Quikscell Company

Quikscell Company
Corporation Profile
Manufacturing Plant(s)


The Quikscell Company (also known as Quicksell Company and Quickscell Company) is a military goods manufacturer with branches across the Inner Sphere. Though known throughout the Sphere, their products are notorious for being of low quality. In fact the AFFS doesn't accept Quikscell products into service until a team of technicians have inspected every vehicle. If repairs need to be made, they are made immediately and the AFFS charges the time to Quikscell.[1]


At the time of the Clan Invasion, the Quikscell plant on Pandora was in the firing line, as was the Red Devil Industries plant on the same world. While the Red Devil plant was lost to the Clan Jade Falcon forces that attacked Pandora, Quikscell had already used funding from the Federated Commonwealth to relocate one of their manufacturing lines to Richvale and had recently acquired the rights to produce a number of Red Devil vehicles. One of those vehicles was the Condor, which Quikscell began producing from Richvale. In the wake of the FedCom Civil War, Quikscell targeted local militia units and desperate regular units as customers for their new, upgraded version of the Condor, counting on the need for equipment dominating over the poor reputation earned by most Quikscell products.[2]

The aggressive marketing campaign for the new Condor was hugely successful, with orders dramatically outstripping the production output available from the Richvale plant by 3075 as units such as the Fourth Skye Rangers and Sixth Lyran Guards buying large quantities of the new tank. In addition to commissioning an extra production line at Richvale, company executive Burton Richards had the novel idea of shipping vehicles out to customers as unassembled component kits, sold at a slight discount, which could then be assembled by the tech staff at the receiving unit. This idea proved successful, although not without breeding reliability problems for a number of units. With the Jihad escalating the level of conflict throughout the Inner Sphere the demand for these vehicles increased continually, with the Condor seeing action on worlds like Skye and Coventry against the Word of Blake and with units as far afield as the Duchy of Andurien, Regulan Principality and Duchy of Orloff purchasing the Condor.[2] Quikscell further expanded their Richvale plant by acquiring a license to manufacture the Saxon APC from Cyclops Incorporated.[3]

In response to the Clan Invasion, Quikscell moved their Pandora based facilities to Richvale in the mid-3050s. This move allowed the company to overhaul their equipment and business practices to eliminate waste and inefficiency.[4]

During the long Jihad the facility on Ares suffered heavy capital and personnel losses of 85%, and the operating capacity of the factory was reduced to 52% of their main production volume in 3079.[5] To bolster their meager military industrial base, the Filtvelt Coalition converted the Quikscell repair facility on Broken Wheel to enable it to produce hovercraft from 3080 onward, although production initially went to local defense concerns before the Filtvelt Citizen's Militia received any equipment.[6] During the Dark Age the Quikscell plant on Broken Wheel expanded well beyond the original production lines for Pegasus Scout Hovertanks, adding production lines for such vehicles as the Manticore main battle tank, LRM and SRM Carriers and Armored Personnel Carriers.[7]


Quikscell Company has manufacturing centers on the following planets:


Components produced on Ares:[8][9][10]
Component Type
AC/2 Carrier[9] Tracked Vehicles
Arrow IV Carrier[9] Tracked Vehicles
Bulldog[8][9] Tracked Vehicles
Heavy Tracked APC[9] Tracked Vehicles
LB-2X Carrier[citation needed] Tracked Vehicles
LRM Carrier[8][9] Tracked Vehicles
Manticore[8][9] Tracked Vehicles - Heavy Tank
Nisos Attack WiGE[10] WiGE
Ordnance Transport[citation needed] Tracked Vehicles
Scorpion[8][9] Tracked Vehicles - Light Tank
SRM Carrier[8][9] Tracked Vehicles
Tracked APC[8][9] Tracked Vehicles
Internal Combustion Engine
SitiCide 60 APC[8]
SitiCide 100 Scorpion[8]
InterComBust 120 LRM Carrier
InterComBust 180 LRM and SRM Carrier[8]
Bulldog 240 Bulldog[8]
Fusion Engine
Pitban 240 Stinger[citation needed], Manticore[8]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Nissan 200 XL Nisos[10]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
ProtecTech Light [citation needed]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Hellespont Heavy ferro-fibrous Nisos[10]
Communications System
Basix 200 [citation needed]
Communicator [citation needed]
Endicott Type 6G Maser Nisos[10]
Targeting-Tracking System
Dwyerson Mark IV Nisos[10]
FireScan with IndirecTrack [citation needed]
OptiSight-12 [citation needed]
OptiTrack Techniques [citation needed]
Plasma Rifle
Ceres Arms Crusher Nisos[10]
Harpoon-6 Nisos[10]
Machine Gun
Gatling Gun 20mm [citation needed]

