Craft: Earthforce Gropos Gunship Type: Infantry support gunship Scale: Starfighter Dimensions: -Length: 26.78, Skill: Crew: 3 -Gunners: 1 or 2 -Troops: 40 -Skeleton: 1/+10 -Emergency Evac: 80/1 week Crew Skill: Astrogation 3D, Sensors 3D, Space transports 4D, Starship gunnery 5D Passengers: N/A (see Troops) Cargo Capacity: 50 metric tons Consumables: 2 weeks Cost: Not available for sale Hyperspace Jump Engines: No Nav Computer: Yes Maneuverability: -Space: 2D -Atmosphere: 3D Speed: -Space: 6 -Atmosphere: 330; 950kmh Hull: 5D Shields: N/A Sensors: -Passive: 20/0D -Scan: 40/1D -Search: 60/2D -Focus: 3/2D+2
AUXILIARY CRAFT CAPACITY: N/A (may carry light vehicles for troops)
WEAPONS: Dual Pulse Cannon Turret Location: Mounted in nose Fire Arc: Partial turret (front/right/left) Crew: 1 (pilot or gunner) Skill: Starship gunnery Scale: Starfighter Fire Control: 2D Range: -Space: 1-3/12/24 -Atmosphere: 100-300/1.2/2.4km Damage: 4D Rate Of Fire: 3
2 Missile Pods (fire-link optional) Location: Mounted in hull sides Fire Arc: Front Crew: 1 (gunner) Skill: Starship gunnery Scale: Starfighter Fire Control: 1D Range: -Space: 1/3/7 -Atmosphere: 50-100/300/700m Damage: 6D Ammo: 25 missiles per pod Rate Of Fire: 1-5
The Earthforce Gunship was a medium to heavy assault craft used by Earthforce that has seen action in both Operation Sudden Death and the Battle For B5 Independence.
A small and nimble attack craft, the Gunship, while capable of operating in space it is best suited to manoeuvring within a planetary atmosphere, usually in the role of infantry support.
The Gunship's hull had a distinctive twin boom configuration, a single, central snub nosed fuselage containing the cockpit, primary thrust engine and the chin mounted dual pulse cannon turret. The outboard nacelles contained the Gunship's two forward mounted missile tubes, it's four vectoring V/STOL thrusters and aft mounted inward canted vertical stabilizers.
Behind the Scenes
The Gunship was designed by Steve Burg, based somewhat on the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. The intent was for the design to be a strictly subsonic craft limited to the troposphere, however later uses of the model in ("Severed Dreams") featured the craft flying in open space (and hyperspace) as part of the Earthforce task force.
OTHER INFO: Status: Active (as of 2260) Affiliation: Earthforce Class: Gunship Jump Capable: No Gravity: No Weapons: -Two missile tubes -One dual pulse cannon
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