Technical Readout: 3057

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Technical Readout: 3057
DropShips, JumpShips, & WarShips
Product information
Type Technical readout
Development Michael Mulvihill
Primary writing Chris Hartford
Pages 224
Cover artwork Gregory Bridges
Interior artwork Mike Nielsen
Mark Ernst
Illustrations Duane Loose
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 8620
First published 1994
ISBN-10 1555602347
ISBN-13 978-1555602345
MSRP 18.00 US $
Content
Era Clan Invasion era
Agency Explorer Corps
Universe Date 6 January 3057
Series Technical Readouts
Followed by Technical Readout: 3057 Revised

Description[edit]

Technical Readout: 3057 (TRO:3057) is the first book in the series of Technical Readouts (and after DropShips and JumpShips the second publication at all) that focuses on aerospace units, such as DropShips, JumpShips, WarShips, Small Craft, Aerospace Fighters, OmniFighters, Space Stations and conventional aircraft. It is based on BattleSpace rule sets and aims on thoroughly consolidating space vessel designs and clarification on changed rules (in comparison to older AeroTech) in one book, including record sheets for BattleSpace.

The book, purporting to be an Explorer Corps document from 3057 by one Dai-i Otanashi Haruka, was first published in 1994 with a same cover second and third edition[1]. The TRO:3057 was reissued in 2004 as Technical Readout: 3057 Revised.[2]

The German edition was published as Hardware-Handbuch: 3057 with largely unaltered content (see Technical Readout: 3057#German Edition below).

