"Rebuild the Locust?" "You're nuts!" "What have you
been smoking?" "Forget it, man." SearcyWorks engineers
nodded...and smiled...and did it anyways.
In so doing, they have been vindicated.
The Super Locust is every bit as fast as it predecessor,
but mounts much, much better armor and weaponry. Five
tons of SearcyWorks Ferro-Fiberous Mark 1 armor protect
it from enemy fire, while it shoots back with an Advanced
Hardlight-3 ER large laser and a pair of Advanced
Hardlight-2 ER medium lasers.
For anyone who comes looking for an easy kill and picks
a Super Locust, they are in for a nasty shock. Fast, tough,
and heavily armed, the Super Locust is an excellent
recon/raider, hampered only by its lack of hands. It has
excellent range, meaning it never has a need to close with
the enemy. This only makes it tougher to kill.
In essence, the Super Locust epitomizes the 'Super'-series
philosophy of appearing to be a smaller, weaker
BattleMech. Many are the MechWarriors who assumed
their opponents to be mere Locusts, until the laser beams
started hitting them at a range far beyond that of any
Locust variant they'd ever heard of. "Walk softly and carry
a big stick" has become the unofficial motto of Super
The Super Locust is somewhat rare. The majority under
Combine control are a part of the Ghost Regiments,
making it difficult if not impossible to get a fix on their
numbers. The Pesht Armored Cavalry's Raider Battalion
fields light lances entirely of Super Locusts, and they have
achieved some popularity in the Lyran Alliance for their
'walk softly and carry a big stick' reputation. While we can
safely assume that somewhere between 75-100 Super
Locusts are operational, we cannot be sure.