Cicada

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CDA-2A
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Harasser
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 6
Support: 2
Speed 10/15/0
Firepower Max Damage: 55
Max Stability: 0
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 320
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 40
Alpha: 25
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine Standard Engine
Core 320
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (SHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Standard Armor
Center Torso S Laser
Left Torso M Laser
Right Torso M Laser


Description

In all honesty, Cicadas as a rule are very fragile. The 2A model was designed to be as fast as any light 'Mech, but that massive engine leaves little room for much else. Still, if you use it cautiously, it can be a successful scout and diversion.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-2B
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Harasser
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 6
Support: 2
Speed 10/15/0
Firepower Max Damage: 45
Max Stability: 0
Max Heat: 10
Durability Armor: 280
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 40
Alpha: 20
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine Standard Engine
Core 320
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (SHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Standard Armor
Center Torso Flamer
Left Torso M Laser
Right Torso M Laser


Description

A swap out of the 2A's Small Laser and half a ton of armor for a Flamer, this 'Mech can be quickly maneuvered in to heat up an opponent that is already having issues.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-2PA
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Harasser
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 3
Support: 3
Speed 10/15/0
Firepower Max Damage: 105
Max Stability: 0
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 280
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 40
Alpha: 39
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine Jury-Rigged XL Engine
Core 320
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (SHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Standard Armor
Head Life Support
Life Support
Sensors
Sensors
Center Torso L Chem Laser
Left Torso Ammo Chemical Laser
L Chem Laser
Right Torso Ammo Chemical Laser
L Chem Laser


Description

A new Periphery Armory, Inc design, the Cicada-2PA is a fast, evasive, and surprisingly powerful design. Armed with a simple triad of Large Chemical Lasers that are fed by two tons of ammunition, the CDA-2PA packs a heck of a whollop against unsuspecting enemies, making it a fantastic flanking mech. However, this comes at the cost of fragility, as the design is not well armored and has a very fragile Jury-Rigged XL engine for power.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-3C
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Sniper
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 4
Energy: 1
Support: 4
Speed 9/13/0
Firepower Max Damage: 65
Max Stability: 22
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 320
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 44
Alpha: 27
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine Standard Engine
Core 280
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (SHS)
E-Cooling +1
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Standard Armor
Center Torso Ammo MG
Left Torso MG
Right Torso MG
PPC


Description

The Cicada 3C is slightly slower than the 2A but has more room for weaponry and armor. It still generally under performs in most areas except speed, but it can put up more of a fight, with better survival rates.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-3F
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Harasser
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 6
Support: 4
Speed 10/15/8
Firepower Max Damage: 100
Max Stability: 20
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 580
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 60
Alpha: 60
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 320
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Endo-Steel Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Left Torso ER PPC
M Laser
Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)
Right Torso M Laser
Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)
Left Leg Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)
Right Leg Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)


Description

The -3F Cicada is one of the most advanced versions of this 'Mech and is a cross between the -2A and -3C variants. It carries a powerful ER PPC as its main weapon while still carrying the Medium Lasers of the -2A. To carry this weight and to make room for the massive number of Jump Jets the -3F carries it makes use of an XL engine.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-3G
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Harasser
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 4
Support: 4
Speed 10/15/8
Firepower Max Damage: 85
Max Stability: 0
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 625
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 60
Alpha: 45
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 320
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Endo-Steel Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Left Torso ER L Laser
M Laser
Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)
Right Torso Beagle Probe
M Laser
Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)
Left Leg Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)
Right Leg Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)


Description

Based off of the same chassis as the 3F, the 3G was introduced in 3056 to transform the chassis into a more dedicated recon platform. It trades in the PPC for an ER Large Laser, a Beagle Active Probe, and additional armor.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-3M
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Harasser
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 1
Energy: 5
Support: 4
Speed 10/15/0
Firepower Max Damage: 95
Max Stability: 10
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 320
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 60
Alpha: 36
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 320
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Standard Armor
Center Torso S Pulse
Left Torso M Laser
UAC/5
Right Torso CASE
M Laser
Ammo UAC/5


