4th Fang (Clan Steel Viper)

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4th Fang Cluster
Unit Profile (as of 3061)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Rho Galaxy


The Fourth Fang were posted to Benfled in 3054[1] and defended the planet from a raid by the Fourth Davion Guards in 3056, where the 4th Fang's large Aerospace complement came into play.[2] The cluster still guarded the planet in 3061.[3]

Rho Galaxy deployed the Fourth Fang, the Fifth Legion and the 141st Phallanx to Eden to engaged the garrison of Clan Wolf during their Abjuration in 3071. The Viper clusters had surrounded the Wolf enclave when they were hit by surprise by Coyote's Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster in the rear and then by the Wolves. In the confusion Galaxy Commander Varga was killed along with half his force.[4]


As of 3061 the Commanding Officer was Star Colonel Octavian Tamm.[2]


The cluster is often opposition force during training cycles for the clusters of Alpha Galaxy. This give the Cluster an advantage in defensive operations and they know also to use Inner Sphere tactics against raiders with great effect.[2]

Composition History[edit]


Fourth Fang - Regular/Reliable [2]

  • 2 BattleMech Trinaries
  • 1 Conventional Infantry Trinary
  • 1 Aerospace Trinary
  • 2 Aerospace Binaries



  1. Objective Raids, p. 30
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 147, "4th Fang Profile"
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 168
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p.96