Samurai

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Samurai
Production information
Manufacturer Fairchild Dornier
Production Year 2450[1]
Model SL-25
Class Medium
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 2,473,042[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 50 tons
Structural Integrity 7
Frame FD 50-12
Power Plant Hermes 250
Fuel 640 - 8 tons
Armament
Communications System FD 205
Tracking & Targeting System Scope 115F
Heat Sinks 19
BV (1.0) 969[3][4]
BV (2.0) 974[5][6]

Description[edit]

The first Samurai were introduced for the Terran Hegemony even before the Exodus when Terran forces realized the need for a strong, capable ground-attack fighter. Fairchild Dornier managed to design a fighter which would meet these expectations, and so Samurai production began. The Amaris Civil War however led to the destruction of Samurai factories, stopping the production in 2774.

By the late thirty-first century, the Fairchild Dornier had rebuilt the Samurai's production line for the Lyran Alliance during the Jihad. This was due to disruptions in production of its mainstay medium fighter, the Lucifer during that time period.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The SL-25 is a 50 ton Aerospace Fighter with 5 Medium Lasers firing forward to attack ground units and additional single Medium Laser for attacks while moving away. Additionally short range Small Lasers allow it to attack fighters of same size or larger, while a single aft-mounted Small Laser is useful for dogfights with more agile enemies.[5]

Variants[edit]

Notable Pilots[edit]

Elden Berardinelli – One of the original members of the command lance of Sorenson’s Sabres. Berardinelli’s Samurai was maintained in perfect condition.[13]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Samurai
  2. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 257
  3. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 257
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 85
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Technical Readout: 3039, pp. 202-203, "Samurai Fighter Profile"
  6. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 331
  7. MUL online date for the SL-26 Samurai
  8. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 258
  9. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 332
  10. MUL online date for the SL-27 Samurai
  11. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 259
  12. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 333
  13. Sorenson's Sabres (scenario pack), p.18 , "Elden Berardinelli" - Notable Samurai pilot

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