HHM Headhunter Missile Launcher Category: Article Posted: 3/23/2003 by Khan Aidan Hall

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Lasergunner posted this 13 July 2017


Lasergunner posted this 13 July 2017

One of the greatest achievements made by Star League scientists was the invention of the Headhunter technology.
The typical Headhunter Missile Launcher features a pod, called a designator, that "paints" the cockpit when the MechWarrior triggers the fire button. The designator is a low-density laser emitter coupled to a self-contained computer, which directs the laser and transfers the cockpit aspects (position, current speed, vector and other data) to the missile avionics equipment. The equipment tries to lock onto the "painted" cockpit by following the laser fired by the designator with a laser collimator.
The Headhunter fires one missile that seeks for the cockpit of an opposing ‘Mech. Apply a +1 to-hit modifier. The Headhunter cannot use Artemis IV FCS, TAG, or Narc technology. However, it is susceptible to AMS attacks.

Heat: 7
Damage: 12
Tons: 15
Crit: 7
Ammo: 4 per ton
SR/MR/LR: 1-3/4-6/7-9