Wasp LAM

Wasp LAM
Wasp LAM
Production information
Manufacturer Harvard Company, Inc.
Production Year 2690[1]
Model WSP-105
Class Light
Cost 3,855,670 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 30 tons
Chassis Harvard 12K
Armor Durallex Light
Engine GM 180
Communications System Rand 1200
Targeting Tracking System Rand LAMTar 100
Heat Sinks 11 single heat sinks
Speed 97.2 ground km/h, 1620 overthrust km/h
Jump Jets GM ATO 100


Designed right after the Stinger LAM proved the Land-Air 'Mech concept, the aerodynamic Wasp chassis also seemed to promise a successful conversion. However, weapon accuracy was severely hampered on initial prototypes and only after the Harvard Company hired Katherine Piscalla was a successful Wasp LAM actually produced.[2]

The Wasp LAM is able to convert from BattleMech to aerospace fighter faster than any other Land-Air 'Mech[2], and also mounts no lostech, save for the conversion equipment. The ease of use and ability to drop bombs from bomb bays made the Wasp LAM especially successful in air-to-ground strikes, no matter where that ground may be. During its first operation, Wasp LAMs were tasked with destroying a nuclear weapons facility orbiting within the Terran Oort Cloud in 2690. Generations of SLDF ground soldiers loved the Wasp LAM so much, they bestowed upon it the moniker "angels on our shoulders".[3]

The Capellan Confederation has several Wasp LAM variants that are original prototypes, built before the first successful prototype designed by Dr. Piscalla. All variants not only have difficulty converting, but are also prone to glitches with their targeting and tracking systems.[4]

The Wasp LAM was a highly sought-after prize, and a jealously guarded commodity when most of the Wasp LAM production facilities were destroyed shortly after the start of the First Succession War.[2] By the thirty-first century, the Wasp LAM was an exceedingly rare sight within the Inner Sphere.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Wasp LAM is similar to the Stinger LAM, maintaining the same ground and air speed. The only real difference is in the armament - the Wasp LAM is armed with a Martell medium laser and a Holly SRM-2.[2]


  • WSP-100 Wasp LAM Mk I 
    This variant, used by the SLDF, has an LTV 150 engine, slightly lower maximum ground speed at 84 km/h, a 120 meter jump capability, and replaces the SRM-2 with a rear-facing One-Shot version. In exchange the WSP-100 was equipped with a five ton bomb bay, which allowed the WSP-100 to carry Arrow IV missiles and conventional bombs without losing any speed.[4] BV (2.0) = 489
  • WSP-100A 
    This version of the Wasp LAM replaces the bomb bay with an LRM-10 launcher and an extra jump jet. This variant was later used as the inspiration for the Valkyrie.[4] BV (2.0) = ????[6]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Wasp - The Wasp LAM modified the chassis of the very successful Wasp light BattleMech.

Notable Pilots[edit]

See Category:Notable Wasp LAM Pilots



  • Author Blaine Lee Pardoe stated in a blog entry that, according to his memory which he admitted could be wrong, the Wasp LAM was among the BattleMechs for which he wrote the original background as initially published in TRO:3025, after being given only its name, image, and game stats to work with for the TRO entry.


  1. MUL online
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Technical Readout: 3025, p. 128, "Wasp LAM"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 292-296
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 296
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — The Cutting Edge, p. 341
  6. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — The Cutting Edge, p. 340
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — The Cutting Edge, p. 343
  8. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — The Cutting Edge, p. 344