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Production information
Manufacturer Mangon Aeronautics
Production Year 2803[1]
Model SL-21
Class Light
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Cost 2,052, 353[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 35 tons
Structural Integrity 10
Frame Mangon Mark II
Power Plant Shinobi 280
Fuel 400 - 5 tons
Communications System Neil 4000
Tracking & Targeting System Chichester ASR-26
Heat Sinks 10
BV (1.0) 624[3][4]
BV (2.0) 625


A circular wing design similar to the Thrush, the Sholagar is another heavily armed light fighter. Mainly seen in House Kurita forces, and introduced after the fall of the Star League, the Sholagar began a phaseout program in 3002 when Akiro Kurita, nephew of then-Coordinator Hohiro Kurita, was killed during a routine patrol while flying a Sholagar. A decades old report of the circular wing design flaws that had been swept under the rug was found, and additional evidence provided in a technological exchange with House Liao on the Thrush design, which experiences similar problems. Its atmospheric flight problems aside, the Sholagar is a top space fighter, although has some problems with heat buildup.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

With a Hovertec SRM-4 rack in the nose, and a Diverse Optics Type 20 Medium Laser in each wing, the Sholagar is heavily armed for a light fighter. With six tons of armor to back up the armament, it has more staying power in a fight than most other light fighters.


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  • SL-21L 
    Replaces the SRM-4 pack with two more Medium Lasers in the nose. This further adds to the heat problem, but gives the Sholagar a stronger punch and no ammo dependence. BV (1.0) = 734[6][7], BV (2.0) = 735
  • SL-22 
    This variant used an XL engine and dropped the standard armor for 6.5 tons of Ferro-Aluminum. The lasers have been upgraded to ER models, and the SRM launcher is replaced for an MML-7 tube. The heat sinks were changed to double heat sinks for better cooling. BV (1.0) = 802[8]



  1. MUL online date for the Sholagar
  2. Record Sheets: 3039
  3. Record Sheets: 3039
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 54
  5. Life Support (magazine) issue #7, p. 56
  6. Record Sheets: 3039
  7. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 55
  8. Record Sheets: 3039
  9. Experimental Technical Readout: Corporations, p. 15