Production information
Manufacturer Achernar BattleMechs[1]
Production Year 3133[2]
Model VLP-1D[1]
Class Heavy[1]
Introduced 3133
Technical specifications
Mass 60[1] tons
Chassis Dorwinion Royal Fox[1]
Armor StarGuard Nightshroud Stealth Armor with CASE[1]
Engine Model 42b 300 XXL[1]
Communications System Lynx-Shur 7 with Guardian ECM Suite[1]
Targeting Tracking System Federated Hunter Mk. XII[1]
Heat Sinks 14 Double Heat Sinks[1]
Speed 86[1] km/h (108[1] km/h with MASC)

1x Rotary AC/5[1]
2x Clantech ER Large Lasers

BV (2.0) 2,225[1][3]


Introduced to service in 3133 from the Achernar BattleMechs plant on New Avalon, the Vulpes was intended from the outset to be a heavy but fast attack BattleMech, and was quickly adopted by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns. Mixing Clantech with advanced Inner Sphere technology, the Vulpes used a standard chassis, cockpit and gyro, but mounted a very advanced Clantech Model 42b 300 XXL engine, capable of pushing the Vulpes to high speeds; adding to this was a MASC system, allowing the sixty-ton 'Mech to travel at more than one hundred kilometers an hour. Despite the relatively high speed of the Vulpes for a 'Mech of its weight, the Vulpes was actually intended to attack at range - where the twelve and a half tons of StarGuard Nightshroud Stealth Armor and Guardian ECM Suite could hide the 'Mech from return fire.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Mounting a Clantech ExoStar Pinnacle Extended Range Large Laser in each arm and a Mydron Tornado Rotary Class 5 Autocannon in the right torso, the Vulpes combines excellent range with battlefield longevity, with two tons of ammunition for the autocannon stored deep in the left torso, protected by CASE. It is also equiped with a Guardian ECM Suite.[1]


As of 3145 no variants of the Vulpes had been introduced to service.[1]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Vulpes features the following Design Quirks:[1]


  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 Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 42, "VLP-1D Vulpes"
  2. online date for the Vulpes
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 206