Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech

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Desperate Measures, Cut-Rate Prices


The fires of the Jihad have crippled the collective military-industrial complexes of the Inner Sphere, sparking a desperate call for equipment--any equipment--to replace combat losses. While the factories of the Successor States and the Periphery struggle to recover, a wave of second-grade manufacturers, relying on older, outdated methods, have rushed to take up some of the slack by bringing back venerable designs not seen since before the first Star League. Still others have taken to offering armed support units to fill in the gaps, 'Mechs and vehicles that, while not up to the late thirty-first century cutting edge, can still bring lethal force to bear in a pinch.

Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech samples a number of new designs that have begun to emerge from secondary manufacturers across the war-torn Inner Sphere. Representing modern manufacturing with older techniques, most of the designs featured in this book incorporate a mix of modern technologies and older design standards--many rushed into service for their desperate consumers. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 new experimental BattleMechs, vehicles, and 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
Pathfinder PFF-2 25 452 16 Scout XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Advanced 3075
Pathfinder PFF-2T 25 None XTR:RetroTech None Advanced 3075
Centurion CN9-H 50 848 20 Brawler XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Advanced 3077
Rook NH-1X "Rook-X" 55 1,187 27 Juggernaut XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Experimental 3077
HawkWolf HWK-3F 80 1,349 36 Missile Boat XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Experimental 3076
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Sparrowhawk SPR-DH 30 486 24 Fast Dogfighter XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Experimental 3076
Star Dagger S-2 30 315 20 Fast Dogfighter XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Advanced 2330
Malaika BAM-1A1 50 572 27 Fast Dogfighter XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Experimental 3078
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Patron PTN-2 MilitiaMech 15 143 5 Sniper XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Standard 3076
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Humming Bird VTOL 30 129 11 Scout XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Experimental 3074
Hwacha Urban Combat Vehicle HW1 50 570 15 Ambusher XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Advanced 3078
Barouche Military Transport 80 424 12 Scout XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Standard 3078
Nike Air Defense Platform 90 688 14 Sniper XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Standard 3079
White Tip Submarine 250 902 28 Ambusher XTR:RetroTech XTR:RetroTech Advanced 3074