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 CGL-branded reprint, with a new cover and all appropriate errata. No other changes have been made.


Using a mix of previous TRO:3055 edition 'Mechs and OmniFighters, with new and republished Solaris VII designs, this title also offers, for the first time, units built with Level 3 equipment and all new artwork.

Reprint Description[edit]

Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade (reprint) presents the Solaris VII 'Mechs built using prototype technologies. Upgraded in appearance and technology, the designs first presented in the Solaris VII box set and Solaris: The Reaches are now back in print, along with several new Solaris VII designs. In addition to the upgraded appearance of selected Clan designs, all the art work for Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade is new, providing fresh illustrations of now classic Inner Sphere BattleMechs and Clan OmniFighters.

The 'Mechs in the Solaris VII BattleMechs section are constructed using select equipment found in Tactical Operations. To use those designs, players will need that book.


  • Introduction - in-character descriptions of the military powers' attempts to prepare for Truce End and the re-issuing of the document with visuals of newer variants and one-shots from Solaris VII.
Adept XXI-sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar (15 July, 3055)
Major-General Margaret Tulliver, Deputy Director, Wolfnet (20 October, 3067)


  • This book is an interesting mix of previously published designs with fantastic-looking new ones; an impressive "revision" of the TRO series.
  • 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 boxset 'Mechs that used art produced by Studio Nue.

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