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CFM Trial by Fire
Lola IV-Class Destroyer
Production information
Manufacturer Clans / Newgrange Yardship - SLS Shanghai
Use General Purpose Combatant
Escort Vessel
Tech Base Inner Sphere Experimental
Cost 4,891,022,600 C-Bills C-bills
Introduced 3061
Technical specifications
Mass 680,000 tons
Length 653 Meters
Width
Sail Diameter 1,100 meters
Fuel 4,284 Tons
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 4
Top Thrust 6
Sail Integrity 4
KF Drive Integrity 14
LF Battery No
Armament Main Weaponry
  • x2 NAC/20
  • x8 Luxor-10 NAC/10
  • x8 Medium NPPC
  • x4 Hellion-55 Class Naval Lasers
  • x6 White Shark Class Medium Capital Launchers
  • x9 Barracuda Light Capital Missile Launchers
  • x16 Large Pulse Lasers
  • x24 Medium Pulse Lasers
  • x2 LB-20X Class Autocannons
  • 24 Anti-Missile Systems (AMS)
Armor Boeing D-Span Ferro-carbide
DropShip Capacity 0
Small Craft/
AeroSpace Fighters
10 / 20
Crew 44 Officers
138 Enlisted/non-rated
70 Gunners
90 Bay Personnel
25 Marines Battle Armor / Elementals
70 Steerage Passengers
Grav Decks 1 (1 = 60 meter diameter)
Escape Pods/Life Boats 73 / 0
Heat Sinks 1,384 (2,768)
Structural Integrity 53
BV (1.0)
BV (2.0) 11,202[1]



Overview[]

A creation of AlphaMirage, the Lola IV-Class Destroyer is Clan refit of the older Lola III-Class. The ship first appeared in AlphaMirage's Fan Stories set in the Katherine-verse AU, notably in The Other War set in Clan Space in the early 3060s.[2]

Class History[]

The Lola IV Class WarShip CFM Trial by Fire was once the SLS Muraca, one of the many Lola III destroyers that fled with Aleksandr Kerensky during his Exodus. It served in the fleet of Clan Mongoose known for its cruiser heavy fleet and advanced Aerospace tactics as well as their aggression. The Muraca like the rest of the Mongoose Fleet was mostly destroyed during the absorption by Clan Smoke Jaguar.

In 3061 a salvage crew from Clan Fire Mandrill working with Dark Caste Technicians recovered it. Nina Tanaga negotiated with members of the SLS Shanghai, a former Mongoose Newgrange Yardship integrated into Clan Cloud Cobra and served as a minor shipyard.

The Shanghai had recovered advanced schematics commissioned by Clan Snow Raven in preparation for the return to the Inner Sphere. These significantly shortened the time necessary to outfit the vessel. Nina Tanaga first used it in combat against the CFM Rancor the outgunned and less armored vessel didn't stand a chance.

Additional modifications from the base model included a higher tankerage for reaction mass, more guns with the same level of ammunition, heavier armor on sensitive components, double fighter and shuttle complement. The only disadvantage is a lack of endurance on longer independent operation. As a fleet destroyer rather than a patrol vessel this was deemed an acceptable compromise.

Khan Xander Drake of the Hellions immediately sought to upgrade his Clan's Lola IIIs to this standard for his independent invasion of the Inner Sphere. There they would perform well against the FEDCOM Fifth Fleet under First Prince Peter Steiner-Davion. Ultimately the last Lola IVs in the Inner Sphere were lost during the Hellions' final assault against Venus during Operation:Blackout and the Liberation of Terra from the Word of Blake.

Canonity[]

This variant has never existed in canon. However, the class itself is based on the canon original.

Armament and Equipment[]

Tech of the Shanghai would upgrade the ship's ancient Rolls LeFay Standard interplanetary drives, allowing the Lola IVs are still able outpaces larger WarShips, while keep up with newer Clan WarShips.

The Lola IV is fitted with 665 tons of Ferro-carbide Armor, giving it considerable armor protection, superior the early Lola III. It's armor is concentrated in forward and broadside, while it's armor is considerately weaker in aft.

The alterations for the ship would includes an significant upgrade in her armaments in capital weapons as well her conventional weapons load outs allowing outgun most older Star League Era Warships of her weight class.

Weapon Placement[]

  • Nose
    x4 Medium NPPC
    x2 White Shark Capital Missile Launchers (20 Missiles)
    x4 Large Pulse Lasers
    2 LB-20X Autocannons (20 Rounds)
    x4 AMS (48 Rounds)
  • Forward Right/Left Sides
    x5 NL/55
    x2 White Shark Capital Missile Launchers (20 Missiles)
    x4 Large Pulse Lasers
    2 LB-20X Autocannons (20 Rounds)
    x4 AMS (48 Rounds)
  • Broadside Right/Left
    x4 NAC/10 (100 rounds) + 1 NAC/20 (25 Rounds)
    x2 Medium NPPCs
    x3 Barracuda Capital Missile Launchers (30 Missiles)
    x6 Medium Pulse Lasers
    x4 AMS (48 Rounds)
  • Aft (Rear) Right/Left Sides
    x4 NAC/10 (100 rounds)
    x1 NL/55
    x6 Medium Pulse Lasers
    x4 AMS (48 Rounds)
  • Aft
    x4 NL/55
    x3 Barracuda Capital Missile Launchers (30 Missiles)
    x4 Large Pulse Lasers
    x4 AMS (48 Rounds)
  • Ammunition
    400 rounds of NAC/10 ammunition
    50 rounds of NAC/20 Ammunition
    60 Missiles of White Shark Capital Missiles
    120 Missile of Barracuda Capital Missiles
    60 rounds of LB20-X Autocannon ammunition
    384 rounds of Anti-Missile System (AMS) ammunition

Cargo[]

  • Bay 1: Fighters (20) 4 doors
  • Bay 2: Small Craft (10) 2 doors
  • Bay 3: Cargo (7,595.50 Tons) 2 doors

Notes[]

  • The Lola IV Destroyer was originally posted on the official BattleTech Forums.[3]
  • Fan art was used due to lack of what appearance of the ship is. This fan art was added for sake of having art on the page.

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