Technical Readout: 3050

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Technical Readout: 3050
Product information
Type Technical readout
Development Sam Lewis
Donna Ippolito (Senior Editor)
Kent Stolt (Assistant Editor)
Primary writing J. Andrew Keith
Jim Musser
Pages 240
Cover artwork Jim Nelson
Illustrations Joel Biske
Jim Nelson
Dana Knutson
Steve Venters
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 8614
First published 1990
ISBN-10 1555600905
ISBN-13 978-1555600907
MSRP 18.00 US $
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3052
Series Technical Readouts
Followed by Technical Readout: 3050 Revised


A major step forward for the BattleTech tabletop game, this TRO introduced a wealth of new BattleMechs, new technology and an entirely new unit type—Elementals, armored infantry brought along the invading Clans.

The first editions used construction rules that are (somewhat inaccurately) called "Fractional Accounting", where 0.25 ton increments were used. Later construction rules would only allow 0.5 ton increment, and at some point the designs from this book were upgraded to comply with the new rules. As a result, the Timber Wolf (Mad Cat) had its Endo Steel frame and XL Engine mass increased by 0.25 tons each (to 4 and 19.5 tons from 3.75 and 19.25 tons, respectively) and to account for the mass increase, the ER Small Laser in the right torso was removed. Other designs may have received a similar treatment.

Visually, the newer, post-rule change editions are discernible by having the title printed in orange letters (instead of white) with the line "Warriors of Kerensky" in blue instead of orange.


  • Introduction - In-character description of the title's contents
Adept XXI-sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar (8 February, 3052)

  • The Clans - A series of articles
    • Status of the Invasion & destroyed Inner Sphere units
    • Clan behavior and organization
    • OmniMechs
    • Elementals

  • Inner Sphere Response - A series of articles
    • Production
    • Technology
    • Strategy
    • Deployment

  • Engineers' Tests - Introduction to new technologies

  • Clan Pilots & Characters
  • OmniMech - Rules and construction
  • OmniFighter - Rules & construction
  • Battle Armor - Rules
  • Tables
Clan Equipment Table
Inner Sphere Equipment Table
Inner Sphere Equipment Cost
  • BattleTech Rules Clarifications
  • OmniMech Profiles - Art
  • Battle Armor Record Sheets - For 15 Battle Armor Stars
  • Index