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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
Mech type Clan BattleMech
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


In German products the unit's proper Clan name was perfectly translated to Heuler. The unit's proper Inner Sphere name was also perfectly translated to Pavian.



  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.