Hanse MBT

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Hanse MBT
Production information
Manufacturer General Motors
Production Year 3108[1]
Mission Ambush
Type Heavy
Technical specifications
Mass 75 Tons
Armor Kallon Unity Weave Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Engine GM 300 XL
Speed 64 km/h
Communications System Wunderland XXXV-2 Series
Targeting Tracking System Dalban HiRez
Heat Sinks 20
BV (2.0) 1,537[2][3]


Designed at the wake of the Victoria War, the Hanse Main Battle Tank is an early thirty-second century Combat Vehicle originally produced for the armed forces of the Federated Suns. The AFFS commissioned the creation of the tank using the lessons the service had learned from the conflict. However, despite the best of intentions, the Hanse MBT would end up having a significant flaw in its overall good design. Though it had the firepower to eradicate enemy units it confronted, the vehicle lacked the critical flexibility of a turret that would have brought those weapons to bear more quickly. This flaw made the tank highly vulnerable to flanking attacks as well as battle armor attacks.

The design would end up gaining a bad reputation due to this flaw, and the militias and mercenary companies which became its main users would eventually learn to work with it to make it an effective combat vehicle.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The tank is powered by a 300-Rated GM Extra-Light Fusion Engine, giving it a modest flank speed. However, engineers also added a Supercharger, giving it the ability to briefly boost its speed to 86 km/h. Eleven tons of ferro-fibrous armor is applied to the design's hull with the addition of CASE protecting it from the possibility of an ammunition explosion.

Prominently mounted in its front are the Hanse’s main guns - a pair of Jalastar Engineering plasma rifles with four tons of ammunition. To give it tactical flexibility, the tank also carries a single Mydron Snakekiller Light Class 5 Autocannon with two tons of ammunition. Lastly, the tank has four GM Light Machine Guns mounted in pairs in Sponson Turrets on each of its sides.[5]


The Hanse MBT was first created by WizKids in its MechWarrior Dark Age Collectable Miniatures game as a part of its Age of Destruction expansion set. It was later adapted by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined once the company advanced the franchise's timeline to 3145.

Design Quirks[edit]

The Hanse MBT is subject to the following Design Quirk:[6]


  1. online date for the Hanse MBT
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 22-23, 72 Hanse MBT - BV.
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 187
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 22-23, 72 Hanse MBT - Background.
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 22-23, 72 Hanse MBT - Stats.
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 22-23, 72 Hanse MBT - Quirks.