Dixon (law enforcement)

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Dixon Law Enforcement Airship
Production information
Manufacturer Andurien Aerospace[1][2]
Production Year 2705[3]
Use Law Enforcement, Mobile Command Centers, Riot/Crowd Control
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1][2]
Chassis Type (Size) Airship (Medium)[1][2]
Equipment Rating D/C-E-D[2]
Cost  ???
Introduced 2705
Technical specifications
Mass 300 tons[1][2]
Structural Integrity 6[1][2]
Safe Thrust 2g[1][2]
Max Thrust 3g[1][2]
Power Plant Fusion[1][2]
Fuel (Type/Range) Unlimited[1][2]
Armament 4x Machine Guns[1][2]
2x Medium Lasers[1][2]
Heat Sinks 6[1][2]
Fitted Equipment 4x Sprayers[1][2]
1x Lift Hoist[1][2]
Armor Commercial Armor[1][2]
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) BAR 7[1][2]
Crew 14 (2 officers, 10 enlisted/non-rated, 2 gunners)[2]
BV (2.0)  ???



Description[edit]

The Dixon was introduced by the Free Worlds League near the end of the Star League Era to head off violence; the result of the reduction of Civil Liberties. Dixons were created as mobile police stations for heavily urbanized areas. It can carry over 50 police officers to any location they are needed.[1][2]

The airship's armor is not designed to withstand military combat. Some of these ships were utilized as command vehicles during the Marik Civil War and lost two vehicles to Loyalist Aerospace fighters.[1][2]

During the Jihad the Word of Blake used some Dixon airships in attacks on civilians.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The airship's principal anti-riot weaponry includes four sprayers (two mounted on the front, one on each side), capable of pumping nine tons of water onto unruly crowds. Its secondary weaponry for anti-personnel/riot-control comes in the form of four Machine Guns, three mounted on its nose and one mounted aft. The ship carries five tons of ammunition for these guns. It also has a pair of Medium Lasers for anti-vehicle combat, with one gun per side. Weaponry is tied into a Basic Fire Control system.[1][2]

The ship is equipped to hold two infantry platoons worth of troops and light vehicles. Dixons have communication equipment to coordinate troops and work with other civil forces. It also has two Search Lights, mounted fore and aft.[1][2]

Cargo Capacities[edit]

It has a nine ton liquid cargo capacity and is equiped with a lift hoist, the Dixon has three light vehicle bays and two foot platoon bays. The troops and equipment are unloaded through three doors found on the nose and both left and right wing sections.[1][2]

Variants[edit]

  • Dixon (Firetender) - A stripped down version of the Airship with extensive liquid cargo capacity.

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 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 104, "Dixon Law Enforcment"
  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 2.20 2.21 2.22 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 96, "Dixon Law Enforcment"
  3. online date for the Dixon (law enforcement)
  4. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 92, "Airship Support Vehicles"

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