Galleon Light Tank (GAL-100)
Production information
Manufacturer Brooks Incorporated [1], Vicore Armorworks LTD [2]
Production Year 2692[3]
Mission Support
Type Track
Cost 323,700 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 30 tons
Armor 3/Star Slab 6
Engine 180 GTEM Internal Combustion Engine
Speed 96 km/h
Crew 2
Communications System Maxell 500
Targeting Tracking System Beagle Active Probe
BV (1.0) 162[4]
BV (2.0) 309[5]


A light combat vehicle that first saw production in 2692[6] the Galleon proved to be an economical means of supporting infantry and BattleMechs. With a top speed faster than most 'Mechs, the Galleon was well-armed but lacked protection, carrying only three and a half tons of armor. Despite this, the vehicle served well during the Amaris Civil War, and after the Exodus, these tracked vehicles mostly fell into the possession of the Draconis Combine and the Free Worlds League. The Galleon is often paired with the Harasser Missile Platform.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Galleon is armed with a single Jackson Model 17 Medium Laser and a pair of Model 12 Small Lasers. These weapons provide decent firepower for its weight class, enabling the Galleon to worry contemporary 'Mechs of the same tonnage as itself.


  • GAL-200 
    The -200 replaces the Small Lasers with Machine Guns. This version is utilized by House Kurita, though some have been captured by the Lyran Commonwealth. BV (1.0) = 168[7], BV (2.0) = 345[8]
  • GAL-200 (RL) 
    The turret of this refit carries a pair of Machine Guns and a pair of Rocket Launcher 20s. Four Rocket Launcher 10s mounted on the tank's front provide additional firepower. BV (2.0) = 443[9]
  • GAL-102 
    This upgrade uses a Fusion Engine to increase the Galleon's top speed to 119 km/h. The Medium Laser is upgraded to a Priestly 600p Medium Pulse Laser, while the small Model 12s are upgraded to Hellion-V Medium Lasers. Jolassa 328 Ferro-Fibrous armor improved the protection for this tank, while a Beagle Active Probe enables the Galleon to find hidden units, its also equipped with a Maxell 500 comsys. Production of this model first began in 3048. BV (1.0) = 393, BV (2.0) = 651[10]
  • GAL-104 
    This variant transforms the Galleon into a fire support tank by removing the weapons and electronics (except for a C3i Computer) to mount an ER Large Laser linked to a Targeting Computer.[6] BV (1.0) = 484[13], BV (2.0) = 779[14]
  • GAL-105 
    This variant of the Galleon is equipped with a Thumper Artillery Cannon and ER Medium Lasers in Sponson Turrets. It is used to provide fire support for light armored units. To make room for the weapons, armor was sacrificed.[16]


  • The numbered variants given are the ones outlined in the technical readout. The record sheet refers to the 3058 upgrades as "300" and "400", respectively.

Vehicle Gallery[edit]


  1. Technical Readout 3058 Upgrade p.68
  2. Technical Readout 3058 Upgrade p.68
  3. MUL online date for the Galleon
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 84
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 51
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 68, "GAL-102 Galleon Light Tank"
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 85
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 54
  9. Record Sheets: Operation Klondike, p. 11
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 50
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 85
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 52
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 86
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 53
  15. Experimental Technical Readout: Marik, p. 9
  16. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 222
  • Combat Operations, p. 120
  • Technical Readout: 3025
  • Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 24-25