This article is about the 'Mech design. For other uses, see Predator (disambiguation).
Production information
Manufacturer Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga Tertiary Facility
Production Year 3060[1]
Model PDR
Class Heavy
Cost 12,152,800 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 60 tons
Chassis Process 3 Standard
Armor 17-J Standard
Engine Dagda-Production Series A 300 XL
Communications System KP-3 "Screamer"
Targeting Tracking System Series VI TTS
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 86 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,592[2][3]
BV (2.0) 1,754[4][5]


The Predator is a second-line BattleMech that is the product of a cooperative venture between the various Clan Fire Mandrill Kindraa. It is protected by eleven and a half tons of armor and can move at a respectable speed for a heavy 'Mech. Useful as either a medium-range duelist or as a close-up skirmisher, it can use its autocannons to deal a strong punch, then follow up with cluster rounds that exploit holes in an enemy 'Mech's armor.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Roughly a third of the Predator's mass is consumed by two Faraday LB 10-X Autocannons. These have ample ammunition for most Clan Trials and usually stock both cluster and slug rounds. They are supported by a pair of Series 2FM ER Medium Lasers and paired Series 1 ER Small Lasers. Not only can the lasers keep the symmetrical design in the fight after its autocannon ammunition runs out, they do not create a burden on the 'Mech's ability to control heat under normal circumstances. Ten double heat sinks is all the Predator needs to keep its heat in check.[5]


  • Predator
    Introduced during the Jihad era in 3075, the variant is a revision of its weaponry and armor. The 'Mech's armor has been replaced with ferro-fibrous armor for slightly increased protection. Its LB-X Class autocannons have been replaced by a pair of Class 20 Hyper-Assault Gauss Rifles with 4 tons of ammunition split between the two torsos. While two ER Small Lasers have been retained, its ER Mediums have been exchanged for pair of Medium Pulse Lasers. BV (2.0) = 2,159[6]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Predator has the following Design Quirks:[7]


  • In German products, the unit's proper Clan name was translated to Raubtier.



  1. MUL online date for the Predator
  2. Combat Operations, p. 110
  3. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 164
  4. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 250
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 166-167, "Predator 'Mech Profile"
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged p. 251, "Jihad era variant of the Predator".
  7. BattleMech Manual, p. 94 BattleMech Quirk Table - Predator Entry.