Production information
Manufacturer Arc-Royal MechWorks
Production Year 3063[1]
Model VR5-R
Class Heavy
Cost 14,440,360 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 65 tons
Chassis AR-6b Endo Steel
Armor Royal-7 Standard with CASE
Engine VOX 325 XL
Communications System K9 Comms System
Targeting Tracking System Type V Bloodhound T&T System
Heat Sinks 13 Double heat sinks
Speed 86.4 km/h
BV (1.0) 1,370[2]
BV (2.0) 1,639[3]


Designed to work with the lightweight Wolfhound BattleMech, the Verfolger (German for "Pursuer") and Wolfhound together are capable of taking out much larger BattleMechs. The Verfolger is built on a lightweight AR-6b Endo Steel chassis and is powered by a VOX 325 XL engine that sacrifices durability for lighter weight and propels the 'Mech to a top speed of 86.4 km/h. The 'Mech uses its saved weight to carry an impressive twelve and a half tons of Royal-7 armor that allows the Verfolger to stand up to fire from most enemy units that it would encounter. It also has CASE in its side torsos to prevent the total destruction of the 'Mech in an ammunition explosion. To protect itself from missile-carrying units, the Verfolger has a SureFire 444 anti-missile system.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Verfolger carries a variety of weapons systems with the capability to engage an enemy at almost any range. For its long range striking capabilities, the design carries a powerful Energizer ER PPC. As an enemy unit closes, it faces increasing volumes of fire as the Verfolger's Mydron LB-X Autocannon/10 comes into play against any enemy units. For close combat, the Verfolger adds its three Defiance B3M medium lasers to its short range arsenal, making the 'Mech a powerful infighter.[4]


  • VR6-C 
    This Verfolger variant removes the LB 10-X autocannon and anti-missile system of the original. In their place are two MML-9 missile launchers. The lasers are upgraded to extended range models. BV (2.0) = 1,584[5]
  • VR6-T 
    This version removes the standard weaponry and replaces it with a Large Pulse Laser, Snub Nose PPC, single ER Medium Laser, and a Medium Pulse Laser. These weapons are all tied into a Targeting Computer to improve accuracy. Mobility is improved by five Jump Jets, and to provide additional protection during landings the legs have received an extra half-ton of armor protection between them. BV (2.0) = 1,811[6]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Verfolger has the following Design Quirks:[7]



  1. MUL online date for the Verfolger
  2. Record Sheets: 3067, p. 169
  3. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 125
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 80
  5. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 126
  6. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 127
  7. BattleMech Manual, p. 95 Design Quirk Table - Verfolger Entry.