Stinger LAM

Stinger LAM
Stinger LAM
Production information
Manufacturer LexaTech Industries
Production Year 2688
Model STG-A5
Class Light
Cost 4,014,920 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 30 tons
Chassis LexaTech 300
Armor Riese-100
Engine GM 180
Communications System O/P 900
Targeting Tracking System O/P LAMTRACK 50
Heat Sinks 11 single heat sinks
Speed 97.2 ground km/h, 1620 overthrust km/h
Jump Jets GM ATO 100

3x Medium laser


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 altogether. However, LexaTech Industries reworked the conversion equipment and unveiled the first viable LAM based on the old Stinger design, the Stinger LAM, in 2688. LexaTech's reworking of the concept proved so successful that the Land-Air 'Mech became highly sought after, especially for operations on minor planets such as asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets. 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, and 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, as 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. It is powered by a GM 180 fusion engine, allowing a maximum ground speed of 97.2 km/h supported by six GM ATO 100 jump jets for a jumping range of 180 meters. While in aerospace fighter mode it is able to reach a cruising speed 194 km/h, and accelerate to a flanking speed of 291 km/h.


Notable Pilots[edit]

See Category:Notable Stinger LAM Pilots

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