Blackjack BJ-3

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BJ-3 Overview

BJ-3
BJ-3.png
Overview
Base: Blackjack
Introduced: 3042
Tonnage: 45]
Class: Medium
Cbill.png  Cost: 4,000,461
MC.png  Cost: 1,605
Stock Equipment
Engine: 180 STD
Speed: 64.8 km/h
Structure: Standard
Armor: 272 (88.9%)
Heat Sinks: 10 Double
Stock Armament
RA: 1 PPC
LA: 1 PPC
LT: 1 Medium Laser
LA: 1 Medium Laser
RA: 1 Medium Laser
RT: 1 Medium Laser
Hardpoints
Right Arm: 2
Left Arm: 2
Right Torso: 1
Left Torso: 1
ECM location:  
AMS location: LT
ECM Capable: No
Jump Jets: 4/4
Mech Module Slots: 1
Weapon Module Slots: 3
Consumable Module Slots: 2
Chassis Attributes
Speed (min/max): 36 - 84.6
Speed Tweak Bonus: 39.6 - 93.1
Engine Ratings: 100 - 235
Movement Archetype: Medium
Max Armor: 306
Pitch Twist
Arms 30°
Torso 30° 110°
Twist X Bonus: 121°/132°
Advanced Equipment
None  
+25% Torso twist speed.


600 [1]

Blackjack Specs

BattleMech Engine Maneuverability Hardpoints Expenses
Series min / max Speed Torso Arms Total MC.png 
Models [km/h] Pitch/Twist Pitch/Turn
Blackjack BJ-A 100 - 235 36 - 84.6 30° / 90° 30° / 0° 360 3375
Blackjack BJ-1DC 100 - 235 36 - 84.6 30° / 90° 30° / 0° 620 1255
Blackjack BJ-1X 100 - 295 36 - 106.2 30° / 80° 30° / 0° 800 1260
Blackjack BJ-1 100 - 235 36 - 84.6 30° / 110° 30° / 0° 420 1355
Blackjack BJ-2 100 - 235 36 - 84.6 30° / 110° 30° / 0° 204 0
Blackjack BJ-1(C) 100 - 235 36 - 84.6 30° / 110° 30° / 0° 420 1694
Blackjack BJ-3 100 - 235 36 - 84.6 30° / 110° 30° / 0° 600 1605

Blackjack Hardpoints

BattleMech Hardpoints
Mech Weapon Consumable
Series Jump Module Module Module
Model Jets Slots Slots Slots AMS RA RT HD CT LT LA
Blackjack BJ-A 2/4 1 2 2 LT 3 1   1 1 3
Blackjack BJ-3 4/4 1 3 2 LT 2 1     1 2
Blackjack BJ-1(C) 1/4 2 2 2 LT 1 1 1     1 1 1
Blackjack BJ-2 4/4 2 2 2 LT 1 2     2 1
Blackjack BJ-1 4/4 2 2 2 LT 1 1 1     1 1 1
Blackjack BJ-1X No 1 2 2 LT 3 1     1 3
Blackjack BJ-1DC No 2 2 2 LT 1 1 2     2 1 1


Overview[edit | edit source]

The Blackjack BJ-3 removes the two AC 2s seen on the Blackjack BJ-1 and replaces them with two hard hitting PPCs. However, this presents a potential heat problem since all of the weapon hardpoints are energy based, similar to the Blackjack BJ-1X.


Strengths[edit | edit source]

The Blackjack BJ-3's most notable feature may be its arms. Weapons fired from there will fire from shoulder level and make firing from behind cover easy for pilots. The ability to mount Jump Jets gives the pilot the ability to jump snipe from long range, become hard to hit at close range, and of course clear obstacles in its way. The lack of lower arm and hand actuators also frees up additional critical space for equipment. Finally, the relatively low cap on mountable engines means it has roughly the same free tonnage as a heavier Hunchback.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

The most glaring problem that this, and most Blackjacks, may have is the low top speed of the design. With the stock 180 rated engine it comes with, it's barely faster than some assault 'Mechs. At most, the top speed can be increased to 84kph before speed tweak. The arms may also pose some risk at close range. Without lower arm actuators, it is less able to deal with threats quickly at close range. The generous torso twist range of the design helps to offset this though.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. BJ-3.mdf file (Piranha Games\MechWarrior Online\Game\Objects.pak\Objects\mechs\Blackjack\BJ-3.mdf)