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Tri ceratops Heavy Fighter

design by Robert Boleyn

Here is my attempt at a 50-ton non-jump capable fighter, for your enjoyment/amusement. Comments are welcome, as this is my first attempt at a small craft design (for some reason ships with 40GW+ PAWS just seem more exciting :)

I designed the Triceratops using acceleration based on mass, and using Antti's newest spreadsheet, so some details probably don't quite match FF&S e.g. the hull uses power.

Triceratops Heavy Fighter

General Data

Displacement: 50 tons Hull Armor: 250
Length: 11.02 meters Volume: 700 m3
Price: 70.97 MCr Target Size: VS
Configuration: Sphere SL Tech Level: 15
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 763.8 / 734.9

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 351.5 MW Fusion Power Plant, 0.1 year duration (3.5 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: None
Jump Fuel: 0 m3
G-Rating: 6G HEPlaR (38.19 MW/G),High-Efficiency CG Lifter (5 MW)
G-Turns: 69, 4.8 m3 fuel each
Maint: 54


Computer: 2xTL-15 Fibre-optic computer (1.1 MW)
Commo: Laser (Unlimited; 0.3 MW), Maser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW), Radio (Unlimited; 20 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 190 km/h NOE
Sensors: AEMS (16 hex; 25 MW), PEMS (3 hex; 0.06 MW), Ladar (10 hex; 0.6 MW)
ECM/ECCM: EM Masking (0.7 MW)
Controls: 3 normal workstations


Offensive 2xTL-15 750-MJ Laser Turret (Loc:0-Arcs:0;35.417 MW;0 Crew), Missile Barbette (uncrewed, all it does is carry 6 0.5dt standard space missiles, which are guided by the MFD).
Defensive: None
Master Fire Directors: TL-15 (6 Diff Mods; 10 hex; Msl 10 hex; 1.71 MW; 1 crew)

Name Short Medium Long Extreme750-MJ Laser Turret 10:1/22-68 20:1/13-41 40:1/7-21 80:1/3-10


Life Support: Extended (crew space only)(0.01 MW)
Grav Compensation: 6 Gs (0.14 MW)
Crew: 3 (1xManeuver, 1xElectronics/Gunnery, 1xGunnery)
Crew Accommodations: Cockpit
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities: None
Cargo: 5.6 m3 1 Small Cargo Hatches
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: None
Air Locks: 1


Total Fuel Tankage: 332.9 m3 (23.8 tons).
Fuel scoops (10% of ship surface), fills tanks in 1.19 hours.
0 MW power surplus.

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