Production information
Manufacturer Independence Weaponry
Production Year 3055[1]
Model NG-C3A
Class Assault
Cost 13,261,171 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 95 tons
Chassis Alshain Class 101a
Armor Durallex Heavy Special with CASE
Engine Pitban 285
Communications System Garret T19-G w/C3 Computer
Targeting Tracking System Cat's Eyes 5 w/ Artemis IV System
Heat Sinks 15 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 54 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,986
BV (2.0) 1,954[2]


The Naginata, named as an old Samurai lance-like weapon, is designed as a command and fire support 'Mech that carries a C3 Master Computer. The 'Mech is built using a massive Pitban 285 fusion engine, giving it a top speed of 54 km/h. The Naginata makes use of double heat sink technology for its added heat dissipation capabilities to handle the waste heat that is produced by the 'Mech's massive arsenal. For protection, the Naginata carries fifteen tons of armor and includes CASE to protect against an ammunition explosion. The mix of heavy armor, CASE, and a standard engine make the Naginata a zombie of a 'Mech that can take a tremendous amount of damage.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Naginata serves in the dual role of command and fire support 'Mech. The C3 master computer allows the 'Mech to share the targeting data of its lancemates and to take advantage of their targeting information, making the three Coventry Star Fire LRM-15s with Artemis IV fire control systems and the Lord's Light 2 ER PPC extremely accurate. The Artemis IV fire control system gives the 'Mech increased missile accuracy.


  • NG-C3B 
    The C3B variant of the Naginata removes one of the LRM-15 launchers in order to add a second C3 master computer and a Guardian ECM suite to the design. The 'Mech also had an ER medium laser and an ER Small Laser added for close range defense. BV (1.0) = 1,867, BV (2.0) = 1,943[6]
  • NG-C3C 
    A variant built for greater mobility, the C3C is based on the C3A variant. The 'Mech removes two tons of LRM ammunition and the C3 master computer and replaces it with a C3 Slave Unit. The 'Mech uses the saved weight to add three jump jets allowing the Naginata to jump up to 90 meters. BV (1.0) = 1,962 BV (2.0) = 2,131[7]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Naginata has the following Design Quirks:[8]

Notable Pilots[edit]



  1. MUL online date for the Naginata
  2. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 120
  3. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 191
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 120
  5. MUL Profile of Naginata - Includes BV2, Introduction year, and Alpha Strike Data Card.
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 121
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 122
  8. BattleMech Manual, p. 93 BattleMech Quirk Table -Naginata Entry.
  9. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 78