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Title: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer lrose)
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 20 May 2022, 19:36:58
The original version of this design was created in the distant before times for the old naval archive. Unfortunately, somehow, the original credit was lost? So I'm not sure which one of us made it (I know it wasn't me). If the original creator wishes to make themselves known and provide input, that'd be great.

In the context of the General War AU (additional details coming), the Sunburst would be the Federated Sun's first destroyer class and possibly second WarShip class overall, and was most likely intended to screen the Defender class battlecruiser. By the time of the Malagrotta war, the class would have been replaced in service by the Davion and Davion II, but mothballed ships (maybe twenty in number?) would be reactivated after the war to replace some of the Suns' horrendous losses.

The stats here reflect its 2470 refit, which is both closer to the original Naval archive version and also an upgrade over what I imagine the Sunburst would have looked like as a contemporary of the Defender.

I'm being vague here because I didn't make the original, and while I'm okay with using it for the setting (that is pretty much what the Archive is for, after all), I'd feel weird completely rewriting its history to jibe with the current canon and the AU. I prefer a lighter touch when it comes to other people's writing.

(in addition to record sheets for both this and its pre-refit version, I'm attaching a text file of the original stats and fluff written so long ago)


Sunburst class Destroyer (2470)
Mass: 480,000 tons
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Advanced)
Introduced: 2470
Mass: 480,000
Battle Value: 57,566
Tech Rating/Availability: E/E-X-E-F
Cost: 5,671,146,000 C-bills

Fuel: 2,000 tons (5,000)
Safe Thrust: 4
Maximum Thrust: 6
Sail Integrity: 4
KF Drive Integrity: 11
Heat Sinks: 525
Structural Integrity: 50

Armor
    Nose: 45
    Fore Sides: 35/35
    Aft Sides: 25/25
    Aft: 25

Cargo
    Bay 1:  Fighter (6)             1 Door   
    Bay 2:  Cargo (82024.0 tons)    1 Door   

Ammunition:
    2,000 rounds of AC/10 ammunition (6 tons),
    400 rounds of NAC/10 ammunition (0.8 tons),
    200 rounds of White Shark ammunition (160 tons),
    200 rounds of NAC/20 ammunition (0.4 tons)

Dropship Capacity: 0
Grav Decks: 0
Escape Pods: 20
Life Boats: 20
Crew:  29 officers, 167 enlisted/non-rated, 29 gunners, 12 bay personnel      

Notes: Mounts 400 tons of standard aerospace armor.

Weapons:                                      Capital Attack Values (Standard)
Arc (Heat)                                Heat  SRV     MRV     LRV      ERV    Class       
Nose (132 Heat)
2 Naval Autocannon (NAC/20)               120  40(400) 40(400) 40(400)   0(0)   Capital AC 
    NAC/20 Ammo (200 shots)
4 AC/10                                   12   4(40)   4(40)    0(0)     0(0)   AC         
    AC/10 Ammo (200 shots)
FRS/FLS (204 Heat)
4 Naval Autocannon (NAC/10)               120  40(400) 40(400) 40(400)   0(0)   Capital AC 
    NAC/10 Ammo (160 shots)
4 Capital Missile Launcher (White Shark)  60   12(120) 12(120) 12(120) 12(120)  Capital Missile
    White Shark Ammo (80 shots)
8 AC/10                                   24   8(80)   8(80)    0(0)     0(0)   AC         
    AC/10 Ammo (400 shots)
RBS/LBS (39 Heat)
1 Capital Missile Launcher (White Shark)  15   3(30)   3(30)   3(30)    3(30)   Capital Missile
    White Shark Ammo (20 shots)
8 AC/10                                   24   8(80)   8(80)    0(0)     0(0)   AC         
    AC/10 Ammo (400 shots)
ARS/ALS (30 Heat)
1 Naval Autocannon (NAC/10)               30   10(100) 10(100) 10(100)   0(0)   Capital AC 
    NAC/10 Ammo (40 shots)
Aft (12 Heat)
4 AC/10                                   12   4(40)   4(40)    0(0)     0(0)   AC         
    AC/10 Ammo (200 shots)
Title: Re: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer unknown?)
Post by: Daryk on 20 May 2022, 19:42:16
Well, it certainly wasn't me... NAC/10s?  :P
Title: Re: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer unknown?)
Post by: CVB on 20 May 2022, 20:32:26
Isn't there a Naval Blazer? ;D
Title: Re: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer unknown?)
Post by: Daryk on 20 May 2022, 20:50:13
There certainly SHOULD be!  :D
Title: Re: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer unknown?)
Post by: wolfcannon on 21 May 2022, 11:36:30
Wasn’t FleetAdmiral the original designer?
Title: Re: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer unknown?)
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 21 May 2022, 21:52:17
Wasn’t FleetAdmiral the original designer?

