RIN-1S Rhino

Weight: 55 ton
Chassis: Unknown
Power Plant: Standard 220
Cruising Speed: 43
Maximum Speed: 64.5
Jump Jets: Leviathan Lifters
  Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: StarSlab/3 
  1 Autocannon/20
  4 Small Lasers
Manufacturer: Defiance Industries
Primary Factory: Hesperus
Communications System: Dalban Commline
Targeting and Tracking System: Dalban Urban

The Rhino is a rare mech, produced in the Lyrian Commonwealth. Although sometimes used in the Steiner military, its main fame lies with the fact that Loki uses it for 'crowd-control' during 'unwanted protests'.

The low and squat Rhino carries a huge AC/20 autocannon on its left arm, and every effort was taken to show its size. It is often compared with the Hunchback, but the improved rear armor, jump capability and arm mounted weapon make it a better mech. The 4 small lasers are used for 'minor crowd control' and can also be used to destroy mech components, once the AC/20 has removed the armor. Although the ordenance is stored in the safest (statistically) locations, it is not uncommon for mech pilots to load only 2 rounds in the head magazine, or even leave it empty. The feeder itself first empties the head magazine and then alternates between the legs to ensure maximum stability.

The Steiner military only uses about 2 or 3 lances of the Rhino; they seem to prefer the Hunchback. Loki fields an undisclosed number, estimated about 36 to 50. Defiance industries does sell single Rhinos, but refuses any big orders.

Known Variants:
The only variant proposed replaced the AC/20 with twin lrm15 launchers and the 4 small lasers with 2 mediums. It is unclear if any of these 'White -Rhinos' were ever produced.

Code: RIN-1S Rhino
Technology Base: - Inner Sphere - Level 1
Equipment                                                Mass
 Internal Structure:                                      5.5
 Engine:                220                                10
 Walking MP:         4
 Running MP:         6
 Jumping MP:         4
 Heat Sinks:            11                                  1
 Gyro:                                                      3
 Cockpit:                                                   3
 Armor Factor:          184                              11.5
                     Internal          Armor
                    Structure          Value
 Head                    3                9
 Center Torso           18               27
 Center Torso(rear)                       8
 R/L Torso              13               20
 R/L Torso(rear)                          6
 R/L Arm                 9               18
 R/L Leg                13               26

Weapons and Ammo                     Location   Critical  Tonnage
 Autocannon/20                           LA         10       14
 Jump Jet                                LT          2      0.5
 Autocannon/20 Ammo                      LL          1        1
 Autocannon/20 Ammo                      RL          1        1
 Small Laser                             RT          1      0.5
 Small Laser                             RT          1      0.5
 Small Laser                             RT          1      0.5
 Small Laser                             RT          1      0.5
 Jump Jet                                RT          2      0.5
 Autocannon/20 Ammo                       H          1        1