Champion LAM

Champion LAM
Champion LAM
Production information
Manufacturer Bergan Industries
Production Year 2699[1]
Model CPN-1X1
Class Heavy
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 60 tons
Chassis Unknown
Armor standard armor
Engine 300
Communications System Unknown
Targeting Tracking System Unknown
Heat Sinks 11
Speed km/h
Jump Jets Unknown
BV (1.0) ??
BV (2.0) N/A


An attempt by Bergan Industries to push the limits of Land-Air 'Mech technology, the Champion LAM remains the heaviest LAM ever built. To make room for the conversion equipment, engineers had to remove the XL Engine, Endo Steel skeleton, and ferro-fibrous armor of the standard Champion. This in turn forced the engineers to remove the heavy LB 10-X Autocannon of the original design.

Despite these setbacks, the Champion LAM was able to jump well and the transformation into fighter mode went smoothly. The problem came when the LAM actually had to fly. The heavy weight of the chassis forced the use of large jump thrusters, which were not suited for combat. After landing, the technicians assigned to the project found that the conversion gear was extremely worn, particularly in the waist and hip assemblies. Their concerns of a catastrophic failure of those assemblies, combined with an inability to make any significant progress and falling stock prices, led Bergan to end the experiment and shipped the few prototypes that survived testing to a New Dallas storage facility.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Champion LAM carries a markedly lighter armament than its forebear, equipping three medium lasers backed up by an SRM-6 with an Artemis IV Fire Control System.[1]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Champion LAM is subject to the following Design Quirks:[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles, p. 6: "CPN-1X1 Champion LAM"