Axel Mk 1
Production information
Production Year 3036[1] (production year reference)
Mission Close Range/Urban Combat
Type Tracked
Cost 1,379,813[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 65[2]
Armor 10.5
Speed 54 km/h
BV (2.0) 931[2]


The Axel Mk 1 heavy tank is based on the popular Rommel design, but uses an internal combustion engine. To make room for the engine, the tank is only protected by ten and a half tons of armor. The internal combustion engine also reduces the top speed of the tank to 54 km/h. The tank was produced by engineers working for the Free Rasalhague Republic.[3] Despite the lighter armor and lower top speed, the Axel family is widely used by the Free Rasalhague Republic.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Axel Mk 1 retains the heavy hitting AC/20 of the Rommel, and upgrades the LRM system to a ten tube launcher. A Machine Gun mounted in the bow of the tank allows the driver to engage infantry units, while a second machine gun is added to the turret. The LRM has two tons of ammuntion available, while the autocannon has four tons of ammo. A half ton of machine gun ammunition is provided.


  • Axel Mk 2
    Developed in parallel with the Axel Mk 1, the Axel Mk 2 removes a half-ton of armor and one ton of LRM ammunition to make room for a Vehicle Flamer. It has the same performance and protection as the Axel Mk 1. BV(2.0) = 902[2]
  • Axel IIC (XL)
    Also introduced during the Jihad[6], this version of the Axel uses an XL Fusion Engine to reach a top speed of 84km/h. Like the standard Axel IIC, the tank is protected by an ECM Suite, CASE and eleven and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. The weapons include an AP Gauss Rifle, ER Large Laser, and two LRM-15 missile launchers equipped with Artemis IV fire control systems. It also carries an advanced Targeting Computer. BV (2.0) = 2,003[7]


  1. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 132
  2. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 80
  3. MUL online date for the Axel IIC Standard
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 154
  5. MUL online date for the Axel IIC XL
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 155