Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade
|Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade|
|Primary writing|| Herbert Beas |
|Cover artwork|| Klaus Scherwinski (Art) |
Jason Vargas (Design)
|Illustrations|| Doug Chaffee |
|Era||Clan Invasion era|
|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 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 box set and Solaris: The Reaches.
Table of Contents
- Inner Sphere BattleMechs
- Battle Hawk
- Huron Warrior
- Grim Reaper
- War Dog
- Grand Titan
- Clan "Phoenix" BattleMechs
- Jenner IIC
- Solaris VII BattleMechs
- Silver Fox
- Great Turtle
- Clan OmniFighters
Remarks on content
- 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)
- 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
- Adept XXI-sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar (15 July, 3055), the original overall introduction from TRO:3055,
- Major-General Margaret Tulliver, Deputy Director, Wolfnet (20 October, 3067), the additional overall introduction for TRO:3055 Upgrade,
- Captain Ryn Nikoli, Wolfnet (7 July 3067) on the Inner Sphere BattleMech section,
- Adept XV-Delta William Connelly, ComStar (02 October 3067) on Clan OmniMech section,
- Precentor XIV-Delta Tempest Stryker (on or after 1 September 3067) on Inner Sphere "Phoenix" 'Mechs,
- Precentor XXIV Padraig O Bhaoil, Director, Explorer Corps on Clan "Phoenix" 'Mechs and
- Demi-Precentor IX-Omega Anthony Scaglioni, ComStar, 20 January 3067 on Solaris VII 'Mechs.
Original 2005 edition (FanPro) cover. Art by Klaus Scherwinski.
Corrected but otherwise unaltered 2012 edition (CGL) cover. Art by Alex Iglesias.
- 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.