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The MadDog
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STATISTICS:
 
CREW:  1 pilot
 
PROPULSION:  MekTek Medium duty reactor drive system
 
WEAPONS: 2 ER MK II lasers, 2 Mk I PULSE lasers, Heckler/Koch medium machine gun turret, 2 LRM 8 missile racks

Essentially the MadCat's little bro, the MadDog was designed for quick, hard strikes on enemy mechs and vehicles.  With basically identical, though smaller, weapon systems, the MadDog is a favorite of those who want speed and hitting power, with armor to boot!

ENGINEERING NOTES:
 
The MadDog initially had serious energy problems, as the pilots could shoot the lasers faster than the reactor could keep up with energy output.  This meant that the Clan lost several MadDogs in their first few weeks of combat, as they would suddenly 'die' as they ran across the enemy's line of fire, making them sitting ducks.  We solved this problem by fixing computer calculations, so that it would stop the lasers in order to maintain movement.  Also, we installed a slightly more efficient reactor in the remaining MadDogs, and changed Specs at the factory.