Hunchback HBK-4P

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HBK-4P Overview

HBK-4P
HBK-4P.png
Overview
Base: Hunchback
Introduced: 2937
Tonnage: 50]
Class: Medium
Cbill.png  Cost: 3,594,484
MC.png  Cost: 1,440
Stock Equipment
Engine: 200 STD
Speed: 64.8 km/h
Structure: Standard
Armor: 320 (94.7%)
Heat Sinks: 23 Single
Stock Armament
RA: 1 Medium Laser
LA: 1 Medium Laser
RT: 6 Medium Laser
HD: 1 Small Laser
Hardpoints
Head: 1
Right Arm: 1
Left Arm: 1
Right Torso: 6
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  


900 [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-4P, commonly known as the "Swayback", exclusively mounts energy weapons. This allows it to forgo heavier ballistic and missile weapons in favor of lighter, though hotter, energy weapons.

Stock Loadout[edit | edit source]

The HBK-4P is an all energy variant of the useful Hunchback. While it trades in the -4G's massive Autocannon 20 for six smaller Medium Lasers, overall damage is increased. Twenty Three Heat Sinks were also added, but heat buildup can still be a problem in a long drawn-out firefight.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

A full 9 energy weapon hardpoints allow the HBK-4P to mount the most energy weapons of any available 'Mech. A wide torso twist angle allows the -4P to keep its numerous torso mounted energy weapons on target in a close range fight.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

In almost all configurations, heat will be an issue with this 'Mech. Even Double Heat Sinks will struggle to handle the heat buildup of the HBK-4P. Like most Hunchbacks, the loss of the right torso will result in the majority of its weapons being lost. Another weakness it shares with other Hunchbacks is a large head hit box, capable of being hit even from its left side.

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Chassis Attributes Table[edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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