Hunchback HBK-4J

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HBK-4J Overview

HBK-4J
HBK-4J.png
Overview
Base: Hunchback
Introduced: 2856
Tonnage: 50]
Class: Medium
Cbill.png  Cost: 3,778,604
MC.png  Cost: 1,515
Stock Equipment
Engine: 200 STD
Speed: 64.8 km/h
Structure: Standard
Armor: 320 (94.7%)
Heat Sinks: 14 Single
Stock Armament
RA: 1 Medium Laser
LA: 1 Medium Laser
RT: 3 Medium Laser
RT: 2 LRM 10
HD: 1 Small Laser
Hardpoints
Head: 1
Right Arm: 1
Left Arm: 1
Right Torso: 3 2
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  


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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-4J 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 602 1515
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-4P(C) 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 900 1800
Hunchback HBK-4G 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 330 1480
Hunchback HBK-4H 100 - 275 32.4 - 89.1 25° / 125° 35° / 40° 510 1460

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-4J is one of two Hunchbacks which feature missile hardpoints, the other being the -4SP. It also has the greatest number of energy hardpoints on a Hunchback after the HBK-4P. Like most Hunchbacks, the -4J concentrates most of its firepower in the right torso.

Stock Loadout[edit | edit source]

This model stands apart from the usual Hunchback in that it is capable of long range support. That is thanks to the two LRM 10s installed in the right torso. At close range however, the -4J is still more than capable of defending itself with an array of five Medium Lasers backed up by a single Small Laser. Though heat can be an issue.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

A wide torso twist angle allows the HBK-4P to keep its torso mounted weapons on target at close range. Six energy hardpoints allow it to carry a large number of small and medium lasers. Unlike the -4SP, the -4J has 20 missile tubes, which allow it to launch up to 20 missiles in a single wave.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

The HBK-4J is often compared unfavorably to the Hunchback HBK-4SP. Both share the same speed and maneuverability and a similar number of energy and missile hardpoints. However, the -4SP spreads it hardoints out even among both arms and torsos. A loss of the right torso, which essentially disarms the -4J, would only remove half the firepower on the -4SP. Additionally, having most of the energy hardpoints mounted in the torso of the -4J means it is more difficult to track fast targets unlike the -4SP which houses almost all of its energy hardpoints in its arms.

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References[edit | edit source]

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