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Persepolis

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Persepolis
Production information
Manufacturer Falcon's Roost Orbital Assembly Plant
Production Year 3082[1]
Model Standard
Class Medium aerospace fighter
Tech Base Clan (Advanced)
Technical specifications
Mass 70 tons
Structural Integrity 7
Frame Fledgling 2
Power Plant Consolidated 280 XL engine
Fuel 5
Armament
Communications System System XXX
Tracking & Targeting System Omicron XX
Heat Sinks 20 double heat sinks
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 2,323[2][3][4]

Description[edit]

First encountered in late 3085, the Persepolis is a second-line Clan aerospace fighter developed by Clan Jade Falcon. The craft was first developed unknown to the military intelligence agencies of the Inner Sphere, until a pirate band encountered it while attempting to raid Sudeten. The Persepolis was the first product of the Falcons' new orbital space factory, Falcon's Roost Orbital Assembly Plant and the powerful fighter has since seen deployment to nearly all of Clan Jade Falcon's second and front-line Galaxies, with the exception of its elite formations, which have been given the allotment of the OmniFighters in the Clan's Touman.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Persepolis is optimized for stand-off engagements using its pairs of Series 7K ER large lasers and its advanced tech Aesalon Streak LRM-20s. Each of the launchers is supplied with two tons of ammunition, while its Streak technology prevents wasted shots. In close range, Tiercel improved heavy medium lasers and Harpa heavy small lasers add to Persepolis's firepower to finish off an opponent. However, flaws in the Falcons' manufacturing process sometimes caused these heavy lasers to explode.

The fighter is not considered the fastest of its class, however it somewhat makes up for its lack of speed by being well armored, with nine tons of Compound Gamma ferro-aluminum armor.[6]

Variants[edit]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Persepolis and its variant are subject to the following Design Quirks:

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Persepolis
  2. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 197 - BV2 for Persepolis
  3. Master Unit List Profile of Persepolis - BV2 and intro year 3082
  4. Record Sheets: Prototypes, p. 91
  5. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 196 - Persepolis - Background of the fighter
  6. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 196 - Persepolis - Weapons and abilities of the Persepolis
  7. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 2, p. 18
  8. MUL Profile for the Persepolis 2 Aerospace Fighter

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