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"The Owens is extremely versatile and touts an arsenal of weapons that provide striking power at close range. It is one of the fastest 'Mechs, very well armored, and well suited for reconnaissance." -MechAssault 2 Manual


The Owens holds the title of fastest 'Mech in the game, as such it is not a particularly strong 'Mech.


The Owens sacrifices power and JumpJets for raw speed. Its only source of damage is the Crossbow SRMs, as the Machine guns are useless at longer ranges. It needs all weapons at maximum level to do anything of value, but falls flat anyways due to its abysmal damage output.


In MechAssault 1, the Owens was given the Target Jammer Ability, however in MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, it was replaced with a Ballistic Shield instead.

Tactical Analysis[]

It is not advised to bring this 'Mech for direct combat against another 'Mech. It is best used as a scout or objective runner. Even amongst its Light-class 'Mechs in the game it is particularly weak compared to them. Abuse its special abilities to the fullest and redirect all shots to the 'Mech if possible, allowing teammates with more firepower to deal with opponents. Upon death it will only drop health salvage, denying the enemy the ability to upgrade their weapons.


  • The Owens is the first 'Mech that is fought in MechAssault
  • The Owens had more health than the cougar