Nagasawa (DropShip class)

Production information
Manufacturer Clan Sea Fox[1]
Production Year 3115
Use Assault
Type Military Aerodyne
Tech Base Clan
Technical specifications
Mass 3,000 tons
Structural Integrity 20
Length 90 meters
Width 59 meters
Height 39 meters
Safe Thrust 8
Max Thrust 12
Fuel (tons) 250
Fuel (days) 1.84
Armor Ferro-Aluminum
Crew 3 officers
5 enlisted/non-rated
5 gunners
5 bay personnel
Passengers 0
Escape Pods/Life Boats 4/0
Small Craft/
AeroSpace Fighters
Heat Sinks 160 Double Heat Sinks
BV (1.0) ???
BV (2.0) 22,644[1][2]


Based upon the earlier Noruff-class DropShip, the Nagasawa-class was developed by Clan Sea Fox as defensive vessels to protect the ArcShips within each aimag. Half again as large as the Noruff, the Nagasawa was introduced in 3115 and swiftly became a common sight in the various Sea Fox aimags, although quantities were purchased by other Clans or captured through Trials of Possession.[1]

Very successful in its role as a protector for the ArcShips, the Nagasawa was described as being very easy to maintain, designed in such a fashion that many components were easily accessible, reducing downtime. The Nagasawa could absorb heavy amounts of damage and still remain operational, in part because of the ninety tons of ferro-aluminum armor mounted onto each ship, and was fast enough to threaten most targets. Clan Wolf and Clan Jade Falcon both eagerly acquired significant numbers of Nagasawas, despite the former building the Isegrim-class DropShip - on paper, an obvious competitor to the Nagasawa - and the latter having a substantial WarShip fleet.[1]


The weapons mounted into each Nagasawa were intended to be relatively simple but varied enough to offset the proliferation of advanced armors in service in the thirty-second century. Mounted in the nose of the Nagasawa were five Extended-Range Particle Projection Cannons and five Rotary AC/5s, the latter supplied with six hundred rounds of ammunition.[1]

The left and right wings of the Nagasawa each mounted four Extended-Range Large Lasers, three LRM 20s augmented by Artemis V and five Laser Anti-Missile Systems. The LRMs were supplied with sixty rounds of ammunition.[1]

The rear arc was equipped with a trio of Extended-Range Large Lasers, a trio of Large Pulse Lasers and another quintet of Laser Anti-Missile Systems.[1]


As a dedicated transport the Nagasawa has four cargo bays:[1]

  • Bay 1 - Small Craft Cubicle (1) - 1 Doors
  • Bay 2 - Cargo (207 tons) - 1 Door


No variants of the Nagasawa had entered service by 3145.[1]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Nagasawa was subject to the following Design Quirks:[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 52-53, "Nagasawa"
  2. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 62