Technical Readout: 3060

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Technical Readout: 3060
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall Bills
Bryan Nystul
Primary writing Herbert Beas
Randall Bills
Hugh Browne
Loren Coleman
Dan Grendell
Chris Hartford
Christopher Hussey
Patrick Kirkland
Bryan Nystul
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 208 (FASA),
202 (Catalyst)
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee (original)
Alex Iglesias (CGL reprint)
Illustrations Kevin Long
Matthew Plog
Brian Snoddy
Franz Vohwinkel
Publication information
Publisher FASA, CGL
Product code 8622 (FASA),
35126 (Catalyst)
First published 1998 (FASA),
2009 (Catalyst)
ISBN-10 1555603483
Era Clan Invasion era
Series Technical Readouts


The Technical Readout: 3060 (TRO:3060) is set immediately after Task Force Serpent's annihilation of Clan Smoke Jaguar. The title, purporting to be a ComStar study, presents the latest vehicles and 'Mechs of the Clan Invasion era. Furthermore it introduces a new combat asset, the ProtoMech.

The book was reprinted in 2009 under the Catalyst Game Labs emblem, with new cover art. Unlike the other FASA-era Technical Readouts, TRO:3060 did not receive the Catalyst Upgrade treatment, however. Other than the new cover art, the record sheets and BattleForce 2 statistics were removed, the Battle Values listed were changed to the BV 2.0 system found in the TechManual, and all errata to date were applied. Accompanying the re-release was a new, PDF-only PDF Record Sheet book, which included new variants developed during the Jihad (not detailed in TRO:3060 itself).

From the back cover[edit]

The Great Houses of the Inner Sphere have created a new Star League to end the Clan threat, launching an all-out attack against the most powerful Clan, Smoke Jaguar. During this campaign, the Inner Sphere was assaulted by a new and deadly creation: the ProtoMech. Swift and deadly, these half-size 'Mechs proved agile and difficult to destroy. Now, other Clans will quickly field this potent new weapon against the Inner Sphere, hoping to once more tip the balance of power in their favor.

BattleTech Technical Readout: 3060 provides descriptions, game statistics and complete rules for using the Clans' newest weapon in your BattleTech game: the ProtoMech. Additionally, new Inner Sphere and Clan BattleMechs and OmniMechs are included, as well as Clan vehicles.

Table of Contents[edit]

Remarks on content[edit]

  • The title comprises descriptions of 98 units in total, all from Clan Invasion era, most presented units or variants of already introduced units were previously unpublished. It contains:
  • Some content is not listed in the Table of Content:
    • a section with background information and rules for the new ProtoMech units with subsections
      • History of the ProtoMech
      • ProtoMech Rules
      • Construction
    • 2 pages of ProtoMech Record Sheets (5 units per sheet)
    • Index
  • The title comes with various in-character introductions, these are
    • Demi-Precentor VII-Sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar (1 November, 3060) on Inner Sphere designs,
    • Precentor I-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (7 December, 3060) on Clan designs,
    • Precentor VIII-Lambda/Omega Igarashi Miya, ComStar (18 October, 3060) on Inner Sphere vehicle designs
    • Adept XVI-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (25 November, 3060) on Clan vehicle designs,
    • Adept XII-Omega Frances Pryce, ComStar (20 October, 3060) on Inner Sphere 'Mech designs,
    • Precentor I-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (17 November, 3060) on Clan 'Mech designs and
    • Adept XVI-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (27 November, 3060) on Clan ProtoMech designs.
  • The title contains some small errata, one of which is a wrong rank for the in-character author Jared Pascal in Clan 'Mech section, who was presumably promoted from Adept to Precentor only after contributing to the study.


  • FASA edition trademarked as BattleTech Technical Readout: 3060 on back cover, as BattleTech: Technical Readout 3060 in indicia. The error in the indicia trademark was corrected in the Catalyst reprint.
  • FASA edition had five printings.
  • Catalyst's reprint was the "Corrected Sixth Printing. First Printing by Catalyst Game Labs."

Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


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Hardware-Handbuch 3060
Product information
Language German
Contribution Hartwig Nieder-Gassel (Translation & Editor & Copy-Editor)
Frank Werschke (Editor & Layout & Copy-Editor)
Florian Schauen, Thomas Römer (Copy-Editors)
DTP Studio Meyer, Düsseldorf (Exposition)
Druckerei Krull, Neuss (Printing)
Pages 208
Publication information
Publisher Fantasy Productions
First published 1999
ISBN-10 3890649424
ISBN-13 978-3890649429
MSRP 45,- DM, 42,- SFr, 330 ÖS

Published by licensee FanPro Hardware Handbuch 3060 is the German edition of Technical Readout: 3060 (TRO:3060). Unlike previous TROs, this edition matches the original edition in all aspects. The last page of Hardware-Handbuch 3060 contains a list of German BattleTech products available at time of publication. The German version is printed as DIN A4, a standard European paper size, which is a little larger then North American Letter.

Spelling and Names[edit]

As with other German products some spelling and abbreviations were regularly adjusted. For instance the planet Gotterdammerung was respelled to Götterdämmerung, the DCMS (Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery) became VSDK (Vereinigte Streitkräfte des Draconis Kombinats) and so on. The practice of translating design names had been ceased in 1997 however.



  1. The entry describes three different utility vehicles, Flatbed Truck, BattleMech Recovery Vehicle and Heavy BattleMech Recovery Vehicle
  2. The entry describes three variants of Heavy APC, Heavy Hover APC, Heavy Tracked APC and Heavy Wheeled APC