Clone Pilot Advanced Craft MKII and MKVII Designations and Evaluations

Wraith MKVII Specification After Action Evaluation
MKVII specification craft performed overall exceptionally. Shortcomings with long term endurance identified in graviton powerplant.
Overshield technology adapted from Jackal MKI puts excessive strain on power supply and lowers afterburner output while active.
Upgraded Assault Blaster Cannons perform within acceptable power draw limits.
Improved warheads for Scourge Graviton Flechette Rockets show promise.
Extended Mjolnir Heavy Missile magazine useful for striking against larger craft but increased volatility problematic.
Titanium Diborite chassis retrofit displays superior strength to weight ratio than previous chassis design, higher maneuverability with similar durability to previous plating.


Jackal MKII Specification After Action Evaluation
MKII Specification craft performed to higher standard than MKI specification. Shortcomings with primary weapon powerfeed from MKI specification successfully worked out.
XC-30 ‘Ripper’ Starburst Mortars modified with enhanced powerfeed couplings, markedly reduced overheat of weapons system in field operations, notably increased field stability of Starburst Mortar bolts.
Overshield System from MKI specification successfully reverse engineered to modular system for other assault series craft. Overshield System for MKII Specification enhanced with knowledge applied from Assault Damage Control technology, increasing shield resistances exponentially for brief timeframe immediately after Overshield activation. Durability and survivability of MKII specification Jackals markedly increased in the field. Powerdraw from Graviton Powerplant to support this prevents activation of Matter Injector overdrive system for twenty seconds following activation.
Matter Injector overdrive system largely unchanged and performs near identically to MKI specification.
Crystalline Carbonide armor plating yielded higher strength to weight ratio and speed than MKI specification plating.

Current outlook for wider scale production viability: Good
Cost per unit expected: 25 million per Wraith MKVII, 27 million per Jackal MKII, significantly higher than current ‘T2’ fighter designations, but markedly lower than previous advanced craft black market valuations.

Further evaluations to follow

Addendum 0.0.1 - General
Modular External Munitions Hardpoints(MEMH) fitted to Strix MKII, after having now finished further field testing in system patrol Strix, are to be fitted to all current Evo craft mark upgrades to extend mission profiles. Limited Lifetime Nanohive Units are to be installed as standard for in-field re-armament procedures during, and between engagements to extend mission endurance.

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Scarab MKII Specification After Action Evaluation
MKII Specification craft performed above target expectation but below hoped target. Existing EMS System unable to co-exist with modular Overshield upgrade adapted from Jackal MKII. Suggest future evo of chassis be split into MKII-A and MKII-B, MKII-A retaining EMS System, and MKII-B discarding EMS for Overshield. Major shortcomings identified as a ‘heavy fighter’ designation, all MKII variants of Scarab will be future relegated as dedicated support gunships and squadron defense craft.
MKII-A Variant will retain MWD system. MKII-B Variant will discard MWD for MJD system derived from old ‘Spectre’ series advanced heavy craft and more contemporary long ranged heavy craft.
High Yield ‘Void Storm’ EMP generators will remain across MKII-A and MKII-B variants.
Flak Cannon primary weapons remain viable at long range, weapons remain problematic at shortr ranges and dense combat zones. Relegate to area denial and targetted heavy fire support.
Tungsten Carbide compressed plating providing much higher durability, at cost of increased energy consumption from powerplant to stay aloft in atmospheric conditions, and lowered acceleration potential.

Current outlook for wider scale production viability: Good
Cost per unit expected, 52m per unit. Significantly higher than current T2 series fighter designations, but acceptably lower than previous advanced craft black market valuations.

Further evaluations to follow

Addendum 0.0.1 - General
Modular External Munitions Hardpoints(MEMH) fitted to Strix MKII, after having now finished further field testing in system patrol Strix, are to be fitted to all current Evo craft mark upgrades to extend mission profiles. Limited Lifetime Nanohive Units are to be installed as standard for in-field re-armament procedures during, and between engagements to extend mission endurance.

