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Shikra

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Shikra
Production information
Manufacturer Andurien AeroTech[1]
Production Year 3101[2]
Model SKR-4M[1]
Class Heavy[1]
Tech Base Mixed Inner Sphere[1]
Technical specifications
Mass 90[1]
Structural Integrity 9[1]
Frame AA Heavy Raptor 3[1]
Power Plant Pitban 360 XL[1]
Armor Andurien Composition 5 Heavy Ferro-Aluminum[1]
Fuel 400 - 5 Tons[1]
Armament

1x Gauss Rifle[1]
2x Ultra AC/10[1]
1x Medium Pulse Laser[1]
2x Chaff Pods[1]

Communications System Lassitor-6SQ[1]
Tracking & Targeting System Wasat Snipe Type 2[1]
Heat Sinks 10 [20][1]
BV (2.0) 2,649[1][3]

DescriptionEdit

Andurien AeroTech manufactured the Shikra from their plant on Westover for years prior to the reformation of the Free Worlds League, selling the heavy fighter throughout the former League states and to mercenary units. When the League was re-established in the thirty-second century Westover ceased being an unaffiliated world and the production line instead served to supply the reformed Free Worlds League Military.[1]

Surprisingly fast for such a heavy Aerospace Fighter, the Shikra still mounted seventeen and a half tons of heavy ferro-aluminum armor; while this initially caused some handling problems for fighters manufactured in the early production runs, Andurien AeroTech refined the design further, significantly improving the Shikra's handling.[1]

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

The Shikra was equipped with a Kali Yama Weapons Industries Grand Slam Gauss Rifle in the nose and a Type 9 Ultra Class 10 Autocannon each wing, each supplied with three tons of ammunition. Mounted in the after of the Shikra were a pair of Wasat Dazzle Chaff Pods and a single Intek Medium Pulse Laser.[1]

VariantsEdit

By 3145, no additional variants of the Shikra had entered service.[1]

NotesEdit

The fighter is noted for being introduced in 3101, by Catalyst Game Lab's official Master Unit List Profile for the fighter.[4]

Design QuirksEdit

The Shikra is subject to the following Design Quirks.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 46-47, "SKR-4M Shikra"
  2. online date for the Shikra
  3. Record Sheets: 3145 Unabridged, p. 263
  4. MUL Shikra Profile - Intro year

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