Yeah, that's why you give it JJs, as many small lasers you can give it, an Arm Mod, and just play PunchBot 3000 with it.
A surprisingly common mistake.Oh, it turns out I had (once again) confused the Banshee with the Charger.
Can you imagine being a Charger pilot when your House calls you in to tell you your mech has been chosen to test this new hardware called an "XL Engine"...?The Charger's great in a thematic way … it was *clearly* someone in appropriations was paying off a business partner or cousin with a contract for a machine that in no way, shape, form, or fashion deserved to exist. One of those defense department foibles that people look at down the line and go, "$250 for a hammer? DaFuq?!" Chargers got made, people got paid, then officers had to figure out what to do with this THING that just showed up on base with a note that it was general so-and-so's baby and that you WILL find a way to highlight it for the presentation in three months.
Ironicly, because the Banshee was put in reserve due to being an assault monster whose time to shine had passed and the Charger was sent to meaningless worlds because, well, *Charger*, they both survived the massive damage of the Rebellion and the first three Succession Wars, to wind up in decent numbers, with good reserves of spare parts, in the 3025 era. Being shitty saved them.