Production information
Manufacturer Boeing Interstellar
Production Year 3109[1]
Model SMG-O
Class Heavy OmniFighter
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 85 tons
Structural Integrity 7
Frame Boeing Firebird SM1-F
Power Plant Strand-Martin 340 XL engine
Armor Boeing Mirage Reflective
Fuel 5 tons

Prime Configuration

Communications System Lassitor FibroLink
Tracking & Targeting System Flaming Sight 3-Psi
Heat Sinks 10 double heat sinks
BV (2.0) 2,921[2][3]


Designed for the Republic of the Sphere's Armed Forces, the Simurgh is a heavy OmniFighter first produced after the Jihad. Built by Boeing Interstellar on Terra, it was loosely based on the Word of Blake's Spectral Series OmniFighter, the Striga. The Simurgh was built to support the Republic's assault and pocket WarShip types of DropShips, giving them additional firepower, and the fighter was extensively used in squadron formations.

The Simurgh would go on to serve with the RAF's navy, as well as with various planetary militias. Most fighters of this design would serve with forces that had withdrawn to Prefecture X, within what would later become known as Fortress Republic. During the late 3130s and 3140s, a few of these fighters would serve outside the remains of the Republic, within its affiliated faction known as the Republic Remnants.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Although not the fastest of fighters for its weight class, the Simurgh does have a very spacious capacity for equipment, with 47 tons of pod space; this is made possible by the use of a large Strand-Martin 340-rated XL engine. Intended for combat with well-armed opponents, Boeing engineers would have the fighter's fuselage encased with 16.5 tons worth of reflective armor, giving the craft a significant edge against enemies using energy based weaponry.

Designed for fire-support and assault roles, the Simurgh's OmniPod space is typically dedicated to a few very powerful weapons. The Primary configuration utilizes exclusively ballistic-based weapons, coming in the form of a single heavy Gauss rifle teamed with a pair of RAC/5s, all of which are mounted in the nose of the fighter. Three tons of ammunition is allotted to the rifle, while six tons are given to feed the autocannons.[5][6]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration A 
    Configuration A is configured to be a close-range combatant, with primary firepower coming in the form of a heavy battery of missiles. A pair of Apollo FCS-guided MRM-40 launchers are mounted in the nose with a single RAC/5. Each of the weapon systems is given an allotment of four tons of ammunition. To help curb the heat of the weapons, the fighter is given four additional double heat sinks. BV(2.0) = 2,622[7][8]
  • Alternate Configuration B 
    A powerful long-range configuration, featuring firepower that can threaten any 'Mech or — when in a squadron — even a DropShip which may cross its path. The B's only weapons are a pair of nose-mounted improved heavy Gauss rifles, with seven tons of ammunition split between them. BV(2.0) = 2,864[9][10]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Simurgh features the following Design Quirks:


Not mentioned in the profile of the Simurgh, is the visual similarity to the Word of Blake's Striga Omnifighter. When comparing to two fighters, the Simurgh does indeed have a strong resemblance to older Word of Blake fighters.


  1. MUL online date for the Simurgh
  2. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 52-53 & 135 SMG-O Simurgh - BV2.
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 405 Simurgh Prime's BV2
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 52-53 & 135 SMG-O Simurgh - Background.
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 52-53 & 135 SMG-O Simurgh - Prime Configuration & other features.
  6. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 405
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 52-53 & 136 SMG-O Simurgh - A Configuration.
  8. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 406
  9. Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, pp. 52-53 & 137 SMG-O Simurgh - B Configuration.
  10. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 407