Sun Cobra

Sun Cobra
Sun Cobra
Production information
Manufacturer W-7 Facilities

W-8 Facilities[1]

Production Year 3074[2]
Model Clan Wolf
Class Medium
Cost 8,849,983 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 55 tons
Chassis IX Endo Steel
Armor Advanced/3
Engine 220 XL
Communications System Build 1685 Tacticom
Targeting Tracking System Build 2 Cat TTS
Heat Sinks 10 double
Speed 65 km/h

2x Gauss rifles

BV (2.0) 1,677[2][3][4]


The Sun Cobra was developed during the Jihad as a fast, long-range raider that was built for speed as much as solid hitting power. The lethal Sun Cobra is used mostly for fire support. First seeing production in 3074 as Clan Wolf was beset by enemies, the design found its way into the armed forces of many Houses and factions of the Inner Sphere by the 3130s.[2]

The simple design and construction of the Sun Cobra leaves little to a MechWarrior's imagination. Slow for a medium BattleMech, it can only reach 64 km/h, despite utilizing an XL engine. This is not seen as much of a weakness, as it is a long-range unit.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The long range of this 'Mech's arm-mounted Series II Gauss Rifles is augmented by a sophisticated Targeting Computer that allows it to fire accurately even while on the run. The simple armament is designed to provide withering fire as often and as accurately as possible.[2]


  • Sun Cobra
    Introduced in the Dark Age era, this variant of the Sun Cobra carries two ER PPCs tied into the Targeting Computer. A larger XL engine allows it to reach a top speed of 96 km/h. It also carries an additional three and a half tons of armor. BV (2.0) = 2,394[5]

Dark Age Variants[edit]

Common variants of the Sun Cobra use ER PPCs instead of the Gauss rifles. Others feature the addition of jump jets as well, though these all come after 3075.

Design Quirks[edit]

The Sun Cobra has the following Design Quirks:[6]


The Sun Cobra was originally created for the MechWarrior: Dark Age collectable game and the dossier for Thos Cardella initially led one to believe that the Sun Cobra was designed by the Federated Suns. However, the publication of Technical Readout: 3075 corrected this by linking the origins of the Sun Cobra to Clan Wolf.



  1. Objectives: The Clans, p. 28
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 140-141
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 120
  4. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 266
  5. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 132
  6. BattleMech Manual, p. 95 BattleMech Quirk Table - Sun Cobra Entry.