Drago, Ltd.

Drago, Ltd.
Company Information
Interstellar Company No
Primary Site(s) Skye
Primary Products Vehicles

History[edit]

Prior to the Amaris Civil War Drago, Ltd was one of the smaller manufacturers of equipment such as civilian vehicles, construction equipment and associated machinery and was located on Skye. Like many companies of its kind it became a supplier to the Star League Defense Force under General Aleksandr Kerensky during the Hegemony Campaign.[1]

Cut off from the Terran Hegemony, short on funding and in need of huge quantities of equipment to replace combat losses, the SLDF turned to many manufacturing concerns located in the various Star League member states to obtain equipment. While BattleMechs and aerospace fighters were generally sourced from companies that already supplied the various Great Houses a looser approach was taken when it came to armoured vehicles, support vehicles and the like. SLDF engineers passed detailed plans, designs and specifications to companies like Drago and then ordered prodigious quantities of equipment. One such example was the "Weapon Carrier, Tracked" of which the LB-X Carrier was perhaps the popular variant.[1]

Like many vehicles ordered by the SLDF during the war the Weapon Carrier, Tracked resembled older classes of vehicles from the Reunification War or Age of War, being simple in design and robust even when advanced materials were used. In many cases one company would produce rolling chassis in quantity and then pass them to a second company for the installation of armament. There were so many companies involved in producing equipment that standardising designs and with them supply chains was impossible - it became common practise for the SLDF to order large runs of vehicles along with additional supplies of spares at the outset and then to issue complete production runs to a single division at a time in an attempt to reduce problems with obtaining the correct spares and to keep vehicles operational.[1]

Manufacturing[edit]

Drago, Ltd. has a manufacturing center on Skye, and produces the following components:

Components[edit]

Components produced on Skye:[1]
Component Type
Vehicles
LB-X Carrier[1] Tracked Vehicles
Fusion Engine
GM 180 LB-X Carrier[1]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs and Vehicles
Aldis Heavy Ferro Fibrous LB-X Carrier[1]
Communications System
Initrode Widecom LB-X Carrier[1]
Targeting-Tracking System
RCA Instatrac Mark VI LB-X Carrier[1]
LB 10-X Autocannon
Defiance Ravager LB-X Carrier[1]
LRM-5
Drago KwL/7 LB-X Carrier[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 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 141, "Produced LB-X Carrier components"

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