Thread in 'Shadow Hawk' started by Michael, Jun 26, 2013.
So we get the 2H, we already know that.... but which other ones do you think we will get?
I think the ECM variant would be nice.
SHD-5S - The 5S is a variant of the 5M used by the Special Forces. It replaces all standard weapons with one Large Laser, one Medium Pulse Laser and four Medium Lasers. In addition, it carries a Beagle Active Probe in the right torso, while an Guardian ECM Suite is installed in the left torso. Its left arm is also equipped with a TAG, while its head contains a cargo space. It is armored by eleven and a half tons of standard armor.
I think the SHD-2Hb would fit pretty well. Sounds like a good brawler, with 2 MLas, a LB 10-X AC and 2 SSRM2. Could be quite expensive though, as it has DHS, Endo Steel and Ferro-Fibrous Armour.
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Oh, how nice. The Phoenix comes with luggage racks on his shoulders so he can have a picnic after mopping up the baddies!
Somehow I am exited about the 5M. The possibility of a medium providing LRM support might change my unit's stratey for organized / arranged drops a bit. We'll see.
Ya im pretty stoked about all of em man. They may just be the mediums we've been needing.
The 5M looks like the most exciting in the package... Unless the 2H also includes the LB-5X and ERMLas... Now that would be an awesome surprise.
A recon and strike BattleMech developed during the Golden Age, the Shadow Hawk is a powerful fusion of maneuverability and firepower. With long-range missiles and class-5 autocannon for ranged combat, and SRMs and lasers for close in work, the Shadow Hawk outguns many BattleMechs in its weight class. Jump Jets enhance an already speedy BattleMechs ability to bring its guns to bear and keep better-armed enemies at range. A superior BattleMech for commanding a reconnaissance company or serving as a spotter for heavy and assault lances, the Shadow Hawk is a proven and capable design that has served with distinction for more than five centuries.
The Shadow Hawk as mentioned above carries a varied, but effective, mix of weapons. Primary among them is the Armstrong J11 Autocannon/5. This weapon as well as the Holly LRM-5 launcher provide the Shadow Hawk with good long range striking capabilities. When the Shadow Hawk closes to shorter ranges it can bring to bear its Holly SRM-2 launcher and its Martell Medium Laser which can generally finish off most 'Mechs of its own weight class or smaller that might have survived the mixed autocannon and LRM fire.
The -2D looks to increase the close range capabilities of the Shadow Hawk at great cost to its armor. The -2D reduces the armor protection by five tons and adds a second SRM-2 launcher and an additional Medium Laser. The -2D2 is an upgrade of the -2D Shadow Hawk. This upgrade changes the SRM-2 launchers to Streak SRM-2s and carries a total of six and a half tons of armor. Otherwise, it is identical to the -2D Shadow Hawk.
The -5M Shadow Hawk is the first complete overhaul and upgrade of the design. The chassis has been upgraded with Endo Steel, the engine is an extralight version, and the weapons load has undergone an almost complete renovation. The 'Mech uses double heat sinks, carries ten and a half tons of armor with CASE, and is armed with an Ultra Autocannon/5, LRM-20 launcher, Streak SRM-2, and a Medium Laser. In addition, the jumping distance is now a full 150 meters.
RA: 1 Energy
RT: 2 Missile
CT: 1 Missile
LT: 1 Ballistic, 1 AMS
LA: 1 Energy
Head: 1 Missile
RA: 2 Energy
RT: 1 Missile
LT: 2 Ballistic, 1 AMS
Head: 1 Missile
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