This article is about the OmniFighter design. For the 'Mech design, see Vandal (OmniMech).
Production information
Manufacturer Various
Production Year 2941[1]
Model Prime
Class Light OmniFighter
Tech Base Clan
Technical specifications
Mass 30 tons
Structural Integrity 14
Frame Pattern 67
Power Plant 360 XL engine
Armor Tokasha Foundry Series 9 Ferro-aluminum
Fuel 240

Prime Configuration

Communications System SL Interlink 5
Tracking & Targeting System Gatekeeper Model 5 with Beagle active probe
Heat Sinks 10 double heat sinks
BV (1.0) 564[2][3][4]
BV (2.0) 525[5][6]


The most maneuverable OmniFighter in service with the Clans, the Vandal is also the least versatile. Rare in front line service outside of Freebirth and tainted pilots, all the Clans maintain a few Vandals for high-speed reconnaissance missions. The current conflict with the states of the Inner Sphere has also led to the use of a number of Vandals for high-speed strikes.[3][7][8]

The reason for the design's disdain is the relatively tiny three tons of available pod space. The use of an XL engine and Tokasha Foundry Series 9 ferro-aluminum armor devote weight to speed, limiting its offensive combat ability.[3][7][8]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary Vandal configuration is a high-speed reconnaissance vehicle, carrying a Beagle active probe with a pair of ER small lasers to give the pilot something to defend themselves with. The primary Vandal also carries an extra ton of fuel, which gives it the best endurance of any of the configurations.[3][7][8]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration A 
    The A configuration carries a medium pulse laser in the nose, supported by an ER small laser on a pylon above each wing. The Vandal A is most often used to deliver a massive bomb load onto a target, approaching its target at supersonic speeds and at treetop height, delivering its payload before the defenders have time to react. BV (1.0) = 875[2][9], BV (2.0)= 837[5][10][3]
  • Alternate Configuration B 
    The B configuration mounts six ER small lasers, with two mounted in each wing and another pair directly below the cockpit. Because of the efficiency of its weapons, this version is most used for high-speed strafing. BV (1.0) = 916[2][3][11], BV (2.0) = 878[5][12]
  • Alternate Configuration C 
    The Vandal C is armed with three ER medium lasers mounted in the nose, making it usable in both ground-support and air superiority missions despite the limitations of its fuel reserve. BV (1.0) = 1,350[2][3][13], BV (2.0)= 1,312[5][14]
  • Alternate Configuration D 
    A recent variation based on the C configuration, the Vandal D switches from extended-range lasers to the newer heavy lasers, mounting a trio of heavy medium lasers in the nose. BV (1.0) = 1,025[3], BV (2.0)= 1,010[5][15]



  1. MUL online date for the Vandal
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Combat Operaions, p. 109
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, pp. 178-179, "Vandal OmniFighter Profile and BV listing"
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 50
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Master Unit List: Battle Values, p. 190
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 302
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Technical Readout: 3055, pp. 144-145, "Vandal Fighter Profile"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, pp. 130-131, "Vandal OmniFighter Profile"
  9. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 51
  10. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 303
  11. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 52
  12. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 304
  13. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 52
  14. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 305
  15. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 306
  16. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 307