Hunchback HBK-4SP

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HBK-4SP Overview

HBK-4SP
HBK-4SP.png
Overview
Base: Hunchback
Introduced: 3025
Tonnage: 50]
Class: Medium
Cbill.png  Cost: 3,632,484
MC.png  Cost: 1,455
Stock Equipment
Engine: 200 STD
Speed: 64.8 km/h
Structure: Standard
Armor: 320 (94.7%)
Heat Sinks: 19 Single
Stock Armament
RA: 2 Medium Laser
LA: 2 Medium Laser
RT: 1 SRM 6
LT: 1 SRM 6
HD: 1 Small Laser
Hardpoints
Head: 1
Right Arm: 2
Left Arm: 2
Right Torso: 1
Left Torso: 1
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-4SP is unique among the line of Hunchbacks. It spread its weapon evenly across its arms and torsos leaving it without the glaring weakness of other Hunchbacks.


Stock Loadout[edit | edit source]

The -4SP replaces the autocannon found on most Hunchbacks with two SRM 6s. These weapons are not capable of inflicting more damage than a single AC/20 shell but work best to find and exploit holes in an enemy's armor. The SRMs are backed up by a quartet of Medium Lasers and a Small Laser.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

When compared to the Hunchback HBK-4J, which shares a similar hardpoint loadout, the HBK-4SP splits it missile hardpoint among both torsos and moves nearly all of its energy weapons to both arms. This removes the glaring weakness of having most weapons mounted on one side of the 'Mech. It also means it can more effectively track fast targets with arm mounted lasers. Like all Hunchbacks, the -4SP possesses impressive torso twist range. After fully upgrading the Twist X Efficiency, the -4SP can in fact fire all four arm mounted weapons directly behind it relative to its legs.

  • Each missile hardpoint supports up to ten tubes.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

While the HBK-4SP does not concentrate its weapons in the right torso like most Hunchbacks, it does still share a large head hit box. To some degree though, the jutting shape of its side torsos provide more protection from its left side than other Hunchbacks.


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BattleMech Hardpoint List[edit source]

Chassis Attributes Table[edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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