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I was checking out the different types of dropships and looked at the Union class dropship and the Leopard and they both showed up with "Obsolete" after their names (i.e., Union (Obsolete) and Leopard (Obsolete)). I was wondering why we had classified them as "Obsolete" and why the Overlord showed "Original".

Just curious what the rationale was for doing that, especially since the dropships are in use in the 3rd and 4th Succession Wars. Thanks! Bdevoe 13:42, 1 August 2007 (CDT)

Because BattleTech products make that distinction. IIRC, "obselete" refers to the 3025-era version, while "Upgrade" refers to post-3050-era versions. Scaletail 19:03, 1 August 2007 (CDT)
Okay. That's fine with me. I don't have the products that list those as such, so I've never seen it used that way. Thanks for the clarification. Bdevoe 08:11, 2 August 2007 (CDT)


I'm thinking of doing a major overhaul on the Overlord page, especially the armament section, the section reading "The armament package -as originally installed in Star League era versions- outgunned every other DropShip in space," is especially troubling to me, as I don't know of any source that says that support that claim, and it's clearly outgunned by the earlier Fortress design. I wanted to check before making these changes in case there is a source that backs up this these statements. --Peregry 04:41, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Absolutely. If you can improve an article and provide verifiability, that would definitely help. If there was a source, then it should be cited. Go for it. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 10:12, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Named Vessels[edit]

The Leopard, Leopard CV, and Union have categories for named vessels. Should the Overlord page be modified to match? Cache (talk) 12:57, 14 November 2014 (PST)

I don't work too much on the spaceships, so I'm not entirely sure how they're organized, but consistency is best, so go ahead and make them consistent. -BobTheZombie (talk) 13:13, 14 November 2014 (PST)
Listing named vessels in the article was the old way we did it on Sarna, before BrokenMnemonic and I began creating articles for individual vessels. A link to a category is the new way and all ship class articles should be changed to match eventually. Looks like the Overlord was somehow overlooked. (I've sometimes refrained from making the change before articles had been created for the individual named vessels listed, so no information would be lost.) Frabby (talk) 23:41, 14 November 2014 (PST)
I will take care of the Overlord the next time I am editing. Cache (talk) 07:25, 15 November 2014 (PST)
Looks like the Overlord was not overlooked in the category project. The Wolf's Dragoons vessels listed on the page were added afterwards. They each have their own page now, and were removed from this one. Cache (talk) 12:20, 16 November 2014 (PST)

Overlord-A3 Hyphenation[edit]

In the process of uploading the A3 image, I noticed a little inconsistency in the way the name is hyphenated. The write-up in TRO:3067 has it as Overlord-A3 but the readout heading shows Overlord A3-class DropShip. The MUL and RS:3067U show no hyphens. So... which is it?--Cache (talk) 20:30, 22 February 2018 (EST)