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|Manufacturer||Clan Steel Viper|
|Safe Thrust||4 g|
|Max Thrust||6 g|
|Fuel (tons)||250 tons|
|Fuel (days)||135.9 days|
|Armament|| 5x ER Large Laser |
12x ER Medium Laser
6x Large Pulse Laser
8x Medium Pulse Laser
3x Gauss Rifle
2x Ultra AC/20
3x LRM 15 with Artemis IV FCS
4x LRM 20 with Artemis IV FCS
4x Streak SRM 6
|Armor|| Standard |
|Escape Pods/Life Boats||2/0|
|Heat Sinks||96 (double)|
The Noruff is an assault DropShip class designed by Clan Steel Viper. The prototype was launched in June 3056 and as of January 3057 was the only known operational ship of the class. Some time prior to 3061, Clan Nova Cat captured a Noruff and named it the Sacred Rite; it is unknown if this was the prototype.
Sixty percent of the Noruff's mass is taken up by its drive unit and 250-ton fuel tank. A cruising thrust of 4 g and maximum of 6 g means the nimble ship can actually outperform most aerospace fighters. The ten-man crew's living quarters, along with the primary airlock and docking adapter, take up the mid-section of the ship. The nose of the ship contains the bridge, with space for the pilot, co-pilot, commander and communications officer. Both the commander and co-pilot share responsibility for target designation and weapons allocation, though the advanced targeting computer controls the actual weapons.
Although the Noruff is not as heavily armed as some Clan DropShips, its weapons payload is more than adequate, especially considering its high thrust and maneuverability. The majority of its weapon systems are concentrated along the forward firing arc. For ammunition it carries six tons of Gauss Rifle rounds, four tons of Autocannon/20 rounds, fourteen tons of LRM-20 missiles and four tons of Streak SRM missiles. It is armored in 62 tons of standard armor.
- online date for the Noruff
- AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 210
- Path of Glory, p.??
- Technical Readout: 3057, p. 76-77
- Technical Readout: 3085, p. 184-185