Tufana Hovercraft
Production information
Manufacturer Ronin Incorporated[1]
Production Year 3079[2]
Mission Fire Support Spotter
Artillery Spotter
Type Hover
Cost 4,233,000 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Mass 35[1]
Armor Valiant Chainmail Ferro-Fibrous[1]
Engine Pitban 210 XL[1]
Speed 184[1] km/h
Communications System Garret T21-C[1]
Targeting Tracking System Wasat Watchdog W105 w/A-Trac[1]
Heat Sinks 10[1]

1x MML-7[1]
1x NARC[1]
1x TAG[1]

BV (2.0) 583[1][2]


The Tufana hovercraft was built initially for the Principality of Regulus' armed forces just after the Jihad. The vehicle was conceived to be used as a spotter for fire support elements of a unit. Due to its qualities, Regulans initially screen potential crewmembers to make sure team oriented personnel would be assigned to the Tufana, ensuring the vehicle's team doctrine was followed.[1]

The vehicle uses its TAG and Narc Missile Beacon to aid its lance-mates in use of artillery and Semi-Guided LRMs. It is protected by 4.5 tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor, however it is the vehicle's speed that provides for most protection from enemy fire.[1]

Sales of the Tufana would expand to include former Free Worlds League, Capellan Confederation, and Magistracy of Canopus states.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Tufana's main offensive weapon is its turreted mounted 7-tubed multi-missile launcher. The launcher was given 4 tons of ammunition in order to give its crews various ammunition types to choose from. Also found in the turret are the TAG designator and NARC Missile Launcher. The NARC beacon has been given 2 tons of ammunition.[1]



  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 20-21, "Tufana Hovercraft"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online date for the Tufana
  3. 3.0 3.1 MUL online data for the Tufana Hovercraft (iNarc) variant
  4. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 21