Ground Car

Ground Car.JPG
Production information
Type Wheeled
Technical specifications
Mass 3
Engine Class 10 Fusion Engine
Speed (see notes) km/h


BV (2.0) 55[1]


The Ground Car was presented in MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game (first edition) as a generic piece of equipment, a wheeled road vehicle similar to a regular 20th century automobile in function.[2] A record sheet for the baseline model was published in Record Sheets Volume Five: Vehicles.

At 3 tons, the Ground Car was built under Fractional Accounting construction rules.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Ground Car as presented is unarmed, and armored with 1 ton of armor.[2]


It has been mentioned that some ground cars feature a storage battery instead of a fusion engine.[2]


  • Sources disagree on the ground speed of the Ground Car. While MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game states a speed profile under boardgame rules of 9/14 (equivalent to 151.2 km/h max speed),[2] while the record sheet found in Record Sheets Volume Five: Vehicles states a 10/15 movement profile (equivalent to 162 km/h max speed). Combat vehicle construction rules would suggest the latter to be correct for a 3-ton vehicle with a class 10 fusion engine, though it seems strange for a civilian utility vehicle to be built to combat vehicle specs. Due to the later publication date, it can be assumed that the second source is correct.


  1. MUL entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 MechWarrior RPG, p. 58