Kamakiri

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Kamakiri Attack VTOL
Production information
Manufacturer Yan Manufacturing[1]
Production Year 3100[2][1]
Mission Gunship[1]
Type VTOL[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 55 tons[1]
Armor StarGuard Aurora Reflective[1]
Engine DAV 155 XL Fusion[1]
Speed 118[1] km/h
Communications System Scuti Dualcom[1]
Targeting Tracking System Radcom T11[1]
Heat Sinks 10[1]
Armament

1 x PPC[1]
2x Thunderbolt 10[1]

BV (2.0) 1,378[1][3]


Description[edit]

The Kamakiri Attack VTOL was developed at the end of the thirty-first century by Yan Manufacturing of New Samarkand as a result of their growing success in the military aerospace market. Dubbed as resembling a praying mantis, the Kamakiri was an immediate success; the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery personnel responsible for supervising the first vehicle trial watched for just two minutes before approving the Kamakiri for purchase.[1]

Moving as fast as many reconnaissance and strike platforms in service with the DCMS already thanks to the DAV 155 XL extra light engine, the original specification armor installed by Yan was replaced with seven tons of StarGuard Aurora Reflective at the request of the DCMS, who wanted to improve the Kamakari's protection against energy weapons, although the nature of the Reflective Armor didn't offer any additional protection against the flak commonly directed at VTOLs.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Kamakiri mounted three weapon systems mounted in the front of the VTOL - a single Tiegart Particle Projection Cannon and a pair of Telos ThunderShot Thunderbolt 10 Missile Launchers. Three tons of ammunition for the Thunderbolt Launchers was stored inside the body of the Kamakiri.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Shi Kamakiri 
    possibly designed specifically for the Ryuken, the Shi Kamakiri replaces the weapons loadout of the standard Kamakiri with a single Improved Heavy Gauss Rifle and three tons of ammunition. BV (2.0) = 1,552.[4][5]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Kamakiri was subject to the following Design Quirks:[1]

Notes[edit]

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 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 20-21, "Kamakiri Attack VTOL"
  2. online date for the Kamakiri
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 127
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 75, "Kamakiri Attack VTOL (Gauss)"
  5. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 128

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