Experimental Technical Readout: Pirates


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Thieves, rogues, outlaws, murderers, scum-these are the pirates of the Inner Sphere. For mankind's worst element, the chaos of the Jihad is simply another opportunity to profit through force. The tools of the militaries they face are tough, but it doesn't take an unlimited budget and the resources of a stellar empire to get creative-and stolen prototype weapons can kill just as well as anything off the shelf. Armed with the best tech they can lay their hands on, the cleverest pirates field experimental-grade BattleMechs, vehicles, and fighters that keep their enemies guessing!

Experimental Tech Readout: Pirates samples the custom designs that have appeared in the BattleTech universe during the Jihad. Each design featured in this book incorporates some of the latest technologies developed by the realms of the Inner Sphere in their war against the Word of Blake, as first described in Tactical Operations-deployed now by the malcontents daring enough to steal them. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 new experimental BattleMechs, vehicles, and aerospace units, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.


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Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Commando COM-7S2 (Freyr) 25 1,105 26 Striker XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3070
Daimyo DMO-1K2 (al-Shahab) 40 1,332 25 Brawler XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3066
Hellspawn HSN-7D2 (Halperin) 45 1,431 33 Striker XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3072
Dervish DV-8D2 "Lightbringer" 55 1,717 30 Striker XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3071
Victor VTR-9K2 (St.James) 80 2,006 50 Missile Boat XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3069
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Anhur (P-Stealth) 30 1,035 29 Missile Boat XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3074
Striker Light Tank "Wet Striker" 35 573 15 Scout XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3070
Myrmidon Medium Tank P (Tate) 40 780 22 Skirmisher XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3069
Ontos Heavy Tank X All-Aspect Assault Tank 95 1,031 31 Juggernaut XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3072
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Lightning LTN-G16-P (Branson) 50 1,021 24 Dogfighter XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3071
Chippewa CHP-X-P (Gladstone) 90 1,882 32 Attack XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3074
Bus S7-P "Scarab" 100 412 None XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3073
Leopard PA-Class DropShip 1,900 6,220 None XTR: Pirates XTR: Pirates Experimental 3073