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Ramblefire

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Mega Connestoga (DOME exodus idea)
« on: 07 June 2024, 00:01:31 »
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Mega Conestoga Transport Jumpship (MRSLDOMEIEMHSMREFS)
Mass: 1,400,000 tons
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Introduced: 2750
Mass: 1,400,000
Battle Value: 4,468
Tech Rating/Availability: F/F-X-X-X
Cost: 34,008,533,000 C-bills

Fuel: 10,000 tons (25,000)
Safe Thrust: 1
Maximum Thrust: 2
Sail Integrity: 6
KF Drive Integrity: 39
Jump Range: 20
Heat Sinks: 334
Structural Integrity: 20

Armor
    Nose: 30
    Fore Sides: 24/24
    Aft Sides: 21/21
    Aft: 13

Cargo
    Bay 1:  Small Craft (16)        4 Doors   
    Bay 2:  Fighter (54)            4 Doors   
    Bay 3:  Dropshuttle (2)         1 Door   
    Bay 4:  Dropshuttle (2)         1 Door   
    Bay 5:  Dropshuttle (2)         1 Door   
    Bay 6:  Cargo (46328.0 tons)    2 Doors   
    Bay 7:  Cargo (46328.0 tons)    2 Doors   
    Bay 8:  Cargo (6000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 9:  Cargo (6000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 10: Cargo (6000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 11: Cargo (1000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 12: Cargo (1000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 13: Cargo (1000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 14: Cargo (1000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 15: Cargo (1000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 16: Cargo (6000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 17: Cargo (1000.0 tons)     0 Doors   
    Bay 18: Cargo (1000.0 tons)     0 Doors   

Ammunition:
None

Dropship Capacity: 6
Grav Decks: 4 (250 m, 250 m, 250 m, 250 m)
Escape Pods: 200
Life Boats: 400
Crew:  64 officers, 306 enlisted/non-rated, 10 gunners, 188 bay personnel, 10000 passengers

Notes: Equipped with
    1 Autonomous Tactical Analysis Computer (ATAC) (1 drone)
    1 SDS (Caspar) Drone Control System
480 tons of primitive aerospace armor.

Weapons:            Capital Attack Values (Standard)
Arc (Heat)      Heat  SRV     MRV     LRV      ERV    Class       
Nose (44 Heat)
4 Medium Laser  44   5(52)   3(32)    0(0)     0(0)   Laser       
    4 Large Laser
FRS/FLS (44 Heat)
4 Medium Laser  44   5(52)   3(32)    0(0)     0(0)   Laser       
    4 Large Laser
RBS/LBS (44 Heat)
4 Medium Laser  44   5(52)   3(32)    0(0)     0(0)   Laser       
    4 Large Laser
ARS/ALS (28 Heat)
4 Medium Laser  28   4(36)   2(16)    0(0)     0(0)   Laser       
    2 Large Laser
Aft (28 Heat)
4 Medium Laser  28   4(36)   2(16)    0(0)     0(0)   Laser       
    2 Large Laser


MRSLDOMEIEMHSMREFS is short for Mega Rump Star League Department Of Mega Engineering In Exile Mega Historical Society Mega Recontact Expedition Fleet Ship. This is to differentiate it from the normal Mega Cargo Connies which are normal compact core jumpships which ply the tradelanes within the Mega Rump Star League Department Of Mega Engineering In Exile's territory. The Mega Historical Society Mega Shipbuilding Association is primarily geared up to produce various primitive core jumpships as regular compact core ships can simply be purchased or commissioned from other shipbuilders who actually make those as their day jobs.

And of course, they're more than happy to take advantage of automation technologies
Double tonnage, double small craft compliment, double crew compliment, double armor, double weapons, double fuel load. Couldn't double the dropshuttle compliment but adding dropship hardpoints is something of a substitute. Caspar AI to help the crew out, ATAC for greater independent thinking and action.
A tactical fighter wing for anti-pirate duty.
And using the MUL small and medium factories as a guide, 4 medium factory modules, and 7 small factory modules to give the Mega Connestoga much greater independence.

Giovanni Blasini

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Re: Mega Connestoga (DOME exodus idea)
« Reply #1 on: 07 June 2024, 01:51:20 »
I like it!  About the only thing I might consider doing differently is adding small lasers for point defense.

Also, hey, hydroponics guidelines on the Ask the Writers board!

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=85115.0
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Daryk

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Re: Mega Connestoga (DOME exodus idea)
« Reply #2 on: 07 June 2024, 03:28:38 »
I second point defenses! :)

 

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