Production information
Manufacturer Hope Industrial Works[1]
Production Year 3076[2]
Model HWK-3F
Class Assault
Technical specifications
Mass 80 tons
Chassis Unknown
Armor Unknown (Primitive)
Engine Unknown 290 (Primitive)
Communications System Unknown
Targeting Tracking System Unknown
Heat Sinks 13
Speed 54 km/h
BV (2.0) 1,349[1]


Named for a canine predator adapted to Randis IV, the HawkWolf is a unique new Primitive BattleMech constructed by the Brotherhood of Randis.

To help support their activities, the Brotherhood set aside resources to develop production facilities to build "RetroMechs", in order to both fill out its own forces and to sell as a means of generating further capital. Initially starting with RetroTech Firebees and Dervishes, their success led the Brotherhood to develop an entirely new design. Intended mainly for fire-support roles, the HawkWolf is generally assigned to the Brotherhood's "squires" as a means for its youngest warriors to gain experience and avoid placing the primitive design at threat against more advanced opponents in direct combat.[1]

Mounting a 290-rated primitive fusion engine gives the HawkWolf a merely adequate top speed of around 50 kph, and even carrying eighteen tons of primitive armor plating provides it only average protection at best for a 'Mech of its mass. Thirteen standard Heat Sinks allow the HawkWolf to fire the bulk of its weapons continually without experiencing overheating issues.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Designed to provide fire-support for the Brotherhood's more advanced machines, the HawkWolf's armament consists of an LRM-15 launcher mounted in each arm, with supported in the form of an MML-5 rack in each torso. Carrying all its ammunition in its CASE-protected right torso, the HawkWolf has combined a total of three tons of reloads for the arm launchers, and a two ton ammunition bay for the Multi-Missile Launchers. This bay is normally divided between one ton of LRMs and one of SRMs to discourage pursuit as the pilot withdraws.[1]


  • HWK-4F 
    Introduced in 3100, this version of the HawkWolf is built using modern equipment. By using an upgraded engine, the 'Mech's top speed has been increased to 64km/h. The cockpit was also replaced, allowing for the installation of an additional heat sink. Twelve tons of armor protect the updated HawkWolf, and six tons of ammunition is stored in a CASE-protected ammunition bay. BV(2.0)=1,428[3][4]

Design Quirks[edit]

The HWK-4F HawkWolf variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech, p. 7
  2. MUL online date for the HawkWolf
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 45
  4. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 58