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Axiom Industries A700 Cicada Aerospace Gunship

Axiom Industries E700 Cricket Reconnaissance Aerospace Gunship

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A700 Cicada

E700 Cricket

Back Ground Information

[Service History]

:

A700 – Served from 5438 C.E.

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E700 – Served from 5495 C.E.

[Primary User]

:

Tunnel Union Naval, Aerospace, & ground forces - Dwuervan Hold, Halfarn Republic, Orlanc Republic, & Ngorm Republic

[Builders]

:

Axiom Industries

Complement

[Crew]

:

3-6

[Passengers]

:

0-3

A700

:

3

A700

:

3

:

1 Pilot

:

1 Comm.

:

1 Gunner

E700

:

6

E700

:

0

:

1 Pilot

:

1 Comm.

:

1 Gunner

:

3 EW Techs

Statistics

[Height]

:

10.0 Meters

[Length]

:

75.0 Meters

[Width]

:

10.0 Meters

[Weight]

:

751.0 Tons

Endurance & Mobility Limits

[Speed]

:

750K [150]

[Endurance]

:

80 Hours

[Power]

:

40 Cells

[Motive]

:

3 HCGE

RPG Stats

[A/T/M]

:

-14/-14/-6

[Shields]

:

75 Dam Def

[Sensors]

:

Variable

[Armor]

:

15 Dam Def

A700

:

LEV 2 [+4]

E700

:

LEV 3 [+6]

[Defense]

:

Tit. [6]

[Hit Points]

:

7,510

All Models

[2] – Orla Arms OAMS-9 Long Range Missile Launch Pods

Mounted to port and starboard of the amidships hull and slightly downward these two missile pods have three tubes each capable of holding three long range missiles for a total of nine missiles per tube and a total load out of 18 missiles.

A700

[4] – Orla Arms PBC50 Heavy Particle Beam Cannons

Capable Of Firing A 50 mJ [5d10] Pulse Every 4 Seconds [Semi-Automatic] from each barrel out to a range of 1,500 Meters [300 Feet]; this gun can fire semi-automatically doing 5d10 or burst fire doing 5d20. These guns are mounted port and starboard ventral on the centerline amidships in a traversing turret just inside of the missile launch pods.

E700

[2] – Orla Arms PBC50 Heavy Particle Beam Cannons

Capable Of Firing A 50 mJ [5d10] Pulse Every 4 Seconds [Semi-Automatic] from each barrel out to a range of 1,500 Meters [300 Feet]; this gun can fire semi-automatically doing 5d10 or burst fire doing 5d20. These guns are mounted port and starboard ventral on the centerline amidships in a traversing turret just inside of the missile launch pods.

History & Data

Designed by Axiom Industries of the Orlanc planet Axiata-Tau-Sigma the A700 Cicada was designed as a heavy gunship for the purpose of supporting ground forces on both atmospheric and non-atmospheric planets and is quite heavily armed with four particle beams in a traversing turrets and twin long range missile launch pods to either side.

The A700 is also capable of carrying a three man security team or passengers into the field and is powered by a power cell energizer and lift is provided by two large Heavy CG engines in the twin tail assembly with a third in the nose.

A standard tactic of Cicada gunners is to either down power the forward CGE or shut it off completely relying on the rear most engines to keep it aloft giving the craft a nose down perspective to bring its traversable turret more easily in play; the Cicada also earned the nickname of “Pig” from this attack posture.

The E700 Cricket was introduced fifty-seven years after the A700 and is used as a multi-purpose EW gunship tasked with the removal radar and sensor networks as well as communications nodes.

To compensate for the added weight of the better sensor suite two of the particle beam cannons were removed as well as the energizers and the passenger compartment was revamped to hold three Electronic Warfare technicians.

The E700’s standard duty is to support troops in the field or to go in ahead of the main troops with a small regular gunship escort to detect and eliminate its primary targets, generally it does this by detecting its targets at long range and then initiating over the horizon attacks with the missile pods and then supporting ground troops with its particle beam cannons.

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