Production information
Manufacturer Gibson Federated BattleMechs[1]

Martinson Armaments[1]

Production Year 3069[2]
Model C-PRT-O[1]
Class Medium
Cost 10,503,800 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere OmniMech
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Celestial Series PR1E [endo steel]
Armor Durallex Divine Protector
Engine GM 270 Light Fusion
Communications System Master's Voice Cel-Alpha
Targeting Tracking System Master's Sight 1-Omega
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 97 km/h
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 1,067[1][3]


The Preta is the second-lightest in the Word of Blake's new Celestial series of OmniMechs, which are primarily piloted by Manei Domini. As with the other Celestials, the Preta was designed by Doctor Devon Cortland and is full of brand new, 3069-era technology, designed for use by these elite pilots.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

As a high-tech 'Mech, the Preta features advanced new equipment such as a C3i computer and a small cockpit. It is built on a lightweight endo steel chassis and uses a light fusion engine for power, protected by nine tons of comparatively mundane standard armor.

The Primary Configuration, the Invictus, is armed with an incredibly accurate retractable blade for close combat. It also uses a light PPC and a snub-nose PPC that deals more damage as the 'Mech closes with its opponent. The Invictus sports an anti-missile system for further defensive capabilities.[4]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration B (Infernus
    The Infernus configuration is a mobile sniper and a capable light 'Mech killer. Six jump jets catapult the 'Mech up to 180 meters at a leap. A heavy PPC gives the Preta B a respectable punch, supplemented by an ER medium laser. An extra double heat sink makes slight difference.[1] BV (2.0) = 1,338[1][6]
  • Alternate Configuration D (Luminos
    This configuration is a capable knife fighter. Six jump jets give it a maximum jumping distance of 180 meters, allowing it to close distance over difficult terrain. A snub-nose PPC deals damage at long range, but is more powerful up close, while a pair of medium pulse lasers and small pulse lasers are highly accurate, enhancing close range firepower against both armored and soft targets.[1] BV (2.0) = 1,158[1][8]
  • Alternate Configuration E (Eminus
    The Preta E utilizes an experimental Thunderbolt 15, though it only has enough ammunition to fire four times. Nonetheless, CASE protects the ammo bin. A pair of ER medium lasers provide respectable firepower, while a Rocket Launcher 10 should make smaller enemies wary until it is expended.[1] BV (2.0) = 1,211[1][9]

Custom Configurations[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Preta is subject to the following Design Quirks:[14]


  • Preta is often translated into English as "hungry ghost",a type of supernatural being described in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Chinese folk religion as suffering an extreme level of hunger and thirst.



  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 90–91: "C-PRT-O Preta"
  2. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 135
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 138
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 74
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 139
  6. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 140
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 141
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 142
  9. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 143
  10. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 158
  11. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 144
  12. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 71
  13. Starterbook: Wolf and Blake, p. 41, 97.
  14. BattleMech Manual, p. 94 BattleMech Quirk Table - Preta Entry.