Viewing BattleMech Unit
    Overview |  Distribution |  Battle Value |  Cost |  Availability  | Reviews   
Design Overview
Generate a file in     format  
                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Battlemaster BLR-3SR
Designer:           Marcus Smythe
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            85
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Clan Invasion / 3058
Rules (Current):    Tournament Legal
Rules (Era):        Tournament Legal
Rules (Year):       Tournament Legal
Total Cost:         9,246,793 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,928

Structure:            Endo Steel
Power Plant:          340 Fusion
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Standard
Armament:             
    6 Medium Lasers
    2 Streak SRM 6s
    1 ER PPC
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

================================================================================================
Overview:
    After the initial success of the Reforged Archer, Smithforge designers turned their eyes on
    an iconic, but relatively rare, design.  Hollis Incorporated retained all of its original
    tooling and design documents, and proved willing to license the design and specifications
    for a percentage of any profit shown.

Capabilities:
    The Reforged Battlemaster is, like most Reforged machines, an example of 'the Same, only
    Moreso'.  This makes it easy for the destination units and pilots to slot a Reforged machine
    into a similar role as its predecessor.  As such, the Reforged Battlemaster is visually
    almost identical to its 2600's era Star-League predecessor, with only the remounted forward
    Medium Lasers and second SRM Launcher (coupled with the loss of the lighter armament) to
    distinguish it to casual observation.
    
    Under the hood, the lighter orbital-spun 'Endo Steel' structure, as well as the removal of
    the Machine Guns, allows sufficient spare tonnage to replace the classic 'Holly 6' SRM
    Launcher with a pair of Guided Technologies 2nd Gen Streak-6 Launchers, locally produced
    under license.  Magna Metals 'Hellstar' PPCs were reverse enginnered to allow the designers
    to apply the same focusing improvements (and heat production detriments!) to the original
    Battlemaster's unusual, double-barreled PPC.
    
    The real advantage is in the incorporation of the new Double Heat Sinks.  Seventeen Freezers
    do not allow the new machine to freely fire all weapons at all times, but with the heat
    efficiency of the Streak SRMs, judicious firing decisions allow the -3SR to maintain a
    volume of fire shocking to anyone who expected the original.

Variants:
    No variants are currently in production.  One discussed variant involves replacing the heavy
    standard engine with the Extra Light versions common on the rest of the Reforged Mech Range,
    and using the recovered mass to improve the number of heat sinks as well as mount a second
    ER Particle Cannon.  However, doing so would violate certain agreements signed with Aurelia
    Song, the Hollis Incorporated Legal Director, and so most plans for future variants were put
    on hold.  The current president of Smithforge was quoted as saying "This is why we can't
    have nice things."

================================================================================================
Equipment                                                             Mass                      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 4.50                     
Engine:                                     340 Fusion                27.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         17 [34]                   7.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  4.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  263                    16.50                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      27             44       
    Center Torso (rear):                              10       
    R/L Torso:                         18             29       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  7       
    R/L Arm:                           14             28       
    R/L Leg:                           18             36       

================================================================================================
Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 Medium Lasers                                           RT                3          3.00             
Streak SRM 6                                              RT                2          4.50             
Streak SRM 6 (Ammo 15)                                    RT                1          1.00             
3 Medium Lasers                                           LT                3          3.00             
Streak SRM 6                                              LT                2          4.50             
ER PPC                                                    RA                3          7.00