Zugvogel

Zugvogel.jpg
ZC-0-01 Zugvogel
Production information
Manufacturer Lockheed-CBM Corporation[1]
Production Year 3086[2]
Use Multi-purpose OmniVehicle
Tech Base Inner Sphere[1]
Chassis Type (Size) Fixed Wing (Large)[1]
Equipment Rating E/X-X-F/E[1]
Cost 2,403,589 C-bills[2]
Introduced 3086
Technical specifications
Mass 200 tons[1]
Structural Integrity 4[1]
Cruise Speed 40 km/h[1]
Flank Speed 60 km/h[1]
Power Plant Fusion[1]
Fuel (Type/Range) 369[1]
Armament Primary Configuration
Heat Sinks 0[1]
Armor Heavy Industrial Armor[1]
Barrier Armor Rating (BAR) BAR 10[1]
Crew 3 (3 enlisted/non-rated)[1]
BV (2.0) 1,159[1]
1,211[2]



Description[edit]

Turning to Omni Pod technology to meet myriad requirements of the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Quartermaster Corps, the Zugvogel Omni Support Aircraft can be configured for almost any support role.[1]

Relying on a large number of fixed wing support craft to maintain the massive logistical supply train of the Lyran military, the LAAF/LCAF Quartermaster Corps utilized a considerable volume of Lockheed/CBM's King Karnov in a seemingly endless array of variants to meet numerous roles. Attempting to simplify and streamline its manufacturing lines in the manner of the Morgenstern OmniFighter's replacement of three AeroSpace Fighters, Lockheed/CBM again turned to modular Omni construction to develop a single design capable of meeting as many roles as possible.[1]

Built using an Edasich commercial-grade Fusion Engine, making it twenty-five percent faster than the King Karnov, the Zugvogel mounts eleven and half tons of military grade armor, and carries advanced fire control and CASE as standard. Featuring a whopping seventy-one and half tons of pod space, the Zugvogel can be modified for nearly any mission an army could come up with.[1]

vArmamentv[edit]

The Zugvogels primary configuration is that of a heavily armed combat transport, carrying a forward facing pair of LRM-15s, two Light AC/2s and a Medium Pulse Laser, supported by a Light Gauss Rifle mounted aft. Reserving twenty-two and half tons for cargo space, five tons of LRM missiles, two tons of Light AC ammo and one of Light Gauss reloads compliment four heat sinks.[1]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alt Config B 
    A field hospital configuration, the Zugvogel B mounts a ten theater MASH unit, Paramedic Equipment, Field Kitchen and powerful Searchlights to illuminate the area when grounded. A fifty ton Light Vehicle Bay for rescue jeeps and ambulances, and a four ton infantry bay round out the config. BV (2.0) = 645[1], 570[4]
  • Alt Config C 
    A mobile repair based configuration, the Zugvogel C, is equipped with two Mobile Field Repair Bases, Lift Hoist and searchlight. A twenty-ton storage bay for parts and a twelve ton infantry bay fill the remaining space. BV (2.0) = 518[1], 570[5]
  • Alt Config D 
    The so-called Raubvogel, the D configuration, is a aerial gunship intended to defend its fellow craft capable of frightening even the bravest aerojock, mounting twin Gauss Rifles, a Heavy PPC and Rocket Launcher 10 forward, with an Ultra AC/2 mounted aft. Seven tons of Gauss reloads, two of Ultra AC ammo and fifteen heat sinks give the D reasonable field endurance. BV (2.0) = 1,444[1], 2,022[6]
  • Alt Config E 
    This version carries four Anti-Missile Systems with two covering the nose and aft arc. It also carries a pair of MML-5s in the nose and a Rotary AC/2 covers the aft arc. A Guardian ECM Suite provides electronic warfare support. The RAC/2 covers the main exit hatch which opens onto a forty-eight ton infantry bay. BV (2.0) = 1,038[7], 1,028[8]
  • Unnamed Alt Configuration 
    The Republic of the Sphere put out a request to Lockheed-CBM for an Omni Pod that could carry a full company of Battle Armor.[11]

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 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 56-57, "Zugvogel Omni Support Aircraft"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 MUL online data for the Zugvogel
  3. MUL online data for the Zugvogel Omni Support Aircraft A
  4. MUL online data for the Zugvogel Omni Support Aircraft B
  5. MUL online data for the Zugvogel Omni Support Aircraft C
  6. MUL online data for the Zugvogel Omni Support Aircraft D
  7. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 83
  8. MUL online data for the Zugvogel Omni Support Aircraft E
  9. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 70
  10. MUL online data for the Zugvogel Omni Support Aircraft F
  11. Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 22, "Trireme Infantry Transport"

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