Stinger LAM

Stinger LAM
Stinger Land-Air 'Mech
Production information
Manufacturer LexaTech Industries
Production Year 2688
Model STG-A5
Class Light
Technical specifications
Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 30 tons
Chassis LexaTech 300
Armor Reise-100
Engine GM 180
Communications System O/P 900
Targeting Tracking System O/P LAMTRACK 50
Heat Sinks 11
Speed 97.2 ground km/h, 1620 overthrust km/h
Jump Jets GM ATO 100


In 2680, the Star League requested designers to develop 'Mechs which could fly as well as function as standard 'Mechs. The first Land-Air 'Mech off the drawing board, the Shadow Hawk LAM, proved so fatally flawed, the concept was almost shelved. However, LexaTech Industries reworked the conversion equipment and unveiled the first viable LAM, the Stinger LAM, in 2688, based on the old Stinger design. LexaTech's reworking of the concept proved so successful that the Land-Air 'Mech became highly sought after, especially for operations on minor planets (asteroids, comets, dwarf planets, etc.). In fact, the Stinger LAM first saw combat destroying a nuclear weapons facility in the Oort Cloud orbiting Sol, Terra's star.

Despite never being produced in large numbers, there were still many in service during the Succession Wars[1] due in part to the LexaTech facility on the Draconis Combine world of Irece remaining intact. It was the last such facility in the Inner Sphere. The LexaTech factory was able to construct new Stinger LAMs as well as new parts.[2] The loss of the factory to the forces of Clan Nova Cat in 3050 during the Clan Invasion sounded the death knell for the Land Air 'Mech as a viable combat unit. The Nova Cats viewed Land Air 'Mechs as an abomination and utterly razed the LexaTech factory to the ground.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The standard production model uses three Magna Medium Lasers mounted on the head and arms.


  • STG-10 Stinger LAM 
    Found in the Draconis Combine, this variant uses two pairs of Martell Small Lasers on the arms instead of a single Medium Laser.[4] BV (2.0) = ????
  • Advanced Technology Stinger LAM - LexaTech attempted to use new technologies like Endo Steel, Ferro-Fibrous armor, and a larger XL Engine in a version of their Stinger LAM, but couldn't overcome the conflicting requirements of conversion equipment and bulk. This left the Stinger variant on the drawing board.

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Stinger - LexaTech based the first successful Land-Air 'Mech on the venerable Stinger light BattleMech.



  1. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 126
  2. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 290-292
  3. Invading Clans, p.114
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 292