Technology Rating

Technology Rating is a code used in the Classic BattleTech game indicating the relative sophistication of a piece of vehicles, 'Mech and other equipment, or of the subsystems found in the same. Its primary function is to determine what systems were available in a particular time period in the BattleTech universe. A similar system was used in the MechWarrior, First Edition roleplaying game. That scale was different, primarily because the Clans had not been developed when that game had been written.[1]

Technology Rating Label Years
A Primitive to Early Twentieth century
B Low-Tech Late Twentieth century
C Common Tech 21st to 22nd Centuries
D High-Tech Age of War and Succession Wars
E Advanced Star League and Post-3050 Inner Sphere
F Hyper-Advanced Clan and Post-3065 Inner Sphere


  1. TechManual, p. 122