Description[edit | edit source]
The Shadow Cat is a heavily-armed and maneuverable medium OmniMech developed by Clan Nova Cat to replace the Ice Ferret in the early 31st century during preparations for Operation Revival. Use of the Shadow Cat has spread to other Clans since its introduction, most notably, the Annihilated Clan Smoke Jaguar, Clan Cloud Cobra, Clan Fire Mandrill, Clan Steel Viper, Clan Diamond Shark and Clan Wolf. First encountered by Inner Sphere forces at the Battle of Luthien, the Shadow Cat was subsequently used by the Clans during the Battle of Tukayyid against ComStar. It is one of the few invasion-era Clan 'Mechs to lack a separate Inner Sphere designation; all Inner-Sphere pilots who encountered it before Tukayyid died, and ComStar was informed of its designation before that battle, resulting in both sides using the same name.
The design has not seen use in the Clan Homeworlds since 3070 and was dismantled as a result. Possibly due to its relations with the exiled Nova Cat Clan.
The Shadow Cat was such a successful design that it has seen continued production by Clan Nova Cat well into the Dark Age period.
Variants[edit | edit source]
|SHC-PRIME||45||MEDIUM||14B 15E 13M 13S 8JJ|
|SHC-H||45||MEDIUM||14B 15E 15M 14S 8JJ|
|SHC-C||45||MEDIUM||10B 13E 12M 11S 8JJ|
|SHC-B||45||MEDIUM||12B 14E 14M 12S 8JJ|
|SCH-A||45||MEDIUM||13B 15E 14M 13S 8JJ|
|SCH-P (NEKO CAGE)||45||MEDIUM||10B 8E 10M 6S 8JJ|