Thrush

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Thrush
Production information
Manufacturer Mujika Aerospace
Production Year 2798[1]
Model TR-7
Class Light
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 1,685,156[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 25 tons
Structural Integrity 12
Frame Mujika Aerospace Type 12
Power Plant Rawlings 250
Fuel 400 - 5 tons
Armament
Communications System Endicott Type 22 Master
Tracking & Targeting System Dwyerson Mark XI
Heat Sinks 10
BV (1.0) 529[3][4]
BV (2.0) 476

Description[edit]

Nicknamed "The Frisbee" by Capellan pilots, the TR-7 Thrush is a light aerospace fighter typically seen in House Liao DropShip detachments, as well as garrison forces in the Capellan Confederation. Forsaking armor for speed and firepower, like most light aerospace fighters, the Thrush cannot take on larger fighters or multiple enemies, but is in its element when scouting or used as a screening force for DropShips. The circular wing design's major drawback is that the Thrush can enter an uncontrolled spin on entry to a planetary atmosphere (in a similar fashion to the Draconis Combine's similarly designed Sholagar which was eventually phased out because of its unstable atmospheric flight). The craft usually can be brought back under control, but at the loss of precious seconds of maneuvering.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Thrush carries three Kajuka Type 2 "Bright Blossom" Medium Lasers, more than enough firepower for scouting or screening for an already heavily armed DropShip.

Variants[edit]

  • TR-7p 
    This variant removes the nose Medium Laser and upgrade the wing lasers to Medium Pulse Laser models. BV (1.0) = 413[5]

Custom Variants[edit]

  • Thrush Maxmillian 
    Used by the Maskirovka for high speed insertions this Thrush variant removes the standard TR-7 engine and replaces it with a 325 XL model. This allows the Thrush Maxmillian to reach a top speed nearing twelve gravities. It also carries an additional half-ton of armor protection, six tons of fuel, and is equipped with a one ton Cargo Bay. To make room for these modifications, two of the Medium Lasers were removed. BV (1.0) = 410[9]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Thrush
  2. Record Sheets: 3039
  3. Record Sheets: 3039
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 35
  5. Record Sheets: 3039
  6. Record Sheets: 3039
  7. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 224
  8. Experimental Technical Readout: Boondocks, p. 13
  9. Record Sheets: Unique Fighters, p. 7

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