Thumbing a ride to Terra one planet at a time.
Cataphract CTF-4L Heavy Mech
Mass: 70 tons Chassis: Earthwerks CTF Endo-Steel
Power Plant: GM 280 Fusion
Cruising Speed: 43.2 km/h Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
Armor: Hellespont Light Stealth Armor w/CASE
1 Inokuma Gauss Rifle
1 Ceres Arms Warrior ER PPC
2 Diverse Optics ER Medium Lasers
1 Apple Churchill Guardian ECM Suite
*Manufacturer: Earthwerk Incorporated
Primary Factory: Tikonov
Communications System: CommuTech Multi-Channel 10
Targeting and Tracking System: BlazeFire Sightlock
The Cataphract was originally designed and prototyped as a Capellan BattleMech, but because of the capture of Tikonov by the Federated Suns, the ’Mech also became a Davion design after it reached the full production phase. The ’Mech is armed for medium to long range combat and is highly mobile with a maximum speed of 64.8 km/h and a jumping distance of up to one hundred and twenty meters. The ’Mech is capable of fighting in a variety of situations, but due to its ammunition dependent design cannot operate for long periods away from dedicated supply lines. The Cataphract is armored with eleven tons of armor, giving it ample protection, which allows it to survive to retreat from the battlefield for reloading if necessary. Federated Commonwealth MechWarriors nicknamed the Mech “Frankenstein” due to its looking like a collection of various Mech parts.
A Capellan upgrade of the Cataphract, the 4L is built using a standard fusion engine and utilizes thirteen and a half tons of Stealth Armor for protection. The ’Mech is armed with a Gauss Rifle and an ER PPC as its primary weapons, giving it a powerful long-range punch. For close range defense, the ’Mech carries two ER Medium Lasers. Because the ’Mech has Stealth Armor, it carries a Guardian ECM Suite.