Corax

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Corax
Production information
Manufacturer United Outworlders Corporation
Production Year 3067[1]
Model CRX-O
Class Light
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 30
Structural Integrity
Frame UOC Light Spec 3
Power Plant GM 210 XL
Fuel
Armament

Primary Configuration

Communications System Outworlds Advanced 6ai
Tracking & Targeting System Multi-platform T12d
Heat Sinks 11 Double Heat Sinks
BV (1.0) 890 [2]
869[3]
BV (2.0) 885[4]

Description[edit]

Baffling the Inner Sphere powers as to how a mere Periphery state could develop an OmniFighter when it first appeared, the Corax is the Outworlds Alliance's first OmniFighter design, named in honor of their bond of friendship with Clan Snow Raven, whose technical expertise made it possible.

While mounting standard armor, the use of an XL Engine frees up 9 tons of pod space for weapons, though like many OmniFighters pod space comes at the cost of heat sinks, with only ten Double Heat Sinks on its base chassis. [5] [6]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration mounts a Large Pulse Laser in the nose supported by two wing-mounted Medium Lasers. It provides quite a close-range punch for a light fighter, ideal for strafing runs, but lacks aft weaponry. [5]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A 
    The A configuration is a short ranged, ammo-dependent dogfighter, mounting an SRM-6 in each wing with a total of two tons of reloads. To prevent attack from behind, two Small Lasers are mounted aft. BV (1.0) = 749[5] (689)[7] BV(2.0)=734[8]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    A laser-based dogfighter, the B config carries twin Medium Pulse Lasers in the nose, supported by two standard medium lasers in each wing, with twin small lasers mounted aft.[5] BV (1.0) = 1,016 [2][9] BV(2.0)=1,054[10]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    An unusual ground suppression variant, the C config's sole weapon is an MRM-20 sourced from the Draconis Combine, supplied by two tons of missile reloads. [5] BV (1.0) = 752 [2] (668)[11] BV(2.0)=732[12]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    This configuration carries a nose mounted LRM-10 and a Medium Laser in each wing. BV(2.0)=870[13]
  • Alt. Config. R 
    This configuration uses Clan built weaponry in the standard Inner Sphere level frame. The nose mounts a trio of Clan built ER Medium Lasers, while each wing carries a Clan built Streak SRM-4. To help with targeting, the R configuration uses an advanced Targeting Computer. BV(2.0)=1,667[14]

Variants[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Corax C variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[15]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Corax
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 139
  3. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 37
  4. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 237
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 138
  6. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 138
  7. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 38
  8. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 238
  9. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 39
  10. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 239
  11. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 40
  12. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 240
  13. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 241
  14. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 242
  15. 15.0 15.1 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 193
  16. Record Sheets: Prototypes, p. 84

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