Production information
Manufacturer Lootera Spaceworks (Huntress), Crest Foundries[1]
Production Year 3048[2]
Model Sabutai
Class Heavy
Tech Base Clan
Cost 14,533,922[3]
Technical specifications
Mass 75 tons
Structural Integrity
Frame Endo Steel
Power Plant 300 XL Engine

Primary Configuration

Communications System Schedule 11
Tracking & Targeting System Mark 11
Heat Sinks 15 Double Heat Sinks
BV (1.0) 2,834[3][4][5]
BV (2.0) 3,210[6][7]


A heavy OmniFighter originally from Clan Smoke Jaguar, the Sabutai is designed to pack a massive amount of firepower, with forty-four and a half tons of podspace available. Even using ferro-aluminum armor, it is not an especially tough frame for its weight class. It can also suffer from heat problems from its energy weapons. It was first used in the Trials of Position to engage the Inner Sphere.[4][8][9]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The prime variant relies on its Gauss Rifle, which carries a full ton of ammo. It also has an impressive selection of wing mounted energy weapons that can cause serious damage to enemy fighters. It carries only two ER Small Lasers on the rear of the craft.[4][8][9]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A 
    Featuring a trio of large bore autocannons, a nose mounted LB 20-X AC supported by an Ultra AC/20 in each wing, the A can unleash a incredibly devastating hail of fire but is hampered by only carrying three tons of LBX reloads and a mere two tons for the ammo hungry Ultra guns. A back-up array of ER Small lasers, one fitted next to each autocannon, and a pair of ER Medium Lasers mounted aft barely provide enough protection when it attempts to resupply. BV (1.0) = 2,076[3][4][10], BV (2.0) = 2,406[6][11]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    The C variant is an all energy variant, boosting the double heat sinks by 22. It uses a quad nose mount of ER Large Lasers with two ER Small Lasers in the core. The wings carry three ER Medium Lasers. This variant is excellent for strafing runs and dogfighting. BV (1.0) = 2,972[3][4][14], BV (2.0) = 3,099[6][15]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    Building on the success of the Sabutai-C, the D configuration replaces the four extended range large nose lasers with four Heavy Large Lasers, retaining the ER small laser. An ER medium is dropped from each wing to increase the extra number of double heat sinks carried to twenty-four in an effort to cope with the Config D's increased waste heat output. BV (1.0) = 2,463[4], BV (2.0) = 2,647[6][16]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    Appearing during the Jihad the Sabutai-E carries a nose mounted Active Probe to find enemy targets. Once they're identified, the pilot engages them with a HAG/40 and Heavy Medium Laser in each wing. For rear defense, the fighter carries a Heavy Small Laser. The E version carries more fuel than the others, allowing it to remain on-station for a longer time. BV (2.0) = 3,159[17]
  • Alt. Config. Z 
    This version of the Sabutai was developed by The Society. Like most of their designs it carries a Nova CEWS. Offensive firepower comes from a nose mounted ER PPC and a pair of iATM 9 missile launchers mounted in the wings. It also carries sixteen double heat sinks.[19]



  1. Objectives: The Clans, p. 20, "Crest Foundries"
  2. MUL online date for the Sabutai
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Combat Operations, p. 109
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, pp. 192-193, "Sabutai OmniFighter Profile and BV listing"
  5. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 135
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Master Unit List: Battle Values, p. 184
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 345
  8. 8.0 8.1 Technical Readout: 3055, pp. 160-161, "Sabutai Fighter Profile"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, pp. 144-145, "Sabutai OmniFighter Profile"
  10. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 137
  11. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 346
  12. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 136
  13. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 347
  14. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 138
  15. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 348
  16. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 349
  17. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 350
  18. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 351
  19. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 88