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction
Briefing
Dropships
Inner Sphere DropShips
Avenger
Claymore
Leopard
Leopard CV
Fury
Gazelle
Kuan Ti
Lung Wang
Intruder
Buccaneer
Union
Hamilcar
Seeker
Nagumo
Achilles
Condor
Okinawa
Hannibal
Monarch
Triumph
Fortress
Hercules
Overlord
Vengeance
Mule
Model 97 "Octopus"
Excalibur
Rose
Mammoth
Behemoth
Clan DropShips
Broadsword
Confederate
Noruff
Sassanid
Union-C
Carrier
Lion
Miraborg
Overlord-C
Titan
JumpShips
Inner Sphere JumpShips
Scout
Merchant
Invader
Magellan
Chimeisho
Tramp
Star Lord
Monolith
Clan JumpShips
Hunter
Odyssey
Comitatus
WarShips
Inner Sphere WarShips
Fox (Corvette)
Impavido (Destroyer)
Suffren (Destroyer)
Kyushu (Frigate)
Kirishima (Cruiser)
Clan/Star League WarShips
Fredasa (Corvette/Raider)
Vincent Mk 42 (Corvette)
Whirlwind (Destroyer)
York (Destroyer/Carrier)
Essex (Destroyer)
Lola III (Destroyer)
Aegis (Heavy Cruiser)
Volga (Transport)
Congress (Frigate)
Black Lion (Battlecruiser)
Sovetskii Soyuz (Heavy Cruiser)
Liberator (Cruiser)
Cameron (Battlecruiser)
Nightlord (Nightlord)
Potemkin (Troop Cruiser)
Texas (Battleship)
McKenna (Battleship)
Small Craft
Life Boat
Escape Pod
ST-46 Shuttle
S-7A Bus
KR-61 Long-Range Shuttlecraft
Mark VII/Mark VII-C Landing Craft
NL-42 "Battle Taxi" Troop Transport
K-1 and K-1C DropShuttles
Fighters
Light Fighters
SYD Z1 Seydlitz
SYD Z2 Seydlitz
SYD Z2A Seydlitz
SYD Z3 Seydlitz
SYD Z3A Seydlitz
SYD Z4 Seydlitz
TRN-3T Trident
F10-Cheetah
F11-R Cheetah
F11-RR Cheetah
F12-S Cheetah
F14-S Cheetah
Sabre
SW-606 Swift
TR-7 Thrush
Centurion
SPD-502 Spad
SPR-H5 Sparrowhawk
SPR-6D Sparrowhawk
SPR-8H Sparrowhawk
SPR-H5K Sparrowhawk
SL-21 Sholagar
SL-21L Sholagar
ZRO-114 Zero
RGU-133E Rogue
RGU-133F Rogue
RGU-133L Rogue
THK-63 Tomahawk
THK-53 Tomahawk
Medium Fighters
CSR-V12 Corsair
CSR-V20 Corsair
CSR-V12M Corsair
HCT-213B Hellcat II
Lightning
SL25 Samurai
TR-10 Transit
TR-11 Transit
GTHA-500 Gotha
HCT-213 Hellcat
F-90 Stingray
F-90S Stingray
F-92 Stingray
F-94 Stingray
IRN-SD1 Ironsides
LCF-R15 Lucifer
LCF-R16 Lucifer
LCF-R20 Lucifer
LCF-16K Lucifer II
LCF-16KR Lucifer I(sic!)
SI-17 Shilone
SI-17R Shilone
SI-17AC Shilone
Heavy Fighters
Eagle
HRM-HD Hammerhead
TR-13 Transgressor
TR-13A Transgressor
TR-14 Transgressor AC
SL-15 Slayer
SL-15R Slayer
SL-15A Slayer
SL-15B Slayer
SL-15C Slayer
RPR-100 Rapier
AHB-X Ahab
AHB-443 Ahab
CHP-W5 Chippewa
CHP-W7 Chippewa
CHP-W10 Chippewa
F-100 Riever
F-100A Riever
F-100B Riever
F-700 Riever
F-700A Riever
STU-K5 Stuka
STU-D6 Stuka
STU-K10 Stuka
STU-K15 Stuka
Thunderbird
OmniFighters
Bashkir
Vandal
Avar
Batu
Sulla
Turk
Visigoth
Jagatai
Sabutai
Jengiz
Scytha
Kirghiz
Conventional Aircraft
Guardian
MechBuster
Planetlifter
Space Stations
Factories
Small Factory
Medium/Large Factory
Habitats
Small Habitat
Large Habitat
Recharge Stations
Olympus (Recharge Station)
Shipyards
Small Pressurized Yard
Large Pressurized Yard
Small Unpressurized Yard
Large Unpressurized Yard
System-Defense Stations
Bastion Class
Capitol Class
BattleSat
BattleSpace Clarifications

Remarks on content[edit]

  • The title comprises descriptions of 144 units in total, all space vessels. Some have been previously published in older TRO's', some units or at least variants of units being published for the first time. It contains:
  • The in-universe presentation (Briefing) is given by Dai-i Otanashi Haruka, 6 January 3057 from Explorer Corps
  • The title a variety of additional content not listed in the Table of Contents:
    • BattleSpace Record Sheets for
      • DropShip
      • JumpShip
      • Large WarShip
      • Small WarShip
      • Space Station
      • Aerospace Fighter|Fighter
      • Small Craft
    • a two page section Size Comparison with scaled images of various capital space vessels
    • a two page section Tables with various tables for BattleSpace
    • a one page section Diagrams with firing arcs, hit locations and critical hit modifiers.

Notes[edit]

  • Technical Readout: 3057 is an unusual TRO in that it carries no land units. Further it changed the artwork from the earlier Technical Readout: 2750, which did not go over well with some fans. However, it did well enough in sales to allow for the creation of JumpShip and WarShip miniatures.
  • Another unique feature of this TRO is that it contains only BattleSpace statistics for the fighters presented rather than full TRO-style entries. New artwork for a handful of fighters appears but the images are not assigned to specific fighters. These images presumably represented the fighters introduced in AeroTech that were not given artwork at the time.
  • The WarShip prominently shown on the cover, is a Leviathan-class Dreadnought, a ship class that was not actually described within the book. It was first described in Technical Readout: 3067. As of 3057, only two such ships were under construction, the Leviathan (Leviathan) and the Great Bear. A photo of a miniature of the latter in AeroTech 2 Revised Edition showcasing its canonical paint scheme depicts the Ghost Bear logo on a red field. Since such a red field is absent on the vessel depicted on the book's cover, it is presumably the Leviathan.
  • The third print run included a change to the fluff for the Tramp-class JumpShip (omitting the alleged sighting of Clan-owned vessels with 4 docking hardpoints). Note that this technically does not constitute a removal of the quote from Canon.

