Grenade Launcher (Battle Armor)

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Grenade Launcher
Production information
Type Ballistic
Tech Base IS
Year Availability 3050 FC
Technology Rating C
Availability Ratings X/X/D
Technical specifications
Damage 1 + 1D6/2 vs. Infantry[1]
Minimum Range 0
Short Range 1
Medium Range 2
Long Range 3
Mass 100 kg
Critical Slots 1
Mass Per Reload .25kg (20)
Cost (unloaded) 3,000
BV (2.0) 2[2]


A Grenade Launcher is an uncommon weapon used by battle armor. Automatically firing a string of grenades over greater distances with more accuracy than typical hand-thrown grenades, this weapon is devastating against swarms of infantry but unreliable against armored targets. The Inner Sphere armed their first native battle armor design, the Infiltrator Mk. I, with a grenade launcher but it proved unsatisfactory as a primary weapon. It was eventually redesigned into an infantry support weapon, the Heavy Grenade Launcher.[3][4]


  1. Total Warfare p. 217 "Burst Fire Weapons Versus Infantry Table
  2. TechManual, p. 317
  3. TechManual, p. 256
  4. LosTech: The Mechwarrior Equipment Guide, p. 40