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Luminous Sloop

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The Fiery class Sloop (formerly Close Escort) was one of my favorite MT designs. Unfortunately the advancement of the Regency's tech level would have left the ship outmoded compared to newer ships coming off of the assembly line. But given the ships popularity, an upgrade of the design seems logical, if not inescapable. The Luminous design was one of the Regency's first TL-16 efforts. First produced at Vincennes in 1162 as part of a pilot program for developing experience in TL-16 systems, it did not reach full production until 1176. The ship is vastly improved over its sire, longer ranged, faster, and more heavily armed and armored. Members of the class are named after light or radiance (examples: Radiant, Scintilla etc.).

Luminous Sloop

General Data

Displacement: 400 tons Hull Armor:
Length: 55 meters Volume: 5600 m3
Price: 304.272 MCr Target Size: S
Configuration: AF Wedge Tech Level: 16
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 4217.68 / 3541.2

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 1284 MW TL-16 Fusion (642 MW/Hit) 1 year duration.
Jump Performance: 5
Jump Fuel: 1680 m3 336 m3 per parsec
G-Rating: 5 (200 MW/G) CG Lifters (40 MW)
G-Turns: 56 (25 m3 per G-turn) 67.2 with J-4 reserve, 78.4 with J-3 reserve, 89.6 with J-2 reserve.
Maint: 108


Computer: 3 TL-16 Fb computers (1.2 MW each)
Commo: 2 1000 AU maser (0.6 mw each), 1000 AU Radio (20 MW)
Avionics: TL-10+ Flight
Sensors: AEMS 360,000 km (Range: 12, 11 MW) PEMS 210,000 km folding array (Range: 7, 0.2 MW).
Controls: Bridge with 8, plus 6 others.


Offensive 3 TL-16 510 MJ remote Laser Barbettes (loc: 11,12,13; arcs: 1,2,3, 14.2 MW each)
1 remote Missle Turret (loc: 1, 0.11 MW, 2 ready missles)
Defensive: Decoy Dispensors with 400 each of anti- laser, anti-radar and anti-infrared decoys. (-1 diff mods for same TL sensors, all other -2 diff mods.)
Master Fire Directors: 4 TL-15 MFDs (Range: 10, 0.06 MW, -6 Diff Mods)

Name Short Medium Long Extreme
510MJ LB10:1/18-55 20:1/18-55 40:1/18-55 80:1/18-55


Life Support: Extended (1.12 MW)
Grav Compensation: 7Gs (28 MW)
Crew: 18 (2 Manuever, 1 Electronic, 2 Gunnery, 1 Maintenance, 3 Small Craft, 3 Command.)
Crew Accommodations: 5 small staterooms (single occupancy), 6 small staterooms (double occupancy), 1 Emergency Low Berth
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities: Fuel Processing Plant (13.2 hrs)
Cargo: 57.7 m3 2 Small Cargo Hatches
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 20 ton armed gig in a docking ring. One Launch Port.
Air Locks: 4

Damage Tables

Location:      External:      Internal
1              Ant            1-3:MT, 4-8:Elec,
2-5            1:Ant 2:AL     1-5:Elec, 6-10:Qtrs
4-5                           1-5 Elec, 6-10:Qtrs
6-9                           1-10:Qtrs, 11-20:Hold
10             LP             Hold
11                            1-6:LB. 7-20:Hold
12-13          AL             1-6:LB, 7-20: Hold
14-15          CH             1-10:Eng, 11-20:Hold
16-19          Decoy          1-10:Eng, 11-20:Hold
20             EMMR           1-10:Eng, 11-20:Hold

System Damage Table:

   JD: 10H   SR: 2h
   PP: 2H    AG: 1H
   MD: 1H   EMM: 1H
   CG: 1H  EMMR: (5h)
  FPP: 3H    LB: 2H
   LS: 11H   MT: 1H
  ELS: 5H   MFD: 2h

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