|Tech Base|| Inner Sphere |
|Ammo Per Ton||3|
|Ammo Cost (per ton)||50,000|
|BV (2.0)|| 306/61 for launcher|
38 for ammo
This article is about the missile weapon. For the BattleMech of the same name, see Thunderbolt.
First developed by the Federated Commonwealth in the mid-3050s for the Solaris arenas, the Thunderbolt launcher is an offshoot of standard LRM technology. Instead of firing a group of twenty missiles, the Thunderbolt 20 launcher fires a single missile that inflicts as much damage as an Autocannon/20. This increased damage is made up for by the slightly reduced range and increases to the weapon's heat and weight. The Thunderbolt missile is also more vulnerable to anti-missile systems.
|Telos ThunderShot||Marduk||Victory Industries|
|Hellcat Class 20||Sian||Ceres Metal Industries|
- Tactical Operations p. 347 - Thunderbolt Missile Launcher
- Tactical Operations, p. 410-411
- Technical Readout: 3085, p. 102
- Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 130
- Unbound, p. 70