To salvage enemy mechs easier all you have to do is to shoot off one of the enemy mech's legs. An easy way to do this a group a lot of medium pulse lasers together and fire them at one leg.
NOTE: This trick doesn't always work, but it does increase your chances for success.
Attention everybody who loves Mechwarrior 3. While playing the game I found a glitch in the salvage system. There is a way to salvage the same thing over and over again. What you have to do is very simple. Save your game right after you are done collecting your salvage. Then reload it. And tadadadadaaaaaaaaaaa! It is back again, and you can resalvage it. It works after any mission.
To view any of the videos from Mech Warrior 3, open "My Computer". Then right-click on the Mech Warrior 3 CD, then click on open. Then go into the video folder. Just double click on the video you wish to view.