Production information
Manufacturer Novy Minsk Armaments Plant
Production Year 2846[1]
Model MAR
Class Heavy
Cost 5,740,960 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 60 tons
Chassis Viper NK7
Armor Forging C629/j
Engine New Kent Type 21 Fusion 240
Communications System Mercer 971
Targeting Tracking System GEG Pattern 491/6
Heat Sinks 12 Double heat sinks
Speed 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets Pryzhok WM 10
BV (1.0) 1,830[2][3]
BV (2.0) 2,006[4][5]


The Matador was designed by Clan Steel Viper before the creation of the OmniMech. A serious knife fighter, it carries a dazzling array of short-range weaponry that makes the design brutally effective in an urban environment. Adding to this is its deliberately imposing design, with thick, angular plates of armor. Though the Matador is slow for a 'Mech its size, it does make use of jump jets that allow it to jump up to 120 meters. A hefty twelve tons of armor ensures that those armor slabs are not just for show.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Four Series XII Rotary Machine Guns and two Chi Series Small Pulse Lasers provide a barrage of anti-infantry fire, while two Series 2b Extended Range Medium Lasers and three Lambda Medium Pulse Lasers provide it with short- to medium-range fire. Finally, ten short-range missiles courtesy of a Pattern J6 Streak SRM-6 and a Pattern JX Streak SRM-4 can make short work of any weaknesses exposed in any enemy 'Mech's armor. While a MechWarrior must carefully manage heat levels, the restrictive terrain in which the Matador excels usually allows opportunities to disengage and cool off.[4]


  • Matador
    Developed during the Jihad in 3069[6], the Matador 2 is an updated version of the original design. The variant's long-range weapon is its torso mounted 9-Tubed ATM Launcher, with three tons of ammunition. For close-range fighting, the 'Mech has been given three Heavy Medium Lasers mounted in the left arm. For anti-infantry combat, it has a trio of AP Gauss Rifles in its right arm. BV (2.0) = 1,728[7]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Matador has the following Design Quirks:[8]



  1. MUL online date for the Matador
  2. Combat Operations, p. 118
  3. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 163
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 164-165, "Matador 'Mech Profile"
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 248
  6. Master Unit List, "Matador introduction dates"
  7. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 249, "Jihad era update to the Matador".
  8. BattleMech Manual, p. 93 BattleMech Quirk Table - Matador Entry.