Locust IIC

Locust IIC
Locust IIC
Production information
Manufacturer Olivetti Weapons

Various others

Production Year 2832[1]
Model Locust IIC
Class Light
Cost 2,044,792 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 25 tons
Chassis Endo steel
Armor Ferro-fibrous
Engine 200 Standard
Communications System Angst 2400[2][3]
Targeting Tracking System Omicron XX[2][3]
Heat Sinks 10 double heat sinks
Speed 129.6 km/h
BV (1.0) 975
BV (2.0) 1,100[4]


One of the best known BattleMechs in the Inner Sphere for its low production and operation costs, the Locust is also well known in the Clans. In 2832, Clan Mongoose unleashed an upgraded version of the venerable 'Mech on the Clans, known as the Locust IIC. The speedy design complemented Mongoose tactics, enabling them to win many Trials. When Clan Smoke Jaguar absorbed the Mongooses, they became the owners of the production line on Circe. This subsequently fell to Clan Jade Falcon following the de facto annihilation of the Jaguars. In addition to those three Clans, Clan Wolf has often used the Locust IIC as a garrison unit.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Designed as a fast and light reconnaissance vehicle, the Locust IIC was also tasked with fast-strike raids and at least became a front-line unit in the Inner Sphere. Larger than the original Locust, the IIC gives MechWarriors comparable speed with more protection and terrifying offensive capabilities. The main armament consists of a medium pulse laser, flanked by eight ER small lasers, allowing the Locust IIC to be an excellent anti-infantry BattleMech with capabilities to harass heavier BattleMechs. Its larger size also allows it to be a more durable weapon platform, and as such the Locust IIC is a far more difficult enemy than its Inner Sphere cousin.


  • Locust IIC
    This Clan Jade Falcon version carries CASE with an ER medium laser in the center torso section and two Streak SRM-2s in each arm. SRM munitions are stored in the arms with a cross-feed mechanism. BV (1.0) = 857, BV (2.0) = 937[5]
  • Locust IIC
    This Clan Smoke Jaguar version is set up to sport an ER large laser in its center torso, with a small pulse laser in each arm, making this variant a quite capable infantry killer in addition to its role as a fast sniper. BV (1.0) = 902, BV (2.0) = 980[6]
  • Locust IIC
    This newer variant of the Locust IIC 4 uses three heavy machine guns in each arm, each trio is linked to a Machine Gun Array. This powerful infantry hunter also adds an additional half ton of armor. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 776[9]
  • Locust IIC
    Still an infantry killer, the Locust IIC 7 mounts a trio of AP Gauss rifles in each arm, fed by a meager one ton of ammunition. The ER medium laser of the Locust IIC 4 remains in place. and a new targeting computer enhances these weapons' accuracy. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 980[3]
  • Locust IIC
    Produced by Clan Ghost Bear, this version uses a 300-rated XL engine. All standard weapons have been replaced by a single ER large laser. BV (2.0)= 1,119[10]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Locust IIC has the following Design Quirks:[14]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Locust - The original Locust is a fast recon BattleMech, but lacks jump capabilities.[15]

Notable Pilots[edit]

See Category:Notable Locust IIC Pilots


  • Author Ashley Watkins stated in a blog entry that she designed stats and wrote background for Locust IIC as originally published in TRO:3055.



  1. MUL online date for the Locust IIC
  2. 2.0 2.1 Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 60: Locust IIC 4
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 272–273: Locust IIC 7
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - Project Phoenix, p. 232
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - Project Phoenix, p. 233
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - Project Phoenix, p. 234
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - Project Phoenix, p. 235
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - Project Phoenix, p. 236
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - Project Phoenix, p. 237
  10. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - Project Phoenix, p. 239
  11. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - Project Phoenix, p. 240
  12. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 16, p. 8
  13. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 16, p. 26
  14. BattleMech Manual, p. 93: BattleMech Quirk Table - Locust IIC Entry
  15. Technical Readout: 3025, pp. 8–9