Caerleon

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Caerleon
Production information
Manufacturer Nimakachi Fusion Products Limited[1]
Use Boarding Operations[1]
Infantry Transport[1]
Battlefield Support[1]
Type (Shape) Military Aerodyne[1]
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Cost  ???
Introduced 3093[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 195 Tons[1]
Structural Integrity 6[1]
Length 16 meters[1]
Width 16 meters[1]
Engine (Type)
Safe Thrust 4[1]
Maximum Thrust 6[1]
Fuel 15 tons (1,200 Points)[1]
Burn Rate
Armament 2x Light Gauss Rifles[1]
2x LRM-15[1]
2x ER Medium Lasers[1]
Armor Ferro-Aluminum Armor[1]
Heat Sinks 8 Double Heat Sinks[1]
Crew 1 Officer[1]
2 Enlisted / Non-Rated[1]
1 Gunner[1]
Passengers
BV (1.0)
BV (2.0) 1,885[1][2]



Description[edit]

Introduced in 3093, the Caerleon soon spread across the states and worlds of the former Free Worlds League and into the general mercenary market. Designed as a battle armor transport capable of carrying a complete platoon, the Caerleon was named for an ancient fortress associated with the legendary figure known as King Arthur; with more than twenty tons of ferro-aluminum armor, the Caerleon closely resembled a fortress in the eyes of the infantry it was transporting.[1]

Critics of the Caerleon argued that it needed either a larger engine or greater firepower to meet the requirements for being a boarding craft or an assault craft, but Nimakachi steadfastly ignored such criticisms and continued to produce the Caerleon in its original pattern with the full approval of the troopers who relied on it. Whatever the critics views on the size of the engine in the Caerleon or its firepower, the Caerleon's handling problems in atmosphere were well-documented, and the cause of a number of combat losses.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Caerleon mounted a pair of Light Gauss Rifles and a pair of LRM 15s in the nose; the LRM 15s were equipped with Artemis IV fire control systems, and the Caerleon carried two tons of ammunition for the Light Gauss Rifles and four for the LRM 15s. Mounted in the aft of the Caerleon were a pair of ER Medium Lasers.[1]

Cargo[edit]

Cargo Bays:[1]

  • Bay 1: Battle Armor compartment (20 tons), 1 Door
  • Bay 2: Cargo (4.5 tons), 1 Door

Notes[edit]

All crew quarters aboard a Caerleon were Steerage-class.[1]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Caerleon was subject to the following Design Quirks:[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 48-49, "Caerleon"
  2. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 264

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