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MAGINOT
Austin "Auzzie" McKinzie's mecha.


The Maginot -now with HANDS!
Mekton Stats
Configuration MV MR LAND MA AIR MA
Humanoid
-3
 
5
-
+0
Main sistems: x0.15
Powerplant XS: 1
Overcharged x0.15
 
 
 
 
 
Maneuver pool:
Mecha combat skills:
Mecha piloting
+MR=
 
Mecha fighting
+MR=
 
Mecha melee
+MR=
 
Mecha gunnery
+MR=
 
Mecha missiles
+MR=
 
Name Weight Height Cost Speed
Maginot
42.8 Tn
18 m 349.4 108 Km/H
Cockpit #Crew Type Enc. Options
Torso
1
Screen Armored E-seat
SERVO LEVEL KILLS ADD+ ARMOR SP DC
HEAD MW
6
-
MH-g
8
8
TORSO MW 12 - MH-g 8 8
R.ARM MW
7
+1
MH-g
8
8
L.ARM MW
7
+1
MH-g
8
8
R.LEG MW
7
+2
MH-g
8
8
L.LEG MW
7
+2
MH-g
8
8
Subassemblyes Loc K
Stereo Torso
-
Bogg Spray RA -
Slick Spray RA
-
ECM (all types)/ECCM level 2 Head
-
Weigh Efficience (-28 Tons)    
     
Movement systems:
System Loc K
     
     
     
Notes: Fitted w/ Radio/Radar Analizer and Target analizer
Sensors Main Backup
Loc Head Head
Range 11 Km 1 Km
Comm 1300 Km 300 Km 
Kills
2
  2
Shields Type Loc DA SP
MW-g (DC 8) Standard LA -2  8
Ranged Only, Reset-X Reactive Torso  - 10
Weapon systems:
Weapon WA Range Damage Shots Kills Location Notes
Right/Left Hand +0
Melee
1K+1K e.
-
1/1
RA/LA
Quick, Handy
Slam Missiles x2
+0
11
10 e.
7/7
4/4
RL/LL
 
E-Phalanx
+1
-
"4K"
Inf
4
LA
Antimissile
Popgun
-1
6
5K
14
5
RA
w/ 14 shots of standard ammo on RA
Vibra Sword
+0
Melee
4KAP
-
4
RA
Armor-Piercing

PLANNED UPGRADES: THIS was the planned upgrade! The original Maginot, a beta version that Auzzie piloted for a time, had no Hands and a Standard powerplant, and was Weight-efficiencet down to 5.25 Tn(no typo!). Actually said beta wasn't really meant to be released to the public, and when Blackhand knew one of these had slipped to the market they offered Auzzie a free upgrade.

Less than a year later... "The newest model of Blackhand industries High End Design for the Virtual Mekton Arcade system. Thanks to the great deal of user input from our satisfied customers, we at Blackhand have retooled and refurbised our venerable Maginot Design to represent the changing face of VM Gaming. A retooled design and improved weapons codings have allowed us to install a new prototype voice activated AI system to reduce pilot workload by taking over most of the operation of the Sensor and ECM Systems with an overall size increase of the Maginot of only *3* Code Blocks!!!"

Actually, what happened was that Jaired got Auzzie to let him take a look at the Maginot disk and did find out just how badly constructed the original Maginot is. Aparently, there was an error in the VM compiler that Blackhand used. Basicly, the size blocks for certain systems got added twice by mistake, making weapons twice as code-hungry as they should be. This lead to the realization that they had a lot more points and a lot less weight to worry about than they had originaly belived. In fact, correcting the error showed that the correct weight was about what it had been weight efficiecied down to in the last model. Jaired, being a tinkering type, improved it and gave it back to Auzzie, despite Auzzie's objections to using VMs not from the shelf. So, after stripping out the weight efficency since he liked the wieght it was, he found himself with quite a few points to work with. Rather than tinker with the weapons or sensor suite too much, since I didnt want a totaly new design, he put most of the point savings into Muliplier systems. Magi got a whole new powerplant that boosted its MV and walking, an ejection seat to cut down on the chance of a "you died with your mech" point loss, and one Environmental protection appropriate to the game of the week.After Auzzie kicks a few backsides and takes names, Blackhand comes asking around and buys the improved code from Jaired, and releases the Maginot Improved....

...but Auzzie didn't quite liked some pf the modifications. Namely, the Slamm Missiles, which gave it its best punch, had been omited. Well, Jaired was able to fit them back in, but at the cost of the improved ECM suite (It had been bumped to a lvl 3 from a 2) and the Environmental protection.


Design by Star Ranger

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