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Designation: LTA-21 "Racoon"
Manufacturer: Ladonin Design Bureau
Unit type: Light Mech
Height: 3.45m (battle stand) 2.4 (roller mode)
Control type: 2nd generation
Powerplant: Unidom-334smc powered HUEG-4t Generator (650kW)
Operation time on average power - 500h
Top Speed: 45 km/h (on foot) 85 km/h (on rollers)
Weapons: Heavy plasma caster, force spike, 4 "Flag" Multipurpose Rockets, 100mm short barrel grenade launcher.
Optional Weapons: various
Spec. Gear: active defense system, multi-mon sensor, smoke screen
With time it became obvious that not every hotspot can be filled with an appropriate mech. For one, transporting mechs, as well as most other equipment and material, takes time, effort and risk. Days if not weeks can pass before sufficient forces could to be concentrated for a full-out heavy assault, but before that a well defended frontline needed to established, and for that firepower is needed.
Before the only support first-in marine squads could get were the small batches of tactical armors and their own heavy weapons, so the raccoons received a warm welcome.
Mech was praised for its wide arsenal, high degree of customization (for a League mech that is), good sensors, ability to travel on rollers as well as relatively low complexity in design and maintenance (once again a signature trait for most League devices). Its only real drawbacks were the lack of a proper armoring on it’s sides and back, which led to a slightly higher mortality rate for pilots, since the ejection device could not be used if the rear armor was somehow compromised.
Besides becoming the official marine mech the raccoon found good use with the militia and police forces not only in the Voshod but also in ConFed fractions, defense forces and even special ops. Separatists and terrorists love to get their hands on this machine as well.