Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives Vol 3


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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 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.


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Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Firebee WAM-A 30 None XTR: Primitives III None Unknown 2472
Firebee FRB-1E (WAM-B) 35 514 15 Brawler XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Advanced 2483
Eisenfaust EFT-2 45 715 16 Juggernaut XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Advanced 2471
Dervish DV-1S 55 864 25 Missile Boat XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Advanced 2520
Bellerophon BEL-1X 60 957 24 Brawler XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Advanced 2442
Thunderbolt TDR-1C 65 1,237 33 Missile Boat XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Advanced 2491
Longbow LGB-0C 85 1,295 36 Missile Boat XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Advanced 2480
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Alacorn Heavy Tank Mk. I 95 1,080 27 Juggernaut XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Experimental 2561
Alacorn Heavy Tank Mk. II 95 1,017 29 Juggernaut XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Experimental 2561
Alacorn Heavy Tank Mk. V 95 30 Juggernaut XTR: Primitives III None Experimental 2589
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Czar DropShip 6,400 None XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Advanced 2462
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Liberty JumpShip 203,000 None XTR: Primitives III XTR: Primitives III Experimental 2461