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Grach ground attack fighter
« on: 21 August 2022, 08:52:47 »
Grach Ground attack fighter

Mass: 30 tons
Frame: Cal-Boeing Grach
Power Plant: GM
Cruising Speed: 75.6 kph
Maximum Speed: 118.8 kph
Armor: ProtecTech Aero
     2 Medium Laser
     10 Rocket Launcher 10
Manufacturer: Cal-Boeing
     Primary Factory: Fitvelt
Communication System: Achernar Air Whistler
Targeting & Tracking System: Tarmac Pulsar CA
Introduction Year: 3101
Tech Rating/Availability: D/X-X-D-D
Cost: 874,000 C-bills


The Grach ground attack fighter was an attempt by Cal-Boeing to serve the needs of the nascent Fitvelt Coalition. As one of the Coalition's few arms manufacturers Cal-Boeing was uniquely suited to assessing the need of smaller ground forces when it came to air support. They knew that the Coalition needed a conventional fighter with good punch, decent mobility, and rough-field capability. Most importantly, it had to be cheap.


The Grach was designed with ground attack close to an operation area in mind. This is most noticeable through the use of V/STOL gear, something not often found on conventional aircraft. The 210-rated fusion engine makes the Grach fairly nimble, though not enough to be considered useful in the interceptor role.

It does however allow the plane a good power-to-mass ratio, even while mounting external stores. Even with a full rack of ordinance the Grach finds itself with enough thrust to maneuver. To augment these external stores a pair of internal bays are mounted, each with the ability to carry an additional ton of ordinance.

Perhaps the most interesting feature is the integral armament. A pair of medium lasers allow the Grach to strafe ground targets, while the wings support a massive 50 unguided rockets each. The possibility of a salvo of up to 100 rockets has given this aircraft the nickname "firestorm" among its crews.

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Type: Grach
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Tonnage: 30
Battle Value: 560

Equipment                                          Mass
Engine                        210 Fusion           13.5
    Safe Thrust: 7
    Max Thrust: 11
Structural Integrity:         0                       
VSTOL Equipment:                                    1.5
Heat Sinks:                   10                      0
Fuel:                         160                   1.0
Cockpit                                               3
Armor Factor                  24                    1.5

     Nose                    7     
     Wings                  6/6   
     Aft                     5     

and Ammo               Location   Tonnage  Heat   SRV  MRV  LRV  ERV
2 Medium Laser           NOS       2.0      3      5    0    0    0 
Recon Camera             NOS       0.5      -      -    -    -    - 
5 Rocket Launcher 10     RWG       2.5      3      6    6    0    0 
2 Cargo (1 ton)          FSLG      2.0      -      -    -    -    - 
5 Rocket Launcher 10     LWG       2.5      3      6    6    0    0


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Re: Grach ground attack fighter
« Reply #1 on: 21 August 2022, 12:37:10 »
Not bad, but it's begging for the third Medium Laser...  ^-^


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Re: Grach ground attack fighter
« Reply #2 on: 28 August 2022, 19:22:07 »
kinda expensive with the fusion power plant until I saw the timeline but I love the rocket spam.

Also you should send this too DragonCat for his aircraft races storyline.  I think it would do well in the races.
"For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed:And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"