Production information
Manufacturer Brigadier Corporation[1]

Corean Enterprises[2]

Defiance Industries[3]

General Motors[4][3]

Osaka Heavy Metrics[1]

TharHes Industries[3]

Production Year 2652[5]
Model GOL-1H
Class Assault
Cost 7,651,200 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 80 tons
Chassis Nennison 40
Armor Star Slab/3
Engine Brigadier 1000F 320
Communications System Corean Transband-J9
Targeting Tracking System Corean B-Tech
Heat Sinks 17 single
Speed 64.8 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,200
BV (2.0) 1,449[2][6]


The Goliath is the second 'Mech built in 2652 by Brigadier Corporation. The Goliath is based on lessons that were learned from the Scorpion. The first and most important difference is that the Goliath weighs in at 80 tons allowing it to carry a much heavier weapons payload and armor at the cost of mobility. The Goliath is used as a general assault 'Mech and until recently was not usually seen in large numbers because of the bias against quad 'Mechs prior to the 3060s. In the late 3060s, the Goliath saw renewed production and renewed popularity and has since become a powerful and respected assault 'Mech. In 3143, The Corean Enterprises MacAdams-Suharno plant on Stewart was captured by Clan Wolf, and its GOL-6M variant production line converted to produce a Clan version of the 'Mech.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Goliath is armed with what would be considered a paltry armament for a 'Mech of its size. The primary weapon is a Rand PPC. This is backed up by two Holly LRM-10 launchers. The Goliath has respectable firepower at long ranges, but when an enemy closes though the 'Mech only has two Ramsey-65 Machine Guns to rely on for defense.


