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Production information
Manufacturer Kindraa Sainze Primary Production Facility
Production Year 2829[1]
Model Standard
Class Light
Introduced 2829[2]
Cost 3,900,065 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mech type Clan BattleMech
Mass 30 tons
Chassis Process 12 Endo Steel
Armor Compound FM3 Ferro-Fibrous
Engine Firebox 120 XL
Communications System JNE Integrated
Targeting Tracking System Mark 4 TTS
Heat Sinks 10 Double heat sinks
Speed 65 km/h
Jump Jets 120
BV (1.0) 1,279[3]
BV (2.0) 1,209[4][5]
This article is about the BattleMech. For the Black Knight Legion's Tactical Officer, see Mandrill (Person).


The Mandrill was the first of the totem 'Mechs created. Engineered to resemble a mandrill, the Mandrill is clearly a Clan Fire Mandrill design. It was the last gasp of a united Mandrill Clan before it became hopelessly fragmented into its various Kindraa. Hoping to recapture some of that spirit, Khan Amanda Carrol ordered Kindraa Sainze to produce new Mandrills in 3058, the first in over a century, which was originally a Kindraa Payne design. She also ordered the Kindraa to trade the 'Mech to other Kindraa so that the totem 'Mech is present in each.[5]

The 'Mech can provide withering fire support for light Stars that is on par with that of some much heavier 'Mechs. Though it is slow, its Type C Medium Lifters give it some measure of maneuverability. Ten double heat sinks ensure that the Mandrill rarely overheats and it is protected by five tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor.[5]

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

Over a third of the Mandrill's tonnage is devoted to a pair of Type 20 "Great Bow" LRM-20 Launchers and their attendant ammunition, which is limited, but usually enough for duels. The head-mounted Series 1 ER Small Laser is something of an afterthought, though it does allow Mandrills to keep fighting after they run out of ammo, as happened on Atreus against Clan Smoke Jaguar during that Clan's collapse in the face of the reborn Star League's assaults.[5]


There are no known variants of the Mandrill.



  1. MUL online date for the Mandrill
  2. MUL online date for the Mandrill
  3. Combat Operations, p. 112
  4. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 206
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 140-141, "Mandrill 'Mech Profile"