Daedalus (BattleMech)

DAD-3A Daedalus
Production information
Manufacturer Innovative Design Concepts
Production Year 3062[1]
Model DAD-3D
Class Medium
Cost 9,336,695 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Earthwerks PXH II Endo Steel
Armor Durallex Light
Engine Hermes 270 XL
Communications System Dalban VirtuTalk
Targeting Tracking System Dalban HiRez III Advanced FCS
Heat Sinks 12 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 97 km/h
Jump Jets Rawlings 45
BV (1.0) 1,397
BV (2.0) 1,729[2]


The Daedalus is a Solaris VII BattleMech, which was developed from an original PHX-1 Phoenix Hawk[3] in the middle of the thirty-first century. Innovative Design Concepts took the original Hawk design and updated it with several missile racks and the newly developed Large Pulse Laser, while utilizing speed to keep the design maneuvering out of tight situations.

Though it performed well during initial introduction, the design's edge over competition began to wane as newer technology was introduced. Innovative Design Concepts revamped the Daedalus in the later 3060s. By 3067 the original Daedalus design had been only seen in use in Solaris' Reaches and poor game circuits, the newer version of the 'Mech has only been utilized by Blackstar Stables.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Daedalus' main armament is its Tronel XIV-EXP Large X-Pulse Laser, which is backed up by four Ramtech 1500Z ER Medium Lasers and two Magna Mk IV ER Small Lasers.


  • DAD-4A 
    This variant removes the X-Pulse Laser and three ER Medium Lasers and replaces them with two Streak SRM-4 launchers and one Streak SRM-6 launcher. It also carries a supercharged engine, but at the loss of one and a half tons of armor. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 1,466[6]


  1. MUL online date for the Daedalus (BattleMech)
  2. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 241
  3. Solaris VII: The Game World 'Mech record sheets, p. 14
  4. Technical Readout: 3055 Update p. 144 - Daedalus's background history.
  5. Solaris VII: The Game World 'Mech record sheets, p. 14
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 242
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 243