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CF-131/A-17 Broadsword

CF-131 Broadsword flown off the TCS Tiger's Claw, Black Lion Squadron, circa 2654.

A-17D Broadsword flown off the TCS Concordia, circa 2666.

A-17 Broadsword assigned to the Gemini Sector, circa 2670.

Privately owned A-17 Broadsword Executioner in the Antares Quadrant, circa 2701.

Privately owned A-17 Broadsword Warpig in the Antares Quadrant, circa 2701.

Privately owned A-17 Broadsword Behemoth in the Antares Quadrant, circa 2701.


HISTORY

Camelot Industry's Broadsword is one of the Terran Confederation's most succesful spacecraft designs; Broadswords served on and off from 2633 to 2701--across multiple wars and for several different factions. The bombers were originally designed during the Pilgrim War to support the Grand Fleet's invasion of the Pilgrim Alliance. Early CF-131 Broadswords served as massed missile platforms and strategic ship-to-planet bombers.

With the advent of the Kilrathi war and the development of the torpedo, Broadswords changed to fit the times. In 2648 all current model Broadswords were outfitted to carry two antimatter torpedoes. That number would eventually double, by 2664, and then double again, by 2701. Broadswords became the Confederation's heaviest anti-capship bomber for the middle portion of the war; Broadswords flying off the Tiger's Claw, Concordia and elsewhere achieved great success in dangerous torpedo runs.

After the end of the Kilrathi War, the Confederation relegated Broadswords to reserve wings and boneyards.

Zachary Banfield's Guild maintained two squadrons of Broadswords which were used to attack the FRLS Mjollnir and destroy the FRLS Sindri. The Landreich themselves operated a number of Broadswords during the Kilrathi War, fielding them during the Battle of Hell Hole.

The Union of Border Worlds operated a number of Broadswords during their aborted war with the Terran Confederation. Admiral Tolwyn was, at one point, captured by a stripped patrol Broadsword as he attempted to flee the Peleus System.

But the Nephilim invasion of 2681 reactivated Broadsword squadrons - and proved that they were incredibly effective against the new foe. Production of Broadswords resumed, with modernized variants like the Executor, Warpig and later Behemoth rolling off the assembly lines.

In the post-Nephilim War world, surplus Broadswords are a common sight on the volatile Terran-Kilrathi frontier.


SPECIFICATIONS
Handbook (Pre-War)

Class: Fighter/Bomber
Length: 12 meters
Mass: 14 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 320 kps
Cru. Velocity: 150 kps

   
13 cm
   
   
10 cm
   
 
8 cm
n/a
8 cm
 
   
10 cm
   
   
13 cm
   

Guns-
(3) Mass Driver Cannon
(3) Dual-Mount Neutron Turret

Missiles-
(3) Missles

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 1 (Pilot)
Service Entry: 2633

Handbook (2648)

Class: Fighter/Bomber
Length: 12 meters
Mass: 14 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 320 kps
Cru. Velocity: 150 kps

   
13 cm
   
   
10 cm
   
 
8 cm
n/a
8 cm
 
   
10 cm
   
   
13 cm
   

Guns-
(3) Mass Driver Cannon
(3) Dual-Mount Neutron Turret

Missiles-
(3) Missles
(2) Torpedoes

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 1 (Pilot)
Service Entry: 2633

Wing Commander Academy (2654)

Class: Bomber

Guns-
(2) Plasma Gun
(1) Dual-Mount Laser Turret (Chin)
(2) Single-Mount Laser Turret (Above & Below)
(1) Dual-Mount Particle Cannon Turret (Rear)
(1) Tractor Beam (Rear)

Missiles-
(Unknown) Dart DF
(Unknown) Spiculum IR
(2) Torpedoes

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 2 (Pilot, Co-Pilot)
Service Entry: 2633

Joan's Update (2664)

Class: Heavy Bomber
Length: 36 meters
Mass: 100 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 320 kps
Cru. Velocity: 150 kps
Acceleration: Poor
Max. Y/P/R: 5/5/5 dps

   
18 cm
   
   
15 cm
   
 
13 cm
n/a
13 cm
 
   
15 cm
   
   
18 cm
   

Guns-
(3) Mass Driver Cannon
(3) Dual Mount Turret Guns
(1) Tractor Beam (Rear)

Missiles-
(3) Pilum FoF
(4) Torpedoes

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633

TCSNA Handbook (2667)

Class: Heavy Bomber
Length: 36 meters
Mass: 100 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 320 kps
Cru. Velocity: 150 kps
Acceleration: Poor
Max. Y/P/R: 5/5/5 dps

   
18 cm
   
   
15 cm
   
 
13 cm
n/a
13 cm
 
   
15 cm
   
   
18 cm
   

Guns-
(3) Mass Driver Cannon
(3) Dual Mount Turret Guns
(1) Tractor Beam (Rear)

Missiles-
(4) Pilum FoF
(4) Torpedoes

Decoys: Chaff Pod (1)
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633

Gemini Guide (2669)

Class: Fighter-Bomber

Max. Velocity: 350 kps
Acceleration: Average
Max. Y/P/R: Average

   
? cm
   
   
25 cm
   
 
17.5 cm
n/a
17.5 cm
 
   
20 cm
   
   
? cm
   

Guns-
(3) Mass Driver Cannon
(1) Dual Mount Laser Turret
(1) Dual Mount Particle Turret

Missiles-
(3) Javelin HS
(6) Pilum FoF

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Service Entry: 2633

WC2 (2667, v1)

Class: Heavy Bomber
Length: 36 meters
Mass: 100 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 320 kps
Cru. Velocity: 150 kps
Acceleration: Poor
Max. Y/P/R: 4/4/4 dps

