Lancer

This article is about the Aerospace Fighter. For the Overlord-class DropShip, see Lancer (Individual Overlord-class DropShip).


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Lancer
Production information
Manufacturer Gutierrez Aerospace
Production Year 3064[1]
Model LX-2
Class Medium
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 50
Structural Integrity
Frame L2
Power Plant 250 Fusion Engine
Fuel
Armament

1 x LRM-10 with Artemis IV FCS
2 x Large Pulse Lasers

Communications System Telestar G-3
Tracking & Targeting System SynCom DEC w/Artemis IV FCS
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
BV (1.0) 961[2][3]
BV (2.0) 1,053[4]

Description[edit]

One of the products of the post-Clan Invasion trillion M-Bill naval technology renaissance in the Free Worlds League, the Lancer is an advanced Aerospace Fighter design that sees most use as a carrier DropShip and WarShip-based reconnaissance craft.[2]

Gutierrez Aerospace put their decade of experience with producing the stopgap F-94 Stingray to good use in designing the test bed LX-1 to validate the design and new technology, with the production model LX-2 entering service after a four year development period in 3064. Though not as "cutting-edge" as the Shiva OmniFighter, the Lancer is a formidable aircraft, hailed as a "dream to fly" by pilots and "simplicity to maintain" by ground crews.[2]

A light and agile fighter with integrated flight and weapon systems, the heart of the aircraft is the 250-rated fusion engine and five tons of fuel, capable of driving the Lancer at high speeds at low level. Advanced terrain-avoidance sensors allow the Lancer to fly at NOE altitudes, a highly successful if uncomfortable way to sneak under enemy radar cover.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

A nose-mounted Irian Weapons Works Class 10b LRM launcher provides the Lancers principal long-range firepower, the same weapon carried by the Stingray with the addition of an Artemis IV FCS to improve missile accuracy, with a Tronel PPL-22 Large Pulse Laser mounted in each wing providing medium-range firepower. While carrying an advanced and well rounded weapons array for its size, the Lancer is hampered by carrying only a single ton of LRM reloads, and bombs or external pods greatly degrade the fighter's performance in its signature NOE role.[2]

Variants[edit]

  • LX-2A 
    A variant used on the FWLS Santorini replaces the LRM launcher with an ER Large Laser, an extra heat sink, as well as an extra ton of fuel. BV (1.0) = 970[5] BV(2.0)=1,131[6]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Lancer
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 142-143, "Lancer Fighter Profile"
  3. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 82
  4. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 248
  5. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 83
  6. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 249
  7. Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged, p. 250

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