Manticore Dropship

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Stats

  • Era: Modern Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Far Isles Corporation (FIC)
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): FIC
  • Type: Dropship/Shuttle
  • Size: XL
  • Crew: 4 Core, 32 Mission
  • Speed: C+
    • Atmosphere
      • Cruise: 1G, Mach 2
      • Max: 3G, Mach 6
    • Space
      • Cruise: 40G
      • Max: 280G
      • LGS: 4:10
  • Agility: C
  • Armor: C+
  • Endurance: B
  • Weapons: 1 Railgun Turret, 2 Railguns, 2 Laser Turrets, 2 Standard Missile Launchers (1-16 shots, 16 max)
  • Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
  • Sensors: C+

History

The Manticore Dropship was FIC’s attempt to replace the venerable Rampage Dropship. They went with a bigger vessel with good cargo capacity and heavy firepower, at the expense of agility and speed. Even so Manticores are regularly avoided in combat even by fighters.

It is armed with a dual railgun turret, a pair of dual railguns in ball turrets with their own gunners, 2 laser turrets meant for anti-missile fire though often they are also used against fighters, and 2 missile launchers that hold 8 standard missiles each under retractable covers. It makes use of 4 fusion torch drives with the upper pair on tilt connectors.

Manticore Dropship

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