Description

The 3M upgrade of this older BattleMech uses some of the best Star League technology available. It uses an extralight version of the same Pitban 320 engine, freeing up extra space to upgrade the small laser to a Small Pulse Laser and adding an Ultra Autocannon/5 to the left torso as well as carrying a pair of medium lasers while retaining the Cicada's classic extreme speed.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-3S
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Sniper
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Missile: 4
Speed 9/13/0
Firepower Max Damage: 120
Max Stability: 30
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 485
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 40
Alpha: 30
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 280
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (SHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Endo-Steel Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Head FCS Artemis IV
Left Torso Ammo LRM ARTIV
LRM15
Right Torso Guardian ECM
Ammo LRM ARTIV
Ammo LRM ARTIV
LRM15


Description

A somewhat unusual design produced by Gibson Federated, this fire support variant is a favoured choice of many mercenary commands. Refitting a standard 2A with a smaller 280 rated XL Engine, Gibson Federated managed to mount a pair of Artemis IV enhanced LRM Launchers with 3 tons of ammunition. Should an enemy get close enough to return fire, the mech carries an advanced Guardian ECM suite and a full ton of additional armour, dramatically increasing it's survival chances.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-4G
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Harasser
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 3
Missile: 2
Speed 10/15/0
Firepower Max Damage: 158
Max Stability: 48
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 535
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 60
Alpha: 54
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 320
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Endo-Steel Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Left Torso Streak SRM6
Right Torso CASE
Ammo Streak SRM
Ammo Streak SRM
Streak SRM6
Left Arm ER M Laser
Right Arm ER M Laser


Description

A rare Marik upgrade of the Cicada, the -4G gives the old mech a new twist. Built around a XL engine, the -4G saves even more weight with Ferro-Fibrous armor and an Endo-Steel structure. It puts that weight towards a pair each of Streak SRM-6s and ER Medium Lasers. The remaining tonnage is spent on two tons of CASE'd ammo and some extra armor to protect the fragile XL engine.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-TF
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Scout & Harasser
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 4
Support: 4
Speed 9/14/0
Firepower Max Damage: 80
Max Stability: 0
Max Heat: 20
Durability Armor: 840
Structure: 336
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 60
Alpha: 59
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine XXL Engine
Core 300
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Cicada Easy to Pilot (Fixed)
Structure Endo-Steel Structure (Fixed)
Armor Hardened Armor
Center Torso ER S Laser
Left Torso Haywire M Laser
Haywire M Laser
Right Torso Haywire M Laser
Haywire M Laser


Special Note: The Cicada CDA-TF is a custom Community Content 'mech.

Description

The Cicada CDA-TF is often called 'That F***ing Cicada' thanks to its extreme hardened armor and general all around durability, which has not made it any friends on the battlefield. The weaponry is paltry, a quartet of specialized Medium Lasers and an ER Small Laser and the mech is slower than other Cicadas while having a massive XXL engine for power, but the maxed-out hardened armor for the frame keeps it in the fight longer than it should be.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Easy To Pilot

+20% walking distance


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


Factions


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CDA-X5
Cicada.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 40T
Stock Role Custom Prototype
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 4
Missile: 2
Speed 10/15/0
Firepower Max Damage: 112
Max Stability: 16
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 670
Structure: 403
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 78
Alpha: 52
Melee Kick: 40
Punch: 20
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 330 (Fixed)
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling +3
Gyro CDA-X5 Reinforced Structure (Fixed)
Structure Endo-Steel Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Left Torso M Laser
SRM2
Right Torso M Laser
SRM2
Left Arm M Laser
Right Arm M Laser
Left Leg Ammo SRM
Right Leg Ammo SRM


Description

The X5 is an interesting oddity in the world of low-tonnage medium mechs. Based on the relatively new CDA-3M chassis, it fields a slightly larger VOX 330 engine as opposed to the 3M's Pitban 320. The weapons loadout has also been altered, turning the X5 into an incredibly quick and deadly skirmisher with more than twice the firepower of the original 2A. Unfortunately, the greatly increased cost of construction and an occasionally-flaky experimental SRM ammunition feed led to a variant with literally no buyers. This one is a little banged up, apparently from falling out the back of a Leopard during transport, but can be incredibly deadly in the hands of a pilot that can handle its speed.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Reinforced Structure

+20% total structure


Mech Quirk: Hero Mech

+1 accuracy with ranged weapons, -6 heat at the end of the turn, +2 increased resolve gain


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


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The CDA-X5 can only be found as an enemy duelist in Game Worlds contracts.


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