Production information
Manufacturer  ?
Mission Reconnaissance/Spotter
Type Hovercraft
Cost 64,625 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 5
Armor 0.5 tons (standard)
Engine 50 (Fusion)
Speed 291.6 km/h
Crew 1 or 2
BV (1.0)  ?
BV (2.0) 86[1]


The Skimmer-class hovercraft is extremely fast, but only lightly armed and armored. Usable as a one- or two-man vehicle, it was typically used by scouts for battlefield reconnaissance or for quick travel during the late Succession Wars era.[2]

There were no rules yet for Design Quirks when the Skimmer was published, but it is described to possess the special ability that it may enter light woods, a terrain normally forbidden for hovercraft. (A successful Driving roll is required for the attempt, but it is not stated what happens when the roll fails.)[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Skimmer features a forward-firing Small Laser and a rear-firing Flamer.



  1. MUL online date for Skimmer
  2. MechWarrior RPG, 1st. Edition p. 44
  3. MechWarrior RPG, 1st. Edition p. 60