Pike (Combat Vehicle)

This article is about the combat vehicle. For the planetary system, see Pike (system).
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Pike Support Vehicle
Production information
Manufacturer Canopus Industries Alpha[1][2]
Production Year 2987[3]
Mission Fire Support
Type Tracked
Introduced 2987[1]
Cost 1,035,200 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 60 Tons
Armor StarSlab/9
Engine Jones 180 with EmissionKill internal combustion engine
Speed 54 km/h
Crew 3
Communications System Magestrix Alpha
Targeting Tracking System Magestrix Gamma
Heat Sinks 0
BV (1.0) 334[1]
BV (2.0) 648[2]


The Pike was created at the direction of Magestrix Kyalla Centrella of the Magistracy of Canopus during the later part of the Third Succession War. Her plan was to produce an inexpensive combat vehicle so the Great Houses would wear down their BattleMech armies through attrition, and the Pike would be the tool she envisioned for the task. However, sending vehicles to market in the Inner Sphere was to be more costly than anticipated. With the Great Houses' shrinking numbers of ships in their JumpShip fleets, the vehicle did not make the impact she had hoped it would.[1][2][4]

It became a favorite of ComStar's growing garrison forces for their HPG complexes.[1][2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The vehicle's primary weaponry is its three long-range Class 2 Autocannons. The ZeusBolt ACs have been given 5 tons of ammunition to snipe targets at distance. For close-in defense, the vehicle was given a pair of Marklin Mini Missile SRM 2 Packs with a ton of ammunition.[1][2][4]

The vehicle was given 9 tons of StarSlab/9 Armor to protect its hull from damage. Its engine is capable of accelerating the Pike to 54 km/h.[1][2][4]


  • Rotary Autocannon Upgrade/"Assault Pike" 
    Debuting in 3062, this variant of the Pike carries three Rotary Autocannon/2s in the turret with four tons of ammunition. A Small Laser mounted on the front discourages infantry attacks. The I.C.E was changed to a fusion engine. Furthermore the protection was increased to 9,5 tons Ferro-Fibrous. BV (1.0) = 557[7][8] BV (2.0) = 961[9]
  • Clan 
    The Clans have also built a version of the Pike. It carries slightly more armor and a single ER Small Laser in a front mount. The ZeusBolt ACs have been replaced by five Ultra AC/2s. Four tons of ammunition are carried in a CASE-protected bay. BV (2.0) = 892[10]
  • LB-X 
    A new export model first built in 3134, this version replaces the ZeusBolt ACs with 3 LB 5-X ACs while retaining the SRM systems. It also replaces the ICE with a Magna 180 Fuel cell. The 3 tons of LB-X ammunition (1 ton of Cluster, 2 tons of slug) and 1 ton of SRM ammunition are carried in CASE bins. BV (2.0) = 862[11]


  • In German products, the unit's proper name was altered to Landhecht.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, pp. 70–71: "Pike Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Technical Readout: 3039, pp. 76–77: "Pike Support Vehicle Profile"
  3. MUL online date for the Pike (Combat Vehicle)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Technical Readout: 3026, pp. 66–67: "Pike Vehicle Profile"
  5. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 127
  6. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 128
  7. Record Sheets: Upgrades
  8. Pike Assault Tank Record Sheet Download (dead link)
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 144
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 143
  11. 11.0 11.1 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 30, pp. 6–7
  12. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 30, p. 25