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Author Topic: Design Challenge: Late Age of War/Reunification War IS Battleship  (Read 308 times)

FastConcentrate8

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Again, another design for our AU House Falke.

After the conclusion of the Great Coreward War with their rivals in House Tenadii, House Falke looked to rebuild their damaged but battle-hardened Aerospace Force. This plan called for complete refurbishment of many of their remaining older designs and to rebuild their fleet with a new generation of advanced WarShips.

As per House Falke's then current Battleship Doctrine, Battleships and their Line Squadrons are primarily seen as defensive and support assets. As such, these things are designed with maneuverability as the last priority of these things. Sheer firepower and durability are what are being called for a ship capable of locking down a Jump Point, maintaining control of a planet's orbit, escorting Jump and DropShips, and providing ground troops with overwhelming orbital fire support.

These ships are designed as a show of House Falke's industrial, military, and technological might. As such, these ships are being designed to be as large as they can possibly be built for the time period utilizing the most advanced technology available outside of the Terran Hegemony.

Alsadius

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This runs into one of the issues I have with BT's aero construction rules, because ships like the one you describe(in particular: 2/3 movement speed but high durability) should be legal, and they aren't. 2/3 is capped at 90 SI, which is very low for a custom-built ship. As such, I'm going to design a ship that is not technically legal - its structure is double what the official rules permit. (If you want to change it to 3/5 and 150 SI, you need to cut about 60,000 tons, FYI - cut the Gauss mounts and you're basically there, then just tweak the cargo to fit.)

Also, I can't remember exactly what tech base you're using here. I went with good-but-not-great tech across the board. Each broadside has 24 NAC/30, 4 HNGauss, and 8 HNPPC, and the nose and aft each have 8 HNPPC. There are also 8 NL/55 and 4 AMS in each of the major arcs. Support craft are 36 fighters, 6 shuttles, and 4 DropShips. And it has a pretty respectable cargo bay and fuel supply, too, plus a large NCSS.

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Class/Model/Name: Falke Battleship
Tech: Inner Sphere
Ship Cost: $19,510,937,600.00
Magazine Cost: $381,600,000.00
BV2: 287,897

Mass: 2,000,000
K-F Drive System: Compact
Power Plant: Maneuvering Drive
Safe Thrust: 2
Maximum Thrust: 3
Armor Type: Ferro-Carbide
Armament:
48 Naval AC 30
32 Naval PPC Heavy
48 Naval Laser 55
24 AMS (IS)
8 Naval Gauss Rifle Heavy

Equipment: Mass
Drive: 240,000.00
Thrust
Safe: 2
Maximum: 3
Controls: 5,000.00
K-F Hyperdrive: Compact (39 Integrity) 905,000.00
Jump Sail: (8 Integrity) 130.00
Structural Integrity: 180 360,000.00
Total Heat Sinks: 8124(16248) Double 7,387.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps: 15000 points 6,120.00
Fire Control Computers: 0.00
Armor: 5868 pts Ferro-Carbide 7,200.00
Fore: 1000
Fore-Left/Right: 1000/1000
Aft-Left/Right: 1000/1000
Aft: 868

Dropship Capacity: 4 4,000.00
Grav Decks:
Small: 0.00
Medium: 2 200.00
Large: 0.00
Escape Pods: 60 420.00
Life Boats: 60 420.00

Crew And Passengers:
100 Officers in 1st Class Quarters 1,000.00
345 Crew in 2nd Class Quarters 2,415.00
148 Gunners and Others in 2nd Class Quarters 1,036.00
102 Bay Personnel 0.00

# Weapons Loc Heat Damage Range Mass
8 Naval AC 30 FL 800 2400 (240-C) Long-C 28,000.00
8 Naval AC 30 FR 800 2400 (240-C) Long-C 28,000.00
8 Naval AC 30 AL 800 2400 (240-C) Long-C 28,000.00
8 Naval AC 30 AR 800 2400 (240-C) Long-C 28,000.00
8 Naval AC 30 LBS 800 2400 (240-C) Long-C 28,000.00
8 Naval AC 30 RBS 800 2400 (240-C) Long-C 28,000.00
8 Naval PPC Heavy Nose 1800 1200 (120-C) Extreme-C 24,000.00
8 Naval PPC Heavy Aft 1800 1200 (120-C) Extreme-C 24,000.00
8 Naval PPC Heavy LBS 1800 1200 (120-C) Extreme-C 24,000.00
8 Naval PPC Heavy RBS 1800 1200 (120-C) Extreme-C 24,000.00
8 Naval Laser 55 Nose 680 440 (44-C) Extreme-C 8,800.00
8 Naval Laser 55 Aft 680 440 (44-C) Extreme-C 8,800.00
8 Naval Laser 55 FL 680 440 (44-C) Extreme-C 8,800.00
8 Naval Laser 55 FR 680 440 (44-C) Extreme-C 8,800.00
8 Naval Laser 55 AL 680 440 (44-C) Extreme-C 8,800.00
8 Naval Laser 55 AR 680 440 (44-C) Extreme-C 8,800.00
4 AMS (IS) Nose 4 12 (1.2-C) PDS 2.00
4 AMS (IS) Aft 4 12 (1.2-C) PDS 2.00
4 AMS (IS) FL 4 12 (1.2-C) PDS 2.00
4 AMS (IS) FR 4 12 (1.2-C) PDS 2.00
4 AMS (IS) AL 4 12 (1.2-C) PDS 2.00
4 AMS (IS) AR 4 12 (1.2-C) PDS 2.00
4 Naval Gauss Rifle Heavy LBS 72 1200 (120-C) Extreme-C 28,000.00
4 Naval Gauss Rifle Heavy RBS 72 1200 (120-C) Extreme-C 28,000.00

Ammo Rounds Mass
Naval AC 30 Ammo 4800 3,840.00
AMS (IS) Ammo 6240 520.00
Naval Gauss Rifle Heavy Ammo 800 400.00

Equipment Mass
Bay Fighter 36 5,400.00
Bay Small Craft 6 1,200.00
Cargo, Standard 75000 75,000.00
NCSS Large 1 500.00

 

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