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Offline Borealis4x (OP)

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40,000 RP Designs
« on: July 17, 2021, 10:53:34 AM »
Introduction
I've been experimenting making theoretical designs with all tech less than or equal to 40,000RP researched except engine size, which is maxed out.

I try to get all ships to have an endurance lasting 6 months and 50 billion km, but try to get their Maint Life up to a year to account for repairs from battle damage. Ships with hangars are gonna have some more fuel for their air group.

All major ships (10,000 tons and up) are armed with at least 1 beam weapon regardless of role. This is because I don't want my 'stand off' ships to be completely defenseless in the event of an enemy closing into close range.

I know some designs would benefit from taking advantage of Single Weapon Fire Controls added in 1.13, but I forgot to update and did all this in 1.12 before realizing my mistake. Rest assured I'll take full advantage of them in 1.14.

Fleet Carrier
The first and most important design is my fleet carrier, which actually lives up to its name as its designed to carry its own fleet. Originally I was going to use it as a traditional carrier, but after seeing I could stuff 400 torpedo bombers I thought it might be more efficient to use FACs instead. Maybe even ships up to 3,000 tons as those are the size I make my corvettes already.

It has double the maintenance and range simply due to all the reserve fuel for the air wing.

AMM system might be a bit extra, but I had the space so why not? These ships represent a significant investment and I had the room, so might as well give them the best possible defense. And its cool.

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CV-1 class Carrier      300,000 tons       5,954 Crew       48,613.2 BP       TCS 6,000    TH 40,000    EM 0
6666 km/s      Armour 8-399       Shields 0-0       HTK 1241      Sensors 18/18/0/0      DCR 350      PPV 163.8
Maint Life 1.03 Years     MSP 36,408    AFR 2250%    IFR 31.2%    1YR 34,475    5YR 517,130    Max Repair 5000.00 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 100,000 tons     Magazine 11,328   
Line Captain    Control Rating 6   BRG   AUX   ENG   CIC   FLG   PFC   
Intended Deployment Time: 6 months    Flight Crew Berths 2,000    Morale Check Required   

20000M 125% (4)    Power 40000.0    Fuel Use 11.05%    Signature 10000.00    Explosion 12%
Fuel Capacity 30,039,000 Litres    Range 163.1 billion km (283 days at full power)

45.0cm SMAC (1)    Range 384,000km     TS: 6,666 km/s     Power 53-6     RM 60,000 km    ROF 45       
Quad Gauss Cannon 25.00 Turret (16x20)    Range 50,000km     TS: 25000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 50,000 km    ROF 5       
Gauss PD Fire Control (4)     Max Range: 57,600 km   TS: 25,000 km/s     83 65 48 31 13 0 0 0 0 0
MAC Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 384,000 km   TS: 6,250 km/s     97 95 92 90 87 84 82 79 77 74
PO6 Reactor OC 30% (1)     Total Power Output 6    Exp 15%

Size 1 Missile Launcher (48)     Missile Size: 1    Rate of Fire 25
AMM Fire Control (4)     Range 28.7m km    Resolution 1

Large Short-Range Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 7200     Range 123.3m km    Resolution 20
Large Long-Range Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 72000     Range 265.6m km    Resolution 200
Large Mid-Range Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 36000     Range 210.8m km    Resolution 100
Large Point-Defense Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 360     Range 45.4m km    MCR 4.1m km    Resolution 1
Milspec Thermal Sensor Suite (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33.5m km
Milspec EM Sensor Suite (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33.5m km

ECCM-4 (9)         ECM 40

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes



Escort Frigate
Then we have the second most important ship in the fleet, the Escort Frigate. Designed with enough endurance to keep up with the fleet as well as provide effective point defense capabilities for its size. Don't get freaked out by the beam weapon, its a 'last resort' weapon if the Carrier Strike Force its escorting finds itself in beam range. On its own it might be unintimidating, but perhaps 4 or 5 of them will be enough to deter the enemy.

