This article is about the post–Clan Invasion BattleMech. For the SLDF dueling elite, see Gunslinger Program.
Production information
Manufacturer Defiance Industries, Independence Weaponry
Production Year 3053[1]
Model GUN-1ERD
Class Assault
Cost 16,767,013 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 85 tons
Chassis Star League XT
Armor Kevlar 5000
Engine VOX 255 XL
Communications System Nashan Quartet ComSy w/Guardian ECM
Targeting Tracking System Nashan Diana Mark II Targeting Computer
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets HildCo Model 12
BV (1.0) 2,176[2]
BV (2.0) 2,286[3]


The Gunslinger is a product of the Clan Invasion and would not exist if not for that violent conflict. The 'Mech was jointly designed by engineers from both the Draconis Combine and the Federated Commonwealth who were in the process of assisting the Free Rasalhague Republic. To power the Gunslinger, a VOX 255 XL Engine is used to give the 'Mech a top speed of 54 km/h. This is augmented by a pair of HildCo Model 12 jump jets that allow the Gunslinger to traverse rough terrain and provide extra mobility at close ranges. The 'Mech is also equipped with a Guardian ECM Suite and a Beagle Active Probe, giving the Gunslinger superior detection capabilities and protection from advanced enemy electronic warfare equipment. Finally, the Gunslinger is protected by fifteen and a half tons of armor, giving the 'Mech excellent armor protection.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Gunslinger carries as its primary weapons two arm-mounted Poland Main Model A Gauss Rifles that can each strip off a ton of armor at ranges of over six hundred meters. As the Gunslinger closes with the enemy it is able to bring to bear its four Defiance B3M Medium Lasers and a Defiance A5L Small Laser that help to make up for the ineffectiveness of the Gauss Rifles at extremely short ranges. Finally, to protect against attacks on its weak rear armor, the Gunslinger carries two rear-mounted Defiance P5M Medium Pulse Lasers.


Custom Variants[edit]


In German products the unit's proper name was altered to Kanonenboot, which translates to Gunboat. The model code was accordingly changed to KNB-1OOT.



  1. MUL online date for the Gunslinger
  2. Combat Operations, p. 125
  3. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 112
  4. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 113
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 110
  6. Record Sheets: Unique 'Mechs p. 14 - GUN-1ERD Gunslinger Jared - Stats and fluff for this Unique 'Mech variant was published by BattleCorps.