Huscarl

This article is about the aerospace fighter design. For the Leopard-class DropShip, see Huscarl (Leopard).


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Huscarl
Production information
Manufacturer Janesek Industries
Production Year 3064[1]
Model HSCL-1-O
Class Heavy
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 75
Structural Integrity
Frame TukTech H
Power Plant 225 XL Engine
Fuel
Armament

Primary Configuration

Communications System J-Talk 73
Tracking & Targeting System Knorr Block 3
Heat Sinks 14 Double Heat Sinks
BV (1.0) 1,569[2]
1,570[3]
BV (2.0) 1,847[4]

Description[edit]

Commissioned as one of Anastasius Focht’s last actions before retiring as Precentor Martial of ComStar, the Huscarl is the first Inner Sphere OmniFighter to see service with the Com Guards and the Free Rasalhague Republic's KungsArmé.[2]

Originally intended to be used by ComStar and the modern SLDF, the budgetary constraints forced the SLDF to withdraw, with Prince Regent Christian Mansdottir volunteering the FRR's support, as a continuation of the previous partnership that started with the Beowulf BattleMech. All production runs were originally intended be shared 50/50, but the KungsArmé fielded the lion's share after Precentor Martial Pro-Tem Gavin Dow halted deployment to the Com Guards until the conclusion of the FedCom Civil War.[2] With Clan Ghost Bear already producing a number of heavy Clan-Tech OmniFighters, after the Republic's merger into the Ghost Bear Dominion Janesek continued limited manufacture of the Huscarl for export to authorised buyers, sales all but drying up after the conclusion of the Jihad.[5]

Mounting fifteen tons of Orestes Cold Forge armor and an XL Engine, the Huscarl is a ponderous but well armed and armored design. Though some have likened the aircraft to a flying whale, others love its massive forty-three tons of available pod space, particularly when facing DropShips and WarShips. The heavy hitting ammunition dependent nature of configurations somewhat sidesteps the mere fourteen Double Heat Sinks carried on its base chassis.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration mounts a LRM-10 in the nose supported by wing-mounted ER Large Laser and LB 10-X AC on each side. Four tons of autocannon reloads allows the fighter to carry both standard and cluster munitions, but this variant lacks aft weaponry.[2]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A 
    A mixed and balanced weapon loadout, the A configuration mounts a Gauss Rifle and SRM-4 in the nose, supported by an ER PPC and twin Medium Pulse Lasers fitted in each wing. Two tons of Gauss reloads and one of short range missiles keep the nose weaponry in operation, while a single additional double heat sink strains to keep the heat from the wing mounted weapons in check. BV (1.0) = 1,723[2] (1,699)[6] BV(2.0)=2,143[7]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    The B configuration features a mixture of autocannons and missiles, mounting two SRM-6 launchers and Autocannon/5 in the nose, supported by a single Artemis IV FCS enhanced LRM-20 in each wing. Lacking any back-up energy weaponry, this variant is forced to withdraw once its one ton of autocannon rounds, two tons of SRM reloads and four tons of long range missiles are expended. BV (1.0) = 1,582[2] (1,540)[8] BV(2.0)=1,708[9]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    A DropShip/WarShip hunter, the C variant is built around the two mammoth Ultra AC/20s it carries, one mounted in each wing. While it carries back-up in the form of two Medium Pulse Lasers, the fighter generally withdraws once it burns through its eight tons of autocannon reloads. BV (1.0) = 1,543[2][10] BV(2.0)=1,989[11]
  • Alt. Config. R 
    This Jihad era variant fits Clan-built weaponry. The nose carries a Clan Ultra AC/20, while each wing carries a Clan-built LRM-20 with Artemis IV FCS and a Plasma Cannon. Another Plasma Cannon covers the aft of the Huscarl. BV(2.0)=2,879[13]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Huscarl
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 152-153, "Huscarl OmniFighter Profile"
  3. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 131
  4. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 267
  5. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 194 "Tyre 3"
  6. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 132
  7. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 268
  8. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 133
  9. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 269
  10. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 134
  11. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 270
  12. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 271
  13. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 272

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