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 Barcella Alpha (4)[1]

Brim Ironworks (4)[1]

Irece Alpha (4)[1]

Manufacturing Plant SFF-FK2[2]

Trellshire Heavy Industries[2]

Production Year 2852[3]
Class Medium
Cost 4,255,510 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 40 tons
Chassis NCIS Type M endo steel
Armor Alpha Compound Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Consolidated 240
Communications System Unknown
Targeting Tracking System Unknown
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets Northrup Starlifters M40s
BV (1.0) 1,492
BV (2.0) 1,608[4]


The Clans upgraded the venerable Griffin design until the BattleMech now known as the Griffin IIC emerged.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

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 thanks to a 240-rated fusion engine, and it correspondingly mounts enough jump jets to leap up to 180 meters at a time.

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 double heat sinks to stay relatively cool.


  • 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[11]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Griffin IIC is subject to the following Design Quirk:[13]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

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


  • On the Japanese port of Mechwarrior 1, the Griffin IIC' 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 1.3 1.4 1.5 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 10–11: "Griffin IIC". Stats are those of the IIC 4, not the base model.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 14, p. 4
  3. MUL online date for the Griffin IIC
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 241
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 242
  6. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 14, p. 15
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 243
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 244
  9. "Stalwart Nova Cat Weaponry" (dead link)
  10. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 245
  11. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 275
  12. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 14, p. 16
  13. BattleMech Manual, p. 92 BattleMech Quirk Table - Griffin IIC Entry.