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General Details
Name:  Commercial
Type (Category):  Armor (Core)
Technology:  Inner Sphere, Clan
Available To:  IndustrialMechs (IM)
Reference:  TechManual (p. 205)

Description:
The standard commercial armor used today is typically based on simpler steel alloys barely more elaborate than layered sheet metal, and is the cheapest and most common type available to IndustrialMechs. It is significantly lighter than industrial or military armor types like standard and ferro-fibrous, but is also easily penetrated by heavy weapons fire, because it is not meant to take that kind of punishment. At the dawn of the BattleMech era, what we know today as commercial-grade armor was actually common on heavy-duty IndustrialMechs, and provided a basis for later armor types.

Game Rules:
Armor is considered structural and cannot be “deactivated” during combat through engine shutdown or pilot/crew injury.

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type in accordance with the unit’s standard construction rules.
Inner Sphere Data
Prototype Date:  ~2290
Production Date:  ~2300
Extinction Date:  —
Recovery Date:  —

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
B
B-B-A-A
3,000xAT
*
*
x0.5
* See rules for this equipment
AT = Armor Tonnage

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~2290
~2299
Experimental
~2300
Standard

Clan Data
Prototype Date:  ~2290
Production Date:  ~2300
Extinction Date:  —
Recovery Date:  —

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
– (–)
– (–)
– (–)
B
B-B-A-A
3,000xAT
*
*
x0.5
* See rules for this equipment
AT = Armor Tonnage

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
~2290
~2299
Experimental
~2300
Standard