Fox (BattleMech)

This article is about the 50-ton BattleMech. For other uses, see Fox.
Fox (BattleMech)
Production information
Manufacturer Constantin Assembly Plant M27A-E[1]
Production Year 2824
Model CS-1
Class Medium
Introduced 2824[2]
Cost 9,390,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Mixed-tech BattleMech
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Crucis-d endo steel[1]
Armor Riese 500 with CASE
Engine Vlar 300 XL[1]
Communications System Garret T11-b[1]
Targeting Tracking System Garret A6[1]
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 94 km/h
BV (2.0) 1,574[3]


The Fox is an early example of a Clan medium BattleMech, originally created as Clan Sea Fox's first BattleMech.[4] The Sea Foxes didn't sell the Fox to any other Clans directly, but it was commonly used and participated in numerous Trials in the twenty-ninth century.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Fox was designed using a mix of older Star League technology and some early Clan weaponry to cover a wide variety of tactical needs. While a medium-size design at 50 tons, the Fox is a fairly fast medium 'Mech, powered by an Vlar 300 extralight fusion engine that propels it up to 94 km/h at a run. This weight savings from its engine and endo steel skeleton allows for a sizable amount of weaponry to be mounted, mostly found in the arms.

While considered to be a generalist design, the main firepower is strictly focused on long ranges with pair of experimental improved LRM-15s, one in each arm. At intermediate and short ranges the 'Mech depends on its trio of medium lasers, one in each arm and center torso, and pair Star League Streak SRM-2s found in the legs like on the Crusader. The Fox was also equipped to deal with infantry, mounting four machine guns split in pairs on each of its arms, making the 'Mech a threat to be feared by conventional troops used in Clan combat.

The one ton of machine gun and four tons of long-range missile ammunition is stored in the side torsos, while a single ton of the older Streak ammunition is found nestled in lower part of the center torso.[5][6]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 16
  2. MUL Profile for the Fox(standard)
  3. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 17
  4. TechManual, p. 16: The Shape of Things to Come - Fox shown as First BattleMech produced by Clan Sea Fox.
  5. Turning Points: Tokasha, p. 30: Fox stats from Record Sheet show that the design is a mixed technology design with experimental Clan Improved Long Range Missiles.
  6. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 82
  7. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 83