Anti-Missile System

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Anti-Missile System
Production information
Type Equipment (Point-Blank Weapon)
Tech Base Clan/


Year Availability Clan = 2831

IS = 3040

Year Introduced Clan = 2831 CBS

IS = 2617 TH

Year Extinction IS = 2796
Year Reintroduced IS = 3040 FC
Technology Rating E
Availability Ratings E/F/D
Technical specifications
Heat 1
Damage Special Weapon Rules (Consult Total Warfare p. 129)
Short Range Special Weapon Rules (Consult Total Warfare p. 129)
Tons 0,5
Critical Slots 1
Ammo Per Ton Clan = 24

IS = 12

Cost (unloaded) 100,000
BV (1.0) Clan = 63

IS = 32

Ammo BV (1.0) Clan = 21

IS = 11

BV (2.0) Clan = 32

IS = 32

Ammo BV (2.0) Clan = 22

IS = 11


Introduced in 2617 by the Terran Hegemony, the anti-missile system is used to destroy missiles before they strike their target. This is accomplished by using a short ranged rapid firing weapon which shoots at the missiles. Because missiles in BattleTech are usually fired in salvos of up to forty at a time, anti-missile systems are rarely capable of destroying them all. Due to the loss of knowledge caused by the Succession Wars, anti-missile systems ceased to be produced by 2796. Only in 3040 did the Federated Commonwealth rediscover the means to produce this equipment. For the Clans, however, AMS never became LosTech, and by the time of the invasion, the Clans had improved on the Star League version by replacing the solid slugs with flechettes, allowing for more ammunition per ton.[1]

Laser versions of the anti-missile system exist, and benefit from having no ammunition requirement unlike regular systems. However they produce heat as a side effect of their use.


Anti-Missile System is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company
Burow Kalidasa Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated
Deprus Swarmshot MacLeod's Land Pinard Protectorates Limited
LFN Linblad Shotgun Grand Base Earthwerks Incorporated
LFN Linblad Shotgun Tematagi Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited
LFN Linblad Shotgun Wallis Ronin Incorporated
MainFire Point Defense Belladonna Cal-Boeing of Dorwinion
McArthur New Earth Yankee Weapons Systems
McArthur Terra Blankenburg Technologies
McArthur II Terra Blankenburg Technologies
SureFire 444 Coventry Coventry Metal Works
Voelkers Parasol Stewart Corean Enterprises
Yori Flyswatter Al Na'ir Yori 'Mech Works

Model Used By
“Goalkeeper” Anti-Missile System [2] ISHTAR HEAVY FIRE SUPPORT TANK Clan (Vehicle)
Burow Anti-Missile System [3] JA-KL-1532 JACKAL IS (Mech)
Burow Anti-Missile System [4] HRC-LS-9000 HERCULES IS (Mech)
Burow Anti-Missile System [5] WR-DG-02FC WAR DOG IS (Mech)
Burrow Anti-Missile System [6] PADILLA HEAVY ARTILLERY TANK IS (Vehicle)
Buzzsaw Anti-Missile System [7] bMb-12d Bombardier (Mech) IS
Buzzsaw Anti-Missile System [8] eXt-4d Exterminator (Mech) IS
Buzzsaw Anti-Missile System [9] fls-8K Flashman (Mech) IS
Buzzsaw Anti-Missile System [10] Winston Combat Vehicle IS (Vehicle)
McArthur Mk.II Anti-Missile System [11] brM-5a Brahma IS (Mech)
LFN Lindblad Shotgun Anti-Missile System [12] IS pkM-2c patriot (mech)
MainFire Point Defense Anti-Missile System [13] hnt-171 Hornet (Mech) IS
MainFire Point Defense Anti-Missile System [14] BRZ-A3 BERSERKER IS (Mech)
MainFire Point-Defense AMS [15] GOBLIN INFANTRY TANK IS (Vehicle)
MainFire Point-Defense Anti-Missile System [16] CHALLENGER X MBT IS (Vehicle)
McArthur Anti-Missile System [17] BH-K305 BATTLE HAWK IS (Mech)
McArthur Anti-Missile System [18] IS (Mech)
McArthur Anti-Missile System [19] T-IT-N10M GRAND TITAN IS (Mech)
McArthur Anti-Missile System [20] EXC-B2 EXCALIBUR IS (Mech)
McArthur Anti-Missile System [21] SPT-N2 SPARTAN IS (Mech)
McArthur Anti-Missile System [22] INI-02 INITIATE IS (Mech)
McArthur Anti-Missile System [23] WHF-3B WHITE FLAME IS (Mech)
McArthur Anti-Missile Systems [24] IS cobra transport Vtol (vehicle)
McArthur II Anti-Missile System [25] GRM-R-PR29 GRIM REAPER IS (Mech)
Shield 3A Anti-Missile System [26] Night Wolf clan (Mech)
Shield-3 Anti-Missile System [27] BEHEMOTH 2 Clan (Mech)
Shield-3 Anti-Missile System [28] LOBO Clan (Mech)
SureFire 444 Anti-Missile System [29] flc-4p Falcon (Mech) IS
Surefire 444 Anti-missile system [30] ffl-4b Firefly (Mech) IS
SureFire 444 Anti-Missile System [31] fs9-s Firestarter (Mech) IS
SureFire 444 Anti-Missile System [32] Ghr-5J Grasshopper (Mech) IS
Surefire 444 Anti-Missile System [33] VR5-R VERFOLGER IS (Mech)
SureFire 444 Anti-Missile Systems [34] Trajan assault Infantry Fighting Vehicle IS (Vehicle)
Yori Flyswatter Anti-Missile System [35] as7-K Atlas (Mech) IS
Yori Flyswatter Anti-Missile System [36] PTR-4D PENETRATOR IS (Mech)
Yori Flyswatter Anti-Missile Systems [37] WTC-4M WATCHMAN IS (Mech)

Inner Sphere[edit]

Type Used by Manufacturer Planet Reference
MainFire Point Defense Anti-Missile System HNT-171 Hornet Kallon Weapon Industries Talon (Wernke System) [38]


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  2. TRO 3060 p. 62
  3. TRO 3055U p. 20
  4. TRO 3055U p. 56
  5. TRO 3055U p. 68
  6. TRO 3058U p. 200
  7. TRO 3050U p. 206
  8. TRO 3050U p. 208
  9. TRO 3050U p. 214
  10. 3085 p. 40
  11. 3085 p. 88
  12. TRO 3075 p. 82
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  14. TRO 3055U p. 80
  15. TRO 3058U p. 84
  16. TRO 3058U p. 114
  17. TRO 3055U p. 14
  18. TRO 3055U p. 76
  19. TRO 3055U p. 82
  20. TRO 3058U p. 216
  21. TRO 3058U p. 220
  22. TRO 3060 p. 84
  23. TRO 3067 p. 84
  24. TRO 3075 p. 170
  25. TRO 3055U p. 44
  26. 3085 p. 174
  27. TRO 3055U p. 120
  28. TRO 3067 p. 112
  29. TRO 3050U p. 14
  30. TRO 3050U p. 16
  31. TRO 3050U p. 24
  32. TRO 3050U p. 80
  33. TRO 3067 p. 80
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  35. TRO 3050U p. 108
  36. TRO 3055U p. 64
  37. TRO 3055U p. 32
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