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Shilone

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Shilone
Production information
Manufacturer Wakazashi Enterprises
Production Year 2796[1]
Model SL-17
Class Medium
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 3,399,045[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 65 tons
Structural Integrity 6
Frame Wakazashi III
Power Plant Shinobi 260
Fuel 400 - 5 tons
Armament
Communications System Duoteck 100
Tracking & Targeting System RCA Instatrac Mark XI
Heat Sinks 20
BV (1.0) 1,149[3][4]
BV (2.0) 1,266

Description

A medium fighter mostly used by House Kurita, the Shilone has heavier arms and armor than most other fighters in its weight class. Early models suffered a manufacturing defect in the wing joint, resulting in several fatal crashes. All models were later upgraded with new wing joints and have had no structural failures since.

Weapons and Equipment

The SL-17 Shilone mounts a Shigunga LRM-20 and a Diverse Optics Type 10 Large Laser in the nose. For shorter range attacks, two Diverse Optics Type 20 Medium Lasers in the wings can be used to finish the job. In case of another fighter finding itself behind the Shilone, a rear-facing NCK "Thornbush" SRM-4 launcher can dispatch pursuit.

Variants

  • SL-17AC 
    The most notable variant replaces the nose mounted LRM-20 rack and a heat sink with a pair of Autocannon/2s, with a total ammo loadout of 45 rounds. This allows the Shilone to fight at increased range, surprising the enemy and staying out of harm's way.

    BV (1.0) = 1,016 [5][6], BV (2.0) = 972
  • SL-17R 
    This simple upgrade of the SL-17 replaces the low-tech heat sinks with double strength versions[7]. BV (1.0) = 1,214[8][9], BV (2.0) = 1,230
  • SL-17X 
    A Jihad-era experimental refit, the fighter has been equipped with 10.5 tons of Ferro-Aluminum armor. Its principal weapon is an Improved Heavy Gauss Rifle with 3 tons of ammunition. While retaining the original 17R's Large Laser, a pair of Clan ER Medium Lasers have fitted, one per wing. In addition to additional armor, the fighter has been given a pair of rear-mounted Chaff Pods. It has 10 Double Heat Sinks to handle new heat curve. BV (2.0) = 1,917[10]
  • SL-18 
    This Jihad variant replace the armor for Ferro-Aluminum, and upgrade the lasers to ER models. A XL Engine is replaced for lighter weight, and removes the LRM, for three MML-7 in the Nose and one in the rear. BV (1.0) = 1,037[11]

Gallery

Notable Pilots

References

  1. MUL online date for the Shilone
  2. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 273
  3. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 273
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 116
  5. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 274
  6. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 117
  7. Objective Raids, p. 68
  8. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 275
  9. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 118
  10. SL-17X Shilone, pp. 12, 24 SL-17X Shilone - Experimental Fluff and stats for variant.
  11. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 276
  12. Lethal Heritage, p.

Bibliography