Tai-sho (BattleMech)

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This article is about the BattleMech. For the military rank, see Tai-sho (rank).
Tai-sho (BattleMech)
Production information
Manufacturer Independence Weaponry[1]
Production Year 3061[2]
Model TSH-7S[1]
Class Assault
Cost 13,738,100 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 85 tons
Chassis Star League TS
Armor Durallex Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Strand 255
Communications System Garret T-19G with dual C3 Computer
Targeting Tracking System Cat's Eyes 5
Heat Sinks 13 double
Speed 54 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,518[3][4]
BV (2.0) 1,771[1] or 1,774[5]


The Tai-sho is designed to link an entire C3 equipped company together. To do this, the Tai-sho carries two C3 master computers. The Tai-sho is built on a Star League XT chassis that carries a Strand 255 fusion engine, giving the 'Mech a top speed of 54.0 km/h while also adding to the durability of the design. The 'Mech is protected with fifteen tons of Durallex ferro-fibrous armor and also has CASE in its right torso to protect the 'Mech from an ammunition explosion. To dissipate waste heat, the Tai-sho is equipped with thirteen double heat sinks. The Tai-sho is a powerful command 'Mech when combined with other C3 equipped 'Mechs and can even hold its own in most one-on-one engagements.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Tai-sho concentrates on keeping an enemy at long range and using targeting data from friendly units to enhance its long range capabilities. The primary weapons it carries are a pair of Lord's Light 2 ER PPCs capable of keeping an adversary at arms reach. These are backed up by an Imperator Automatic Ultra Autocannon/10 which can fire at twice the rate of a standard autocannon.


Design Quirks[edit]

The Tai-Sho has the following Design Quirks:[7]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Technical Readout: Jihad, pp. 172–173: "TSH-7S Tai-sho"
  2. MUL online date for the Tai-sho (BattleMech)
  3. Combat Operations, p. 125
  4. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 214
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 179
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 180 - New Variant of Tai-sho now has record sheet.
  7. BattleMech Manual, p. 95 BattleMech Quirk Table - Tai-Sho Entry.