  • GOL-2H 
    The 3067 2H is a Periphery refit of the 1H model. The 'Mech removes the Machine Guns from the chassis and adds in their place six Rocket Launcher 10s. This gives the Goliath a very powerful close range punch.[3] BV (1.0) = 1,346, BV (2.0) = 1,583[7]
  • GOL-3M 
    The 3M is a 3047 upgrade of the Goliath that uses Star League technology. The 'Mech has had a Hermes 320 XL engine installed to reduce the engine's weight by half. The 'Mech retains the LRM launchers and Machine Guns of the 1H model. The 'Mech replaces the PPC with a Zeus Slingshot Gauss rifle which gives the Goliath devastating long-range firepower. The 'Mech still suffers from its close combat deficiencies but with its updated arsenal most 'Mechs are hard pressed to close to short range. BV (1.0) = 1,310, BV (2.0) = 1,537[10]
  • GOL-3M2 
    A slight evolution of the 3M, the 3M2 drops the machine guns and their explosive ammo and replaces them with a pair of Small Pulse Lasers. Otherwise this variant is identical to the 3M. BV (2.0) = 1,537[1]
  • GOL-3S 
    One of the "new generation" of Goliaths, the 3S's engine has been upgraded to a light fusion engine, and, as a result, it now carries thirteen and an half tons of armor. The entire arsenal has been stripped from the 'Mech and the 3S carries as its primary weapon an LB-X Autocannon/20. This is backed up by three ER medium lasers. For longer-range engagements, the Goliath carries an LRM-10 launcher with an Artemis IV fire control system as well as an ER Large Laser. BV (1.0) = 1,374, BV (2.0) = 1,828[11]
  • GOL-5D 
    The 5D uses some of the newest technology available to the Federated Suns in 3067. The 'Mech is built based on the rugged older 1H chassis and standard engine. The 'Mech carries as its primary weapon a rotary autocannon/5. This is backed up by four ER medium lasers and two machine guns. The lasers and autocannon are all linked to an advanced Targeting Computer which gives the Goliath deadly accuracy at long ranges.[3] BV (1.0) = 1,668, BV (2.0) = 1,975[13]
  • GOL-5W 
    The 5W variant of the Goliath is armed with two Ceres Arms Crusher plasma rifles which not only inflict damage on their targets but heat as well. The 5W is also armed with three medium lasers for close combat. The 'Mech has a Guardian ECM Suite which is needed to properly use its sixteen and a half tons of Stealth Armor. Additionally, the 'Mech has a Small Cockpit that is cramped and makes the 'Mech harder to pilot but saves valuable weight. The 'Mech also has an Improved C3 computer, allowing it to share targeting telemetry with similarly equipped units.[14] BV (2.0) = 2,030[15]
  • GOL-7C 
    A light 320 rated engine saves several tons for upgraded equipment on the 7C Goliath. Converted from a long-range sniper to a mid- to close-range brawler, the 7C follows the traditional layout. An Ultra AC/10 is the primary weapon in the right torso. The LRM-10s have been replaced with Streak SRM-6s. Two tons of Streak ammo and four tons of AC ammo are all stored in a CASE II magazine in the left torso. A pair of ER Medium Lasers replace the machine guns. BV (2.0) = 1,888[1]
  • GOL-7K 
    Outwardly resembling the traditional 1H, the 7K packs a slew of new technology. The standard PPC is gone, and in its place is a PPC Capacitor enhanced Heavy PPC. This provides tremendous long-range hitting power. The LRMs have been replaced with Apollo FCS enhanced MRM-10s. The original Machine Guns remain, but now share a half ton ammo bin protected by CASE II along with the MRM ammo in the left torso. Four M-pods provide a nasty surprise to anything that gets too close to this Goliath. The Light 320 engine is enhanced with a left torso mounted Supercharger making this the fastest Goliath ever made at 86kph. 12 double heatsinks do an adequate job of cooling the design. BV (2.0) = 1,894[1]
  • GOL-7R 
    Starting with a light 320 rated engine saved several tons for equipment on this new model of Goliath. A Gauss Rifle resides in the right torso as the main gun. The traditional LRM-10s remain in each side torso. The machine guns have been removed and replaced with a pair of ER Medium Lasers, one in each side torso. CASE II is used in each side torso to protect the mech from ammo and Gauss explosions. 15 tons of Light Ferro-Fibrous Armor protects the mech. BV (2.0) = 1,888[1]
  • Goliath C 
    An Advanced Clan Tech conversion of the GOL-6M created by Clan Wolf in 3143. The weapons are converted to Clan versions while retaining the BattleMech Quad Turret. The Quad Turret houses a Clan Gauss Rifle, teamed with Clan ER Large Laser and Micro Pulse Laser. A single ATM 9 with two tons of ammo, and a single Clan ER medium laser in the head round out the 'Mech's offensive weaponry. On each leg the 'Mech has a B-Pod, and CASE II is mounted in of the 'Mech's legs. The hull of the 'Mech is protected by fourteen and a half tons of Inner Sphere armor. BV (2.0) = 2,227[19][20]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Goliath has the following Design Quirks:[21]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Sirocco - At the beginning of the renewed interest in quad BattleMech technology, Corean Enterprises decided to design a replacement for the aging Goliath. The result was the Sirocco assault BattleMech.[22]

Notable Pilots[edit]

See: Category:Notable Goliath Pilots


  • Author Blaine Lee Pardoe stated in a blog entry that, according to his memory which he admitted could be wrong, the Goliath was among the BattleMechs for which he wrote the original background as initially published in TRO:3025, after being given only its name, image, and game stats to work with for the TRO entry.
  • The (original) Goliath variants and artwork from 3025 were part of the Unseen 'Mech designs. The Goliath was Reseen in 3067 with new variants using revised artwork.[23]
  • In French products, the unit's proper name was kept as Goliath, which has the same meaning in both languages.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 22, p. 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 299
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 160–161: "GOL-4S Goliath"
  4. Handbook House Davion p. 187
  5. MUL online date for the Goliath
  6. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 499
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 192
  8. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 262
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 193
  10. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 194
  11. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 195
  12. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 196
  13. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 197
  14. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 262
  15. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 198
  16. MUL profile for the GOL-6H
  17. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 262
  18. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 200
  19. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 1 - Goliath C p. 10-11, 28 - Goliath C stats and BV2.
  20. MUL Profile for the Goliath C - Introdate, BV2, & Alpha Strike Data Card.
  21. BattleMech Manual, p. 91 Design Quirk Table - Goliath Entry.
  22. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 130
  23. Technical Readout: Project Phoenix
  24. MUL profile for the GOL-1H