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HCT-3G Hatchetman

HCT-3G Hatchetman

An uncommon Hatchetman modernization of the HCT-3F, in that it avoids extralight fusion engine replacement, the HCT-3G would serve multiple theaters in garrisons throughout the Lyran Commonwealth. Consolidating ranged firepower between an enormous Binary Laser Cannon and a Defiance Industries proven B3L Large Laser, the variant could deploy without resupply for significant durations. Inexplicably, the HCT-3G suffered ferro-fibrous shortages from corrupt political intrigue. Though it could adapt standard armor instead, such practice endangered MechWarrior protection and increased jump jet operation catastrophes. When the issue was exacerbated due to the Military Materiel Redemption Program, many HCT-3G were retired to museum exhibits on gracious worlds they valiantly guarded.

Mass: 45 tons
Chassis: Chariot Type III
Power Plant: GM 180 Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed: 43 kph
Maximum Speed: 64 kph
Jump Jets: Luxor 2/Q
    Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Durallex Super Medium Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1 Hatchet
    1 Defiance B3L Large Laser
    1 Defiance Binary Laser Cannon
Manufacturer: Defiance Industries
    Primary Factory: Hesperus II
Communications System: TharHes Thalia HM-22
Targeting and Tracking System: TharHes Ares-8a

Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Role: Brawler
Battle Value: 1,063
Cost: 3,345,440 C-Bills

Equipment                                                                 Mass
Internal Structure:                                                        4.5
Engine:                               180                                   7
    Walking MP:                        4
    Running MP:                        6
    Jumping MP:                        4
Heat Sinks:                         13 (26)                                 3
Gyro:                                                                       2
Cockpit:                                                                    3
Armor Factor (Ferro-Fibrous):        116                                   6.5
                                   Internal             Armor
                                   Structure            Value
    Head                               3                  9
    Center Torso                      14                 17
    Center Torso (rear)                                   4
    L/R Torso                         11                 14
    L/R Torso (rear)                                      4
    L/R Arm                            7                 11
    L/R Leg                           11                 14

Weapons and Ammo                   Location           Critical            Mass
Hatchet                               RA                  3                 3
Binary Laser Cannon                   RT                  4                 9
Large Laser                           LA                  2                 5
Jump Jets                             RL                  2                 1
Jump Jets                             LL                  2                 1
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