Phoenix (BattleMech)

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Production information
Manufacturer Krauss-Liemann Incorporated[1]
Diplass BattleMechs[2]
Production Year 2520[3][4]
Model PX-3R[1]
Class Medium[1]
Cost 4,234,250 C-bills[3]
Technical specifications
Mass 50[1] tons
Chassis 12b Krauss-Liemann
Armor PanzerSlab Type 3[1]
Engine Magna 250[1]
Communications System Vex/Holden TriComm Plus
Targeting Tracking System Dillon QuadTrac w/Particle Cannon Suite[1]
Heat Sinks 14[1]
Speed 86[1] km/h
Jump Jets Gerard Special A[1]
BV (1.0)  ???
BV (2.0) 1,106[1][3][5][6]


The Phoenix was the Rim Worlds Republic's first effort to design a jump-capable BattleMech. Terens Amaris was convinced that the Wasp and its jump jets heralded a sea-change in tactics and was determined to build a 'Mech larger than the Wasp that incorporated them. Unfortunately, the Republic lacked jump jets, so the project stalled while technicians reverse-engineered the technology. Terens insisted on "quality over quantity" in the Republic's BattleMech program, delaying production until well after the Terran Hegemony had fielded the Griffin and Shadow Hawk. Nonetheless, the Phoenix and its jumping capability did allow the Republic to execute new battle plans, including combat drops from DropShips. No other power produced or salvaged the Phoenix and it was believed to have become extinct following Aleksandr Kerensky's conquest of the Rim Worlds Republic. It was surprising, then, when a ComStar report indicated that the Hanseatic League was deploying a number of them.[1]

The main feature of the medium-class Phoenix is its ability to jump up to 150 meters. Capable of attaining 86 km/h, the Phoenix is protected by nine tons of armor.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Primarily a sniper, the Phoenix mounts a Stolz Harbinger 2 PPC. To back it up, the 3R carries a pair of SRM-2 launchers. Two ammo bins enable the use of different munitions, including Infernos.[1]


  • PX-1R 
    The original prototype of the Phoenix introduced in 2474[7], the 1R was slower and had fewer heat sinks[1]. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 900[8][7]
  • PX-4R 
    This variant developed in 2581[9] was highly anticipated, but it proved to be so unpopular that production was canceled. The decision to switch to an ammunition-fed Autocannon/10 instead of the PPC is blamed[1]. BV (2.0) = 996[10][11][9]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 298-299, "PX-3R Phoenix"
  2. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 11, "Infrastructural Integrity"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 MUL online entry for the Phoenix (BattleMech)
  4. Era Digest: Age of War, p. 11
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 272
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 217
  7. 7.0 7.1 MUL online entry for the PX-1R Phoenix varinat
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 273
  9. 9.0 9.1 MUL online entry for the PX-4R Phoenix varinat
  10. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 274
  11. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 218