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Strix MKII After Action Evaluation and Specifications
MKII Specification craft deployed in limited volume during campaign and evacuations, but performed notably well above target expectations. MKII specification craft performed exceptionally admirably as range interception and multi-role platform.

MKI series graviton flechette racks were replaced with modular External Munitions Hardpoints for versatility across multiple mission profiles, and proved useful in rapid retooling between sorties. Most common external mount munitions currently consist of high yield ‘Ripwave’ Graviton Flechette swarm pods, a modularized and repurposed Trine-Interceptor Missile system from Yurei SS craft as a Munitions Intercept Package against Tactical Weaponry, and more exotic specialized Linear Ordinance Launchers to pair with retooled Pulse Lance armaments against hard target engagement. Talks currently underway with contacts in Khanid Kingdom over procurement of Khanid Innovations warheads to further augment swarm pod mounts.

With reliability of the part as the primary goal, the more custom tuned pulse lasers were replaced with an off-the-shelf Imperial Armaments twin-linked ‘Scorch’ Polarized Pulse Lance.

While this design is overall less custom tune-able than previous Strix craft pulse lasers, the Imperial Armaments designed weapon is more robust and reliable, and less needing of intensive servicing after recovery of the fighter to fix crystal alignment issues.

The usage of a standardized upgraded Ultraviolet Crystal lowers the replacement cost of crystals as well, while preserving or increasing performance over the base model, and outperforms most existing Pulse Lance equipped craft such as the contemporary Templar series I and Series II, and meets par standard for Ametat series II beam cannon outputs at half the cost.

Replacement of the base shield projector with the Lai Dai designed ‘Kilpi’ Shield System to better support a new ancillary shield booster rather than an internal auxiliary shield capacitor. While this offers no savings in mass over the internal system, and limits the operational time of the craft by requiring consumed charges to operate, it takes significant pressure off the internal reactor of the fighter which, even with newer core temperature and radiation regulators, otherwise could not run the more powerful Pulse Lances, Afterburner Systems, and MicroWarp capabilities of the craft in a tactical role.

Among other upgrades includes one from an unusual place, RCS Systems first pioneered on Warbarge fit Bowhead atmospheric entry packages.

Current MKII variation includes additions of Flight Interface color customization, at request of multiple pilots, this has no perceivable efficacy or purpose, but seems to have increased morale slightly, and has kept pilots Karve and Anisadora from hacking interface systems in dangerous ways to achieve similar effects.

Current outlook for wider scale production viability: Excellent
Cost per unit expected: 36 million per unit. significantly higher than all other currently projected assault craft MK upgrades, but remaining acceptably lower than original black market MKI spec valuation.

Additional Notes: due to high versatility of MKII frame, rush production has been implemented on multiple squadron force equivalent numbers for localized picket and patrol duties in system of Eugales, staging from Orbital Yard facilities over planet VI for clone pilot units.

(OOC Major thanks to @Attn_Thaddeus_Reynolds for assistance in writing and additions to this posting and specification. Particularly the ‘Pulse Lance’ upgrade featured above inspired by ideas from Amarrian warclone vehicle concepts originally tied back to dust player lore.))

Addendum 0.0.1 - Strix
New Core Temp Regulation systems pioneered during and after Triglavian Invasion allows for further robustness of systems, particularly Plasma Vent subsystem extant on MK1 series Strix. Plasma Vent system can now be overclocked significantly higher through Pulse Lance system without significant danger of overload of Graviton Reactor, but at cost of greater maintenance upkeep of weaponry.

Addendum 0.0.1 - General
Modular External Munitions Hardpoints(MEMH) fitted to Strix MKII, after having now finished further field testing in system patrol Strix, are to be fitted to all current Evo craft mark upgrades to extend mission profiles. Limited Lifetime Nanohive Units are to be installed as standard for in-field re-armament procedures during, and between engagements to extend mission endurance.

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