Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex

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Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex
Product information
Type Technical readout
Development Randall N. Bills
Herb Beas, Mike Miller, Chris Wheeler (Assistant Development)
Primary writing Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Chris Hartford
David L. McCulloch
Ben Rome
Jason Schmetzer
Christoffer Trossen
Andreas Zuber
Pages 224
Cover artwork Doug Chaffee (Art)
Ray Arrastia (Design)
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Publication information
Publisher FanPro
Product code 35022
First published 2006
ISBN-10 193256456X
ISBN-13 978-1932564563
MSRP $29.99 US
Era Jihad era
Timeline 3070
Series Technical Readouts


Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex focuses primarily on civilian models of various vehicles including a handful of 'Mechs. Police and security versions of IndustrialMechs are also prominent. It is written from the perspective of a senior IrTech executive collecting information of potential areas for production expansion.

From the back cover[edit]

MechWarriors receive all the glory; aerospace fighter pilots a close second; vehicles are considered the workhorses of any military; infantry are even given their day in the sun in the minds of the common citizen. But no battle could be waged, nor won, without the mammoth apparatus of support vehicles that feed the war machines of the Great Houses. From cargo trucks to tank airships, airborne MASH to communication satellites, armored transport rails to coastal patrol boats, hauler exoskeletons to LoaderMechs, even hover and wheeled police cruisers or civilian vehicles conscripted into the military: the support vehicle is the true backbone of any military machine.

Built using the construction rules found in Combat Equipment, Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex provides a never-before-seen look at the support vehicles behind the militaries of every faction, as well as a slice of every day life in the BattleTech universe. From tracked land-trains to police cruisers, Luxury VTOLs to Fix-wing passenger planes, satellites, super-heavy naval surface ships, IndustrialMechs and more: the gamut of the BattleTech universe, fully illustrated for the first time.


  • Introduction
Lucy Tsagarides, Chief Operating Officer, Irian Media Interstellar (Charybdis Publishing) to Chris Blocher (1 December, 3070)


  • One of the larger Technical Readouts, Vehicle Annex is quite expansive and introduces the Wing-in-Ground-Effect craft, with the construction rules found in Tech Manual.
  • The majority of the units listed here have not been published in Record Sheets form as of this writing. However, variants have appeared in the source book, Historical: Operation Klondike. Record sheets for these variants have been published in the source book's companion record sheet book, Record Sheets: Operation Klondike.

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