Silverback

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Silverback
Production information
Manufacturer Lyran Alliance[1][2]
Production Year 3058[3]
Use Wet Naval Escort, Coastal Patrol
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1][2]
Chassis Type (Size) (Medium, Template A)[1][2]
Equipment Rating E/X-X-D[2]
Cost  ???
Introduced 3058
Technical specifications
Mass 40 tons[1][2]
Cruise Speed 80 km/h[1][2]
Flank Speed 120 km/h[1][2]
Power Plant I.C.E.[1][2]
Fuel (Type/Range) Petrochemical/2,352 km[1][2]
Turret(s) 1[1][2]
Armament 3x Machine Guns[1][2]
Heat Sinks None[1][2]
Armor Commercial Armor[1][2]
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) BAR 7 [1][2]
Crew 6 (1 officer, 4 unlisted/non-rated, 1 gunner)[2]
BV (2.0)  ???



Description[edit]

The Silverback Coastal Cutter is an updated version of the ancient Silverfin Coastal Cutter employed by the Lyran Alliance's wet navy forces. The hydrofoil is geared to safeguard high-value "blue-water navy" ships such as the Jormungand Bluewater Cruiser. These ships are highly prized by Milita Navies in the Alliance for their Electronic Warfare capacity; because they are lightly armored, though, Silverbacks must rely on their speed and ECM for self-defense. Three of these ships were known to be permanently stationed on Blue Hole as part of the escort force for the BHS Brynhild.[1][2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Three Machine Guns are mounted in the Silverback's forward turret with a half ton of ammunition, and are guided by an Advanced Fire Control system. However the ship's most prized piece of equipment is its Guardian ECM Suite, a necessity since the ship's hull is still protected with only one ton of substandard armor. In addition to a single lifeboat it only carries a turret-mounted searchlight but adds a half-ton of fuel, increasing the vessel's endurance.[1][2]

Cargo[edit]

The ship has one ton of cargo space, accessed from the aft by a single door.[1][2]

Note[edit]

As of this writing there is no published record sheet and assigned battle value for the Silverback. The MUL Profile only includes the introduction year.

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 160, "Silverback Coastal Cutter"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 156, "Silverback Coastal Cutter"
  3. online date for the Silverback

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