Cataphract CTF-1X

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Cataphract CTF-1X
Cataphract infobox.jpg
General data
ClassHeavy
Stock RoleBrawler & Close Assault
Tonnage70 t (29 t base)
Cost6,300,000 C
Rarity5
Weapons
L. Torso
  • 1 x Energy
  • 1 x Support Weapon
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R. Torso
  • 1 x Ballistic
  • 1 x Energy
L. Arm
  • 1 x Energy
  • 1 x Support Weapon
R. Arm
  • 2 x Energy
Melee90 (+105 instability)
Death from Above90 (+105 instability)
45 damage to self
Survivability
Head
15/45
C. Torso
110/220-120
L. Torso
75/150-110
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R. Torso
75/150-110
L. Arm
55/110
R. Arm
55/110
L.Leg
75/150
R.Leg
75/150
Mobility and detection
Speed120 km/h
StealthVisibility: 1
Signature: -10%
SensorsSpotting distance: Base
Sensor range: -25%

Cataphract CTF-1X is a Heavy-class 'Mech in Battletech.

Description[edit | edit source]

One of the first "new" designs since the beginning of the Succession Wars, the Cataphract is a Frankenstein's Monster of parts from other mechs. The Cataphract has heavy armor and heavier guns, mounting an AC/10, PPC, and 4 Medium Lasers.

Loadouts[edit | edit source]

  • One of the few mechs where the stock loadout is pretty good. If you feel it is too hot, swap out two of the ML's for heat sinks; or the PPC for a Large Laser, using the two free tons for heatsinks or extra armor.
  • Cataphracts can be refitted with 4 x LL's as a Laser-sniper. The remaining tonnage goes to Heat Sinks, and maybe some Jump Jets.
  • For strong mid-close range firepower and controlled heat while maximizing the hardpoints, AC/5 with one ton ammo, 2 x LL and 3 x ML. This is a versatile build as a second line Mech and focuses fire nicely.
  • Mounting 1 x AC/20 + 5 ML gives a very good 225 Alpha-Strike damage from short-range.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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  • The Cataphract is called a "FrankenMech" because it's got a little bit of everything stitched together on it. The 1X model works well at medium-long to closer range, with good armor and weaponry.