Hercules (BattleMech)

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Production information
Manufacturer Kali Yama - Alphard Trading Corporation,
Kali Yama Weapons Industries
Production Year 3054[1]
Model HRC-LS-9000
Class Heavy
Cost 16,411,687 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 70 tons
Chassis Northrup-502
Armor Aldis Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Magna 350 XL
Communications System Irian Orator-5K
Targeting Tracking System Irian 511
Heat Sinks 12 Double heat sinks
Speed 86.4 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,336[2]
BV (2.0) 1,561[3]
This article is about the BattleMech. For the combined arms DropShip, see Hercules (DropShip).


The Hercules was built in response to a request by the Free Worlds League for a 'Mech with balanced mobility and firepower. The Hercules is powered by a Magna 350 XL Engine that propels the 'Mech up to speeds of 86.4 kph. The Hercules is also well armored, with eleven tons of Aldis Heavy Ferro-Fibrous for protection. Overall, the Hercules has turned out to be a good all-around trooper 'Mech that can handle a variety of combat roles, from air defense to long-range direct fire support.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Hercules carries a wide variety of weapons. For long-range firepower, the 'Mech is armed with a Fusigon Model XI ER PPC. The ER PPC is backed up at intermediate ranges by an Imperator Code Red LB-X Autocannon/10 that can fire both standard and cluster rounds, making it effective against a wide range of combat units. For close-range combat, the Hercules carries a Holly Streak SRM-2 launcher, an Aberdovey Medium Pulse Laser, and two Martell Small Pulse Lasers. For added protection from missile attacks, the 'Mech also carries a Burow Anti-Missile System.


  • HRC-LS-9001 
    A basic field modification of the Hercules, the 9001 model removes the Anti-Missile System to add a second Streak SRM-2 launcher. BV (1.0) = 1,347, BV (2.0) = 1,566[4]
  • HRC-LS-9004 
    This Hercules variant is based on the 9003 model, but replaces the Angel ECM suite with a Blue Shield system.[5]

Custom Variants[edit]

  • HRC-LS-9000 Hercules Walker 
    A uniquely customized Hercules created for Hauptmann Julius Walker of the Coventry CPM, after fighting Kristin's Krushers in 3066. The 'Mech's ER PPC, single Small Pulse Laser, and LB 10-X Autocannon were replaced by a massive LB 20-X with three tons of ammunition. Also, the techs added an additional Medium Pulse Laser, two standard Medium Lasers and CASE to the design.[6] BV (1.0)=1,416[7]



  1. MUL online date for the Hercules (BattleMech)
  2. Combat Operations, p. 121
  3. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 89
  4. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 90
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3150, p. 223
  6. Record Sheets: Unique 'Mechs p. 13 - Hercules Walker - Fluff and basic stats of customized Hercules published by BattleCorps. BV in listed with fluff incorrect.
  7. Record Sheets: Unique 'Mechs p. 29 - Hercules Walker - Record Sheet has correct BV.