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Shilone

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Shilone
Production information
Manufacturer Wakazashi Enterprises
Production Year 2796[1]
Model SL-17
Class Medium aerospace fighter
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 3,399,045 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 65 tons
Structural Integrity 6
Frame Wakazashi III
Power Plant Shinobi 260
Fuel 400 - 5 tons
Armament
Communications System Duoteck 100
Tracking & Targeting System RCA Instatrac Mark XI
Heat Sinks 20 single heat sinks
BV (1.0) 1,149[3][4]
BV (2.0) 1,266

Description[edit]

A medium aerospace fighter mostly used by the Draconis Combine, the Shilone has heavier arms and armor than most other fighters in its weight class. Early models suffered a manufacturing defect in the wing joint resulting in several fatal crashes, however all models were later upgraded with new wing joints and have had no structural failures since. An interesting point of design, pilots enter and exit through an access hatch on the fighter's belly.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The SL-17 Shilone mounts a Shigunga LRM-20 and a Diverse Optics Type 10 large laser in the nose, supported by two Diverse Optics Type 20 medium lasers in the wings for closer ranges and finishing weakened targets. In case of another fighter finding itself behind the Shilone, a rear-facing NCK "Thornbush" SRM-4 launcher can dispatch the pursuer.

Variants[edit]

  • SL-17AC 
    The most notable variant replaces the nose-mounted LRM-20 rack and a single heat sink with a pair of AC/2s, with a total ammo loadout of 45 rounds. This allows the Shilone to fight at increased range, surprising the enemy and staying out of harm's way.
    BV (1.0) = 1,016 [6][7], BV (2.0) = 972
  • SL-18 
    This Jihad variant replaces the armor with ferro-aluminum, and upgrades the lasers to ER models. An XL engine is substituted for lighter weight, and replaces the original missile launchers with three MML-7s in the nose and one in the rear. BV (1.0) = 1,037[12]

Notable Pilots[edit]

Notes[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Shilone
  2. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 273
  3. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 273
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 116
  5. Hearts of Chaos, ch. 16
  6. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 274
  7. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 117
  8. Objective Raids, p. 68
  9. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 275
  10. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 118
  11. SL-17X Shilone, pp. 12, 24 SL-17X Shilone - Experimental Fluff and stats for variant.
  12. Record Sheets: 3039, p. 276
  13. Lethal Heritage, p.[citation needed]

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