Production information
Manufacturer Auxiliary Production Site #4[1]
Production Year 3064[2]
Model SIE[citation needed]
Class Light
Cost 4,507,083 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 25 tons
Chassis Alpha Primary Endo Steel
Armor Forging FF01 Ferro Fibrous
Engine Model SF-25 (XL)
Communications System S9R Beta Series Communications
Targeting Tracking System Gamma-Five Sensor Package
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 162 km/h
BV (1.0) 951[3]
BV (2.0) 1,284[1]


The Solitaire is a fast, heavily armored light BattleMech. This 25-ton design is one of the fastest in existence, allowing it to pick off enemy units that stray too far from support, like a lioness hunting a pack of wildebeest. The design seems an odd one for the cost-conscious Clan Diamond Shark to deploy, as it makes use of every weight saving material available to the Clans in 3067, including an extralight engine, ferro-fibrous armor, and an endo steel structure.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Solitaire relies on a full complement of heavy energy weapons, which are not only powerful but gives it significant endurance so long as heat is managed properly. Even though the 10 double heat sinks cannot possibly dissipate the massive spike in heat, typical warriors will move into position and then perform a full alpha strike with the single Model X heavy large laser, the Model II heavy small laser, and the two Model V heavy medium lasers.


  • Solitaire
    This variant drops a heavy medium laser, allowing the mounting of a MASC system that allows it to briefly hit speeds of 200 km/h. BV (2.0) = 1,471[5]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Solitaire has the following Design Quirks:[6]

Notable Pilots[edit]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 6–7: "Solitaire"
  2. MUL online entry for Solitaire
  3. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 107
  4. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 106
  5. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 186
  6. BattleMech Manual, p. 94: BattleMech Quirk Table - Solitaire Entry