Oh boy, does this need a rewrite. Looks like this article's false representation of the definition of "Field Refit Kits" in the BattleTech universe led to intense discussions on the CGL and HBS BattleTech forums.
"Field refit kit" is a very generic term that describes, well, field refit kits. It does not exclusively refer to those upgrade kits that were distributed in the wake of the Clan invasion - these were just one specific kind of field refit kits. I'll see if I can take some time out of my other projects to fix this issue here today... Frabby (talk) 00:41, 15 September 2016 (PDT)
- I think some of the confusion may stem from the fact that the time in and around the Clan Invasion and its immediate aftermath was probably the first time period in which field refit kits were mass-produced and widely distributed in huge quantities, as everyone tried to get access to upgraded technology. I doubt there was ever another period where so many kits were manufactured, sold and fitted, across such a wide range of equipment, in so short a time.BrokenMnemonic (talk) 04:44, 15 September 2016 (PDT)