Light Support Mech
VLK-QA Valkyrie (30 tons)
Chassis : Corean Model 1AA
Power Plant : Omni 150
Cruise Speed : 54.0 kph (5)
Flank Speed : 86.4 kph (8)
Jump Jets : Norse Industries 3S
Jump Capacity : 150 m (5)
Armor : Reise 470 (Armor Factor 96) : 6.0 tons
Head – 3/8
Center Torso – 10/14
Rear – 4
Right Torso – 7/12
Rear – 2
Left Torso – 7/12
Rear – 2
Right Arm – 5/9
Left Arm – 5/9
Right Leg – 7/12
Left Leg – 7/12
1 Sutel IX Medium Laser (RA)
1 Devastator Series-7 LRM 10 (LT)
Ammo (LRM) : 12 (RT)
Jump Jets (2 RT, 2 LT, CT)
Communicationms System : Lynx-shur
Targeting & Tracking System : Sync-Tracker (39-42071)
BattleTech Tracking Stats : +1 : 1/1 : n : n : n : 45 : 4 : 21 : 2 : 5 : +4 : n : n
Overview : The Valkyrie is a popular light Mech with the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns and has been in near-constant production since the fall of the Star League. The Corean factory on NEw Avalon is one of the most automated factories remaining since the Star League era, and the production of the Valkyrie has been in sufficient numbers to make it among the most common standard light MEch in the Federated Commonwealth.
Capabilities : Although blessed with only average speed for a light BattleMech, the Valkyrie’s claim to fame is the ten-tube Devastator long-range missile battery in the Mech’s left torso. Capable of lofting one-hundred and twenty missiles in two minutes, this LRM system gives the Valkyrie striking power unmatched by almost any other light Mech. An arm-mounted Sutel medium laser provides close-in punch, and a quintet of superb Norse 35 jump jets allows the Valkyrie to move whenever it is outmatched.
For a 30-ton Mech the Valkyrie is well-armored, and the location of the Davion’s manufacturing facility on their capital world ensures an abundant supply of replacement parts and new Mechs. The prolific dispersion of the vehicle means that most every AFFS technician is intimately familiar with their mechanics, and it can always be repaired quickly, if not easily.
Deployment : The Valkyrie appears in every Davion military formation and almost every battalion. in scout lances, it provides covering fire, and in recon companies, entire lances of the machine act to cover the rest of the company in advances. It is often detatched within an RCT to provide infantry formations with covering fire during an assault.
A large number of Valkyries appear in mercenary forces as wellas due to the AFFS’s lenient procurement policy for contracted mercenaries, as well as battlefield salvage. Other states operate the Mechs in limited quantities, but for House Davion, it is a mainstay.
Variants : The rare VLK-QF has a flamer replacing its medium laser, which is often used to ignite covering fires to allow Valkyrie fire teams to escape pursuit.