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Annihilation Class Close Escort

design by Dave Nelson

In 1014 the Solomani navy begain its' Close escort high mobility program (CEHM). The CEHM program called for a ship to be able to make at least 2 jump of at least jump 4 without refueling and still have 40g of maneuvering left when completing these jumps. OF the six ship entered in the competion the eventual winner was the Annihilation Class close Escort.

Filling the requirment of the CEHM project plus Mcgirk's Aero-space promise to "Crank 'em out" was enoguth to win the competion. For the next several years McGirk Aerospace, and many other companies cranked out large number of the Annihilation Class. This high volume production ended when the Solomani navy took the Annihilaiton out of front-line service and placed most of them into reserve fleets and secondary roles.

The Solomani navy regarede the Annihilatiuon as something of mixed blessing The Annihilation had an enormous amount of mobility and maneuver fuel, but only average fire power. This lack of fire power and sparse hull armor was a handicap for the Annihilation when fighting first line Imperaial forces. Also duty on this ship was less then desirable. The Annihilation is a tight design, the crew quarters are crammed in under the engineering section, and only a long thin tube connects the bridge to the rest of the ship. Furthermore the Annihilation requires a large amount of maintenance, This meant long hours for the ships crew.

Annihilation Close Escort

General Data

Displacement: 400 tons Hull Armor: 40
Length: 44 meters Volume: 5,600 m3
Price: 6,600.82 MCr Target Size: S
Configuration: SL Cylinder Tech Level: 13
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 3,759.8t / 3,287.93t

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 858MW fusion powerplant; 107.25MW per hit, 1 month duration
Jump Performance: 4 (350 m^3 of fuel per parsec)
Total Fuel: 3,807.5 m^3 (271.9 tons) m3
G-Rating: 4G (200MW per G); contra-grav
G-Turns: 40 (96 using first 4 parsec jump, 152 using all the jump fuel); 25m^3 each
Maint: 491


Computer: 1x TL-13 Fb (0.9MW); 1x TL-13 St (0.45MW)
Commo: 1x 1000AU maser (inf.; 0.6MW); 1x 300,000km radio (10 hexes; 10MW)
Avionics: TL-10+
Sensors: 1x 180,000km PEMS folding array (6 hexes; 0.25MW); 1x 120,000km PEMS Fixed array (4 hexes; 0.15MW); 1x 240,000km AEMS (8 hexes; 0.24 MW); 1x 300,000km LADAR (10 hexes; 5.6MW)
ECM/ECCM: EM Masking (5.6 MW)
Controls:Bridge with 7 work stations; 8 normal workstations.


Offensive 4x TL-13 106Mj Laser Turret (loc: 2x 5; arcs: 1, 2, 3; locs: 2x 6, arcs: 2, 3, 4; 1.45MW ea; 1 crew ea)
Defensive: None
Master Fire Directors: : 2x TL-13 MFD (10 hexes; 4 Diff Mods; 0.71MW ea; 1 crew ea)

106 Mj Laser Turret10:1/8-26 20:1/6-20 40:1/3-10 80:1/2-5


Life Support: Extended (0.36MW)
Grav Compensation: 4Gs (9MW)
Crew: 21 (2x Maneuver; 1x Electronics; 8x Engineering; 1x Maintenance; 6x Gunnery, 3x Command)
Crew Accommodations: 1x Small Stateroom (single occupancy; 0.005MW); 1x Small Stateroom (double occupancy; 0.005MW); 4x Small Staterooms (multiple occupancy; 0.005MW)
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities:
Cargo: 14 m3 1 Small Hatches.
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: None
Air Locks: 4


Fuel Purification:1,400 m^3 in 6 hours (7MW)

Damage Tables


                   Area Surface Hit Internal Explosion
                   1-4  1-18 Ant    1-8 Elec; 9-20 Hold
                   5-6  -           1-6 LT; 7-20 Hold
                   7-16 -           Hold
                  17-18 -           1-15 Eng; 16-20 Qtrs
                  19-20 1-4 EMMR    Eng
                              Damage Values

                     PEMS Ant 1H
                                EMM 1H
                                       MFD (1h)
                                                JD 8H
                     MD 1H
                                CG 1H
                                       PP 8H
                                                LT 1H
                     LS 5H
                                ELS 3H
                                       Others (1h)

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