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Production information
Manufacturer Auxiliary Production Site 4
Production Year 3064[1]
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 heat sinks
Speed 162 km/h
BV (1.0) 951[2]
BV (2.0) 1,284


The Solitaire is a fast, heavily armored light BattleMech. The twenty five-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 Solitaire is capable of operating far from supply lines, as it carries an all-energy weapon complement and four and a half tons of ferro-fibrous armor. 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 and an Endo Steel structure.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Solitaire relies on a full complement of heavy energy weapons. Even though the ten double heat sinks cannot possibly dissipate the heat, the typical warrior will move into position and then perform a full 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 replaces a Heavy Medium Laser with a MASC system that allows it to briefly hit speeds of 200 km/h. BV (2.0) = 1,471[4]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Solitaire has the following Design Quirks:[5]

Notable Pilots[edit]



  1. MUL online entry for Solitaire
  2. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 107
  3. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 106
  4. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 186
  5. BattleMech Manual, p. 94 BattleMech Quirk Table - Solitaire Entry.