Description[edit | edit source]
The next generation of the Capellan Confederation's iconic Raven scout BattleMech, the Raven II advances that 'Mech further than the experimental Jihad-era Raven X variant, upon which the Raven II is clearly visually based. The Raven II continues the task of delivering advanced electronic warfare equipment to the battlefield, while also moving faster and carrying more armor. The armor in context is seven tons of Stealth Armor, offering adequate protection from light to moderate weapons fire, but not enough to protect the 'Mech from most Assault-class 'Mechs. A lightweight Endo Steel skeleton allows for the Raven II to use a heavier weapons and equipment payload, while a 280-rated VOX XL Fusion Engine enables the 'Mech to move at an acceptable 118 kmph. This speed gives the Raven II enough speed to keep up with many light and medium 'Mechs and vehicles of its era. Although most of the equipment found on the base Raven X was removed, the Raven II does retain the base design's Angel ECM Suite and Bloodhound Active Probe, giving it and any lancemates within proper range many tactical advantages on the field. To accommodate these changes, and its new weapon set, the base Raven X had its weight increased by five tons, therefore making it a Medium-class scout 'Mech.
Variants[edit | edit source]
|RVN-5X||40||MEDIUM||0B 6E 2M 4S 10JJ|
|RVN-G (GRIP)||40||MEDIUM||4B 4E 4M 6S 10JJ|