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Rapier Class Escort Destroyer

design by John Macpherson


I asked Dave Nilsen whether the ships in Battle Rider were designed with FF&S first and he said that he didn't do the Battle Rider ships so he's not sure, but that he doesn't think so.

That means that not all of the Battle Rider designs will come out quite right as FF&S designs. I have a lot of success getting them to come out pretty close, but the Rapier is one instance where I think a misdesign or a typo made the MG stats in Battle Rider impossible to reproduce. I've come as close as I can.

Otherwise, the Rapier comes out pretty well. It's a very tight design with little room to spare, but it works.



Rapier Escort Destroyer

General Data

Displacement:10,000 tons Hull Armor: 500
Length: 193 meters Volume: 350,000 m3
Price: 7742.91 MCr Target Size: L
Configuration: Needle SL Tech Level: 15
Mass: 156,999

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 28,610 MW Fusion Power Plant (300 MW/Hit), 1 year duration
Jump Performance: 4
Jump Fuel: 35,000 m3
G-Rating: 4 (5,000 MW/G), Contra-Grav lifters (1000 MW)
G-Turns: 50 (107 using jump fuel), 625 m^3 of fuel each
Maint: 3238

Electronics

Computer: 4xTL-15 Mod Fb Computer (1.1 MW ea.)
Commo: 1000AU radio (inf., 20MW), 3x1000AU Maser (inf., 0.6 MW ea.), 3x1000AU Laser (inf., 0.3 MW ea.)
Avionics: TL-8+ Avionics
Sensors: 2xPEMS 240,000km folding array (8 hexes, .3 MW ea.)
2xAEMS 480,000km (DF capable; 16 hexes; 25 MW)
4x300,000km Ladar (10 hexes, .6 MW ea.)
ECM/ECCM: 480,000km EMS Jammer (16 hexes; 50 MW), EMM (350 MW), 10xDecoy Launcher ( ea. w/ 100 AEMS decoys; 100 PEMS decoys; 50 Ladar decoys)
Controls: Bridge w/ 88xBridge Workstation, 1xFC Center ea. w/2 MFD stations, plus 270 other workstations

Armament

Offensive TL-15 12,000Mj Spinal Meson Gun (ROF 100; 3,333 MW; 46 crew)
1x50-ton Missile Bay (50 ready missiles ea.; 2 Crew ea.)
15xTL-15 385 Mj Laser Barbette (ROF 100; 107 MW ea.; 1 crew ea.)
30xTL-15 150 Mj Laser Turret (ROF 100; 42 MW ea.; 1 crew ea.)
Defensive:264 MW TL-15 Meson Screen Generator (PV=750; 264 MW; 8 Crew)
21xSandcaster Turret (TL-15; 2D10x5 per hit; 50 Cann; 1MW ea.; 1 Crew ea.)
Master Fire Directors: 2xTL-15 Missile/Beam MFD (6 DMs; Msl 10 hexes; 10 hexes 1.71 MW ea.; 1 Crew ea.),
15xTL-15 Beam MFDs (6 Dms; No Msl; 10 hexes; 1.56 MW ea.; 1 Crew ea.)

NameShortMediumLongExtreme
12,000Mj Meson Gun 6: 548 12: 34624: 178 48: 88
385-Mj Laser Barbette 10:1/16-49 20:1/16-4940:1/16-49 80:1/16-49
150-Mj Laser Turret10:1/10-30 20:1/10-30 40:1/10-3080:1/10-30

Accommodations

Life Support: Extended (28 MW)
Grav Compensation: 6Gs (700MW)
Crew: 486: 191xEngineering, 3xElectronics, 2xManeuvering, 122xGunnery, 65xMaintenance, 6xFlight Crew, 68xCommand, 10xSteward, 4xMedical
Crew Accommodations: 70xSmall Stateroom (single-occupancy); 208xSmall Stateroom (double-occupancy);
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities: 1xElectronics Shop (.6 MW ea.), 1xMachine Shop (1MW ea.), 2xSickbay (.8MW ea.)
Cargo: 341 m3 1 Large cargo Hatches
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 1xDocking Ring and 1xMinimal Hangar for 2x50-ton Modular Cutter
Air Locks: 100

Notes

Fuel purification machinery (84 MW), 24 hours to refine all fuel. Price does not include missiles or cutters. Carries no missile reloads. This design is slightly over the 15.5 tonne/ton limit, but this was necessary to match BR stats as closely as possible.
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