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Sulla

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Sulla
Production information
Manufacturer Forge 7
Production Year 2998[1]
Model Prime
Class Medium OmniFighter
Tech Base Clan
Cost 8,507,166 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 45 tons
Structural Integrity 9
Frame Priori Type A
Power Plant 315 XL engine
Fuel 400
Armament

Primary Configuration

Communications System BCom 8
Tracking & Targeting System Pattern 9 TTS
Heat Sinks 13 double heat sinks
BV (1.0) 2,081[2][3][4]
BV (2.0) 2,489[5][6]

Description[edit]

Maneuverable and well-protected, the Sulla medium OmniFighter's balance of armor and weaponry allows it to operate in conjunction with heavier or smaller fighters, or to perform aggressive combat patrolling in support of ground units.[3][7][8]

The use of an XL engine and Composition G ferro-aluminum armor provides the fighter with a notable 14.5 tons of available pod space. Because of the 13 double heat sinks mounted on its base chassis and the superior staying power of its large five ton fuel load, the Sulla's patrol and sustained thrust abilities are rarely matched.[3][7][8]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The primary Sulla configuration is a multi-role variant. Its main weapon, a nose-mounted ER PPC, is bolstered by an ER large laser mounted under each wing and an ER small laser fitted in the stern to deter pursuit.[3][7][8]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration A 
    The A configuration mounts both an ER large laser and ER medium laser in the nose, providing a limited strafing ability, supported by an Artemis IV FCS-enhanced LRM-10 launcher in each wing, giving the Sulla a stand-off capability unrivaled in its class, even if both launchers only have a ton of reloads each. An ER small laser mounted in the rear of the craft provides minimal defense.BV (1.0) = 1,917[2][3][9], BV (2.0) = 1,939[5][10]
  • Alternate Configuration B 
    Intended as a missile boat, the B configuration follows the same theme as the A configuration, using Artemis IV-enhanced LRM-20s, one per wing. The only other weapon is a defensively mounted ER small laser in the aft, forcing the Sulla B to withdraw when its mere 12 reloads for the launchers are expended. BV (1.0) = 1,811[2][3][11], BV (2.0) = 1,801[5][12]
  • Alternate Configuration D 
    A short-range combatant, the Sulla D mounts two Streak SRM-6 launchers supported by a medium pulse laser in its nose, with two more medium pulse lasers split between each wing. Two tons of missile reloads are more than enough for the highly efficient Streak launchers, while one heavy small laser is mounted in the aft. BV (1.0) = 1,793[3], BV (2.0) = 1,821[5][15]
  • Alternate Configuration E 
    Introduced during the Jihad, the Sulla E carries three plasma cannons into combat. With one in each wing and the nose, the Sulla can quickly overwhelm an enemy's heat sinks and force a shutdown. The fighter mounts a single ER small laser to cover its aft arc. More importantly, all the weapons are tied into an advanced targeting computer to improve accuracy. BV (2.0) = 2,066[16]

Notes[edit]

  • The original TRO:3055 version was constructed via Fractional Accounting, featuring 14.75 tons of pod space and mounted a single machine gun with half a ton of ammunition in the aft in its prime, A, B, and C configurations in place of the small laser used in legal variants.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Sulla
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Combat Operations, p. 109
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, pp. 184-185, "Sulla OmniFighter Profile and BV listing"
  4. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 72
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Master Unit List: Battle Values, p. 188
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 320
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Technical Readout: 3055, pp. 152-153, "Sulla Fighter Profile"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Technical Readout: 3055 Revised, pp. 136-137, "Sulla OmniFighter Profile"
  9. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 73
  10. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 321
  11. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 74
  12. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 322
  13. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 75
  14. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 323
  15. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 324
  16. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 325
  17. Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades, p. 206

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