Slayer

This article is about the aerospace fighter design. For the individual Union-C-class DropShip, see Slayer (Individual Union-C-class DropShip).


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Slayer
Production information
Manufacturer Wakazashi Enterprises
Production Year 2657[1]
Model SL-15
Class Heavy
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 4,454,053[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 80 tons
Structural Integrity 8
Frame Wakazashi V
Power Plant Shinobi 320
Fuel 800 - 10 tons
Armament
Communications System Sony MSF-21
Tracking & Targeting System Radcom T11
Heat Sinks 20
BV (1.0) 1,279[3][4]
BV (2.0) 1,347

Description[edit]

The Slayer is a House Kurita heavy fighter designed before the fall of the Star League. The Slayer is noted for endurance and armor. A multi-role fighter, the Slayer has the firepower to take on both other fighters and 'Mechs, with many pilots mistaking the compact design for a lighter craft, a mistake they rarely live to repeat. The Slayer also boasts a double capacity fuel tank, allowing it to loiter over the battlefield for extended periods of time.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

While not the heaviest of armament, the Slayer carries enough weaponry to give any other fighter or 'Mech a bad day. With a Zeus 56 Mark IV Autocannon/10 and a Diverse Optics Type 20 Medium Laser in the nose, backed up by four more Medium Lasers in the wings, the Slayer can lay down enough fire in one pass to destroy smaller craft. A single Medium Laser faces to the rear to discourage pursuit.

Variants[edit]

  • SL-15A 
    First in a series of unpopular uninspired modification kits developed by Wakazashi during the Third Succession War, the 15A trades the Zeus 56 for an LRM-15 and SRM-6 in the nose, supplied with two tons of reloads each. [5]BV (1.0) = 1,243[6][7], BV (2.0) = 1,423
  • SL-15B 
    A variant take on the 15A, this modification leaves the LRM launcher in the nose but mounts the SRM launcher aft. [5] BV (1.0) = 1,243[8][9]
  • SL-15C 
    The 15C merely reverses the 15B's positioning, with SRM mounted in the nose, with the LRM switched to the rear. [5]BV (1.0) = 1,243[10][11], BV (2.0) = 1,379
  • SL-15R 
    Unwilling to mess with the popular design at the A/B/C debacle, this variant introduced in 3044 simply replaces the older Zeus 56 for a more advanced Imperator Code Red LB 10-X AC and an extra ton of ammunition, a minor change that allowed it to be quickly applied to the production line and as a simple field refit for existing fighters. [12] [5]BV (1.0) = 1,353[13][14], BV (2.0) = 1,384
  • SL-15K 
    A minor modern updating of the 15R developed in 3066, the 15K merely switches the standard heat sinks for double strength models and upgrades the lasers to ER Medium Lasers. The DCMS' plans to upgrade all existing SL-15 and SL-15Rs to this standard was disrupted by the Jihad. [5]BV (1.0) = 1,497[15], BV (2.0) = 1,516

Custom / Experimental Variants[edit]

  • Slayer Eric 
    This Slayer variant replaces the autocannon with a pair of ER PPCs, carries fifteen tons of Heavy Ferro-Aluminum armor and twenty Double Heat Sinks. For close combat, the Slayer Eric carries five Medium Lasers, two in each wing and one covering the aft arc. BV (1.0) = 1,830[17]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Slayer
  2. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 282
  3. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 282
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 146
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 214
  6. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 283
  7. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 147
  8. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 284
  9. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 148
  10. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 285
  11. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 149
  12. Objective Raids, p. 106
  13. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 287
  14. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 150
  15. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 286
  16. Experimental Technical Readout: Mercs, p. 14 - "SL-CX Slayer" details.
  17. Record Sheets: Unique Fighters, p. 2

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