As interest in the WINTER series grew, their public release was held back due to trade secrets and the required level of training. However, with the war, the Universal Manufacturing Company saw it would be profitable to produce a version that is usable not only by Lorath pilots which may be adjusted to suit whatever the needs of the pilot.
The Yuneron frame benefits from the experience of Yamataian and Nepleslian armor pilots used to smaller systems. Adjustments on their feedback lead to some re-enforcement of the internal frame and use of much lighter armor materials alongside some basic performance tweaks which leave the frame slower out of the box but far far more forgiving and accommodating of foreign combat styles for which the AMX series weren't designed. Likewise, dexterity has been improved at the cost of some atmospheric mobility.
The Yuneron doesn't include many weapons by default but is intended to have the pilot pick and mix weapons, thrusters and various other systems which can be bolted into the frame, externally or packaged together. Likewise, armor plating and shielding can also easily be exchanged within the hour for almost any system from any other platform.
Although the Yuneron is based on the Type 2 Winter, it was used as a developmental test-bed for many components to Type 3 hence it can effectively be thought of as “2.5”.
One of the main goals, aside basic performance, was to make sure the Yuneron was not only rugged but also easy to repair, modify and very affordable. It lacks many of the features seen in the Winter line though the smaller profile and lighter weight help make up for this.
Should a Winter truly be required, an arrangement may be reached.
Government: UOC Organization: Public Type: Ultra-Light Frame (equivalent heavy powered-armor)
Original Designation: UOC-YUNERON-02 Designer: Manufacturer: Various Production: Bulk, On Demand
Width: 1.2 Meter Height: 4 - 4.5 Meters Mass: 320 Lbs
Ground speed: 917 MPH (Thruster assist) Air speed: Mach 4.2 (Interception) Air speed: Mach 1.3 (Cruising configuration) Zero Atmosphere: .425c Maneuverability: High
Range: Interplanetary Lifespan: 12 weeks without maintenance, with a functional expectation of 10 years through upgrade cycles.
|Note:The following items are standard for the Yuneron when purchased from the manufacturer, alternative after-market systems can be applied.|
Integrated “M'Cel” 40/30mm Grenade Launcher type launcher, includes a muzzle-loadable grappling hook system with electric winch.
'Deviance' Shotgun Gatling, can be chambered to 16, 14, 12, and 10 gauge bores.
Available from United Manufacturing Cooperative and affiliated production facilities, NovaCorp Electrolaser Rifle in defensive configuration
Alternatively, buyers with military equipment certification can replace the Electrolaser module with a Lorath Plasma Arc Disruptor vent system.
Paa-Zem Edition Tool System adapted for Yuneron use.
Serving as the internal structure, the Movable frame consists of the following:
Changes: Rather than entirely isolate the pilot (as WINTER does) Yuneron instead takes an exoskeletal approach to reduce its profile and make the overall system lighter. The cockpit is now a padded area down the torso of the Yuneron with interface elements based around neural use and physical hand-controls in the elbows. Likewise, the feet of a pilot now reach the knees of the Yuneron as opposed to isolating the pilot in the torso alone. The head of the pilot now also fills the head of the armor.
This reduces the vertical profile of the armor quite substantially meaning it is now able to maneuver in confined spaces Winter could not access at the cost of making the machine more susceptible to kinetic energy penetrators should the exoskeletal armor be compromised.
A “skin” like system akin to weaving fabric through the machine, structural layering acts as muscle, energy management, internal structure and externally as a flexible armored hide. It provides anti-gravitational functionality and can handle quite a beating. Sockets beneath the outer-layer typically plugged can be used to mount external exoskeletal plating which is recommended. This can be done by the UMC though it is insisted the customer pick a basic look as the external plating will define the look of the machine.
Structural Points: 15
Though the software is setup for a Lorath intelligence, with some basic use the system learns to adapt.
Included in the Yuneron are several sensor packages which are designed to provide the optimal range of sensor perception possible while maintaining a small size profile: