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Highlighted Pintle Mount fitted on a Pintel Heavy Combat ATV


Pintle Mount is a powered unarmored small turret that can be mounted on a combat or ground or certain air type support vehicles. This intended to allow infantryman to use heavy man-portable weapons up to a half ton in limited arc of 180 degrees depending on the facing. Due to the limited firing arc, this rarely seen mounted on Combat Vehicles. The Pintle Mount has existed since Pre-spaceflight Era.[1]


Construction Rules

  • Availability - Clan and Inner Sphere and has a Tech Rating of A.[1]
  • Pintle Mounts are only able to be equipped with weapons as heavy as .5 tons or less. They can not be fitted with any armor protection and it's weight must be equal to five percent of the equipment and weapons mounted on it excluding ammunition rounded up per type of vehicle. For small Support Vehicles, the weight is rounded up to to nearest kilogram, while for combat vehicles it rounded up to closest half-ton. It should be noted only the weapons mounted on the Pintle Mount occupies a critical slot, while pintle mount does not.[1]
  • Units Ristrictions: Pintle Mounts are not allowed on Fixed-Wing Support Aircraft, Naval Craft.[1]

Game Rules

  • Firing Arc - The equipment has 180 degree arc that it may aim it's weapon. When Pintle Mounted in the fitted to a front or back of a vehicle, it has same firing arc as a BattleMech’s Front arc, with the same 3 hex facing. Should it be mounted aft, it would also have 3-hex facing, like the front. When mounted on the sides, the Pintle Mount has the same firing arcs Fore- and Aft-Side arcs that a Spheroid shaped DropShip has. It should be remembered that the mount is limited to the side it's been placed.[1]
  • Requirements - The vehicle that Pintle Mount is fitted on must be powered and it's designated gunnery crew must be active. Kill or stunned, they will not be able to act.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 TechManual, pp. 235,344 Pintle Mount - Everything regarding the Pintle Mount, including construction and game rules for using it.