Foxhound

This article is about the small craft design. For the Leopard-class DropShip, see Foxhound (Individual Leopard-class DropShip).


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TiG-40 Foxhound Gunboat
Production information
Manufacturer Vandenberg Mechanized Industries
Use Gunship
Type (Shape) Military Spheroid
Tech Base Inner Sphere (Advanced)
Cost N/A
Introduced 3083
Technical specifications
Mass 180 Tons
Structural Integrity 9
Length 33 meters
Engine (Type) Fusion
Safe Thrust 5
Maximum Thrust 8
Fuel 8 Tons
Burn Rate
Armament 2x Improved Heavy Gauss Rifles
2x ER Large Lasers
2x Laser AMS
Armor Heavy Ferro-Aluminium Armor
Heat Sinks 20 Double Heat Sinks
Crew 4 (3 enlisted/non-rates, 1 gunner)
Passengers 0
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 3,452[1][2][3]




Description[edit]

Built for the Taurian Concordat as a defensive vessel, the Foxhound is a product of the nation's need for protecting its borders from unwanted incursions. Intended for short-endurance patrols, the ship carries limited fuel and a small crew for its missions.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Using a blend of Advance Technology that was acquired during the Concordat's brief technology exchange with the Word of Blake. The craft's long-range weaponry includes a pair of Extended Range Large Lasers mounted in the nose. On each of the craft's sides, exist its most potent weapons; Improved Heavy Gauss Rifles. Each of the Rifles are fed by four tons of ammunition which keep these weapons well fed throughout combat.

The Foxhound's defensive capacities consist of two Laser Anti-Missile Systems split between the nose and its aft sections. To increase its survival in the rigors of heavy combat, the craft is protected by 16.5 tons of Heavy Ferro-Aluminium armour, while its engines propel the craft at a modest rate speed to be able to intercept potential targets.[5]

Design Notes[edit]

The craft is fitted with Steerage-Class style quarters for its crew.

The Foxhound is subject of the following Design Quirks:

References[edit]

  1. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 182 - BV2
  2. MUL Foxhound Gunship profile - BV2 listed with intro year.
  3. Record Sheets: Prototypes, p. 95
  4. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 182 - Background info
  5. Technical Readout: Prototypes, pp. 182-183 - Stats and capacities

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