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Arcturan Arms

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The factories on Arcturus and Halfway produce the Büffel VIII in the modern era. Also, the Arcturus facility could refit 'Mechs and fighters, but it is only listed as producing the Crossbow.
During the [[Age of War]], the company produced a number of notable vehicles including the Marsden I MBT<ref>''Era Digest: Age of War'', p. 23, "Marsden I Main Battle Tank"</ref> in [[2396]], the Büffel VII<ref>''Technical Readout: 3075'', p. 276, "Büffel Engineering Support Vehicle"</ref> in [[2407]], the Marsden II MBT<ref>''Technical Readout: 3075'', p. 274, "Marsden II Main Battle Tank"</ref> in [[2463]] and the ''Crossbow'', the second home-grown Lyran produced [[BattleMech]], in [[2468]]. Despite these achievements, the company's fortunes suffered when the Lyran Commonwealth shifted its capital from Arcturus to [[Tharkad]], forcing it to shut down its factory in [[2490]] after producing only a few hundred ''Crossbows''. [[MacEnroe Motors]] bought out the financially troubled company in [[2541]], which shut down ''Crossbow'' production in [[2550]].<ref name=TRO278>''Technical Readout: 3075'', p. 278</ref>
During the [[Jihad]] Arcturan Arms expanded its refit facility to produce [[RetroTech]] 'Mechs for the [[LCAF]]. Production on these lines had shut down by [[3079]],<ref name=orla4>''Objectives: Lyran Alliance'' p. 4</ref> but the money from those lines, however, was able to launch new Marsden II production facilities on [[Buena]]<ref name=orla6>''Objectives: Lyran Alliance'', p. 6</ref> and [[Halfway]].<ref name=orla14>''Objectives: Lyran Alliance'', p. 14</ref> The increased capital also allowed Arcturan Arms to begin production of some other, more advanced BattleMechs and Aerospace Fighters.<ref name=orla23>''Objectives: Lyran Alliance'', p. 23</ref> In September [[3081]] Arcturan Arms told the [[Interstellar News Network]] that their refit facilities would be producing considerable numbers of the primitive ''[[Archer]]'', ''[[Commando]]'' and ''[[Dervish]]'' for some decades yet, which the RetroTech 'Mechs seen as being ideal for organizations such as militia forces.<ref name="J:FRp33">''Jihad Final Reckoning'', p. 33, "The Retro Wave"</ref>
==Manufacturing==
|-
| colspan="2" align="center " | <u>Mechs</u>
|-
| ''[[Stinger]]''<ref name=orla23/>
| [[Light BattleMech]]
|-
| ''[[Valkyrie]]''<ref name=orla23/>
| Light BattleMech
|-
| ''[[Commando]]''<ref name=orla4/>
| ''[[Dervish]]''<ref name=orla4/>
| [[Primitive Technology|Primitive]] [[Medium BattleMech]]
|-
| ''[[Beowulf (BattleMech)|Beowulf]]''<ref name=orla23/>
| Medium BattleMech
|-
| ''[[Blitzkrieg]]''<ref name=orla23/>
| Medium BattleMech
|-
| [[Crossbow (BattleMech)|CRS-6B ''Crossbow'']]<ref name=TRO3075-278/>
| ''[[Archer]]''<ref name=orla4/>
| [[Primitive Technology|Primitive]] Heavy BattleMech
|-
| ''[[Viking]]''<ref name=orla23/>
| [[Assault BattleMech]]
|-
| colspan="2" align="center " | <u>AeroSpace Fighters</u>
|-
| ''[[Hellcat II]]''
| [[Medium AeroSpace Fighter]]<ref name=orla23/>
|-
| colspan="2" align="center " | <u>Vehicles</u>
|-
| [[Büffel VII]]<ref name=TRO3075-276/>
| [[Support Vehicles]]
|-
| [[Büffel VII|Büffel VIII]]<ref name=TRO3075-276/>
| [[Support Vehicles]]
|-
| [[Marsden II]] MBT<ref name=orla14/>
| [[Tracked Vehicles]]
|-
| [[Büffel VII|Büffel VIII]]<ref name=TRO3075-276/>
| [[Support Vehicles]]
|}
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