Benson and Bjorn

Benson and Bjorn
Corporation Profile
HeadquartersMoray (Spittal I)[1]
Product(s)Combat Vehicles

Benson and Bjorn (B&B) was a military armaments manufacturer in the Free Rasalhague Republic and later Clan Ghost Bear.


Benson and Bjorn was the Free Rasalhague Republic's second largest weapons manufacturer by 3050.[2]

Clan Ghost Bear was not really impressed when they captured the Spittal. Having seen the B&B vehicle production plant, they felt it was too crude for Clan standards. The Bear's continued to use their production line, but they had no plans to bring the plant up to Clan technology standards.[3] However, during the later part of the Jihad the now Ghost Bear Dominion needed produce more traditional vehicle for its KungsArmé Galaxies. The Clan's merchant caste then invested money to bring tech abilities to produce Clan grade vehicles starting with the Axel IIC.[1]

During the Jihad, the plant lost no personnel and it was operating at 90% efficiency in 3079.[4] In later stages of the Jihad, Benson and Bjorn would gather success improving their vehicle designs. However, the company began to clash with the Scientist Caste who saw the success of upgraded Inner Sphere designs as tarnish against their honor. They forcefully commissioned B&B to produce the Vidar Heavy Defense Tank, which would turn out to be inferior to previous designs the company had produced.[5]


Benson and Bjorn has a manufacture center on the following planet:


Components produced on Spittal:[1][5][6][7]
Component Type
Axel IIC Heavy Tank[1] Tracked Vehicles
Huitzilopochtli Assault Tank[1] Tracked Vehicles
Tracked APC[6][1] Tracked Vehicles
Scorpion[6][7] Tracked Vehicles
Vedette[6] Tracked Vehicles
Vidar Heavy Defense Tank[5] Tracked Vehicles - As of 3085
Internal Combustion Engine
Fuel Cell 150 Vidar[5]
SitiCide 100 Scorpion[7]
Locom-Pack 60 Tracked APC[6]
Locom-Pack 100 Scorpion[6]
Locom-Pack 250 Vedette[6]
Locom-Pack 260 Vedette[6]
Axel Mark I Rommel[6]
Axel Mark II Patton[6]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
ProTec Light Scorpion[7]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Compound A2F ferro-fibrous w/CASE Vidar[5]
Communications System
Basix 200 Scorpion[7]
Q2 Block 7 Vidar[5]
Targeting-Tracking System
Build 2 JRD TTS w/Artemis V FCS Vidar[5]
OptiSight-12 Scorpion[7]
Chemical Large Laser
Series 7CHM Vidar[5]
Deleon 5 Scorpion[7]
Type XVI w/Artemis V FCS Vidar[5]
Machine Gun
20mm Gatling Gun Scorpion[7]
Anti-Missile System
"Goalkeeper" Vidar[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Objectives: The Clans, p. 38: "Benson and Bjorn"
  2. 20 Year Update, p. 50: "Defense Industry"
  3. Objective Raids, p. 111: "Benson and Bjorn Profile"
  4. Objectives: The Clans, p. 32: "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 78: "Vidar Heavy Defense Tank"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Objective Raids, p. 111: " Produced Benson an Bjorn Components"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 34: "Produced Scorpion Vehicle Components"