If it wasn't you or me, that leaves... like... three other guys.

So maybe?
Title: Re: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer unknown?)
Post by: wolfcannon on 23 May 2022, 06:38:00
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fan historical warships list

Bergie's Lyran Commonwealth Historical Warships:
1. Commonwealth-class Cruiser
2. Marsden-class Destroyer
3. Schrecklich-class Battleship
4. Morrígan-class Battleship

Bergie’s Federated Suns Historical Warships:
1. Sabre-class Destroyer
2. Shiva-class Cruiser
3. Trafalger-class Corvette
4. Federation-class Battleship
5. Rostov-class Frigate
6. Paladin-class Strike Cruiser
7. Rapier-class Destroyer
8. Alexander-class Battleship
9. Donnings-class Heavy Cruiser
10. Syrtis-class Corvette

FltAdm’s Federated Suns Historical Warships
1. Belldandy-class Light Cruiser
2. McDonald-class Battle Cruiser
3. Argus-class Strike Carrier
4. Bulwark-class Troop Transport
5. BattleAxe-class Destroyer
6. Aurora-class Missile Cruiser

Bergie’s Magistracy of Canopus Historical Warships:
1. Amazon-class Corvette/Raider

Gyedid’s Free Worlds League Historical Warships:
1. Parlement-class Frigate
2. Olympus-class Carrier
3. Argo-class Dropship
4. Montenegro-class Cruiser
5. Kshatriya/Arcadia-class destroyer

Gyedid’s Capellan Confederation Historical Warships:
1. Ares-class Corvette (Blocks I and II)
2. Holdfast-class Destroyer
3. Commonality-class Light Cruiser
4. Typhoon-class Battleship (The revised version)
5. Korvin-class Frigate
6. Capella-class Cruiser
7. Baron CC-class Destroyer
8. Liao-class Battleship (the former Typhoon)
9. Don-class Transport
10(ish). Various Capellan Refits of Hegemony vessels

FltAdm's Capellan Confederation Historical Warships
1. Jet Li-class Battlecruiser

Bergie's Capellan Confedederation Historical Warships
1. Dorset-class Frigate
2. Chang-an-class Armed Merchantman

Wolfcannon’s Rim Worlds Republic Historical Warships
1. Swiftling-class Destroyer
2. Snow Kite-class Carrier
3. Raven-class Frigate
4. Centurion-class Cruiser
5. Barracuda-class Corvette
6. Phalanx-class Battleship

Bergie’s Taurian Concordat Historical Warships:
1. Esperanto-class Corvette
2. Venus-class Destroyer
3. Asura-class Frigate
4. Bull-class Corvette
5. Calderon-class Destroyer
6. Winchester II-class Cruiser
7. Achilles-class Battle Cruiser (See below the Winchester II)
8. Rayon-class Light Cruiser
9. Arianna-class Heavy Cruiser

master arminas' Taurian Concordat Historical Warships:
1. Pinto II-class Corvette
2. Wildcat-class Corvette
3. Pegasus/Boxer-class Corvette
4. Resolution-class Destroyer
5. Avalanche-class Destroyer
6. Formidable/Thuderer-class Destroyer
7. Constellation-class Frigate
8. Endeavor/Hector-class Frigate
9. Dart II-class Cruiser
10. Winchester II/III-class Cruiser
11. Broadsword-class Cruiser
12. Samantha Calderon-class Battleship

