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Goshawk II

Goshawk II
Goshawk II
Production information
Manufacturer Industrial Complex Alpha[1]
Production Year 3086[2]
Model Standard
Class Medium
Cost 9,640,470 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 45 tons
Chassis GS-2E[1]
Armor Raven Comp A[1]
Engine Extralight 315 Fusion[1]
Communications System SR Com 6 w/ECM[1]
Targeting Tracking System Type 13e w/Targeting Computer[1]
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks[1]
Speed 118[1] km/h
Jump Jets SR Starlifter 45[1]

1x ER Large Laser[1]
2x Small Pulse Lasers[1]
6x Micro Pulse Lasers[1]

BV (2.0) 1,849[1][2][3]


The Goshawk II is a Medium BattleMech built by Clan Snow Raven in the mid-3080s. Based on the heavier Vapor Eagle (also known as the Goshawk), it is produced on the Inner Sphere world of Dante. The Goshawk II was designed as a second-line BattleMech for use exclusively by the Ravens.[1]

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

The Goshawk II's only long range weapon is its Series 6b Extended Range Large Laser mounted in the right arm. The bulk of its weaponry is intended for close combat, where it employs a pair of Small Pulse Lasers and a sextuplet of Micro Pulse Lasers. The weaponry is guided by a Targeting Computer, allowing the 'Mech to snipe at significant range. The heat level generated by the 'Mech is kept within limits by 20 double heat sinks.[1]

The Goshawk has been designed to deal with new threats from the Inner Sphere's improved electronics. The 'Mech has been fitted with an ECM Suite to help cut down an opponent's advantages. The 'Mech is protected by nine tons of Raven Comp A Standard Armor.[1]


  • Goshawk II
    This Goshawk II variant developed in 3086[4], intended for anti-infantry work, replaces the lasers mounted in the left arm and torso with two ER Flamers. BV (2.0) = 1,767[5][4]
  • Goshawk II
    This variant of the Goshawk II is intended for use in space developed also in 3086[6]. The design has its Micro Pulse Lasers and ECM Suite removed and its Small Pulse Lasers upgraded to Medium Pulse Lasers. The cockpit armor protection is enhanced for better protection in space[1]. BV (2.0) = 2,115[7][6]
  • Goshawk II
    This Dark Age variant is produced by Clan Sea Fox. It carries an XXL Engine and more weaponry, but is unpopular with pilots due to heat issues.[8]

Related DesignsEdit

Design QuirksEdit

The Goshawk II RISC variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[10]

BattleMech GalleryEdit


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Technical Readout: 3085, pp. 152-153, "Goshawk II"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online entry for the Goshawk II
  3. Record Sheets: 3085 Print Edition, p. 55
  4. 4.0 4.1 MUL online entry for the Ghoshwk II 2 variant
  5. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 217
  6. 6.0 6.1 MUL online entry for the Ghoshwk II 3 variant
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 218
  8. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 223, "New Tech, New Upgrades - BattleMechs"
  9. 9.0 9.1 MUL online entry for the Ghoshwk II (RISC) variant
  10. 10.0 10.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, pp. 6, 25, "Goshawk II RISC"