Awesome AWS-8Q

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AWS-8Q Overview

AWS-8Q
AWS-8Q.png
Overview
Base: Awesome
Introduced: 2665
Tonnage: 80]
Class: Assault
Cbill.png  Cost: 6,764,270
MC.png  Cost: 2,710
Stock Equipment
Engine: 240 STD
Speed: 54.0 km/h
Structure: Standard
Armor: 494 (100%)
Heat Sinks: 28 Single
Stock Armament
RA: 1 PPC
RT: 1 PPC
LT: 1 PPC
HD: 1 Small Laser
Hardpoints
Head: 1
Right Arm: 2
Right Torso: 2
Left Torso: 2
ECM location:  
AMS location: RT
ECM Capable: No
Jump Jets: No
Mech Module Slots: 1
Weapon Module Slots: 3
Consumable Module Slots: 2
Chassis Attributes
Speed (min/max): 32.4 - 60.8
Speed Tweak Bonus: 35.6 - 66.8
Engine Ratings: 160 - 300
Movement Archetype: Large
Max Armor: 494
Pitch Twist
Arms 30° 40°
Torso 20° 100°
Twist X Bonus: 110°/120°
Advanced Equipment
None  


700 [1]

Awesome Specs

BattleMech Engine Maneuverability Hardpoints Expenses
Series min / max Speed Torso Arms Total MC.png 
Models [km/h] Pitch/Twist Pitch/Turn
Awesome AWS-8T 160 - 300 32.4 - 60.8 20° / 100° 30° / 40° 502 2630
Awesome AWS-8Q 160 - 300 32.4 - 60.8 20° / 100° 30° / 40° 700 2710
Awesome AWS-9M 160 - 385 32.4 - 78 20° / 100° 30° / 40° 603 4615
Awesome AWS-8V 160 - 300 32.4 - 60.8 20° / 100° 30° / 40° 403 2630
Awesome AWS-8R 160 - 300 32.4 - 60.8 20° / 100° 30° / 40° 304 2610
Awesome AWS-PB 160 - 400 32.4 - 81 20° / 100° 30° / 40° 303 6000

Awesome Hardpoints

BattleMech Hardpoints
Mech Weapon Consumable
Series Jump Module Module Module
Model Jets Slots Slots Slots AMS RA RT HD CT LT LA
Awesome AWS-8T No 1 2 2 RT 2 1 1   1 2
Awesome AWS-8R No 1 2 2 RT 2 2 1   2  
Awesome AWS-8V No 1 2 2 RT 1 3 1   2  
Awesome AWS-9M No 1 2 2 RT 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
Awesome AWS-8Q No 1 3 2 RT 2 2 1   2  
Awesome AWS-PB No 1 2 2 RT 1 1 1   1 2


Overview[edit | edit source]

Three Particle Projection Cannons gives the 8Q long reaching, hard hitting, ammunition independent weapons. Using volley fire allows a pilot to lay down a constant barrage of man made lightning. A Small Laser provides for close ranged defense.


Stock[edit | edit source]

The ability to do 30 damage every few seconds from far away is truly devastating. However, the mounting of the Small Laser seems like almost an afterthought. With the PPC's minimum range, this mech isn't well suited for close combat. However, this mech shines when providing long range support.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Ammunition independent loadout
  • Heavily Heat Sinked design

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Mildly slow
  • Often runs hot

Online Mech Lab Tools[edit source]

This online Mech Lab tool will let you build any load outs without having to purchase the 'Mech or spend C-Bills first.

Mech Build Guides[edit source]

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BattleMech Hardpoint List[edit source]

Chassis Attributes Table[edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. AWS-8Q.mdf file (Piranha Games\MechWarrior Online\Game\Objects.pak\Objects\mechs\Awesome\AWS-8Q.mdf)
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