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FFE-1 class Frigate      10,000 tons       248 Crew       2,864.4 BP       TCS 200    TH 1,500    EM 0
7500 km/s      Armour 4-41       Shields 0-0       HTK 62      Sensors 18/18/0/0      DCR 32      PPV 45.6
Maint Life 1.10 Years     MSP 758    AFR 400%    IFR 5.6%    1YR 636    5YR 9,535    Max Repair 375 MSP
Magazine 392   
Line Captain    Control Rating 3   BRG   AUX   ENG   
Intended Deployment Time: 6 months    Morale Check Required   

1500M 125% (2)    Power 1500    Fuel Use 40.34%    Signature 750    Explosion 12%
Fuel Capacity 1,273,000 Litres    Range 56.8 billion km (87 days at full power)

18.0cm SMAC (1)    Range 384,000km     TS: 7,500 km/s     Power 8-6     RM 60,000 km    ROF 10       
Quad Gauss Cannon 25.00 Turret (4x20)    Range 50,000km     TS: 25000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 50,000 km    ROF 5       
Gauss PD Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 57,600 km   TS: 25,000 km/s     83 65 48 31 13 0 0 0 0 0
MAC Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 384,000 km   TS: 6,250 km/s     97 95 92 90 87 84 82 79 77 74
PO6 Reactor OC 30% (1)     Total Power Output 6    Exp 15%

Size 1 Missile Launcher (16)     Missile Size: 1    Rate of Fire 25
AMM Fire Control (2)     Range 28.7m km    Resolution 1

Medium Point-Defense Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 180     Range 32.1m km    MCR 2.9m km    Resolution 1
Milspec EM Sensor Suite (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33.5m km
Milspec Thermal Sensor Suite (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33.5m km

Compact ECCM-3 (4)         ECM 30

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

Destroyer
The fleets aggressive 'tackle'. Lives free and dies hard. Fireteams of these ships are designed to rapidly close with the enemy, get some good shots off, and then retreat before things get too hairy. Remember, speed is armor!

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DD-1 class Destroyer      30,000 tons       978 Crew       9,887.6 BP       TCS 600    TH 8,000    EM 0
13333 km/s      Armour 8-86       Shields 0-0       HTK 166      Sensors 18/18/0/0      DCR 44      PPV 153
Maint Life 0.74 Years     MSP 3,163    AFR 514%    IFR 7.1%    1YR 4,269    5YR 64,028    Max Repair 2000 MSP
Line Captain    Control Rating 4   BRG   AUX   ENG   CIC   
Intended Deployment Time: 6 months    Morale Check Required   

5000M 200% (2)    Power 8000    Fuel Use 71.55%    Signature 4000    Explosion 20%
Fuel Capacity 6,001,000 Litres    Range 50.3 billion km (43 days at full power)

45.0cm SMAC (1)    Range 384,000km     TS: 13,333 km/s     Power 53-6     RM 60,000 km    ROF 45       
Mk18 MAC (6)    Range 320,000km     TS: 13,333 km/s     Power 55-6    ROF 50       
Quad Gauss Cannon 25.00 Turret (4x20)    Range 50,000km     TS: 25000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 50,000 km    ROF 5       
Gauss PD Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 57,600 km   TS: 25,000 km/s     83 65 48 31 13 0 0 0 0 0
MAC Fire Control Mk.2 (1)     Max Range: 384,000 km   TS: 12,500 km/s     97 95 92 90 87 84 82 79 77 74
PO6 Reactor OC 30% (1)     Total Power Output 6    Exp 15%
PO12 OC 20% (3)     Total Power Output 36    Exp 10%

Small Mid-Range Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 3600     Range 66.7m km    Resolution 100
Small Point-Defense Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 36     Range 14.4m km    MCR 1.3m km    Resolution 1
Small Short-Range Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 720     Range 39m km    Resolution 20
Milspec EM Sensor Suite (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33.5m km
Milspec Thermal Sensor Suite (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33.5m km

ECCM-4 (1)         ECM 40

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

Missile Cruiser
Designed to fire very large size-12 missiles with multiple sub-ordinance to get the enemy to waste their AMMs and soften them up before sending in the bombers. Has a hangar to store some rescue shuttles and active sensor scouts as spotters. That might not be necessary considering the sensors it mounts, but size-12 missiles can go far outside your current sensor tech, so better to have than not.

