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HBK-4T Hunchback

HBK-4T Hunchback

First seen on Midale by DMI operatives in 3135, the HBK-4T became a prevailing enigma. Why would foreign benefactors provide modified Hunchback to the Taurian Concordat? Equally important: who provided them? The Lyran Commonwealth and Clan Sea Fox often atop the conspirator list, though no one can realistically explain how either benefit from the arrangement. Taurus Territorial Industries insist the idea was a domestic endeavor, though fail to provide conclusive evidence. These mysteries overshadow the HBK-4T itself, acknowledged as an adequate indirect fire BattleMech in military circles. It mounts the fearsome Telos ThunderShot Thunderbolt, enjoying twice the effective range of a factory issue Kali Yama Big Bore, without sacrificing firepower. Target Acquisition Gear allows the Hunchback to rain additional destruction from distant allies.

Mass: 50 tons
Chassis: Crucis Type V
Power Plant: Nissan 200 Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed: 43 kph
Maximum Speed: 64 kph
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: None
Armor: Starshield with CASE
Armament:
    2 Hellion-V Medium Lasers
    1 Telos ThunderShot Thunderbolt 20 Launcher
Manufacturer: Colonial Tractors
    Primary Factory: Fronc
Communications System: Omicron 4002 Networking Channel
Targeting and Tracking System: TRSS Eagle Eye with Target Acquisition Gear

Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Role: Missile Boat
Battle Value: 1,288
Cost: 4,102,000 C-Bills

Equipment                                                                 Mass
Internal Structure:                                                         5
Engine:                               200                                  8.5
    Walking MP:                        4
    Running MP:                        6
    Jumping MP:                        0
Heat Sinks:                         10 (20)                                 0
Gyro:                                                                       2
Cockpit:                                                                    3
Armor Factor:                         160                                  10
                                   Internal             Armor
                                   Structure            Value
    Head                               3                  9
    Center Torso                      16                 26
    Center Torso (rear)                                   5
    L/R Torso                         12                 20
    L/R Torso (rear)                                      4
    L/R Arm                            8                 16
    L/R Leg                           12                 20

Weapons and Ammo                   Location           Critical            Mass
Medium Laser                          RA                  1                 1
Thunderbolt-20                        RT                  5                15
TAG                                   HD                  1                 1
Thunderbolt-20 (Ammo) 9               LT                  3                 3
CASE                                  LT                  1                0.5
Medium Laser                          LA                  1                 1

Variant: HBK-5T Hunchback

Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Role: Missile Boat
Battle Value: 1,478
Cost: 4,741,375 C-Bills

Equipment                                                                 Mass
Internal Structure:                                                         5
Engine:                               200                                  8.5
    Walking MP:                        4
    Running MP:                        6
    Jumping MP:                        4
Heat Sinks:                         10 (20)                                 0
Gyro:                                                                       2
Cockpit:                                                                    3
Armor Factor (Heavy Ferro):           158                                   8
                                   Internal             Armor
                                   Structure            Value
    Head                               3                  9
    Center Torso                      16                 24
    Center Torso (rear)                                   5
    L/R Torso                         12                 20
    L/R Torso (rear)                                      4
    L/R Arm                            8                 16
    L/R Leg                           12                 20

Weapons and Ammo                   Location           Critical            Mass
ER Medium Laser                       RA                  1                 1
Thunderbolt-20                        RT                  5                15
TAG                                   HD                  1                 1
Thunderbolt-20 (Ammo) 9               LT                  3                 3
CASE                                  LT                  1                0.5
ER Medium Laser                       LA                  1                 1
Jump Jets                             RL                  2                 1
Jump Jets                             LL                  2                 1
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