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|Manufacturer||Clan Snow Raven|
|Safe Thrust||2.5 g|
|Max Thrust||4 g|
|Armament|| 10x ER Large Laser |
10x ER Medium Lasers
6x Medium Lasers
6x Large Pulse Lasers
6x Anti-Missile Systems
8x Gauss Rifles
8x Machine Guns
2x Ultra AC/20s
6x Streak SRM-6
|Armor|| Standard |
|Escape Pods/Life Boats||0/3|
|Heat Sinks||76 (double)|
The Carrier-class fighter carrier can transport a complete Star of OmniFighters or AeroSpace Fighters into battle. Designed and built by Clan Snow Raven to transport fighters to combat zones, the Carrier quickly became popular with pilots due to its good blend of speed, agility, firepower, and protection. It proved so successful that within 100 years of its introduction Carrier class ships built in Lum's Rumiko facility were found in the toumans of every Clan. The Ravens built these ships in exchange for raw materials and manufactured goods.
Each crewmember and pilot gets their own cabin in the nose of the ship, which warriors are free to decorate in any manner they choose. In many cases a warrior assigned to a Carrier will be aboard that ship permanently.
The Carrier's weapons mix is generous considering its primary role. The Gauss Rifles, Ultra AC/20's, and AC/10's provide good hitting power against enemy DropShips, while the 16 large lasers (both extended range and pulse) insure that when the ammunition is gone the Carrier will be able to defend itself.
Since a Carrier is likely to face opposing AeroSpace Fighters during a mission, the Snow Ravens equipped it with multiple Streak SRM-6 launchers and medium lasers to provide additional close in defense. To provide additional point defense, the Carrier uses eight machine guns and six anti-missile systems to destroy incoming missiles, both standard and the massive WarShip-launched capital missiles.
The Carrier class can carry 832 tons of cargo, making it well equipped to handle the needs of ten OmniFighters and their pilots. This cargo capacity, and the fact that the ship carries the Techs needed to support the warriors, allows the Carrier to participate in extended patrols, long range reconnaissance, or deep strike missions. As a result, these vessels are frequently seen as part of the various convoys that run between the Clan homeworlds and the Inner Sphere.