27th Strike (Clan Coyote)
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|Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster|
|Previous Designation(s)||Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster|
|Nickname||Free Air (previous)|
|Affiliation|| Clan Coyote|
Clan Diamond Shark (previous)
|Parent Command|| Gamma Galaxy|
Zeta Galaxy (previous)
The Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster was a second line military formation of Clan Diamond Shark, that was later captured and incorporated into the Touman of Clan Coyote as the Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster.
Clan Diamond Shark
The Steel Viper Rho Galaxy deployed to Eden to engaged the garrison of Clan Wolf during their Abjuration in 3071. The Viper clusters had surrounded the Wolf enclave when they were hit by surprise by the Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster in the rear and then by the Wolves from the front. In the confusion Galaxy Commander Varga of the Steel Vipers was killed along with half his force.
In 3072 the Twenty-seventh and the Forty-fourth Battle Cluster hit the Steel Viper's Beta Galaxy positions on Londerholm destroying the 195th Striker Cluster in the early stages of the fighting. As the battle progressed the Viper's Gamma Galaxy caught the Coyote force in a flank attack. The Assault Clusters rolled over the Coyotes destroying them. Only a few survived to be taken bondsmen.
|Commanding Officers of the 27th Combined Strike (Clan Diamond Shark)|
|Star Colonel||Isabelle||3060 - 3067|
|Commanding Officers of the 27th Combined Strike (Clan Coyote)|
The warriors of the Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster were experts at gaining ground and holding it at any cost. They commanded the terrain to their full advantage. The ground units were well supported by the six stars of fighters. Their pilots prefered engagements in the atmosphere.
Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster - Regular/Questionable 
Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster - Veteran/Reliable 
- The Twenty-seventh was at 98% of Full Strength, equipped completely with second line Clan 'Mechs.
Twenty-seventh Strike Cluster
When defending the Twenty-seventh Combined Strike Cluster can force the initiative.
- Field Manual:: Warden Clans, p. 163, "Clan Diamond Shark - Deployment Table "
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 77, "Warden Clans - Deployment Table"
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 53, "The Coyote Prowls"
- The Wars of Reaving, p.96
- The Wars of Reaving, p.106
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 75, "27th Combined Strike Cluster"
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 179