Mech Mortar/1

Mech Mortar/1
Production information
Type Missile[1]
Tech Base Inner Sphere Advanced Technology
Year Availability 2531[2]
Year Introduced Clan = 2840[2]

IS = 2531 TH[2]

Year Extinction IS = 2819[2][3]
Year Reintroduced IS = 3043 FC[2]
Technical specifications
Heat 1
Damage 2/shell (varies by ammo type)
Minimum Range 6[4]
Short Range 1-7
Medium Range 8-14
Long Range 15-21
Tons Inner Sphere: 2
Clan: 1
Critical Slots 1
Ammo Per Ton 24
Cost (unloaded) 7,000
Ammo Cost (per ton) 10,000
BV (2.0) Inner Sphere:10 (launcher)/1 (ammo)[5]
Clan:29 (launcher)/4 (ammo)[6]


The Mech Mortar/1 is the smallest of the Mech Mortar systems developed. Based on the weapon used by infantry for centuries, it fires a small shell in a high arc that falls onto the target. Though the Mech Mortar was created by the Terran Hegemony, by the time of the Succession Wars it had been relegated to history. It has been replaced in most military forces by the LRM-5.

With the reintroduction of the anti-missile system, engineers revived the Mech Mortar concept. The munitions used by the mortars, though often possessing limited guidance packages, weren't destroyed by AMS systems in tests.



  1. Tactical Operations, p. 408
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Tactical Operations, p. 324, "'Mech Mortars"
  3. Second Succession War, p. 102, "Weapons and Equipment Extinction Table"
  4. Tactical Operations, p. 408
  5. Tactical Operations, p. 382
  6. Tactical Operations, p. 385