A BattleMech is an enclosed environment with the ability to operate in all types of atmospheres including under water and zero-gravity.
The interface between a pilot (MechWarrior) and a BattleMech is the neurohelmet, which connects the pilot to the BattleMech in a highly agile and direct drive approach.
A true MechWarrior knows the operational limits of the BattleMechs they pilot, which cover a myriad of areas such as heat, mass, and critical space. These areas are always on the mind of a MechWarrior, especially how the systems are performing under the stress of combat.
These 40-55 ton brawlers are the versatile infantry of a battle group. It is the Medium BattleMech?s ability to carry a very wide range of weapon systems, and balance of speed and armor, that make them unique and very dangerous opponents on the battlefield. While not able to match the speed of the faster Light BattleMechs, the Medium is still an agile foe to the Heavy and Assault class BattleMechs.
Ranging from 20-35 tons, these Light BattleMechs move fast and strike without warning. In order to get these high rates of speed, the Light BattleMech takes speed over armor and weapon systems. Don?t let that fool you however, the Light BattleMech?s speed and agility allow it to pick apart their opponents by doing high speed strafing runs which heavier BattleMechs can have a difficult time countering with their slower movement speeds. Light BattleMechs also make for great scouts and are capable of reaching the front lines quickly to start relaying target information back to the main battle group.