FltAdm's Taurian Concordat Historical Warships
1. Taurian-class Battleship

FltAdm's Draconis Combine Historical Warships
1. Fuso-class Battleship

Marwynn's Draconis Combine Historical Warships
1. McAllister-class Heavy Cruiser
2. Galedon-class Light Cruiser - HMP forums, placeholder until/if he posts it here.

Bergie's Draconis Combine Historical Warship
1. Kitsune-class Destroyer
2. Togo-class Light Cruiser
3. Last Testiment/Kakaze-class Destroyer


master arminas' Draconis Combine Historical Warship
1. Alshain-class Corvette
2. Kuma-class Destroyer
3. Kuroshio-class Destroyer
4. Amartatsu-class Frigate
5. Sendai-class Cruiser
6. Niitaka-class Cruiser
7. Akagi-class Carrier
8. Kongo-class Battlecruiser
9. Mikasa-class Battleship
10. Musashi-class Battleship


JediBear's Star League Historical Warships
1. Riga-class Destroyer/Carrier

Auren's Star League Historical Ships
1. Eagle-class Landing Craft

JediBear's Terran Hegemony Historical Warships
1. Dreadnaught-class Battleship
2. Archangel-class Heavy Cruiser
3. Essex (mark 1)-class Destroyer
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Super Design Challange: Fan TRO Clan Historical I (Light Mechs)
Super Design Challange: Fan TRO Clan Historical I (Assualt Mechs)
Super Design Challange: Fan TRO Clan Historical I (Medium Mechs) 
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i found a saved list of the old fan historical.
Title: Re: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer unknown?)
Post by: lrose on 23 May 2022, 11:44:38
That's one of mine. 

This was meant to be the 2nd FS warship- after the Audacious class corvette. 

Feel free to rewrite whatever you need- I assume for the 2470 refit you upgraded the engines- I had originally used the 4/6 weight for 3/5 engines. 
Title: Re: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer lrose)
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 23 May 2022, 15:43:11
That's one of mine. 

This was meant to be the 2nd FS warship- after the Audacious class corvette. 

Feel free to rewrite whatever you need- I assume for the 2470 refit you upgraded the engines- I had originally used the 4/6 weight for 3/5 engines. 

Broadly speaking, i think it would still fit as the second FS warship, except this time as an escort for the Defender. Though potentially it could also be the third if the Audacious was also built.

Either way, since the Federated Suns had already determined that Defenders were slow and expensive to build, I imagine they'd want smaller, cheaper warships to bulk up the numbers.

For the engine I just used the 4/6 drive, since canonically primitive jumpships were already using modern drives by 2300. Basically we were all right in assuming that the earliest ships would use heavier transit drives, we just weren't clear on how quickly the inner sphere would make better drives.  ;D
Title: Re: Sunburst class Destroyer: General War AU (original designer lrose)
Post by: lrose on 23 May 2022, 19:51:44
For the engine I just used the 4/6 drive, since canonically primitive jumpships were already using modern drives by 2300. Basically we were all right in assuming that the earliest ships would use heavier transit drives, we just weren't clear on how quickly the inner sphere would make better drives.  ;D

The weapons were based on the idea that weapons tech actually advanced over a period of time- rather then having pretty much everything other then the Naval Gauss rifles available from the get go and warship tech basically stagnating by 2300.  The NAC/20s were a new weapon mounted on the Sunburst, while the NAC/10s were older, reliable guns used as secondary guns.  Given how canon has dealt with warship tech I have no problem if you change the weapons around to be a bit more powerful.