The 9M carries the 7SE to its next logical step. The Thunderbolt has been further modified to make it excel at long-range combat. The ’Mech is built using an Endo Steel chassis and has twelve and a half tons of armor. The ’Mech has excellent maneuverability with a jumping distance of one hundred and twenty meters. The ’Mechs primary weapon is a Light Gauss Rifle. This is supported for long-range combat with an LRM-15 launcher. Finally, for close combat situations, the 9M carries three ER Medium Lasers.