SPR-5C Spector

Weight: 35 ton

Chassis: Norse XT-Light type AE - Endo
Power Plant: Magna 300 XL
Cruising Speed: 75
Maximum Speed: 121
Armor: Starshield Light
  1 ErLL: (Nightwind)
  1 Tag: (Unknown)
  1 AMS: (Unknown) 12 salvos
Manufacturer: Norse-Storm BattleMechs Inc
Primary Factory: Loxley
Communications System: DLK Type Phased Array Sensor System & Norse Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting and Tracking System: AR-12 Sheathed Directional Beacon

Modeled on the Exterminator BattleMech, the Spector was developed to target command 'Mechs and HQ units attached to Light Mech companies. As its secondary role, the Spector was intended to act as a deep scout and raider. In June of 2639, the first Spector rolled off the assembly line at Norse Technologies and began six months of intensive testing. By April of 2640, Norse Technologies delivered the first combat-ready Spectors to the SLDF.

One of the fastest 'Mechs ever produced, the Spector fulfilled all of its missions with great success. The engineering team at Norse Technologies used the Magna 245 XL engine to give the Spector a maximum speed of more than 118 kph and added jump jets that allowed the 'Mech to jump a maximum distance of 210 meters. To help the Spector perform its deep recon and raiding missions, the Norse Technologies design team gave it the same advanced stealth systems as the Exterminator and added one other. The Spector's design includes a Chameleon Light Polorization Shield and special heat baffles in the 'Mechs feet, making it nearly impossible to detect. For added protection, the design team added a Guardian ECM suite that enables the Spector to jam the sensor systems of any enemy 'Mech. The Spector's armament is as impressive as its stealth systems. The Northwind large laser is the 'Mechs primary weapon, backed up by two medium lasers and a small laser. Though some critics of the Spector argued that the weapons mix was too light to be effective, simulated combat tests consistently showed that the Spector's laser array was more than adequate to perform the job for which the 'Mech had been designed. To compensate for the intense heat of multiple laser weapons, eleven double heat sinks keep the Spector cool on the battlefield. Once the Spector joined the arsenal of the SLDF, the covert nature of its missions denied it the usual press coverage afforded many other SLDF 'Mechs.

Known Variants - 5C:
The 5C variant of the spector reduces its weaponry even more to become a long range sniper. Both arm mounted medium lasers and head mounted small laser were removed to create space to add target acquisition gear (TAG) and an anti-missile in the head. The ammo feed for the AMS from the left arm is vulnerable to excessive jogging of the shoulder, so most pilots keep the arm locked against the torso. Only when the TAG is armed is the shoulder actuator 'freed'. The upgrade of the standard large laser for an extended range version does tax the heatsinks, but allows the full use of its stealth armor.

Technology Base: - Inner Sphere - Level 2
Equipment                                                Mass
 Internal Structure:    Endo Steel [5xA,3LT,1RT]          2.0
 Engine:                XL            245                 -.-
 Walking MP:                            7
 Running MP:                           11
 Jumping MP:                            7
 Heat Sinks:            DHS            11  [1RT,1LT]      1.0
 Gyro:                  Standard                          3.0
 Cockpit:               Standard                          3.0
 Armor Factor:          Standard      119   (Stealthed)   7.5
                        IS           Armor
 Head                    3              9
 Center Torso           __             17
 Center Torso(rear)                     5
 R/L Torso              __             12
 R/L Torso(rear)                        4
 R/L Arm                __             12
 R/L Leg                __             16

Weapons and Ammo                   Location      Size    Mass
 TAG                                   LA          1      1.0
 AMS Ammo                              LA          1      1.0
 JumpJet                 2             LT          2      1.0
 JumpJet                               CT          1      0.5
 ECM                                   RT          2      1.5
 JumpJet                 2             RT          2      1.0
 Guardian ECM                          RT          2      1.5
 ErLarge Laser                         RA          2      5.0
 JumpJet                               LL          1      0.5
 JumpJet                               RL          1      0.5
 AMS                                   HD          1      0.5