Timber Wolf (Mad Cat) The Mad Cat is one of the most recognizable symbols in BattleTech, including being featured on the cover of the BattleTech Compendium and Technical Readout: 3050, as well as the 20th Anniversary Logo for Classic BattleTech, but also the MechWarrior series icon. This emblematic 'Mech remains, at last, as the symbol of the Clan Invasion of 3050. Description Looking vaguely like a cross between the Marauder and Catapult (hence the Inner Sphere code name Mad Cat- MAD is the callsign for the Marauder, and Phelan Kell's Wolfhound's targeting computer marked the catapult as CAT), the Timber Wolf, is a fast heavy OmniMech and vastly more powerful than either of the 'Mechs it resembles. Eponymous with the Clans' military might, the Timber Wolf was the first Clan OmniMech encountered by Inner Sphere forces on The Rock in 3049 by Phelan Kell. The Timber Wolf uses its speed and firepower to engage an enemy at the range of its choosing. When first encountered by Inner Sphere forces the idea that a heavy 'Mech could move so swiftly while being as heavily armed and armored as the Timber Wolf was inconceivable. With its twelve tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor and arsenal that rivaled that of most assault 'Mechs of the era, it was completely alien to Inner Sphere military planners, commanders, and even the Precentor Martial of ComStar. Since then, the secrets of the technology that makes the Timber Wolf capable have been learned by the Inner Sphere, though they are unable ...