This article is about the Combat Vehicle. For the Lyran Commonwealth noble house, see House Kelswa.
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Kelswa Assault Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Arcturan Arms
Production Year 3105[1]
Mission Frontline Combat Vehicle
Type Tracked
Cost  ???
Technical specifications
Mass 95
Armor ArcShield Heavy Ferro-Fibrous with CASE
Engine Pitban 285 Fusion
Speed 54 km/h
Crew  ???
Communications System Arc-Signal A75
Targeting Tracking System Angst Clear View 2A
Heat Sinks 10
BV (1.0)  ???
BV (2.0) 1,748[1][2][3]


The Kelswa Assault Tank is a thirty-second century frontline Combat Vehicle which was produced originally in the Lyran Commonwealth. A popular tank, the Kelswa has been seen deployed throughout the armed forces of the Inner Sphere and even in some Toumans of the Clans.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The heart of the Kelswa is its 285-rated Pitban Fusion Engine, being able to propel the tank to a modest 54 kph. Protecting the heart is 12 tons of ArcShield Heavy Ferro-Fibrous Armor, with 30 percent of the tank's armor protection focused in the front.

The Kelswa's main firepower comes from its two Grizzard Model 200 Gauss Rifles, which are both mounted in its turret. Backing up the Rifles are a pair of Defiance Model XII Extended Range Medium Lasers, which are mounted in the tank's front and provide valuable ammunition-free firepower, along with two turret-mounted Coventry Heavy Autogun Machine Guns. The Heavy Machine Guns' mere half ton of ammunition is stored along with the Gauss Rifles' forty rounds of ammunition in the CASE-protected body.[5]


The Kelswa Assault Tank first appeared game-wise as part of Wizkids' MechWarrior: Dark Age Collectible Miniatures game as a part of the Falcon's Prey expansion set. The tank was later adapted by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined once the company advanced the game's timeline to 3145.


  1. 1.0 1.1 MUL online entry for the Kelswa Assault Tank, which includes BV2 and Intro date.
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, pp. 23 & 76 - BV2
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 290
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, pp. 22-23 & 76 - Background.
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, pp. 22-23 & 76 - Stats