Riever

Riever 3025.jpg
Riever
Production information
Manufacturer Free Worlds Defense Industries
Production Year 2815[1]
Model F-100
Class Heavy
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 6,131,500[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 100 tons
Structural Integrity 10
Frame Interstar Heavy
Power Plant Pitban 300a
Fuel 400 - 5 tons
Armament
Communications System Lassitor-3QZ
Tracking & Targeting System IMB SYS 3740
Heat Sinks 28 (single)
BV (1.0) 1,397[3][4]
BV (2.0) 1,611

Description[edit]

A primary unit within Marik aerospace forces, the Riever makes up for its low manueverability and thrust and its somewhat lackluster weapons systems with its capability to take a punch and stay in the fight until the job is done. This post-Star League design also brings to the table easy maintenance and repair routines, due to the need for simplicity, even as early as the first decade of the 29th, century. The primary mission of the Riever remains that of anti-enemy fighter formations and DropShips (rather than ground support).

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Riever's primary weapon is an aerospace-modified Imperator Zeta-a Class-20 autocannon, supplied with a meager ten rounds. The four Beta Short-Range Missile 6-racks are intended for anti-ASF operations; capable of destroying light fighters easily, they can also do significant damage to medium and (fellow) heavy fighters. The Gamma Long-Range Missile 10-Rack was a late addition to the Riever series.

Variants[edit]

  • F-100a 
    This variant, introduced in 2829, swaps out the LRM-10 for two more SRM-6s. Unlike the anti-DropShip model, this one is intended to get into a thick dogfight and deal some SRM-style pain close-up. BV (1.0) = 1,381[5][6], BV (2.0) = 1,575
  • F-100b 
    This unpopular variant was introduced in 2835 and replaces the SRM launchers with two AC/5s. In order to accomodate the autocannons, armor had to be sacrificed, costing the model its primary (and some say "only") advantage. BV (1.0) = 1,223[7][8], BV (2.0) = 1,262
  • F-700 
    The new-era variant, introduced in 3050, has increased thrust and managed greater heat control (through the use of double heat sinks). The craft is popular with the Free Worlds League, the new Star League and the Word of Blake. BV (1.0) = 1,474[9][10], BV (2.0) = 1,626
  • F-700b 
    This variant is introduced during the FedCom Civil War. Equipped with 16 tons Ferro-Aluminum for better protection. The standard AC/20 is upgraded to an Ultra AC-20 model, and the SRM launchers in each wing are updated to Streak SRM 6, plus two extra launchers. BV (2.0) =2,185[13]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Riever
  2. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 293
  3. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 293
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 178
  5. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 294
  6. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 179
  7. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 295
  8. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 180
  9. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 276
  10. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 181
  11. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 297
  12. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 182
  13. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 298

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