Darwin class Frigate

Statistics
 Tons: 1000 Td (AF Med Disc Hypersonic)
 Crew: 15/24
 Cargo: 10 Td (1 x Small Cargo Hatch, Handling: 1 x 140 ton)
 Volume: 14000m3
 Passengers High/Med: 0/0
 Cost: 2466.757 MCr
 Mass (L/C): 12002t/11434t
 Passengers Low: 0
 Maintenance Points: 490
 Dimensions: 44.6m x 44.6m x 9m
 Troops/Science: 0/0
 Tech Level: 9 (9/10)
 Size: 9
 Frozen Watch: 0

Electronics
 Controls [TL 10]: Dynamic, High automation.
                   5 x FibComp (CM: 0.45 CP: 2.22).
                   Terrain following sensors (TF: 420, NOE: 140). Bridge.
 Communications: 1 x TB Radio (50,000km, 0.02MW). 2 x Laser (1,000AU, 0MW).
 Sensors: 1 x Pas. Scanner (13.5 [16mkm], 0.2MW).
          1 x Pas. Tracker (13.5 [16mkm], 0.1MW).
          1 x AEMS (11 [0.16mkm], 1MW). 1 x LIDAR (14.5 [500kkm], 2MW).
 Survey/Science:
 ECM: 1 x Radio Jammer (1,000AU, 0.4MW). 1 x Pas. Jammer (15, 11MW).
 Signatures: Vis:-0.5, IR:0 (0 at 1793MW, -0.5 at 220MW), Act:0, Neu:1,
             Grav:-2

Weaponry
 1 x Heavy Laser Turret (+0) 1/0-0-0-0 [1,800/1-0-0-0] (LR)
 1 x Missile Turret Auto 4/4 (Mag: 8 MFD: 500,000km) [TL 10]
       w/12 Cmd DL 1d6/3 [113] 6.7G/10 500,000km [TL 10]
 1 x Light Spinal PA (+0) 2/4-3-2-0 [1,100/97-48-24-12] (LR)

Performance
 1 Jump (100 Td/pc fuel)
 3/3.1 Manoeuvre (HEPlaR: 1770MW, 21.2 G-hours) [TL 10]
 0/0 Contra-grav
 3273kph/3427kph Atmosphere (Cruise: 2455kph/2570kph)
 4 Power (Fusion: 2200MW, 0.25yr)
 0 Battery
 430.9 Fuel (Scoop: 11, Purif: 96, 3MW)
 0/21/3/0/0 Accommodations (27 x Sanitary Fittings)
 351 Person/Weeks Life Support (Type: Extended, Normal Food [Stored])
 0 G-Comp (GTanks: 0 Passenger, 24 Crew)
 0 ESA
 2 Sandcasters (AV: 63, Cans: 12)
 0 Damper Turrets
 0 Damper Screen
 0 Meson Screen
 0 Force Field
 0 Gravtics
 10 [30] Armour, 25 Structure

Features
 10 x Decontamination Airlock
 1 x Docking Umbilical
 1 x Electronic Shop (6 Td ea.)
 1 x Machine Shop (10 Td ea.)
 1 x Ship's locker (0.5 Td ea.)
 3 x Prisoner Capacity (0/3/0)
 1 x Gym (2.5 Td ea.)
 1 x Ordinary Galley (Cap: 27)

Small Craft
 1 x Spacious Hanger (15 Td, 1 hatch)

Backups
 Drives:
 Screens:
 Communications:  2 x TB Radio (50,000km). 4 x Laser (1,000AU).
 Sensors: 1 x Pas. Scanner (13.5 [16mkm]). 1 x Pas. Tracker (13.5 [16mkm]).
          1 x AEMS (11 [0.16mkm]). 1 x LIDAR (14.5 [500kkm]).
 Survey/Science:
 ECM: 1 x Pas. Jammer (15).
 Power & Fuel:

Crew Details
 3 x Helm
 8 x Engineering
 1 x Maintenance
 3 x Gunnery
 2 x Screens
 4 x Troops
 3 x Command

Combat data card (7.10Kb pdf v3 format)

