Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised Edition

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Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised Edition
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall N. Bills
Johannes Heidler
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
Johannes Heidler
Chris Wheeler
Pages 231
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee (Art)
Ray Arrastia (Design)
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code E-CAT35022X
First published 2013
MSRP $22.00
Era Dark Age era
Timeline 3084
Series Technical Readouts
Preceded by Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex


Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised builds on the designs introduced in Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex. The book focuses mostly on the civilian market, providing examples of many support vehicles. It also incorporates errata and new fluff text that takes the book up to 3084. An entirely new section "Armed and Dangerous" provides information about armed IndustrialMechs.

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 in TechManual and Tactical Operations, 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 daily life in the BattleTech universe.

Revised! This revised edition has been updated with an overview of the Jihad and Republic era, up to 3084, covering its effects on support vehicle production and various efforts to use them as weapons of war.


  • Introduction
Lucy Tsagarides, Chief Operating Officer, Irian Media Interstellar (Charybdis Publishing) to Chris Blocher (1 December, 3070)
Major John Redler, to General Albrecht Hoft (21 August, 3084)
  • Armed and Dangerous
    • SecurityMechs
    • MilitiaMechs
    • "MODS"
    • Exoskeletons
    • Support Vehicles
    • The Clans


  • The majority of the units listed here have not been published in Record Sheets form as of this writing.
  • In contrast to the original TRO Vehicle Annex, the "Revised" version is only available in PDF format. However, it features several additional units not included in the original book.