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Flamsteed-Class Tanker

design by Lewis Roberts

The Flamsteed Fleet tanker was an auxilury ship for the massive fleets of the Third Imperium. It never intended to enter battle, but in case it was ambushed or forced into a fight it is equiped with several hundred laser turrets, and missile turrets. It also has sufficient defense equipment so as have the best chance to be able to survive an enemy attack.These include a Meson screen, several hundred sandcasters and a large AEMS Jammer. It also carries five 1000 ton monitors, to act as pickets and guards. If desired these ships can be replaced by jump capable ships such as the Fer-de-Lance Destroyer Escort. The ship is a giant flying wing, with massive fuels scoops along the wings. Massive fuel droges hang from the underside of the ship, these allow it to fufill its main goal, which is to refuel ships upon entering a hostile system. This way the warships enter battle with full fuel tanks, and while the battle progresses, the Flamsteed can fill its fuel tanks, and purify the fuel or jump back to saftey. The ship also carries significant cargo and can carry supplies for other ships in the fleet. In an emergency this space can also be utilized for troop transport, hospital duty, or something else.

Flamsteed-Class Tanker

General Data

Displacement: 500,000 tons Hull Armor: 40
Length: 593.34 meters Volume: 7,000,000 m3
Price: 133.01 GCr Target Size: VL
Configuration:Airframed Wedge Tech Level: 15
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 2,278,258.3 / 1,742,776.5

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 189.9 GW Fusion Power Plant, 1 year duration (18,990.0 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: 4 (1,750,000 m3 fuel)
G-Rating: 1G HEPlaR (115.5 GW/G), Auxiliary High Efficiency CG (50000 MW)
G-Turns: 60 (J3: 90.3; J2: 120.6; J1: 150.9; 181.2 using all jump fuel), 14,437.5 m3 fuel each
Maint: 91,610


Computer: 3xTL-15 Fibre-optic computer (1.1 MW)
Commo: 2xLaser (Unlimited; 0.3 MW), 2xMaser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW), Meson (1 hex;5 MW), 2xRadio (Unlimited; 20 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 190 km/h NOE
Sensors: 2xAEMS (16 hex; 25 MW), 2xPEMS (7 hex; 0.25 MW), Densitometer (0.4 MW), Neutrino Sensor (0.01 MW),
ECM/ECCM: EMS Jammer (4 hex;18 MW), Area Jammer (3 hex radius; 32.4 MW),
Controls: Bridge with 473 bridge workstations, 1266 normal workstations


Offensive: 120 x TL-15 150 Mj Laser Turret (ROF=100)(42 MW; 1 crew)
120xMissile Barbette (0.15 MW; 1 crew) 5 missiles each
Defensive: 120xSand Turret (1 MW; 1 crew)
TL-15 Meson Screen Generator (PV=500; 312.5 MW; 1 Crew)
Master Fire Directors: 100xTL-15 (6 Diff Mods; 10 hex; Msl 10 hex; 1.86 MW; 1 crew)
150 Mj Laser Turret10:1/10 3020:1/10 3040:1/10 3080:1/10 30


Life Support: Extended (418.99 MW), Gravitic Compensators (10.47 GW)
Grav Compensation: 6 G.
Crew: 2662 (2xManeuver, 2xElectronics, 1266xEngineer, 460xGunnery, 387xMaintenance, 100xFlight, 54xSteward, 22xMedic, 369xCommand)
Crew Accommodations: 1700xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW), 205xLarge Stateroom (1 kW)
Other Facilities: 100xElectronics Shop (0.6 MW), 25xMachine Shop (1 MW), 50xSick Bay (0.8 MW)Emergancy Low Berth (2 kW)
Cargo: 770000 m3 (55000 tons), 2200 Large Hatches, 2000 missiles in magazine, 2264500 m3 fuel distribution tank
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 5x100-ton spacious hangar, 5x1000-ton spacious hangar
Air Locks: 5000


Total Fuel Tankage: 4,899,740.0 m3 (349,981.4 tons).
Fuel scoops (2% of ship surface), fills tanks in 8.75 hours.
Fuel purification machinery (7GW), 21 hours to refine 4,899,740.0 m3.
Crew requirements are calculated by using 'Original FFS' crew model. 47.2 MW power surplus

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