Dasher II

This article is about the 40-ton BattleMech. For other uses, see Dasher (disambiguation).
Dasher II
Dasher II
Production information
Manufacturer Manufacturing Plant DSF-IT1

Auxiliary Production Site 4[1]

Production Year 3077[2]
Model Standard
Class Medium
Cost 8,633,894 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 40 tons
Chassis Dominator Medium-Alpha 01 endo steel[1]
Armor Compound 6F Ferro Fibrous[1]
Engine Type 79 400 XL[1]
Communications System Comset 1[1]
Targeting Tracking System J-Track 52[1]
Heat Sinks 10 double[1]
Speed 162[1] km/h

6x ER micro lasers[1]

BV (2.0) 522[1][2]


The original Dasher, called Fire Moth by the Clans, is a light 'Mech that is known for having great speed but weak armor, and it was found that the Dasher was not very effective at swarm tactics or raiding due to this deficiency. Because of this deficiency in the design the Dasher II entered service during the Word of Blake Jihad. Much heavier and sturdier than the original Dasher, the Dasher II has a top speed of 162 km/h that equals that of the original Dasher. The Dasher II's top speed allows it to close in to effectively use its firepower.[1]

Unfortunately the Dasher II has little to recommend it over the earlier Dasher. To keep the speed of the original Dasher, designers used a huge 400-rated XL engine that occupies nearly two thirds of the 'Mech's available weight. Another strike against the Dasher II is that unlike its inspiration, it isn't an OmniMech. The only advantage the standard Dasher II has over the Dasher is the three tons of ferro-fibrous armor used to protect it.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Dasher II is armed with six ER micro lasers. While these weapons do not have a very long range they are capable of doing heavy damage when used in large numbers at short range. The problem is that the Dasher II is likely to be picked apart by long-range weapons fire long before it gets into range.[1]


  • Dasher II
    This variant of the Dasher II, developed in 3136,[5] reduces the top speed of the 'Mech to 120 km/h. The weapons have also been removed and replaced by a single ER PPC, while the hand actuators have been replaced by claws for close-quarter combat. The weight freed up by the engine swap allows this variant to carry more than twice the armor of its progenitor design. BV (2.0) = 1,496[6][5]

Design Quirks[edit]

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

Related Designs[edit]

Fire Moth (Dasher) - The Dasher II was created as a heavier, non-Omni version of the Fire Moth.

Notable Pilots[edit]

See Category:Notable Dasher II Pilots

BattleMech Gallery[edit]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 149–150: "Dasher II"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online entry for the Dasher II
  3. 3.0 3.1 MUL online entry for Dasher II 2 variant
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 214
  5. 5.0 5.1 MUL online entry for Dasher II 3 variant
  6. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 105
  7. 7.0 7.1 MUL online entry for Dasher II 4 variant
  8. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 106
  9. BattleMech Manual, p. 90: BattleMech Quirk Table - Dasher II Entry