Firebird II-VI

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- After reading about the original Firebird built in 2400, I found I rather fancied it. So I built one with the intent of "modernizing" it. One led to two, and pretty soon I had a progression of five variants, each with different levels of tech, costs, etc.

Sarna Entry on the Firebird: https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Firebird

Firebird II

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AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird II
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3025
Vessel Type: Aerospace Fighter
Rules: Level 1, Standard design
Rules Set: AeroTech2

Mass: 45 tons
Length: 15 meters
Power Plant: 135 Fusion
Safe Thrust: 5
Maximum Thrust: 8
Armor Type: Standard
Armament:
1 Autocannon/2
2 Medium Laser
2 LRM 10
2 Small Laser
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird II
Mass: 45 tons

Equipment: Mass
Power Plant: 135 Fusion 4.50
Thrust: Safe Thrust: 5
Maximum Thrust: 8
Structural Integrity: 5 .00
Total Heat Sinks: 14 Single 4.00
Fuel: 4.00
Cockpit & Attitude Thrusters: 3.00
Armor Type: Standard (120 total armor pts) 7.50
Standard Scale Armor Pts
Location: L / R
Nose: 30
Left/Right Wings: 30/30
Aft: 30

Weapons and Equipment Loc SRV MRV LRV ERV Heat Mass
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1 Autocannon/2 Nose 2 2 2 -- 1 6.00
Ammo (AC/2) 45 --- 1.00
1 Medium Laser Nose 5 -- -- -- 3 1.00
1 LRM 10 RW 6 6 6 -- 4 5.00
1 LRM 10 LW 6 6 6 -- 4 5.00
Ammo (LRM 10) 24 --- 2.00
1 Medium Laser Aft 5 -- -- -- 3 1.00
2 Small Laser Aft 3 -- -- -- 2 1.00
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TOTALS: Heat: 17 45.00
Tons Left: .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 1,987,869 C-Bills
Battle Value: 716
Cost per BV: 2,776.35
Weapon Value: 1,124 (Ratio = 1.57)
Damage Factors: SRV = 23; MRV = 8; LRV = 3; ERV = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 5, Armor/Structure: 3 / 0
Damage PB/M/L: 2/1/1, Overheat: 0
Class: FL; Point Value: 7
Specials: if

- The Firebird II rectifies a lack of aft weapons, modernizes the power plant and adds extra fuel. Just a basic 3025 glow up.

Firebird III

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AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird III
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3058
Vessel Type: Aerospace Fighter
Rules: Level 2, Standard design
Rules Set: AeroTech2

Mass: 45 tons
Length: 15 meters
Power Plant: 180 Fusion
Safe Thrust: 6
Maximum Thrust: 9
Armor Type: Standard
Armament:
1 LB 2-X AC
1 Medium Pulse Laser
2 LRM 10
1 Medium Laser
2 ER Small Laser
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird III
Mass: 45 tons

Equipment: Mass
Power Plant: 180 Fusion 7.00
Thrust: Safe Thrust: 6
Maximum Thrust: 9
Structural Integrity: 6 .00
Total Heat Sinks: 10 Double .00
Fuel: 4.00
Cockpit & Attitude Thrusters: 3.00
Armor Type: Standard (128 total armor pts) 8.00
Standard Scale Armor Pts
Location: L / R
Nose: 32
Left/Right Wings: 32/32
Aft: 32

Weapons and Equipment Loc SRV MRV LRV ERV Heat Mass
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1 LB 2-X AC Nose 1 1 1 1 1 6.00
Ammo (LB 2-X) 45 --- 1.00
1 Medium Pulse Laser Nose 6 -- -- -- 4 2.00
1 LRM 10 RW 6 6 6 -- 4 5.00
1 LRM 10 LW 6 6 6 -- 4 5.00
Ammo (LRM 10) 24 --- 2.00
1 Medium Laser Aft 5 -- -- -- 3 1.00
2 ER Small Laser Aft 3 -- -- -- 4 1.00
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TOTALS: Heat: 20 45.00
Tons Left: .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 2,377,419 C-Bills
Battle Value: 884
Cost per BV: 2,689.39
Weapon Value: 1,277 (Ratio = 1.44)
Damage Factors: SRV = 28; MRV = 9; LRV = 4; ERV = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 6, Armor/Structure: 3 / 0
Damage PB/M/L: 2/1/1, Overheat: 0
Class: FL; Point Value: 9
Specials: if


- A late Clan Invasion era variant, it adds extra flexibility in the form of an LBX Autocannon, adds a Medium Pulse Laser to the nose alongside it and upgrades the Small Lasers from the Firebird II into ER versions. The powerplant is bigger than the Firebird II as well, while the Firebird III also mounts just a little bit more armor.