   
50 cm
   
   
40 cm
   
 
35 cm
n/a
35 cm
 
   
40 cm
   
   
50 cm
   

Shield Recharge Rate: 3

Guns-
(3) Mass Driver Cannon
(3) Dual Mount Turret Guns
(1) Tractor Beam (Rear)

Missiles-
(4) Pilum FoF
(4) Torpedoes

Decoys: Chaff Pod (1)
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633

WC2 (2667, v2)

Class: Heavy Bomber
Length: 36 meters
Mass: 100 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 320 kps
Cru. Velocity: 150 kps
Acceleration: Poor
Max. Y/P/R: 4/4/4 dps

   
90 cm
   
   
300 cm
   
 
300 cm
n/a
300 cm
 
   
300 cm
   
   
90 cm
   

Shield Recharge Rate: 1

Guns-
(3) Mass Driver Cannon
(3) Dual Mount Turret Guns
(1) Tractor Beam (Rear)

Missiles-
(4) Pilum FoF

Decoys: Chaff Pod (1)
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633

Privateer (2669)

Class: Fighter-Bomber

Max. Velocity: 350 kps
Acceleration: 400 k/s^2
Max. Y/P/R: 85/95/87 dps

   
Level 5
   
   
250 cm
   
 
175 cm
n/a
175 cm
 
   
200 cm
   
   
Level 5
   

Guns-
(3) Mass Driver Cannon
(2) Dual Mount Particle Turret

Missiles-
(3x1) Javelin HS
(3x2) Pilum FoF

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Service Entry: 2633

S*S (Executioner)

Class: Bomber
Length: 36 meters
Mass: 100 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 300 kps
Aft. Velocity: 610 kps
Acceleration: 55 k/s^2
Max. Y/P/R: 65/65/65 dps

   
410 cm
   
   
1000 cm
   
 
1000 cm
n/a
1000 cm
 
   
1000 cm
   
   
410 cm
   

Guns-
(2) Tachyon Gun
(2) Plasma Gun
(3) Dual Mount Bomber Turrets

Missiles-
(5x20) Dart DF
(2x5) Javelin HS

Devices-
Tractor Beam
Deployable Turret
Shield Power Core
Gun Battery
Shield Battery

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633

S*S (Warpig)

Class: Bomber
Length: 36 meters
Mass: 110 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 275 kps
Aft. Velocity: 520 kps
Acceleration: 55 k/s^2
Max. Y/P/R: 55/55/55 dps

   
410 cm
   
   
1100 cm
   
 
1100 cm
n/a
1100 cm
 
   
1100 cm
   
   
410 cm
   

Guns-
(2) Meson Blaster
(2) Neutron Gun
(3) Dual Mount Bomber Turrets

Missiles-
(5x20) Dart DF
(1x4) Torpedo

Devices-
Deployable Turret
Gun Battery
Gun Power Core
Shield Battery

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633

S*S (Behemoth)

Class: Bomber
Length: 41 meters
Mass: 150 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 225 kps
Aft. Velocity: 425 kps
Acceleration: 55 k/s^2
Max. Y/P/R: 70/70/70 dps

   
410 cm
   
   
1350 cm
   
 
1350 cm
n/a
1350 cm
 
   
1350 cm
   
   
410 cm
   

Guns-
(2) Tachyon Gun
(2) Neutron Gun
(3) Dual Mount Bomber Turrets

Missiles-
(5x20) Dart DF
(2x4) Torpedo

Devices-
Engine Battery
Gun Battery
Shield Battery

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633

Arena (Executioner)

Class: Bomber
Length: 36 meters
Mass: 100 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 300 kps
Aft. Velocity: 610 kps
Acceleration: 55 k/s^2
Max. Y/P/R: 65/65/65 dps

   
410 cm
   
   
1000 cm
   
 
1000 cm
n/a
1000 cm
 
   
1000 cm
   
   
410 cm
   

Guns-
(2) Mass Driver Cannon
(2) Plasma Gun
(3) Dual Mount Bomber Turrets

Missiles-
(5x20) Dart DF
(2x5) Javelin HS

Devices-
Tractor Beam
Deployable Turret
Shield Power Core
Gun Battery
Shield Battery

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633

Arena (Warpig)

Class: Bomber
Length: 36 meters
Mass: 110 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 275 kps
Aft. Velocity: 520 kps
Acceleration: 55 k/s^2
Max. Y/P/R: 55/55/55 dps

   
410 cm
   
   
1100 cm
   
 
1100 cm
n/a
1100 cm
 
   
1100 cm
   
   
410 cm
   

Guns-
(2) Meson Blaster
(2) Neutron Gun
(3) Dual Mount Bomber Turrets

Missiles-
(5x20) Dart DF
(1x4) Torpedo

Devices-
Deployable Turret
Gun Battery
Gun Power Core
Shield Battery
Flares

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633

Arena (Behemoth)

Class: Bomber
Length: 41 meters
Mass: 150 tonnes

Max. Velocity: 225 kps
Aft. Velocity: 425 kps
Acceleration: 55 k/s^2
Max. Y/P/R: 70/70/70 dps

   
410 cm
   
   
1350 cm
   
 
1350 cm
n/a
1350 cm
 
   
1350 cm
   
   
410 cm
   

Guns-
(2) Tachyon Gun
(2) Neutron Gun
(3) Dual Mount Bomber Turrets

Missiles-
(5x20) Dart DF
(2x4) Torpedo

Devices-
Engine Battery
Gun Battery
Shield Battery
Tractor Beam
Deployable Turret
Sonar

Decoys: None
Cloak: No
Jump Drive: Yes

Crew: 4 (Pilot, 3 Gunners)
Service Entry: 2633


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