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Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade

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Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade
Product information
Type Technical readout
Development Randall N. Bills
Primary writing Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Warner Doles
Chris Hartford
Kevin Killiany
Nick Marsala
David L. McCulloch
Ben Rome
Paul Sjardijn
Christoffer Trossen
Andreas Zuber
Mike Nelson
Heiko Oertel
Pages 232
Cover artwork Doug Chaffee
Illustrations Earl Geier
Chris Lewis
Duane Loose
John Paul Lona
Publication information
Publisher FanPro
Product code 35015/35125
First published 12 June, 2006
ISBN-10 1932564349
ISBN-13 978-1932564341
MSRP 29.99 US $
Content
Era Jihad era
Timeline 3070
Series Technical Readouts
Preceded by Technical Readout: 3058

DescriptionEdit

The Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade (TRO:3058 Upgrade) was released in 2006 and is part of a wider attempt to summarize and consolidate unit designs originating from the earliest TRO-releases. Unlike other TRO's from Upgrade-series it containes no new artwork for designs presented. It is the second TRO:3058 (after original TRO:3058 (1995) and being the only one, not following an earlier Revised-release). It was the second book as well in the Upgrade series (with TRO:3055 Upgrade (2005) publicised the year before and TRO:3050 Upgrade (2007) following).

TRO:3058 Upgrade purports to be 3070 review from Wolfnet on the original TRO:3058. It was the first TRO containing detailed info on Battle Armor units, summarizing relevant descriptions from various other other sources (notably the Field Manual-series of books). As with other TRO Upgrade it contains information on notable MechWarriors and crews, as well as new variants of already introduced designs.

From the back coverEdit

In the 3050's, the discoveries of long-buried Star League records led to a plethora of new cutting-edge BattleMech and vehicle designs by the end of that decade, resurrected from the blue prints of design firms centuries old and thought lost to antiquity. Now, ten years later, these designs have moved from novelty to workhorse, as the Inner Sphere once more finds itself at war!

Fully updated to circa 3070, Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade launches these designs into the current time frame, including notable MechWarriors/crews, as well as new variants. Additionally, a Battle Armor section has been included, providing full Classic BattleTech stats, and updating the histories for these twenty venerable designs.

Table of ContentsEdit

INTRODUCTION
BATTLE ARMOR
INNER SPHERE BATTLE ARMOR
Achileus
Gray Death Scout
Infiltrator Mk. I
Kage
Cavalier
Fa Shih
Gray Death Standard
Infiltrator Mk. II
Inner Sphere Standard
Longinus
Purifier Adaptive
Raiden
Sloth
Fenrir
Kanazuchi
CLAN BATTLE ARMOR
Sylph
Clan Elemental
Salamander
Undine
Gnome
COMBAT VEHICLES
Sprint Scout Helicopter
Centipede Scout Car
Warrior H8 Attack Helicopter
Blizzard Hover Transport
Cavalry Attack Helicopter
Kestrel VTOL
Badger Tracked Transport
Galleon Light Tank
Karnov UR Transport
Peregrine Attack VTOL
Yellow Jacket Gunship
Hunter Light Support Tank
Pegasus Scout Hovertank
Plainsman Medium Hovertank
Striker Light Tank
Goblin Infantry Tank
Regulator Hovertank
Bandit Hovercraft
Fulcrum Heavy Hovertank
Maxim Heavy Hover Transport
Vedette Medium Tank
SRM/LRM Carrier
Manticore Heavy Tank
Po Heavy Tank
Tokugawa Heavy Tank
Pilum Heavy Tank
Typhoon Urban Assault Vehicle
Brutus Assault Tank
Zhukov Heavy Tank
Partisan Air Defense Tank
Challenger X MBT
Ontos Heavy Tank
INNER SPHERE 'MECHS
Raptor
Falcon Hawk
Owens
Strider
Firestarter
Blackjack
Chameleon
Enfield
Bushwacker
Lineholder
Black Hawk-KU
Merlin
Avatar
Dragon Fire
Maelstrom
O-Bakemono
Longbow
Sunder
Devastator
CLAN 'MECHS
Piranha
Fire Falcon
Hankyu
Battle Cobra
Grendel
Shadow Cat
Hunchback IIC
Nobori-nin
Black Lanner
Thresher
Cauldron-Born
Crossbow
Grizzly
Night Gyr
Kingfisher
Supernova
Turkina
Kodiak
STAR LEAGUE
Maultier Hover APC
Padilla Heavy Artillery Tank
Alacorn Mk VI Heavy Tank
Night Hawk
Spector
Talon
Starslayer
Lynx
Cestus
Excalibur
Shootist
Spartan
Striker
Emperor
Nightstar
Pillager
Thunder Hawk

Remarks on contentEdit

  • The title comprises descriptions of 107 units in total, from FedCom Civil War as well as Star League era, all had been previously published. It contains:
  • All artwork presented in TRO:3055 Upgrade had been publicised in other sources (e.g. various books of Field Manual series) before.
  • The title comes with various in-character introductions, these are

NotesEdit

  • Historical: Brush Wars, published the same year as TRO: 3058 Upgrade, shares the same production code (35015). The 2011 second corrected printing of Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade (as published by CGL) changed the cover and the production code (to 35125).

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