Skobel MechWorks

Skobel MechWorks
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Corporation Profile


Skobel MechWorks started in the Terran Hegemony. They came to the notice of the SLDF through the various IndustrialMech designs they created. During the Star League era, Skobel MechWorks branched into BattleMech design, first for the SLDF and later for Rim Worlds Republic forces that captured Terra.[1]

Though Skobel once had factories on Caph, Thorin, New Earth, and Outreach, the Succession Wars destroyed almost all of them. Of no less than six factories Skobel had on Terra (Russia), only a single one remained operational after General Kerensky's Exodus. This remaining factory was focused on producing components used in other companies' designs. The Clan Invasion and the resulting need for matériel allowed Skobel MechWorks to reopen several factories left closed by ComStar for centuries, including the production line for the Jackrabbit light 'Mech in Russia. This move made Skobel MechWorks one of the Com Guards' main suppliers. After the Fall of Terra to the Word of Blake, Skobel MechWorks continued to produce equipment. The Blakists also funded the decontamination and rebuilding effort for Skobel's production lines on Caph.[1] While the factory on Caph was restored to working order prior to the Jihad it is unclear what was manufactured there.[2]

Skobel's Terran facility was damaged when the Coalition forces landed there in 3078.[3] However, rebuilding the plant was given a high priority by the Republic of the Sphere, and by 3085 it was turning out new production for the Republic Armed Forces.[4]


Skobel MechWorks has manufacturing centers on the following planets:


The manufacturing facilities on Caph were disabled during either the Amaris Civil War or the First or Second Succession War, along with most of the other heavy industry on the planet. The Skobel MechWorks plant on Caph was restored to working order along with plants owned by Martinson Armaments and Brown-Corning, Limited prior to 3068, but it is unclear what was produced at the plant.[2]


The Terran manufacturing plant is in Moscow, Russia.[5]