Broken Wheel[edit]

Components produced on Broken Wheel:[11]
Component Type
Pegasus[11] Hovercraft
Light Thunderbolt Carrier[11] Wheeled Vehicles
LRM Carrier (post-Jihad)[7] Tracked Vehicles
SRM Carrier (post-Jihad)[7] Tracked Vehicles
Manticore (post-Jihad)[7] Tracked Vehicles


NOTE: The Kalidasa facility wasn't affected by the Jihad.[12]

Components produced on Kalidasa:[13][14]
Component Type
Heavy Tracked APC[14] Tracked Vehicles
Ordnance Transport[citation needed] Tracked Vehicles
Scorpion[13][14] Tracked Vehicles - Light Tank
Tracked APC[13][14] Tracked Vehicles
Heavy Wheeled APC[14] Wheeled Vehicles
Hetzer[13][14] Wheeled Vehicles
Wheeled APC[13][14] Wheeled Vehicles
Hover APC[13][14] Hovercraft
Internal Combustion Engine
Leenex 40 ICE Wheeled APC[13]
Leenex 60 ICE Tracked APC[13]
Leenex 80 ICE Hover APC[13]
Leenex 100 ICE Scorpion[13]
Leenex 140 ICE Hetzer[13]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
ProtecTech Light Scorpion and APCs[13]
ProtecTech-6 Hetzer[13]
Communications System
Basix 100 APCs[13]
Basix 200 Scorpion and Hetzer[13]
Targeting-Tracking System
OptiSight-12 Scorpion and Hetzer[13]
OptiTrack Techniques APCs[13]
Crusher SH Cannon Hetzer[13]
Deleon 5 Scorpion[13]
Crusher SH Cannon Hetzer[13]
Machine Gun
Gatling Gun 20mm Scorpion, APCs[13], and Vedette
LB-X Autocannon
N/A LB 2-X AC [15]
N/A LB 5-X AC[15]
N/A LB 10-X AC[15]
N/A LB 20-X AC[15]


NOTE: During the Jihad the Layover plant lost 55% of its staff and production capability. In 3079, it was only operating at 65% of its nominal maximum output.[16]

Components produced on Layover:[17]
Component Type
Heavy Tracked APC[18] Tracked Vehicles
LRM Carrier[17][18] Tracked Vehicles
Scorpion[17][18] Tracked Vehicles - Light Tank
SRM Carrier[17][18] Tracked Vehicles
Autocannon Carrier[18] Tracked Vehicles
Laser Carrier[18] Tracked Vehicles
Arrow IV Carrier[18] Tracked Vehicles
Tracked APC[18] Tracked Vehicles
Vedette[17][18] Tracked Vehicles - Medium Tank
Hetzer[18] Wheeled Vehicle
Internal Combustion Engine
SitiCide 60 [citation needed]
InterComBust 100 Scorpion[17]
InterComBust 180 LRM and SRM Carrier[17]
Locom-Pack 250 Vedette[17]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
ProtecTech 6 Vedette and Scorpion[17]
ProtecTech Light LRM, SRM Carrier and Scorpion[17]
Communications System
Basix 200 Vedette and Scorpion[17]
Communicator LRM, SRM Carrier and Scorpion[17]
LongCom [citation needed]
Targeting-Tracking System
FireScan with IndirecTrack LRM, SRM Carrier and Scorpion[17]
OptiSight-12 Vedette and Scorpion[17]
OptiTrack Techniques [citation needed]
Machine Gun
Gatling Gun 20mm Vedette and Scorpion[17]


Components produced on Oliver:[19]
Component Type
Condor Multi-Purpose Tank (Reactive)[19] Tracked Vehicles
LRM Carrier [20] Tracked Vehicles
SRM Carrier [20] Tracked Vehicles
Scorpion[citation needed] Tracked Vehicles - Light Tank
Internal Combustion Engine
InterComBust 120 LRM Carrier[20]
InterComBust 180 SRM Carrier[20]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Lexington Ltd. High Grade FF [citation needed]
Communications System
Communicator [20]
Targeting-Tracking System
FireScan with IndirecTrack [citation needed]


In 3054, the Pandora plant is secured by the Pandora College Training Battalion.[21] During the Jihad, the plant was only operating at 55% of its maximum output.[22]

