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Suzaku

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Suzaku
Production information
Manufacturer Kurita Combine Munitions Corporation
Production Year 3082[1]
Model SU-14
Class Heavy aerospace fighter
Tech Base Inner Sphere (Advanced)
Technical specifications
Mass 75 tons
Structural Integrity 7
Frame Suzaku Sleek Assault
Power Plant Nissan 375 XL engine
Fuel 4 tons
Armament
Communications System Duotech 250
Tracking & Targeting System Chichester ASR30
Heat Sinks 20 double heat sinks
BV (2.0) 1,940[2][3][4]

Description[edit]

Built at the relocated Kurita Combine Munitions Corporation factory on Kajikazawa, the Suzaku aerospace fighter is an early post-Jihad design in service to the Draconis Combine. The fighter was first deployed to DCMS Front-Line Regiments and later regional defense forces, and is noted as being popular with recipients when it first premiered.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Suzaku is designed as a heavy interceptor, with its principle main armament is a pair of Lord's Light 2 ER PPCs with capacitors. These enhanced ER PPCs enable the fighter to dish out the same damage capacity as their Clan equivalents, but with the drawback of additional heat generated. Backing up these energy weapons is a LAW-built Shigunga MRM-20 launcher with two tons of ammunition. As a defensive measure against missile attacks from aft quarters, the Suzaku has been given an advanced tech Laser AMS system. Despite the presence of 20 double heat sinks, some pilots complain about the amount of heat these weapons emit.

The fighter is very swift, thanks to its 375-rated XL engine which allows the craft to carry extra weapons and 12 tons of Samarkand Flying Dragon heavy ferro-aluminum armor.[6]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Suzaku is subject of the following Design Quirks:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Suzaku
  2. BV 2.0 listed for Suzaku on MUL.
  3. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 179 - BV2.0 listed.
  4. Record Sheets: Prototypes, p. 92
  5. Technical Readout: Prototype, pp. 178 Suzaka background information.
  6. Technical Readout: Prototype, pp. 178-179 Suzaku Stat information.

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