Kinnol (Combat Vehicle)

This article is about the main battle tank. For other uses, see Kinnol.
Kinnol MBT
Production information
Manufacturer Aldis Industries[1]
Production Year 3083[2]
Mission Frontline Combat
Type Tracked
Cost 12,912,917 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Mass 70 tons
Armor StarSlab/1 Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Engine GM 350 extralight fusion
Speed 86 km/h
Communications System Basix 220
Targeting Tracking System Scope 2000
Heat Sinks 10 single
BV (2.0) 1,226[1]


The Kinnol main battle tank is a frontline combat unit that served the Republic of the Sphere's RAF since 3083. The tank was produced by Aldis Industries as part of the Republic's attempt to create a standard armor unit for its armed forces. The vehicle was named for General Nicolas Kinnol, the third commanding officer of the Star League Defense Force.[3]

The Kinnol conducted a number of secret combat trials prior to its production being approved in 3083. The Republic deployed a lance of the vehicles to various pirate-ridden worlds such as Astrokaszy. The Kinnol lance was credited with demolishing a mixed company of 'Mechs and tanks. These trials were deemed a success, as the Kinnol lance only lost one of its vehicles.[1]

The Republic had the vehicle designed with an expensive XL fusion engine, to allow the vehicle enough speed to outmaneuver its enemies. Also, the vehicle is protected by twelve tons of ferro-fibrous armor, with a higher amount of armor allotted to its front.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Kinnol's main weapon is its turreted-mounted Mydron Excel LB 10-X autocannon, which uses mixed ammunition loads allowing it flexibility between hitting power and accuracy. An extended-range medium laser is coaxial to the autocannon as a complementary weapon.[1]

The vehicle has a pair of Doombud 5-tubed multi-missile launchers mounted in the front with three tons of ammunition. The vehicle's ammunition bay has been equipped with a CASE system.[1]


  • PPC 
    By 3085, the proposal for second variant had been drafted and was introduced in 3086.[4] The new variant would retain the MML-5s but drop the LB 10-X for a standard PPC. Also, the ER laser would be changed out for a standard medium laser, but with a C3 slave computer installed to help improve the vehicle's weapons accuracy. The vehicle would be fitted with 3 machine guns to enhance its anti-infantry ability.[1] BV (2.0) = 1,212[5][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 38–39: "Kinnol MBT"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online date for the Kinnol (Combat Vehicle)
  3. The Star League, p. 105: "Nicolas Kinnol's profile"
  4. 4.0 4.1 MUL online date for the Kinnol MBT (PPC) variant
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 56
  6. 6.0 6.1 MUL online date for the Kinnol MBT (RAC) variant
  7. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 59