Buda Imperial Vehicles

Buda Imperial Vehicles
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Corporation Profile
AffiliationDraconis Combine
HeadquartersBuda (Pesht III)[1][2]
Product(s)Combat Vehicles
Manufacturing Plant(s)

Buda Imperial Vehicles was a combat vehicle producer in the Draconis Combine.[1][2][3]


In 2673, executives from Buda were on the Azami desert world of Dabih and witnessed one of the dune races for which the locals were famous. The race impressed them enough that Buda negotiated with the government on Dabih to build a factory complex on the planet dedicated to producing a new version of the local Sand Devil hovercraft known as the Sabaku Kaze, or "Desert Wind." The Desert Wind proved hugely popular with both the Azami and the DCMS, and Buda was unable to keep up with demand for the vehicle throughout the Star League era and early Succession Wars.[3]

In 3025, Buda Imperial Vehicles was a relatively small company with only four production sites. Buda had a long and illustrious history of manufacturing military vehicles for the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery though. This company was the first to install flamers on its coolant trucks, and several other corporations in the Inner Sphere emulated the practice. The company was also well-known for the Tokugawa medium tank, a solidly-built combat machine commonly found among all DCMS forces, older versions being rotated to planetary militia as front-line units get newer models.[1][2]

Buda was noted as being the first company to mount flamers on coolant trucks during the First Succession War, a practice soon emulated by other manufacturers across the Inner Sphere. Once known as the "Buda Surprise," this practice helped foil a Davion raiding assault against Tok Do in 2809 when Federated Suns forces believed they had captured a large supply convoy. In 2810, Coordinator Jinjiro Kurita granted Buda Imperial control of the entire moon that orbits Pesht, which was renamed after the company and is the current location of Buda Imperial's corporate headquarters.[1][2]

Buda's Dabih plant was crippled in 2883 by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns; the attack deliberately targeted the portion of the factory complex where fission reactors were constructed and stored. The resulting damage scattered radioactive material across the factory site and surrounding countryside, resulting in contamination that made the area dangerous to visit for at least two centuries. A combination of factors including the general decline in technology across the Inner Sphere and a corporate scandal involving Buda meant that the company never rebuilt or replaced the plant on Dabih.[3]

The company has a number of subsidiaries including New Samarkand based Nav Hull and Bulldog Enterprises of Proserpina. Buda Imperial Vehicles acquired control of Bulldog in early 3067. CEO of Buda Piram Germane opted to leave Bulldog Enterprises relatively intact, merging only the two corporate distribution networks, with Buda gaining the benefits of Bulldog's robust R&D division while Bulldog benefits from Buda's superior corporate ratings within both the DCMS Bureau of Procurement and the Combine Ministry of the Interior.[1]


Buda Imperial Vehicles has manufacturing centers on the following planet:


Note: The Buda Imperial Vehicles facility on Dabih was destroyed in 2883 during the Third Succession War.[3]

Components produced on Dabih:[3]
Component Type
Sabaku Kaze[3] Hovercraft
Fusion Engine
Nissan 215 Sabaku Kaze[3]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Nimakachi Type 3 Sabaku Kaze[3]
Communications System
Dalban Series K Sabaku Kaze[3]
Targeting-Tracking System
Dalban AQ Sabaku Kaze[3]
Small Laser
Intek Sabaku Kaze[3]
Medium Laser
Intek Sabaku Kaze[3]
Holly-4 Sabaku Kaze[3]


The plant on Luthien was located at the Buda Weapons Sector in Skytower City. It suffered damage during the Jihad, as did all the major defense industries on the planet; however, by mid-3081 the plant had been restored to full production.[4]

Components produced on Luthien:[1][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
Component Type
Coolant Truck[1][5][6] Wheeled Vehicles
Wheeled APC[1] Wheeled Vehicles
Heavy Wheeled APC[1] Wheeled Vehicles
Daimyo HQ[1][5][7][8] Wheeled Vehicles
Tokugawa[1][5][9] Wheeled Vehicles
Tokugawa Yumi[10] Wheeled Vehicles
Shillelagh[11] Tracked Vehicles
Internal Combustion Engine
Tamia 100 Coolant Truck[5][6]
Tamia 150 Daimyo HQ[5]
Tamia 220 Tokugawa[5]
Fuel cell
Nissan 200 Shillelagh[11]
Fusion Engine
Nissan 220 Tokugawa[9]
Magna 130 [citation needed]
Vlar 230 Daimyo HQ[7][8]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
StarSlab-2 Coolant Truck[5], Tokugawa[9] & Shillelagh[11]
StarSlab-3 Daimyo HQ[5][6][7]
StarSlab-4 Tokugawa[5]
Communications System
Sipher Battlesys 5.2 Daimyo HQ[7][8]
Sipher CommSys 1 Coolant Truck[6] & Tokugawa[9]
Sipher CommSys 2 Shillelagh[11]
Targeting-Tracking System
Eagle Eye VY 9-3 Daimyo HQ[7][8]
Matabushi Sentinel Coolant Truck[6]
Rat's Eyes Shillelagh[11]
TargiTrack 717 w/Artemis IV FCS Tokugawa[9]
Medium Pulse Laser
Diverse Optics Type 20P Tokugawa[9]
Large Laser
RAMTech 1200 Daimyo HQ[7]
LB 10-X AC
Imperator Code Red Tokugawa[9]
Shigunga Shillelagh[11]
Ayukawa “Slapper” Tokugawa[9]
Dragon's Breath Coolant Truck[6]
Light Machine Gun
Sperry Browning Shillelagh[11]
Machine Gun
Type 87 Daimyo HQ[7]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 158: "Buda Imperial Vehicles"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 138: "Weapons Industries - [Buda Imperial Vehicles]"
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 202: "Sabuka Kaze Heavy Scout Hover Tank"
  4. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 89: "Pesht Military District"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Objective Raids, p. 70: "Produced Buda Imperial Vehicles Components"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 38: "Produced Coolant Truck Components"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 96: "Produced Daimyo Vehicle components"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 204: "Produced Daimyo Components"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 102: "Produced Tokugawa Components"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Kurita, p. 10: "Produced Experimental Tokugawa Vehicle variant"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 16: "Produced Shillelagh Components"