Pegasus (Combat Vehicle - Hovertank)

This article is about the hovercraft. For other uses, see Pegasus.
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Pegasus Scout Hover Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Exeter Organization

Scarborough Manufacturers[1]

Valiant Systems[2]

Production Year 2791[3]
Mission Reconnaissance/Spotting
Type Hovercraft
Cost 835,125 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 35 tons
Armor ProtecTech 6
Engine GM 105 I.C.E.
Speed 129.6 km/h
Crew 3
Communications System Salamander Systems CommPhase Unit
Targeting Tracking System Exeter LongScan w/ReconLock
Heat Sinks 3 single
BV (1.0) 419
BV (2.0) 640


The Pegasus is a popular recon unit due to its good speed, decent armor, and respectable firepower. It can be found in almost all militaries, having been introduced during the First Succession War.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Pegasus mounts considerable weaponry for its size, a pair of StarStreak Heavy SRM-6s and a medium laser, either a Defiance B3M or Diverse Optics Type 2 depending on the manufacturer.


As a recon vehicle, known variants of the Pegasus include removing weapons altogether or conversely removing the sensors and adding more SRM ammo.

  • Pegasus (Unarmed) 
    This 2873 version of the Pegasus removes all the weaponry. It has twelve tons of cargo space available. BV (2.0) = 317[4]
  • Pegasus (Missile) 
    This 2854 Pegasus variant replaces the medium laser with an extra SRM-6 and an additional ton of ammunition. BV (2.0) = 678[5]
  • Pegasus C3 
    This version mounts more armor than the typical 3058 upgrade version and carries a pair of medium pulse lasers and Streak SRM-4 launchers in the turret. Room for all this weaponry comes at the expense of the electronics equipment mounted in the typical 3058 Pegasus. This version does, however, include a C3 slave in the tank's hull which allows it to share targeting data with friendly units. BV (1.0) = 569;[9] BV (2.0) = 785[10]
  • Pegasus MRM 
    This 3063 version carries a turret-mounted MRM-20 launcher and an ER medium laser. It also carries a Guardian ECM suite and a C3 slave. BV (1.0) = 571;[9] BV (2.0) = 781[11]
  • Pegasus (Sealed) 
    This version is environmentally sealed and uses heavy ferro-fibrous armor to provide protection. The electronic equipment (TAG, Guardian, Beagle) give this variant further protection. It also uses a light engine and replaces the standard weapons with twin MML-3 launchers and as reserve a medium pulse laser is installed.[12] BV (2.0) = 618[13]
  • Pegasus (X-Pulse) 
    This is the production name of the Pegasus X described below. The only difference in the tank is the name. Performance, protection, and weapons are all identical. BV (2.0) = 1,119[14]
  • Pegasus (Upgrade) 
    This 3091 variant further upgrades the classic design. A medium X-pulse laser is mounted in the traditional front mount, replacing the classic medium laser. The SRMs have been replaced by a quartet of MML-3s. These launchers provide the same short-range punch as the original, while also providing some, if light, long-range firepower. An active probe provides this variant with the scouting abilities the tank is famous for. A larger engine and a supercharger give a flank speed of over 140 km/h and a top speed of over 180 km/h. Heavy ferro-fibrous armor increases protection. BV (2.0) = 906[15]

Custom Variants[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Pegasus (X-Pulse) variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[14]


  • It was confirmed on the official Ask the Writers forum that the names of the communications system on the standard Pegasus - "Exeter LongScan w/ ReconLock" - and the targeting system - "Salamander Systems CommPhase Unit" - were accidentally reversed in Technical Readout: 3026 and subsequent editions.[17]



  1. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 78
  2. Handbook: House Davion, p. 175
  3. MUL online date for the Pegasus (Combat Vehicle - Hovertank)
  4. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 79
  5. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 77
  6. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 78
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 92
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 69
  9. 9.0 9.1 Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 93
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 70
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 71
  12. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 191
  13. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 30
  14. 14.0 14.1 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 39
  15. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 25, p. 13
  16. Experimental Technical Readout: Kurita, pp. 8, 21: "Pegasus X" - Stats and fluff for the experimental variant of the Pegasus
  17. Official Ask the Writers ruling from Paul