[VTOL] DragonHawk

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[VTOL] DragonHawk

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DragonHawk AH-1Z

Mass: 10 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: VTOL
Rules Level: Tourney Legal Tech
Era: 2674+  (All Eras)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-A
Production Year: 2674
Cost: 451,333 C-Bills
Battle Value: 258

Power Plant: NISSAN XLFE 60 Fusion XL Engine
Cruise Speed: 118.8 km/h
Flanking Speed: 173.6 km/h
Armor: Lexington Ferro-Fiberous Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1 TharHes 4 Pack SRM-4
    1 Martell Mod X.2 Small Pulse Laser
Manufacturer: BRO-HAS VERTICAL SYSTEMS
    Primary Factory: GIJOGH
Communications System: Army TapTalk
Targeting and Tracking System: Ceris Encompass GV-1

Overview:
DragonHawk.  Guardian. Simple. Elegant. Reliable. Rugged. Capable.
Originally designed by Bro-Has Vertical Systems, the DragonHawk is one of the 
primary military gunship VTOLs of the Inner Sphere.
Capable of speeds of 173 KpH, and clad in nearly 2 tons of Ferro-Fiberous 
armor, and equipped with an SRM-4 and a cutting edge Small X-Pulse laser , the 
DragonHawk has been the Guardian VTOL for military ops for hundreds of years.

Battle History:
While not accepted for SLDF duty, the Houses were quick to realize the 
cost-efficient potential of this VTOL.  Nearly every planetary system has at 
least one squadron of DragonHawks.
Being one of the most common VTOL gunships of the Inner Sphere, the DragonHawk 
has seen some sort of service in hundreds of battles.

Deployment:
Originally designed and produced by BRO-HAS Vertical Systems, located in the 
GIJOGH system in deep Lyran territory.
Demand was greater than BRO-HAS capability to manufacture, and the design was 
licensed to Wakazashi Enterprises, Michaelson Heavy Industries and Cal-Boeing.  
Quik-Scell has been accused of building un-licensed copies several times over 
the centuries.  
Thousands have been built since Model A-0001 rolled from the assembly line in 
late 2674.  Spare parts are more common than Martel medium lasers.

Variants:
No licensed varients.  
After the First Succession War, with the loss of advanced factories to make the XLFE, FF armor, and the hi-tech small pulse laser, the DragonHawk was re-engined with a ICE, rearmored with standard plate, and stripped of its pulse laser.
Thus, until the reintroduction of these technologies during the Clan invasion, the DragonHawk was slower, less armed, and less protected.

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass  
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Internal Structure: Standard                       6 points                1.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine              60                       1.50
    Cruise MP:  11
    Flank MP:   17
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         0.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            1.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  26                  1.50

                                                      Armor      
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     7         
                                          Left/Right    4/4         
                                              Turret     5         
                                                Rear     4         
                                               Rotor     2         

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass  
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SRM-4                                        FR        3         1         2.00
Small Pulse Laser                          T         3         1         1.00
@SRM-4 (25)                                  BD        -         0         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      1    Points: 3
11v        1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: TUR(1/1/0)

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Re: [VTOL] DragonHawk

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Nice to see the old Dragon Fly getting some love. Is there a special character named Wild Bill anywhere in its history?
"Ejection seats are for wimps! Real men ride 'em to the ground!" -- conversation overheard between a VTOL pilot and an aerojock.

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Re: [VTOL] DragonHawk

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You know it. :D

I've actually got the Dragonfly ...in pieces ...somewhere.

any thoughts on the CargoHawk?
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Re: [VTOL] DragonHawk

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I've got an old Dragon Fly in a box, in pieces, too. I seem to recall breaking the thin plastic of the rotor hub connection and then trying to glue it back together without much success...

As to the Cargo Hawk... Don't have much for it. I was getting out of GI Joe when that came out, angling more toward Robotech and Battletech at that time.
"Ejection seats are for wimps! Real men ride 'em to the ground!" -- conversation overheard between a VTOL pilot and an aerojock.

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