Technical Readout: 3057 Revised

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Technical Readout: 3057 Revised
Dropships, Jumpships & Warships
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Primary writing Herb Beas
Warner Doles
Chris Hartford
David McCulloch
Christopher Trossen
Pages 232
Cover artwork Gregory Bridges
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Duane Loose
Publication information
Publisher FanPro
Product code 35007
First published 2004
ISBN-10 193256411X
Content
Era Star League era
Succession Wars era
Clan Invasion era
Civil War era

Description[edit]

Technical Readout: 3057 Revised is a in-universe intelligence publication on all Aerospace base vehicles used in 3057 and in previous eras.

This book essentially replaces previous edition under the same name. It makes the notable attempt to be the capital ship Technical Readout for AeroTech 2, with updated game stats and the adding in of over twenty WarShips that had only been referenced before.

From the back cover[edit]

In 3049, the first Clan forces appeared in the Inner Sphere. Armed with advanced technologies of a long-dead age, the warlike invaders unleashed a devastating blitzkrieg, capturing world after world until a total Clan victory seemed certain. Unable to match the enemy's superior 'Mechs, the Inner Sphere militaries increasingly turned to their combat fleets for relief, only to find the skies filled with deadly Clan DropShips, JumpShips, and WarShips—massive vessels not seen in the Inner Sphere for hundreds of years. Now the Great Houses have begun to rebuild their own armadas and stand ready to challenge the Clan invaders in the infinite battlefield of space.

This revised edition of the original Technical Readout: 3057 contains descriptions, illustrations, and full Aerotech 2 statistics for the Inner Sphere and Clan DropShips, JumpShips, WarShips, small craft, and space stations common in 3057. Additionally, this volume contains twenty-four WarShips mentioned in the fictional context of the BattleTech universe but never before presented in a technical readout.

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction

IS Dropship Introduction

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 DropShip Introduction

Broadsword
Confederate
Noruff
Sassanid
Union-C
Carrier
Lion
Miraborg
Overlord-C
Titan

Inner Sphere JumpShip Introduction

Scout
Merchant
Invader
Magellan
Chimeisho
Tramp
Star Lord
Monolith

Clan JumpShip Introduction

Hunter
Odyssey
Comitatus

Inner Sphere WarShip Introduction

Fox (Corvette)
Impavido (Destroyer)
Suffren (Destroyer)
Kyushu (Frigate)
Kirishima (Cruiser)

Clan 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

Space Stations

Factories
Habitats
Recharge Stations
Shipyards
System-Defense Stations
Battlesat

Lost WarShip Introduction

Nightwing (Surveillance)
Tracker (Surveillance)
Vigilant (Corvette)
Pinto (Corvette)
Mako (Corvette)
Bonaventure (Corvette)
Sylvester (Transport)
Carrack (Merchant)
Baron (Destroyer)
Carson (Destroyer)
Davion (Destroyer)
Naga (Destroyer)
Wagon Wheel (Frigate)
Lola I & Lola II (Destroyers)
Dart (Cruiser)
Winchester (Cruiser)
Riga (Frigate)
Kimagure (Pursuit Cruiser)
Quixote (Frigate)
Avatar (Heavy Cruiser)
Luxor (Heavy Cruiser)
Atreus (Battleship)
Monsoon (Battleship)
Farragut (Battleship)

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:
    • 40 DropShips, 30 Inner Sphere models and 10 Clan models,
    • 11 JumpShips, 8 Inner Sphere models and 3 Clan models,
    • 22 WarShips, 5 Inner Sphere models and 17 Clan models,
    • 8 Small Craft in use both in Inner Sphere and amongst the Clans,
    • 13 Space Stations of various function split amongst 6 sub-chapters, and
    • 25 all-new WarShip designs.
  • The title contains three in-universe presentation,
    • the first (from title's original edition) is given by Dai-i Otanashi Haruka, 6 January 3057 from Explorer Corps,
    • the second is given by Major General Margaret Tulliver, Deputy Director, Wolfnet, 1 October 3067, to explain the alterations made in this revised edition,
    • the third is given by Major Simone Fynn, Wolfnet, Intelligence and Analysis, 20 September 3067, precedes the new chapter "Lost Warships" and offers the interception of a Word of Blake ROM agent as an in-universe explanation for the so far unknown spaceship designs presented.