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Jump Pod

design by Derek Stanley

The Hecate small 250dt, fast 3g TL12 SDB capable of slugging it out with a Shukugan or Patrol Cruiser. The concept was fairly simple. Squeezing a capable ship into that small a frame was the difficult part, especially at TL12 but I think I've managed quite admirably.

The second part of the concept was to make it an semi-dependent operator capable of travelling to other star systems without the use of a battle tender. This proved slighly more problematic, but again I think I've carried it off rather well with the creation of a Jump-pod. The idea is that this pod can simple attach itself to the exterior of the SDB, and jump it to a new system. The pod has a cargo hold capable of carrying 30 missiles and can refuel and operate as an independent starship.

Jump Pod

General Data

Displacement: 350/600 tons Hull Armor: 30
Length: 31.61 meters Volume: 4900/8400 m3
Price: 193.6 MCr Target Size: S
Configuration: SL Dome/Disc Tech Level: 12
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 8676.7 / 8534.8 with external systems, 4725.7 / 4583.8 without external systems

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 265 MW Fusion Power Plant, 0.75 year duration (29.8125 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: 3
Jump Fuel: 1680 m3
G-Rating: 1G HEPlaR (173.95 MW/G), Auxiliary High Efficiency CG (35 MW)
G-Turns: 10 (J2: 35.8; J1: 61.5; 87.3 using all jump fuel), 21.7 m3 fuel each
Maint: 207


Computer: TL-12 Fibre-optic computer (0.8 MW), 2xTL-12 Standard computer (0.4 MW)
Commo: Laser (1 hex; 0.08 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 160 km/h NOE
Sensors: AEMS (1 hex; 11 MW)
ECM/ECCM: EM Masking (4.9 MW)
Controls: No bridge, 6 normal workstations


Offensive 2xLBM-296-10-0 (8.22 MW; 1 crew)
Defensive: Sand Turret (1 MW; 1 crew)
Master Fire Directors: None


Life Support: Extended (0.5866 MW)
Grav Compensation: 3Gs (14.665 MW)
Crew: 10 (2xManeuver, 0xElectronics, 3xEngineer, 3xGunnery, 1xMaintenance, 1xCommand)
Crew Accommodations: 6xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW)
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities: Electronics Shop (0.6 MW), Machine Shop (1 MW)
Cargo: 28 m3 1 Small Cargo Hatches 30 missiles in magazine
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 1x250-ton SL grapple
Air Locks: 3


Total Fuel Tankage: 1927.25 m3 (137.7 tons)
Fuel scoops (10% of ship surface), fills tanks in 0.98 hours
Fuel purification machinery (3.15MW), 22.03 hours to refine 1927.25 m3.
0.5 MW power surplus

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