Lucifer

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Lucifer
Production information
Manufacturer Lockheed-CBM Corporation
Wakazashi Enterprises[1]
Production Year 2526[2]
Model LCF-R15
Class Medium Aerospace Fighter
Tech Base Inner Spher
Cost 8,571,845
Technical specifications
Mass 65 tons
Structural Integrity 6
Frame Lockheed/CBM 200
Power Plant WAS 195
Fuel 400 - 5 tons
Armament
Communications System Lockheed/CBM COMSET 100
Tracking & Targeting System Lockheed/CBM TarSet 55
Heat Sinks 20
BV (1.0) 1,079[3][4]
BV (2.0) 1,347[5]

Description[edit]

Considered to be well armored and fairly well armed, the Lucifer is known for its tight maneuvering and prolonged weapons fire capabilities. However, numerous issues with cooling, targeting, and communications systems have plagued the design, and the ejection system was removed when the frame was refitted for high-G maneuvers. However, the craft is respected for its anti-DropShip mission and House Steiner has invested heavily in production. When supported by other fighters to fend off enemy fighters, the Lucifer is a very effective machine.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The LCF-R15 is laser-heavy, with two Large Lasers, four Small Lasers, and one Medium Laser, all provided by the Maxell corporation. This variant also comes equipped with the Holly Long-Range Missile 20-Rack, providing it with that far off capability to soften up a DropShip's armor, so that the four Small Lasers can do increased damage on the close-up pass.

Variants[edit]

  • LCF-R20 
    This Lyran version places more armor and three additional heat sinks, at the expense of the LRM rack, in order to increase the combat loiter time necessary for anti-DropShip operations. BV (1.0) = 1,441[8][9], BV (2.0) = 1,536
  • LCF-R16K 
    The LCF-R16K Lucifer II was based on captured LCF-R15s and LCF-20s. The Lucifer II sacrifices armor and the LRM-20 in order to upgrade the power plant to a Manatwist 260. It also has a close range SRM-6 rack. BV (1.0) = 959[10][11], BV (2.0) = 1,109
  • LCF-R16KR 
    The LCF-R16KR Lucifer II is a major upgrade over the original LCF-R15. This variant is protected with Ferro-Aluminum armor, and saves mass with a 260 XL Engine and removal of the LRM-20. Compared with the LCF-R15, the craft adds two SRM-6s, upgrades the large lasers to ER Large Lasers, upgrades the small lasers in each wing to a single Medium Pulse Laser, and the rear-facing medium laser to a Medium Pulse Laser, but drops some armor[12][13]. BV (1.0) = 1,301[14] (1,303)[15], BV (2.0) = 1,399
  • LCR-3 Lucifer III 
    This version of the Lucifer is roughly based on the experimental LCF-X30. This version mounts the same Extended LRM-10 systems in each wing and Medium X-Pulse Laser for aft coverage, but the main weapon system is the nose-mounted Bombast Laser. Twenty-one tons of Ferro-Aluminum armor has been installed, and an XL Engine provides a great deal of thrust, the communications system was changed to an O/P AIR 900. BV (2.0) = 2,356[16][17]

Custom Variants[edit]

  • LCF-X30 
    Developed by the Shipil Company on Skye, the LCF-X30 is a test-bed for Experimental Technology. Replacing the standard engine with an XL version and swapping the standard armor for Ferro-Aluminum was the starting point. Removing the standard weapon load for the Lucifer was the next step. In place of the standard weapons, the LCF-X30 carries a Binary Laser Cannon in the nose, an Extended LRM-10 in each wing for long range hitting power, while a Medium X-Pulse Laser covers the rear arc. Only two are known to be undergoing testing. BV (1.0) = ?? BV (2.0) = 1842[19]

Design Quirks[edit]

The LCR-3 Lucifer III variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[16]

Fighter Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Objective Raidsp. 68
  2. MUL online date for the Lucifer
  3. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 268
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 111
  5. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 209
  6. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 269
  7. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 112
  8. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 272
  9. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 115
  10. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 270
  11. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 113
  12. Objective Raids, p. 68
  13. Technical Readout: 3057, p. 184
  14. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 271
  15. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 114
  16. 16.0 16.1 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 177
  17. Record Sheets: Prototypes, p. 90
  18. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 224
  19. Experimental Technical Readout: Mercs, p. 13

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