SHD-5E Shadow-Hawk and 5V
Weight: 55 ton Chassis: Earthwerk SHD II - Endo Steel Power Plant: Core Tek 275 Cruising Speed: 43 Maximum Speed: 64.5 Jump Jets: Chilton 360 Jump Capacity: 150 meters Armor: Maximillian 43 Armament: 1 Autocannon/5, 20 cased shots 1 AMS, 12 cased shots 1 LRM5, 24 cased shots 1 SRM2, 50 shots 1 Medium Laser Manufacturer: Earthwerks Incorporated Primary Factory: Calloway VI Communications System: Neil 9000 Targeting and Tracking System: RCA Instatrac Mark XII
The Eartwerks mech factory on Calloway VI was the major producer of endo steel frames of the Free Worlds League. It produced the Stinger, Shadow Hawk, and Archer, all using this rediscovered material. The Stinger production ironed out any production difficulties, so the building of the Shadow-Hawk went quickly - to quickly as a matter of fact. It became clear that the new XL engine as well as the Imperator autocannon could not be delivered in enough quantities, and also the Doombud shipments were delayed. As the factory had put itself into debt to finance these new designs it needed a sellable design. Now. So, with permission of the central authorities, an 'export' version was created. As the Leagues army showed little interest - they were waiting for the 5M - almost the whole production run was bought by various mercenary units.
The 5E was hardly a stunning new design, but that fact also meant that a pilot could switch from the original Shadow-Hawk to the 5E with only an hour or two training. It kept the original armament of the 2H, extended by Case in both torsos and an anti-missile system next to the long range missile launcher. Few pilots even noticed the new freezer heatsinks, as the original 2H seldom taxed its basic set, but there were some complaints by the financial department about unneccessary costs. Requests about replacing them were quickly cancelled when the sales department put its foot down: they had used the 'freezers' as a prime advertisement statement and were afraid of loosing contracts, or worse, breach of contract lawsuits.
Technology Base: - Inner Sphere - Level 2 Equipment Mass Internal Structure: Endo Steel 3.0 Engine: SFE 275 15.5 Walking MP: 5 Running MP: 8 Jumping MP: 5 Heat Sinks: DHS 10 0.0 Gyro: Standard 3.0 Cockpit: Standard 3.0 Armor Factor: Standard 168 10.5 IS Armor Head 3 9 Center Torso 18 23 Center Torso(rear) 8 R/L Torso 13 19 R/L Torso(rear) 7 R/L Arm 9 18 R/L Leg 13 20 Weapons and Ammo Location Size Mass Jump Jet 2 LT 2 1.0 Autocannon/5 LT 4 8.0 Autocannon/5 Ammo LT 1 1.0 Case LT 1 0.5 Jump Jet 1 CT 1 0.5 SRM-2 Ammo CT 1 1.0 Jump Jet 2 RT 2 0.5 LRM-5 RT 1 2.0 LRM-5 Ammo RT 1 1.0 AMS RT 1 0.5 AMS Ammo RT 1 1.0 Case RT 1 0.5 Medium Laser RA 1 1.0 SRM-2 H 1 1.0
The 5V is a inplace rebuild of the SHD-5E. Although it looses some long range critical power, it is a much more capable urban and AA fighter. The right arm medium laser was replaced by a flamer as new infantry tactics and armor made reliance on energy weapons a loosing battle.
Weapons and Ammo Location Size Mass Jump Jet 2 LT 2 1.0 ErPPC LT 3 7.0 Medium Laser 2 LT 2 2.0 AMS LT 1 0.5 Jump Jet 1 CT 1 0.5 Medium Laser CT 1 1.0 Jump Jet 2 RT 2 0.5 Medium Pulse Laser RT 1 2.0 Medium Laser RT 1 1.0 AMS RT 1 0.5 AMS Ammo RT 1 1.0 Case RT 1 0.5 Flamer RA 1 1.0 Medium Laser H 1 1.0