This article is about the ProtoMech. For the publishing house that publishes BattleTech novels, see Roc Books.

Production information
Manufacturer Clan Smoke Jaguar Unknown facility[1]
Tech Base Clan
Introduced 3059
Technical specifications
Mass 7 tons
Chassis 700kg
Armor 1550kg
Engine 1500kg
Speed 86 km/h
Jump Jets 5 (type unknown)

1x ER Medium Laser

BV (1.0) 284[2]
BV (2.0) 336[3]


The Roc is considered one of the best of the first generation ProtoMechs. By the time it was created, the engineers and technicians had enough feedback from the other units to find a good balance of armor, weaponry, and speed. It proved to be very popular with pilots, and formed the backbone of many ProtoMech Points and Stars.[4]

After its development by the Smoke Jaguars, the Roc was adopted by Clans Coyote, Goliath Scorpion, Hell's Horses and Wolf-in-Exile. Other Clans also adopted the Roc towards the latter half of the 31st century, though by the time of the Dark Ages only the Raven Alliance still fielded the original Roc.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

In a sense a "super-Elemental", a Roc carries a single ER Medium Laser and is equipped with sufficient Jump Jets to leap 150 meters at a time. It can also maintain a cruising speed of 54 km/h and carries sufficient armoring to survive a direct PPC hit to the chest.[4]


  • Roc 2 
    A new variant developed in the 3060s from the original, the Roc 2 centers on the use of the then-newly developed Heavy Laser technology. The original's main gun was exchanged for a Heavy Medium Laser. To accommodate the new weapon, armor protection was reduced. BV (2.0) = 245[6]
  • Roc 3 
    This variant of the Roc, developed at same time as Roc 2, utilizes Pulse Laser technology. The main gun is exchanged for a Medium Pulse Laser, with less armor reduction than the Roc 2. However, the designers were forced to drop the jump jets from the ProtoMech. BV (2.0) = 281[7]
  • Roc 4 
    Specialized for the use in the Jihad conflict, this variant drops its heavy weaponry for heavy armor and electronic warfare equipment. While retaining the original Jump Jets, the Roc 4 is fitted with a ECM Suite and a AP Gauss Rifle with two tons of ammunition. BV (2.0) = 297[8]


  1. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 201
  2. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 201
  3. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 306
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 201
  5. Roc (Standard) page on Master Unit List
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 307 - Heavy Medium Laser version of the Roc.
  7. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 308 - Medium Pulse Variant of the Roc
  8. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 297 - ECM Variant of the Roc.
  9. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 224
  10. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 44