Seth, on 10 April 2012 - 07:17 PM, said:
The AS7-K was formally introduced in 3049, which is the current year. It was built in response to the formation of the Federated Commonwealth and reintroduction of Lostech. I can see Lostech, which was already being reintroduced at this time, being a highly sought over commodity on the black market.
Actually, we're still in 3048.
The Tro may say 3050 but if you check the production start date they are always before 3050.
Which isn't the official source for introduction years anymore.
The MUL is. http://www.masteruni...144/Atlas-AS7-K
It's important to explain that Inner Sphere advanced technology does not appear in response to the Clans. It's the other way around. The Clans invade when they do because the Inner Sphere is becoming more high-tech.
Along with the Smoke Jaguars claiming that the IS is about to invade the Clans by twisting the information gained from the capture of the Outbound Light, which jumped into the Huntress system on September 27 3048. Rather ironic, really. Especially when you consider that the Explorer Corps was formed in an attempt to find a threat which, according to Adrianne Sims' visions, consists of "six legged bears", "metallic vipers", "emerald birds of death" and "demon horses" invading the Inner Sphere.
Wyrd bið ful aræd.
Seems to me like it was a preplanned event in the BT timeline.
Don't freak out, but even the Wobbie Jihad was already planned to happen, even back then.
The ComStar Sourcebook hints at it.
NAIS had nothing to do with the light fusion engine... <.<
With the FedCom stealing it.
Well yeah, you could do that but how many units just happen to have a Class D capable Hanger with them and the time and money to invest in doing this level of refit?
DropShip's 'Mech cubicle.
In-transit to a planet.
Only problem would be getting the different engine/heat sinks.
And since the AS7-K is a Kuritan design, I doubt your chances of getting DHS on it will be high.