Triumph

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Triumph
Production information
Manufacturer Aldis Industries
BBP Industries
Rashpur-Owens Incorporated
Production Year 2593[1]
Use Troop Carrier
Type Military Aerodyne
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 8,600 tons
Structural Integrity 11
Length 129 meters
Width 120.2 meters
Height 43 meters
Drive System Delano 1070
Safe Thrust 1.5 g
Max Thrust 2.5 g
Fuel (tons) 383 tons
Fuel (days) 208.2 days
Armament 1x PPC
1x AC/10
2x AC/5
1x LRM-20
2x LRM-15s
1x LRM-10
2x Large Lasers
8x Medium Lasers
Armor 35 tons standard
Fore: 15
Sides: 14
Aft: 12
Crew 15
Escape Pods/Life Boats 4/3
Heat Sinks 112
BV (1.0) 2,899[2]
BV (2.0) 2,812


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[edit] Description

One of the largest aerodyne DropShips produced, the squat and unglamorous Triumph-class is also one of the most versatile and resilient designs in common use throughout all the Successor States naval fleets.

The vessel's distinctive look is born of an attempt to balance aerodynamic maneuverability and rapid off-loading of its Battalions worth of Combat Vehicles. The large and easily accessible cargo bays are also highly adaptable, with many Triumphs modified to carry AeroSpace Fighters, BattleMechs and even surface naval craft. Even with relatively easy and fast cargo off-loading times, like many troop carriers, the Triumph is not designed to enter contested territory and its meager armor and weaponry leave the class extremely vulnerable to hostile fire.


[edit] Armament

Focused toward its role as a troop carrier, the Triumph has a fairly light amount of weapons, with a nose mounted PPC, AC/10, LRM-20 and twin Medium Lasers, supported by a AC/5, LRM-15, a Large Laser and two Mediums in each wing. The rear of the craft is protected by a single LRM-10 and two medium lasers, ensuring that the craft rarely enters contested territory without protection from AeroSpace Fighters and fellow DropShips.


[edit] Cargo

Three huge cargo bays on the lowest decks of the craft give the Triumph the capacity to carry a complete armored vehicle battalion, easily accessible via the two large doors in the DropShip's sides. Two 1,000 ton capacity bays are located in the aft portion of the vessel, normal reserved for supplies and parts as restricted floor space limit them to a mere four vehicles. Despite their limited access they are almost ideal for carrying 'Mechs, a common modification.


[edit] Variants

  • Upgrade 
    BBP Industries of Luthien unveiled a advanced-tech redesign of the Triumph in 3057, attempting to combat the venerable craft's lack luster weapons array, trading a Gauss Rifle for the AC/10, an ER PPC for the standard model, switching the large lasers for Extended Range models, trading two standard mediums for Medium Pulse Lasers, and adding Artemis IV FCS to all the LRM launchers. While only making fairly minor changes to the weapons, unlike many lostech refits BBP also attempted to redress some of the other annoyances of the Triumph, replacing the single large vehicle bay ramp with a pair of narrower ones which provides simultaneous access to both upper and lower bays, while also allowing the crew to shift vehicles about while in flight. The smaller bays have also been factory upgraded to include four 'Mech cubicles allow the upgraded Triumph to transport a 'Mech Lance as well as its armor battalion. BV (1.0) = 3,160[3], BV (2.0) = 3,282

[edit] See Also

[edit] Triumph Ship Gallery

[edit] References

  1. online date for the Triumph
  2. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 238
  3. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 239

[edit] Bibliography