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Production information
Manufacturer General Motors[1]
Production Year Introduction Year::3055[2]
Model MDG-1A
Class Heavy
Cost 18,943,749 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 75 tons
Chassis GM Marauder Special MD Endo Steel
Armor StarGuard Ferro-Fibrous
Engine GM 375 XL
Communications System Dalban Micronics
Speed 86.4 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,412[3]
BV (2.0) 1,795[4]


The Rakshasa was designed by engineers at the New Avalon Institute of Science in an attempt to copy the Mad Cat . The finished product, while not as powerful as the OmniMech it emulates, is a powerful 'Mech with an undeserved bad reputation. The Rakshasa is powered by a GM 375 XL engine and built on a GM Marauder Special MD Endo Steel chassis to save weight and allow the 'Mech to carry as similar a weapons payload as possible to the Mad Cat. The Rakshasa also carries eleven and a half tons of StarGuard Ferro-Fibrous armor giving it slightly less than maximum armor protection.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Rakshasa carries as its primary long range weapons a pair of Federated 10-shot LRM-10 launchers. These are mated to an Artemis IV fire control system which gives them greater missile accuracy. The LRM launchers are backed up by a pair of ExoStar ER Large Lasers which provide the 'Mech with respectable firepower at long range. For close combat, the Rakshasa carries two Martell Medium Lasers and a Martell Medium Pulse Laser. While not identical to the Mad Cat, the Rakshasa is a formidable 'Mech on the modern battlefield.


  • MDG-1Ar 
    This variant drops all the weapons except the Medium Lasers. In their place are a pair of Snub-Nose PPCs and a group of MML-7s. To protect the missile ammunition, engineers installed CASE.[5] BV (2.0) = 1,675[6]
  • MDG-1B 
    The 1B variant of the 'Mech is a modification made to make the 'Mechs heat levels more manageable. The two ER Large Lasers have been replaced with standard Large Lasers sacrificing range for heat efficiency. BV (1.0) = 1,439[3][7], BV (2.0) = 1,748[8]
  • MDG-2A 
    A departure from the attempt to emulate the Mad Cat, the 2A model removes the 'Mechs arsenal and upgrades it with a new weapons mix geared toward close combat. The primary weapon is a Rotary Autocannon/5. This is backed up at shorter ranges by a Large Pulse Laser and for point-blank combat, the 'Mech carries four Medium Pulse Lasers. BV (1.0) = 1,480[3][9], BV (2.0) = 1,766[10]



  1. Handbook House Davion, p. 187
  2. MUL online date for the Rakshasa
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Combat Operations, p. 127
  4. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 102
  5. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 191
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 104
  7. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 196
  8. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 103
  9. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 131
  10. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 104