Rifleman IIC

Rifleman IIC
Rifleman IIC
Production information
Manufacturer Complex H-4 CCC

Trellshire Heavy Industries

Production Year 2845[1]
Model Standard
Class Heavy
Cost 5,741,587 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 65 tons
Chassis CCo-B Endo
Armor Forging ZM15 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Fusion 195 Mk. VI, Mod. 3
Communications System Hector CC-22E with ECM Suite[2]
Targeting Tracking System Mk. CXC-4[2]
Heat Sinks 19 double
Speed 54 km/h
Jump Jets "Highlifter" 44
BV (1.0) 2,123[3]
BV (2.0) 2,307[4]


The Rifleman IIC is an upgrade of the venerable Rifleman BattleMech. Five tons heavier than the design it is based on, the Rifleman IIC is also slower. This creates a great deal more room with which to mount other equipment. Further weight savings are found in the use of an Endo Steel frame. One of the first upgrades to the design was maxing out its protection, with eleven tons of ferro-fibrous armor. The vaunted anti-aircraft 'Mech is aided in its role by the inclusion of an Active Probe. To compensate for the loss of speed, the IIC mounts three jump jets that can propel the 'Mech up to ninety meters in one leap.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Simple, straightforward, and accurate; the Rifleman IIC is armed with four Large Pulse Lasers. This allows it to pick apart enemies from a respectable range, as well as easily target incoming aircraft. A single ER Small Laser is installed, seemingly as an afterthought. Nineteen double heat sinks keep heat mostly in check, though volley fire should be used.


  • Rifleman IIC
    This variant removes all of the weapons and equipment, and replaces them with four Ultra Autocannon/2s and six tons of ammunition. The weight saved, plus a half ton from armor, is used to upgrade the engine to allow the 'Mech a top speed of 64 km/h. MechWarriors must be exceptionally wary of the large, vulnerable ammo bins. BV (1.0) = 1,208[3], BV (2.0) = 1,345[5]
  • Rifleman IIC
    Following the surprise invasion of Huntress, most of the Clans looked to upgrade the defenders of their homeworlds. In so doing, Clan Cloud Cobra decided to upgrade their aging Rifleman IICs. The IIC 3 first entered service in the early part of 3062. Based upon the original design, it nonetheless uses two Model HHC-30 Ultra Autocannon/2s to plink at a target from long range. Any opponent who believes he or she is facing a IIC 2 is quickly surprised, however, when the IIC 3 opens up with its paired Series 4D-2 Heavy Large Lasers. Twenty one double heat sinks keep this design cool-running. This rebuilt version still mounts the Active Probe. BV (1.0) = 1,629[6], BV (2.0) = 1,733[7]
  • Rifleman IIC
    The IIC 4 retains two of the Large Pulse Lasers from the base variant, but adds a pair of ATM 9s, each of which can draw on two tons of ammunition. Sixteen double heat sinks are all that is needed to keep all heat from the weapons under control. BV (1.0) = 2,023[8], BV (2.0) = 2,140[9]
  • Rifleman IIC
    The IIC 6 goes in the opposite direction of the IIC 5 by removing the jump jets entirely. This made room for two HAG 30s, each of which was adjacent to an anti-missile system. Seven tons of ammunition provide enough ammunition for most Clan engagements. The ER Small Laser and Active Probe of the original are retained. BV (2.0) = 2,220[11]
  • Rifleman IIC
    This version carries a Series 7K ER Large Laser and pair of Series-9 AP Gauss Rifles in each arm. These are supported by a Type VI Streak SRM-6 mounted in the left and right torsos. A head-mounted ECM Suite can disrupt targeting networks, and five jump jets allow the IIC 8 to cover 150 meters at a time. The Endo Steel chassis allowed the engineers to install a Consolidated 325 XL engine, increasing ground speed to a maximum of 86 km/h. BV (2.0) = 2,541[14]
  • Rifleman IIC
    A Dark Age-era design, this variant carries four ER Large Lasers linked to a Targeting Computer. Twenty Double Heat Sinks alone are sufficient to handle the heat burden as long as volley fire used; two Coolant Pods can compensate for the heat output of an alpha strike. This variant also carries Reflective Armor. BV (2.0) = 2,794 [15]
  • Rifleman IIC 10 
    A curious short-range design utilized by the Raven Alliance, this variant mounts four ProtoMech AC/8s as its primary weapons suite, as well as an ER Small Laser and Active Probe. An engine Supercharger enables bursts of speed to close with its target, while ten Double Heat Sinks are more than enough to cope with heat. BV (2.0) = 1,587 [16]

Apocryphal Variants[edit]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

From MechWarrior Online:

  • RFL-IIC-A 
    A modern Clan take on the classic Succession Wars era RFL-3N Rifleman, the A variant carries a Large Pulse Laser and Ultra Autocannon/5 in each arm, supported by an ER Medium Laser in each side torso. Built around a 260-rated XL Engine, Endo Steel frame, and ten tons of ferro-fibrous armor, the A is fitted with sixteen Double Heat Sinks and four tons of UAC ammo.[17]
  • RFL-IIC-CH Chironex 
    The Rifleman IIC Hero 'Mech, the Chironex carries an Ultra AC/2 and ATM 3 rack in each arm, supported by head-mounted ER Small Laser and a Large Pulse Laser in each side torso. Built around a 195 rated standard engine, Endo Steel frame and thirteen tons of ferro-fibrous armor, the Chironex is fitted with fourteen Double Heat Sinks, three Jump Jets, three tons of ATM reloads and two tons of UAC rounds.[17]

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Design Quirks[edit]

The Rifleman IIC has the following Design Quirks:[18]

Notable Pilots[edit]

See Category: Notable Rifleman Pilots

Related Designs[edit]

Rifleman - The Rifleman was one of the mechs the Star League Defense Force would take with them to the Exodus Fleet. When the Star League-in-exile became the Clans, they would upgrade the mech with clan-technology and increase its tonnage by five tons. The upgrade would receive the IIC title with other SLDF upgrades.


  • Author Ashley Watkins stated in a blog entry that she designed stats and wrote background for Rifleman IIC as originally published in TRO:3055.



  1. MUL online date for the Rifleman IIC
  2. 2.0 2.1 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 278–279: "Rifleman IIC 8"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Combat Operations, p. 109
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 257
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 258
  6. Combat Operations, p. 111
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 259
  8. Combat Operations, p. 110
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 260
  10. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 261
  11. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 262
  12. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 278
  13. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix, p. 263
  14. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 279
  15. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 23, p. 27
  16. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 23, p. 28
  17. 17.0 17.1 MechWarrior Online "Rifleman IIC Sale Page"
  18. BattleMech Manual, p. 94 BattleMech Quirk Table - Rifleman IIC Entry.