Kirghiz

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Kirghiz
Production information
Manufacturer Various
Production Year 2874[1]
Model Kirghiz - Prime
Class Heavy
Tech Base Clan
Cost 21,094,219[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 100 tons
Structural Integrity
Frame Ursa Maxima
Power Plant 300 XL Engine
Fuel
Armament

Primary Configuration

Communications System Omni 7
Tracking & Targeting System Valiant 2
Heat Sinks 20 double heat sinks
BV (1.0) 3,086[2][3][4]
BV (2.0) 3,046[5][6]

Description[edit]

First fielded by Clan Ghost Bear in 2874 and only the fourth type of OmniFighter built, the Kirghiz is one of the oldest still in Clan service, as well as one of the deadliest. Tipping the scales at a massive hundred tons, it has served as a transport, escort and dropship cover. In any role, it is an aging, but fierce, foe to face. It has seen continued improvement over the years, primarily in weapons, but also the addition of an XL Engine. Unlike many other fighters, it uses standard armor, giving more critical space for a wide selection of weapons.[3][7][8]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The prime variant can bring a wicked arsenal to bear on its foes to the front. Two sidecars are loaded with a Gauss Rifle and an ER Large Laser. An LB-X Autocannon/10 is mounted on the nose, forming the final element of this deadly fighter. An enemy who manages to get on the tail will find a deadly surprise: two Streak SRM-6s and a ER Small Laser.[3][7][8]

Variants[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A 
    The A variant is a long range killer, mounting an extensive weapon suite to slaughter anything in front of it. The nose sports two ER PPCs, deadly, but using a full three-fourths of the fighter's double heat sinks. In addition, each wing carries an LB 2-X AC autocannon and two Large Pulse Lasers. A rear firing turret carries a ER Large Laser and an ER small laser. Chain fire is necessary, or the fighter runs the very real risk of exploding. BV (1.0) = 2,946[2][3][9], BV (2.0) = 3,368[5][10]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    The B variant is unpopular with pilots, due to the limited ammunition for the five LRM-20 racks. Even three forward facing ER PPCs will not keep the fighter in the fight long. Its foes, however, may not be around to face them. BV (1.0) = 3,480[2][3][11], BV (2.0) = 3,935[5][12]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    This variant is an uncommon design, intended as an Elemental carrier. An Ultra Autocannon 20 is by far the deadliest part of its arsenal, but the two tons of munitions limit its duration in combat. However, it is backed by two ER PPCs and one ER Small Laser. Pursuit is discouraged by two ER Large Lasers, after it has deposited the troops in its 10 tons of cargo space. BV (1.0) = 2,780[2][3] (2,717)[13], BV (2.0) = 3,231[5][14]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    This version of the Kirghiz mounts a pair of ER Large Lasers, an ER Medium Laser, and a Medium Pulse Laser in the nose. The aft aspect of the fighter is protected by an ER Small Laser. Each wing carries a pair of ATM 12 launchers that share a CASE-protected ammunition bay carrying twelve tons of ammunition. Twenty five double heat sinks keep the Kirghiz D in the fight. BV (2.0) = 3,649[15]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    This configuration provides some limited electronic warfare support, as it's equipped with an Active Probe and ECM Suite. A pair of Large Pulse Lasers are mounted in the nose, while the wings each carry a single HAG/40. BV (2.0) = 4,023[16]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Kirghiz
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Combat Operations, p. 109
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, pp. 198-199, "Kirghiz OmniFighter Profile and BV listing"
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 174
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Master Unit List: Battle Values, p. 181
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 366
  7. 7.0 7.1 Technical Readout: 3055, pp. 166-167, "Kirghiz OmniFighter Profile"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, pp. 150-151, "Kirghiz OmniFighter Profile"
  9. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 175
  10. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 367
  11. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 176
  12. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 368
  13. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 177
  14. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 369
  15. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 371
  16. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 371

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