Description[edit | edit source]
The first BattleMech to utilize the advanced Void Signature System, Raptor II was a virtually invisible covert reconnaissance and search-and-destroy 'Mech used by both the Word of Blake and the Republic of the Sphere.
While reports of "invisible 'Mechs" had long been ignored as confusion for such Star League era stealth systems as the Null Signature System and Chameleon Light Polarization Shield, in the maelstrom of the Jihad the Word of Blake introduced the "Stealth Raptor" to deadly effect. Though the Blakists destroyed its factory during the invasion of Terra, Devlin Stone recognized the game-changing nature of its cloaking system and took extreme risks to ensure his forces captured every last scrap of information and salvage of the design, eventually succeeding in reverse engineering and manufacturing it exclusively for the elite special forces of Republic Armed Forces.
Directly integrated into the Raptor II's Endo Steel Chassis and seven tons of Light Ferro-Fibrous armor, the hybrid combination of the Null Signature System to shield the 'Mech from electronic detection and a scaled up version of the Purifier Adaptive's Mimetic Armor to cloak the 'Mech from visual detection, the Void system made the Raptor II utterly undetectable if motionless, making it an ideal ambush and recon unit. To increase its effectiveness when bursting from hiding, the Raptor II also mounted a Guardian ECM Suite and MASC to ensure maximum surprise. Equipped with ten Double Heat Sinks, another surprise is despite the use of a Small Cockpit, the Raptor II did not appear to have ever been fielded by or designed for the Blakist's fearsome Manei Domini.
Variants[edit | edit source]
|RPT-2X2||40||MEDIUM||19B 21E 19M 20S 10JJ|
|RPT-2X||40||MEDIUM||19B 21E 19M 20S 10JJ|
|RPT-2L||40||MEDIUM||4B 4E 3M 3S 10JJ|