Description[edit | edit source]
First appearing in the Inner Sphere with the arrival of Clan Steel Viper, ComStar operatives were baffled by the intended purpose of the close-combat second-line garrison BattleMech they dubbed the Goshawk for its unusual bird-like design. It wasn't until Clan culture became more understood that Inner Sphere observers figured out what the Clans callled the Vapor Eagle was designed as a duelist for the one-on-one fights that are so prevalent in Clan society.
Largely seen only in the Steel Viper garrison forces, the Vapor Eagle was repurposed less as a dueling 'Mech and more a general combatant in the wake of the so-called "Hegira War" and Clan Jade Falcon's ejection of the Vipers from the Inner Sphere. Reflecting the bitter lessons learned by the Steel Vipers in that conflict, their leadership reconfigured many 'Mechs in their touman to make them better suited to larger and more fluid engagements. The new Vapor Eagle 3 increasingly filled holes in Steel Vipers frontline units that saw action against Clans Snow Raven and Star Adder in the Viper's campaign to secure a dominant position in Clan Homeworlds immediately prior to the Wars of Reaving.
Variants[edit | edit source]
|Name||Signature||FACTIONS (3039+)||Weight||Class||Hardpoints||Current Quirks|
|VGL-RIVAL||55||MEDIUM||3B 2E 2M 2S 7JJ|
|VGL-3||55||MEDIUM||0B 5E 4M 3S 7JJ|
|VGL-2||55||MEDIUM||5B 2E 0M 7S 7JJ|
|VGL-1||55||MEDIUM||4B 5E 2M 5S 7JJ|