Internal Combustion Engine

An example of an Internal Combustion Engine

Description[edit]

For all intents and purposes identical to a modern internal combustion engine, the I.C.E. in BattleTech is used mainly for conventional vehicles and IndustrialMechs. Its power output is less than a fusion engine of similar mass, meaning an I.C.E. needs to be heavier in order to have the same engine rating of a fusion engine. In fact, it has the greatest weight-to-rating ratio of all the engines available in the TechManual. Internal combustion engines cannot power energy weapons without power amplifiers, unlike fusion engines.

The saving grace of the I.C.E. is its cost. Since they are considerably cheaper and easier to manufacture than fusion engines, the I.C.E. is used in the many conventional vehicles that tend to form the backbone of a planetary militia.

The I.C.E. is generally more robust than the typical Fusion/Fission engine, and if shot at in a combat capacity whilst mounted in a 'Mech, the engine class, while damaged will not contribute to overheat of the 'Mech where this damage was taken. However, this comes at the risk that the engine, or fuel powering said engine can explode when hit.[1]A single strike to the engine of a common Combat Vehicle is usually enough to completely immobilize the unit however.

Many I.C.E.s can use practically any combustable material as viable fuel. It is worth noting that due to the nature of an I.C.E, they must be used in an environment with a suitable atmosphere, unlike a Fuel Cell, or more expensive Fusion or Fission Engine.

Models[edit]

Internal Combustion Engines are manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
GM 40 ICE Salem
Indicass
General Motors
Ceres Metals Industries
 ??? [citation needed]
GM 50 ICE Salem General Motors  ??? [citation needed]
Michaelson-Omni 40 ICE Ruchbah Michaelson Heavy Industries  ??? [citation needed]
SitiCide 40 ICE Kalidasa Quikscell Company  ??? [citation needed]
VOX Type 40 ICE Gienah Gienah Combat Vehicles  ??? [citation needed]
Tyron 45 Prop-Jet ICE Belladonna Cal-Boeing of Dorwinion  ??? [citation needed]
Tyron 25 ICE Belladonna Cal-Boeing of Dorwinion  ??? [citation needed]
Magna 50 ICE Sterope Taurus Territorial Industries  ??? [citation needed]
ConLee 60 ICE Al Na'ir
Scarborough
Scarborough Manufacturers
Scarborough Limited
 ??? [citation needed]
Magna 60 ICE Sterope Taurus Territorial Industries  ??? [citation needed]
PowerTech 60 HighLift ICE Sian
Skye
Hellespont Industrials
Cyclops Incorporated
 ??? [citation needed]
SitiCide 60 ICE Ares
Kalidasa
Gallery
Layover
Quikscell Company  ??? [citation needed]
ConLee 75 ICE Al Na'ir
Scarborough
Scarborough Manufacturers
Scarborough Limited
 ??? [citation needed]
Jones 75 ICE Pandora Red Devil Industries  ??? [citation needed]
PowerTech 75 HighLift ICE Sian
Skye
Hellespont Industrials
Cyclops Incorporated
 ??? [citation needed]
VOX Type 75 ICE Gienah Gienah Combat Vehicles  ??? [citation needed]
Nissan 95 ICE Epsilon Eridani Kressly Warworks  ??? [citation needed]
Bulldog 100 ICE Proserpina Bulldog Enterprises  ??? [citation needed]
GM 100 ICE Salem
Andurien
Indicass
General Motors
Bergan Industries
Ceres Metals Industries
 ??? [citation needed]
Magna 100 ICE Sterope Taurus Territorial Industries  ??? [citation needed]
PowerTech 100 ICE Sian Hellespont Industrials  ??? [citation needed]
SitiCide 100 ICE Ares
Kalidasa
Layover
Gallery
Quikscell Company  ??? [citation needed]
Tamia 100 ICE Luthien Buda Imperial Vehicles  ??? [citation needed]
VOX Type 100 ICE Gienah Gienah Combat Vehicles  ??? [citation needed]
ConLee 105 ICE Al Na'ir
Scarborough
Scarborough Manufacturers
Scarborough Limited
 ??? [citation needed]
GM 105 ICE Keystone Exeter Organization  ??? [citation needed]
PowerTech 165 HighLift ICE Sian Hellespont Industrials  ??? [citation needed]
Michaelson 110 ICE Ruchbah Michaelson Heavy Industries  ??? [citation needed]
GM 120 Classic II ICE Andurien
Irian
Bergan Industries  ??? [citation needed]
InterComBust 120 ICE Oliver Quikscell Company  ??? [citation needed]
AML 140 ICE Sevon Alliance Motors Limited  ??? [citation needed]
GM 140 ICE Indicass Ceres Metals Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Jones 140 ICE Dunianshire Canopus Industries Alpha  ??? [citation needed]
Locom-Pack 140 ICE Pinard Pinard Protectorates Limited  ??? [citation needed]
Mercury 140 ICE Apollo Diplass Technologies  ??? [citation needed]
Rawlings 140 Air Turbine St. Ives Mujika Aerospace Technologies  ??? [citation needed]
SitiCide 140 ICE Kalidasa Quikscell Company  ??? [citation needed]
Omni 145 ICE Alphard Marian Arms Incorporated  ??? [citation needed]
AML 160 ICE Sevon Alliance Motors Limited  ??? [citation needed]
DAV 160 Gas Turbine New Earth
Outreach
New Earth Trading Company
Blackwell Heavy Industries
 ??? [citation needed]
Jones 160 ICE Dunianshire Canopus Industries Alpha  ??? [citation needed]
Magna 160 ICE Sterope Taurus Territorial Industries  ??? [citation needed]
Jones 165 ICE Pandora Red Devil Industries  ??? [citation needed]
GM 180 ICE Indicass
Terra
Ceres Metals Industries
Aldis Industries
 ??? [citation needed]
InterComBust 180 ICE Ares
Layover
Oliver
Gallery
Quikscell Company  ??? [citation needed]
Jones 180 ICE Dunianshire Canopus Industries Alpha  ??? [citation needed]
DAV 190 Gas Turbine Terra Krupp Armament Works  ??? [citation needed]
GM 200 Turbine Marik Imstar Aerospace  ??? [citation needed]
GM R200 ICE Betelgeuse/Terra
New Samarkand
Aldis Industries
New Samarkand Metals
 ??? [citation needed]
GM 225 ICE Betelgeuse/Terra Aldis Industries  ??? [citation needed]
AML 240 ICE Sevon Alliance Motors Limited  ??? [citation needed]
Bulldog 240 ICE Ingersoll/Proserpina Bulldog Enterprises  ??? [citation needed]
Ceres 240 ICE Menke Ceres Metals Industries  ??? [citation needed]
GM SuperLoad 240 ICE Betelgeuse/Terra
New Samarkand
Salem
Shiro III
Aldis Industries
New Samarkand Metals
General Motors
Grumman Amalgamated
 ??? [citation needed]
WorkHorse 240 ICE Arc-Royal TharHes Industries  ??? [citation needed]
AML 250 ICE Sevon Alliance Motors Limited  ??? [citation needed]
Locom-Pack 250 ICE Sian
Layover
New Earth
Pinard
Hellespont Industrials
Quickscell Company
New Earth Trading Company
Pinard Protectorates Limited
 ??? [citation needed]
GM 285 HeavyLoad ICE Nanking Kallon Industries  ??? [citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. Total Warfare P. 126 "Mech Critical Hits"

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