The JagerMech is a heavy BattleMech.
Designed as an anti-aircraft platform and long-range fire support unit, the JagerMech was intended to correct several perceived faults of the original Rifleman. While it does address the Rifleman's heat issues and limited ammunition, it does so at the cost of significant armor protection. Carrying only a miserly six tons of standard armor, the JagerMech is very vulnerable to return fire. In its favor, the long range of its autocannon, combined with the excellent Garret D2j targeting and tracking system (made famous by the Rifleman), make it a prime choice for anti-aircraft work. The range of its autocannons also allow it to engage many enemies without suffering return fire, and when stationary it is able to fire all its weapons without heat build-up.
Houses Davion and Liao field the largest numbers of JagerMechs, with House Davion being particularly fond of the design.
|BattleMechs||Atlas • Awesome • Cataphract • Catapult • Centurion • Cicada • Commando • Dragon • Flea • Hunchback • JagerMech • Jenner • Raven • Spider • Stalker • Trebuchet|
|Factions||Capellan Confederation • Draconis Combine • Federated Suns • Free Rasalhague Republic • Free Worlds League • Lyran Commonwealth|