Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives Vol 5


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Before there was even a Star League, the technologies taken for granted in the thirty-first century went through their awkward paces in a universe newly opened to humankind. In an age when the BattleMech was nearly unknown, when the DropShip was a new concept, and when tanks and fighters dominated the battle zones, the technology of the day was primitive by modern standards...and each new design with an experiment unto itself.

Experimental Tech Readout: Primitives, Volume V samples more of the early technology designs that dominated the universe of BattleTech during the pre-Star League Age of War period. Each design featured in this book demonstrates the primitive technology level of the first generation of BattleMechs, the last generation of Combat Vehicles (before the 'Mech supplanted them), and the low-tech aerospace units that flew above them. Although many were ultimately upgraded to "modern standards" and shown in Technical Readout: 3075, the units featured here reflect these designs as they were when first introduced to the universe they fought for. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 Primitive BattleMechs, vehicles, aerospace units presented in this book, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.


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Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Trooper TP-1R 20 236 8 Scout XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Era Specific 2475
Phoenix PX-1R 50 917 21 Brawler XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Era Specific 2474
Wolverine WVR-1R 55 885 23 Skirmisher XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Era Specific 2471
Wolverine WVR-3R 55 867 24 Skirmisher XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Era Specific 2490
Archer ARC-1A 70 1,269 36 Missile Boat XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Era Specific 2458
Orion ON1-C 75 973 27 Brawler XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Era Specific 2453
Orion ON1-H 75 1,199 38 Brawler XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Era Specific 2456
Ymir BWP-X1 "Bipedal Weapons Platform" 90 1,194 34 Missile Boat XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Era Specific 2462
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Saturn Patrol Ship (Standard) 1,200 1,359 Transport XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Era Specific 2243
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Dunning Mobile Command Post 30 124 10 None XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Introductory 2317
Colt Medium Fighter 40 247 6 Dogfighter XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Introductory 2354
Colt Medium Fighter (SRM) 40 Dogfighter XTRPrimitives V None Introductory 2375
Asher Hover Scout 45 386 14 Scout XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Introductory 2298
Reaper Self-Propelled Artillery 55 250 10 Missile Boat XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Introductory 2321
RR-3 Recovery Vehicle 55 213 3 None XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Introductory 2439
Apostle Self-Propelled Artillery 80 387 17 Missile Boat XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Introductory 2321
UTR-588 Recovery Vehicle 90 407 7 None XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V Introductory 2439
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Leviathan JumpShip (Standard) 410,000 51 None XTRPrimitives V XTRPrimitives V -- 2468