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==Company profile==
 
==Company profile==
 
===Star League Era & Succession Wars===
 
===Star League Era & Succession Wars===
When first established prior to the fall of the [[Star League]], then interstellar corporation was expanded to five different worlds providing fighters for both the [[Terran Hegemony]] and the [[Federated Suns]]. Its most noted product, the Corsair, was noted product.  The fighter was for the Star League Defense Force, which was recovering from the [[Amaris Coup]].<ref>''Technical Readout: 3039'', p. 200, "Corsair" - Wangker produces Corsair for SLDF prior to its Exodus.</ref>
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When first established prior to the fall of the [[Star League]], the then interstellar corporation was expanded to five different worlds providing fighters for both the [[Terran Hegemony]] and the [[Federated Suns]]. Its most noted product was the Corsair.  The fighter was designed for the Star League Defense Force, which was recovering from the [[Amaris Coup]].<ref>''Technical Readout: 3039'', p. 200, "Corsair" - Wangker produces Corsair for SLDF prior to its Exodus.</ref>
  
The Succession Wars were not kind to Wangker.  Its plant on Connaught was captured by [[Free Worlds League]] forces. The plant had a small production line, which made a limited amount of fighters for the League. It and the rest of the its complexs that were targeted and destroyed in open rounds of the [[First Succession War]]. The corporation faced extinction with all of its manufacturing facilities reduced to ruins. However, the company was able to deploy teams technicians and specialized reclamation to the ruins of its complexs. These teams salvage gathered all the usable equipment from these factories before they were worked over by salvagers. These materials were brought to the [[Axton]], where that site was rebuilt by the middle of the [[Second Succession War]].  Due to complex being product of what became [[LosTech]], it suffered over course of the centuries from being worn down.<ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', pp. 168-169, "Wangker Aerospace company profile" - Update history brief in earlier eras.</ref> The company's Axton site became the target of raids from the [[Capellan Confederation]]. Those raid's damages inflicted to it were minor compared to the devastation of the First Succession War.
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The Succession Wars were not kind to Wangker.  Its plant on Connaught was captured by [[Free Worlds League]] forces. The plant had a small production line, which made a limited amount of fighters for the League. It and the rest of Wangker's complexes that were targeted were destroyed in the opening rounds of the [[First Succession War]]. The corporation faced extinction with all of its manufacturing facilities reduced to ruins. However, the company was able to deploy teams technicians specialized in reclamation to the ruins of its complexes. These salvage teams gathered all the usable equipment from these factories before they were worked over by salvagers. These materials were brought to [[Axton]], where that site was rebuilt by the middle of the [[Second Succession War]].  Due to the complex being the product of what became [[LosTech]], it suffered over the course of the centuries from being worn down.<ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', pp. 168-169, "Wangker Aerospace company profile" - Update history brief in earlier eras.</ref> Additionally the company's Axton site became the target of raids from the [[Capellan Confederation]]. Those raid's damages inflicted to it were minor compared to the devastation of the First Succession War.
  
 
===Recovery of Star League Technology===
 
===Recovery of Star League Technology===
At dawn of the [[31st Century]], Wangker's production equipment showed signs of almost complete failure.  The company was able to rebuild during the 3020s and 3030s with the recovery of the [[Helm Memory Core]]. This event shaped the company's fortunes for the better. The recovered technology allowed the Company production lines to be fully restored and even enhancing its products so far as to make them reach standards for the FedSuns' armies.<ref name=HBHD168-169>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 168-169, "Corporate History up to 3067".</ref>
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At the dawn of the [[thirty-first century]], Wangker's production equipment showed signs of almost complete failure.  The company was able to rebuild during the 3020s and 3030s with the recovery of the [[Helm Memory Core]]. This event shaped the company's fortunes for the better. The recovered technology allowed the company's production lines to be fully restored and even allowed for enhancing its products so far as to make them reach the standards of the FedSuns' armies.<ref name=HBHD168-169>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 168-169, "Corporate History up to 3067".</ref>
  
 
===The Jihad and Devastation===
 
===The Jihad and Devastation===
The [[Jihad]] darken Inner Sphere in late [[3067]], the company able produce newer and latest technology enhancements for its aerospace craft.   
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As the [[Jihad]] darkened the Inner Sphere in late [[3067]], the company was able to produce newer and latest technology enhancements for its aerospace craft.   
  