German Edition[edit]

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Hardware-Handbuch 3057
Product information
Language german
Contribution Hartwig Nieder-Gassel (Translation), Hartwig Nieder-Gassel and Frank Werschke (Editor), Ralf Hlawatsch (Copy-Editing)
Pages 208
Publication information
Publisher Fantasy Productions
First published 1998
ISBN-10 3890649394
ISBN-13 4018522109398
MSRP DM 45,- / SFr 42,- ÖS 330

The German edition called Hardware-Handbuch 3057 was released by Fantasy Productions in 1992 and received just minor changes (see below). The German version is printed as DIN A4, a standard European paper size, which is a little larger then north american Letter.

From the german back cover[edit]

The German back cover matches the original in text and design.

Hardware-Handbuch 3057

Im Jahr 3049 erschienen zum ersten Mal die Clans in der Inneren Sphäre. Ausgestattet mit der hochentwickelten Technik eines längst vergangenen Zeitalters, entfesselten die kriegslüsternen Invasoren einen vernichtenden Blitzkrieg, in dem sie eine Welt nach der anderen eroberten, bis ein Sieg der Angreifer unvermeidlich schien. Nachdem sie den überlegenen Mechs ihrer Gegner nichts entgegenzusetzen hatten, richteten die Streitkräfte der Inneren Sphäre ihren Blick hilfesuchend auf ihre Raumkampfflotten, doch alles, was sie dabei zu Gesicht bekamen, waren die tödlichen LandungsSchiffe, SprungSchiffe, und insbesondere die KampfSchiffe der Clans - riesige Raumfahrzeuge, die seit hunderten von Jahren nicht mehr in der Inneren Sphäre erblickt worden waren. Die großen Häuser haben nun damit begonnen, ihre eigenen Flotten auszubauen, und stehen bereit, die Clan-Invasoren auf dem unendlichen Schlachtfeld des Weltraums herauszufordern.

Das Hardware Handbuch 3057 enthält Beschreibungen, Illustrationen und die vollständigen BattleSpace-Spieldaten für die neuesten LandungsSchiffe, SprungSchiffe, KampfSchiffe, Beiboote, Raumjäger, OmniJäger und konventionellen Flugzeuge der Inneren Sphäre und der Clans.

Alterations[edit]

The German edition received notable changes only in the books last section BattleSpace Clarifications. Here, the original Technical Readout 3057 lists a string of rule clarifications, blank record sheets, tables, diagramms for BattleSpace and a sketch of different space vessels for purpose of size comparison. In German edition this section is renamed Grössenvergleich (Site Comparison) and consequently contains just the two pages of sketch, all other content is left out.

Spelling and Names[edit]

As with other German products prior to 1997 spelling and names (especially places and units) as well as most abbreviations were regularly adjusted. For instance the Mech unit Archer was renamed to Schütze, the Planet Gotterdammerung was respelled to Götterdämmerung, the DCMS (Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery) became VSDK (Vereinigte Streitkräfte des Draconis Kombinats) and so on.


References[edit]

  1. The third being marked as "Corrected 3rd Printing"
  2. A purported workover from Wolfnet in 3067 with an introduction by Margaret Tulliver stating that the 3057 edition, as well as ComStar's earlier FB60 Intelligence Summary, contained numerous errors. In fact, construction rule changes had required many tweakings or even substantial changes to various units' stats, such as increasing the official mass of the Union by 100 tons.