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FN-CL-IXa Light Cruiser

design by TravlerTNE

This is one of the largest ships currently commissioned by the Hive Federation that leaves Federation Space. The Large CRs and the few BBs are used for defense of the central areas of the Federation against vampires and hostile incursions. Displacing almost 40,000 tons of liquid hydrogen, the Hivers have not given a formal name to the design, which is a post collapse design. The precollapse ship which filled the role was heavily automated and were easy prey for Virus infection. This ship is usually one of the central ships in convoys sent to the Reformation Coalition (though they do not enter Coalition Space themselves. All ships larger than the Hiver Tender (5000dt) have standing orders during convoys to wait for the return trip at the so called Stepping Stone Worlds), usually singly, but sometimes in twos or threes. 20 Ithklur Marines act as ships troops and 2 Federation Dignitaries can be accomidated.

Power requirements necessitate the shutdown of the CG Lifters to power the NPAW at its full ROF, otherwise only a ROF of 10 is possible. Each Light Cruiser typically carries two modified F'naah Class Heavy Fighters, unofficially designated Lu*ern Fighters. They carry a ROF 200 600Mj non-Grav-focused Xray Laser lance and act as a point defense/missle attack platform for the cruiser. Precollapse Federation capital ships used an unmanned, automated platform, but that proved especially Virus prone and was replaced by a makeshift modification of Ithklur Fighter.

FN-CL-IXa Light Cruiser

General Data

Displacement: 39000/39200 tons Hull Armor: 510
Length: 144.76 meters Volume: 546000/548800 m3
Price: 21574.4 MCr Target Size: L
Configuration: SL Cylinder Tech Level: 14
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 363525.4 / 3461238.5 with external systems, 360525.4 / 343138.5 without external systems

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 90881.7 MW Fusion Power Plant, 1 year duration (10751 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: 3
Jump Fuel: 109760 m3
G-Rating: 5G HEPlaR (18175.34 MW/G), High-Efficiency CG Lifter (3900 MW)
G-Turns: 51 (J2: 67.1; J1: 83.2; 99.3 using all jump fuel), 2272 m3 fuel each
Maint: 10780


Computer: 3xTL-14 Fibre-optic computer (1 MW)
Commo: 2xLaser (Unlimited; 0.3 MW), 9xMaser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW), 2xRadio (Unlimited; 20MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 180 km/h NOE
Sensors: 2xAEMS (16 hex; 25 MW), PEMS Folding array (8 hex; 0.3 MW), 12xLadar (10 hex;2.5 MW), Densitometer (0.5 MW), Neutrino Sensor (0.01 MW), Neural Activity Sensor (0.025km;0.005 MW)
ECM/ECCM: Radio Jammer (10 hex; 20 MW), EMS Jammer (16 hex;50 MW), EM Masking (546 MW), 10 Decoy Launchers w/ 1000 AEMS, 1000 PEMS, and 1000 LADAR decoys each.
Controls: Bridge with 268 bridge workstations, 895 normal workstations, 2 Fire control centers w/ 24 MFDs (11 Missle capable) each.Standard Automation


Offensive TL-14 30,000 Mj Spinal Meson Gun (8333.333 MW;109 Crew) ROF 100(-2 Diff mod)
1x 12,000 Mj Parallel NPAW (ROF 100) (3333.333 MW full ROF; 3 Crew)
60 x 144Mj Xray laser turrets (ROF 200) (80 MW; No crew)
3x 50dt Missle Bays (each w/5 autoloaded launchers; 165 total ready missles; 0.15 MW; 1 crew)
Defensive: Meson Screen Generator (PV=700; 400 MW; 1 Crew), 60x Sandcaster (1 MW; 1 crew)
Master Fire Directors: 26xTL-14 Beam(5 Diff Mods; 10 hex; 1.62 MW; 1 crew), 22xTL-14 Missle (5 Diff Mods;10 hex; Msl 10 hex; 1.77 MW; 1 crew)

Name Short Medium Long Extreme
30k Mj Meson Gun 6:866 12:408 24:210 48:105
12k Mj NPAW 10:547 20:547 40:547 80:547
144Mj Xray Laser 10:1/10-30 20:1/10-30 40:1/10-30 80:1/10-30


Life Support: Extended (302828 m3 supported volume; 60.566 MW)
Grav Compensation: 5Gs (1514.14 mW)
Crew: 1524 (2xManeuver, 7xElectronics, 895xEngineer, 224xGunnery, 101xMaintenance, 20xShip's Troops, 10xFlight, 32xSteward, 12xMedic, 211xCommand)
Crew Accommodations: 861xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW)
Passenger Accomadation: 2xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW)
Other Facilities: 2xElectronics Shop (0.6 MW), 2xMachine Shop (1 MW), 6xSick Bay (0.8 MW)
Cargo: 840 m3 2 Large Cargo Hatches. 48 missles in magazine
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 1x50-ton minimal hangar, 4x50-ton SL grapple
Air Locks: 390


Total Fuel Tankage: 236385.2 m3 (16884.7 tons)
Fuel scoops (9% of ship surface), fills tanks in 1.2 hours
Fuel purification machinery (250MW), 28.4 hours to refine 23685.2 m3.
1.7 MW power surplus

Damage Tables

Surface Hits			Internal Explosion		Systems
Air Locks	0.4	Elec	1.1		AEMS-2x2h	LS-695H
Antenna		2.4	Hold	0.1		AG-61H		LSR-None
Cargo hatch	0	Fuel	8.7		AL-390x1h	MD-91H
EMM Rad		2.9	Qtrs	1.4		ELS-348H	MFD-48x3h
Launch ports	0.3	Eng	2.4		EMM-55H		MS-60H
Screens		2.2	Weap	2.2		EMM Rad-546h	ND-None
Total		8.2	Total	15.9		FPP-250H	PEMS-1h
						FT-2363H	PEMS Ant-4H
Other Surface Locations				HULL-262H	PP-671H
Man drive	4.9				JD-549H		SSR-878x2h
Jump drive	4				LBth-None	MX-381H
Weapons		1						PX-58H
Total		9.9							

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