Wangker's Axton complex was target of a raid by the [[33rd Division (Word of Blake)|33rd Division]] of the [[Word of Blake]] in [[3074]]. Wangker received the worse damage it seen since the First Succession War.  The facilities were so damaged, that by [[3075]] its expanded complex was still unable to produce any AeroSpace Fighters.<ref>''Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents'', p. 94, "33rd Division" - Raids in mid-3074 causes production at Axton plant to cease.</ref>
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Wangker's Axton complex was the target of a raid by the [[33rd Division (Word of Blake)|33rd Division]] of the [[Word of Blake]] in [[3074]]. Wangker received the worst damage it had seen since the First Succession War.  The facilities were so badly damaged, that by [[3075]] its expanded complex was still unable to produce any aerospace fighters.<ref>''Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents'', p. 94, "33rd Division" - Raids in mid-3074 causes production at Axton plant to cease.</ref>
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===Dark Ages===
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After the Jihad, [[Boeing Interstellar]] would purchase Wangker's surviving facilities and bring them under their ownership.  Boeing would use Wangker's technology and components to produce the ''[[Sagittarii]]'' light fighter for the [[Republic of the Sphere]] from the old company's components used to produce the ''[[Tomahawk]]'' light fighter.<ref>''Technical Readout: 3085'', p. 114 Sagittarii - Fluff of the fighter shows that Wangker Aerospace was purchased by Boeing Interstellar.</ref>
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During the middle of the [[thirty-second century]], Wangker's Mars facilities would become isolated from the rest of the Inner Sphere. This would occur when the [[Republic of the Sphere]] would execute its desperate [[Fortress Republic]] protocols. Wangker would double production of combat units it produces for the [[RAF]], including the [[Schrack (OmniFighter)|''Schrack'']] OmniFighter.<ref>''Technical Readout: 3145Republic of the Sphere'', pp. 50-51 & 133 SCK-O Schrack - Background fluff for Schrack notes the factory doubling its production on Mars for Republic during Fortress Republic.</ref>
  
 
==Leadership==
 
==Leadership==
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==Manufacturing==
 
==Manufacturing==
''Wangker Aerospace'' has manufacturing centers on the following planet(s):
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Wangker Aerospace has manufacturing centers on the following planet(s):
  
 
===Axton===
 
===Axton===
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{|class="wikitable"   
 
{|class="wikitable"   
! colspan="2" |Components produced on Axton:<ref name=OR89>''Objective Raids'', p. 89, "Produced Wangker Aerospace Components"</ref><ref name=TROPRO172>''Technical Readout: Prototypes'', p. 172, "Produced Corsair variant Components" </ref><ref name=XTRO:Dp12>''Experimental Technical Readout: Davion'', p. 12, "Produced Experimental Corsair variant"</ref><ref name="TRO:3145FSp52+">''Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns'', p. 52-53, "CUT-01D ''Cutlass''"</ref>
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! colspan="2" |Components produced on Axton:<ref name=XTRO>''Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles'' p. 14, "BSE-X2 Banshee AeroSpace Fighter Profile"</ref><ref name=OR89>''Objective Raids'', p. 89, "Produced Wangker Aerospace Components"</ref><ref name=TROPRO172>''Technical Readout: Prototypes'', p. 172, "Produced Corsair variant Components" </ref><ref name=XTRO:Dp12>''Experimental Technical Readout: Davion'', p. 12, "Produced Experimental Corsair variant"</ref><ref name="TRO:3145FSp52+">''Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns'', p. 52-53, "CUT-01D ''Cutlass''"</ref>
 
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| [[Tomahawk|THK-63 ''Tomahawk'']]<ref name=TRO3050U234/>
 
| [[Tomahawk|THK-63 ''Tomahawk'']]<ref name=TRO3050U234/>
 
| [[Light Aerospace Fighters]]
 
| [[Light Aerospace Fighters]]
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| [[Banshee (aerospace fighter)|BSE-X2 ''Banshee'']]<ref name=XTRO/>
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| [[Medium Aerospace Fighters]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Corsair#Variants|CSR-12D ''Corsair'']]<ref name="ofs6">''Objectives: Federated Suns'', p. 6</ref><ref name=TROPRO172/>
 
| [[Corsair#Variants|CSR-12D ''Corsair'']]<ref name="ofs6">''Objectives: Federated Suns'', p. 6</ref><ref name=TROPRO172/>
| [[Medium Aerospace Fighters]]
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| Medium Aerospace Fighters
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Corsair|CSR-V12 ''Corsair'']]<ref name="ofs6"/>
 
| [[Corsair|CSR-V12 ''Corsair'']]<ref name="ofs6"/>
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|-
 
| Rander 200B with [[Guardian ECM Suite]]
 
| Rander 200B with [[Guardian ECM Suite]]
| Communications System -  ''Cutlass'' (CUT-01D & CUT-01E)<ref name="TRO:3145FSp52+"/>
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| ''Cutlass'' (CUT-01D & CUT-01E)<ref name="TRO:3145FSp52+"/>
 
