STARSHIPS


Introduction

These spaceships are adaptations of Space Opera vessels.

Contents

  1. Fleet Corvette
  2. Commerce Raider
  3. Light Cruiser
  4. Fleet Cruiser
  5. BattleStar
  6. BattleStar2

Fleet Corvette

Complement   140    Damage Control   Good
Astronauts    20    Powerplant       25% reserve
Technical     60    Boat Deck        2 x Launch
Marines       60    Flight Deck      40 Dur of fighters
Sick Bay      10
Cold Sleep    20

Progress Level        PL7e                  PL7                   PL7l
Maneuverability       -3                    -4                    -4
Acceleration          6 Mpp                 6 Mpp                 6 Mpp
Cruising Velocity     4 Au/Hr               4 Au/Hr               4 Au/Hr
Atmospheric Speed     4000 km/h             4000 km/h             4000 km/h
Starfall              40LY                  40LY                  45LY
Durability            275                   290                   300
Deflection Inducer    Standard              Standard              Standard
Armour                Hvy. Cerametal        Hvy. Cerametal        Hvy. Neutronite
Main Battery          4 x Particle Beam Turret
    Range      6/12/18               6/12/18               6/12/18
    Damage multiplier x1                    x1                    x1
Point Defense         x6                    x6                    x6
Torpedo Tubes         1 x ST*375 Rack, Acc +0 (+2)
    Range             12/24/36              12/24/36              12/24/36
    Damage multiplier x4                    x4 x4
    Magazine          8 each                8 each                8 each
Missile Turrets       2 x Standard Rack
    Magazine          8 each                8 each                8 each
Computer              Ordinary              Good                  Astounding
ECM                   (Chaff & Jammer) x2   (Chaff & Jammer) x2   (Chaff & Jammer) x3
Sensors               EM detector           EM detector           EM detector
                      IR detector           IR detector           IR detector
                      Mass detector         Mass detector         Mass detector
                      Multiband radar       Multiband radar       Multiband radar
                      Spectroanalyser       Spectroanalyser       Spectroanalyser
Communications        Laser Transceiver     Laser Transceiver     Laser Transceiver
                      Radio Transceiver     Radio Transceiver     Radio Transceiver
                      Mass Transceiver      Mass Transceiver      Mass Transceiver
Cargo                 80 Dur                85 Dur 85 Dur
Cost                  $36,250,000           $39,750,000 $4,750,000
 

Commerce Raider

It is normal practice to convert some or all of the cargo bay into passenger or troop accommodations, especially in peacetime.

Complement   180    Damage Control   Ordinary
Astronauts    25    Powerplant       20% reserve
Technical     75    Boat Deck        2 x Launch
Marines       80                     1 x Pinnace
Sick Bay      10    Flight Deck      10 Dur of fighter on each of two clamps
Cold Sleep    20

Progress Level        PL7e                  PL7                   PL7l
Maneuverability       -1                    -1                    -2
Acceleration          3 Mpp                 3 Mpp                 4 Mpp
Cruising Velocity     2 Au/Hr               2 Au/Hr               3 Au/Hr
Atmospheric Speed     2000 km/h             2000 km/h             3000 km/h
Starfall              25LY                  30LY                  35LY
Durability            300                   315                   330
Deflection Inducer    Standard              Standard              Standard
Armour                Medium Cerametal      Medium Cerametal      Medium Neutronite
Main Battery          4 x Particle Beam Turret
    Range             6/12/18               6/12/18               6/12/18
    Damage multiplier x1                    x1                    x1
Point Defense         x6                    x6                    x6
Torpedoes             2 x ST*257 Rack, Acc +1 (+1)
    Range             10/20/30              10/20/30              10/20/30
    Damage multiplier x2                    x2                    x2
    Magazine          24 spare Torpedoes for each rack, not reloadable in combat
Missiles              2 x Standard Rack
    Magazine          24 spare Torpedoes for each rack, not reloadable in combat
Computer              Ordinary              Ordinary              Good
ECM                   Chaff & Jammer        Chaff & Jammer        (Chaff & Jammer) x2
Sensors               EM detector           EM detector           EM detector
                      IR detector           IR detector           IR detector
                      Mass detector         Mass detector         Mass detector
                      Multiband radar       Multiband radar       Multiband radar
                      Spectroanalyser       Spectroanalyser       Spectroanalyser
                                            Remote network (6)    Remote network (9)
Communications        Laser Transceiver     Laser Transceiver     Laser Transceiver
                      Radio Transceiver     Radio Transceiver     Radio Transceiver
                      Mass Transceiver      Mass Transceiver      Mass Transceiver
Cargo                 115 Dur               120 Dur               125 Dur
Cost                  $27,000,000           $29,500,000           $32,500,000
 

