Designation: LTA-21 "Racoon"
Manufacturer: Ladonin Design Bureau
Unit type: Light Assault Mech
Height: 3.7m (battle stand) 2.4 (roller mode)
Control type: 1st and 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: Pulse Beam Cutter, 2 "Flag" Multi-Purpose Rockets, 22mm autocannon.
Optional Weapons: an arsenal of variations
Spec. Gear: active defense system, mon-mon sensor
With time it became obvious that not every hotspot in the frontline can be filled with a appropriate mech. For one transporting mechs, as well as most other equipment and material takes time, effort, risk. Days if not weeks can pass before sufficient forces could to be mobilized 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 TOJAs and their own heavy weapons, so the raccoons got a warm welcome.
A wide arsenal, a high degree of customization, good sensors, ability to travel on rollers… it’s only real drawback is the lack of a proper frontline armor.
Besides becoming the official marine-mech the raccoon found good use with the militia and police forces, defense and special ops squads, and separatists also.