Production information
Manufacturer Complex VI (Ironhold)
Production Year 2968[1]
Model Prime
Class Heavy OmniFighter
Tech Base Clan
Technical specifications
Mass 90 tons
Structural Integrity
Frame Falcon Hollowbone
Power Plant 360 XL engine
Armor Ironhold Series III Ferro-Aluminum

Prime Configuration

Communications System System VII
Tracking & Targeting System TTS Model 3
Heat Sinks 20 double heat sinks
BV (1.0) 2,859[2][3]
BV (2.0) 3,232[4][5]


Developed when Clan Jade Falcon warriors demanded their own super-heavy OmniFighter to compete against Clan Ghost Bear's Kirghiz, the Scytha favors speed and pod space over that venerable fighter's preference for armor.[2][6][7]

While its 14 tons of Ironhold Series III ferro-aluminum armor is below average for a 90 ton fighter, even with the use of massive 360 XL engine, four tons of fuel, and 20 double heat sinks, this choice give the Scytha a whopping 42.5 tons of pod space. Fast enough to bring its weapons into optimum range, the design is highly popular among the Falcons, who rarely share it with others.[2][6][7]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Prime Scytha configuration is a fearsome beast whose nose is packed with a mammoth UAC/20, ER large laser, and ER small laser, supported by twin ER large lasers mounted under each wing. Paired aft-mounted ER medium lasers discourage pursuit, while six additional double heat sinks fight to keep the lasers firing and the meager two tons of autocannon reloads from cooking off.[2][6][7]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration A 
    A missile boat adaptable for short and long ranges, the A configuration is built around its Narc missile beacon in its nose, with an LRM-20 launcher mounted beside it. Each wing carries an additional LRM-20, an SRM-6, and an ER large laser, with a single Streak SRM-6 launcher mounted aft. Four added double heat sinks fight to prevent the single ton each of Narc, Streak, SRM and three tons of LRM reloads from exploding before it must withdraw to rearm. BV (1.0) = 2,892[2][8], BV (2.0) = 3,134[4][9]
  • Alternate Configuration B 
    Mounting five large pulse lasers, two in each wing and one in the nose, the Scytha B is an effective space superiority and ground attack combatant. Defensively, the B configuration mounted an anti-missile system in its nose with two medium pulse lasers aft. With all lasers slaved to an advanced targeting computer, the B configuration excels at strafing runs, though the large volume of energy weapons proves an especially concerning danger to the single ton of anti-missile gun reloads. BV (1.0) = 3,113[2][10], BV (2.0) = 3.517[4], BV (2.0) = 3,479[11]
  • Alternate Configuration C 
    A ranged combat configuration, the Scytha C mounts a Gauss rifle and ER PPC underslung on each wing, support by twin nose-mounted medium pulse lasers. A single ER small laser defends the aft of the craft, while two tons of Gauss rifle reloads allows the C to keep its heat in check, at least in the early stages of an engagement. BV (1.0) = 3,379[2][12], BV (2.0) = 3,498[4][13]
  • Alternate Configuration D 
    The D configuration harks back to the Prime's main autocannon backed by lasers, but Scytha D mounts a low-heat Gauss rifle and twin ER medium lasers in its nose instead, supported by an advanced heavy large laser and ER large laser in each wing, with a single ER small laser guarding the rear. Eight additional double heat sinks help keep the heat mostly in check, at least before the four tons of Gauss reloads are expended. BV (1.0) = 2,883[2], BV (2.0) = 3,276[4][14]


Design Quirks[edit]

The Scytha-XR variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:[18]



  1. MUL online date for the Scytha
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, pp. 192-193, "Scytha OmniFighter Profile and BV listing"
  3. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 163
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Master Unit List: Battle Values, p. 185
  5. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 359
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Technical Readout: 3055, pp. 164-165, "Scytha Fighter Profile"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, pp. 144-145, "Scytha OmniFighter Profile"
  8. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 164
  9. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 360
  10. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 165
  11. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 361
  12. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 166
  13. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 362
  14. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 363
  15. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 364
  16. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 214
  17. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 365
  18. 18.0 18.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Clans, p. 12