Canberra 1, Swallow class Barge

Statistics
 Tons: 15 Td (AF Short Rnd Cylinder Hypersonic)
 Crew: 1/1
 Cargo: 0 Td (1/00)
 Volume: 210m3
 Passengers High/Med: 0/0
 Cost: 10.446 MCr
 Mass (L/C): 86t/79t
 Passengers Low: 0
 Maintenance Points: 2
 Dimensions: 10.5m x 5.2m x 5.2m
 Troops/Science: 0/0
 Tech Level: 9
 Size: 7
 Frozen Watch: 0

Electronics
 Controls: Computer, Standard automation. 3 x Comp (CM:0.7 CP:1.43).
           Terrain following sensors (TF: 390, NOE: 130). No bridge.
 Communications: 1 x Radio (50,000km, 0.02MW). 1 x Laser (1,000AU, 0MW).
 Sensors: 1 x Pas. Scanner (12.5 [1.6mkm], 0.01MW).
          1 x LIDAR (13.5 [50kkm], 0.2MW).
 Survey/Science:
 ECM:
 Signatures: Vis:-1, IR:-1.5 (-2.5 at 0MW, -2 at 0MW), Act:-0.5, Neu:-3,
             Grav:-2

Weaponry

Performance
 0 Jump
 1.6/1.8 Manoeuvre (Fusion: 0MW, 8.4 G-hours)
 0/0 Contra-grav
 1897kph/2036kph Atmosphere (Cruise: 1423kph/1527kph)
 0 Power (Fuel Cell: 0.33MW, 72hr)
 0 Battery
 0 Fuel (Scoop: 0)
 0/0/0/0/0 Accommodations (16 x Adequate Seats)
 48 Person/Weeks Life Support (Type: Extended, Normal Food [Stored])
 0 G-Comp
 0 ESA
 0 Sandcasters
 0 Damper Turrets
 0 Damper Screen
 0 Meson Screen
 0 Force Field
 0 Gravtics
 0 [20] Armour, 4 Structure

Features
 1 x Airlock
 1 x Ordinary Galley (Cap: 16)

Small Craft

Backups
 Drives:
 Screens:
 Communications:
 Sensors:
 Survey/Science:
 ECM:
 Power & Fuel:

Crew Details
 1 x Helm

Combat data card (7.07Kb pdf v3 format)

The Darwin class frigates achieved a permanent place in both Terran and Vilani history over Barnard's Star in 2110 AD when the Canberra was involved in the incident which sparked the 1st Interstellar War. Designed for the Western League shortly before the outbreak of the War, the Darwin was commissioned in 2107 AD, to be followed by the Canterbury and Canberra in 2108 AD and the Melbourne and Port Moresby in 2109 AD. The class incorporated the latest drive, missile and computer technologies; and was built around a 40m 1377Mj spinal particle accelerator along with a quadruple Kea missile launcher and a 10Mj point defence laser. The class incorporated most of the features that were to come to distinguish Terran warships throughout the Interstellar Wars. They were designed to withstand far greater stresses than they would ever reasonably expect to encounter (the Darwin's were rated for 9g's of stress); featured a closed loop biologically based life support system and carried sufficient supplies for lengthy patrols without resupply; and they were built around a single spinal mount. During the First War no less than seven more Darwin's were commissioned by the Western League and another four were built for the Prometheus Colonial Command. The Darwins were extensively employed throughout the War and suffered accordingly, with seven being lost. With the cessation of hostilities in 2118 AD the Darwins were now obsolete and were quickly reduced to reserve status and gradually scrapped. However three survived to see action in the 2nd Interstellar War (albeit in 2nd line duties); and another one was lost in this conflict.

With the end of the 2nd War the remaining two ships (the Canberra and the Otago) were finally decommissioned and scheduled to be scrapped. However a massive public campaign resulted in the preservation of the Canberra as a historic monument on Barnard. When Barnard was occupied by the Vilani in 2148 AD the Canberra was removed to the Vilani provincial capital at Dingir where she was to remain until after the 8th Interstellar War. When the Terran Confederation occupied Dingir in 2267 AD plans were made to return the Canberra to Barnard. Since the resources could not be spared during the War, her relocation had to wait until 2272 AD, when she was finally returned and formally recommissioned into the Confederation Navy.

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