Star Adder (MechAssault)

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Star Adder (MechAssault)
Star Adder
Production information
Manufacturer Clan Star Adder
Class Assault
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 100 tons
Engine 200 (estimated as per notes on 'Mech)
Speed 31 km/h

The Star Adder assault BattleMech was inspired by the Blood Asp.


This BattleMech was featured in an official BattleTech product, namely the MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf series of computer games.

By virtue of being an official albeit not positively canonical product, the game expansion and the 'Mechs presented therein including this one must be considered apocryphal.


The Star Adder is a variant of the Blood Asp that emphasizes short-range combat. Its flame thrower is highly destructive up close


The Star Adder is a very slow Battlemech, even less than an Atlas.


The Star Adder carries two Plasma PPCs, four Autocannons and a Flamer.


Lava Gun[edit]

There is a variant of the Mech that uses a Lava Gun instead of a Flamer.[1][2]


In an unusual move that goes against the usual BattleTech universe standards 'Mech speeds are expressed in mph rather than km/h, as such the speed figure has been converted to km/h for this article.


  1. MechAssault: Phantom War user manual, p. 13, "Assault 'Mechs"
  2. MechAssault: Phantom War user manual, p. 20, "Ragnarok" & Star Adder