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Description[edit | edit source]

The Spector was originally designed by Norse-Storm BattleMechs to be a lighter version of the Exterminator BattleMech, made to hunt down light command 'Mechs. The first Spector rolled off the assembly line on 6 June, 2639, and following extensive testing the SLDF ordered 600. The Star League's enthusiasm for the Spector is due to the BattleMechs stealth capabilities, combining both Chameleon Light Polarization Shield and a Null Signature System. This first order for the SPR-4F was delivered in April 2640. All Spectors, and all reports on them, were believed lost with the fall of the Star League. Only in 3048 rumors spread that the mercenary units McCarron's Armored Cavalry and Storm's Metal Thunder were fielding Spectors, presumably recovered from an ancient cache, although neither admitted to fielding vintage Star League era 'Mechs.

The Spector was originally designed to use the advanced Null Signature System, able to hide the Spector's radar and heat signatures, and Chameleon Light Polarization Shield, capable of obscuring the BattleMech's appearance. However, these technologies were lost during the Succession Wars and have not yet been replicated. The current incarnation of the Spector, SPR-5F, does not carry a Null Signature System nor the Chameleon LPS.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Name Signature Factions Weight Class Hardpoints
SPR-4F 35 LIGHT 3B 8E 0M 3S 8JJ