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J. Edgar

J. Edgar
Production information
Manufacturer Alphard Trading Corporation
Production Year 2722[1]
Mission Reconnaissance
Type Hovercraft
Cost 729,250 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 25 tons
Armor StarSlab 7 Standard
Engine 145 Leenex Fusion
Speed 183 km/h
Crew 3
Communications System Alphard Original Two
Targeting Tracking System RCA Instatrac Mk. II
BV (1.0) 328
BV (2.0) 544


Designed as a fast, cheap, and effective raider, the J.Edgar was the last military vehicle that Alphard Trading Corporation manufactured before they disappeared during the conflagration of the Succession Wars. Unfortunately, the J.Edgar proved quite ineffective and was soon phased out, until Pinard Protectorates Limited licensed the design and began manufacturing new variants.

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

The vehicle mounts a Medium Laser and a pair of SRM 2s, optimizing it for close range raiding missions. Using its astonishing speed, it closes in and fires a full alpha strike before quickly falling back to evade the enemy's return fire.


  • Flamer 
    This 2793 version replaces the two SRM 2 packs with a pair of Flamers, primarily used as a defoliant. BV (2.0) = 456
  • TAG 
    This 3053 spotter variant mounts a TAG and a Beagle Active Probe, in lieu of the SRMs, for spotting and acquiring targets deep behind enemy lines. Two Medium Lasers are also carried for self defense. The Active Probe allows it to detect powered down or hidden targets within the area. While carrying 1/2 ton less armor in order to fit the electronics, upgrading to Ferro-Fibrous gives it slightly more protection. BV (1.0) = 359 [2] BV (2.0) = 564[3]
  • Internal Combustion Engine 
    During the Succession Wars, many J. Edgars were heavily damaged, so their expensive and rare fusion engines were usually replaced with older and bulkier Internal Combustion Engines. First seen in 2854 this alteration greatly reduced the tank's maximum speed to 129 km/h and required a full ton of armor plating to be removed.
  • Kurita 
    The Kurita 3053 variant drops both SRM 2 packs of the primary variant in order to add two additional Medium Lasers plus one Small Laser to the turret. It also is equipped with a C3 Slave to connect to other C3 units. Like the TAG variant, this carries 6 tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. BV (1.0) = 527 [4] BV (2.0) = 696[5]

Design QuirksEdit

The J. Edgar Fuel Cell variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[6]

Vehicle GalleryEdit


  1. MUL online date for the J. Edgar
  2. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p.8
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 26
  4. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p.7
  5. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 25
  6. 6.0 6.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Succession Wars, Volume 1, p. 10