BattleTech Vehicle Technical Readout

Type/Model: Engineering Vehicle (Human Sphere)
Tech: Inner Sphere / 2000
Config: Tracked Vehicle
Rules: Level 1, Standard design
Mass: 40 tons
Power Plant: 240 WorkHorse w. PowerChain I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Armor Type: Basic Metal Plate Standard
Manufacturer:    Various
   Location:    (Unknown)
Communications System:    Various
Targeting & Tracking System: None


         Engineers and engineering equipment are an important part of any army. It is the engineers who construct the buildings, runways, and other mundane items that allow a military unit to function effectively.
         Engineering Vehicles are also an important combat asset. They can dig trenches, remove obstructions from a road, and make bridges for vehicles to cross. These vehicles can sometimes tip the balance of victory toward the side that has them.


         Most Engineering Vehicles have several similar characteristics, the first of which is an oversized engine. This gives the vehicle extra horsepower to move heavy objects such as trees or other vehicles. A special overdrive system ensures that the engine will not burn itself out.
         Many Engineering Vehicles are equipped with several digging mechanisms for making slit trenches or foundations for buildings. The most popular variety has a double-scoop shovel, which allows the engineer to control each scoop separately. These shovels are often mounted on a small turret so that the engineers can dig without having to move the vehicle.
         Bulldozer blades are another item common to Engineering Vehicles. Using its bulldozer and its trencher, an engineering vehicle can prepare a dug-in position for a 'Mech or heavy vehicle within 15 minutes.
         Other popular pieces of equipment for Engineering Vehicles are heavy cutters or trenchers. Cutters are used to cut down trees or other vertical obstacles. Though these cutters are not particularly accurate, a skilled operator can make remarkable use of them. Trenchers, which are for digging, can normally cut a two-meter by one-meter trench at a rate of three meters per minute. Trenchers and cutters are normally mounted on the back of an Engineering Vehicle to keep them from blocking other equipment such as shovels or dozer blades. Some vehicles even mount an AC/20 as a quick means of destroying obstacles.


         Every civilized world has some form of engineering vehicle working on their roads, buildings, and doing other jobs that need to be done. An everyday sight, most people don't notice them unless they are interrupting the standard traffic pattern.

Type/Model: Engineering Vehicle (Human Sphere)
Mass: 40 tons
Equipment:   Items Mass
Internal Structure: 16 pts Standard 0 4.00
Engine: 240 I.C.E. 0 23.00
   Cruise MP: 6    
   Flank MP: 9    
Heat Sinks: 0 Single 0 .00
Cockpit & Controls: 0 2.00
Crew: 3 Members 0 .00
Armor Factor: 32 pts Standard 0 2.00

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Front: 4 8
  Left / Right Sides: 4 8/8
  Rear: 4 8

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Items Mass
Engineering Equipment Body 0   1 9.00
TOTALS:   0   1 40.00
Items & Tons Left:       12 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 336,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 42
Cost per BV: 8,000.0
Weapon Value: 0 / 0 (Ratio = .00 / .00)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 0; MRDmg = 0; LRDmg = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 6T,   Armor/Structure: 0 / 2
    Damage PB/M/L: -/-/-,   Overheat: 0
    Class: GM,   Point Value: 0

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