The Mine Dispenser is a piece of Battle Armor equipment first produced by the Capellan Confederation for its Fa Shih armor in 3062. Only usable while the armor is hovering in mid-air over the target area, the dispenser detaches one of two canisters. Once the canister has reached the correct altitude, it explodes, propelling dozens of grenade-sized downward with enough force to penetrate several centimeters into the ground. These mines, whether conventional, command-detonated, anti-jump or vibrabomb variety, will arm themselves after a few seconds. The minefield location is then cataloged by the on-board computer for friendly forces and for later mine clearance.
Each Mine Dispenser weighs 50kg and comes loaded with two "shots" of which each shot may be used to fill a single hex with mines. Mines cause 10 points of damage. No additional ammo may be bought. Multiple Mine Dispensers may be mounted on a single battle suit.
- TechManual, p. 260, "Mine Dispenser"
- Classic BattleTech Companion, p. 176, "Mine Dispenser"
- Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 20-21, "Fa Shih"
- Tactical Operations, p. 325, "Mine Dispensers"