Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade

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Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall N. Bills
Primary writing Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Warner Doles
Chris Hartford
Kevin Killiany
Nick Marsala
David L. McCulloch
Ben Rome
Paul Sjardijn
Christoffer Trossen
Andreas Zuber
Mike Nelson
Heiko Oertel
Pages 232
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee
Illustrations Earl Geier
Chris Lewis
Duane Loose
John Paul Lona
Publication information
Publisher FanPro
Product code 35015 (FanPro)
35125 (Catalyst)
First published 2006 (FanPro)
2011 (Catalyst)
ISBN-10 1932564349
ISBN-13 978-1932564341
MSRP $29.99
Era Jihad era
Timeline 3070
Series Technical Readouts
Preceded by Technical Readout: 3058


The Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade (TRO:3058 Upgrade) was released in 2006 and is part of a wider attempt to summarize and consolidate unit designs originating from the earliest TRO-releases. Unlike other TRO's from Upgrade-series it containes no new artwork for designs presented. It is the second TRO:3058 (after original TRO:3058 (1995) and being the only one, not following an earlier Revised-release). It was the second book as well in the Upgrade series (with TRO:3055 Upgrade (2005) publicised the year before and TRO:3050 Upgrade (2007) following).

TRO:3058 Upgrade purports to be 3070 review from Wolfnet on the original TRO:3058. It was the first TRO containing detailed info on battle armor units, summarizing relevant descriptions from various other other sources (notably the Field Manual-series of books). As with other TRO Upgrade it contains information on notable MechWarriors and crews, as well as new variants of already introduced designs.

Catalyst made minor changes to several vehicle entries.

From the back cover[edit]

In the 3050's, the discoveries of long-buried Star League records led to a plethora of new cutting-edge BattleMech and vehicle designs by the end of that decade, resurrected from the blue prints of design firms centuries old and thought lost to antiquity. Now, ten years later, these designs have moved from novelty to workhorse, as the Inner Sphere once more finds itself at war!

Fully updated to circa 3070, Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade launches these designs into the current time frame, including notable MechWarriors/crews, as well as new variants. Additionally, a battle armor section has been included, providing full Classic BattleTech stats, and updating the histories for these twenty venerable designs.

Table of Contents[edit]

Remarks on content[edit]

  • The title comprises descriptions of 107 units in total, from FedCom Civil War as well as Star League era, all had been previously published. It contains:
  • All artwork presented in TRO:3058 Upgrade appeared in the original TRO:3058, save for the battle armor, which first appeared in LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, and new artwork for the Inner Sphere OmniMechs.
  • The title comes with various in-character introductions, these are


  • Historical: Brush Wars, published the same year as TRO: 3058 Upgrade, shares the same production code (35015). The 2011 second corrected printing of Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade (as published by CGL) changed the cover and the production code (to 35125).
  • PDF Version 1.0 is dated April 2006.
  • FanPro edition was trademarked as Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade. Catalyst reprint dropped Classic from the trademark.
  • Catalyst reprint states "Corrected Second Printing, First Printing by Catalyst Game Labs" on credits page.