Whirlwind (BattleTechnology)

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Production information
Manufacturer Unknown
Production Year Unknown
Mission Scout/Armored Personnel Carrier
Type Hovercraft
Cost  ?
Technical specifications
Mass 45 tons
Armor  ?
Engine 125 Fusion
Speed 129.6 kph km/h
Crew  ?
Communications System  ?
Targeting Tracking System  ?
BV (1.0)  ?
BV (2.0)  ?


Although typically used in the role of a scout, the Whirlwind is also able to function as a fast troop carrier, able to carry a platoon of troops into combat (albeit in cramped conditions).[1]


The Whirlwind is armed with a pair of turret-mounted Autocannon/2s, fed by two tons of ammunition stored safely within the hull of the vehicle. Backing these guns up is a pair of Medium Lasers, also contained within the turret. This armament coupled with the Whirlwind's speed allows a Whirlwind to keep at range from most enemies and pepper them with autocannon fire. Additionally, the Whirlwind has a three-ton cargo bay for carrying infantry.


No variants are known to exist for the Whirlwind.


The Whirlwind has thus far only appeared in BattleTechnology, which at the time was considered a source of canon for the BattleTech universe. However, BattleTechnology is no longer considered a source of canon by the current BattleTech developers, and as such, the Whirlwind can no longer be considered a canonical design.


  1. BattleTechnology, Issue 0202, p.49