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Overlord C TRO3057r.png
Production information
Production Year 2830[1]
Use 'Mech carrier
Type Spheroid
Tech Base Clan[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 11,600[3] tons
Structural Integrity 18[2]
Length 101[2] meters
Width 101[2] meters
Height 139[2] meters
Safe Thrust 1.5 g[2]
Max Thrust 2.5 g[2]
Fuel (tons) 360 tons[2]
Fuel (days) 195.7 days[2]
Armament 3x ER Large Lasers
6x ER PPCs
3x Large Pulse Lasers
12x Medium Pulse Lasers
6x Ultra AC/5s
2x Ultra AC/20s
3x LRM-20s + Artemis IV FCS[2]
Armor Fore: 35[2]
Sides: 30[2]
Aft: 25[2]
Crew 43[2]
Escape Pods/Life Boats 4/0[2]
Heat Sinks 122 Double[2]
BV (1.0) 8,836[4]

Note: The mass of the Overlord-C was changed from originally 11,550 tons to 11,600 tons in the most recent publication detailing the vessel, Technical Readout: 3057 Revised.[3] The MUL entry confirms this.[1]


The Clan version of the Overlord is as impressive a DropShip within the Clans as the original is in the Inner Sphere. Capable of carrying an entire Cluster's worth of 'Mechs, the Overlord-C is one of the largest Mech carriers in existence. Originally intended as a "refit" of the Overlords that went with the Exodus fleet, the redesign quickly ended up as a new vessel, though one that closely resembles its progenitor.[2]


The armor of the Overlord-C is impressive, being nearly 50% better than the original design. Its weapon loadout is similarly better, with a good long range punch provided by three ER Large Lasers, six ER PPCs, three Large Pulse Lasers and three LRM-20s. At close range the ship is even deadlier, being able to bring to bear its twelve Medium Pulse Lasers, six Ultra AC-5s and two Ultra AC-20s. It carries respectable amounts of ammunition for all its weapons, though it has some blind spots in its aft arc that require careful piloting by the ship's captain to prevent exploitation.[2]


  • Cargo: 1,181 Tons[2]
  • Bay 1: 15 Mechs/Cargo - 3 Doors
  • Bay 2: 15 Mechs/Cargo - 3 Doors
  • Bay 3: 15 Mechs/Cargo - 3 Doors

Named Vessels[edit]

See Category:Individual Overlord-C-class DropShips



  1. 1.0 1.1 online date for the Overlord-C
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 Technical Readout: 3057, p. 88, "Overlord-C"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised Edition, p. 86
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 254