Technical Readout: 3057 Revised

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Technical Readout: 3057 Revised
Dropships, Jumpships & Warships
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall Bills
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
Era Star League era
Succession Wars era
Clan Invasion era
Civil War era


Technical Readout: 3057 Revised (TRO:3057 Revised) is the third publication (after DropShips and JumpShips and TRO:3057) that focuses on aerospace designs. In-universe, it purports to be an intelligence publication by Wolfnet, updating the previous publications by ComStar.

Unlike previous revised editions of older TROs, the TRO:3057 Revised is not a managed response to the Unseen issue, but rather an attempt to update all existing aerospace designs to the changed rulesets of AeroTech 2. It makes the notable attempt to be the capital ship technical readout, with updated game stats and the adding 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]

Remarks on content[edit]

  • The title comprises descriptions of 144 units in total, all space vessels. Some have been previously published in older TROs, with other 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 presentations:
    • 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.


  • The cover and credits page both use Revised Edition in the title.
  • Trademarked as Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3057, Revised.
  • PDF released as "Version 1.0 (January 2005), based on the first printing (2004) published by FanPro".