BattleMech 4 - Dragon

by InnerSphereNews in [ Announcements ] on, Nov 23, 2011 10:00 AM UTC

The Draconis Combine unveils new frontline BattleMech

The Dragon Has Life
Who of Us Can Say What it
Will Do Once Released?

Luthien, 2754: With production to begin shortly, Luthien Armor Works will commence construction of the first in a long line of 60 tonne DRG-1N Dragon BattleMechs for the Draconis Combine.  Described as a long-range focussed ‘Mech capable of handling threats at all ranges, the Dragon has a ground speed of 86.4 km/h via a Vlar 300 engine, ten tonnes of Starshield armour, a Telos DecaCluster  LRM-10,  Imperator-A Autocannon/5, and two Victory 23R Medium Lasers.

“We are thrilled with the induction of our newest BattleMech, the DRG-1N Dragon.” A Draconis Combine representative was quoted as saying. “We are excited to be working with such highly regarded manufacturers at Luthien Armor Works.”
At 60 tonnes and boasting such a massive engine, the Dragon is clearly designed to let the pilot choose when and where combat happens (and likely how it ends). With the indirect-fire capabilities of the Telos DecaCluster LRM-10 combined with the range of the Imperator-A Autocannon/5, the Dragon will be able to bring down most foes before they even get into the range of its two Victory 23R Medium Lasers.

“Let our enemies quake in their boots, there is yet another weapon to fear in the hands of the Draconis Combine.” said another Draconis Combine representative. “Our pilots are thrilled to be blessed with such an amazing piece of technology. Like the warriors katana, the Dragon is in perfect balance.  With speed, agility, and capability will we defeat our enemies.”

Originally designed to replace the Shadow Hawks in the Star League Defence Force ranks, the design was turned down. We do not know why, but from what we have seen, that may have been a grave error. The ‘MechWarrior test pilot told us of his experience handling the new Dragon ‘Mech: 
“I was honored to be chosen to test pilot the Dragon.  It is a very capable design in the hands of a true warrior.  Its specifications including a 86.4 km/h top speed and ten tonnes of armor will surely aid us to glorious victory.”

While we can’t speak for ‘Mech pilots everywhere, we know that the Dragon looks like a fantastic design, and is sure to please those lucky enough to pilot them.




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