AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout

Class/Model/Name:    NL-42 'Battle Taxi' (Human Sphere)
Tech: Inner Sphere / 2743
Vessel Type: Spheroid Small Craft
Rules: Level 3, Standard design
Mass: 200 tons
Inner Sphere / 2743: BLKWL-53lup
Length: 19 meters
Power Plant: Volfen Run Standard
Safe Thrust: 6
Maximum Thrust: 9
Armor Type: StarSlab 500 Standard
2 Cyclops XII ER Large Laser
4 RAMTech 800P Medium Pulse Laser
Manufacturer:    Blackwell Heavy Industries
   Location:    Outreach
Communications System:    Pauley-Bronson Z
Targeting & Tracking System: Winston Sidewinder


         The NL-42 troop transport is the military equivalent of the S-7A bus. Nicknamed the "Battle Taxi," the NL-42 is designed to deliver troops onto the hull of a target vessel, enabling them to board the target vessel regardless of its status. The first vessels of this class saw extensive action during the Star League era and the Succession Wars. Originally the transports carried standard troops, but recent models have been designed to carry power-armored troops as well as standard infantry. The most notable of these new craft is the Lupus series, created by Blackwell Industries for Wolf’s Dragoons. The NL-42 is an export version of the Lupus and Blackwell has sold them throughout the Human Sphere since 3053. Almost every mercenary unit has at least one NL-42, and most nations use them as well, and for some small planetary or sub-planetary governments these make up their primary space patrol and defense forces.
         The NL-42 is equipped with a pair of electromagnetic grapples attached to 50-meter tow lines. These allow the NL-42 to attach itself to any vessel, although the NL-42 must match the target’s heading and velocity first. Once the grapples have attached to the target, the transport reels in the tow line, drawing itself closer to its target. The power-armored troops can jump onto the target’s hull, using magnetic boots to walk to the nearest hatch or using cutting tools to create their own entry point.
         The NL-42 also mounts laser and pulse weapons to supplement its unique offensive capabilities. The craft usually operates with a two-man crew. One crew member pilots the NL-42, and the second operates its weapon and grappling systems. A single crew member can operate the craft if necessary, but this greatly increases the difficulty of the docking procedure.

Class/Model/Name: NL-42 'Battle Taxi' (Human Sphere)
Mass: 200 tons
Equipment:             Mass
Power Plant: Standard 78.00
Structural Integrity: 9 4.00
Safe Thrust: 6  
Maximum Thrust: 9  
Heat Sinks: 23 Single .00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:   5.00
Bridge & Controls:   1.50
Armor Factor: 350 Standard 20.00

      Armor Value
      (Standard Scale)        
  Fore: 150      
  Left / Right Sides: 60 / 60      
  Aft: 80      

Equipment & Options:              
   Bay 1: Battle Armor Points/Squads (1) 10.00
   Bay 2: Battle Armor Points/Squads (1) 10.00
   Bay 3: Cargo (1) 49.00
Crew and Passengers:    
   1 Officers (0 minimum)   0.00
   1 Crew (2 minimum)   0.00
   12 Bay Personnel   0.00

Weapons & Equipment: Loc SRV MRV LRV ERV Heat Mass
1 ER Large Laser LW 8 8 8 -- 12 5.00
1 ER Large Laser RW 8 8 8 -- 12 5.00
2 Medium Pulse Laser LW 6 -- -- -- 8 4.00
2 Medium Pulse Laser RW 6 -- -- -- 8 4.00
TOTALS:           40 200.00
Tons Left:             .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 12,855,100 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,299
Cost per BV: 9,896.15
Weapon Value: 1,992 (Ratio = 1.53)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 22; MRDmg = 7; LRDmg = 3; ERDmg = 0
Maintenance Point Value:    MPV = 2,489 (435 Structure, 1,480 Life Support, 574 Weapons)
Support Points: SP = 3,713 (149% of MPV)
BattleForce2: MP: 6N,   Armor/Structure: 9 / 0
    Damage PB/M/L: 1/1/1,   Overheat: 1
    Class: DS,   Point Value: 13