Huntsman (Nobori-nin)

Huntsman (Nobori-nin)
Production information
Manufacturer Avon Alpha[1]

Brim Ironworks[1]

Irece Alpha[1]

Production Year 3049[2]
Model Prime[1]
Class Medium
Cost 12,634,375 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan OmniMech
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Mynx Type Medium Endo Steel
Armor Alpha Compound Ferro-Fibrous
Engine 250 Consolidated XL Fusion
Communications System JNE Integrated
Targeting Tracking System Build 3 CAT TTS
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 86 km/h
Jump Jets Northrup Starlifters M50s Standard

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 1,870[3][4]
BV (2.0) 2,108[1][5]


Exemplifying the OmniMech concept, the flexible Huntsman was the premier medium 'Mech of Clan Nova Cat during Operation REVIVAL.[6][3][7]

The totemic[8] design for the Huntsman was initially developed by Clan Diamond Shark, but as part of the rivalry between the Merchant Castes of Clan Nova Cat and Clan Diamond Shark, the rights to this promising new OmniMech were Trialed for and won by the Nova Cats.[8]

The design, also favored by Oathmaster Biccon Winters, was contracted out by Khan Severen Leroux for further development and manufacture to Clan Cloud Cobra and their Brim Ironworks facility, in order to save resources. The Cloud Cobras, who were enamored with the new OmniMech, fast-tracked its manufacture in time for the invasion of the Inner Sphere.[9]

First seen within the 119th Nova Cat Striker Cluster during the Battle of Luthien, a Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery intelligence officer code-named the OmniMech "Nobori-nin" due to the single fin-like projection rising from the back of the 'Mech reminding him of the banner samurai wore on their backs in feudal Japan. Prized for its flexibility across a wide range of opponents and battlefield conditions, the Huntsman was almost exclusively a Nova Cat design during the initial Clan Invasion, but prior to the Word of Blake Jihad had entered service with Clans Diamond Shark, Cloud Cobra, and Star Adder.[3][7]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

No expense has been spared in the construction of this front-line OmniMech that uses a 250-rated extralight fusion engine, endo steel structure, and nine tons of ferro-fibrous armor. Five jump jets enable it to leap up to 150 meters at a time.[6][3][7]

The Primary configuration of the Huntsman sports a myriad of weapons. An UAC/2 and Artemis IV-linked LRM-10 provide long-range capability, while four ER medium lasers and a Streak SRM-6 make it a vicious close range 'Mech. A pair of anti-personnel pods and a flamer protected it from conventional infantry, and an anti-missile system provided it with some defense against incoming missiles. An active probe found hidden units, and a TAG spotting laser could designate targets for homing artillery strikes.[6][3][7]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration I 
    This configuration provides heavy fire support. The right arm carries a HAG 20, fed a three-ton ammo bay is in the right torso. The left arm carries an ER large laser and a plasma cannon with two tons of ammunition. Finally, an ER small pulse laser deals with close in attacks. BV (2.0) = 2,277[8]

Apocryphal Variants[edit]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

These variants were introduced in various apocryphal sources, and thus far have not appeared in any canonical media.

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Design Quirks[edit]

The Huntsman is subject to the following Design Quirk:[27]


  • The Inner Sphere designation for the Huntsman, "Nobori-nin", is Japanese for "Banner-bearer".



  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, pp. 40–41: "Nobori-nin"
  2. MUL online date for the Huntsman (Nobori-nin)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 174–175: "Nobori-nin Profile"
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 222
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 143
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 170–171: "Nobori-nin"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Invading Clans, pp. 126–127: "Clan Nova Cat - Nobori-nin"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 12, p. 12
  9. The Huntsman Lore and Blueprint
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 223
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 144
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 224
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 145
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 225
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 146
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 226
  17. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 86
  18. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 147
  19. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 148
  20. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 121
  21. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 227
  22. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 87
  23. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 149
  24. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 228
  25. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 150
  26. 26.0 26.1 MechWarrior Online - "Huntsman Sale Page"
  27. BattleMech Manual, p. 93: BattleMech Quirk Table - Nobori-nin Entry