Ferret Light Scout
Production information
Manufacturer Cal-Boeing of Dorwinion
Production Year 2901[1]
Mission Reconnaissance/Spotting
Cost 49,681 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 5
Armor ProtecTech Light
Engine Tyron 25 I.C.E.
Speed 248.0 km/h
Crew 1
Communications System Achernar Standard
Targeting Tracking System IsBM Lantirn

1x Machine Gun

BV (1.0) 45[2][3]
BV (2.0) 55[4]


The Ferret Light Scout VTOL was first introduced to House Davion troops in 2904. The vehicle serves as an advanced scout with the ability to monitor enemy troop movements and even radio in artillery strikes.[6][3][4]

The vehicle is lightly armored and a hit from nearly any kind of 'Mech weaponry will destroy the Ferret. However, the Ferret's job is to avoid combat and to aid in that role it is equipped with a superior targeting and tracking system, the IsBM Lantim. This system provides a heads-up display (HUD) which can display information from up to fifteen remote sensors simultaneously . The Ferret can therefore monitor a wide swath of territory via those remote sensors.[6][3][4]

The Ferret can also provide infantry transport and deployment. The vehicle can carry a full squad of infantry, which allows it to forward-deploy small infantry units quickly.[6][3][4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Ferret is armed with a MainFire MiniGun, intended for use only against the occasional infantry forces it may encounter. In its primary role as a scout and forward observer, the Ferret will rarely, if ever, encounter 'Mech forces directly.[6][3]


  • Armor 
    This variant was the effort of the manufacturer to build a combat version which is known as the Wild Weasel. The most common type of variant involves removing the infantry transport abilities of the craft in favor of increased armor. BV (1.0) = 55[2], BV (2.0)= 103[7]
  • Cargo 
    Another variant that does the opposite, removing all of the armor and increasing the cargo carrying capacity to 2.75 tons without reducing performance at all and to 7.75 tons while reducing the performance to fifty percent. BV (1.0) = 1[2], BV (2.0) = 17[8]
  • Ferret Fermi 
    Developed for the Coalition's assault on Terra, the Ferret Fermi uses a Fusion Engine to provide a maximum speed of 240km/h. The Fermi is protected by a half-ton of Vehicular Stealth Armor and a Clan spec ECM Suite. This renders it invisible to all but the most sensitive sensor systems. This allows it to deposit the contents of the single ton Infantry Bay under fire.[9]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Ferret Fermi variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[9]


  1. MUL online date for the Ferret
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Combat Operation, p. 126
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, pp. 8-9, "Ferret VTOL Profile"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Technical Readout: 3039, pp. 8-9, "Ferret VTOL Profile"
  5. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 6
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Technical Readout: 3026, pp. 4-5, "Ferret VTOL Profile"
  7. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 7
  8. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 8
  9. 9.0 9.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Phantoms, p. 7