Aesir (Combat Vehicle)

Aesir Medium AA.jpg
Aesir AA Vehicle
Production information
Manufacturer Gienah Automotive
Production Year 3097[1]
Mission Anti-aircraft
Type Wheeled
Technical specifications
Mass 55
Armor Forging OTR20d with CASE
Engine Omni 145
Speed 54 km/h
Communications System Build 1685 Tacticom
Targeting Tracking System TRTTS Mark V AirTracker
Heat Sinks 10
Armament

4 x LB 2-X ACs

BV (2.0) 768[2][3]


Description[edit]

First introduced in 3096, this post-Jihad design was created by Clan Wolf as a cheap anti-aircraft platform. Slow and heavily armored, the Aesir is often set into static positions where its relatively slow speed is not considered a liability. The design also includes CASE for added protection. In addition to its primary role of air defense, the Aesir is often utilized as a mobile gun emplacement.

While initially produced for use in Clan Wolf's second line formations, it has since spread through out the Inner Sphere. Clan Wolf in Exile also produces this design, and Clan Sea Fox is known to sell it to any interested party. With the formation of the Wolf Empire production of the vehicle would be transferred to a former Free Worlds League military company new holdings.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Aesir mounts a set of four Type Sierra LB-X Autocannon/2s in its turret. With their long range, and cluster munitions, they serve as an effective counter against airborne raiders. Two tons of ammunition are provided.

The vehicle armor protection includes 9.5 tons of Forging OTR20d Ferro-Fibrous Armor. While giving the vehicle additional protection from crippling damage, the Aesir is equipped with an Armored Motive System.[2]


Variants[edit]

  • HAG 
    Used by Clan Hell's Horses, this version of the Aesir replaces the LB-X autocannons with a single turret mounted HAG/40. It carries six tons of ammunition and retains the armor protection and Armored Motive System of the original Aesir. BV (2.0) = 1,505[4][5]


Notes[edit]

  • The Aesir was first created by Wizkids' MechWarrior Dark Age Collectable Miniatures game as a part of its Counter Assault expansion set. The figure was used by main four factions during the release as a common combat vehicle. The Aesir was later adapted by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined in the tabletop game once the company advanced the franchise's timeline to 3145.
  • Though the original Dossier for counterassault lists the Aesir as tracked, its image clearly shows the vehicle as being wheeled; assuming that the listed speed is correct, a 145 rated engine would be appropriate for a wheeled vehicle of its size. Per Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, the engine does in fact have a rating of 145.[2]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Aesir is subject to the following Design Quirk:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. online date for the Aesir (Combat Vehicle)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, pp. 22-23, "Aesir Vehicle"
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 430
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans, p. 75
  5. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 431

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