Typhoon (Aerospace Fighter class)

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Typhoon
Production information
Manufacturer Lockheed-CBM Corporation[1]
Production Year 2461[2]
Model TFN-2A
Class Heavy
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Cost 11,330,405[citation needed]
Technical specifications
Mass 90 tons[1]
Structural Integrity
Frame CBM 702-A[1]
Power Plant PlasmaStar 270 Fusion Engine[1]
Fuel
Armament

1x LRM-15[1]
4x Large Lasers[1]
2x PPCs[1]

Communications System CBM COMSET 3[1]
Tracking & Targeting System CBM TRAK-2[1]
Heat Sinks 26[1]
BV (1.0) 1,253
BV (2.0) 1,530[1]
1,548[2]
1,566[3]

Description[edit]

Developed by CBM Aerospace of Donegal, in its heyday the Typhoon was the pre-Star League era Lyran Commonwealth's ground attack AeroSpace Fighter of choice. But while a vital part of the Lyran military's AeroSpace forces for many years, technology marched on and CBM ultimately discontinued the Typhoon in 2485 as it was entering into a business alliance with Lockheed Corporation of Tharkad to develop the Thunderbird that would ultimately trigger their merger into the powerful Lockheed/CBM Corporation.[1]

The Typhoon features a simple flying wing design, intended to provide both excellent glide characteristics and ample room for bomb ports. Though slow compared to more modern designs, the heavily armored Typhoons speed was more than adequate for its ground attack role when compared with contemporaries of the era.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Serving as the core unit during air assault missions, the Typhoon's primary weapons were a series of Defiance 600 PPCs and an array of Large Lasers in its wings, all of which were supported by a single nose-mounted Screamer LRM-15 rack.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • TFN-3A 
    This version of the Typhoon introduced in 2469[4] trades the Large Lasers for 2 AC/10s with 2 tons of ammunition. The cooler running ACs allow the removal of 6 heat sinks. Bv (1.0) = 1,439[5][4]
  • TFN-3M 
    This version of the Typhoon developed in 2473[6] trades 2 Large Lasers and both PPCs for 2 LRM-20s with 2 tons of ammunition. The cooler running LRMs allow the removal of 4 heat sinks. Bv (1.0) = 1,674[7][6]
  • TFN-5H 
    This version of the Typhoon is a modern upgrade fielded in 3074[8]. It is wrapped with 7.5 tons of Ferro-Aluminum armor. The missile weapons are changed to an Artemis IV-enhanced LRM-10, and each wing carries 2 Large Lasers and a Heavy PPC. To cool off, 23 double heat sinks are included. BV (1.0) = 1,971[9][8]

Notable Pilots[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 284-285, "TFN-2A Typhoon"
  2. 2.0 2.1 MUL online entry for the Typhoon (Aerospace Fighter class)
  3. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 204
  4. 4.0 4.1 MUL online entry for the TFN-3A Typhoon variant
  5. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 205
  6. 6.0 6.1 MUL online entry for the TFN-3M Typhoon variant
  7. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 206
  8. 8.0 8.1 MUL online entry for the TFN-5H Typhoon variant
  9. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - Age of War, p. 207

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