Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade

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Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall Bills
Primary writing Herbert Beas
Randall Bills
Loren Coleman
Warner Doles
Chris Hartford
David McCulloch
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 200
Cover Artwork Klaus Scherwinski (Art)
Jason Vargas (Design)
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Earl Geier
Chris Lewis
Matt Plog
Publication information
Publisher FanPro
Product code 35006
First published 2005
ISBN-10 1932564330
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3055
Series Technical Readouts
Preceded by Technical Readout: 3055 Revised


The Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade (TRO:3055 Upgrade) was released in 2005 and is part of a wider attempt to summarize and consolidate unit designs originating from the earliest TRO-releases. Therefor it contained all new artwork for all units presented, even the already published. It is the third TRO:3055 (after original TRO:3055 (1992) and TRO:3055 Revised (1996)). It was the first book in the Upgrade series (TRO:3058 Upgrade (2006) and TRO:3050 Upgrade (2007) followed). At the same time it was the first TRO containing units built with Rules Level 3 equipment.

TRO:3055 Upgrade purports to be 3067 review from Wolfnet on the original TRO:3055. It presents a mix of previously published designs (mostly 'Mechs and OmniFighters from TRO:3055) with new and republished Solaris VII designs. Upgraded in appearance and technology, the latter designs were first presented in the Solaris VII: The Game World box set and Solaris: The Reaches.

Table of Contents[edit]

Remarks on content[edit]

  • The title comprises descriptions of 92 units in total, all from Clan Invasion most had been previously published, with some of the Solaris VII designs being publicised for the first time. It contains:
    • 38 regular Inner Sphere BattleMech designs,
    • 3 Inner Sphere "Phoenix" BattleMechs (designs, which appearance had been updated)[1]
    • 25 BattleMech designs for Solaris VII arena fighting,
    • 4 Clan OmniMech designs,
    • 10 Clan "Phoenix" BattleMechs (this sections is essentially meant as an addendum to the Clan BattleMech section of TRO:Phoenix) and
    • 12 Clan OmniFighter designs.
  • The artwork for all designs presented in TRO:3055 Upgrade was newly made, even for the republished designs.
  • The title comes with various in-character introductions, these are


  • Trademarked Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade.
  • Version 1.0 PDF is dated June 2005.



  1. Much like Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, TRO3055 Upgrade also serves the purpose of providing in-universe justification for updated Reseen visuals for remaining Unseen 'Mechs - the Clan IIC designs and the ComStar sourcebook 'Mechs using art produced by Victor Musical Industries, Inc. and a number of the Solaris VII box set 'Mechs that used art produced by Studio Nue.

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