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Production information
Manufacturer Clan Steel Viper
Production Year 3056[1]
Use Assault Ship
Type Military Aerodyne
Tech Base Clan
Technical specifications
Mass 1,900 tons
Structural Integrity 16
Length 73 meters
Width 43 meters
Height 31 meters
Drive System unknown
Safe Thrust 4 g
Max Thrust 6 g
Fuel (tons) 250 tons
Fuel (days) 135.9 days
Armament 5x ER Large Laser
12x ER Medium Laser
6x Large Pulse Laser
8x Medium Pulse Laser
3x Gauss rifle
2x Ultra AC/20
3x LRM-15 with Artemis IV FCS
4x LRM-20 with Artemis IV FCS
4x Streak SRM-6
Armor Standard
Fore: 45
Sides: 25
Aft: 35
Crew 10
Escape Pods/Life Boats 2/0
Heat Sinks 96 (double)
BV (1.0) 11,968[2]
BV (2.0) 14,952


The Noruff is an assault DropShip class designed by Clan Steel Viper. The prototype was launched in June 3056 and as of January 3057 was the only known operational ship of the class. Some time prior to 3061, Clan Nova Cat captured a Noruff and named it the Sacred Rite;[3] it is unknown if this was the prototype.

The Noruff prototype was initially used in support of operations by the First and Second Viper Guards on Jabuka.[4]

Sixty percent of the Noruff's mass is taken up by its drive unit and 250-ton fuel tank. A cruising thrust of 4 g and maximum of 6 g means the nimble ship can actually outperform most aerospace fighters. The ten-man crew's living quarters, along with the primary airlock and docking adapter, take up the midsection of the ship. The nose of the ship contains the bridge, with space for the pilot, co-pilot, commander and communications officer. Both the commander and co-pilot share responsibility for target designation and weapons allocation, though the advanced targeting computer controls the actual weapons.[4]


Although the Noruff is not as heavily armed as some Clan DropShips, its weapons payload is more than adequate, especially considering its high thrust and maneuverability. The majority of its weapon systems are concentrated along the forward firing arc. For ammunition it carries six tons of Gauss rifle rounds, four tons of Autocannon/20 rounds, fourteen tons of LRM-20 missiles and four tons of Streak SRM missiles.[4] It is armored in 62 tons of standard armor.


The Noruff has three cargo bays with one access door each, allowing it to carry a total of one hundred thirty-two tons of cargo.[4]

Named Vessels[edit]

see Category:Individual Noruff-class DropShips

Related Designs[edit]

The basic hull form of the Noruff would later be used in the design of the Isegrim Assault DropShip.[5]



  1. online date for the Noruff
  2. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 210
  3. Path of Glory, p.??
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Technical Readout: 3057, p. 76-77
  5. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 184-185