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This article is about the conventional fighter craft. For the BattleMech design which was renamed in German products to 'Raubvogel', see Raptor.
AB-18C "Raubvogel" Aerobomber
Production information
Manufacturer Lockheed/CBM Corporation
Equipment Rating
Use Atmospheric Support Craft
Tech Base Inner Sphere (Conventional)
Cost  ???
Introduced 3064[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 45 Tons
Engine (Type) 180 Turbine
Fuel 2 tons (320 points)
Armament 1x Large Laser
1x SRM 2
2x Streak SRM 4
Armor Standard
Crew 1
BV (1.0) 400[2]
BV (2.0)  ???


The AB-18C Raubvogel Aerobomber is the current incarnation of a ground-attack conventional fighter produced by the Lockheed/CBM Corporation at its Rolfston plant on Gibbs.[3] It is one of the most popular conventional bombers within the Lyran Alliance and the Federated Suns due to their former status as member-states of the Federated Commonwealth. It is typically used for close support missions.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The aerobomber weaponry includes a Large Laser and a Two-Tube Short-Range Launcher in its nose, while both wings each have a single Four-Tube Streak Short-Range Launcher. The craft carries a ton each of regular and streak SRM missiles.

Used mostly as an atmospheric support craft, many commanders fit the AB-18C with an external TAG unit and four one-ton laser-guided bombs for close support missions.[4]


In its role of providing close ground support, the AB-18C is typically fitted with an external TAG and four one-ton laser-guided bombs.[4]


  • No canon Record Sheets have been published for this craft since its publication in Handbook: House Steiner.
  • The Raubvogel currently has no BattleValue 2.0 listed for it on Master Unit List.
  • Originally the vehicle name was named "Roubvogel", which seems to be a misspelling of the German word "Raubvogel" (bird of prey). In Handbook: House Steiner, the breakdown of the vehicle's specifications, the list of Lockheed/CBM products, and the table of contents use the name Raubvogel, while Roubvogel is used in the main heading for the unit.


  1. MUL Profile of the Raubvogel Aerobomber AB-18C - Introduction Date Only
  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 170 - AR-18C "Raubvogel" Aerobomber -BV1 listed.
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 144 - Lockheed/CBM Corporation
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 170 - AR-18C "Raubvogel" Aerobomber article.