Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe Enterprises

Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe Enterprises
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Company Information
Interstellar Company No
Primary Site(s) Jarett,
New Oslo,
Primary Products Aerospace fighters,

Company Profile[edit]

President/CEO: Guy Kinsley VII (3025)[1]


Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe Enterprises began life as a law firm headquartered on Rasalhague. As the centuries passed, GKT purchased other companies, including several BattleMech production lines.[2]

GKT Enterprises acquired Alshain Weapons, manufacturers of the Panther, circa 2975 in a bitter corporate struggle that almost bankrupted both firms. Since then, production of the Panther 'Mech has increased yearly. In fact, in 3025 plans, GKT intended to create three more Panther factories in the next five years. The destruction of the facilities that produced the Cat's Eye 5 targeting and tracking system and the Sipher CommCon CSU-4 communications system might have limited production, however.[1]

After the Ronin War, Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe jump-started the FRR's economy by selling off most of their military production lines. Bergan Industries was one of the key beneficiaries of this process, acquiring the production facilities on New Oslo. This investment in smaller firms stimulated the economy of several planets and provided a huge public relations coup for GKT.[3] GKT also began construction of a second BattleMech facility on Rasalhague, with completion expected by 3051.[2]

Since taking control of the lion’s share of the Free Rasalhague Republic, Clan Ghost Bear has done their utmost to integrate as much as possible with the occupied populace. Although such factories as Gorton, Kingsley and Thorpe on Satalice might seem of dubious value to the Clan's touman, Clan Ghost Bear continues to train the workers here and hope to be able to have them trained to manufacture up to Clan standards soon. Until then, they continue to accept modest numbers of the factory’s original products for use as training ‘Mechs and to be issued to the lowest of garrison and solahma troops.

As GKT has connections and partnerships with so many civilian manufacturing concerns, the Ghost Bear merchant caste has integrated Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe employees and executives to better tie into the culture of the former Rasalhague Republic.[3]

During the Jihad, neither the Rasalhague nor Satalice facilities lost any personnel. Both facilities were operating at three-quarters of their maximum output in 3079.[4]


Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe Enterprises has manufacturing center on the following planets:


Components produced on Jarett:[1]
Component Type
PNT-9R Panther[1] Light BattleMech

New Oslo[edit]

Components produced on New Oslo:[1]
Component Type
Infantry Weapons
Rifles and submachine guns[1]
Jump Jet
Lexington Lifters[1][5] PNT-9R Panther


Components produced on Rasalhague:[6][7]
Component Type
Anhur Transport[6] VTOL
Donar Assault Helicopter[6] VTOL
Eldingar Hover Sled[7] Hovercraft
MechBuster[5] Conventional Fighter
Shamash Reconnaissance Vehicle (refit)[6] Hovercraft
Aerospace Fighter
Ammon[6] Light aerospace fighter
Aesir[6] DropShip
Sassanid[6] DropShip
Vanir[6] DropShip
Extralight Fusion Engine
Type 215 XL Eldingar[7]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Compound 2110 ferro-fibrous Eldingar[7]
Communications System
Consolidated BMR 6 w/ECM Eldingar[7]
Targeting-Tracking System
TRTTS Mark II Eldingar[7]
CC-9 Series Eldingar[7]
Pattern J2 Eldingar[7]


Components produced on Satalice:[8][9][10]
Component Type
Locust IIC[10] Light BattleMech
PNT-10K Panther[8] Light BattleMech
PXH-3K Phoenix Hawk[8] Medium BattleMech
ARC-5R Archer[8] Heavy BattleMech
Marauder IIC 4[11][12][13] Assault BattleMech
Marauder IIC 7[9][10] Assault BattleMech
Alshain 560-Carrier Endo Steel Panther[8]
Alshain Class 56-60H Phoenix Hawk[8]
Earthwerk Archer II Endo Steel Archer[8]
Type GB-850 light Marauder IIC 7[9]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Compound 12A1 Standard w/CASE Marauder IIC 7[9]
Jump Jets
Lexington Ltd. Lifters Panther[8] & Phoenix Hawk[8]
Fusion Engine
Hermes 140 Panther[8]
VOX 280 Archer[8]
Extralight Fusion Engine
255 XL Marauder IIC 7[9]
GM 270 XL Phoenix Hawk[8]
Communications System
Series D8 CC-25a w/ECM Marauder IIC 7[9]
Targeting-Tracking System
"Hermes" CT-42 Mk II Marauder IIC 7[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136: "Gorton, Kinsley, and Thorpe Enterprises"
  2. 2.0 2.1 20 Year Update, p. 50: "Defense Industry"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 109: "Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe Enterprises profile"
  4. Objectives: The Clans, p. 32
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 184
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Objectives: The Clans, p. 37: "Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe Enterprises"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 138: "Eldingar Hover Sled"
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 Objective Raids, p. 116: "Produced Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe Enterprises Components"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 284: "Produced Marauder IIC7 Components on Satalice"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Objectives: The Clans, p. 38: "Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe Enterprises"
  11. BattleCorps Marauder IIC 4 MilSpec Article
  12. Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 284–285: "Project Phoenix - Clan 'Mech - Marauder IIC 7"
  13. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 284