Turkina

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Turkina
Production information
Manufacturer Ironhold Beta Complex
Olivetti Weapons
Production Year 3052[1]
Model Prime
Class Assault
Cost 26,940,470 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 95 tons
Chassis JF Standard
Armor JF Standard
Engine 285 JF Extralight
Communications System JF Integrated
Targeting Tracking System Series JFIX/Olivetti Pinpoint Advanced
Heat Sinks 15 Double heat sinks
Speed 54 km/h
Jump Jets JF Standard
Armament

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) 2,759[2][3]
BV (2.0) 2,944[4]

Contents

[edit] Description

The Turkina is a powerful OmniMech that was first seen in the Turkina Keshik at the Battle of Tukayyid, and entered general service with Clan Jade Falcon following the end of the Refusal War. In a design oddity, the Turkina mounts enough jump jets to vault 90 meters hardwired onto the frame, rather than using them in modular pods. While this simplified repair, it also uses tonnage that could be devoted to other systems when a mission does not call for jumping. Designers also included fifteen double heat sinks, four more than could be fit into the engine, so they are fixed in the torso. [2]

The Turkina is named after Turkina, the first Jade Falcon to be tamed, who inspired the leaders of Clan Jade Falcon in its early days. The name of the Turkina Keshik is also derived from this bird.[5]

[edit] Weapons and Equipment

The Turkina has forty-two tons available for modular pods. The primary configuration is armed for long-range combat with twin ER PPCs, LRM-15s, and LB-X Autocannon/5s. Four extra double heat sinks keeps heat manageable, while enough ammunition is mounted to keep the Turkina in the fight for extended periods.[6]

[edit] Variants

  • Alt. Config. A 
    The first alternate configuration is well-supplied with ammunition for its paired Gauss Rifles and LRM-20s. BV (1.0) = 2,812[6][7], BV (2.0) = 2,906[8]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    This powerfull close range variant is equiped with six Streak SRM-6, and an HAG 40. BV (2.0) = 3,147[16]
  • Alt. Config. U 
    Designed for space operations, this Turkina configuration mounts several experimental systems. A BattleMech HarJel System protects the torso against breaches, and two Liquid Storage tanks provide additional fuel for the jump jets. A Coolant Pod can quickly dissipate the heat built up by the ten ER Small Lasers, twin LRM-15s, and ATM-9. An Active Probe allows the Turkina U to find enemy forces, and the Talons mounted in each leg prevent the Turkina from floating away from the hull. To provide additional protection the Liquid Storage tanks, Harjel systems, and Coolant Pod have all been armored against enemy fire. BV (2.0) = 2,520[20]
  • Alt. Config. X 
    The X variant is configured for fire support with an LRM-20 slaved to an Artemis V FCS mounted in each arm. These launchers are backed up by six Medium Pulse Lasers and an ECM system. Talons are mounted on each foot for inflicting additional damage from kick attacks. BV (2.0) = 3,067[21]
  • Alt. Config. Z 
    The Z variant was developed by The Society. Four iATM 12 systems provide heavy firepower, while the Nova CEWS and Light TAG provide additional targeting data and target designation abilities. Most frightening is the Turkina Z's ten tons of ammunition space which insures it will stay in the fight for a long time.[22]

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[edit] References

  1. MUL online date for the Turkina
  2. 2.0 2.1 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 192
  3. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 341
  4. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 199
  5. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 9, 10, 11 - "Legend of Turkina"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 193
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 342
  8. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 200
  9. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 343
  10. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 201
  11. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 344
  12. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 202
  13. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 345
  14. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 153
  15. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 203
  16. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 204
  17. Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrades, p. 346
  18. Record Sheets: Upgrades, p. 154
  19. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 205
  20. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 149
  21. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Clan & Star League), p. 206
  22. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 85

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