Hunchback HBK-4G

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HBK-4G Overview

HBK-4G
HBK-4G.png
Overview
Base: Hunchback
Introduced: 2572
Tonnage: 50]
Class: Medium
Cbill.png  Cost: 3,694,490
MC.png  Cost: 1,480
Stock Equipment
Engine: 200 STD
Speed: 64.8 km/h
Structure: Standard
Armor: 320 (94.7%)
Heat Sinks: 13 Single
Stock Armament
RT: 1 Autocannon 20
LA: 1 Medium Laser
RA: 1 Medium Laser
HD: 1 Small Laser
Hardpoints
Head: 1
Right Arm: 1
Left Arm: 1
Right Torso: 3
ECM location:  
AMS location: LT
ECM Capable: No
Jump Jets: No
Mech Module Slots: 2
Weapon Module Slots: 2
Consumable Module Slots: 2
Chassis Attributes
Speed (min/max): 32.4 - 89.1
Speed Tweak Bonus: 35.6 - 98
Engine Ratings: 100 - 275
Movement Archetype: Medium
Max Armor: 338
Pitch Twist
Arms 35° 40°
Torso 25° 125°
Twist X Bonus: 137.5°/150°
Advanced Equipment
None  


330 [1]

Hunchback Specs

BattleMech Engine Maneuverability Hardpoints Expenses
Series min / max Speed Torso Arms Total MC.png 
Models [km/h] Pitch/Twist Pitch/Turn
Hunchback HBK-GI 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 321 3750
Hunchback HBK-4P 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 900 1440
Hunchback HBK-4SP 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 502 1455
Hunchback HBK-4G 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 330 1480
Hunchback HBK-4P(C) 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 900 1800
Hunchback HBK-4H 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 510 1460
Hunchback HBK-4J 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 602 1515

Hunchback Hardpoints

BattleMech Hardpoints
Mech Weapon Consumable
Series Jump Module Module Module
Model Jets Slots Slots Slots AMS RA RT HD CT LT LA
Hunchback HBK-GI No 2 2 2 LT 1 2 1   1 1
Hunchback HBK-4H No 2 2 2 LT 1 2 1 1      1
Hunchback HBK-4G No 2 2 2 LT 1 3 1      1
Hunchback HBK-4P(C) No 2 2 2 LT 1 6 1      1
Hunchback HBK-4SP No 2 2 2 LT 2 1 1   1 2
Hunchback HBK-4P No 2 2 2 LT 1 6 1      1
Hunchback HBK-4J No 2 2 2 LT 1 3 2 1      1


Overview[edit | edit source]

The HBK-4G is focused towards being a ballistic weapons platform and is capable of mounting a massive AC 20 or Gauss Rifle in its right torso. With an equal number of energy and ballistic Hardpoints though, the -4G is able to put more emphasis on either weapon type, to a degree.


The HBK-4G was one of the four Founders BattleMechs, which featured a unique skin and a 30% Cbill.png bonus.


Stock Loadout[edit | edit source]

Its Autocannon 20 is capable of disabling light mechs in one shot alone while the Medium and Small Lasers provide reliable back up weaponry. If there is a failing with this machine, its that its pilot may become too confident in its abilities and try to tackle 'Mechs above its weight class.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Possesses an impressive torso twist angle, up to 144° after the Twist X Efficiency has been fully upgraded. This is very useful in order to keep the torso mounted ballistic weapons on target while in the middle of a brawl.
  • Arm mounted energy hardpoints allow the -4G to track faster targets accurately while a head mounted energy hard point provides a last ditch weapon should all side torso and arm mounted weapons be destroyed.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Concentration of most of firepower in one location. The right torso is often targeted and due to its size, can be hit from both sides of the 'Mech. Once this location is destroyed, only the left arm and head mounted weapons remain.
  • Its large head hit box is another concern as it can be hit relatively easily from the front and left side.
  • Limited tonnage of the -4G means it will be difficult to mount three ballistic weapons of any type other than Machine Guns or Autocannon 2s.
  • Maximum Engine limit is lower than most other Mediums(275).


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BattleMech Hardpoint List[edit source]

Chassis Attributes Table[edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. HBK-4G.mdf file (Piranha Games\MechWarrior Online\Game\Objects.pak\Objects\mechs\Hunchback\HBK-4G.mdf)
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