Description[edit | edit source]
Intended to emulate the Thor OmniMech used by the Clans, the Thanatos is an incredibly sturdy and hard-hitting design.
After producing OmniMechs licensed from the Draconis Combine-based Luthien Armor Works for several years, StarCorps Industries gained a sufficient understanding of OmniMech technology to begin designing their own OmniMechs and OmniVehicles in 3060. When they finished development of the Thanatos as an OmniMech however neither the LAAF or the AFFS was interested in obtaining any new OmniMech designs, citing their high cost and the availability of existing OmniMechs StarCorps was manufacturing. Having spent considerable resources on a 'Mech they were sure would be approved with no difficulty, with adroit agility StarCorps converted the Thanatos into a standard BattleMech and resubmitted to the two militaries who gladly added it to their arsenals.
The Thanatos functions best in heavy cavalry units, often operating alongside other 'Mechs that share its speed profile like the Argus, Barghest, Falconer and Rakshasa, complimenting them with its intense short-ranged firepower. Displacing the oldest Quickdraws within LAAF and AFFS units like the Alliance Jaegers and the First Federated Suns Armored Cavalry, StarCorps also offered the design to mercenary units ranging from the famed Eridani Light Horse to the less-storied Black Angus Boys
Variants[edit | edit source]
|TNS-4T||75||HEAVY||5B 4E 3M 1S 5JJ|
|TNS-4S||75||HEAVY||0B 6E 7M 0S 5JJ|
|TNS-8S||75||HEAVY||5B 4E 3M 1S 5JJ|