Wondering if I can make a variant that can operate long range and independently; sacrificing missiles in exchange for range, PD, and perhaps a hangar bay to store its own escorts. Be a good unit to use on the frontier as a 'task force in a tube'.

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CG-1 class Missile Cruiser      100,000 tons       2,459 Crew       22,425.1 BP       TCS 2,000    TH 12,500    EM 0
6250 km/s      Armour 8-191       Shields 0-0       HTK 475      Sensors 18/18/0/0      DCR 110      PPV 459
Maint Life 1.28 Years     MSP 17,212    AFR 1000%    IFR 13.9%    1YR 11,001    5YR 165,017    Max Repair 3125 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 1,000 tons     Magazine 10,360   
Line Captain    Control Rating 5   BRG   AUX   ENG   CIC   FLG   
Intended Deployment Time: 6 months    Flight Crew Berths 20    Morale Check Required   

15000M 125% (2)    Power 12500    Fuel Use 13.98%    Signature 6250    Explosion 12%
Fuel Capacity 5,627,000 Litres    Range 72.5 billion km (134 days at full power)

45.0cm SMAC (1)    Range 384,000km     TS: 6,250 km/s     Power 53-6     RM 60,000 km    ROF 45       
Quad Gauss Cannon 25.00 Turret (8x20)    Range 50,000km     TS: 25000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 50,000 km    ROF 5       
MAC Fire Control Mk.2 (1)     Max Range: 384,000 km   TS: 12,500 km/s     97 95 92 90 87 84 82 79 77 74
Gauss PD Fire Control (2)     Max Range: 57,600 km   TS: 25,000 km/s     83 65 48 31 13 0 0 0 0 0
PO6 Reactor OC 30% (1)     Total Power Output 6    Exp 15%

Size 12 Missile Launcher (80)     Missile Size: 12    Rate of Fire 350
Large ASM Missile Fire Control (4)     Range 246.6m km    Resolution 20

Small Point-Defense Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 36     Range 14.4m km    MCR 1.3m km    Resolution 1
Large Long-Range Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 72000     Range 265.6m km    Resolution 200
Large Mid-Range Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 36000     Range 210.8m km    Resolution 100
Large Short-Range Active Sensor Suite (1)     GPS 7200     Range 123.3m km    Resolution 20
Milspec Thermal Sensor Suite (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33.5m km
Milspec EM Sensor Suite (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  33.5m km

ECCM-4 (7)         ECM 40

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
   

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Re: 40,000 RP Designs
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2021, 04:20:35 AM »
That's some scary AFR.  I'm not sure they would make it out of the system before breaking down.
 

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Re: 40,000 RP Designs
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2021, 06:14:37 AM »
That's some scary AFR.  I'm not sure they would make it out of the system before breaking down.

It will be fine. The Maint Life is the important factor. If a ship is 100,000 tons it will suffer 10x as many failures as an equivalent 10,000 ton ship. The AFR may be 10x higher but it will have 10x as many MSP to fix those failures.
 

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Re: 40,000 RP Designs
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 12:38:35 AM »
That's some scary AFR.  I'm not sure they would make it out of the system before breaking down.

Like Steve said, it can't be helped for larger ships. Stuff is always gonna break down when you have so many component, whats important is you have enough to repair it with.

I try to have double the Maint Life compared to deployment time to account for battle repairs, but sometimes I cheat.
 

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Re: 40,000 RP Designs
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 04:17:17 PM »
While larger ships tend to have bigger and more expensive components which make them more expensive to repair they also can gain more efficiency out of highly skilled engineering officers and actually become more efficient than most smaller ships.

Two ships that are built with more or less the same components then larger ships actually are less costly than several smaller ships with the same total tonnage. Large ships generally can have more space for engineering in proportion to smaller ships in conjunction to utilize highly skilled engineers.