Night Gyr

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Night Gyr
Night Gyr
Production information
Manufacturer Ironhold Gamma Complex[1]
Production Year 3052[2]
Model Prime
Class Heavy
Cost 19,957,656 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mech type Clan OmniMech
Mass 75 tons
Chassis JF 7 Light Endo Steel
Armor Compound JF Ferro Fibrous
Engine 300 JF Extralight
Communications System JF 3048 Series II
Targeting Tracking System Ironhold Mk II
Heat Sinks 20 Double heat sinks
Speed 65 km/h
Jump Jets JF Standard

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 2,750[1][3]
BV (2.0) 2,830[4]


The Night Gyr came back with Clan Jade Falcon leaders following their return to the Clan homeworlds in 3051 to elect a new ilKhan. It has become more prevalent in the Falcon touman following the Refusal War. No expense was spared in the manufacture of this OmniMech that uses an XL Engine and Endo Steel to save weight. It also incorporates eleven and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. Though it is on the slow end for a Clan heavy 'Mech, the Night Gyr mounts four fixed jump jets that enable it to jump up to 120 meters in a single bound. The design was a testbed for some new technologies, including the Laser Heat Sink, which was eventually phased out due to a lack of increased performance.[1]

During the Wars of Reaving, Night Gyr's production facilities on Ironhold would end up being destroyed in 3076.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration is hard-hitting, mounting a pair of ER PPCs located in the left arm and an Ultra Autocannon/10 in the right. This blistering firepower can often take down an opponent before they are in range. Three Medium Pulse Lasers serve as accurate backups. Eight additional double heat sinks keep the 'Mech fairly cool.[1]


  • Alternate Configuration A 
    This first variant is a short-range powerhouse. It mounts an Ultra Autocannon/20 to breach opponent's armor and a pair of Streak SRM-6s to exploit those holes. A Large Pulse Laser and a trio of Medium Pulse Lasers are highly accurate weapons that can help to minimize collateral damage in an urban environment. Even with four additional double heat sinks, this variant can be quickly overwhelmed by heat. BV (1.0) = 2,522[1][6], BV (2.0) = 2,680[7]
  • Alternate Configuration B 
    The Night Gyr B seeks to destroy opponents before they can return fire. A pair of Gauss Rifles and LB-X Autocannon/2s carry out that mandate. Ammo is somewhat lacking, however, so this design cannot stray far from supply, especially as it has no backup energy weapons. BV (1.0) = 2,145[1][8], BV (2.0) = 2,140[9]
  • Alternate Configuration E 
    This variant uses massed pulse lasers, two large and six medium, in conjunction with an ATM 6 and an SRM-6. The ATM only mounts two tons of ammunition, limiting its flexibility. BV (1.0) = 2,554[1][14], BV (2.0) = 2,717[15]
  • Alternate Configuration F 
    This variant uses Hyper Assault Gauss technology to its fullest. Armed with a HAG-20 and a HAG-30, this variant can lay down incredible flak at range. Backing up this variant is a pair of ER Medium Lasers. BV (2.0) = 2,958
  • Alternate Configuration H 
    The heavy laser variant only mounts one, a Heavy Large Laser. A Gauss Rifle gives it long-range firepower, while an Ultra Autocannon/10 is effective at medium and short range. A Medium Pulse Laser is an accurate backup weapon. Five heat sinks are added to ensure the design never has to worry about heat. An ECM Suite provides protection against some enemy electronics. BV (1.0) = 2,484[1][16][17], BV (2.0) = 2,428[18]

Apocryphal Configurations[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.

From MechWarrior Online:

  • NGT-JK "Jade Kite" 
    A customized variant of the Night Gyr. The Jade Kite uses a pair of Ultra Autocannon/2s in its left arm, supported by a pair of ammo. The left torso carries a pair of Machine Guns, each with one ton of autocannon ammo and a half-ton of machine gun ammo. The right arm carries a pair of ER PPCs. In the right torso, two Streak SRM-6s with two tons of ammo. [19]

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Design Quirks[edit]

The Night Gyr has the following Design Quirk:[20]

Notable pilots[edit]


In German products the unit's proper Clan name was wrongly translated to Geierfalk, which literally means "Vulture Falcon", while the correct translation would be Gerfalk.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 186-187, "Night Gyr Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Night Gyr
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 296
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 178
  5. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 17 Discarded Tools of War - Night Gyr listed as among the 'Mechs phased out due to its factory being demolished
  6. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 297
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 179
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 298
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 180
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 299
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 181
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 300
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 182
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 301
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 183
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 302
  17. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 129
  18. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 184
  19. Night Gyr Lore and Blueprint
  20. BattleMech Manual, p. 93 - Design Quirk Table - Night Gyr Entry.
  21. A Rending of Falcons, p. 195