Gray Death Strike

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Gray Death Strike
Production information
Manufacturer Defiance Industries
Production Year 3080[1]
Weight Class Medium[2]
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Introduced 3080[3]
Technical specifications
Mass 1000 kg
Top Speed 32 km/h

Armor Type Standard
BV (2.0) 52[2][4]


Gray Death Strike battle armor is a production version of the prototype. The Jihad stopped production at the Gray Death Technologies plants, and then Defiance Industries took over production. Defiance then moved production of the battle armor to Furillo, which slowed production even more. After the Gray Death Technology plant was destroyed in 3074, it would be six years before Defiance produced a new Gray Death Strike suit.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Defiance Industries wasn't able to secure a source of the advanced Clan Improved SRM Launcher used on the prototype. As a result, Defiance used a single SRM-3 with two reloads. To make room for this the Gray Death Strike armor replaced the Battle Claws of the prototype with Basic Manipulators. The launcher can be jettisoned as well, allowing the unit to move slightly more quickly. The Light TAG system mounted in the arm allows armor that has jettisoned the SRM launcher to remain useful on the battlefield, designating enemy units for artillery and missile strikes.[3]


  • Prototype 
    This original version of the Strike suit was unique for being a hybrid of Inner Sphere and Clan technology. Built under the supervision of technician Brian Kinnison, this suit removed the improved sensors and modular weapon mount of the Gray Death Standard battlesuit. In their place are a Clan-spec detachable Advanced SRM-3 launcher with three shots mounted on the suit's body and a Light TAG system in the left arm that can spot for artillery units or units carrying Semi-Guided LRM. Both arms ended in Battle Claws and the AP weapon mount was retained as were its movement capabilities and armor, although the missile launcher had to be jettisoned before anti-'Mech attacks could be made. The reliance on Clan technology prevented the suit from reaching mass production, as not even Clan Diamond Shark was willing to sell enough components to justify such a move. Although Defiance Industries eventually went with a redesigned production model using Inner Sphere technology, it was rumored they kept these prototype suits for their own security forces. BV (2.0)= 63[5][3]
  • HarJel 
    This Dark Age era variant of Gray Death Strike armor uses the same armor and equipment as the standard Gray Death Strike armor, but is also equipped with HarJel to protect the user. A Firedrake Needler is also present for anti-infantry work. BV (2.0) = 55[6]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Gray Death Strike has the following Design Quirk:[3]


  1. MUL online date for the Gray Death Strike
  2. 2.0 2.1 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 13
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 12
  4. Record Sheets: Prototypes, p. 20
  5. Experimental Technical Readout: Steiner, p. 15
  6. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 19