Components produced on Pandora:[23][24][21][25][26][27]
Component Type
Skadi Swift Attack VTOL[23] VTOLs
Chalchiuhtotolin Support Tank[24] Wheeled Vehicles - (As of 3085)
Indra Infantry Transport[25] Wheeled Vehicles
LRM Carrier[21] Tracked Vehicles
Scorpion[21][25] Tracked Vehicles
Skanda Light Tank[27][28] Tracked Vehicles - (As of 3094)
Sokar Urban Combat Unit[26] Wheeled Vehicles
SRM Carrier[21][25] Tracked Vehicles
Tracked APC[21][25] Tracked Vehicles
Internal Combustion Engine
InterComBust 60 APC[21]
InterComBust 100 Scorpion[21]
InterComBust 180 LRM, SRM Carrier[21] & Sokar[26]
Fusion Engine
Gorvachs 230 Chalchiuhtotolin[24]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Light Force 160 XL Skadi[23]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
ProtechLight Scorpion[21]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Compound Alpha ferro-fibrous Sokar[26]
Compound VM22 Ferr Fibrous Skadi[23]
Forging MD4 ferro-fibrous Chalchiuhtotolin[24]
Communications System
Basix 200 Chalchiuhtotolin[24] & Sokar[26]
K9 CommSys Skadi[23]
Targeting-Tracking System
Hunter (2) Dedicated TTS Skadi[23]
OptiSight 12 Chalchiuhtotolin[24] & Sokar[26]
ProtoMech Autocannon/8
Type P-A Sokar[26]
Ultra AC/10
Type 9 Skadi[23]
AP Gauss Rifle
Tau-II Sokar[26]
Micro Pulse Laser
Series 3c Skadi[23]
Heavy Flamer
Type 18h Sokar[26]


NOTE: During the Jihad the Richvale plant wasn't affected.[29]

Components produced on Richvale:[30]
Component Type
Condor Hover Tank (Upgrade)[2][31] Hovercraft
Ontos Heat[30] Tracked Vehicles
Saxon APC[3][31] Hovercraft
Heavy Tracked APC[31] Tracked Vehicles
LRM Carrier[31] Tracked Vehicles
AC/2 Carrier[31] Tracked Vehicles
Laser Carrier[31] Tracked Vehicles
Scorpion[31] Tracked Vehicles
SRM Carrier[31] Tracked Vehicles
Tracked APC[31] Tracked Vehicles
Fusion Engine
Pitban 285 Ontos[30]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Lexington Ltd. High Grade ferro-fibrous Ontos[30]
Communications System
Irian E.A.R. Ontos[30]
Targeting-Tracking System
Wasat Aggressor Ontos[30]


  • Many military historians of the thirty-first century believed that subsidiaries of Quikscell had come to own many of the assets belonging to a much older company - Sheinhardt Universal Technologies. SUT had been active in the twenty-third and twenty-fourth centuries, selling a combat hovercraft named the Asher to the Alliance Global Militia and Hegemony Armed Forces - and, with minor cosmetic variations, to each of the Great Houses. Assembled across numerous worlds by subcontractors working to varying standards of quality, the Ashers were also responsible for the downfall of SUT, when the Terran Hegemony seized SUT for being in breach of Terran law and disbanded the company. SUT's policy of aggressively outsourcing work while paying little attention to the quality of the products produced by their subcontractors was markedly similar to Quikscell's own operating principles.[32]


  1. Handbook: House Davion, p. 174: "Quikscell Company (QkClCo)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 54: "Condor Hover Tank (Upgrade)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 48: "Saxon APC"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 145: "Quikscell Company (QkClCo)"
  5. Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 3: "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  6. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 117, "Filtvelt Coalition"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 189: "Filtvelt Coalition"
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 Objective Raids, p. 141: "Produced Quikscell Company Components on Ares"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 7: "Quikscell Company"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p. 10: "Produced Nisos Vehicle Components"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Objectives: Periphery, p. 24: "Quikscell"
  12. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 4: "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 Objective Raids, p. 129: "Produced Quikscell Company Components on Kalidasa"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 34: "Quikscell Company"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Tactical Handbook
  16. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 4: "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  17. 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 Objective Raids, p. 95: "Produced Quikscell Company Components on Layover"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 16
  19. 19.0 19.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 1, p. 12: "Condor Multi-Purpose Tank (Reactive)"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 72, "LRM/SRM Carrier"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 Objective Raids, p. 56: "Produced Quikscell Company Components on Pandora"
  22. Objectives: Clans, p. 11: "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, p. 16: "Skadi Swift Attack VTOL"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 48: "Clan Jade Falcon Wheeled Tank production and timeframe introduced"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 Objectives: The Clans, p. 13: "Quikscell Company"
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 72: "Produced Sokar Components"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, p. 18: "Shandra Light Tank" - Tank produced on Pandora for Falcons and Inner Sphere.
  28. MUL Profile for the Shanda - Introduction Year.
  29. Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 3: "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 62: "Produced Ontos Components"
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 20: "Quikscell Company"
  32. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 5, p. 10: "Asher Hover Scout"