torso. ER PPC and LRM 15 remained from the other
    variants, but thanks to the HGR there isn't enough space to install Artemis IV for LRMs.
    Despite the fact that the mech is equipped with double heat sinks and carries ammo based
    weapons the mech can have heat problems, because of Defiance 1001 ER PPC that can produce
    great amounts of heat. Ammo load for mech's weapons, especially the HGR, was deemed
    insufficient. Some pilots who were assigned to 11HG replaced one ton of LRM ammo with HGR
    shells to allow main weapon to last longer. Another problem is with light armor. With only
    few additional plates added to protect side torsos  the mech doesn't have greater armor
    protection than old 6S model.

    ZEU-11S production was halted and will not continue until everything will be cleared and
    commission of inquiry will view all evidence. Only four ZEU-11HGs were produced so far.
    Notable 'Mechs and MechWarriors
    Kommandant Uwe Fleury is the highest rank military person, that was found guilty in Zeus
    Affair. His whereabouts are currently unknown, but tracks are said to lead to periphery or
    some powerful people in influential circles of Lyran high command. Uwe is said to have one
    of mechs that ruined his career with him.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 4.00                     
Engine:                                  320 Light Fusion             17.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  4.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  192                    12.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      25             26       
    Center Torso (rear):                               9       
    R/L Torso:                         17             22       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  6       
    R/L Arm:                           13             22       
    R/L Leg:                           17             24       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
CASE                                                      RT                1          0.50             
ER Medium Laser                                           RT                1          1.00             
ER Medium Laser                                         RT (R)              1          1.00             
Heavy Gauss Rifle (Ammo 12)                               RT                3          3.00             
LRM 15 (Ammo 16)                                          RT                2          2.00             
CASE                                                      LT                1          0.50             
Heavy Gauss Rifle                                       LT/CT               11        18.00             
LRM 15                                                    RA                3          7.00             
ER PPC                                                    LA                3          7.00