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Tschudi-Class Battle Rider

design by TravlerTNE

Originally intended as a Temporary Base defensive ship, the concept was altered in the Fleet Tactics Topical Club along with input from the Memberworld System Defense Topical Club, primarily by the efforts of the Hiver, M. Nao. The original concept, after dialogue with the Memberworld System Defense Topical Club was changed towards a Light Monitor, a ship class that was particularly sought out by memberworlds near the periphery of the rebuilding Federation, which were almost continually harrassed by Vampires, raiders, or both. Elements of the Federation Navy were overextended and crucial funds were already being diverted to a large scale manipulation in Human space. The Naval Procurement Topical Club then issued a mandate that the Light Monitor Project must be merged with the Light Battle Rider Project that had been continually resubmitted by the Fleet Tactics Topical Club with the understanding that the mission parameters of the Light Monitor Project must also be accomidated.

The BRL-IIc as soon as the first units were deployed, was seen as quite capable. It has very extensive offensive and defensive abilities, and was immediately seen as a capable defensive vessel for the Tender Project, as well, allowing jump capable elements of the Federation Navy to be spared for other missions.

An interesting manipulation has been recently revealed: that of the "Christening" of the class as Tschudi. Such has long been a custom of Humans, Aslan, and Ithklur, as well as numerous other species, including the Reformation Coalition, in honoring famous places, personalities, battles, and qualities. A Hiver supervisor in the Federation Naval Procurement Office was proccessing the orders for the newly constructed BRL-IIc's and inserted the name of a famous Hiver, Tschudi, a hero of the Federations' war with the K'kree (-2029 to -2013 Imperial), to test its theory that it could introduce a similar system in that of Federation Navy. The name proved popular with the nests training to command the BRL-IIc, and for some reason to the irritation of the normally unflappable Ithklur. The Federation Navy has officially stuck to the designation BRL-IIc, but the popularity of the name is evident in that amongst most circles of the Federation Navy, the BRL-IIc is referred to as Tschudi. Just recently, the Manipulations Club of Guaran has taken up debate over granting the Manipulator title to the Hiver, Brehn.

The upper circles of the Federation Navy have seen that the BRL-IIc has very high capabilities and current debate over the Post-Collapse Battlecruiser Project has revolved around including (possibly multiply) the BRL-IIc as either a Rider or as a defensive platform (modified), and the added expense such would make (especially as the Naval Appropriations Topical Club has stated that budget allowances will not be allowed to be exceeded).

Like other manipulations coming out of the Fleet Tacics Topical Club, the high price of the new design was adequetly funded by an ample appropriation from the Naval Appropriations Topical Club. Members of Naval Appropriations claim that the additional funding was granted due to system defense clauses in the budget of the Federation Navy, but many have claimed that there is a large scale manipulation of at least of the Federation Navy, if not the upper levels of the Federation itself. One Hiver, one M. Aruhn, has warned of a manipulation that will bring a despotic government to an increasingly militarized Federation and that evidence is seen in the high prices of the Federation Navy's newest vessels as well as an in-depth analysis of the debates in the Naval Appropriations, Naval Procurement, and Fleet Tactics Topical Clubs.

Tschudi Battle Rider

General Data

Displacement: 1000 tons Hull Armor: 140
Length: 48.2 meters Volume: 14000 m3
Price: 1000.7 MCr Target Size: M
Configuration: SL Box Tech Level: 14
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 11872.6 / 11273

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 4763 MW Fusion Power Plant, 1 month duration (39.7 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: None
Jump Fuel: 0 m3
G-Rating: 5G HEPlaR (593.6 MW/G), High-Efficiency CG Lifter (100 MW)
G-Turns: 61 74.2 m3 fuel each
Maint: 364


Computer: 3xTL-14 Fibre-optic computer (1 MW)
Commo: Laser (1000 AU; 0.3 MW), 2xMaser (1000 AU; 0.6 MW), Radio (1000 AU;20 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, inertial/gravitational positioning, 180 km/h NOE
Sensors: AEMS (16 hex; 25 MW), PEMS (4 hex; 0.1 MW), PEMS Folding array (7 hex; 0.25 MW), 4xLadar (10 hex; 2.5 MW), Densitometer (0.5 MW), Neutrino Sensor (0.01 MW), Neural Activity Sensor (0.025 km; 0.005 MW)
ECM/ECCM: Radio Jammer (10 hex; 20 MW), EMS Jammer (16 hex;50 MW), 2700 sensor decoys (900 LADAR, 900 AEMS, 900 PEMS), EM Masking (14 MW)
Controls: Bridge with 21 bridge workstations, 40 normal workstations, fire control center (12 workstations), Standard Automation


Offensive TL-14 2.1 GJ Particle Accelerator (583.333 MW;1 crew) ROF 100(-2 DM), 12xTL-14 144-MJ Laser Turret (80 MW;No crew) ROF 200(-3 DM) , TL-14 50dt Missile Bay (5 autoloaded launchers, 55 total ready missles;0.15 MW;1 crew)
Defensive: Meson Screen Generator (PV=226; 20.8 MW; 1 Crew), 12xSand Caster (1 MW;1 crew)
Master Fire Directors: 8xTL-14 (5 Diff Mods; 10 hex; 1.62 MW; 1 crew), 6xTL-14 (5 Diff Mods; 10 hex; Msl 10 hex; 1.77 MW; 1 crew)

Name Short Medium Long Extreme
2.1 GJ NPAW 10:229 20:229 40:115 80:57
144Mj Xray LT 10:1/10-30 20:1/10-30 40:1/10-30 80:1/10-30


Life Support: Extended (9224 m3 supported volume; 1.845 MW)
Grav Compensation: 5Gs (46.12 MW)
Crew: 146 (1xManeuver, 2xElectronics, 39xEngineer, 29xGunnery, 3xMaintenance, 24xShip's Troops, 2xSteward, 16xCommand, 30x cold watch)
Crew Accommodations:59xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW), 30xLow Berth (1 kW)
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities: None
Cargo: 280 m3 1 Large Cargo Hatch
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: None
Air Locks: 10


Total Fuel Tankage: 4565.9 m3 (326.1 tons)
Fuel scoops (15% of ship surface), fills tanks in 0.5 hours
98.5 MW power shortfall.

Power requirements necessitate shutdown of CG Lifters.
The cold watch consists of 30 Ithklur ships troops who are also trained in a variety of Space Vessel skills, allowing them to fill the traditional role of the cold watch.

Emergency Low berths are enough to accomidate 100 of the crew. Laser turrets are organized into batteries of two turrets and fired remotely from MFD.

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