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MBR-XTF-51(C) Matey Cutlass

General and Technical Data

Model Number: MBR-XTF-51(C)
Name: Matey Cutlass
Unit Type: Prototype close-range assault Matey
Manufacturer: Unknown
Operator: Canadia Army
Accommodation: Pilot only
Dimensions: Head height, 14.9m
Weight: 51.8 metric tons
Construction: Matey-grade ablative armour on movable frame, reinforced by equipped mission pack
Powerplant: Ultra-compact fusion reactor, rated at 2980 kW
Equipment: Sensors, range unknown; hardpoints for mounting mission packs; extended verniers
Fixed Armaments: 2 x 60mm CIWS vulcans, shoulder-mounted; 1 x energy saber, stored in left hip, hand-carried in use; 1 x variable strength energy saber, stored in the right shoulder, hand-carried in use; 1 x electro-magnetic grappling claw, shoulder-mounted; 2 x 12 pod missile tubes, back-mounted
Optional Armaments: 1 x shield; 1 x high-power energy rifle, rating unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

Contrasting the Matey Cannon, the Matey Cutlass was the second of the 3 discovered mission packs to be repaired. Unlike the Matey Cannon, the (C) pack was almost entirely based on close-range combat. The (C) pack was perfect for missions where Yor needed to move and destroy the enemy swiftly. The pack wasn't badly kept, however. What kept the engineers so long in repairing the (C) pack was because they just couldn't get enough out of tweaking and studying it. The (C) pack alone ended up as the basis for a large number of upgrades to existing Canadia Mateys.

For the most part, the weapon complement of the R-Matey was left untouched. The largest addition is a variable output saber which is fed off of the R-Matey's reactor, similar to the VSEC. The blade can go from a simple knife to a giant sword capable of cleaving battleships in half. To assist in this capability, the Cutlass has an electro-magnetic grappling claw launcher on the left shoulder. The claw is intended to be used as a pivot point for the Matey Cutlass as it jets in and slices the target up, but it can also be used to simply disrupt the target's systems, rendering it inoperable for a short time.

The thruster module on the (C) pack was unlike anything else the Canadia engineers had seen. The output rating that the technical specs detailed would normally only be found on frigate-class ships, and would require more power then any Matey could hope to generate. Closer examination of the specifics revealed an ingenius series of feedback loops and amplifiers which captured the thrust and fed it back into the engine to be used again. Using this data, Canadia engineers were able to produce smaller versions that could be equipped on their other Mateys. This addition greatly improved the fighting capability of the Canadia Army. In addition to these, the (C) pack was also non-obstructive to the R-Matey, which allowed it to transform to Matey Jet mode. The added thrusters, though, did provide a greatly improved flight speed; far greater then most fighters of the time could achieve. Like the Matey Cannon, the Matey Cutlass could also purge the (C) pack if the situation requires it.