|Marten Scout VTOL|
|Manufacturer||Cal-Boeing of Dorwinion|
|Engine||Tyron 100 ICE|
|Speed||216 kph km/h|
|Communications System||Achernar Standard|
|Targeting Tracking System||IsBM Lantirn|
1 x SRM-2
The Marten Light Scout VTOL was produced briefly by Cal-Boeing of Dorwinion on the world of Belladonna. The vehicle was conceived originally as a combat-oriented version of the company's Ferret VTOL in 2967. However, the Wild Weasel was too fragile for customers and the design was discontinued. Cal-Boeing attempted to introduce a less daring design in form of the Marten in 3021. Billing the Marten in the role of a light transport VTOL and recon unit. Performance-wise, the craft was effective, however the shadow of Cal-Boeing's early Wild Weasel and the Marten's high cost caused the sales to falter.
Sales of the Marten had been limited, initially having been able to sell seven companies of the vehicles to the AFFS' Ceti Hussars. The combined-arms regiments have the Martens take over the role of scouting from its Light BattleMechs. The Lyran Commonwealth's Twenty-second Skye Rangers purchased only a single company of the vehicles. However, some wealthy worlds' planetary militias have taken interest in the Marten, purchasing the vehicle for their use.
Weapons and Equipment
The Marten is armed with a single front mounted Federated SRM-2 Launcher with a ton of ammunition. (Though this launcher is named a streak by its manufacturer, this is merely a brand name and not an indication that the SRM is a Streak SRM-2.) It is equipped with a one ton infantry bay and a half ton cargo bay. When reintroduced by Cal-Boeing, the half ton cargo bay was replaced by a Remote Sensor Dispenser to increase the Marten's utility as a scout craft.
It is protected by 1.5 tons of standard armor.
The Marten first appeared in "Lost Design" section of the TRO:3026 Revised. It was upgraded to use TechManual construction rules when it appeared in Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns.
- MUL online date for the Marten
- Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 13
- Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 175
- Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 92 - Marten Scout VTOL - Background of the Marten.
- Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 12
- Technical Readout:3026 Revised, p. 92 - Marten Scout VTOL - Back ground of the Deployment of the vehicle.
- Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 107
- Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 176