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Production information
Manufacturer Wolf Armorworks

Aerospace Plant CM-T72673

Production Year 3016[1]
Model Jagatai Prime
Class Medium OmniFighter
Tech Base Clan
Cost 13,162,781 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 70 tons
Structural Integrity 7
Frame Eden Compact 90
Power Plant 280 XL engine
Armor Eden Composition IV Ferro-aluminum

Primary Configuration

Communications System K55
Tracking & Targeting System Wolf's eye 7
Heat Sinks 15 double heat sinks
BV (1.0) 2,564[3][4][5]
BV (2.0) 2,827[6][7]


With the prototypes first fielded during Trials of Possession in 3016, the Jagatai quickly proved its worth, entering full production in 3019 and becoming the Wolf Clan's standard medium OmniFighter, also seeing service among numerous other Clans in a variety of air superiority roles.[4][8][9]

While only featuring average maneuverability for its size, the 70 ton Jagatai mounts more armor and larger fuel tanks than its nearest rivals, allowing it linger longer on station. The use of an XL engine and ferro-aluminum armor free up weight for 39 tons of available pod space, but like many OmniFighters the Jagatai suffers pedestrian heat dissipation with just 15 double heat sinks mounted on its base chassis.[4][8][9]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary configuration of the Jagatai mounts an LRM-20 and two tons of ammo directly below the cockpit, supported by an ER PPC and large pulse laser fitted to each wing. A further large pulse laser is mounted aft to discourage pursuit and large enough to actually do the job, while two extra double heat sinks attempt to keep the primary configuration's high waste heat under control.[4][8][9]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration A 
    Opting for sheer short range stopping power, the A configuration mounts a massive UAC/20, potentially able to destroy an enemy fighter in a single volley, and is supported by a wing-mounted Streak SRM-6 on each side. To give this configuration some offensive ability at range, an ER PPC is squeezed in beside the massive autocannon in the nose, with an ER large laser mounted aft. Two tons of Streak reloads and a whopping four tons of autocannon ammunition keeps the A in the combat zone, while five additional double heat sinks strive to prevent an ammunition explosion. BV (1.0) = 2,519[4][10], BV (2.0) = 2,607[6][11]
  • Alternate Configuration C 
    Superficially similar to the A with an LB 20-X AC in the nose, rather than a single PPC, it also mounts two ER large lasers in the nose. Supporting the lasers is an LRM-10 in each wing, supported by four tons of reloads compared to the autocannons meager two tons. A rear mounted ER large laser and large pulse laser gives serious pause to any opposing pilot attacking from the rear. BV (1.0) = 2,157[4][14], BV (2.0) = 2,337[6][15]
  • Alternate Configuration D 
    Reflecting the Crusader Wolves post–Great Refusal mindset, the D configuration mounts a Gauss rifle and two ATM-12 launchers in the nose, with an ER large laser in each wing. Though ignoring the aft-mounted weapons of the other configurations, two tons of reloads keeps the Gauss rifle in operations during most missions and three tons of ATM ammunition allows the fighter to carry whatever mixture of the three ATM missile types the pilot desires. BV (1.0) = 2,413[4], BV (2.0) = 2,864[6][16]
  • Alternate Configuration X 
    The Jagatai X is intended for use on the electronics-heavy battlefields of the Jihad. It uses an experimental Angel ECM suite to disrupt enemy communications and targeting and a light active probe to find enemy forces. To destroy the foes it finds, the Jagatai X carries a quartet of LRM-20s with Artemis V fire control systems. BV (2.0) = 2,978[18]



  1. MUL online date for the Jagatai
  2. Combat Operations, p. 109
  3. Combat Operations, p. 109
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, pp. 190-191, "Jagatai OmniFighter Profile and BV listing"
  5. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 121
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Master Unit List: Battle Values, pp. 180-181
  7. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 338
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Technical Readout: 3055, pp. 158-159, "Jagatai OmniFighter Profile"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, p. 142, "Jagatai Fighter Profile"
  10. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 122
  11. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 339
  12. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 123
  13. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 340
  14. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 124
  15. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 341
  16. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 342
  17. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 343
  18. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 344