MHI Defense AA Tank

MHI Defense AA Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Michaelson Heavy Industries
Production Year 3106[1]
Mission Anti-Air Defense
Type Tracked
Technical specifications
Mass 60 Tons
Armor StarSlab/7 Heavy Ferro-Fibrous with CASE
Engine GM 240 XL Fusion
Speed 64 km/h
Communications System Garret T12-S
Targeting Tracking System Garret D2j
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks

2x LB-X 10s
2x Light Machine Guns

BV (2.0) 1,026[2]


The MHI Defense AA Tank is a mid thirty-second century Heavy Class Combat Vehicle which was prominent in the armies of Republic of the Sphere and the Federated Suns. The vehicle is designed to be a robust and flexible vehicle able to handle the demands of protecting ground units from airborne attack. Its flexible main guns can also be able to also prove fire support for allied forces on the ground.

The vehicle secretly was deployed among Republican forces sent out side of Republic's Wall into neighboring nations to disrupt and keep potential enemies of guard.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Michaelson's engineers made the Defense AA to be able go anywhere, which including giving the vehicle limited Amphibious capacities. While not speedy, its tracked motive system gives it ability to go most places on the ground, while being able resist some damage inflicted in combat. One the vehicle's noted features is its 8 tons of StarSlab/7 Heavy Ferro-Fibrous armor, giving its more durability while under fire.

The Defense AA main weapons consists of a pair of turret mounted Armstrong Class-B LB 10-X Autocannons. The guns are supplied by 4 tons of CASE protected ammunition, allowing its crews to choose what ammunition types they need for any particular mission. As secondary weapon against infantry, the tank comes with a trio of Light Machine Guns mounted in front. Its half ton of ammunition is also protected by the vehicle's CASE.[4]


The vehicles feature's Limited Amphibious Equipment.

The MHI Defense AA was original conceived by Wizkids' MechWarrior Dark Age Collectable Miniatures game as a part of its Counter Assault expansion set. The figure would be used as a general use vehicle in the CGC game. The Vehicle would later adapt by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined in the tabletop game once the company advanced the franchise's timeline to 3145.

Design Quirks[edit]

The MHI Defense AA Tank has the following Design Quirk


  1. MUL online date for the MHI Defense AA Tank
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 25, 88 MHI Defense AA Tank - BV2.
  3. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 25, 88 MHI Defense AA Tank - Background.
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 25-26, 88 MHI Defense AA Tank - Stats and abilities.