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Thunderbolt (in Desert)
Custom Design
Designer master arminas
Production information
Manufacturer Taurus Territorial Industries
Model TDR-5T
Class Heavy
Technical specifications
Mass 65 tons
Chassis Earthwerks TDR Standard
Armor Ryerson 150 Standard Armor
Armor Layout

Head: 9
Center (Rear): 30/11
R/L Torso (Rear) 24/6
R/L Arm: 20
R/L Leg: 29
Engine Magna 260 Fusion Engine
Speed 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets
BV (1.0)
BV (2.0) 1,452[1]


Regional variant of the ancient Thunderbolt Heavy BattleMech, commissioned by the Taurian Concordat

This advanced technology variant of the canon design was created by for his fan story By the Horns. His setting would see return of ancient WarShip and secrets to lost age of the Taurians. The Thunderbolt, a practial commonsense variant by Tauians standards which are produced to bolster the defense of the Concordat's armed forces.

Armament and Equipment[]

The TDR-5T is only marginally change machine from the Inner Sphere standard TDR-5S. The machine remains powered by a VOX 260-Rated Fusion Engine which is given same speed other brethren have.

While the design retains the original's with thirteen tons of standard armor, which gives this now all-range fighter durability.

Much of the standard original Thunderbolt's weaponry, the Taurians would make rearragement of the secondary weapons and ammunition placement. While retaining it's traditional shoulder mounted 15 LRM Launcher, right arm Sunglow Type 2 Large Laser and the 3 shoulder mounted Diverse Optics Type 18 Medium Lasers. However the LRM's 2 tons of ammo is moved to the right torso along with the SRM ammo, while reducing the Machine Gun ammo to half ton in the left arm where the weapons are housed. New additions come in the form of a upgraded SRM launcher, now bolstering a Holly 4-Tubed launcher instead of the two in the center toros. A Small Laser is also mounted in the lower center torso as well.
The upgrades come at the price of a single Heat Sink, which forces the pilot to bracket fire (choose what weapons to fire) to avoid over heating the machine.

Technical Notes[]

Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-E-D-A (BV 1.0) / D/C-E-D-X (BV 2.0) Total Cost: 5,453,823 C-Bills (BV 1.0) 5,510,698 C-Bills (BV 2.0)
Battle Value: 1,352 (BV 1.0 & 2.0)
BattleForce Statistics
MV S (+0) M (+2) L (+4) E (+6) Wt. Ov Armor: 7 Points: 14
4 3 3 1 0 3 1 Structure: 5
Special Abilities: SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


  • This mech variant was created for fan story, By the Horns. The author used Heavy Metal Pro to create this design's stats, so some aspects of this maybe in correct. Battle Value 2.0 stats were inputed into MegaMekLab Battletech unit maker program.