Friday, September 2, 2011
"Red" Reviews: Grasshopper GHR-5N
Mech Class: Heavy
Weight: 70 Tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Inner Sphere (All Houses)
John "Crash'n'Burn" Palmer
The Grasshopper entered service in 2780 as a light and medium 'Mech hunter, after the Amaris Civil War was over. In order to accomplish its mission profile, the 'Mech's ground speed of 64.8 km/h is augmented with a jumping capability of one hundred and twenty meters, allowing the Grasshopper greater mobility than that of other 'Mechs of similar weight. The Grasshoppers varied weapons payload allows it to work in a variety of roles other than that of a light 'Mech hunter, and with its low dependence on ammunition it is capable of operating away from established supply lines for extended periods of time.
GHR-5N - the 5N is a very basic upgrade of the Grasshopper. The LRM-5 and the Large Laser have both been removed from the design. In their place, a PPC has been added, as well as an additional Medium Laser.
For close range combat, the Grasshopper 5N now carries five Diplan M3 Medium Lasers, giving it a great deal of close range firepower.
Solid mech up close. Maneuverable enough for the Arenas. Two hand actuators for close combat abilities.
Weakness is range and speed if it has to cover a lot of ground.
Good enough to win any match she may be in.
Rating: 8 of 10