's massive HildCo jump jet
s were designed to lift the BattleMech
over inconveniently placed buildings
, but the designers knew damn well that some daring pilot
s would try to use its jump capability to land on other 'Mechs
s gave the Highlander
impressively thick Lang composite armor
on the legs and re-designed the internal skeleton
in its feet and lower legs to incorporate hydrolic shock absorption. these tweaks allow the Highlander
s to withstand the repeated stress
caused by this devastating maneuver.
The jump jet
s were also re-designed to allow a pilot to automatically redirect the force
of his jets to compensate for landing on a moving foe.
Over the years, a Highlander's death from above
attack became known as a "Highlander burial"
. A maneuver which guarantees a light 'Mech
will literally be driven into the earth by the force of the Highlander
landing on top of it.