Fury (DropShip class)

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Fury
Production information
Manufacturer Brigadier Corporation [1]
Production Year 2638[2]
Use Troop Carrier
Type Military Aerodyne
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 1,850 tons
Structural Integrity 7
Length 79 meters
Width 73.2 meters
Height 28.1 meters
Drive System Hyperdyne 211
Safe Thrust 2 g
Max Thrust 3 g
Fuel (tons) 76.1 days
Fuel (days) 140 tons
Armament 1x PPC
2x LRM-20s
1x AC/10
2x Small Lasers
7x Medium Lasers
Armor 30 tons standard
Fore: 13
Sides: 12
Aft: 12
Crew 8
Escape Pods/Life Boats 8/0
Heat Sinks 78
BV (1.0) 2,155[3]
BV (2.0) 2,086


This article is about the infantry carrying DropShip. For the Gauss Rifle toting command tank, see Fury (Combat Vehicle).


Description[edit]

One of the smallest DropShips operated by the Successor State militaries, the Fury-Class can deliver four Infantry platoons and eight light Combat Vehicles onto the battlefield.

Due to its relatively light weapons array, the Fury is forced to operate in conjunction with better armed DropShips such as the Gazelle armor transport and Leopard CV fighter carrier, and while unsuited to the task is often used for raids and planetary assaults because larger vessels such as the Condor and Triumph are too valuable to risk.

Armament[edit]

Carrying a volume of weaponry near the bare minimum for a military craft, the Fury has a PPC and paired Medium Lasers mounted in the nose, while an LRM-20, small and medium lasers fill each wing. An AC/10 and twin medium lasers fend off attacks from the rear.

Cargo[edit]

The Fury is capable of carrying two light Combat Vehicle Lances and four infantry platoons. The vehicle ramp is a major annoyance for the class, so steep that some vehicles have difficulty driving up it. Each of the infantry platoons have their own bunk room, equipped with three-tier bunk beds, storage lockers and washrooms. Infantry and armor crews share the same mess area and cramped recreation area.

Variants[edit]

  • Upgrade 
    Completing a minor redesign to upgrade the Fury with Star League era weapons in 3056, Brigadier Corporation of Gibson have replaced the standard PPC with an extended range model, added Artemis IV FCS to the LRM launchers, removed the Small Lasers while adding two additional Medium Lasers. The barely upgraded weapon array is still not enough to allow the craft to operate independently, and other flaws such as the Furys steep cargo bay ramp/door has been barely addressed, the common field solution of adding a steel cable winch being adopted as a factory install. BV (1.0) = 2,334 BV (2.0) = 2,253

Named vessels[edit]

see Category:Individual Fury-class DropShips

Fury Ship Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Dropships and Jumpships, p.17
  2. MUL online date for the Fury (DropShip class)
  3. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 207

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