Issus

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Issus
Production information
Manufacturer Various
Production Year 2842[1]
Model Standard
Class Light
Tech Base Clan
Cost 2,836,140[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 40
Structural Integrity
Frame Pattern I4
Power Plant 240 Fusion
Fuel
Armament

1 x Streak SRM-6
1 x ER Small Laser
2 x ER Medium Lasers
2 x ER Large Lasers

Communications System SR Com 7
Tracking & Targeting System Type 11d
Heat Sinks 12 Double Heat Sinks
BV (1.0) 1,546[2][3]
1,580[4]
BV (2.0) 1,831[5]

Description[edit]

Originally called the Stooping Raven until ilKhan Victoria Ward's Uniform Designation Protocols, the modern Issus is one of the most common second-line Aerospace Fighters in the Clan Toumans.[3]

Developed by Clan Snow Raven and first entering service in the early years of the Golden Century, the Issus appears in all Clan toumans, with a number even falling into the hands of the Dark Caste, but is common among the Ravens, Cloud Cobras and Ghost Bears. Small numbers of the Issus were also among the first "gifts" offered to the Alliance Military Corps during the Snow Raven's move into the Outworlds Alliance.[3]

While lacking the performance of designs of the same weight such as the Batu OmniFighter, the Issus is still reasonably fast and agile, yet much cheaper to produce thanks to its use of a 240 rated Fusion Engine. The modern Issus is clad in five tons of Raven Ferro-Aluminum Comp B armor and mounts twelve Double Heat Sinks, far too few given the volume of energy weapons the design now carries.[3]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Impressively armed for its weight, the Issus caries a Series 6b ER Large Laser and SEP-Class ER Medium Laser in each wing supported by the nose-mounted Pattern J7 Streak SRM-6 with one ton of reloads and a Series 1b ER Small Laser. While allowing the craft to operate with minimal logistical support, the large volume of lasers carried by the modern Issus are somewhat hampered by the fact its heat-dissipation systems haven't been upgraded to match.[3]

Variants[edit]

A number of variants of the Issus have been created over the length of its existence, such as swapping Pulse Lasers for extended range models.

Custom Variants[edit]

  • Issus Erika 
    This custom variant simply removes the two ER Medium Lasers and adds a ton of fuel and additional armor. BV (1.0) = 1,500[9]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Issus
  2. 2.0 2.1 Combat Operations, p. 109
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 162-163, "Issus Fighter Profile"
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 61
  5. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 289
  6. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 62
  7. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 290
  8. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 291
  9. Record Sheets: Unique Fighters, p. 6

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