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Wereling

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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
Armament:
     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

Overview:

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.

Capabilities:

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

                           Armor   
                           Value   
     Nose                    7     
     Wings                  6/6   
     Aft                     5     


Weapons
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


Daryk

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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...  ^-^

DOC_Agren

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Re: Grach ground attack fighter
« Reply #2 on: 28 August 2022, 19:22:07 »
 :thumbsup:
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!"

 

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