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
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


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 [sic] 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]

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
Condor Heavy Hover Tank
Drillson Heavy Hover Tank
Maxim Heavy Hover Transport
Planetliftr Air Transport [sic]
Vedette Medium Tank
Bulldog Medium Tank
Hi-Scout Drone Carrier
Light/SRM Carrier[1]
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
Aquarius and Lyonesse
Model 96 "Elephant" Tug

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 new designs,
      • 5 VTOLs: 3 previously published in TRO:3026 and 2 new designs,
      • 3 seaborne vessels, all previously published in TRO:3026.
    • 3 conventional fighters, all previously published in TRO:3026.
    • 3 aerospace fighter designs, all new.
    • 13 spacecraft, all new
  • The in-character description of the title's contents is given by Major-General Margaret Tulliver, Deputy Director, Wolfnet (8 August, 3067).


  • The items not included in the revised edition were the more-RPG intended personal weapons and equipment, including support weapons. These entries were replaced by "new" combat vehicles, ASFs, small craft, DropShips, and JumpShips.
  • Reprinted in 2005 as "Version 1.0, February 2005, based on first printing, with additional corrections."
  • Trademark was Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3026, Revised.


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