Banshee BNC-3E

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BNC-3E Overview

BNC-3E
BNC-3E.png
Overview
Base: Banshee
Introduced: 2455
Tonnage: 95]
Class: Assault
Cbill.png  Cost: 8,542,695
MC.png  Cost: 3,420
Stock Equipment
Engine: 380
Speed: 64.8 km/h
Structure: standard
Armor: 480 (81.9%)
Heat Sinks: 16 Single
Stock Armament
HD: 1 Small Laser
RT: 1 PPC
LT: 1 AC/5
Hardpoints
Head: 1
Right Torso: 3
Left Torso: 4
ECM location:  
AMS location: CT
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 - 68.2
Speed Tweak Bonus: 35.6 - 75
Engine Ratings: 190 - 400
Movement Archetype: Huge
Max Armor: 586
Pitch Twist
Arms 30° 20°
Torso 20° 90°
Twist X Bonus: 99°/108°
Advanced Equipment
None  


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Banshee Specs

BattleMech Engine Maneuverability Hardpoints Expenses
Series min / max Speed Torso Arms Total MC.png 
Models [km/h] Pitch/Twist Pitch/Turn
Banshee BNC-3M 190 - 400 32.4 - 68.2 20° / 90° 30° / 20° 800 3540
Banshee BNC-3E 190 - 400 32.4 - 68.2 20° / 90° 30° / 20° 440 3420
Banshee BNC-3S 190 - 345 32.4 - 58.8 20° / 90° 30° / 20° 711 3630
Banshee BNC-LM 200 - 400 34.1 - 68.2 20° / 110° 30° / 20° 411 7125

Banshee Hardpoints

BattleMech Hardpoints
Mech Weapon Consumable
Series Jump Module Module Module
Model Jets Slots Slots Slots AMS RA RT HD CT LT LA
Banshee BNC-3M No 1 2 2 CT   4 1   3  
Banshee BNC-LM No 1 2 2 CT 1 1 1   1 1 1
Banshee BNC-3S No 1 2 2 CT   5 1 1 1 1  
Banshee BNC-3E No 1 3 2 CT   3 1   4  


Overview[edit | edit source]

The Banshee BNC-3E is a 'Mech that was designed specifically for close-assault operations during the early years of BattleMech warfare. A contemporary of the Mackie and Emperor, the Banshee is undeniably fast for one of the heaviest 'Mechs ever produced, and with fifteen tons of armor it is better protected than most other assault 'Mechs. However the use of a massive GM 380 fusion engine left little room for weaponry, and even at the time of its introduction the Banshee was considered under-gunned compared to its privately-built competition. As critics noted, what use was impressive armor and mobility if a better-armed enemy could overwhelm and destroy it? The result was a mediocre 'Mech which even the lowly Rifleman could beat as long as it prevented the Banshee's mass from coming into play


Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Able to use large amounts of either ballistic or energy weoponry
  • Hardpoints are spread between two torsos, so the loss of one will allow the 'mech to continue contributing to the battle, except in the case of an XL engine

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • No arm mounted weaponry makes engaging fast targets difficult


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Changelog[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. BNC-3E.mdf file (Piranha Games\MechWarrior Online\Game\Objects.pak\Objects\mechs\Banshee\BNC-3E.mdf)