Experimental Technical Readout: Phantoms

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Experimental Technical Readout: Phantoms
Product information
Type Technical Readout (PDF)
Development Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills and Jason Schmetzer (Development Assistance)
Primary writing Michael Miller
Pages 29
Cover Artwork Ray Arrastia (Design and Layout)
Interior Artwork Joel Bancroft-Connors
Keith Hann
Johannes Heidler
Sebastian Brocks
Christopher Smith
Jason Tighe (Record Sheets)
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Brent Evans
Chris Lewis
Jim Nelson
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code E-CAT35XT014
First published October 17th, 2012
MSRP $4.95
Era Jihad
Dark Age
Series Experimental Technical Readouts
Preceded by Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 2
Followed by Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 3


The seventeenth part of CGL's PDF exclusive mini-Technical Readout or TROlet series, Experimental Tech Readout: Phantoms (abbreviated XTRO:Phantoms). This XTR features 13 'Mechs, vehicles, armored infantry units, and aerospace craft that were built with experimental technology. As with all other XTRs, this PDF also includes record sheets for these new units. XTRO: Phantoms highlights experimental machines used for Black Ops by various Inner Sphere powers.

Publisher Description[edit]

Heavy Metal Black Ops

For as long as military forces and governments have employed them, special forces and other covert operations units have employed the latest, and most advanced technologies available to give them an edge in combat. The fires of the Jihad have been no exception. Employing a mix of the most radical technologies in stealth, electronics, and advanced weaponry, the elite shadow warriors from across the Inner Sphere continue to do battle with some of the most cutting edge BattleMechs, vehicles, and battlesuits that money can buy—all optimized for the deadliest of "black ops" missions.

Experimental Tech Readout: Phantoms samples a number of high-technology designs developed for use by elite covert operatives and special military forces found throughout the Inner Sphere in the late-Jihad period. Each design featured in this book demonstrates the advanced and experimental technologies found in Tactical Operations. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 BattleMechs, vehicles, aerospace units, and battlesuits presented in this book, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.


  • "Introduction"
Brooke Lassinger, Irian Technologies, 7 June 3081

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