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Skoda (truck)

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Škoda "Growler" Utility Truck
Production information
Manufacturer Unspecified
Production Year 2388[1]
Use Roles Used For
  • Civilian Transport
  • Offroad Recreational Vehicle
Tech Base Inner Sphere[2][3]
Chassis Type (Size) Wheeled (Small)[2][3]
Equipment Rating D/C-E-D/D[3]
Cost  ???
Introduced 2388
Technical specifications
Mass 1,000 kg[2][3]
Speed 6[2][3]
Top Speed 9[2][3]
Power Plant ICE[2][3]
Fuel (Type/Range) 1,000 km (Petrochemical)[2][3]
Armament None[2][3]
Heat Sinks None[2][3]
Armor BAR 2[2][3]
Crew 4[3]
BV (1.0)  ???
BV (2.0)  ???


The Škoda Service Utility Truck is a small civilian vehicle, also known as the "Growler". The vehicle utilized for recreational and commercial businesses.[2][3]

Equipment and CapabilitiesEdit

The Skoda has a ICE motor, with respectable range of a 1000 km, with a maximum speed is 90 k/mph. The vehicle is equipped with a manipulator arm which allows the vehicle to handle small cargo or help with light salvage. The vehicle's built on a Ultra-light chassis capaible of transferring offroad and is Amphibious. The truck also has 64 kgs of BAR 2 grade commerical armor, which offers light protection from collisions or other hazards civilian vehicles face.[2][3]

The vehicle features the following design features, it is Armored has a Off-Road and tractor chassis, control modifications, three crew seats, five handheld searchlights and a single Manipulator Arm mounted in the front.[2][3]


The Vehicle has a cargo capacity of 104 kg with an access door on the right side of the vehicle.[2][3]


  • It is unclear what the Skuda/Growler looks like. In the associated image for the "Growler/Burro Trucks" (in Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised), two identical trucks (from differing angles) are depicted, though unidentified as either of the three profiled support vehicles. However, since Skoda/Growler and a other vehicle both weight in at a mass 1 and a large vehicle is 2.5 tons, the Burro II (massing 50 tons) is the most likely one depicted.
  • The Skoda/Growler was originally published simply known as the Growler. The Revised edition of the TRO:VA would change it's name as Skoda "Growler" Service Utility Truck. Its not specified if the Skoda is the vehicle actual name or a company brand, since there no text relating to the vehicle directly in name.


  1. MUL online date for the Skoda (truck)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 22, "Growler"
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 24, "Skuda "Growler" Service Utility Trucks"