Cormorant

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Cormorant Medium Cargo Transport
Production information
Manufacturer Michaelson Heavy Industries[1][2]
Production Year 2690[3]
Use Civilian Medium Maritime Cargo Hauler
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1][2]
Chassis Type (Size) WiGE (Medium)[1][2]
Equipment Rating D/C-D-C[2]
Cost  ???
Introduced 2690
Technical specifications
Mass 70 tons[1][2]
Cruise Speed 50 km/h[1][2]
Flank Speed 80 km/h[1][2]
Power Plant ICE[1][2]
Fuel (Type/Range) Petrochemical/2,580 km[1][2]
Armament 2 x Machine Guns[1][2]
Heat Sinks None[1][2]
Armor Commercial Armor[1][2]
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) BAR 6[1][2]
Crew 3 (2 enlisted/non-rated, 1 gunner)[2]
BV (2.0)  ???



Description[edit]

The Cormorant Medium Cargo Transport is a Federated Suns vehicle produced by Michaelson Aircraft, a division of Michaelson Heavy Industries. The Cormorant is noted for being the most common WiGE in the FedSuns, produced since the late twenty-seventh century. The WiGE was designed to be used on worlds with large oceans. One of its more notable features, it being inexpensive, due to having no need for airstrips.[1][2]

It was designed with modest protection to fend off natural and human planetary threats to its cargo. The vehicle was typically used on Ulysses, where natural born predators are known for their size and aggression. During the FedCom Civil War many smugglers on Ulysses also became users of the Cormorant to move illegal cargoes. Finally the Ulysses militia purchased several of the craft and used them to drop a battalion of marines on top of the pirates' headquarters.[1][2]

Michaelson's importance to The Republic of the Sphere meant that large numbers of Cormorants and Fulmar patrol craft were found in the RAF.[1][2]

Equipment and Capabilities[edit]

The Cormorant is designed to be a seaborne capable craft, which has a Amphibious Chassis for water landings. It has a Cargo Bay with a 29.5 ton capacity, with a rear mounted bay door.[1][2]

The craft is also equipped with a pair of Machine Guns, one mounted on each of its sides. It shares a half ton of ammunition for the guns in the hull.[1][2]

It has a 1.5 tons of BAR 6 rated commercial armor protecting the craft from light damage.[1][2]

Variants[edit]

  • Fulmar Patrol Craft - Militarized version of the Cormorant, which outwardly resembles its parent design. However, it is faster and better armored than the original.

Notes[edit]

As of this writing, there are currently no canon record sheets for this support vehicle.

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 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 88, "Cormorant Medium Cargo"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 88, "Cormorant Medium Cargo"
  3. online date for the Cormorant

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