Components produced on Terra:[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][5]
Component Type
JKR-8T Jackrabbit[6] Light BattleMech
MCY-99 Mercury[7] Light BattleMech
MCY-102 Mercury[citation needed] Light BattleMech
NXS1-A Nexus[citation needed] Light BattleMech
NXS2-A Nexus II[9] Light BattleMech
NXS2-B Nexus II[9] Light BattleMech
OSP-26 Osprey[17] Medium BattleMech
OSP-36 Osprey[10] Medium BattleMech (as of 3139)
EXC-B2 Excalibur[11] Heavy BattleMech
EXC-D1 Excalibur[11] Heavy BattleMech
GLT-7-0 Gallant[5] Heavy BattleMech
LMT-2D Lament[18][19] Heavy BattleMech (as of 3147)
LMT-2R Lament[16] Heavy BattleMech (as of 3127)
LMT-3C Lament[16] Heavy BattleMech (as of 3127)
LMT-3R Lament[16] Heavy BattleMech (as of 3127)
LMT-4RC Lament[16] Heavy BattleMech (as of 3127)
GRN-D-03 Grand Crusader II[14] Assault BattleMech
GRN-D-04 Grand Crusader II[14] Assault BattleMech
LGC-01 Legacy[12] Assault BattleMech
MSK-9H Mackie[8] Assault BattleMech
VQR-2A Vanquisher[13] Assault BattleMech
VQR-2B Vanquisher[citation needed] Assault BattleMech
SHP-4X Omega[15] Superheavy BattleMech
Bergan MX II Endo Steel Mercury[7]
Corbine 1 Excalibur[11]
Ford Super H QWA5 Mackie[8]
Hollis Alteration Mark VI Endo Steel Vanquisher[13]
Skopel Template 8 Endo Steel Grand Crusader II,[14]
Skopel Template 10 Endo Steel Lament[16]
Skobel 100-ROB Endo Steel Jackrabbit,[6]
Nexus II[9]
Skobel 250-RB Gallant[5]
Superheavy Template Endo Steel Omega[15]
Jump Jets
CurtissJet 80 Grand Crusader II,[14]
Rawlinga 55 Nexus II[9]
Waterly Heavy Lifters Gallant[5]
Fusion Engine
GM 150 Jackrabbit[6]
LTV 160 Initiate,[citation needed]
Nissan 175 for export[citation needed]
Nissan 220 [citation needed]
Pitban 240 Legacy[12]
Vlar 300 Mackie,[8]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Ford 350 XL Excalibur[11]
GTEM 210 XL Gallant[5]
LTV 385 XL Lightray[citation needed]
Vlar 300 XL Omega[15]
VOX 325 XL Lament[16]
Light Fusion Engine
VOX-LE 200 Light Nexus II[9]
Pitban 320 Light Grand Crusader II[14]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Aldis Plate w/CASE Grand Crusader II,[14]
Krupp 150 ferro-fibrous Jackrabbit[6]
Krupp 200 Nexus II[9]
Pribak 9000 Excalibur,[11]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Mitchell-091 ferro-fibrous Mercury[7]
Starshield Mackie[8]
Armor - Light FF - BattleMechs
Krupp 205 Light Ferro-Fibrous Lament[16]
Communications System
Dalban Comline Mackie[8]
Data Tech401 Mercury[7]
Exeter Longscan 200 w/ C³ master Jackrabbit[6]
Nexus II,[9]
Faulk 203 Comset Excalibur[11]
Skobel Wave VI Comm w/ Improved C3 Computer Omega[15]
Skobel Wave VI Comm Gallant[5]
Skobel Wave VII Comm w/ C³ master Grand Crusader II,[14]
Targeting-Tracking System
Falcon 12b Watcher Omega[15]
Falcon 15 Watcher Grand Crusader II,[14]
FOI ScanSys VII Mackie[8]
Garret T15j Jackrabbit[6]
Nexus II,[9]
KBC Starsight Model QTA1 Excalibur[11]
Skyhunter IV Mercury[7]
Small Laser
Hessen IX Mercury and for export[citation needed]
Intek [citation needed]
Small Pulse Laser
Martell for export[citation needed]
Medium Laser
Martell for export[citation needed]
Starflash Mackie[8]
ER Medium Laser
Martel Excalibur,[11]
Warhammer[citation needed]
Diverse Optics Sunfire Lament[16]
Medium Pulse Laser
Martell Padilla[citation needed]
Large Pulse Laser
Tronel XIII Gallant[5]
Gauss Rifle
Grizzard Model 200 Excalibur[11]
Shootist[citation needed]
M-7 Omega[15]
LB 10-X AC
Imperator Code Red Omega[15]
Rotary AC/5
Mydron Tornado Excalibur[11]
Mydron Excel Shadow Hawk,[citation needed]
Ultra AC/10
Mydron Excel Legacy[12]
Imperator Zeta Mackie[8]
Donal Mackie[8]
Heavy PPC
Magna Supernova Lament[16]
Doombud Legacy[12]
Ingrid Systems Excalibur[11]
Skobel Drotnik Gallant[5]
Streak SRM-2
Hovertec Gallant[5]
Zippo Gallant[5]
Anti-Missile System
McArthur Excalibur[11]
Unknown type[20] [citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 218: "Skobel MechWorks Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 147: "O-66 "Oppie" HazMat Recovery Vehicle"
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 134
  4. Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 82, 94
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 94: "Produced Gallant 'Mech Components"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 176: "Produced Jackrabbit Components on Terra"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 184: "Produced Mercury Components on Terra"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 186: "Produced Mackie Components on Terra"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 96: "Produced Nexus II Components on Terra"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 7: "OSP-36 Osprey"
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 216: "Produced Excalibur 'Mech Components on Terra"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 92: "Produced Legacy Components on Terra"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 102: "Produced Vanquisher Components on Terra"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 100: "Produced Grand Crusader II Components on Terra"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 151: "SHP-4X Omega"
  16. 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 16.11 Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, p. 36: "Lament and its variants are produced on Terra along with its Components"
  17. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 82
  18. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 10: LMT-2D Lament - info on development of the variant and by whom.
  19. MUL Profile for the LMT-2D Lament - Introduction Year confirmed 3147
  20. TechManual, p. 205