Production information
Manufacturer Luthien Armor Works - OmniMech Production Facility[1]
Production Year 3052[2]
Model RTX1-O[1]
Class Light
Cost 3,917,448 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere OmniMech
Mass 25 tons
Chassis Alshain Type KR140 Endo Steel
Armor StarSlab/4
Engine Omni 175 XL
Communications System Sipher CommCon SCU-9
Targeting Tracking System Matabushi Stalker
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 118 km/h

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 655[3][4]
BV (2.0) 721[1][5]


The Raptor was the first Inner Sphere OmniMech. Luthien Armor Works designed the Raptor as a proof of concept after months of studying OmniMech salvage recovered from the Battle of Luthien. The inherent ease of repair and ability to reconfigure loadout made the resulting OmniMech a premier recon and fast strike unit.[3][6]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Raptor is built on an Alshain Type KR140 endo steel chassis and uses a weight-saving Omni 175 XL engine, which gives the Raptor a top speed of 118.8 km/h. Three and a half tons of armor provides protection to the Raptor from most light weapons, but the Raptor relies more on its speed than anything else to protect it from taking damage, as this armor protection is thin.[3][6]

The Primary configuration of the Raptor is built to engage an enemy at long ranges with its three LRM-5 launchers. In the case that the enemy somehow manages to close with the swift moving Raptor, the 'Mech carries two medium lasers and two small lasers. Additionally, in the primary configuration, the Raptor carries two machine guns to defend against infantry attacks.[3][6]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration A 
    The Raptor A is intended for extended operations from supply lines. As such, its primary weapons are two large lasers, supported in close range combat by three small lasers.[1] BV (1.0) = 702[3][7], BV (2.0) = 783[1][8]
  • Alternate Configuration B 
    The B configuration carries three SRM-6 launchers and a small laser.[1] This configuration is intended for close combat and works well in a vehicle-hunting role as well as in mop-up operations. BV (1.0) = 533[3][9], BV (2.0) = 613[1][10]
  • Alternate Configuration D 
    Loaded with advanced electronic equipment, the D configuration carries a TAG laser designator, a Beagle active probe, and a C3 slave unit. The Raptor D is armed with a short-range arsenal of three Streak SRM-2 launchers and two small lasers, as well as two machine guns to deter infantry attacks.[1] The combination of a Beagle active probe, TAG, and a C3 slave make the Raptor D an excellent point 'Mech for light C3 lances, since it is able to share targeting information with allied units and also find hidden units and designate them for highly accurate artillery fire. BV (1.0) = 428[3][13], BV (2.0) = 490[1][14]
  • Alternate Configuration E 
    A medium range missile barrage 'Mech, the E configuration carries three MRM-10 launchers with a single small laser as a backup weapon.[1] BV (1.0) = 517[3][15], BV (2.0) = 597[1][16]
  • Alternate Configuration F 
    Similar to the C configuration, the F configuration of the Raptor carries five ER medium lasers and adds three additional double heat sinks. The Raptor F has added maneuverability with the addition of seven jump jets, allowing it to jump up to 210 meters.[1] BV (1.0) = 959[3][17], BV (2.0) = 1,029[1][18]
  • Alternate Configuration U 
    This version carries a trio of ER medium lasers and a pair of SRT-4 launchers. To maximize its underwater speed, it's equipped with seven UMUs. BV (2.0) = 914[22]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Raptor has the following Design Quirk:[23]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

Notable Pilots[edit]

See Category:Notable Raptor Pilots


  • In German products, the unit's proper name was translated to Raubvogel. The model code was accordingly changed to RBV1-O.



  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 1.14 Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, pp. 94–95: "RTX1-O Raptor"
  2. MUL online date for the Raptor
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 120-121, "Raptor OmniMech Profile"
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 144
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 190
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Technical Readout: 3058, pp. 80-81, "Raptor Profile"
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 145
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 191
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 146
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 192
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 147
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 193
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 148
  14. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 194
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 149
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 195
  17. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 150
  18. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 196
  19. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 197
  20. The Dragon Roars, p. 6
  21. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 198
  22. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 60
  23. BattleMech Manual, p. 94 BattleMech Quirk Table - Raptor Entry.