Description[edit | edit source]
The Pwwka achieved one notable success on the battlefield; it completely surprised the forces from both the allied coalition and the Principality of Regulus who were engaged in combat actions against the Word of Blake, as conventional wisdom stated that LAMs were an extinct area of battlefield technology. The Blakist design and use of the Spectral LAM series came as a shock, but all three designs - including the Pwwka - failed to achieve any dramatic improvements over the traditional flaws inherent to the nature of the LAMs built in earlier eras.
While the Pwwka carried a trio of Clantech lasers and mounted Double Heat Sinks it was unable to utilize many common advanced technologies, making it impossible to match the speed or performance of many BattleMech designs or AeroSpace Fighters, and the Pwwka carried only a single ton of fuel, limiting its battlefield endurance. The Pwwka did mount a small cockpit, presumably indicating that it was piloted by Manei Domini pilots. Those Pwwkas that saw combat action did so in combination with other Manei Domini units, fighting primarily against forces from the Principality of Regulus and the Duchy of Oriente, although there are rumors of some Pwwka seeing action against allied coalition forces. With the destruction of the only known manufacturing plant producing Pwwka on Gibson during the Principality Of Regulus raid of 3079, coupled with the defeat of the Word of Blake, the Pwwka was effectively an extinct design by the end of 3081.
The Pwwka is believed to have been named after shape-shifting spirits from the mythology of ancient Wales, a region within the former United Kingdom on Terra.
Variants[edit | edit source]
|S-PW-1LAM||30||LIGHT||0B 3E 0M 3S 8JJ|
|S-PW-2LAM||30||LIGHT||0B 6E 0M 6S 8JJ|