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Kerensky (Individual Union-C-class DropShip)

Kerensky
Vessel Profile
Type DropShip
Class Union-C (misreported as Union; see notes)

History[edit]

The Kerensky was a Union-C-class DropShip operated by Clan Nova Cat as part of the 3rd Nova Cat Aerospace Cluster. Under Star Captain Volls, it took part in the Battle of Luthien during the Clan Invasion.[1]

Though there is no information about destroyed Clan DropShips on record for the battle, circumstancial evidence—namely that the Kerensky did not partake in the contested landings in a subsequent scenario, following an interdiction scenario where it fought against defending aerospace fighters—suggests it was one of the two Clan DropShips to have received crippling damage.[2]

Notes[edit]

  • When the Luthien scenario pack was published in 1993, the Clans' Union-C-class was not yet introduced to BattleTech; it was only introduced in Technical Readout: 3057 which was published in 1994, i.e. a year later. An official ruling thus states that Clan Union-class DropShips mentioned in earlier sources including namely the Luthien scenario pack can be assumed to have been Union-C-class instead (see Luthien (scenario pack)#Notes).
    That said, it is entirely possible that the Clans captured regular Union-class vessels of Inner Sphere origin during their conquest, and that they deployed such captured vessels in the Battle of Luthien.

References[edit]

  1. Luthien, p. 30
  2. Luthien, p. 29, 33

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