AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout

Class/Model/Name:    NL-42 Troop Transport (Human Sphere)
Tech: Inner Sphere / 2578
Vessel Type: Spheroid Small Craft
Rules: Level 3, Standard design
Mass: 200 tons
Length: 19 meters
Power Plant: Standard
Safe Thrust: 6
Maximum Thrust: 9
Armor Type: Standard
2 Large Laser
4 Medium Laser


         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 standard NL-42 troop transport is in common use throughout the Human Sphere, and is often used as an armored inspection vessel by inspection officers on the borders of major realms, or by individual star systems that just want to search incoming ships.
         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 targetís 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 targetís 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 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 Troop Transport (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: Cargo (1) 73.00
Crew and Passengers:    
   1 Officers (0 minimum)   0.00
   1 Crew (2 minimum)   0.00

Weapons & Equipment: Loc SRV MRV LRV ERV Heat Mass
1 Large Laser LW 8 8 -- -- 8 5.00
1 Large Laser RW 8 8 -- -- 8 5.00
2 Medium Laser LW 5 -- -- -- 6 2.00
2 Medium Laser RW 5 -- -- -- 6 2.00
TOTALS:           28 200.00
Tons Left:             .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 11,155,100 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,347
Cost per BV: 8,281.44
Weapon Value: 1,920 (Ratio = 1.43)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 27; MRDmg = 9; LRDmg = 0; ERDmg = 0
Maintenance Point Value:    MPV = 1,822 (436 Structure, 880 Life Support, 506 Weapons)
Support Points: SP = 3,713 (204% of MPV)
BattleForce2: MP: 6N,   Armor/Structure: 9 / 0
    Damage PB/M/L: 2/1/-,   Overheat: 0
    Class: DS,   Point Value: 13

Designed with HeavyMetal Aero