First designed by Clan Jade Falcon in 3061 and entering production in 3067, the partial wing system offers increased jump capability comparable to the improved jump jet system, but also increases the rate of heat dissipation. Not to be confused with the Land-Air 'Mech concept, the partial wing system is a fixed wing system that allows a 'Mech to glide an additional 60 meters when using normal jump jets. In addition, its large surface area allows a 'Mech to more efficiently radiate excess heat. The technology was later adapted for use for ProtoMechs by Clan Blood Spirit starting in 3063 and entering production by 3070.
Designed for use with BattleMechs, Industrial Mechs, and ProtoMechs. Partial Wing adds +2 Jump MP, and –3 heat per turn in Standard atmosphere. The weight of the system is 5% of the 'Mech's weight and rounded up to the nearest 0.5 ton. It occupies three critical spaces in each side torso.
The Partial Wing is classified as experimental technology as of 3067. However, by 3085 the technology was reclassified as Advanced Technology. This allowed the technology to become more available for limited production.
- Tactical Operations, p. 293, "BattleMech/ProtoMech Partial Wing"
- Experimental Technical Readout: The Clans, p. 3, "Cougar-XR"
- Technical Readout: Prototypes. p. 206, "BattleMech & ProtoMech Partial Wings get reclassified as Advanced Technology"