Crossbow SRM


This weapon was featured in an official BattleTech product, namely the MechAssault series of computer games.[1][2]

By virtue of being an official albeit not positively canonical product, the game expansion and the weapons and equipment presented therein including this one must be considered apocryphal.


The Crossbow SRM is a version of the venerable SRM created early in the Jihad featuring improved heat-seeking capabilities.[3] Crossbows are the standard short-range missile used by most of the BattleMechs in this series. BattleMechs may have up to 4 Crossbows in their arsenal. Unlike their long-range counterpart (Javelin LRM), these missiles reload and fire rapidly while doing less damage per missile. It is worth noting that these missiles can be upgraded to fire a 2x or 3x volley per shot, which increases their usefulness over the Javelin LRM at close range.


  1. MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf user manual, p. 22, "Missile Weapons"
  2. MechAssault: Phantom War user manual, p. 26, "Missile Weapons"
  3. MechAssault user manual, p. 7, "Missile Weapons"