Daedalus (BattleMech)

Daedalus (BattleMech)
Production information
Manufacturer Innovative Design Concepts
Production Year 3062[1]
Model DAD-3D
Class Medium
Cost 9,336,695 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Earthwerks PXH II endo steel
Armor Durallex Light
Engine Hermes 270 XL
Communications System Dalban VirtuTalk
Targeting Tracking System Dalban HiRez III Advanced FCS
Heat Sinks 12 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 97 km/h
Jump Jets Rawlings 45
BV (1.0) 1,397
BV (2.0) 1,729[2]


The Daedalus is a Solaris VII BattleMech, which was developed from an original PXH-1 Phoenix Hawk[3] in the middle of the thirty-first century. Innovative Design Concepts took the original Phoenix Hawk design and updated it with several missile racks and the newly rediscovered large pulse laser, while utilizing speed to keep the design maneuvering out of tight situations.

Though it performed well during initial introduction, the design's edge over competition began to wane as newer technology was introduced, and as such Innovative Design Concepts revamped the Daedalus in the later 3060s. By 3067 the original Daedalus design had been only seen in use in Solaris' Reaches and poor game circuits, the newer version of the 'Mech has only been utilized by Blackstar Stables.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Built on an endo steel frame and powered by a Hermes 270 XL engine, the Daedalus is a fast medium 'Mech able to reach top speeds of 97.2 km/h. This speed is enhanced further by Triple Strength Myomer, allowing the Daedalus to reach speeds of 118.8 km/s when properly heated up. Six Rawlings 45 jump jets further increase mobility, allowing the Daedalus to leap 180 meters in a single bound.

The Daedalus wields a heat intensive, all energy loadout. The main armament is a Tronel XIV-EXP large X-Pulse laser, backed up by four RAMTech 1500Z ER medium lasers and two Magna Mk IV ER small lasers, all tied to a targeting computer for superior accuracy. Heat is managed by 12 double heat sinks, which are barely able to manage the heat, but allows the 'Mech's TSM to be activated quickly.


Design Quirks[edit]

The Daedalus is subject to the following Design Quirk:[9]



  1. MUL online date for the Daedalus (BattleMech)
  2. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 241
  3. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 144
  4. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade p. 144 - Daedalus's background history.
  5. Solaris VII: The Game World 'Mech record sheets, p. 14
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 242
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 243
  8. Experimental Technical Readout: Caveat Emptor, p. 11
  9. BattleMech Manual, p. 91 BattleMech Quirk Table - Daedalus Entry.