Light Cruiser

Complement  1050    Damage Control  Astounding
Astronauts   125    Powerplant      20% reserve
Technical    425    Boat Deck       16 x Launch
Marines      500                    10 x Pinnace
Sick Bay      50                     2 x Shuttle
Cold Sleep    50    Flight Deck     320 Dur of fighters

Progress Level        PL7e                  PL7                    PL7l
Maneuverability       +0                    +0                     +0
Acceleration          2 Mpp                 2 Mpp                  2 Mpp
Cruising Velocity     1.5 Au/Hr             1.5 Au/Hr              1.5 Au/Hr
Atmospheric Speed     1500 km/h             1500 km/h              1500 km/h
Starfall              25LY                  25LY                   30LY
Durability            2100                  2200                   2300
Deflection Inducer    Double Std.           Double Std.            Double Std.
Armour                Hvy. Neut. x3         Hvy. Neut. x3.5        Hvy. Neut. x3.5
Main Battery          6 x Particle Beam Turret
    Range             7/14/21               7/14/22                7/14/23
    Damage multiplier x3                    x3                     x3
Secondary Battery     6x Mass Cannon Turret
    Range             5/10/15               5/10/15                5/10/15
    Damage multiplier x1                    x1                     x1
Point Defense         x6                    x6                     x6
Torpedoes             2 x ST*375 Turret, Acc +0 (+2)
    Range             12/24/36              12/24/36               12/24/36
    Damage multiplier x4                    x4                     x4
    Magazine          50 each               50 each                50 each
Missiles              2 x Standard Turret
    Magazine          50 each               50 each                50 each
Computer              Good Astounding       Astounding
ECM                   (Chaff & Jam.) x2     (Chaff & Jam.) x2      (Chaff & Jam.) x3
Sensors               EM detector           EM detector            EM detector
                      IR detector           IR detector            IR detector
                      Mass detector         Mass detector          Mass detector
                      Multiband radar       Multiband radar        Multiband radar
                      Spectroanalyser       Spectroanalyser        Spectroanalyser
                      Remote network (9)    Remote network (12)    Remote network (15)
Communications        Laser Transceiver     Laser Transceiver      Laser Transceiver
                      Radio Transceiver     Radio Transceiver      Radio Transceiver
                      Mass Transceiver      Mass Transceiver       Mass Transceiver
Cargo                 125 Dur               130 Dur                140 Dur
Cost                  $305,000,000          $335,000,000           $368,750,000
 

Fleet Cruiser

My favourite ship, complete with old-style MegaBolt.

Complement   3100    Damage Control   Astounding
Astronauts    275    Powerplant       20% reserve
Technical    1175    Boat Deck        20 x Launch
Marines      1650                     20 x Pinnace
Sick Bay      100                      6 x Shuttle
Cold Sleep    200                      2 x Lander
                     Flight Deck      120 Dur of fighters

Progress Level        PL7e                  PL7                   PL7l
Maneuverability       +0                    +0                    +0
Acceleration          2 Mpp                 2 Mpp                 2 Mpp
Cruising Velocity     1.5 Au/Hr             1.5 Au/Hr             1.5 Au/Hr
Atmospheric Speed     1500 km/h             1500 km/h             1500 km/h
Starfall              15LY                  15LY                  15LY
Durability            6600                  6875                  7150
Deflection Inducer    Double Std.           Double Std.           Double Std.
Armour                Hvy. Neut. x4.5       Hvy. Neut. x5         Hvy. Neut. x5
Main Battery A        1 x Mass Converter
    Range             3/6/9                 3/6/9                 3/6/9
    Damage multiplier x5                    x5                    x5
Main Battery B        6 x Particle Beam Turret
    Range             5/10/21               5/11/22               5/11/23
    Damage multiplier x4                    x4                    x4
Secondary Battery A   10x Plasma Cannon Turret
    Range             4/8/19                4/8/16                4/8/16
    Damage multiplier x1                    x1                    x1
Secondary Battery B   5x Mass Cannon Turret
    Range             5/10/15               5/10/15               5/10/15
    Damage multiplier x1                    x1                    x1
Point Defense         x5                    x5                    x5
Torpedoes             3 x ST*775 Turret, Acc -1 (+2)
    Range             16/32/48              16/32/48              16/32/48
    Damage multiplier x8                    x8                    x8
    Magazine          35 each               35 each               35 each
Missiles              3 x Standard Turret
    Magazine          35 each               35 each               35 each
Computer              Astounding            Astounding            Astounding
ECM                   Chaff & Jammer        Chaff & Jammer        (Chaff & Jammer) x2
Sensors               EM detector           EM detector           EM detector
                      IR detector           IR detector           IR detector
                      Mass detector         Mass detector         Mass detector
                      Multiband radar       Multiband radar       Multiband radar
                      Spectroanalyser       Spectroanalyser       Spectroanalyser
                      Remote network (6)    Remote network (9)    Remote network (12)
Communications        Laser Transceiver     Laser Transceiver     Laser Transceiver
                      Radio Transceiver     Radio Transceiver     Radio Transceiver
                      Mass Transceiver      Mass Transceiver      Mass Transceiver
Cargo                 365 Dur               380 Dur               400 Dur
Cost                  $1,456,250,000        $1,161,250,000        $1,277,500,000
 

