Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox
Arctic Fox
Production information
Manufacturer Arc-Royal MechWorks[1]
Production Year 3059[2]
Model AF1
Class Light
Cost 5,102,175 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere OmniMech
Mass 30 tons
Chassis AR-3 Endo Steel
Armor Royal-7
Engine GM 180 XL
Communications System K9 Communications System
Targeting Tracking System Type IV Bloodhound T & T System
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 97.2 km/h

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 766[3]
BV (2.0) 983[1][4]


The Arctic Fox is a light OmniMech reverse engineered by the Kell Hounds from the Clan Uller OmniMech with assistance in the final stages from Clan Wolf-in-Exile. The resulting OmniMech is a powerful light 'Mech that has a top speed of 97.2 km/h that is provided by a GM 180 XL engine, shaving off valuable weight from the Arctic Fox's base chassis while also making the 'Mech vulnerable to becoming a combat kill through the loss of one of its side torsos. The Arctic Fox has ten double heat sinks which are generally enough to handle the 'Mech's heat load, with the ability to add more if needed. To protect itself from enemy fire, the Arctic Fox has six tons of Royal-7 armor.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration of the Arctic Fox is intended to wear an enemy's armor down at long ranges and then close for the kill. To do this, the Arctic Fox carries an ER PPC that can hit a target at up to six hundred and ninety meters. For close combat, two Medium Lasers provide the primary hitting power while two SRM-4 launchers seek out weak points in an enemy's armor.[1]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt Config B 
    Useful in anti-aircraft and in vehicle hunting roles, the B configuration has an LB-X Autocannon/10 as its primary weapon. This is backed up by a Medium Laser. This configuration is highly flexible in its roles but also severely handicapped by its reliance on a ballistic weapon. BV (1.0) = 634[7], BV (2.0) = 735[1][8]
  • Alt Config C 
    Another sniper and cleanup 'Mech rolled into one, the C configuration mounts an ER PPC as its primary weapon, giving it superb long range firepower. This is matched up with a Large Pulse Laser, which has a much shorter range but is extremely accurate. BV (1.0) = 747[9], BV (2.0) = 948[1][10]
  • Alt Config D 
    A dedicated fire support configuration, the D configuration carries two LRM-10 missile launchers linked to an Artemis IV fire control system for greater missile accuracy. BV (1.0) = 643[11], BV (2.0) = 744[1][12]
  • Alt Config E 
    Produced during the Jihad, this configuration employs pair of ER Medium Lasers in left torso, while fitting pair of Light PPCs in each arm actuator slot. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 1,094[13]
  • Alt Config F 
    Another Jihad era configuration, this configuration setup as a fire support mission. Each arm slot has a MML-7 Launcher with 2 tons of ammunition. Mounted in the left torso, the 'Mech has three ER Medium Lasers. BV (2.0) = 117[14]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Arctic Fox has the following Design Quirk:[16]

Related OmniMechs[edit]

  • Kit Fox - The Arctic Fox is based mainly on Kit Fox OmniMechs salvaged from the battlefields of Luthien.


In German products the unit's proper name was perfectly translated to Polarfuchs. The model code was accordingly changed to PF1.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 80-81, "Arctic Fox Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Arctic Fox
  3. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 69
  4. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 112
  5. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 70
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 113
  7. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 71
  8. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 114
  9. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 72
  10. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 115
  11. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 73
  12. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 116
  13. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 117 - AF1E configuration of the Artic Fox.
  14. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 118 - AF1F - Missile Support configuration introduced by the RS3060u.
  15. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 61
  16. BattleMech Manual, p. 90 Battlemech Quirk Table - Arctic Fox Entry.


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