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|-
 
| colspan="2"  align="center " | <u>[[Targeting-Tracking System]]</u>
 
| colspan="2"  align="center " | <u>[[Targeting-Tracking System]]</u>
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| Rander TA1000 with [[Beagle Active Probe]]
 
| Rander TA1000 with [[Beagle Active Probe]]
| Targeting-Tracking System -  ''Cutlass'' (CUT-01D & CUT-01E)<ref name="TRO:3145FSp52+"/>
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| ''Cutlass'' (CUT-01D & CUT-01E)<ref name="TRO:3145FSp52+"/>
 
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| colspan="2"  align="center " | <u>[[Large X-Pulse Laser]]</u>
 
| colspan="2"  align="center " | <u>[[Large X-Pulse Laser]]</u>
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| colspan="2"  align="center " | <u>OmniFighter</u>
 
| colspan="2"  align="center " | <u>OmniFighter</u>
 
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| [[SCK-O ''Schrack'']]<ref name=TRO:3145RotSp50/>
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| [[Schrack (OmniFighter)|SCK-O ''Schrack'']]<ref name=TRO:3145RotSp50/>
 
| Medium OmniFighter
 
| Medium OmniFighter
 
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==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
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*''[[Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles]]''
 
*''[[Experimental Technical Readout: Davion]]''
 
*''[[Experimental Technical Readout: Davion]]''
 
*''[[Handbook: House Davion]]''
 
*''[[Handbook: House Davion]]''
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[[Category:Manufacturing Centers|Wangker Aerospace]]
 
[[Category:Manufacturing Centers|Wangker Aerospace]]
 
[[Category:Federated Suns Companies]]
 
[[Category:Federated Suns Companies]]
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[[Category:Republic of the Sphere Companies]]
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[[Category:Terran Hegemony Companies]]

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Wangker Aerospace
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Primary Site(s) Axton
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Primary Products Aerospace Fighter
OmniFighter


Wangker Aerospace is a fighter manufacturer that is noted for constructing the Corsair, Eagle, and Thunderbird classes of Aerospace Fighters.

Company profile[edit]

Star League Era & Succession Wars[edit]

When first established prior to the fall of the Star League, the then interstellar corporation was expanded to five different worlds providing fighters for both the Terran Hegemony and the Federated Suns. Its most noted product was the Corsair. The fighter was designed for the Star League Defense Force, which was recovering from the Amaris Coup.[1]

The Succession Wars were not kind to Wangker. Its plant on Connaught was captured by Free Worlds League forces. The plant had a small production line, which made a limited amount of fighters for the League. It and the rest of Wangker's complexes that were targeted were destroyed in the opening rounds of the First Succession War. The corporation faced extinction with all of its manufacturing facilities reduced to ruins. However, the company was able to deploy teams technicians specialized in reclamation to the ruins of its complexes. These salvage teams gathered all the usable equipment from these factories before they were worked over by salvagers. These materials were brought to Axton, where that site was rebuilt by the middle of the Second Succession War. Due to the complex being the product of what became LosTech, it suffered over the course of the centuries from being worn down.[2] Additionally the company's Axton site became the target of raids from the Capellan Confederation. Those raid's damages inflicted to it were minor compared to the devastation of the First Succession War.

Recovery of Star League Technology[edit]

At the dawn of the thirty-first century, Wangker's production equipment showed signs of almost complete failure. The company was able to rebuild during the 3020s and 3030s with the recovery of the Helm Memory Core. This event shaped the company's fortunes for the better. The recovered technology allowed the company's production lines to be fully restored and even allowed for enhancing its products so far as to make them reach the standards of the FedSuns' armies.[3]

The Jihad and Devastation[edit]

As the Jihad darkened the Inner Sphere in late 3067, the company was able to produce newer and latest technology enhancements for its aerospace craft.

Wangker's Axton complex was the target of a raid by the 33rd Division of the Word of Blake in 3074. Wangker received the worst damage it had seen since the First Succession War. The facilities were so badly damaged, that by 3075 its expanded complex was still unable to produce any aerospace fighters.[4]

Dark Ages[edit]

After the Jihad, Boeing Interstellar would purchase Wangker's surviving facilities and bring them under their ownership. Boeing would use Wangker's technology and components to produce the Sagittarii light fighter for the Republic of the Sphere from the old company's components used to produce the Tomahawk light fighter.[5]

During the middle of the thirty-second century, Wangker's Mars facilities would become isolated from the rest of the Inner Sphere. This would occur when the Republic of the Sphere would execute its desperate Fortress Republic protocols. Wangker would double production of combat units it produces for the RAF, including the Schrack OmniFighter.[6]

Leadership[edit]

The company's CEO in 3067 is Baron Tevile Wester III.[3]

Manufacturing[edit]

Wangker Aerospace has manufacturing centers on the following planet(s):

Axton[edit]

