Dunning Mobile Tactical Command Post
Production information
Manufacturer Altheon Ballistic Dynamics
Use Command Vehicle
Tech Base Inner Sphere (Primitive)
Chassis Type (Size) Wheeled (Medium)
Equipment Rating D/E-X-X
Introduced 2317
Technical specifications
Mass 30 tons
Speed 54 km/h
Top Speed 86 km/h
Power Plant ICE
Fuel (Type/Range) Fossil/500 km
Communications System Unspecified
Targeting Tracking System Unspecified
Armament None
Heat Sinks None
Armor Unspecified
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) 6
Crew 11 (2 officers, 9 enlisted/non-rated)
BV (2.0) 124[1][2]


Created in the early twenty-fourth century, the Dunning Mobile Tactical Command Post is among the earliest command vehicles employed by the Inner Sphere. The vehicle's creation was due in part for the need of the Terran Hegemony to better coordinate its large military formations during their campaign to build up the Director-General James McKenna's newborn nation. Field Marshal Mears Coblitz, the Commanding General of the Terran Hegemony's armed forces, he would push ahead with the development of the Dunning for his newly assembled army.

The Dunning was deployed to help achieve the Hegemony's ambitions during the Campaigns of Persuasion where it was initially used by Hegemony's Divisions in 2316 and 2317. Its performance providing field commanders means coordinating their troops motivated Field Marshall Coblitz to have additional vehicles produced for next wave of the campaign in 2320. These new vehicles were issued to regiments, brigades, and other formations to better coordinate Hegemony commands.

The vehicle would remain in service for centuries. The role it served in these later years as command vehicle for both governmental and civilian services. In such roles it would be used to aid in coordinating planetary fire or police with civilian communication companies. The vehicle would fade from use by the twenty-seventh century.[1]


Designed with what would later be termed as Primitive Technology, and despite its now seemingly civilian construction, the Dunning boasted several tons of communication equipment and could provide services using it with good solid means coordinating their people. Powered by an internal combustion engine, the vehicle can move at reasonable pace and keep up with faster formations. However, vehicle half ton fuel system is used up quickly due to its engine fuel inefficiency. While its armor protection is merely 2.5 tons of primitive armor. The Dunning is not intended for frontline command, but does carry a 3 ton capacity hold infantry to provide security.[1]

Design Notes[edit]

The Design features include; Off-Road Chassis and Control Modifications, communications equipment (7 tons)

Design Quirks[edit]

The Dunning Mobile Tactical Command Post has the following Design Quirks:


The image used for the Dunning is reused from the original Mobile HQ vehicle.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 5, pp. 9, 24: "Dunning Mobile Tactical Command Post"
  2. MUL Profile for the Dunning Mobile Tactical Command Vehicle - Includes Introduction Date, BV2, and Alpha Strike Data Card.