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Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade

Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall N. Bills
Primary writing Herb A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Chris Hartford
Ken Horner
Kevin Killany
Nick Marsala
David McCulloch
Ben Rome
Jason Schmetzer
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 248
Cover artwork Doug Chaffee
Illustrations Brent Evans
Chris Lewis
Jim Nelson
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35122
First published May 2007
ISBN-10 0979204763
Era Star League era
Clan Invasion era
Civil War era
Jihad era


Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade is the third book in the Upgrade series of Technical Readouts, the third related to 3050, and the first released since Total Warfare and TechManual introduced new equipment. Like its predecessor Technical Readout: 3050 Revised, it excludes the Unseen, which got their update in Technical Readout: Project Phoenix. The ambitious book covers all 'Mechs from 3050 Revised, including the Star League 'Mechs, combat vehicles, and aerospace fighters that were added from Technical Readout: 2750. As with the other Upgrades, information is provided on famous pilots and historical references are updated to 3071. Unlike its predecessors, TRO: 3050 Upgrade contains design variants that make use of 3069-era technology. The 'Mechs were also split up into "Inner Sphere", "Clan", and "Star League" sections, with the latter also containing the Star League-era vehicles and fighters.

From the back coverEdit

General Aleksandr Kerensky and three-quarters of the Star League Defense Force departed human-occupied space more than two hundred and fifty years ago, only to return in 3050 as the Clans: a society dedicated to the highest warrior ideals and bent on conquering the Inner Sphere. With their superior technology and OmniMechs, they almost proved unstoppable, before their defeat at Tukayyid and its fifteen year truce. The year is 3070, and while the Truce of Tukayyid has expired, the Jihad rages. The Inner Sphere 'Mechs hastily upgraded with field modifications to counter the Clans are proving their worth, as notable pilots rise to become heroes and new, more time tested variants—sporting weapons right out of R&D labs—make their presence felt, while the Clan OmniMechs continue to prove they are still the cutting edge of military technology.

Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrades fully updates this venerable product, fleshing out the history of each design, including notable MechWarriors/pilots, as well as providing fresh illustrations. Additionally, all the 'Mechs, vehicles and aerospace fighters originally found in the now out-of-print Technical Readout: 2750 are included.


  • Introduction
Adept XXI-sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar (8 February, 3052)
Major-General Margaret Tulliver, Deputy Director, Wolfnet (22 March, 3058)
Major-General Margaret Tulliver, Deputy Director, Wolfnet (31 December, 3071)


  • Due to the new rules differentiating what is and is not tournament-legal, some designs in this book are no longer legal and are not given a Battle Value.