Blue Flame

Blue Flame
Blue Flame
Production information
Manufacturer Mitchell Vehicles[1]
Production Year 3062[2]
Model BLF-21[1]
Class Medium
Cost 7,039,750 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Dennenbach-Mitchell Series 8 Endo Steel
Armor StarSlab/2
Engine VOX 225 Light Engine
Communications System Dornman Echo IV with C3i computer
Targeting Tracking System Wayne SuperSight
Heat Sinks 10 double heat sink
Speed 86 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,021 (C3:146)[3]
BV (2.0) 1,256[1][2]


The Blue Flame began production after the Word of Blake took possession of Terra and upgraded the factory that produced the Shootist to produce four-legged BattleMechs. The Blue Flame is an extremely stable platform due to its quadrupedal configuration.[4] In the later years of the Jihad, an engineer who had help build the Mech stole the design specs and later created the Thunder Fox.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Blue Flame's primary armament is two Diverse Optics Sunbeam ER large lasers that allow the 'Mech to engage the enemy at long ranges. It also has three Hovertec Streak Streak SRM-2 launchers for close range combat.[4]

The 'Mech is built around a Dennenbach-Mitchell Series 8 endo steel that cradles a VOX 225 light fusion engine, giving the 'Mech a top speed of 86.4 km/h. The Blue Flame carries an impressive eleven tons of StarSlab/2 armor and has 10 double heat sinks. To allow the 'Mech to share targeting data with friendly units, it is equipped with an improved C3 computer that allows it to exchange information with other C3i equipped units.[4]


Custom Variants[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Blue Flame has the following Design Quirks:[9]


  • In German products, the unit's proper name was translated to Blauglut, which rather translates to Blue Blaze. The model code was accordingly changed to BLG-21.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 80–81: "BLF-21 Blue Flame"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online entry for the Blue Flame
  3. Combat Operations, p. 134, "Force Faction Tables"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 64-65, "BLF-21 Blue Flame"
  5. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 86-87, "TFT-A9 Thunderfox" - Blue Flame design became the basis for the Thunder Fox.
  6. 6.0 6.1 MUL online entry for the Blue Flame BLF-40 variant
  7. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 98
  8. Expediency, Part 2, p. 21, Duladier replaces his C3i with jump jets
  9. BattleMech Manual, p. 90 Design Quirk Table - Blue Flame.