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Manticore Heavy Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Bulldog Enterprises

Defiance Industries

Jalastar Aerospace[1]

Majesty Metals and Manufacturing

New Earth Trading Company

Quikscell Company

Production Year 2575[2]
Mission Infantry Support
Type Tracked
Cost 2,640,800 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 60 tons
Armor ArcShield Maxi II Standard
Engine Pitban 240
Speed 64.8 km/h
Crew 4
Communications System TharHes Muse 54-58K
Targeting Tracking System TharHes Targitrack with Artemis FCS
Heat Sinks 13 single

BV (2.0) 993


The Manticore is one of the best-designed and most powerful tanks ever created, built to combat BattleMechs in support of infantry formations. Although the Manticore mounts a variety of weapons to handle a variety of combat roles and ranges, and is heavily armored for a vehicle of its weight, it is not equipped to deal with the raw firepower of super-heavy vehicles such as the Demolisher or the Behemoth. Despite this, the popularity of the Manticore has remained high, even during the Succession Wars era with its use of an expensive and rare fusion engine.[3][4][5]

Originally developed by TechniCorp during the Reunification War, the destruction of the company's head office on Terra during the Amaris Coup spread the Manticore across the Inner Sphere as other manufacturers absorbed their facilities.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The tank's main weapon is the Parti-Kill Heavy Cannon PPC, backed up by a SureShot Mk VI SRM-6 rack. The SRM is mounted on top of the main turret, just above and behind the particle cannon. It is mounted on vertical and horizontal swivel mounts, giving the pack a full 120° arc of fire independent of the turret. Both PPC and SRM are supported in their respective range brackets by a Far Fire Medium Missile Rack and OMI High Burn medium laser.[3][4][5]


  • C3 master 
    Developed by Bulldog Industries in 3063, this variant replaces the SRM launcher with a C3 master computer and additional armor, also reverting the pulse laser back to the standard PPC. BV (2.0) = 934
  • C3 slave 
    A second C3 variant developed by Bulldog, this replaced the SRM with C3 slave and a Streak SRM-4, again also using a PPC instead of large pulse laser. BV (2.0) = 1,008
  • Manticore EC 
    Developed by Clan Burrock the Manticore EC removed the medium laser and replaced the PPC and LRM with an Enhanced PPC and Improved LRM-10. (Note: EC is an abbreviation used by historians to designate "Early Clan" designs.)[8] BV (2.0) = 1,147[9]
  • RAC 
    An experimental version developed in 3069 by Jalastar, this variant replaces the large pulse laser and LRM launcher with an RAC/5 and a Targeting Computer, also switching out the Streak launcher for two ER medium lasers. BV (2.0) = 1,241

Custom Variants[edit]

Related Vehicles[edit]


  • In German products, the unit's proper name was translated to Mantikor.



  1. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 28: "Jalastar Aerospace"
  2. MUL online date for the Manticore
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: 3026, pp. 64–65
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, pp. 68–69
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3039, pp. 74–75
  6. Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 54–55
  7. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 98–99
  8. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 62
  9. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 66
  10. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 190
  11. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 41
  12. Experimental Technical Readout: Gladiators, p. 11
  13. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, pp. 18–19: "Manticore II Heavy Tank"