Beowulf (BattleMech)

This article is about the 45-ton BattleMech. For other uses, see Beowulf.
Beowulf (BattleMech)
Production information
Manufacturer Odin Manufacturing[1]
Production Year 3059[2]
Model BEO-12[1]
Class Medium
Cost 9,180,240 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Beowulf 3
Armor Wall Type 6 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine GM 270 XL
Communications System Dash-2 Standard
Targeting Tracking System Blade 12 with Beagle Active Probe and TAG
Heat Sinks 12 double
Speed 97 km/h (129 km/h with MASC)
Jump Jets Odin Type II
BV (1.0) 1,147[3][4]
BV (2.0) 1,319[1][5]


The Beowulf medium BattleMech was designed to act as a replacement for Mongoose reconnaissance 'Mechs that ComStar lost access to when Terra fell to the Word of Blake. The Beowulf weighs almost twice as much as the 'Mech it replaces, allowing it to carry a heavier weapons payload and more armor.[6]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary weapon on the Beowulf is a highly accurate Blankenburg large pulse laser, supported by two Diverse Optics ER medium lasers. To make it easier for the 'Mech to hunt down its targets, the Beowulf also mounts a Cyclops Beagle active probe, and a Garret Mole TAG target designator allows the 'Mech to designate targets for Arrow IV artillery attacks.[6]

To save weight on the 'Mech and still allow for high speeds, the Beowulf is powered by a GM 270 XL engine that weighs half as much as a standard fusion engine. It also mounts MASC, enhancing its top speed of 129.6 km/h to allow it to keep up with most light 'Mechs. To traverse rough terrain, the Beowulf has six Odin Type II jump jets that allow it to jump up to 180 meters. For protection from enemy fire, the Beowulf carries eight and a half tons of Wall Type 6 ferro-fibrous armor.[6]


Design Quirks[edit]

The Beowulf has the following Design Quirks:[9]

The BEO-X-7a Beowulf variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[8]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Mongoose - The Beowulf BattleMech was designed as a better armed and armored replacement for destroyed Mongoose BattleMechs.[6]
  • Beowulf IIC - After receiving extensive access to Clan-tech following Clan Ghost Bear's merger with the Republic during the Jihad, Odin developed a more expensive Clan-grade version of the ComStar designed original for Dominion's touman to help increase their profit margin.[11]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 78–79: "BEO-12 Beowulf"
  2. MUL online date for the Beowulf (BattleMech)
  3. Combat Operations, p. 123
  4. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 110
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 127
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 88–89: "Beowulf 'Mech Profile"
  7. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 127
  8. 8.0 8.1 Experimental Technical Readout: ComStar, p. 3
  9. BattleMech Manual, p. 90: Design Quirk Table - Beowulf Entry
  10. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 72
  11. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 144: "Beowulf IIC"