Arrow IV Artillery

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Arrow IV Artillery
Production information
Type Artillery (Missile)
Tech Base Clan / Inner Sphere (IS)[1]
Year Availability Clan = 2850[1]

IS = 3044[1]

Year Introduced Clan = 2850[1]

IS = 2593[2]

Year Extinction IS = 2835[3]
Year Reintroduced IS = 3044[1]
Technical specifications
Heat 10
Damage 20/10[4]
Minimum Range -
Short Range -
Medium Range -
Long Range Clan = 9 Maps[5]

IS = 8 Maps[5]

Tons Clan = 12[5]

IS = 15[5]

Critical Slots Clan = 12

IS = 15

Ammo Per Ton 5[1]
Cost (unloaded) 450,000[1]
Ammo Cost (per ton) 10,000[1]
BV (1.0) ???
BV (2.0) Clan = 240

IS = 240


The Arrow IV is a stand-alone, missile-based artillery system, designed to augment conventional systems such as the Long Tom and the Sniper. It was first introduced by the Terran Hegemony in 2593 and became a staple of the Star League Defense Force by 2600.[6] [2] Although the technology to create Arrow IVs was lost during the Star League's collapse, it was recovered by Capellan Confederation engineers in 3044 working off of surviving examples and the Helm Memory Core.

Arrow IV launchers can be equipped with standard unguided area saturation missiles, causing massive damage to any unit within its 45-meter blast radius, or homing missiles which work in concert with forward units carrying Target Acquisition Gear to lessen collateral damage. The Prototype (known as the Arrow-P) version is bulkier and heavier than a standard Arrow IV launcher by a ton, and can only carry 4 shots per ton of conventional homing ammo.[2] The Clan version is lighter than both, and can also deliver a FASCAM (Field Artillery Scatterable Mines) round.[7]

Alternative Ammunition Types[edit]

Other Non-Artillery Arrow IV Ammunition Types[edit]


Arrow IV Artillery is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
Luxor Mobile Battery 1 Menke Menke Armor and Armament Catapult CPLT-C3 [citation needed]
Shigunga Luthien Luthien Armor Works O-Bakemono OBK-M10 [citation needed]
Valiant Catapult Robinson Valiant Systems Longbow LGB-8V [citation needed]
Lithobolos Alphard Marian Arms Incorporated Testudo Siege Tank [8]

Alternative Ammunition Gallery[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Tactical Operations: Advanced Units & Equipment, pp. 216–217: "Heavy Weapons And Equipment Combat And Construction Data"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Interstellar Operations, p. 70: "Arrow-P"
  3. Second Succession War, p. 102: "Weapons and Equipment Extinction Table"
  4. Tactical Operations: Advanced Rules, p. 152: "Artillery Ordnance Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Tactical Operations: Advanced Rules, p. 149: "Artillery Ranges Table"
  6. Tactical Operations: Advanced Units & Equipment, p. 165: "Artillery - Arrow IV Artillery Missile"
  7. BattleTech Master Rules, pp. 123–124: "Artillery Weapons - Arrow IV Artillery Missile System"
  8. Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 20: "Testudo Siege Tank"