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The standard gunboat of the Hood System Defense Forces, the Bristlecone(H) is a minor variant of the Type 51 Bristlecone built by the Galar Boatyards of Gulf Breeze. Going up against competitors such as the Ngo Industries Sampan III and Ioto Galactics' T70, the Galar offering was ultimately selected due to its lower cost and (it is believed) no small amount of lobbying from corporate and political interests both on and off world. The selection of the Bristlecone(H) has caused some complaint among the HSDF, who consider the ship generally inferior to the Sampan III and T70, due to their greater flexibility.

The Bristlecone(H) has only minor differences from the stock Bristlecone built by the Galar Boatyards. The ship carries a larger number of missile tubes, in this case using the slightly smaller but longer ranged Piranha. The larger number of missile tubes gives the vessel a greater rate of fire and potential destructive capability, but with the same number of missiles in the ready magazines, endurance has arguably been reduced. To avoid over-stressing the ship's fire control system, the arrays of medium pulse lasers have also been removed, somewhat reducing the ship's close range anti-fighter defense. Finally, for the sake of crew health and comfort, a small gravity deck has been added, though its diameter is so small that new crewmen report that the experience of using it is often disorienting.

Hood IV procured twelve Bristlecone(H) class ships for use by the HSDF in meeting their commitments to patrolling the quarantine zone. However, citing the current crisis, the Commonwealth has drafted six of these ships and their crews into service with the greater LCAF, assigning them to support the defense forces around Donegal. As of 3146, two additional ships have been temporarily withdrawn from service for badly needed repair and refits due to hard use.


Type 51 Bristlecone(H) class Gunboat
Mass: 50,000 tons
Transit Drive: 9,000 tons
Thrust Capacity: 3/5
Fuel: 500 tons (5000 points, 9.77 tons per burn day)
Pumps: 10 tons
Structure: 5000 tons
Structural Integrity: 100
Jump Drive (primitive, 15 light years): 25,000 tons
Drive Integrity: 3
Jump Sail: 33 tons
Sail Integrity: 3
Control System: 125 tons
Crew: 14 officers, 39 crew, 24 gunners, 591 tons
Heatsinks: 339, 200 tons
Armor: 100 tons Ferro Carbide armor: 30 per location

Equipment:
6 Aerospace Fighter Bays, 900 tons
2 Small Craft Bays, 400 tons
8 Escape Pods, 56 tons
28 Marines, 140 tons
Lithium Fusion Battery, 500 tons
60 Meter Grav Deck, 50 tons
1451 tons of Cargo

Weapons:
Fwd:
6 Medium Subcapital Cannons, 100 shots, 3100 tons
12 Improved Heavy Gauss Rifles, 160 shots, 280 tons
FL/FR:
3 Piranha Missile Launchers, 30 missiles, 1200 tons
6 Large Pulse Lasers, 84 tons
6 AMS, 96 shots, 22 tons
AL/AR:
3 Piranha Missile Launchers, 30 missiles, 1200 tons
6 Large Pulse Lasers, 84 tons
6 AMS, 96 shots, 22 tons
« Last Edit: 17 January 2020, 03:28:25 by Liam's Ghost »
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Re: Type 51 Bristlecone(H) (And I Feel Fine)
« Reply #1 on: 23 December 2019, 16:15:37 »
+1 for the name!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Type 51 Bristlecone(H) (And I Feel Fine)
« Reply #2 on: 23 December 2019, 18:14:09 »
Followed by the similarly sized higher thrust gunship Pinecone, and the larger brawler Pineapple?
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Re: Type 51 Bristlecone(H) and other Gunboats (And I Feel Fine)
« Reply #3 on: 17 January 2020, 03:37:15 »
Author: Hey, I needed a place to post this, and this thread was convenient...


The Wolf Empire's conquest of Gienah netted themselves not only four T70 class patrol ships in various states of repair, but also the Gienah boatyards, which had been in the process of tooling up to build the craft under license from Ioto Galactic. While the wolves tended to look down on small cutters like the T70, even assigning similar craft exclusively to Solahma personnel, their fleet and naval infrastructure was hardly in any shape to pick and choose. Still, they tried anyway, stripping down two of their captures and retrofitting them to a more suitable combat oriented role. Despite the great expense, the refits have proven impressive enough in trials that the Empire has begun construction of additional ships along those lines.


Pack Hunter class Gunship
Mass: 70,000 tons
Technology Base: Mixed (Advanced)
Introduced: 3144
Mass: 70,000
Battle Value: 5,324
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-X
Cost: 8,957,668,000 C-bills

Fuel: 1,000 tons (10,000)
Safe Thrust: 4
Maximum Thrust: 6
Sail Integrity: 3
KF Drive Integrity: 4
Jump Range: 15
Heat Sinks: 674 (1348)
Structural Integrity: 80

Armor
    Nose: 27
    Fore Sides: 25/25
    Aft Sides: 25/25
    Aft: 24

Cargo
    Bay 1:  Small Craft (2)         1 Door   
    Bay 2:  Cargo (2967.5 tons)     1 Door   

Ammunition:
    960 rounds of Anti-Missile System [IS] ammunition (80 tons),
    240 rounds of Hyper-Assault Gauss Rifle/40 ammunition (2 tons),
    180 rounds of Heavy SCC ammunition (2 tons)

Dropship Capacity: 1
Grav Decks: 1 (60 m)
Escape Pods: 0
Life Boats: 15
Crew:  13 officers, 58 enlisted/non-rated, 17 gunners, 10 bay personnel, 25 marines      

Notes: Equipped with
    lithium-fusion battery system
   85.5 tons of lamellor ferro-carbide armor.

Weapons:                                           Capital Attack Values (Standard)
Arc (Heat)                                     Heat  SRV     MRV     LRV      ERV    Class       
Nose (5 Heat)
5 Anti-Missile System                           5   2(15)    0(0)    0(0)     0(0)   AMS         
    Anti-Missile System Ammo [IS] (2880 shots)
FRS/FLS (270 Heat)
3 Sub-Capital Cannon (Heavy)                   126  21(210) 21(210)  0(0)     0(0)   Sub-Capital Cannon
    Heavy SCC Ammo (90 shots)
12 ER Large Laser                              144  12(120) 12(120) 12(120) 12(120)  Laser       
RBS/LBS (5 Heat)
5 Anti-Missile System                           5   2(15)    0(0)    0(0)     0(0)   AMS         
    Anti-Missile System Ammo [IS] (2880 shots)
ARS/ALS (208 Heat)
12 ER Large Laser                              144  12(120) 12(120) 12(120) 12(120)  Laser       
8 HAG/40                                       64   26(256) 19(192) 19(192)   0(0)   AC         
    Hyper-Assault Gauss Rifle/40 Ammo (120 shots)
Aft (5 Heat)
5 Anti-Missile System                           5   2(15)    0(0)    0(0)     0(0)   AMS         
    Anti-Missile System Ammo [IS] (2880 shots)
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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