Anderson Propulsion (Jump Jets)

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Anderson Propulsion, often simply referred to as Anderson is the OEM designer of a family of Jump Jets. Models of Anderson jump jets are produced by several manufacturers in the Inner Sphere. Anderson is a well known and established name in jump technology.

Standard Jump Jets[edit]

Anderson Propulsion standard jump jet designs have been produced in a number of variants. The best known versions are listed below.

Model 12[edit]

The model 12 was designed for the FRB-2E Firebee and began production in 2524. Though unremarkable by current standards, the Model 12 allowed the 35 ton Firebee to bound 150 meters at a time, a substantial distance in the era. Production of this design halted when the factory that produced the Firebee was destroyed in the First Succession War.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typicaly used in References
Exedor Confederation Defense Corporation FRB-2E Firebee [1]

Model 21[edit]

The second entry in the AP line of jump systems, the Model 21 was introduced during the Star League era on the Catapult and Shogun. The Model 21 was subject to a Star League Quartermaster recall in 2566 due to the design being subject to a conduit failure that vented thrust gasses into the `Mech's interior spaces. The Anderson Model 25 was the designated replacement system though not all Catapults so equipped were upgraded.[2]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typicaly used in References
Graham IV Mitchell Vehicles SHG-2F Shogun [3]
Corey Hollis Incorporated CPLT-C1 Catapult [4]

Model 25[edit]

Initially designed as a replacement for the recalled Model 21 for installation in the Catapult, the Model 25 was also installed in the Osprey, a niche product by Hollis Incorporated during the Star League era. Initial production of this model likely ceased in 2791 with the destruction of the Catapult production facility.[4] Almost three centuries later the Word of Blake commissioned Skobel MechWorks and Achernar BattleMechs to produce the Osprey in massive numbers and as such this design has seen something of a renaissance. Of note however is that the Achernar complex was destroyed in battle with the Clan Wolf-in-Exile. Additionally, Hollis Incorporated, the original designer of the Osprey, has retooled a (presumably rebuilt) Catapult line to produce the OSP-15E. It seems that what was old is new again.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typicaly used in References
Terra Skobel MechWorks OSP-26 Osprey [5]
Corey Hollis Incorporated OSP-15E Osprey [5]
Achernar Achernar BattleMechs OSP-26 Osprey [5]

Model 30[edit]

Originally seen on the VND-1R Vindicator in 2826 the Model 30 has been an unremarkable but cost effective exclusive product of Ceres Metals since then. Like almost all Ceres components for the Vindicator, the Model 30 is directly produced on site and is suitable to be manufactured in massive quantities. Even so, probably due to Ceres' practice of putting an outrageous markup on components sold outside of the Capellan Confederation, the Model 30 for a long time did not see use outside of Ceres' own product line. The SNK-1V Snake, being a direct conversion of the Vindicator chassis, also sports the Model 30. the Model 30 was also the well tested and easily available component turned to by Vicore Industries for their redesign of the classic Phoenix Hawk. Talks with Ceres to propose the production of the Phoenix Hawk on a BJ-2 Blackjack line began only after General Motors initiated contact on behalf of Vicore. Even then the PXH-4L Phoenix Hawk and PXH-5L Phoenix Hawk and the Model 30's used in them are produced in a Ceres facility and are marketed as a Ceres product, notwithstanding the initial design and proposal for those 'Mechs coming from Vicore.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typicaly used in References
Capella Ceres Metals Industries VND-1R Vindicator
VND-3L Vindicator
SNK-1V Snake
St. Ives Ceres Metals Industries PXH-4L Phoenix Hawk
PXH-5L Phoenix Hawk

Model 398[edit]

Dating back to the 2499 introduction of the Guillotine by Newhart Industries the Model 398's design was nearly lost with the destruction of the Newhart factory on Terra in 2776, surviving thanks to a licensing agreement for the 'Mech held by Irian BattleMechs Unlimited. The Model 398 also shows up in the PTR-4D Penetrator by Kallon Industries but the link between Kallon and the use of the 398 by either Irian or Newhart is unclear.

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typicaly used in References
New Earth Newhart Industries (destroyed 2776) GLT-3N Guillotine [12][13]
Irian Irian BattleMechs Unlimited GLT-3N Guillotine
GLT-4L Guillotine
GLT-5M Guillotine
Talon, moon of Wernke Kallon Industries PTR-4D Penetrator [17]


† References unclear whether this factory produces or imports this equipment


  1. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 243, "Firebee Profile"
  2. Technical Readout 3025, p. 84
  3. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 97, "Shogun Profile"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 146, "Catapult Profile"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 86, "Osprey Profile"
  6. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 130, "Vindicator Profile"
  7. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 52, "Vindicator Profile"
  8. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 50, "Vindicator Profile"
  9. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 34, "Snake Profile"
  10. Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 24, "Phoenix Hawk Profile"
  11. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 236, "Phoenix Hawk Profile"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 268, "Guillotine Profile"
  13. Technical Readout: 2750, p. 42, "Guillotine Profile"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 210, "Guillotine Profile"
  15. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 88, "GLT-4L Guillotine"
  16. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 171, "GLT-5M Guillotine"
  17. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 64, "Penetrator Profile"