Sokuryou SurveyMech
Production information
Manufacturer Osaka Heavy Metrics[1]
Production Year 3084[2]
Use Reconnaissance
Artillery Spotter
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Model SKU-197[1]
Equipment Rating N/A[1]
Cost 1,926,875 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 25[1]
Chassis CERO V Frame[1]
Engine Nissan 150 Fusion[1]
Top Speed 97[1] km/h
Armament None[1]
Heat Sinks 10[1]
Armor Tybalt Blue Heavy Industrial Plate[1]
Communications System Sipher Security Plus Advanced[1]
Targeting Tracking System Daidouji 52 Enhanced Optical w/ Beagle Active Probe[1]
Equipment TAG[1]

Communication Equipment[1]
Beagle Active Probe[1]
Ejection Seat[1]

BV (1.0)
BV (2.0) 395[1][2]


The Sokuryou SurveyMech is a Militarized Industrial 'Mech that was originally conceived in 3064. However, the design had languished for decades until the 3080s, when the Draconis Combine finally approved the design for production. Osaka Heavy Metrics was one of many small firms that were awarded contracts to bolster the Combine's damaged military and industrial infrastructure. The Sokuryou is an Industrial 'Mech, and is designed as a modestly speedy and cost-effective 'Mech as alternative to support frontline combat units. By 3085, the 'Mech was in production at two manufacturing plants on Philadelphia and Togura.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The 'Mech principle mission was for survey and recon, to fulfil this it was given a Beagle Active Probe and a ton of Communication Equipment. For its secondary task as an artillery spotter, the vehicle has a Target Acquisition Gear mounted in its right arm.[1]

The design features Ejection Seat, which most Industrial 'Mech are not normally equipped. Its hull is protected by 5.5 ton of Blue Heavy Industrial Plate giving its similar protection to comparable light BattleMechs.[1]


  • SKU-181 
    The original civilian version of the Sokuryou, it was designed as a highly functional survey vehicle. It was to be equipped with a 100-rated ICE powerplant, instead of later model's fusion engine. Unlike its successor the SKU-197, it boasts more powerful Communication Equipment and large fuel tank for additional range. The design only reached the prototype stages, as production of the 197 and 198 take up all of Osaka's production capability[1]. BV(2.0)=328[3][4]
  • SKU-198 
    This variant is designed as direct-combat vehicle and was developed in 3085[5], unlike the 197. The design drops the Communication Equipment and the TAG for Medium Lasers. However, the design is noted for its weak armor and low speed[1]. BV (2.0)=581[6][5]


  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 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, pp. 34-35, "SKU-197 Sokuryou SurveyMech"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online entry for the Sokuryou
  3. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 159
  4. MUL online entry for the Sokuryou SKU-181 SurveyMech variant
  5. 5.0 5.1 MUL online entry for the Sokuryou SKU-198 SurveyMech variant
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 161