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Torch Light Aerospace Bomber
« on: 13 March 2024, 18:18:53 »
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Torch Light Aerospace Bomber TCH-1
Mass: 25 tons
Chassis: Unknown
Power Plant: 125 Fusion
Armor: Standard
Armament:
     2 Small Laser
     1 Medium Laser
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 2750
Tech Rating/Availability: D/C-E-D-D
Cost: 1,144,219 C-bills
Mass: 25 tons
Frame: Unknown
Power Plant: 125 Fusion
Armor: Standard
Armament:
     2 Small Laser
     1 Medium Laser
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 2750
Tech Rating/Availability: D/C-E-D-D
Cost: 1,144,219 C-bills
Type: Torch Light Aerospace Bomber
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Tonnage: 25
Battle Value: 369
Equipment Mass
Engine 125 Fusion 4
     Safe Thrust: 7
     Max Thrust: 11
Structural Integrity: 0
Heat Sinks: 10 0
Fuel: 400 5
Cockpit: 3
Armor Factor: 80 5
Armor
Value
Nose 24
Wings 21/21
Aft 14
Weapons
and Ammo Location Tonnage Heat SRV MRV LRV ERV
Medium Laser NOS 1 3 5 0 0 0
Small Laser RWG 0.5 1 3 0 0 0
Cargo (6 tons) FSLG 6 - - - - -
Small Laser LWG 0.5 1 3 0 0 0
Features the following design quirks: Fast Reload , Internal Bomb Bay, Poor Performance
A light, cheap, minimally armed Aerospace Fighter intended for both Planetary defense forces and use aboard Warships.  The Torch is meant to do one thing only: Bomb Dropships and Warships.  A 6-ton bomb bay allows it to carry a single anti-ship missile as its payload.

The standard operating procedure for Torch wings is the following: Load external hardpoints with extra fuel and the internal hardpoint with the anti-ship missile.  Approach hostile fleet under fighter cover.  Launch the wing's anti-ship missiles, detach external fuel pods, and get outta dodge.

Daryk

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Re: Torch Light Aerospace Bomber
« Reply #1 on: 13 March 2024, 18:48:56 »
Thus taking advantage of the fact you can carry external stores OUT of an atmosphere, but not IN to one! :D

DOC_Agren

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Re: Torch Light Aerospace Bomber
« Reply #2 on: 16 March 2024, 13:16:55 »
Thus taking advantage of the fact you can carry external stores OUT of an atmosphere, but not IN to one! :D
Really???
"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!"

Daryk

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Re: Torch Light Aerospace Bomber
« Reply #3 on: 16 March 2024, 18:02:29 »
Reentry does very bad things to the outside of your ship.  Exiting atmosphere, not so much...

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Re: Torch Light Aerospace Bomber
« Reply #4 on: 16 March 2024, 19:58:53 »
If you increase tonnage to 30, you can swap so fuel is internal and ASM is external freeing up substantial tonnage for improvements like a blanket of SLs making it significantly more lethal after the ASM is launched.