"A popular support mech in the Spanish People's Militia, the "Fernando" is, like all Spanish mechs, a frankenstein mashup of civilian mechs. Originally a mech meant to carry heavy agricultural loads, the Spanish retro-fitted a bombard onto it, alongside shoving in an old French-made engine to give it the extra power needed to haul heavy shells. The Fernando proved to be popular among the Militia during the waning months of the civil war, providing mobile artillery support that far outclassed regular mortars. More than a few claimed that the mech proved to be a lifesaver, pummeling Nationalist entrenchments that would have otherwise been the source of costly engagements. While utterly pathetic compared to the sophisticated artillery mechs found in other European armies, the Fernando became the workhorse for the Spanish Infantry" - Excerpt from 'Catalonian Giants - Spanish Mechanised Forces in the 20th century'