Miraborg (DropShip class)

This article is about the DropShip. For other uses, see Miraborg.
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Miraborg
Production information
Manufacturer Huntress DropShip Yards, Clan Smoke Jaguar[1]
Production Year 3053[2]
Use Fighter Carrier
Type Spheroid
Tech Base Clan
Technical specifications
Mass 9,750 tons
Structural Integrity 10
Length 122 meters
Width 122 meters
Height 131 meters
Safe Thrust 2.5 g
Max Thrust 4 g
Fuel (tons) 300 tons
Fuel (days) 1.84
Armament
Armor 34 tons standard
Crew 40[1]
  • 7 Officers
  • 26 Enlisted
  • 7 Gunners

Bay Personnel: 60

Escape Pods/Life Boats 0/15
Heat Sinks 162 double
BV (1.0) 10,813[1][3]

Description[edit]

Originally designed by Clan Smoke Jaguar under the designation Charybdis in the late 3040s, Clan Smoke Jaguar engineers awaited the results of battle with the Inner Sphere before finalizing the specifications. The class was renamed mid-REVIVAL in honor of the legendary Inner Sphere aerospace fighter pilot Tyra Miraborg, whose kamikaze run on the Clan Wolf flagship Dire Wolf stalled the Clan invasion and killed the Smoke Jaguar ilKhan Leo Showers. The Miraborg was launched from Huntress shipyards in 3053 and saw action against the Draconis Combine in the ongoing defense of Matabushi Yards at Avon. The capture of the Luzerne Memory Core suggested a dozen had been built by the time of the Combine's raid in 3055.[1]

A maneuverable vessel, it can easily bring its formidable array of weapons to bear while in space, though it rarely lands on contested planets, preferring to stay in orbit with its Trinary of OmniFighters.

Armament[edit]

The impressive armament on the Miraborg reflects a change in Clan military philosophy concerning the role of DropShips. It is well armored for its role but the overall placement of the weapons, mostly in the nose and stern, leaves it vulnerable when landed. Long-range direct firepower is provided by an impressive set of weapons, including six ER Large Lasers, five large pulse lasers, and two Gauss rifles. This is supported by two LRM-20s and 3 LRM-15s, all with Artemis IV. If anything approaches the ship, it can bring to bear its eight Medium Pulse Lasers, three LB 20X and three Ultra 20 Autocannons, two SRM-4s, and three SRM-6s. It carries reasonable amounts of ammo for most weapons but is especially light on the Gauss and LB-20X ammunition.[1]

Cargo[edit]

Cargo (339 tons)
  • Bay 2: Aerospace Fighters (10), 2 doors
Cargo (338 tons)
  • Bay 3: Aerospace Fighters (10), 2 doors
Cargo (338 tons)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 84
  2. online date for the Miraborg (DropShip class)
  3. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 250

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