Primitive engine

Primitive Engines were developed alongside the primitive cockpit and primitive armor, which were frequently used during the Age of War.


Compared to their Star League and Succession War-era counterparts, primitive engines are larger and less efficient; typically, modern engines are 80% the size of these early engines for the same amount of power.[1] The first Mackie for example, used a 33-ton, 360-rated engine to move at a top speed of 54 km/h.[2] At the fall of the Star League, this engine had been replaced by a 19-ton model with a rating of 300.[3]


  1. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 144, "Primitive 'Mech Construction"
  2. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 1, p. 8, "MSK-5S Mackie"
  3. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 186, "MSK-9H Mackie"