EDIT: I was originally was going to call this the "Velociraptor", which would have 3 toes with one of them being a giant "claw". Under this claw would be a Anti-Personnel Pod. Although I was too tired to draw out the feet so I stopped trying.
Built by Clan Diamond Shark in 3052, the little known Badger (no relation to the OmniVehicle) did not achieve widespread use as hoped, despite being a very tough design. The first being that it was designed for a way of combat that was considered dishonourable, the second reason being the price. When brought before the Khan of the Jade Falcons, Yvonne described it as a "a very fitting mech for a backstabbing freebirth".
The mech was designed for fast hit and run missions, which it performed admirably, thanks to its thick armor, heavily reinforced ferroglass, and admirable close range firepower. ECM helped mask the mechs approach, and when finally within radar range of the enemies, the Badger would let loose autocannon, laser, and SRM volleys. MASC boosted the mech to speeds of 108kph, making getaways or chasing down stragglers an easy task. One of the oddities of the Badger (and reasons for high cost) was the horizontally and highly mounted fusion engine, allowing the mech to fit an LB-10X on the bottom center of the torso. To protect the high-up and far-back engine, the mech had unsually large amounts of rear armor plating.
While the Badger didn't sell well, Clan Ice Hellion, Star Adder, and the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery purchased a few companies of these fearsome mechs.
Edited by Zakatak, 15 May 2012 - 03:27 PM.