Technical Readout: 3026, Revised Edition

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Technical Readout: 3026 Revised Edition
The Succession Wars
Product information
Type Technical readout
Development Randall Bills
Primary writing Kevin Stein
Sam Lewis
Herb Beas
Warner Doles
David L. McCulloch
Drew Williams
Pages 128
Cover artwork Duane Loose
Illustrations Duane Loose
Steve Venters
Doug Chaffee
Chris Lewis
Publication information
Publisher FanPro
Product code 10992
First published 2003
ISBN-10 193256408X
ISBN-13 978-1932564082
MSRP 24.99 US $
Content
Era Star League era
Succession Wars era
Clan Invasion era
Agency Wolfnet
Universe Date 8 August 3067
Timeline 3026
Series Technical Readouts
Preceded by Technical Readout: 3026
Followed by Technical Readout: 3039

Description[edit]

Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, written in-character as a 3067 update to the original work, brings many of the entries up to current gaming standards, drops some previous ones and introduces nineteen new combat assets that had been referenced in preceding BattleTech titles.

From the back cover[edit]

The year is 3026 and war has ravaged the thousands of worlds of the Inner Sphere for centuries. Successor Lords send clashing armies to conquer neighbors and re-establish the long-lost Star League. Though the BattleMech is the king of the battlefield, it is supported by a much vaster array of conventional vehicles that fight every where from premier border worlds to the back waters of beyond. When in the hands of an experienced field commander, even a BattleMech must be leery when facing a company of tanks.

This revised edition of the original Technical Readout: 3026 features the most common military vehicles of the Succession Wars. Additionally, this volume contains nineteen vehicles, aerospace fighters, DropShips and JumpShips mentioned in the fictional context of the BattleTech universe but never before presented in a technical readout.

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction

Vehicle Introduction

Ferret Light Scout VTOL
Savannah Master Hovercraft
Armored Personnel Carriers
Armored Personnel Carriers Cont.
Guardian Fighter
Skulker Wheeled Scout Tank
Warrior H-7 Attack Helicopter
Harasser Missile Platform
J. Edgar Light Hover Tank
Scorpion Light Tank
Sea Skimmer Hydrofoil
Karnov UC Transport
Hunter Light Support Tank
Pegasus Scout Hover Tank
Saladin Assault Hover Tank
Saracen Medium Hover Tank
Scimitar Medium Hover Tank
Striker Light Tank
Engineering Vehicle
Hetzer Wheeled Assault Gun
Goblin Medium Tank
'MechBuster
Condor Heavy Hover Tank
Drillson Heavy Hover Tank
Maxim Heavy Hover Transport
Planetliftr (sic!) Air Transport
Vedette Medium Tank
Bulldog Medium Tank
Hi-Scout Drone Carrier
Light (sic!)[1]/SRM Carrier
Manticore Heavy Tank
Pike Support Vehicle
Monitor Naval Vessel
Demolisher Heat Tank
Partisan Heavy Tank
Schrek PPC Carrier
SturmFeur Heavy Tank
Ontos Heavy Tank
Behemoth Heavy Tank
Neptune Submarine

Lost Designs Introduction

Darter Scout Car
Marten Scout VTOL
Cobra Transport VTOL
Daimyo HQ 67-K
Starfire
Deathstalker
Typhoon-A
Aquarius and Lyonesse
Vampire
Manatee
Vulture
Pentagon
Dictator
Cargomaster
Cargoking
Model 96 "Elephant" Tug
Colossus
Explorer
Quetzalcoatl-Scout

Remarks on content[edit]

  • The title comprises descriptions of 62 units in total, from which 42 had been previously published. The units derive from different eras, Star League until late Succession Wars, all Inner Sphere. In further detail the TRO:3026 Revised contains:
    • 43 Combat Vehicle designs,
      • 35 combat and support vehicles, 33 previously published in TRO:3026 and 2 previously unpublished designs,
      • 5 VTOL's, 3 previously published in TRO:3026 and 2 previously unpublished designs,
      • 3 seaborne vessels, all previously published in TRO:3026.
    • 3 Conventional Fighter, which were all previously published in TRO:3026.
    • 3 Aerospace Fighter designs, alle being previously unpublished.
    • 13 Space Ships, all being previously unpublished,
  • The in-character description of the title's contents is given by Major-General Margaret Tulliver, Deputy Director, Wolfnet (8 August, 3067).

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Despite refering to the (existing) Light SRM Carrier in its Table of Contents, the TRO:3026 Revised actually contains data for the LRM Carrier.