Fa Shih

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Fa Shih
Production information
Manufacturer Ceres Metals[1]
Hellespont Industrials [2]
Production Year 3062[3]
Use Line Unit
Weight Class Medium
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 400,000 C-bills
Introduced 3062
Technical specifications
Mass 1,000 kg
Top Speed 10 km/h
Armor Type Standard
BV (1.0) Flamer = 32
Machine Gun = 31
Small Laser = 37
Light TAG = 23
BV (2.0) Flamer = 38[4]
Light Recoilless Rifle = 49[5]
Machine Gun = 38[6]
Small Laser = 44[7]
Light TAG = 30[8]


The Capellan Confederation bit off more than it could chew when its scientists decided to produce three different battle armor designs concurrently. Since they did not have any practical experience with battle armor, they realized they could not take on such a large task and reduced their workload to one unit. Even so, it took the help of Word of Blake before the Capellans could properly implement the environmental containment and life support systems for the suit that eventually became labeled the Fa Shih.[9][10]

The Fa Shih duplicates many of the features of the Inner Sphere Standard battle armor, including a ninety meter jump capacity and most of the weaponry used. The most notable difference is its use of mines. The Capellans have long used mines in combat, so the Fa Shih comes equipped with mine clearing apparatuses on its arms. Perhaps the most beneficial attribute of the Fa Shih that has made it sought after by mercenary units are the magnetic clamps that enable the unit to travel on any type of 'Mech. It paid for this in armor protection, mounting just over two thirds the amount of armor used on the Inner Sphere Standard.[9][10]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Fa Shih uses a modular weapon mount that can house a Flamer, Machine Gun, Small Laser, a Light Recoilless Rifle, or a Light TAG that can spot for Arrow IV Artillery or Semi-Guided LRMs. It also carries a Mine Dispenser that can lay two minefields of varying types. The Fa Shih can also engage in anti-'Mech attacks.[9]


  • Fa Shih 2 
    This experimental variant sheds some of the armor protection and the anti-personnel weapon for a Clan-technology myomer booster, increasing the armor's ground speed and the damage that an armored soldier can do with the battle claws.[14] BV (2.0)=23



  1. Technical Readout 3058 Upgrade p.21
  2. Technical Readout 3058 Upgrade p.21
  3. MUL online date for the Fa Shih
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 26
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 28
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 29
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 27
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 30
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 20-21, "Fa Shih Battle Armor Profile"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 142
  11. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 190, "Old is the New New" - Fa Shih
  12. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 11
  13. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 12
  14. Experimental Technical Readout: Liao p. 14