Horned Owl (Peregrine)

This article is about the 35-ton BattleMech. For other uses of "Peregrine", see Peregrine.
Horned Owl (Peregrine)
Horned Owl
Production information
Manufacturer Abysmal Manufacturing Complex

Alshain Weapons[1]

Production Year 2835[2]
Model Standard
Class Light
Cost 3,487,860 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 35 tons
Chassis Coriolis Class IIIb endo steel
Armor Compound Alpha
Engine LightForce 210
Communications System JNE Integrated
Targeting Tracking System TRTTS Mark II
Heat Sinks 10 double heat sinks
Speed 97 km/h
Jump Jets Clan Light Series Mk. II
BV (1.0) 1,409[3]
BV (2.0) 1,434[4][5]


The Horned Owl, or Peregrine as the Inner Sphere designated it, is a light, fast second-line BattleMech capable of highly accurate fire. It was designed by Clan Goliath Scorpion as a rugged submersible construction ’Mech and was later rebuilt for combat[1]. A harassing platform, the Horned Owl is also a capable dueling 'Mech. Five tons of ferro-fibrous armor provide adequate protection for the light 'Mech.

Due to its streamlined non-threatening appearance the Horned Owl is well suited for guard duties in civilian areas. This feature is also the reason why this mech is sometimes mistaken for lightweight security mech despite being fully capable military tool.[6]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Armed with a single Kolibri Delta Series large pulse laser in the center torso and a Kolibri Omega Series medium pulse laser in each arm, the Horned Owl's devastatingly accurate fire can quickly destroy other light 'Mechs.


  • Horned Owl
    This variant trades in its lasers for six LRM-5s and four tons of ammunition. Though it is entirely ammunition-dependent, this model can provide light Stars with sustained support, as it will not build up heat under normal circumstances. BV (1.0) = 1,232[3], BV (2.0) = 1,191[7][8]
  • Horned Owl
    Almost a complete redesign, the Horned Owl was redone by Clan Goliath Scorpion after they took over the Abysmal continent on Huntress. The 'Mech is no longer so neatly rounded, but it makes up for that with four ATM-3s and an ER medium laser. Three tons of ammunition allow the pilot access to all of the ATM's modes of fire, and it runs cool. BV (1.0) = 1,241, BV (2.0)=1,198[11]
  • Horned Owl
    Ironically, the Scorpion's first attempt at redesigning the Horned Owl was not well received by their Warrior caste, but an all-energy version is ideal for their Seekers. Armed with an ER large laser in each arm and a center-line heavy medium laser, this model can essentially operate indefinitely, though its pilot must be wary of heat buildup, despite the added double heat sink. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 1,523[12]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Horned Owl has the following Design Quirks:[15]


  • In German products, the unit's proper Clan name was translated to Uhu. The unit's proper Inner Sphere name was altered to Frostfalke, which literally means Frost Falcon. This was supposedly done to prevent a mix-up with the Peregrine VTOL.
  • Author Ashley Watkins stated in a blog entry that she designed stats and wrote background for Peregrine as originally published in TRO:3055.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 11, p. 6
  2. MUL online date for the Horned Owl (Peregrine)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Combat Operations, p. 109
  4. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 182
  5. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 11, p. 25
  6. Technical Readout: 3055, p. 118, Peregrine
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 183
  8. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 11, p. 26
  9. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 184
  10. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 11, p. 27
  11. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 185
  12. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 186
  13. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 11, p. 28
  14. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 11, p. 29
  15. BattleMech Manual, p. 94: BattleMech Quirk Table - Peregrine Entry