Miraborg

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Miraborg
Production information
Manufacturer Clan Smoke Jaguar
Production Year 3053[1]
Use Fighter Carrier
Type Sphereoid
Tech Base Clan
Technical specifications
Mass 9,750 tons
Structural Integrity 10
Length 122 meters
Width 122 meters
Height 131 meters
Safe Thrust 2.5 g
Max Thrust 4 g
Fuel (tons) 300 tons
Fuel (days) 1.84
Armament 6x ER Large Lasers
5x ER Medium Lasers
5x Large Pulse Lasers
8x Medium Pulse Laser
2x Gauss Rifles
3x LB 20-X ACs
3x Ultra AC/20s
3x LRM-15s + Artemis IV FCS
2x LRM-20s + Artemis IV FCS
2x SRM-4s + Artemis IV FCS
3x SRM-6s + Artemis IV FCS
Armor 34 tons (Standard Armor)
Crew 40
Escape Pods/Life Boats 0/15
Heat Sinks 162 (324) (Double)
BV (1.0) 10,813[2]


Description[edit]

Originally designed by Clan Smoke Jaguar under the designation Charybdis in the 3040s. It was renamed in the honor of the legendary Inner Sphere aerospace fighter pilot Tyra Miraborg, whose kamikaze run on the Clan Wolf flagship Dire Wolf stalled the Clan invasion and killed the Smoke Jaguar ilKhan Leo Showers. It was launched from Huntress shipyards in 3053 and first saw action against the Draconis Combine in the defense of Avon in 3056.

A maneuverable vessel, it can easily bring its formidable array of weapons to bear while in space. Though it rarely lands on contested planets, prefering to stay in orbit with its trinary of OmniFighters.

Armament[edit]

The impressive armament on the Miraborg reflects a change in Clan military philosophy concerning the role of dropships. It is well armored for its role but the overall placement of the weapons, mostly in the nose and stern, leaves is vulnerable when landed. Long range direct firepower is provided by a impressive set of weapons, including six ER Large Lasers, five Large Pulse Lasers and two Gauss Rifles. This is supported by two LRM-20s and 3 LRM-15s, all with Artemis IV. If anything get close to the ship, it can bring to bear its eight Medium Pulse Lasers, three LB 20X and three Ultra 20 Autocannons, two SRM-4s and three SRM-6s. It carries reasonable amounts of ammo for most weapons, but is especially light on the Gauss and LB-20X ammunition.

Cargo[edit]

  • Bay 1: 10 Fighters / Cargo (339 tons) - 2 Doors
  • Bay 2: 10 Fighters / Cargo (338 tons) - 2 Doors
  • Bay 3: 10 Fighters / Cargo (338 tons) - 2 Doors

References[edit]

  1. online date for the Miraborg
  2. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 250

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