Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Light Jet Fighter
IA-63 Pampa Jet Fighter (5 tons)
Chassis : Pampa LJF
Power Plant : Garrett TFE731-2-2N Turbofan
Cruise Speed : 105.6 kph (10)
Flank Speed : 165.9 kph (15)
Armor : InduArmor Light (Armor Factor 8) : 0.5 tons
Front – 2
Right Side – 2
Left Side – 2
Rear – 2
Two (2) Sperry Browning MGs (Nose)
Ammo (MG) : 100 (Body)
Four (4) Bomb Rails (2 tons) : (2xRW, 2xLW)
Manufacturer : Fábrica Aeronautica de Aviones, Tragnar Republic, System – Dumassas
Communications System : Echo Roar 1b/3
Targeting and Tracking System : Dragon’s Target One
Note : Crew = 2. 220,000 Cs. Up to 2000 Liters of fuel can be carried at the expense of bomb load.
Overview : The IA-63 Pampa is an advanced trainer aircraft with combat capability, produced in The Tragnar Confederation by Fabrica Militar de Aviones (FMA), its chief aircraft manufacturer. Designed and produced first in 2964, it has become a second-class fighter craft that is cheap enough to maintain and produce that it remains in operation.
_*Capabilities* : The aircraft was the company’s first jet-propelled fighter, used primarily as an interceptor against enemy bombers and air superiority aircraft. It was the staple of the Tragnar Air Force, until the deployment of the company’s Angel Light Strike Fighter, the “FightingHawk”. Also used in a limited secondary role as a ground-attack aircraft, the Pampa uses its machine guns as strafing weapons, and can carry a light bomb load for use against hardened infantry positions, or more fuel for longer ranged interception capabilities.
Deployment : Developed and used by the Tragnar Air Force, it is still found in small numbers as an active fighter craft. Internationally, the vehicle sees widespread use across the globe as a jet trainer.
Variants : FAdeA has continually upgraded the units electronics, but has never tried to create a variant for this simple aircraft design, rather designing a heavier strike aircraft in the Fighting Hawk to replace this old aircraft.