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AlphaMirage

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The Other War - Feral Battlecruiser
« on: 24 November 2020, 00:43:07 »
==Overview:==

While the first upgraded Feral battlecruiser was the CCS Howling the design was first commissioned by Khan Vladimir Ward upon ascending to the Khanship of Clan (Jade) Wolf in 3058. With the lack of heavy warships under his command when the Wolf Exiles fled to the Inner Sphere with the McKenna Werewolf he needed more power projection for his Clan. Khan Ward along with Khans Malavai Fletcher of the Hell's Horses and Khan Sullivan Koga of the Coyotes tasked their scientists with redesigning their Sovetskii Soyuz cruisers to compete with Black Lions in a potential future war using the damaged Blood Drinker as a model to base their designs upon. Clan Wolf ultimately missed out on upgrading the Dire Wolf first choosing instead to bring the former Mongoose Flagship, the Du Shi Wang SLS Quicksilver Mongoose into service first.

The CCS Howling left the Kirin Orbital Assembly Yards in 3063, WIS Dire Wolf left the Tamar Orbital Yard in 3065 and CTS Thunderbird was released from Kirin in 3067 just in time for the Wars of Sundering that wrecked the Homeworlds. The Thunderbird and its sister ships protected the Homeworld Horse capital throughout the War and survived to serve as the Flagship for the new Clan Thunderbird under Khan Magnus Delvillar. Both the WIS Dire Wolf and CCS Howling were destroyed by nuclear explosions while supporting ground operations, on Terra for the Dire Wolf and Strana Mechty for the Howling. The CTS Thunderbird is the only remaining ship of its type in operation and with the destruction in the homeworlds no orbital yards could handle another refit save the Newgrange CBS Fara Church.

As a Battlecruiser the Feral fights at ranges the Black Lion is unable to match using its PPCs and lasers. As a target nears it can bring in 8 NAC/30s from most aspects. A Feral is capable of operating longer without resupply with little loss in raw firepower compared to the Black Lion due to its energy weapons although the guns are its primary firepower.

Barracuda missiles, Anti-missile systems, and Anti-Aerospace weapons dot the hull providing protection from Aerospace fighters and dropships close in while Naval Lasers can fire at them from afar. A Star of hull defense tanks reinforces the guns in the event of a swarm attack, a noteworthy design although not unexpected for the Hell's Horses design ascetic. One of the Sovetskii Soyuz's docking collars had to be removed to fit weapons and provide an opening for large thruster components. Its vestigial bracket serves as a tug mounting in case the ship is damaged and needs to be pushed to a repair depot.


Class/Model/Name:  Feral Battlecruiser CTS Thunderbird
Tech:              Clan / 3062
Vessel Type:       WarShip
Mass:              830,000 tons
Hull:              ExoSteel C-180
K-F Drive System:  KF King IX
Length:            808 meters
Sail Diameter:     1,144 meters
Power Plant:       Carston Pegasus Standard
Safe Thrust:       3
Maximum Thrust:    5
Armor Type:        Grumman 900 Ferro-carbide
Armament:         
   10 Medium NPPC
   24 NL55
   24 AMS
   18 Large Pulse Laser
   12 LB 10-X AC
   10 Barracuda
   20 NAC/30
    8 Heavy NPPC
Manufacturer:   Kirin Orbital Assembly Yards
Communications System:  Coyote Call Widebeam
Targeting & Tracking System: Coyote Call Tightbeam
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Class/Model/Name:  Feral Battlecruiser CTS Thunderbird
Mass:              830,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass 
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                      149,400.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 3
      Maximum Thrust: 5
Kearny-Fuchida Hyperdrive:  Compact (Integrity = 17)               375,575.00
Lithium Fusion Battery                                               8,300.00
Jump Sail: (Integrity = 5)                                              72.00
Structural Integrity: 80                                            66,400.00
Total Heat Sinks:    2,400 Double                                    1,809.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                   2,641.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:              2,075.00
Fire Control Computers:                                                   .00
Food & Water:  (311 days supply)                                       713.00
Armor Type:  Ferro-carbide  (1,167 total armor pts)                  1,243.00
                           Capital Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                                216
   Fore-Left/Right:                  194/194
   Aft-Left/Right:                   194/194
   Aft:                                 175