Firebird IV

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AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird IV
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3062
Vessel Type: Aerospace Fighter
Rules: Level 2, Standard design
Rules Set: AeroTech2

Mass: 45 tons
Length: 15 meters
Power Plant: 135 Fusion
Safe Thrust: 5
Maximum Thrust: 8
Armor Type: Standard
Armament:
1 Rotary AC/2
2 Medium Laser
2 LRM 10
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird IV
Mass: 45 tons

Equipment: Mass
Power Plant: 135 Fusion 4.50
Thrust: Safe Thrust: 5
Maximum Thrust: 8
Structural Integrity: 5 .00
Total Heat Sinks: 10 Double .00
Fuel: 3.00
Cockpit & Attitude Thrusters: 3.00
Armor Type: Standard (160 total armor pts) 10.00
Standard Scale Armor Pts
Location: L / R
Nose: 48
Left/Right Wings: 40/40
Aft: 32

Weapons and Equipment Loc SRV MRV LRV ERV Heat Mass
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1 Rotary AC/2 Nose 8 8 -- -- 6 8.00
Ammo (RAC/2) 90 --- 2.00
1 Medium Laser Nose 5 -- -- -- 3 1.00
1 LRM 10 RW 6 6 6 -- 4 5.00
1 LRM 10 LW 6 6 6 -- 4 5.00
Ammo (LRM 10) 24 --- 2.00
1 Medium Laser Aft 5 -- -- -- 3 1.00
1 C.A.S.E. Equipment Body .50
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TOTALS: Heat: 20 45.00
Tons Left: .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 2,219,761 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,016
Cost per BV: 2,184.8
Weapon Value: 1,353 (Ratio = 1.33)
Damage Factors: SRV = 28; MRV = 14; LRV = 3; ERV = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 5, Armor/Structure: 4 / 0
Damage PB/M/L: 3/2/1, Overheat: 0
Class: FL; Point Value: 10
Specials: if

- A FeComm Civil War era variant that changes around a lot from the Firebird II & III. The armor has been increased by a good margin, with a full ton added to the nose and a half ton to both sides. The Medium Pulse Laser of the Firebird III has been downgraded to a standard version, while the Small Lasers of the Firebird II & III have been completely removed. A Class 2 Rotary Autocannon has been mounted in the nose, while CASE is used to protect the vulnerable ammo. This variant has only three tons of fuel, identical to that of the version that was produced in 2400.

Firebird V

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AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird V
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3063
Vessel Type: Aerospace Fighter
Rules: Level 2, Standard design
Rules Set: AeroTech2

Mass: 45 tons
Length: 15 meters
Power Plant: 135 Fusion
Safe Thrust: 5
Maximum Thrust: 8
Armor Type: Standard
Armament:
1 LB 2-X AC
2 ER Medium Laser
2 LRM 10+ArtIV
2 ER Small Laser
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird V
Mass: 45 tons

Equipment: Mass
Power Plant: 135 Fusion 4.50
Thrust: Safe Thrust: 5
Maximum Thrust: 8
Structural Integrity: 5 .00
Total Heat Sinks: 10 Double .00
Fuel: 4.00
Cockpit & Attitude Thrusters: 3.00
Armor Type: Standard (128 total armor pts) 8.00
Standard Scale Armor Pts
Location: L / R
Nose: 32
Left/Right Wings: 32/32
Aft: 32