BattleStar

And you thought Light Cruisers were hard...

Complement   10000    Damage Control   Astounding+
Astronauts    1000    Powerplant       20% reserve
Technical     4000    Boat Deck        50 x Launch
Marines       5000                     50 x Pinnace
Sick Bay       350                     20 x Shuttle
Cold Sleep    1000                     10 x Lander
                      Flight Deck      640 Dur of fighters

Progress Level        PL7                    PL7l
Maneuverability       +3                     +3
Acceleration          0.25 Mpp               0.25 Mpp
Cruising Velocity     0.3 Au/Hr              0.3 Au/Hr
Atmospheric Speed     300 km/h               300 km/h
Starfall              10LY                   10LY
Durability            27600                  28800
Deflection Inducer    Double +1              Double +1
Armour                Hvy. Neut. x7          Hvy. Neut. x7
Main Battery          7 x Particle Beam Turret, Acc -1
    Range             11/22/34               12/24/36
    Damage multiplier x10                    x10
Secondary Battery A   16x Particle Beam Turret
    Range             6/13/20                6/13/20
    Damage multiplier x2                     x2
Secondary Battery B   16x Mass Cannon Turret
    Range             5/10/15                5/10/15
    Damage multiplier x1                     x1
Point Defense         x16                    x16
Torpedoes             4 x ST*775 Turret, Acc -1 (+2)
    Range             16/32/48               16/32/48
    Damage multiplier x8 x8
    Magazine          50 each                50 each
Missiles              4 x Standard Turret
    Magazine          50 each                50 each
Computer              Astounding             Astounding
ECM                   (Chaff & Jammer) x3    (Chaff & Jammer) x3
Sensors               EM detector            EM detector
                      IR detector            IR detector
                      Mass detector          Mass detector
                      Multiband radar        Multiband radar
                      Spectroanalyser        Spectroanalyser
                      Remote network (18)    Remote network (21)
Communications        Laser Transceiver      Laser Transceiver
                      Radio Transceiver      Radio Transceiver
                      Mass Transceiver       Mass Transceiver
Cargo                 975 Dur                1000 Dur
Cost                  $8,008,750,000         $8,807,500,000
 

BattleStar 2

The answer to the first Battle Wagon, the these are, of course, heaps bigger, better, etc, etc. They are also over 30% more expensive, and about 20 years too late to help those who really needed it. Oh, well...

Complement   10550    Damage Control   Astounding+
Astronauts    1250    Powerplant       25% reserve
Technical     5000    Boat Deck        50 x Launch
Marines       4300                     50 x Pinnace
Sick Bay       375                     20 x Shuttle
Cold Sleep    1000                     10 x Lander
                      Flight Deck      1280 Dur of fighters

Progress Level        PL7l
Maneuverability       +3
Acceleration          0.25 Mpp
Cruising Velocity     0.3 Au/Hr
Atmospheric Speed     300 km/h
Starfall              15LY
Durability            36000
Deflection Inducer    Double +1
Armour                Hvy. Neut. x7.5
Main Battery          9 x Particle Beam Turret, Acc -1
    Range             12/24/36
    Damage multiplier x10
Secondary Battery A   20x Particle Beam Turret
    Range             6/13/20
    Damage multiplier x2
Secondary Battery B   20x Mass Cannon Turret
    Range             5/10/15
    Damage multiplier x1
Point Defense         x20
Torpedoes             6 x ST*775 Turret, Acc -1 (+2)
    Range             16/32/48
    Damage multiplier x8
    Magazine          50 each
Missiles              6 x Standard Turret
    Magazine          50 each
Computer              Astounding
ECM                   (Chaff & Jammer) x3
Sensors               EM detector
                      IR detector
                      Mass detector
                      Multiband radar
                      Spectroanalyser
                      Remote network (21)
Communications        Laser Transceiver
                      Radio Transceiver
                      Mass Transceiver
Cargo                 1150 Dur
Cost                  $11,500,000,000
 

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