Kerensky (Individual Union-C-class DropShip)
|Class||Union-C (misreported as Union; see notes)|
The Kerensky was a Union-C-class DropShip operated by Clan Nova Cat as part of the 3rd Nova Cat Aerospace Cluster. Under Star Captain Volls, it took part in the Battle of Luthien during the Clan Invasion.
Though there is no information about destroyed Clan DropShips on record for the battle, circumstantial evidence — namely that the Kerensky did not participate in the contested landings in a subsequent scenario, following an interdiction scenario where it fought against defending aerospace fighters — suggests it was one of the two Clan DropShips to have received crippling damage.
- When the Luthien scenario pack was published in 1993, the Clans' Union-C-class was not yet introduced to BattleTech; it was only introduced in Technical Readout: 3057 which was published in 1994, i.e. a year later. An official ruling thus states that Clan Union-class DropShips mentioned in earlier sources including namely the Luthien scenario pack can be assumed to have been Union-C-class instead (see Luthien (scenario pack)#Notes).
That said, it is entirely possible that the Clans captured regular Union-class vessels of Inner Sphere origin during their conquest and deployed such captured vessels in the Battle of Luthien. The Falcon and the Wolf lists Union-C and (regular old-fashioned) Union-class vessels in the toumans of Clans Wolf and Jade Falcon, indicating both types were used by the Clans; the book is written as a report from Wolfnet who, being of Clan descent themselves, would be able to tell the two classes apart.
- Luthien, p. 30
- Luthien, p. 29, 33