The Marauder was first built in the 2600s as an attack and direct fire support 'Mech. The Marauder is one of the most well-known 'Mechs in existence and was built to usher in a new generation of BattleMechs. Unfortunately, with the fall of the Star League, the new generation of 'Mechs the Marauder was to herald never quite materialized. On its own merits the Marauder is a devastatingly powerful 'Mech. The Marauder has powerful offensive capabilities and a top speed of 64.8 km/h.
MAD-5R - The Marauder 5R is an upgrade of the 3R model. The 'Mech has an XL Engine to save weight and has had its heat sinks upgraded to double heat sinks. The PPCs are replaced with two ER PPCs and the Autocannon/5 has been upgraded to a Rotary Autocannon/5. The two Medium Lasers have been retained on the design. Also, for added protection, the 5R has fourteen tons of armor and a Guardian ECM Suite. The 'Mech also carries a C3 Slave unit that allows the 'Mech to transmit targeting data to its lance mates.
The 9S Marauder is built with a Light Fusion Engine and an Endo Steel chassis to save weight. The 9S also uses double heat sinks to handle its heat intensive weapons payload. The 9S carries two ER PPCs as its primary weapons as well as an LB-X Autocannon/10 for long-range combat. For close ranges, the 9S is equipped with two ER Medium Lasers and a Flamer. The 9S is also equipped with exceptional electronic systems including an ECM Suite and a Beagle Active Probe
Marauder Mad-9s/-5r (parts/2)