Production information
Manufacturer Vining Engineering and Salvage Team
Production Year 3065[1]
Model AQS-3
Class Medium
Introduced 3065
Cost 8,418,750 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Hollis Mark 2B
Armor York Industries CTC-0 Light Ferro-Fibrous
Engine VLAR Light 300
Communications System Sipher Security Plus
Targeting Tracking System Hartford S2000A
Heat Sinks 10 double heat sinks
Speed 97 km/h
BV (1.0) 704[2]
BV (2.0) 978[3]


A Solaris VII BattleMech, the Aquagladius was designed to fight in underwater arenas. Based on the Crab BattleMech, the Aquagladius uses several experimental systems to improve its underwater performance, the most obvious of which are the Underwater Maneuvering Units, which allow the 'Mech to speed around the underwater arena at 83% of its walking speed.[4]

Outside Solaris, the Aquagladius saw use in amphibious assaults on the Word of Blake during the invasion of Terra.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Aquagladius' main armament is the Alpha BattleMech taser, which is backed up with a flail for close range combat, or destroying disabled targets. The 'Mech is powered by a 300-rated light engine mounted on an endo steel skeleton, protected by nine and a half tons of light ferro-fibrous armor. A BattleMech HarJel System helps prevent flooding should the armor be breached.


Design Quirks[edit]

The Aquagladius has the following Design Quirks:[7]



  1. MUL online date for the Aquagladius
  2. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 149
  3. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 246
  4. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 148
  5. 5.0 5.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Caveat Emptor, p. 14
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 247
  7. BattleMech Manual, p. 90 Battlemech Quirk Table - Aquagladius Entry.