Commando IIC

This article is about the Clan variant of the Commando BattleMech. For other uses, see Commando (disambiguation).
Commando IIC
Commando IIC
Production information
Manufacturer Marshall Light Assembly Station[1]
Production Year 2856[2]
Model (base)[1]
Class Light
Cost 2,305,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 25 tons
Chassis Model ML-225 Endo Steel
Armor Forging OTR17b with CASE
Engine Fusion 150 Standard
Communications System Build 1685/3 Tacticom
Targeting Tracking System Mark 11 IHADS
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 97 km/h
BV (1.0) 816[3]
BV (2.0) 978[1][4]


During the Amaris Civil War, several Lyran MechWarriors joined with Commanding General Aleksandr Kerensky in defiance of their government's official policy of neutrality. With this came the coup that the Star League Defense Force had attempted to pull off for decades: the acquisition of the Lyran Commando. Long considered one of the better scout 'Mechs in the Inner Sphere, at least one of these Commandos accompanied General Kerensky into exile and several of them appeared in the forces Nicholas Kerensky organized in preparation for Operation KLONDIKE.

As newer weapons and 'Mechs made their way into the Clan arsenal, these Commandos began to show their age, so Clan Goliath Scorpion began a program to upgrade theirs. Dubbed the Commando IIC, this upgrade used newer technologies like Endo Steel to outperform its venerable cousin. With the proliferation of OmniMechs, most Commando IICs were relegated to the status of "reserve" or "second line," though the Scorpions continued to outfit some of their pirate hunters with these 'Mechs. Four and a half tons of armor provide half a ton more protection than the original. Though most Scorpion warriors criticize it for its “inelegant” missile weapons, those who operated it admire its responsive controls. The Commando IIC is capable of destroying most light ’Mechs and even challenging heavier Clan designs like the Ice Ferret. It was nicknamed the "Sucker Punch" by its pilots.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Two Series 2d ER medium lasers provide energy backup to a Pattern J7 SRM-6 and three SEP Class SRM-4 launchers. These powerful missiles provide devastating barrages, but the wasteful launchers can quickly eat through the Commando IIC's limited ammunition supply. Lacking Streak, or even Artemis IV FCS technology, Warriors must be sparing with their shots.


Though this 'Mech is itself a variant of the original Commando, there are no other Clan 'Mechs that use the Commando chassis.

Design Quirks[edit]

The Commando IIC has the following Design Quirks:[5]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Commando - Like other well-known 'Mechs of the Star League-era, the 'Mech would accompany General Kerensky's SLDF-In-Exile and receive a IIC upgrade following their evolution in becoming the Clans.

Notable Pilots[edit]

See Category:Notable Commando IIC Pilots



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, pp. 10–11: "Commando IIC"
  2. MUL online date for the Commando IIC
  3. Combat Operations, p. 113
  4. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 203
  5. BattleMech Manual, p. 90: Design Quirk Table - Commando IIC Entry.