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  Fighters (20) with 4 doors                                3,000.00
   Bay 2:  Small Craft (10) with 2 doors                             2,000.00
   Bay 3:  Cargo (1) with 1 door                                    58,423.00
   Bay 4:  Light Vehicles (to 50T) (10) with 2 doors                   500.00

DropShip Capacity:  4 Docking Hardpoints                             4,000.00
Grav Deck #1:  (65-meter diameter)                                      50.00
Grav Deck #2:  (85-meter diameter)                                      50.00
Escape Pods:  77 (7 tons each)                                         539.00

Crew and Passengers:
     51 Officers (51 minimum)                                          510.00
    162 Crew (160 minimum)                                           1,134.00
     81 Gunners (81 minimum)                                           567.00
     25 Marine Battle Armor Troopers/Elementals                        175.00
    140 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
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5 Medium NPPC              Nose        45     45     45     45  675  9,000.00
4 NL55                     Nose        22     22     22     22  340  4,400.00
4 AMS(48 rounds)           Nose        --     --     --     --    4      4.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        Nose     3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --   30     18.00
2 LB 10-X AC(20 rounds)    Nose     1(12)  1(12)     --     --    4     22.00
1 Barracuda(10 msls)       Nose         2      2      2      2   10    390.00
2 NAC/30(20 rounds)        FL/R        60     60     60     --  400 14,032.00
4 NL55                     FL/R        22     22     22     22  680  8,800.00
2 Barracuda(20 msls)       FL/R         4      4      4      4   40  1,560.00
4 AMS(48 rounds)           FL/R        --     --     --     --    8      8.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        FL/R     3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --   60     36.00
2 LB 10-X AC(20 rounds)    FL/R     1(12)  1(12)     --     --    8     44.00
2 NAC/30(20 rounds)        L/RBS       60     60     60     --  400 14,032.00
2 NAC/30(20 rounds)        L/RBS       60     60     60     --  400 14,032.00
2 NAC/30(20 rounds)        L/RBS       60     60     60     --  400 14,032.00
4 Heavy NPPC               L/RBS       60     60     60     60 1800 24,000.00
2 NAC/30(20 rounds)        AL/R        60     60     60     --  400 14,032.00
4 NL55                     AL/R        22     22     22     22  680  8,800.00
2 Barracuda(20 msls)       AL/R         4      4      4      4   40  1,560.00
4 AMS(48 rounds)           AL/R        --     --     --     --    8      8.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        AL/R     3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --   60     36.00
2 LB 10-X AC(20 rounds)    AL/R     1(12)  1(12)     --     --    8     44.00
5 Medium NPPC              Aft         45     45     45     45  675  9,000.00
4 NL55                     Aft         22     22     22     22  340  4,400.00
4 AMS(48 rounds)           Aft         --     --     --     --    4      4.00
3 Large Pulse Laser        Aft      3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --   30     18.00
2 LB 10-X AC(20 rounds)    Aft      1(12)  1(12)     --     --    4     22.00
1 Barracuda(10 msls)       Aft          2      2      2      2   10    390.00
1 Lot Spare Parts (0.98%)                                            8,100.00
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TOTALS:                                            Heat: 7,518     830,000.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        15,167,092,312 C-Bills
Battle Value:      165,980
Weapon Value:      98,922 (Ratio = .60)

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Re: The Other War - Feral Battlecruiser
« Reply #1 on: 25 November 2020, 18:41:44 »
Interesting ship!  So this is a remodeling of the Sovietskii Soyuz?  So there were no new builds?
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Re: The Other War - Feral Battlecruiser
« Reply #2 on: 25 November 2020, 20:39:10 »
Interesting ship!  So this is a remodeling of the Sovietskii Soyuz?  So there were no new builds?

That is correct. As it stands post War of Sundering the Feral CTS Thunderbird is one of the two largest Warships flying Clan color. Its rival the Liberator CSA Constantineau only managed to survive by being in drydock at the time.

 

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