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boilerman

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Mollymawk Aerospace Fighter
« on: 13 November 2022, 16:56:27 »
An old design of mine I don't think I ever posted.

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Class/Model/Name:  Mollymawk FA-380
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 3025
Vessel Type:       Aerospace Fighter
Rules:             Level 1, Standard design
Rules Set:         AeroTech2

Mass:              80 tons
Frame:             J-Star 80
Length:            20 meters
Power Plant:       GM 320 Fusion
Safe Thrust:       6
Maximum Thrust:    9
Armor Type:        Standard
Armament:         
    1 Mydron Model A Autocannon/20
    1 ChisComp 43 Special Large Laser
    1 ChisComp 39 Medium Laser
Manufacturer:   Jalastar Aerospace
  Location:     Panpour
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Work on the FA-380 Mollymawk began in 3010 as a private venture by Jalastar Aerospace to directly compete with rival Wangker Aerospace’s EGL-R6 Eagle. The design specifications drawn up by the project’s lead engineer called for a design much like the Combine’s Slayer with high endurance, both in terms of fuel and ammunition supply, as well as good armor protection and comparable performance to both the Slayer and Eagle.

After some 17 years of development the Mollymawk debuted in January of 3027, in time for the Fourth Succession War, although very few were available for use during the conflict. Sales of the FA-380 have languished ever since its introduction: most experts attribute it to lackluster performance against the competition. The Mollymawk is capable but offers little more than an Eagle. For its part Jalastar seems content to produce a few Mollymawks a year for the mercenary and militia markets and focus on the light aerospace fighter market within the Federated Suns, which it dominates.

The Mollymawk is named for a genus of albatross’s known for their high endurance, low effort soaring, a key feature of the FA-380 with twice the internal fuel capacity of most fighters. For firepower the fighter relies on a just 3 weapons: a Mydron Model A AC/20 autocannon, a ChisComp 43 Special large laser and a ChisComp 39 medium laser. The loadout makes for a powerful punch, assuming a pilot can get close enough; otherwise he must rely on his single large laser. The medium laser covers the rear arc of the fighter, a necessity given its vulnerability to much faster light fighters.

The most frequent buyers of the Mollymawk are Davion house mercenary units that do not have the connections to get the more coveted Eagle and Stuka. Some cross border purchases have been reported, presumably by the LCAF.
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Class/Model/Name:  Mollymawk FA-380
Mass:              80 tons

Equipment:                                                              Mass
Power Plant:  320 Fusion                                                22.50
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 6
      Maximum Thrust: 9
Structural Integrity: 8                                                   .00
Total Heat Sinks:    15 Single                                           5.00
Fuel:                                                                   10.00
Cockpit & Attitude Thrusters:                                            3.00
Armor Type:  Standard  (264 total armor pts)                            16.50
                           Standard Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Nose:                                 80
   Left/Right Wings:                  65/65
   Aft:                                  54

Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
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1 Autocannon/20            Nose        20     --     --     --    7     14.00
  Ammo (AC/20) 15          ---                                           3.00
1 Large Laser              Nose         8      8     --     --    8      5.00
1 Medium Laser             Aft          5     --     --     --    3      1.00
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TOTALS:                                                    Heat: 18     80.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        4,493,253 C-Bills
Battle Value:      1,251
Cost per BV:       3,591.73
Weapon Value:      1,983 (Ratio = 1.59)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 25;  MRV = 5;  LRV = 0;  ERV = 0
BattleForce2:      MP: 6,  Armor/Structure: 7 / 0
                   Damage PB/M/L: 3/1/-,  Overheat: 0
                   Class: FH;  Point Value: 13
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Re: Mollymawk Aerospace Fighter
« Reply #1 on: 13 November 2022, 17:01:14 »
I like it boilerman! Sorta reminds me of a Victor BattleMech but its an aerospace fighter.

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Re: Mollymawk Aerospace Fighter
« Reply #2 on: 13 November 2022, 17:14:45 »
At least one point needs to be added to the nose.  Threshold values round up, so 81 is 9 threshold...  ^-^

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Re: Mollymawk Aerospace Fighter
« Reply #3 on: 15 November 2022, 02:37:17 »
Actually you could go 91/61/51 or 81/61/61...
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Re: Mollymawk Aerospace Fighter
« Reply #4 on: 15 November 2022, 04:36:02 »
That works too!  :)

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Re: Mollymawk Aerospace Fighter
« Reply #5 on: 15 November 2022, 19:12:44 »
Would love to see what DHS could do for this puppy, hmmm
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Re: Mollymawk Aerospace Fighter
« Reply #6 on: 15 November 2022, 19:18:12 »
Pretty much what DHS do to most 3025 designs...  ^-^

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Re: Mollymawk Aerospace Fighter
« Reply #7 on: 16 November 2022, 22:15:29 »
Thanks for the comments guys.

Hmm, I've never paid attention to them before...

Be my guess to play with the design David.
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Re: Mollymawk Aerospace Fighter
« Reply #8 on: 17 November 2022, 15:44:42 »
Got any quirks in mind? =)
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