Glory (Combat Vehicle)

This article is about the combat vehicle. For other uses, see Glory.
Glory heavy fire support vehicle
Production information
Manufacturer Johnston Industries[1]
Production Year 3067[2]
Mission Fire Support
Type Tracked
Cost 5,647,125 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Mass 85 tons[1]
Armor Durallex Heavy Ferro-Fibrous[1]
Engine Strand 255 fusion[1]
Speed 54 km/h
Crew 6[1]
Communications System CommuTech Multichannel w/Guardian ECM Suite[1]
Targeting Tracking System BlazeFire Ranging System Type 3 w/Artemis IV FCS[1]
Heat Sinks 10 single
BV (1.0) 1,149[3]
BV (2.0) 1,684[1][2][4]


The Glory heavy fire support vehicle began as a larger version of the Goblin infantry support vehicle, but evolved through the design process into a combat vehicle all its own. The genesis of the Glory lies in 3063 when the then-AFFC asked manufacturers to create a vehicle platform for their new rotary autocannon. Johnston Industries decided to create a fire support model, as they believed one was necessary for front-line units. The onset of the FedCom Civil War delayed production until late 3067, as all sides wanted as much matériel as they could get their hands on.[1] Over the course of the Jihad, hundreds of Glorys were produced, many of them operating with Devlin Stone's coalition.[5]

The Glory is a slow vehicle, topping out at only 54 km/h. This is rarely seen as much of a detriment, however, as it is supposed to stay in the rear. Fourteen tons of armor provide significant protection, though the rear is underarmored when compared to the rest of the vehicle, further reinforcing the notion that the Glory needs to keep to the rear echelon. A Guardian ECM Suite provides additional protection against enemy electronics.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The largest weapon on the Glory, and the reason for its existence, is the Mydron Tornado rotary autocannon/5. The crew must be careful with its ammunition supply, however, as the autocannon can run out of ammunition in under a minute. For maximum field of fire, it is mounted in a turret. Joining it in the turret are twin Coventry Star Fire LRM-15 launchers, each of which is made more accurate with the addition of an Artemis IV Fire Control System. Four tons of ammo keep the missile launchers in good supply. For backup, the Glory carries a pair of front-mounted Diverse Optics ER Medium Lasers.[1]


  • Light Gauss 
    An earlier variant of the Glory developed in 3067[6] called for the missile launchers and a Light Gauss Rifle imported from the Free Worlds League. Two tons of ammunition kept the rifle well supplied, but the cost of importing it proved prohibitive. In addition, the lack of backup weaponry left this variant vulnerable should an enemy manage to close with it.[1] BV (1.0) = 915;[3] BV (2.0) = 1,450[7][6]
  • Arrow IV 
    This 3080[8] version of the Glory is protected by seventeen tons of Light Ferro-Fibrous armor. The standard turret weapons have been replaced by an Arrow IV launcher, single ER Medium Laser, and a plasma rifle. Two more ER Medium Lasers cover the front arc, while a Guardian ECM Suite disrupts enemy electronics systems. BV (2.0) = 1,704[9][8]
  • 3090 Upgrade 
    This Glory variant developed in 3090[10] is based on the Arrow IV model. It carries the same weaponry as the standard Glory, but also uses a Beagle Active Probe, C3 Slave unit, and Targeting Computer. BV (2.0) = 1,980[11][10]



  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 Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 24–25: "Glory Heavy Fire Support Vehicle"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online entry for the Glory (Combat Vehicle)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Combat Operations, p. 126
  4. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 33
  5. MechWarrior: Dark Age - Dossiers and Pilot Cards, p. 141: "Anderson Glasper"
  6. 6.0 6.1 MUL online entry for the Glory (Light Gauss) variant
  7. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 35
  8. 8.0 8.1 MUL online entry for the Glory (Arrow IV) variant
  9. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 34
  10. 10.0 10.1 MUL online entry for the Glory (3090 Upgrade) variant
  11. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 66