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Technical Readout: 3039

Technical Readout: 3039
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall N. Bills
Mike Miller and Chris Wheeler (Assistant Development)
Primary writing Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Ken Horner
Kevin Killany
Nick Marsala
David McCulloch
Mike Miller
Ben Rome
Jason Schmetzer
Chris Wheeler
Pages 303
Cover artwork Doug Chaffee (Cover Art)
Ray Arrastia (Cover Design)
Interior artwork Shane Hartley and Steve Walker (Classic BattleTech Logo)
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
David R. Deitrick
Dana Knutson
Chris Lewis
Kevin Long
Duane Loose
Mike Nielsen
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35121
First published June 1st, 2009
ISBN-10 1934857025
ISBN-13 978-1934857021
MSRP 29.99$
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline 3025 - 3039
Series Technical Readouts
Preceded by Technical Readout: 3025, Technical Readout: 3025 Revised
Followed by Technical Readout: 3050


Technical Readout: 3039 is the latest book to provide technical data for units before the recovery of LosTech and the technological renaissance that accompanied such events as the recovery of the Gray Death Memory Core and the Clan Invasion. This mammoth tome comes from the perspective of the 3070s looking back on the beginning of the War of 3039 and includes the Unseen BattleMechs, combat vehicles, aerospace fighters, conventional fighters, and Star League BattleMechs downgrades.

From the back coverEdit

In 2781 the Star League was officially abandoned, ending a two hundred year-long Golden Age. In 2785 the Successor Lords launched a series of massive conflicts that would rage for centuries and become known as The Succession Wars. Such endless warfare has taken its toll and by the Fourth Succession War of 3028, the technology employed on the battlefields is a mere shadow of the height of the Star League. However, the discovery of the Helm Memory Core is beginning to unlock such sought-after secrets, with new BattleMechs and experimental technologies starting to make a debut for the first time in centuries.

Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3039 is the perfect "first Technical Readout" companion to the Classic BattleTech Introductory Box Set. Combining the ’Mechs, vehicles and aerospace fighters previously found in Technical Readout: 3025 Revised and Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, this volume features some of the most common units of the Succession Wars. Each machine is illustrated in detail, accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, game stats, along with their most famous pilots.


  • General Size Comparison Chart


TRO: 3039 is essentially the replacement for TRO: 3025/3025 Revised, and TRO: 3026 due to changes made over the decades since these books were printed. The book uses most of the artwork previously used in the retired books it replaces.