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Crusader Class Troop Carrier

design by Derek Stanley

Designed soon after the outbreak of hostilities with Solee, the Crusader Class Troop Carrier is little more than a hasty conversion of the old Steller Class Subsidized Liner's of the last Imperium. Many of the modifications found in the Admiral Bertil conversion have been incorporated into the Crusader and the design itself owes much to the recovery of the original Admiral Bertil, Vigilante, from the cemetary world of Bhule.

Outwardly identical to the Stellar and Bastien Class liners of the final Imperium the Crusader has a drastically altered interior including space for a 20-ton multimission pod, three custom designed 10-ton assault lander/ground support vehicles, two drop capsule launchers capable of deploying 30 drop capsules in under five minutes and quarters for an entire company of marines. The ship is also out fitted with a fully capable sick bay including a four person emergency low berth as well as a machine shop and electronic's shop allowing the Crusader to operate independently for a period of several months under extremely unfavourable conditions.

As work on the first two Crusader refits neared completion at Trybec's Dawn Construction a pair of specially constructed 20-ton multi-mission modules were transfered from Aubaine to Trybec for fitting into the ships multi-mission bay. These new modules would incorporate a full EMM suite capable of masking the entire vessels signature, wide band EMS jammers and planetary strike missiles.

The first two Crusader's began space trials soon after Solee began landing troops on Janie and were pressed into forward duty soon after New Year's 1203. Originally intended as an RCES vessel for hot recoveries the Crusader's were used throughout the Soleean crisis to deliver Reformation Coalition special forces teams to worlds utilized by Solee as forward staging area's.

Crusader Class Troop Transport

General Data

Displacement: 600tons Hull Armor: 50
Length: 69.36 meters Volume: 8400 m3
Price: 227.7 MCr Target Size:S
Configuration: SL Slab Tech Level: 13
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 6085.2 / 5833.8

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 484 MW Fusion Power Plant, 1 year duration (48.4 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: 3
Jump Fuel: 1680 m3
G-Rating: 1G HEPlaR (300 MW/G), Auxiliary High Efficiency CG (60 MW)
G-Turns: 40 (J2: 54.9; J1: 69.9; 84.8 using all jump fuel), 37.5 m3 fuel each
Maint: 166


Computer: 2xTL-13 Standard computer (0.45 MW), TL-13 Fibre-optic computer (0.9 MW)
Commo: Maser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW), Radio (10 hex; 10 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 170 km/h NOE
Sensors: AEMS (8 hex; 24 MW), PEMS (4 hex; 0.15 MW)
Controls: Bridge with 7 bridge workstations, 4 normal workstations


Offensive LTM-115-5-2 (31.94 MW; 1 crew) (Over powered to -2dif mods), 2xMissile Turret (0.15 MW; 1 crew)
Defensive:2xSand Turret (1 MW; 1 crew)
Master Fire Directors: TL-13 (4 Diff Mods; 8 hex; Msl 10 hex; 2.86 MW; 1 crew)

115-Mj Laser Turret5:1/9-27 10:1/9-2720:1/6-19 40:1/3-9


Life Support: Extended (1.6578 MW)
Grav Compensation: 4Gs (41.55 MW)
Crew: 26 (2xManeuver, 1xElectronics, 4xEngineer, 6xGunnery, 1xMaintenance, 9xFlight, 3xCommand)
Crew Accommodations: 2xLarge Stateroom (1 kW), 46xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW)
Passenger Accomadation: 51 Troops
Other Facilities: Electronics Shop (0.6 MW), Machine Shop (1 MW), Sick Bay (0.8 MW)Emergancy Low Berth (2 kW)
Cargo: 101.5 m3 1 Large Cargo Hatch. 7 Missiles in magazine.
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 3x10-ton minimal hangar
Air Locks: 6


Total Fuel Tankage: 3228.4006 m3 (230.6 tons)
Fuel scoops (5% of ship surface), fills tanks in 1.92 hours
Fuel purification machinery (5MW), 19.37 hours to refine 3228.4006 m3. 0.9 MW power shortfall.
x2 Drop Capsule Launchers 30 Drop Capsules.
1x20 Multimission Pod.
x2 Pop-down coaxial 12Mj plasma / 7.5mm MG turrets, w/ advanced stabilization.

TypeROFRangeDamage ValuePen RtgAmmo
12 Mj Plasma CannonSA1 360401-2-10 800
7.5mm MG5 300 72-3-4 3000

Damage Tables

Area	Surface Hits	Interal Explosions	Systems			
1	1-8 Antenna	Qtrs			AEMS-1h		LS-1H
2			1-5 Elect, 6-9 LT, 	AG-2H		LSR-1H
			10-20 Qtrs		AL-1h		MD-1H
3			1-5 Elect, 6-15 Qtrs, 	ELS-1H		MFD-1H
			16-20 Fuel		FPP-7H		PEMS1h
4-5			1-2 Sand, 3-17 Qtrs,	PEMS-ANT-1h	LNCH-3H
			18-20 Pod		JD-10H		PP-5H
6	1 Air Lock	1-3 Sand		SSR-1h
7	1 Air Lock	Qtrs			
8-9	1-2 Launch Port	1-13 Hold		
10			1-16 Fuel, 17-20 Launcher		
11	1-8 Launch Port	Hold
12-13			Fuel
14-15	1-2 Launch Port	1-13 Hold, 14-20 Fuel
16-17	1-4 Antenna	Fuel
18-19	1 Cargo Hatch	1-2 Hold, 3-7 Fuel, 8-19 Engineering
			20 Missile Turret
20			Engineering

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