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Griffin IIC

This article is about the IIC-style BattleMech. For the original parent design or other uses, see Griffin and Griffin (disambiguation).
Griffin IIC
Griffin IIC
Production information
Manufacturer Irece Alpha, Barcella Alpha, Brim Ironworks, Trellshire Heavy Industries[1], Manufacturing Plant SFF-FK2[1]
Production Year 2852[2]
Class Medium
Cost 4,255,510 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 40 tons
Chassis NCIS Endo Steel Type M
Armor Alpha Compound Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Consolidated 240
Communications System Unknown
Targeting Tracking System Unknown
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets Northrup Starlifters M40s
BV (1.0) 1,492
BV (2.0) 1,608[3]


The Clans upgraded the venerable Griffin design until the BattleMech now known as the Griffin IIC emerged. Seven tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor are mounted on an Endo Steel frame, giving the Griffin IIC almost maximum armor protection for its size. It is slightly faster than its antecedent, and it correspondingly mounts enough jump jets to leap up to 180 meters at a time.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

This fire support 'Mech is armed with an ER Large Laser for direct-fire and four LRM-5 launchers, giving it a strength that exceeds the original Inner Sphere design, while being faster and lighter. Two tons of ammunition prove sufficient for most Clan engagements. Unlike the original, none of the IIC's weapons have a minimum range, so it is just as deadly up close, where it can also add in an ER Small Laser. It does not need additional heat sinks to stay relatively cool.


  • Griffin IIC
    This variant swaps each missile launcher for a Streak SRM-2. BV (1.0) = 1,454, BV (2.0) = 1,516[4][5]
  • Griffin IIC
    Similar to the IIC 2, this variant retains the large laser, but trades out the rest of the armament for a Heavy Small Laser, two Streak SRM-2s and two Heavy Medium Lasers. BV (1.0) = 1,317, BV (2.0) = 1,532[6]
  • Griffin IIC
    This anti-infantry variant replaces the missile launchers with six Series 34NC Light Machine Guns. The weight saved allowed for the inclusion of enough Northrup Starlifter M41 Improved Jump Jets to leap up to 210 meters, a scant improvement. This inclusion necessitated reshuffling the locations of the lasers.[8] BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 1,344[9]
  • Griffin IIC
    Based on the Griffin IIC 4, the Nova Cats first deployed this variant during the Jihad. The ATM-3s stay in place, but the lasers were removed and replaced by a single Heavy Large Laser. A Targeting Computer offsets the sensor interference from the big gun, and Improved Jump Jets allow the IIC 6 to cover 240 meters in every jump. BV (2.0) = 1,468[10]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

Griffin - 15 tons lighter, the Griffin IIC is an upgrade of the Inner Sphere Griffin.


  • On the Japanese port of Mechwarrior 1, the Griffin IIC's concept art was originally the BattleMaster; as the Griffin never made an appearance anywhere in the game. When Technical Readout: 3055 was created in 1992, FASA took the BattleMaster's concept art from the Japanese version of the game to create the Griffin IIC.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 14, p. 4
  2. MUL online date for the Griffin IIC
  3. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 241
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 242
  5. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 14, p. 15
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 243
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 244
  8. "Stalwart Nova Cat Weaponry" (dead link)
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 245
  10. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 275
  11. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 14, p. 16