Weight: 40 ton Chassis: Kell Reinforced 270 - Endo Power Plant: Pitban 280 XL Cruising Speed: 75 Maximum Speed: 118 Armor: Durallex Super Medium (6.5 tons) Armament: 2 PPC: (Donal) 3 AMS: (Unknown), 4 shots each Manufacturer: Free Worlds Defense Industries Primary Factory: Gibson Communications System: Dynatec 1122 Targeting and Tracking System: Datacom 50
The Free Worlds League, currently the only producer of the Cicada, has given this design increasing priority in recent years. The availability of recovered technology - in this case the XL engine - has let to several new models, the most well known are the initial 3M - with the new Ultra-5 Autocannon, and the later 3F - with an endo steel frame, freezers, an Extended-Range PPC, full jump, and improved armor.
Known Variants - 3T:
A less well known variant is the 3T, based on the 3F and a previous experimental model the 3C. As the Free World League never had extensive standard PPC factories, the 3C never took of, as the whole PPC output was used on Awesomes. Now, with the planned upgrade of the Awesome to Er-PPCs, a limited run of the 3T was produced. The 3Cs leg mounted machine guns were replaced by anti-missile systems, and a third AMS was installed in the head. By using a mixture of the 3C and 3F (each carrying a PPC in a different side torso), twin standard PPCs could be installed.
Technology Base: - Inner Sphere - Level 2 Equipment Mass Internal Structure: Endo-Steel 7LA,7RA 2.0 Engine: XL 280 8.0 Walking MP: 7 Running MP: 11 Jumping MP: - Heat Sinks: DHS 11 1.0 Gyro: Standard 3.0 Cockpit: Normal 2.0 Armor Factor: Ferro-Fibro 116 6.5 IS Armor Head 3 9 Center Torso __ 15 Center Torso(rear) 6 R/L Torso __ 15 4FF each R/L Torso(rear) 5 R/L Arm __ 8 3FF each R/L Leg __ 15 Weapons and Ammo Location Size Mass PPC LT 3 7.0 PPC RT 3 7.0 AMS Ammo CT 1 1.0 AMS LL 1 0.5 AMS RL 1 0.5 AMS HD 1 0.5