Schrack (Aerospace Fighter class)

This article is about the aerospace fighter. For other uses, see Schrack (disambiguation).


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Schrack
Production information
Manufacturer Wangker Aerospace
Production Year 3097[1]
Model SCK-O
Class Medium OmniFighter
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 60 tons
Structural Integrity 7
Frame Shipil SC1F
Power Plant Krupp 300 XL
Armor Fiber 15 Heavy Ferro-Aluminum
Fuel 5
Armament

Prime Configuration

Communications System COMSTAT 500 ATM
Tracking & Targeting System IMB SYS 6000
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
BV (2.0) 2,113[2][3]


Description[edit]

First produced by Wangker Aerospace of Mars during the first decade of the thirty-second century, the Schrack is a well-built Medium Class OmniFighter first created for service of the Republic of the Sphere's Armed Forces. The Schrack is principally designed to be a flexible and fast moving fighter, which its Omni configurations leads it to have some considerably hard hitting firepower. The Schrack is used principally as an interceptor and interdiction ship for the Republic's Navy.

The fighter's significant usage was during the 3130s and 40s, when events of Gray Monday caused the ripple effect Republic's retreat from Inner Sphere into its Fortress's Walls. In October of 3136, two squadrons of Schrack were used to fend off Capellan forces attacking Republic forces withdrawing from the world of Aldebaran. These squadrons would fend off Capellan aerospace forces, which included pair of Lung Wangs Class Assault DropShips. The Schrack pilots eventually forced back the Liao forces at the cost of most of these two squadrons.

During the Republic's isolation during the 3140s, the renegade ComStar forces became a threat to that nation's attempts to recover and rebuild. In 3140, Schrack squadrons assigned to the Republic WarShip, Auspicium, would be used in a high-speed intercept of ComStar DropShips arriving at Epsilon Eridani's nadir Jump Point. In a high-speed pursuit, the Schracks engaged and destroyed the Achilles-Class DropShip, Purity of Purpose at the cost all but four of their number.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Schrack is a fast fighter for its weight class, using its Krupp built 300-rated Extra-Light Fusion Engine to propel the craft to the speed once belonging solely to Light Fighters a century before. The frame of the craft is able to handle 30 tons worth of OmniPod Weapons and Equipment. The hull of the Schrack is protected by 12.5 tons worth of Heavy Ferro Aluminum armor.

The OmniFighter's Primary Configuration consists of intermediate and short-range weaponry. The configuration's main weapon is an Improved version of the Heavy Gauss Rifle with 3 tons of ammunition. Backing up the gun is trio of Extended Range Medium Lasers found in the nose with Gauss Rifle. In short-ranges, wing-mounted 2-tubed Streak Short-Range Launchers rounds out the fighter power in an engagement. Primary Configuration has been used in the roles of Interceptor and its main weapon can aid in the anti-dropship role.[5][6]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A 
    The A is also used as interceptor, however this version of the fighter has considerably more firepower than Primary. It is armed with a conventional Gauss Rifle in the nose with its 2 tons of ammunition. Each of the wings has array of three ER Medium Lasers each, with additional laser mounted in the aft. Six additional Double Heat Sinks are fitted to handle the laser's heavy heat load. BV(2.0) = 2,173[7][8]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    Considered to be a close-in dog fighter, the B Configuration firepower comes from pair of Class 5 Rotary Autocannons found in the nose. Several tons of ammunition is allotted to these guns to give the fighter some longevity during an engagement. Pair of nose mounted ER Medium Lasers provides back firepower for pilot to rely on once the autocannon's ammo bin runs dry. An additional Double Heat Sink is provided for heat management. BV(2.0) = 2,212[9][10]

Notes[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Schrack has the following Design Quirks:

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Schrack (Aerospace Fighter class)
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere , pp. 50-51 & 133 SCK-O Schrack - BV2.
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 402 Schrack Prime's BV2
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere , pp. 50-51 & 133 SCK-O Schrack - Background, Note: Fluff indicates the fighter had been service for 40 years from 3145.
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere , pp. 50-51 & 133 SCK-O Schrack - Prime Configuration & other features.
  6. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 402
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere , pp. 50-51 & 134 SCK-O Schrack - A Configuration.
  8. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 403
  9. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere , pp. 50-51 & 134 SCK-O Schrack - B Configuration.
  10. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 404

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