The Scirocco-class assault cruiser[1] is a prolific class of 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 and in succeeding conflicts including the Slow Zone Incident and the Free Navy Conflict.

Design[edit | edit source]

At 200 meters long, with a sleek, narrow, and angular hull, ships of these class are driven by four powerful RTF-B series Epstein drives, ensuring great maneuverability and acceleration.

Their 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 assaults with 12 single-occupant Mosquito-type breaching pods (six on each of their port and starboard sides) and multiple 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 point defense cannons (PDCs).

Their electronics are no less impressive than her gunnery, featuring only the best targeting suites, ensuring maximum PDC efficiency, railgun accuracy, and torpedo impact probability. Sciroccos are also equipped with electronic countermeasures, further bolstering her anti-torpedo defenses, and advanced communication and tactical arrays. These make them 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.

Role[edit | edit source]

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

Known ships[edit | edit source]

Designation Photo Appears Notes
MCRN Scirocco S02E06scirocco2-29m55s.jpg Season 2 Season 3 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.jpg Season 2 Threatens to attack the Weeping Somnambulist as it flees the Ganymede quarantine area.
MCRN Hammurabi S03E05hammurabi3closer-3m39s.jpg Season 3 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.jpg Season 3 Bobbie was deployed to Xuesen after being reinstated in the Martian Marine Corps.
MCRN Aryabhata S05E10SciroccoFNfleet.jpg Season 4 Season 5 (presumed) Belters obtained stolen MCRN items whilst wearing the uniform of this ship. Later a Scircocco-class ship presumably the Aryabhata was at the Battle for the Sol gate.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The class's name comes from the Italian word for a South-Easterly Mediterranean wind blowing from the Sahara Desert, which can reach near-hurricane-force speeds in the summer and autumn.
    • The name of this class could be named after Paptimus Scirocco, a character from the classic 1985 mecha anime, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. He is known as "The Man from Jupiter," which also coincides with how the Scirocco-class is seen to be very active in the Jovian system.

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