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Oni (Aerospace Fighter)

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| image = [[Image:Oni_3067.png|191px]]
| name = Oni
| manufacturer = [[Wakazashi Enterprises]]
| model = ON-1
| Class = Medium
| Tech Base = [[Star League]]
| Introduced = [[3064]]
| production year = 3066
| year reference = <ref>''[http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/4747/oni-on-1 MUL online date for the ''{{PAGENAME}}'']''</ref>
| mass = 55
| frame = Wakazashi V-On
| power plant = [[Shinobi 275]]
| armament = 1 x [[MRM-30]] <br> 1 x [[ER Small Laser]] <br> 2 x [[ER Large Laser]]s
| communications system = [[Garret T22]]
| tracking & targeting system = [[Neko Megane 6]]
| heat sinks = 13 [[Double Heat Sink]]s
| BV (1.0) = 1,144<ref>''AeroTech 2 Record Sheets'', p. 96</ref>
| BV (2.0) = 1,350<ref>''Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged'', p. 256</ref>
}}

==Description==
The first new post-[[Clan Invasion]] [[Aerospace Fighter]] developed in the [[Draconis Combine]], the '''''Oni''''' (Japanese for Demon) is a heavily armored medium-ranged craft.

The desperation of the Clan invasion years forced the Combine to quickly upgrade its forces, focusing primarily upon fielding advanced refits of its existing venerable fighter designs after the production site of Combine's pride and joy new-tech ''[[Sai]]'' was captured by [[Clan Smoke Jaguar]]. With fighter designs lagging behind new [[BattleMech]]s, it was only after the development of [[OmniFighter]]s, the Omni-Conversion S-7 model of the ''[[Sai]]'' and the ''[[Tatsu]]'', that Wakazashi could look towards developing a new non-Omni fighter. Delayed yet further thanks to the [[FedCom Civil War]] and [[Combine-Ghost Bear War]], the ''Oni'' didn't make its first flight until [[3066]].

Slightly less maneuverable than its lighter sibling because its use of a heavier but less costly standard [[Fusion Engine]], the ''Oni'' has a similar level of armor protection thanks to six tons of advanced Chatham "Bakemono" [[Ferro-Aluminum]] plating and superior heat dissipation thanks to its thirteen [[Double Heat Sink]]s. The ''Oni'' has been well received by the DCMS, who appreciate its combination of resilience and hard-hitting firepower. Only its poor endurance has drawn criticism, though this merely limits the missions appropriate to the design.<ref name=TRO3067>''Technical Readout: 3067'', pp. 146-147, "Oni Figher Profile"</ref>

==Weapons and Equipment==
Building upon the S-7 ''Sai''s loadout, the ''Oni'' carries a nose-mounted [[Shigunga]] [[MRM-30]] capable unleashing a withering volume of fire at medium range, supported by a Diverse Optics Sunbeam [[ER Small Laser]]. The remaining longer ranged weapons consist of a pair of Diverse Optics Type 30X [[ER Large Laser]]s mounted one per wings. Two tons of missile reloads is more than adequate given the fuel-capacity and combat range of the fighter.<ref name=TRO3067/>

==Variants==
*;ON-2 : This version of the ''Oni'' is equipped with a nose mounted [[MRM-40]] with an [[Apollo FCS]]. Each wing carries a trio of [[ER Medium Laser]]s. A [[Guardian ECM Suite]] is also fitted to disrupt enemy communications and targeting networks. BV (2.0) = 1,597<ref>''Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged'', p. 257</ref>

*;ON-2X : A [[Jihad]]-era variant which utilizes experimental technology by Wakazashi Enterprises. The Combine's leaders used stolen [[Capellan]] technology acquired through the [[Word of Blake|Blakists]] to give the ''Oni'' eight and half tons of [[Vehicular Stealth Armor]]. To make the armor's stealth capacity function, engineers added the experimental [[Angel ECM]] Suite. Its [[MRM 30]] launcher has been fitted with an [[Apollo Fire Control System]], to allow the normally unguided weapons to hit with more accuracy. The craft's two Extend-Range Large Lasers have been swapped out for a nose mounted [[Binary Laser Cannon]]. In place of the wing lasers, a ER Medium Laser takes their place. Fitted in the aft is a [[Medium Pulse Laser]]. To increase the craft's survivability against missile attacks, an experimental [[Laser AMS]] is placed in the nose with the MRM launcher and Binary Laser. For pilots to adjust their additional energy weapons fire, engineers increased the double heatsinks mounted to 15. BV (1.0) = ????, BV (2.0) = 1,733<ref>''Experimental Technical Readout: Kurita'', p. 11, 23, "ON-2X Oni" - Experimental ''Oni'' with stats and fluff.</ref>

==Gallery==
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File:Oni 3067.png|Original ''Oni'' from ''[[Technical Readout: 3067|TRO:3067]]''
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==References==
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==Bibliography==
*''[[AeroTech 2 Record Sheets]]''
*''[[Experimental Technical Readout: Kurita]]''
*''[[Technical Readout: 3067]]''
*''[[Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged]]''

[[Category:Aerospace Fighter classes]]
[[Category:Medium Aerospace Fighter classes]]
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