Visigoth

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Visigoth
Production information
Manufacturer Complex 9 (Ironhold)
Production Year 2948[1]
Model Prime
Class Heavy
Tech Base Clan
Cost 1,164,725[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 60
Structural Integrity 7
Frame Tokasha Compact
Power Plant 300 XL Fusion
Fuel 400
Armament

Primary Configuration

Communications System System 10
Tracking & Targeting System Hawk's Eyes Mk VI
Heat Sinks 16 Double Heat Sinks
BV (1.0) 2,196[2][3][4]
BV (2.0) 2,139[5][6]

Description[edit]

Originally developed by Clan Jade Falcon in the mid 30th century, the 60-ton Visigoth was the most popular OmniFighter among the Clan Toumans until the arrival of newer designs such as the Jagatai in the decades immediately prior to Operation Revival. The relatively old design made up as much as 25 percent of each invading Clan's front line aerospace forces, rarely less than ten percent, a testament to the abilities of the aging fighter that continues to see heavy use during the Jihad and beyond.[3][7][8]

The Visigoth has 26 tons of pod space available thanks to its use of an XL Engine and 10.5 tons of Ironhold B-class Ferro-Aluminum armor. Carrying sixteen Double Heat Sinks and five tons of fuel give the fighter good endurance in combat operations.[3][7][8]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration features a mixture of ballistic and energy weaponry offering solid all-around performance. An LB 10-X AC and a trio of ER Medium Lasers are mounted in the nose, supported by a Streak SRM-4 and Small Pulse Laser in each wing. To discourage pursuit, twin ER Medium Lasers are mounted aft, while three tons of ammunition for the autocannon and one ton of reloads for each Streak launcher give this variant good linger time in the air.[3][7][8]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt. Config. A 
    Designed towards projecting damage at range, the A configuration is usually deployed to ensure air/space superiority, mounting an ER PPC and twin ER Medium Lasers in the nose, with an Artemis enhanced LRM-20 supplied with two tons of reloads fitted in each wing, again supported by twin aft mounted ER Medium Lasers. BV (1.0) = 2,660[2][3][9], BV (2.0)= 2,987[5][10]
  • Alt. Config. B 
    A lethal ground-attack and air/space superiority loadout, the B Configuration features two nose mounted Large Pulse Lasers supported by a further one in each wing, with a Medium Pulse Laser is fitted aft. While ideal for long range patrols, the all energy weapon configuration forces pilots to manage their heat carefully. BV (1.0) = 2,317[2][3][11], BV (2.0)= 2,534[5][12]
  • Alt. Config. C 
    Another almost entirely Pulse Laser equipped variant, Configuration C features an identical pairing of a single large and medium pulse laser mounted in the nose and each wing. Strangely mounting an ammo dependent SRM-4 aft to fend off attacks from the rear, fed by a single ton reloads, the risk of an ammunition explosion forces pilots to be highly mindful of this variants high waste heat generation. BV (1.0) = 2,284[2][3][13], BV (2.0) = 2,533[5][14]
  • Alt. Config. D 
    Reflecting the highly aggressive focus of the Jade Falcons under Khan Marthe Pryde, Configuration D features a nose heavy armament of two Ultra AC/10's and twin Heavy Medium Lasers, complete eschewing any rear facing weaponry common to other Visigoth configurations. BV (1.0) = 1,754[3], BV (2.0)= 1,810[5][15]
  • Alt. Config. E 
    This configuration was introduced during the Jihad and consists of a nose mounted HAG/30 and a trio of ER Medium Lasers in each wing. These weapons are tied into a Targeting Computer to improve their accuracy. BV (2.0) = 3,192[16]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Visigoth
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Combat Operations, p. 109
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, pp. 188-189, "Visigoth OmniFighter Profile and BV listing"
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 105
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Master Unit List: Battle Values, p. 190
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 332
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Technical Readout: 3055, pp. 156-157, "Visigoth Fighter Profile"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Technical Readout: 3055, pp. 140-141, "Visigoth OmniFighter Profile"
  9. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 106
  10. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 333
  11. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 107
  12. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 334
  13. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 108
  14. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 335
  15. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 336
  16. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 337

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