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 XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Advanced 2475
Phoenix PX-1R 50 917 21 Brawler XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Advanced 2474
Wolverine WVR-1R 55 885 23 Skirmisher XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Experimental 2471
Wolverine WVR-3R 55 867 24 Skirmisher XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Advanced 2490
Archer ARC-1A 70 1,269 36 Missile Boat XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Advanced 2458
Orion ON1-C 75 973 27 Brawler XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Advanced 2453
Orion ON1-H 75 1,307 38 Brawler XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Experimental 2456
Ymir BWP-X1 "Bipedal Weapons Platform" 90 1,194 34 Missile Boat XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Advanced 2462
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Saturn Patrol Ship (Standard) 1,200 1,359 Transport XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Experimental 2243
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Dunning Mobile Command Post 30 124 10 None XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Introductory 2317
Colt Medium Fighter 40 247 6 Dogfighter XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Introductory 2354
Colt Medium Fighter (SRM) 40 Dogfighter XTR: Primitives V None Introductory 2375
Asher Hover Scout 45 386 14 Scout XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Introductory 2298
Reaper Self-Propelled Artillery 55 250 10 Missile Boat XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Introductory 2321
RR-3 Recovery Vehicle 55 213 3 None XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Introductory 2439
Apostle Self-Propelled Artillery 80 387 17 Missile Boat XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Introductory 2321
UTR-588 Recovery Vehicle 90 407 7 None XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Introductory 2439
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Leviathan JumpShip (Standard) 410,000 51 None XTR: Primitives V XTR: Primitives V Unknown 2468