Thumper Artillery Piece

Production information
Type Artillery
Tech Base Inner Sphere/Clans[1]
Year Availability Pre-Spaceflight[2]
Technical specifications
Heat 6
Damage 15/5
Minimum Range
Short Range
Medium Range
Long Range 21 Boards
Tons 15
Critical Slots 15
Ammo Per Ton 20
Cost (unloaded) 187,500
Ammo Cost (per ton) 4,500
BV (2.0) Clan = 48[3]
5 (Ammo)[3]

IS = 43[4]
5 (Ammo)[4]


The Thumper Artillery Piece is the smallest conventional artillery piece with an effective range of 10.5 kilometers.[5] While an effective Field Artillery weapon, the Thumper is perhaps best known for its use as the main gun on the SLDF's Thor Artillery Vehicle, as well as the Brooks Incorporated knockoff vehicle, the Thumper. It is later mounted on the Danai Support Vehicle and a variant of the Padilla Tube Artillery Tank, as well as the Cloud Ten Airship Carrier and Schwerer Gustav FrankenMech.


The Thumper Artillery Piece is manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company
Thumper Artillery Piece Bithinia Bithinian Ballistics
Thumper Artillery Tube Hesperus II Defiance Industries
Thumper Artillery Piece ??? Edward Industries


  • In German products, the unit's proper name was translated as Klopfer, which is the German name of the fictional rabbit Thumper in Disney's animated movie Bambi.

See Also[edit]

(References to Thumper Artillery Piece)


  1. Tactical Operations, p. 405: "Heavy Weapons and Equipment Construction Data"
  2. Tactical Operation, p. 405: "Heavy Weapons and Equipment Combat Construction Data - Latest Intro Date (IS/Clan)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tactical Operations, p. 385: "Clan Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tactical Operations, p. 383: "Inner Sphere Weapons and Equipment BV Table"
  5. Tactical Operations, p. 181