Technical Readout: 3058

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Technical Readout: 3058
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Bryan Nystul
Primary writing Hugh Browne
Chris Hartford
Sam Lewis
Bryan Nystul
Pages 192
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee
Illustrations Duane Loose (Black & White Illustrations)
Joel Biske (Color Plates)
John Paul Lona
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 8621
First published September 1995
ISBN-10 1555602703
Era Succession Wars era
Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3058
Series Technical Readouts
Followed by Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade


Technical Readout: 3058 provides all the gaming information needed on the newest combat vehicles and BattleMechs being designed and produced in the Inner Sphere after the Truce of Tukayyid, as well as information on the Mackie, the first BattleMech ever built. Information on some less well-known Clan 'Mechs complements the title.

The title was replaced in 2006 with Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade which added new units and replaced the color plates with black & white illustrations.

From the back cover[edit]

Incredible discoveries of ancient, long-buried Star League records have uncovered dozens of BattleMech and vehicle designs thought lost to antiquity. Re-tooled for the 31st century, these blueprints have produced the latest and most effective weapons in the Inner Sphere's life-or-death struggle against the invading Clans.

BattleTech Technical Readout: 3058 provides illustrations, descriptions and game statistics for these classic units and for new Inner Sphere and Clan BattleMechs, including modular BattleMech designs featured in full color. Technical Readout: 3058 also offers a host of tanks, hovercraft, and other armored vehicles upgraded with the latest weapons and equipment.

Table of Contents[edit]

Remarks on content[edit]

  • The title comprises descriptions of 90 units in total, all from Clan Invasion era, all presented units or variants of already introduced units were previously unpublished. It contains:
  • The Index/Appendix-section is not listed in Table of Contents.
  • The 8 Inner Sphere OmniMechs (p. 80-95) are presented with color plates.
  • The in-character description of the title's contents is given by Demi-Precentor V-sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar (25 January, 3058).


  • TRO:3058 tied for best game accessory at Origins in 1996.[1]
  • Trademarked as BattleTech Technical Readout: 3058.
  • There were at least three printings.[2]


  1. Origins Awards Winners 1995 - 21st Annual Ceremony
  2. Credits page of Corrected 3rd Printing.