Production information
Manufacturer Drennan Industriplex[1]

Manufacturing Plant SFF-TU1[2]

Production Year 2854[3]
Model Prime
Class Medium
Cost 9,099,417 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan OmniMech
Mass 40 tons
Chassis Coyotl endo steel
Armor CI Standard
Engine Pitban 280 XL
Communications System CI-Com 2
Targeting Tracking System CI-X 2
Heat Sinks 10 double heat sinks
Speed 119 km/h

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 1,974[1]


The Coyotl has the honor of being the first OmniMech. Developed by Clan Coyote with some help from Clan Sea Fox, the Coyotl was first fielded in 2854.[1][4][5] Taking the modular nature of the earlier Mercury to its logical conclusion, the Coyotl was originally developed along the same lines. When the Coyote scientists saw that they could create the OmniMech, they jumped at the chance. The result was a 'Mech that could have its weapons load tailored for a particular mission, though the Coyotes did not fully capitalize on Omni technology until 2859, when the Coyotes equipped all of their Alpha Galaxy with OmniMechs and expanded rapidly within the Kerensky Cluster.

Though a useful 'Mech that demonstrated how effective an OmniMech could be, the Coyotl couldn't compete with later designs from other Clans. Furthermore, the Coyotl production became ever more stifled as the fortunes of Clan Coyote waned and territory was lost. With the supply of spare parts dwindling, the Coyotes shut down their production lines in 2943.[1] Sensing a sales opportunity, the Coyotl was one of a number of Golden Century designs Clan Sea Fox would revive to sell by 3145[3] during the Dark Age era.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Built on an endo steel chassis and powered by a Pitban 280 XL engine, these lightweight technologies allowed the Coyotl to carry a great deal of equipment. The powerful engine allowed the 'Mech to move up to 118.8 km/h, giving it the ability to avoid enemy fire as well as dash about the battlefield

The Primary configuration of the Coyotl used an ER PPC and LRM-10 as the primary long-range weapons, while a medium pulse laser and Streak SRM-4 provided short-range firepower. Originally the engineers thought they would build each variant around the PPC, but this proved to be too limiting, particularly with the high heat it caused. The missile systems were added to provide firepower at a lower heat cost.[1]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration B 
    This configuration uses a UAC/10 in the right arm as its main firepower, supported by an ER medium laser and SRM-6 launcher. BV (2.0) = 1,447[2]
  • Alternate Configuration C 
    This configuration carries an ATM-6 in the left arm, an ER large laser in the right arm, and a plasma cannon in the right torso. The missile launcher and plasma cannon each have two tons of ammo. Additional protection is provided by an ECM suite to jam enemy C3 networks. BV (2.0) = 1,851[2]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Coyotl is subject to the following Design Quirk:[7]

Related Designs[edit]

  • Mercury - Though the Coyotl has earned the honor of being the first OmniMech ever created, it owes its existence to the Mercury BattleMech, which used modular systems to make the respected OmniMech.
  • Mercury II - While its progenitor would provide the modular systems, the Clan Wolverine–produced Mercury II would help inspire the frame and visual look of the first OmniMech.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Era Digest: Golden Century, p. 22
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Technical Readout: Golden Century, pp. 14-15 "Coyotl"
  3. 3.0 3.1 MUL online entry for Coyotl
  4. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 41
  5. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 59
  6. Era Digest: Golden Century, p. 29
  7. BattleMech Manual, p. 91 BattleMech Quirk Table - Coyotl Entry.