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 3 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 14 Primitive BattleMechs, vehicles, aerospace units presented in this book, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.
|Firebee FRB-1E (WAM-B)||35||514||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Era Specific||2483|
|Eisenfaust EFT-2||45||715||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Era Specific||2471|
|Dervish DV-1S||55||864||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Era Specific||2520|
|Bellerophon BEL-1X||60||957||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Era Specific||2442|
|Thunderbolt TDR-1C||65||1,237||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Era Specific||2491|
|Longbow LGB-0C||85||1,295||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Era Specific||2480|
|Alacorn Heavy Tank Mk. I||95||1,080||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Experimental||2561|
|Alacorn Heavy Tank Mk. II||95||1,017||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Experimental||2561|
|Czar DropShip (Standard)||6,400||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Era Specific||2462|
|Hessen Heavy Tank (Standard)||XTRPrimitives III None||--||0|
|Carter Medical Emergency Response Vehicle (Standard)||25||117||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Standard||2341|
|Korvin Tank KRV-2||50||507||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Standard||2367|
|Vendetta Medium Fighter (Standard)||60||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Standard||2328|
|Caravan Heavy Transport (Standard)||200||XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III||Standard||2346|