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Howler (Baboon)

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Howler (Baboon)
Production information
Manufacturer Novy Minsky Armaments Plant
Production Year 2871[1]
Model Baboon
Class Light
Cost 1,826,240 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 20 tons
Chassis Type-A Endo Steel
Armor Type 2 Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Engine 140 Standard
Communications System Unknown
Targeting Tracking System Unknown
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 119 km/h
BV (1.0) 587
BV (2.0) 645[2]


The Howler was first observed among Clan Jade Falcon second-line units, though it has since been proven to be much more widespread. The BattleMech the Inner Sphere dubbed the Baboon is moderately fast for a 'Mech its size, topping out at 119 km/h. Its armament is at least partially enabled by the use of an Endo Steel structure and three tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor.

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

The Howler is a potent missile boat for its size. Meant to provide fire support to light garrison Stars, the 'Mech carries three LRM-5 launchers and three tons of ammunition.


  • Howler
    The Howler was redesigned by Clan Steel Viper scientists to improve their light, second-line units. A smaller, Extralight Engine provides the space for four ATM 3s along with two tons of ammunition. Though the 'Mech's running speed is reduced, it uses MASC to accelerate to 130 km/h in short bursts. BV (1.0) = 634, BV (2.0) = 757[2]

Design QuirksEdit



  1. MUL online date for Howler (Baboon)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Master Unit List: Battle Values, p. 66
  3. 1993 Update Flyer, p. 7
  4. BattleMech Manual, p. 90 Battlemech Quirk Table - Howler Entry.