Production information
Manufacturer Martinson Armaments[1]
Production Year 2765[2]
Model SPT-N2
Class Assault
Cost 20,552,639 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 80 tons
Chassis Geometric 500 Hard Core
Armor Strasbourg Armaments 206 Diamond Weave
Engine Dantrus 400 XL
Communications System Blow 300 SNA Net
Targeting Tracking System Scope 40 RNDST
Heat Sinks 13 double
Speed 86.4 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,280[1][3]
BV (2.0) 1,605[4]


The Spartan 'Mech was designed in 2765 in response to increased hostility in the Periphery prior to the coup launched by Stefan Amaris. Designed to bring heavy firepower to bear on an enemy in a fast and dependable package, the Spartan is built on an eighty ton Geometric 500 Hard Core chassis with a top speed of 86.4 km/h that the 'Mech is capable of thanks to its massive Dantrus 400 XL engine. To dissipate the heat burden that the Spartan has, the 'Mech is built with thirteen double heat sinks. For protection, the Spartan carries fourteen tons of Strasbourg Armaments 206 Diamond Weave armor. With the 'Mech's speed and firepower, along with its heavy armor, the Spartan is a force to be reckoned with on any battlefield regardless of the era.[1]

The Spartan is one of the rarest 'Mechs in the Inner Sphere. Though Battlefield losses were expected, the destruction of Martinson's production line during the Amaris Coup, the fall of the Star League, and the turmoil of the Succession Wars effectively eliminated the Mech’s potential sources of sustainment. As of 3067, fewer than two dozen known to be in active service, 19 of these in the ComGuards, and some into Snord's Irregulars.[1][5]. The Clans retained some from their Exodus, with Clan Sea Fox selling a handful of Spartan Cs to the Wolf's Dragoons in 3129. However, production was eventually picked up by the Capellan Confederation after they likely recovered the plans from the Word of Blake on Liberty in 3078.[6]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Spartan carries as its primary long-range weapon a Kinslaughter H-Class ER PPC, giving the 'Mech an effective range of just under seven hundred meters. For close range combat, the Spartan has a trio of Blankenburg Medium Pulse Lasers that give it a powerful short range punch. To find weak points in an enemy's armor, the Spartan carries two Holly Streak SRM-2 launchers. To allow the Spartan to spot for friendly Arrow IV Artillery units, the 'Mech carries a CherrySeed Bullseye TAG target designation laser. Finally, for point-blank missile defense, the Spartan has a McArthur anti-missile system.[1]


  • SPT-N1 
    This early version of the Spartan was almost identical to the "standard" SPT-N2 that actually entered service. The main difference was in the cooling system: The -N1 carried thirteen standard heat sinks, which were quickly overwhelmed by the heat generated by the advanced weapons the Spartan carried. The only other real difference was the Streak ammunition being carried in the right torso. BV (2.0) = 1,498[7]
  • SPT-NF 
    A simple upgrade of 2770, this Spartan that has been modified for increased survivability, the NF variant removes the TAG equipment and replaces it with CASE in each of the 'Mech's side torsos to prevent the 'Mech's complete destruction in the event of an ammunition explosion. BV (1.0) = 1,280;[8] BV (2.0) = 1,605[9]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Spartan has the following Design Quirk:[16]

Notable pilots[edit]


  • In German products, the unit's name was translated to Spartaner. The model code was left unchanged.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 221–222: "Spartan Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Spartan
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 306
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 253
  5. Rhonda's Irregulars, p. 31
  6. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 33, p. 14
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 254
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 308
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 256
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 307
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 255
  12. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 33, p. 49
  13. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 38
  15. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 92
  16. BattleMech Manual, p. 94: BattleMech Quirk Table - Spartan Entry
  17. Call of Duty, ch. 13