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The Scirocco-class assault cruiser[1] is a Martian Congressional Republic Navy (MCRN) assault cruiser

Designed as a high-speed troop carrier and frontline warship, several ships of this class were in service during the UN-MCR War.

Design Edit

200 meters long, the hull is sleek, narrow and angular. Driven by four powerful Epstein drives, the Scirocco has great maneuverability and acceleration.

Her ventral bays can hold up to three Chariot-type dropships ready for rapid deployment of up to 36 Martian Marines at once. As such these ships often contain squads of the venerated Force Recon Marines equipped with Goliath Powered Armor onboard. Sciroccos are also equipped for boarding actions with breaching pods and grappling cannons to latch onto a target.

Although primarily an assault ship, the Scirocco-class is suitably equipped as a frontline warship. Equipped with a dorsal-starboard mounted light railgun turret, five larger torpedo tubes, five smaller torpedo tubes (allowing for great versatility of torpedo warhead yields) and 12 PDCs (point defense cannons).

Her electronics are no less impressive than her gunnery, featuring only the best targeting suites, ensuring maximum PDC efficiency, railgun accuracy, and torpedo impact probability. She is also equipped with electronic countermeasures, further bolstering her anti-torpedo defenses, and advanced communication and tactical arrays. These make her able to function as a mobile command center.

Fast, adaptable, powerful, and equipped for any role, anyone should see the Scirocco as a viable threat to watch out for.

RoleEdit

  • Mainstay attack cruiser.
  • High-speed troop carrier.
  • Mobile command center.
  • Communications support ship.
  • Boarding craft.

Known ships Edit

Designation Photo Appears Notes
MCRN Scirocco S02E06scirocco2-29m55s Season 2 Season 3 (TV) Commanded by Lt. Sutton, it transported G.Sgt. Bobbie Draper and was later heavily damaged by UNN forces during the Ganymede Incident.
MCRN Valkyrie S02E12mcrnvalkyrie-40m25s Season 2 (TV) Threatens to attack the Weeping Somnambulist as it flees the Ganymede quarantine area.
MCRN Hammurabi S03E05hammurabi3closer-3m39s Season 3 (TV) Commanded by Capt. Sandrine Kirino, present during the face off with and later mutiny aboard the UNN Agatha King close to Jupiter.
MCRN Xuesen S03E09xuesen-9m06s Season 3 (TV) Bobbie was deployed to Xuesen after being reinstated in the Martian Marine Corps.

Trivia Edit

  • The class's name comes from the Italian word for a South-Easterly Mediterranian wind blowing from the Sahara Desert, which can reach near-hurricane-force speeds in the summer and autumn.

MediaEdit

  • MCRN Hammurabi
  • MCRN Scirocco with battle damage
  • Docked dropships
  • Bridge/CIC
  • Bridge/CIC
  • Bridge/CIC
  • armory
  • armory
  • Medical bay
  • Meeting room
  • Single berth crewquarters
  • Concept and scale

References

  1. Spacedock Scirocco-class video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6X2deuBi4w