Note: During the Jihad the Axton facility suffered heavy capital and personal losses of 95%, and the operating capacity of the factory is reduced to 25% of their main production volume in 3079.[7] The plant's production in 3079 was restricted to Corsair and Thunderbird fighters.[8]

Components produced on Axton:[9][10][11][12][13]
Component Type
Aerospace Fighter
THK-63 Tomahawk[14] Light Aerospace Fighters
BSE-X2 Banshee[9] Medium Aerospace Fighters
CSR-12D Corsair[8][11] Medium Aerospace Fighters
CSR-V12 Corsair[8] Medium Aerospace Fighters
CSR-V14 Corsair[8][10] Medium Aerospace Fighters
CSR-V18 Corsair (Jihad era)[8][15] Medium Aerospace Fighters
Corsair RIGID NIGHT[12] Medium Aerospace Fighters
CUT-01D Cutlass [13] Medium Aerospace Fighters
CUT-01E Cutlass [13] Medium Aerospace Fighters
EGL-R6 Eagle[10] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
TRB-D36 Thunderbird[8][10] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
Frame
Wangker II Corsair[10]
Wangker III CSR-12D Corsair[11]
Wangker IV Eagle[10]
Wangker VII Thunderbird[10]
Wangker IX Cutlass[13]
Fusion Engine
Vlar 300 Eagle & Thunderbird[10]
Fusion Engine - XL
General Motors 300 XL CSR-12D Corsair[11]
Armor - Heavy FA - Aerospace Fighters
Wangker S5 Heavy Ferro-Aluminum CSR-12D Corsair[11]
Reflective Armor
Wangker Solarion Cutlass (CUT-01D & CUT-01E)[13]
Communications System
Rander 200B CSR-12D Corsair[11]
Rander 200B with Guardian ECM Suite Cutlass (CUT-01D & CUT-01E)[13]
Targeting-Tracking System
Rander TA1000 CSR-12D Corsair[11]
Rander TA1000 with Beagle Active Probe Cutlass (CUT-01D & CUT-01E)[13]
Large X-Pulse Laser
Exostar CSR-12D Corsair[11]
Medium X-Pulse Laser
Exostar CSR-12D Corsair[11]
ER Medium Laser
Martell CSR-12D Corsair[11] and Cutlass (CUT-01D & CUT-01E)[13]

Connaught[edit]

Note: Destroyed First Succession War[16]

Components produced on Connaught:
Component Type
Aerospace Fighter
CSR-V12 Corsair Medium Aerospace Fighters

Mars[edit]

Components produced on Mars:[14][17]
Component Type
Aerospace Fighter
THK-63CS Tomahawk[14] Light AeroSpace Fighters
OmniFighter
SCK-O Schrack[17] Medium OmniFighter
Chassis
Shipel 35-B Tomahawk[14]
Shipil SC1F Schrack[17]
Fusion Engine
Plasmastar 270 Tomahawk[14]
Fusion Engine - XL
Krupp 300 XL Schrack[17]
Armor - FA - Aerospace Fighters
Fiber 10 Ferro-Aluminum Tomahawk[14]
Fiber 15 Heavy Ferro-Aluminum Schrack[17]
Communications System
COMSTAT 500 ATM Schrack[17]
Telestar Fortran Tomahawk[14]
Targeting-Tracking System
IMB SYS 5000 Tomahawk[14]
IMB SYS 6000 Schrack[17]
Small Laser
Exostar IV Tomahawk[14]
Large Laser
Maxell SR Tomahawk[14]

References[edit]

  1. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 200, "Corsair" - Wangker produces Corsair for SLDF prior to its Exodus.
  2. Handbook: House Davion, pp. 168-169, "Wangker Aerospace company profile" - Update history brief in earlier eras.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 168-169, "Corporate History up to 3067".
  4. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 94, "33rd Division" - Raids in mid-3074 causes production at Axton plant to cease.
  5. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 114 Sagittarii - Fluff of the fighter shows that Wangker Aerospace was purchased by Boeing Interstellar.
  6. Technical Readout: 3145Republic of the Sphere, pp. 50-51 & 133 SCK-O Schrack - Background fluff for Schrack notes the factory doubling its production on Mars for Republic during Fortress Republic.
  7. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 4, "State of the Industry Table"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 6
  9. 9.0 9.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles p. 14, "BSE-X2 Banshee AeroSpace Fighter Profile"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Objective Raids, p. 89, "Produced Wangker Aerospace Components"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 172, "Produced Corsair variant Components"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Davion, p. 12, "Produced Experimental Corsair variant"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 52-53, "CUT-01D Cutlass"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 234, "Produced Tomahawk fighter compoents on Mars"
  15. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 200, Upgrades V18 variant listed.
  16. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 200, "Deployment" - small manufacturing line noted in captured during 1st Succession War & destroyed.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere, p. 50, "SCK-O Schrack"

Bibliography[edit]