Ryoken II

Ryoken II
Ryoken II
Production information
Manufacturer Bergan Industries[1]
Production Year 3075[2]
Model (base)[1]
Class Heavy
Cost 18,842,774 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 75 tons
Chassis DSAM ENDO 5
Armor Forging ZK20
Engine GM 375 Fusion Extralight
Communications System Garret GBX-2 Amalgamated
Targeting Tracking System Alshain B4 Series 2 T&T
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 86 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,607[3]
BV (2.0) 1,801[1][4]


Inspired by the success of Clan Diamond Shark's Mad Cat Mk II design, which increased the tonnage and weaponry of the Mad Cat, Clan Ghost Bear applied these same changes to the medium Ryoken. The result, the Ryoken II, first walked off the assembly line in 3075 during the Word of Blake Jihad. When the Ghost Bears later decided to sell some to the Republic of the Sphere, it caused a ruckus among some of the Clans, including a few Trials of Grievance from Clan Hell's Horses.[5]

The Ryoken II is slower than its antecedent, only capable of 87 km/h, though it has more weight available for equipment and weapons. It is built on an Endo Steel chassis and is protected by thirteen and a half tons of armor.[6]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

A long-range combatant, the Ryoken II carries four Type OVR-X LB-X Autocannon/2s that make excellent anti-aircraft guns. Two Type XVI LRM-15s allow the use of indirect support as well as direct. Limited ammunition forces any MechWarrior to make quick work of his or her enemies. The standard complement of double heat sinks keep the 'Mech chilly.[6]


  • Ryoken II
    This variant is better suited to close range work and was introduced during the Jihad. It trades the autocannons for a pair of Ultra Autocannon/10s and four tons of ammunition for them. Though ammo stores are still limited, this variant is more likely to succeed in greatly damaging its opponent before the stores run out. This is also more imperative, as it mounts two tons less armor.[1] BV (1.0) = 1,842[7] BV (2.0) = 2,141[8][9]
  • Ryoken II
    A Hell's Horses' variant from the Jihad era, which is based on the Ryoken II 2 variant. The Horses removed the original's LB 2-X guns for a pair of Class 20 Hyper-Assault Gauss Rifles mounted in its side torsos, and the pair of LRM 15 launchers from the original Ryoken II.[1] The launchers' ammunition is moved to the 'Mech's arms while the HAG ammunition is stored in the side torsos along with the guns. This variant retains the same armor protection of the Ryoken II 2. BV (2.0) = 2,336[10][11]

Custom Variants[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Ryoken II has the following Design Quirks:[13]

Notable Pilots[edit]

See Notable Ryoken II Pilots

Related Designs[edit]

  • Stormcrow (Ryoken) - The Ryoken II was created as a heavier, non-Omni version of the Stormcrow.


The shields on the Ryoken II's arms are identical to those used by the Ground Gundams in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 28–29: "Ryoken II"
  2. MUL online date for the Ryoken II
  3. Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I, p. 64
  4. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 272
  5. MechWarrior: Dark Age - Dossiers and Pilot Cards, p. 18: "Diane Jameson"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 144
  7. Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I, p. 65
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 127
  9. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 273
  10. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 128
  11. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 274
  12. Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I, p. 66
  13. BattleMech Manual, p. 94 BattleMech Quirk Table - Ryoken II Entry.