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Cataphract CTF-IM

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CTF-IM Overview

Base: Cataphract
Introduced: 3025
Tonnage: 70]
Class: Heavy
MC.png  Cost: 5,250
Stock Equipment
Engine: 280 XL
Speed: 64.8 km/h
Structure: Standard
Armor: 432 (99.5%)
Heat Sinks: 10 Single
Stock Armament
RT: 1 Autocannon 10
LA: 1 Autocannon 5
RA: 1 Autocannon 5
LT: 1 Medium Laser
RT: 1 Medium Laser
RA: 1 Small Laser
Right Arm: 1 1
Left Arm: 1
Right Torso: 1 1
Left Torso: 1
ECM location:  
AMS location: LT
ECM Capable: No
Jump Jets: No
Mech Module Slots: 1
Weapon Module Slots: 2
Consumable Module Slots: 2
Chassis Attributes
Speed (min/max): 32.4 - 78.7
Speed Tweak Bonus: 35.6 - 86.6
Engine Ratings: 140 - 340
Movement Archetype: Medium
Max Armor: 434
Pitch Twist
Arms 30° 20°
Torso 20° 90°
Twist X Bonus: 99°/108°
Advanced Equipment
+30% C-Bill Bonus

330 [1]

Cataphract Specs

BattleMech Engine Maneuverability Hardpoints Expenses
Series min / max Speed Torso Arms Total MC.png 
Models [km/h] Pitch/Twist Pitch/Turn
Cataphract CTF-2X 140 - 340 32.4 - 78.7 20° / 90° 30° / 20° 312 2385
Cataphract CTF-1X 140 - 340 32.4 - 78.7 20° / 90° 30° / 20° 510 2385
Cataphract CTF-4X 140 - 255 32.4 - 59 20° / 90° 30° / 20° 241 2095
Cataphract CTF-0XP 140 - 340 32.4 - 78.7 20° / 90° 30° / 20° 410 2585
Cataphract CTF-IM 140 - 340 32.4 - 78.7 20° / 90° 30° / 20° 330 5250
Cataphract CTF-3D 140 - 340 32.4 - 78.7 20° / 90° 30° / 20° 420 3955

Cataphract Hardpoints

BattleMech Hardpoints
Mech Weapon Consumable
Series Jump Module Module Module
Model Jets Slots Slots Slots AMS RA RT HD CT LT LA
Cataphract CTF-2X No 1 3 2 LT 1 1 1     1 2
Cataphract CTF-3D 4/4 1 2 2 LT 1 1 1 1     1 1
Cataphract CTF-IM No 1 2 2 LT 1 1 1 1     1 1
Cataphract CTF-0XP No 1 2 2 LT 2 1        2
Cataphract CTF-4X No 1 2 2 LT 2   1 2    2
Cataphract CTF-1X No 1 2 2 LT 2 1 1     1 1

Overview[edit | edit source]

The CTF-IM "Ilya Muromets" is the Hero variant of the Cataphract, and is primarily armed with autocannons. The name derives from a slavic hero, which is well known there from many tunes and legends, telling his deeds. Crippled until the age of 33, mysteriously healed by mead, he got supernatural strength from a moribund knight and with his speaking horse he liberated the besieged city of Kiyiv from the awful Tartar. He's the only legendary person ever that was made Saint from local church. Like all Hero 'Mechs, the -IM provides a 30% Cbill.png  C-Bill bonus, and can only be purchased with MC.png .

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Balanced hardpoints (3 B, 3 E)

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

XL Engine

Hero Mech[edit | edit source]

This 'Mech is only available for purchase with MC, costing 5,250 MC. It provides a 30% C-Bill bonus.

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Backstory[edit | edit source]

Grigori Kovalenko was born on planet Hassad in the year 2995. His family had lived in Capellan Confederation space for generations, until Hassad was taken by the Free Worlds League in 2917. While he did not embrace his Capellan roots, as he was a Free Worlds citizen, he did respect them and he grew up into a man with a heavy reverence for the concepts of honor and heritage. To that end, he joined up with the Second Regiment of the Twelfth Star Guards mercenary unit, having been impressed by their Star League Defense Force lineage, and the Twelfth Star Guards having been impressed by his piloting abilities. He served with them dutifully, fighting for the Federated Suns and the Lyran Commonwealth, up until the start of the Fourth Succession War in 3028.

When the Federated Suns launched their initial attack against the Capellan Confederation, Grigori was incensed, seeing the assault as little more than a cowardly sneak attack. Not wanting to participate on any attacks against the Capellans, he abandoned the Twelfth Star Guards and took his Mech, a Centurion, into Capellan space. It was there that he offered his services as a mercenary to the Capellan Confederation.

Shortly into the war, the Federated Suns captured the planet Tikonov and, with it, the Capellans’ newly up and running Cataphract production facility. Grigori took the theft of the Cataphract design and production as his new cause. He styled himself as a noble knight of old, with a quest to take back all Cataphracts from non-Capellan hands. Fatefully, it was not long before he encountered a Cataphract on the battlefield. With careful shooting, he disabled the Mech with minimal damage and took it as his own, replacing his aging Centurion. He dubbed it Ilya Muromets, after the legendary knight of Slavic myths, and emblazoned it with the noble Cameron Star of the Star League as a nod to his time with the Twelfth Star Guards and their connection to the SLDF. For the last 21 years he has been using Ilya Muromets to hunt down Federated Suns’ Cataphracts, meting out justice for their theft. Their salvaged remains have been used to repair and refit his own Mech to the point that it now operates with a unique loadout.

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Chassis Attributes Table[edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. CTF-IM.mdf file (Piranha Games\MechWarrior Online\Game\Objects.pak\Objects\mechs\Cataphract\CTF-IM.mdf)