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Giovanni Blasini

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Haven Class Light Hospital Ship (and Support Craft)
« on: 16 October 2020, 20:25:38 »
Just a little something I've been messing around with:

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Haven Class Light Hospital Ship

Mass: 300 tons

Movement Type: Naval

Power Plant:  Fusion
Cruising Speed: 21.6 kph
Maximum Speed: 32.4 kph
Armor: BAR 7
Armament:
  2 Laser AMS


Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-X-X-D
Cost: 1,270,325 C-bills





 
Type: Haven Class
Chassis Type: Naval (Medium)
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Mass: 300 tons
Battle Value: 294

Equipment                                         Mass (tons)
Chassis/Controls                                   45.0
Engine/Trans.                                      17.0
    Cruise MP:2
Flank MP:3
Heat Sinks                    14                   14.0
Fuel                                                0.0
Armor Factor (BAR 7)          104                   5.0

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   30        30   
     R/L Side              30/30     25/25   
     Rear                    30        24   


Weapons
and Ammo              Location    Tonnage   
Laser AMS               Left        1.5     
Laser AMS              Right        1.5     

Cargo
    Bay 1:  Light Vehicle (2)       2 Doors   
    Bay 2:  Cargo (Refrigerated) (9.999780000000001 tons)1 Door   
    Bay 3:  Cargo (35.0 tons)       1 Door   

Notes:
Lifeboat(12; 1 ton each)
Field Kitchen(3; 3 tons each)
MASH Equipment (20 theaters)(22.5 tons)
Cargo Container (10 tons)(2; 10 tons each)
Communications Equipment (6 tons)(6 tons)



Let me show you its features!

  • Three field kitchens to assist in relief efforts, allowing it to feed not only its own crew, but at least 300 people as well.
  • MASH with 20 hospital beds, which is of course the main purpose behind the ship.
  • Extra communications equipment to coordinate relief efforts.
  • Lifeboats!
  • Two light vehicle bays, which we'll get to in a moment.
  • A pair of laser AMS, because it's a dangerous galaxy.  Even the standard MASH truck in TR3026 had a pair of small lasers.  These fill similar roles and, IIRC, laser AMS can be used like an impromptu SPL.

Support craft for the light vehicle bays will be in the next post.
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Re: Haven Class Light Hospital Ship (and Support Craft)
« Reply #1 on: 16 October 2020, 21:09:33 »
OK, the two light vehicle support craft I envisioned:

First, the Punto MASH hovercraft.  Moves 10/15 for when it needs to get somewhere in a hurry, and has 8 beds of its own, allowing it to operate in the field to stabilize patients, and four tons of cargo for supplies:

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Punto Class MASH Hovercraft
<p>
<b>Mass: </b>50 tons<br/>

<b>Movement Type: </b>Hover<br/>

<b>Power Plant: </b> Fusion<br/>
<b>Cruising Speed: </b>108 kph<br/>
<b>Maximum Speed: </b>162 kph<br/>
<b>Armor: </b>BAR 5</b><br/>
<b>Armament:</b><br/>


<b>Communication System: </b>Unknown<br/>
<b>Targeting & Tracking System: </b>Unknown<br/>
<b>Introduction Year:</b> 3145<br/>
<b>Tech Rating/Availability:</b> D/X-X-X-C<br/>
<b>Cost:</b> 842,125 C-bills<br/>
</p>




 
Type: Punto Class
Chassis Type: Hover (Medium)
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Mass: 50 tons
Battle Value: 87

Equipment                                         Mass (tons)
Chassis/Controls                                   12.5
Engine/Trans.                                      21.0
    Cruise MP:10
Flank MP:15
Heat Sinks                    0                     0.0
Fuel                                                0.0
Armor Factor (BAR 5)          54                    2.0

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   5         14   
     R/L Side               5/5      14/14   
     Rear                    5         12   


Weapons
and Ammo              Location    Tonnage   
None

Cargo
    Bay 1:  Cargo (4.0 tons)        1 Door   

Notes:
MASH Equipment (8 theaters)(10.5 tons)


I do not have the energy to wrestle with MegaMekLab and its weird text formatting right now, so you get to see the <b> and other goofiness.

Second is the Nightengale MASH WiGE.  It's only 20 tons, moves 8/12, and downgrades to only 4 OR beds, and 0.5 ton of cargo, but it's 20 tons instead of 50 tons, is amphibious, and costs less than 320 thousand C-Bills:

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Nightengale MASH WiGE
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<b>Mass: </b>20 tons<br/>

<b>Movement Type: </b>Wing in Ground Effect<br/>

<b>Power Plant: </b> Fusion<br/>
<b>Cruising Speed: </b>86.4 kph<br/>
<b>Maximum Speed: </b>129.6 kph<br/>
<b>Armor: </b>BAR 5</b><br/>
<b>Armament:</b><br/>


<b>Communication System: </b>Unknown<br/>
<b>Targeting & Tracking System: </b>Unknown<br/>
<b>Introduction Year:</b> 3145<br/>
<b>Tech Rating/Availability:</b> D/X-X-X-C<br/>
<b>Cost:</b> 317,756 C-bills<br/>
</p>




 
Type: Nightengale
Chassis Type: Wing in Ground Effect (Medium)
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Mass: 20 tons
Battle Value: 32

Equipment                                         Mass (tons)
Chassis/Controls                                    5.5
Engine/Trans.                                       7.0
    Cruise MP:8
Flank MP:12
Heat Sinks                    0                     0.0
Fuel                                                0.0
Armor Factor (BAR 5)          14                    0.5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Front                   2         5     
     R/L Side               2/2       3/3   
     Rear                    2         3     


Weapons
and Ammo              Location    Tonnage   
None

Cargo
    Bay 1:  Cargo (0.5 tons)        1 Door   

Notes:
Features Amphibious Chassis and Controls Modification
MASH Equipment (4 theaters)(6.5 tons)

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Re: Haven Class Light Hospital Ship (and Support Craft)
« Reply #2 on: 16 October 2020, 22:49:55 »
For the Haven class, did a bureaucrat really need to specify the Bay 2 refrigerated cargo tonnage down to the thousandth of a microgram?    :D

Still, nice designs for on-planet work.  The Haven design is small enough that several of them can be sent to various locations and provide local care, even using their own small vehicles to get people onboard.  2 trips with the hovercraft will get the ship's OR capacity mostly filled, then the hovercraft can use their own capacity to also treat people.  If a hovercraft has to remain on-site, a WiGE can be unpacked from cargo to keep transferring people.

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Re: Haven Class Light Hospital Ship (and Support Craft)
« Reply #3 on: 16 October 2020, 23:20:50 »
I set the refrigerated cargo to 10 tons. MegaMekLab is weird.

Oh, forgot to mention the two shipping containers on the Haven.  I actually see them as kind of being like big, rectangular OmniPods

One of my inspirations was the Spearhead class JHSV, which they're actually thinking of using cargo container "pods" for different mission loadouts, including as a smaller hospital ship.
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Re: Haven Class Light Hospital Ship (and Support Craft)
« Reply #4 on: 25 October 2020, 19:18:48 »
I like this i might have to use it in a story idea its just inspired
The below link leads to a wiki page created by Wrangler.  It has links to the various pages of my AU.

https://battletechfanon.fandom.com/wiki/Alternate_Timeline_with_Thanks

 

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