Weapons and Equipment Loc SRV MRV LRV ERV Heat Mass
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1 LB 2-X AC Nose 1 1 1 1 1 6.00
Ammo (LB 2-X) 90 --- 2.00
1 ER Medium Laser Nose 5 5 -- -- 5 1.00
1 LRM 10+ArtIV RW 8 8 8 -- 4 6.00
1 LRM 10+ArtIV LW 8 8 8 -- 4 6.00
Ammo (LRM 10) 24 --- 2.00
1 ER Medium Laser Aft 5 5 -- -- 5 1.00
2 ER Small Laser Aft 3 -- -- -- 4 1.00
1 C.A.S.E. Equipment Body .50
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TOTALS: Heat: 23 45.00
Tons Left: .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 2,679,994 C-Bills
Battle Value: 890
Cost per BV: 3,011.23
Weapon Value: 1,289 (Ratio = 1.45)
Damage Factors: SRV = 26; MRV = 17; LRV = 4; ERV = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 5, Armor/Structure: 3 / 0
Damage PB/M/L: 2/2/2, Overheat: 0
Class: FL; Point Value: 9
Specials: if


- Another FedComm Civil War era variant, the Firebird V swaps out the Medium Pulse Laser of the Firebird III for an ER version, and upgrades the aft Medium Laser to ER spec as well. The Firebird V also downgrades the powerplant of the Firebird III, making room for Artemis IV and CASE.

Firebird VI

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AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird VI
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3063
Vessel Type: Aerospace Fighter
Rules: Level 2, Standard design
Rules Set: AeroTech2

Mass: 45 tons
Length: 15 meters
Power Plant: 180 XL Fusion
Safe Thrust: 6
Maximum Thrust: 9
Armor Type: Ferro-aluminum
Armament:
1 LB 2-X AC
1 Medium Pulse Laser
2 LRM 10+ArtIV
1 ER Medium Laser
2 ER Small Laser
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Class/Model/Name: Firebird VI
Mass: 45 tons

Equipment: Mass
Power Plant: 180 XL Fusion 3.50
Thrust: Safe Thrust: 6
Maximum Thrust: 9
Structural Integrity: 6 .00
Total Heat Sinks: 11 Double 1.00
Fuel: 4.00
Cockpit & Attitude Thrusters: 3.00
Armor Type: Ferro-aluminum (125 total armor pts) 7.00
Standard Scale Armor Pts
Location: L / R
Nose: 32
Left/Right Wings: 31/31
Aft: 31

Weapons and Equipment Loc SRV MRV LRV ERV Heat Mass
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1 LB 2-X AC Nose 1 1 1 1 1 6.00
Ammo (LB 2-X) 90 --- 2.00
1 Medium Pulse Laser Nose 6 -- -- -- 4 2.00
1 LRM 10+ArtIV RW 8 8 8 -- 4 6.00
1 LRM 10+ArtIV LW 8 8 8 -- 4 6.00
Ammo (LRM 10) 24 --- 2.00
1 ER Medium Laser Aft 5 5 -- -- 5 1.00
2 ER Small Laser Aft 3 -- -- -- 4 1.00
1 C.A.S.E. Equipment Body .50
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TOTALS: Heat: 22 45.00
Tons Left: .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 4,947,469 C-Bills
Battle Value: 986
Cost per BV: 5,017.72
Weapon Value: 1,333 (Ratio = 1.35)
Damage Factors: SRV = 32; MRV = 16; LRV = 5; ERV = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 6, Armor/Structure: 3 / 0
Damage PB/M/L: 2/2/2, Overheat: 0
Class: FL; Point Value: 10
Specials: if


- Yet another FedComm Civil War variant, this version is just a Firebird V on steroids. An XL powerplant gives the Firebird VI the same speed as the Firebird III, while retaining the Artemis IV and CASE of the Firebird V. The nose mounted ER Medium Laser has been swapped out for a Pulse version, giving the Firebird IV and edge in close range combat. The armor protection has been ever so slightly reduced, however the use of Ferro-Aluminum saves a great deal of weight. In all other regards, the Firebird IV is identical to a Firebird V.
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Edited by l0rDn0o8sKiLlZ (10/09/20 10:47 AM)
Karagin
10/07/20 11:39 AM
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A good use of the airframe.
Karagin

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GiovanniBlasini
05/13/21 05:58 AM
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Like the original, I worry about the low thrust, and the use of an AC/2 but, for much of the time, it was the only game in town for extreme range weapons. That said, hitting at that range is hard. But, given how dammed pretty the Firebird is, I’m glad to see people working with it.
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