Production information
Manufacturer Luthien Armor Works
Production Year 3135[1]
Model RK-4T
Class Light
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 35 tons
Chassis Luthien Class 41 Endo Steel
Armor New Samarkand Teppeki Hardened
Engine Magna 245 XL
Targeting Tracking System Neko Megane 7
Speed 108 km/h
Jump Jets None

1x LAC/5
1x Sword

BV (2.0) 998[2][3]


First produced in the 3135, the Rokurokubi is a Light BattleMech built for the armed forces of the Draconis Combine. Styled after ancient Japanese Bushido armor, the Rokurokubi was designed to be a light strike 'Mech. It uses its speed and robust armor to close with an enemy unit while employing its singular ranged weapon until it can bring its sword to bear. The 'Mech was popular amongst the young samurai of House Kurita, who used it for honor duels between warriors in addition to regular combat. Shortly after the invasion of the Republic of the Sphere, it would be used as a leading unit in the invasion of the Federated Suns in the 3140s.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Designed with minimal weaponry, the Rokurokubi's only ranged weapon is its SarLon MiniCannon Light Class 5 Autocannon. Mounted in the 'Mech's left arm, the weapon has a 2 ton ammunition capacity, allowing a pilot the flexibility of loading different special ammunition types into the weapon. For close in attack the 'Mech is armed with a samurai-like sword in its right hand actuator.

To allow the Rokurokubi to survive enemy fire while closing in for its MechWarrior to use his melee weapon, the 'Mech is armored with 13.5 tons of New Samarkand Teppeki Hardened Armor. Despite the weight of the armor slowing the 'Mech by a single kilometer per hour, its 245-rated Extra-Light Fusion Engine is able to give the Rokurokubi a respectable speed of 108 kph. However, the pilot must be mindful that his armor protection is not foolproof and a hit to the central torso could end up damaging the 'Mech's fragile XL Gyro.[5]


Notable Pilots[edit]


The [Rokurokubi] is named after the Mythological Japanese demon of the same name. They are known to mimic human beings and prey on them when they least expect it.

The Rokurokubi was originally produced by WizKids as part of their Firepower expansion of the game. Writers for WizKids gave some BattleTech stats for the 'Mech, but it did not get a record sheet until the release of Technical Readout 3145 and its Record Sheet book.

Design Notes[edit]

The Rokurokubi has the following Design Quirks:




  1. online date for the Rokurokubi
  2. Technical Readout: Draconis Combine, p. 32,85 Rokurokubi - bv2.
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 138
  4. Technical Readout: Draconis Combine, p. 32 Rokurokubi - background info.
  5. Technical Readout: Draconis Combine, p. 32,85 Rokurokubi - Stats.
  6. Technical Readout: Draconis Combine, p. 32,84 Rokurokubi - Variant info on RK-4K.
  7. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 137
  8. Technical Readout: Draconis Combine, p. 32,86 Rokurokubi - Variant info on RK-4X.
  9. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 139