Talon

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TLN-5V
Talon.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class LIGHT
Weight 35T
Stock Role Scout & Disabler
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 3
Support: 2
Speed 9/14/0
Firepower Max Damage: 95
Max Stability: 20
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 600
Structure: 341
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 66
Alpha: 45
Melee Kick: 35
Punch: 18
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 280
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling +1
Gyro Talon Rugged (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Standard Armor
Left Arm M Laser
M Laser
Right Arm PPC


Description

A simple modification from 2670, this variant replaces the ER PPC with a standard Particle Projection Cannon. This greatly reduces the burden on the cooling system.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Rugged

+50 extra structure points, +65 bonus stability threshold


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


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TLN-5W
Talon.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class LIGHT
Weight 35T
Stock Role Scout & Disabler
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 4
Speed 9/14/0
Firepower Max Damage: 100
Max Stability: 20
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 600
Structure: 341
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 66
Alpha: 60
Melee Kick: 35
Punch: 18
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 280
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling +1
Gyro Talon Rugged (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Standard Armor
Left Arm M Laser
M Laser
Right Arm ER PPC


Description

The Talon was first deployed in 2670 to provide light BattleMech companies much needed long-range firepower and punch. The BattleMech was wildly successful, with sales to the Star League High Command quickly surpassing all other light BattleMechs. The success of the Talon outlived the first Star League, but the BattleMech was never able to flourish during the First Succession War, as the rate of attrition equaled the rate of production. When the Inarcs facility was nuked in 2815, the fate of the Talon was sealed. The last Talon was cannibalized for parts during the first year of the Second Succession War, 2830.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Rugged

+50 extra structure points, +65 bonus stability threshold


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


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TLN-5Z
Talon.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class LIGHT
Weight 35T
Stock Role Scout & Disabler
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Energy: 2
Support: 3
Speed 8/12/0
Firepower Max Damage: 90
Max Stability: 0
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 625
Structure: 341
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 60
Alpha: 50
Melee Kick: 35
Punch: 18
Stock Equipment
Engine Light Engine
Core 245
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Talon Rugged (Fixed)
Structure Endo-Steel Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Head C3 Slave
Right Torso Heat Sink (D)
Left Arm ER L Laser
Right Arm ER L Laser


Description

This variant replaces the engine with a Light Engine that can only propel the Talon up to 119 km/h, but is cheaper and more durable. The 5Z also makes use of an Endo Steel chassis and Ferro-Fibrous armor to make up the difference in mass. The armament is replaced with a pair of arm-mounted ER Large Lasers, though the loss of a heat sink forces the MechWarrior to carefully manage his or her heat. A C3 Slave Unit is included so that the Talon can be incorporated into a C3 lance. This variant proved unpopular in the Lyran Alliance, so Blackstone exports it to the Draconis Combine and Federated Suns.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Rugged

+50 extra structure points, +65 bonus stability threshold


Pilot Affinity: Zippy

15% boost to sprint speed!


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