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Terran Federation - Part Four
« on: January 18, 2012, 03:28:11 PM »
The Phony War (2028-2032)
Faced with multiple highly advanced warships the Federal Council announced a crash program of military expansion.  The rapid withdrawal of naval forces from Alpha Centauri, plus the initial deployment of the entire space-bound military capability beyond Sol, had highlighted the lack of fixed defences for Earth and the Martian Colony.  Therefore the Castle-Class Planetary Defence Centre was designed with 2 intended for Earth and a third for Mars.

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Castle class Planetary Defence Centre    12,500 tons     1124 Crew     2431.4 BP      TCS 250  TH 0  EM 0
Armour 10-47     Sensors 1/693     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 70
Magazine 1051   

PDC S5-R20 Missile Launcher (10)    Missile Size 5    Rate of Fire 20
PDC S1-R5 Missile Launcher (20)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 5
Missile Fire Control FC103-R100 (1)     Range 104.0m km    Resolution 100
AMM Fire Control FC13-R1 (2)     Range 13.2m km    Resolution 1
AMM-N1-Sentinel Anti-missile Missile (551)  Speed: 33,000 km/s   End: 0.7m    Range: 1.4m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 209 / 125 / 62
ASM-N5-Starburst Anti-ship Missile (100)  Speed: 25,800 km/s   End: 32m    Range: 49.5m km   WH: 5    Size: 5    TH: 129 / 77 / 38

Missile Search Sensor MR18-R1 (1)     GPS 315     Range 18.9m km    Resolution 1
Large Area Search Sensor MR509-R150 (1)     GPS 103950     Range 509.2m km    Resolution 150

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s
This design is classed as a Planetary Defence Centre and can be pre-fabricated in 5 sections

In addition a further destroyer squadron was laid down, bringing the total to 4 - in the future the destroyer groups would be based around jump-capable formations of 6 ships with 4 DDG’s and 2 DDL’s.  However the Fleets review of the 1st Alpha Centauri campaign had determined that the Resolution- and Resolve-Class Destroyers were no longer fit for front line duty, and recommended the development and deployment of a series of heavier warships.  The first to be designed was the Nelson-Class Cruiser weighing in at some 5000tons larger than the preceding destroyer designs.  The Nelson-Class was intended to serve as the heart of any future offensive task groups, capable of firing 21 volleys of 6 size 5 missiles.  However there is no provision for any active defensive measures, unlike the smaller DDG’s, and so the Tribal-Class Area Defence Cruiser was born.  Smaller at only 10000tons the Tribal mounted no offensive weaponry, instead devoting its entire hull space to 20 size 1 missile launchers linked to 4 separate fire controls and magazine space for 615 anti-missile missiles.  Tribal-Class ADC’s and Nelson-Class CA’s must therefore always operate in groups to maximise their effectiveness.  Finally a third, faster warship was laid down – the Hood-Class Light Cruiser.  Weighing the same as the Tribal-Class ADC’s the Hood was unique for the Fleet in carrying no missiles.  Instead the ships armament was comprised entirely of 10cm lasers, capable of firing once every 10 seconds at targets up to 90000km away.  The Hood was designed with two main objectives in mind – firstly to provide a powerful point blank defence capable of targeting both incoming missiles and warships, especially in the setting of a jump point defence.  In addition the Hood was fastest class of vessel ever commissioned, exceeding the maximum speed of any other warship by 1200kps.  It was hoped that this secondary ability would allow the Hood to redeploy swiftly and even act as a commerce raider should the need arise.  Construction of the new warships began in early-2028 with the laying down of the first of 2 Nelson-Class Cruisers at NavYard Alpha.

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Nelson class Cruiser    12,500 tons     1098 Crew     1855.44 BP      TCS 250  TH 900  EM 0
3600 km/s     Armour 7-47     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 46
Maint Life 1.72 Years     MSP 1093    AFR 1250%    IFR 17.4%    1YR 447    5YR 6712    Max Repair 168 MSP
Magazine 630   

MilSpec Ion Engine E8 (15)    Power 60    Fuel Use 80%    Signature 60    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 300,000 Litres    Range 54.0 billion km   (173 days at full power)

15cm C2 Near Ultraviolet Laser (4)    Range 180,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 6-2     RM 3    ROF 15        6 6 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 1
Fire Control S08 96-8000 (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 8000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Pebble Bed Reactor Technology PB-1 (8)     Total Power Output 24    Armour 0    Exp 5%

S5-R40 Missile Launcher (6)    Missile Size 5    Rate of Fire 40
Missile Fire Control FC103-R100 (1)     Range 104.0m km    Resolution 100
ASM-N5-Starburst Anti-ship Missile (126)  Speed: 25,800 km/s   End: 32m    Range: 49.5m km   WH: 5    Size: 5    TH: 129 / 77 / 38

Active Search Sensor MR100-R100 (1)     GPS 16800     Range 100.8m km    Resolution 100

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s
This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Tribal class Area Defence Cruiser    10,000 tons     810 Crew     1798.96 BP      TCS 200  TH 720  EM 0
3600 km/s     Armour 5-41     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 20
Maint Life 2.4 Years     MSP 1337    AFR 266%    IFR 3.7%    1YR 317    5YR 4758    Max Repair 315 MSP
Magazine 615   

MilSpec Ion Engine E8 (12)    Power 60    Fuel Use 80%    Signature 60    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 350,000 Litres    Range 78.8 billion km   (253 days at full power)

S1-R10 Missile Launcher (20)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
AMM Fire Control FC13-R1 (4)     Range 13.2m km    Resolution 1
AMM-N1-Sentinel Anti-missile Missile (615)  Speed: 33,000 km/s   End: 0.7m    Range: 1.4m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 209 / 125 / 62

Missile Search Sensor MR18-R1 (1)     GPS 315     Range 18.9m km    Resolution 1
Active Search Sensor MR50-R100 (1)     GPS 8400     Range 50.4m km    Resolution 100

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Hood class Light Cruiser    10,000 tons     925 Crew     1668.6 BP      TCS 200  TH 960  EM 0
4800 km/s     Armour 4-41     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 44.16
Maint Life 2.16 Years     MSP 417    AFR 200%    IFR 2.8%    1YR 120    5YR 1797    Max Repair 315 MSP

MilSpec Ion Engine E8 (16)    Power 60    Fuel Use 80%    Signature 60    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 250,000 Litres    Range 56.3 billion km   (135 days at full power)

Single 10cm C2 Near Ultraviolet Laser Turret (8x1)    Range 90,000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 3-2     RM 3    ROF 10        3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
Fire Control S09 72-12000 (2)    Max Range: 144,000 km   TS: 12000 km/s     93 86 79 72 65 58 51 44 37 31
Pebble Bed Reactor Technology PB-1 (8)     Total Power Output 24    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Missile Search Sensor MR18-R1 (1)     GPS 315     Range 18.9m km    Resolution 1
This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

In addition to the above expansion of the fleet it was decided the existing FAC groups would be expanded and given a more autonomous role.  Currently the Vanguard-Class lacked a primary search sensor as it was intended to operate with the existing destroyer groups.  Now a new class of FAC was designed to enable to the FAC groups to find its own targets, the Vanguard S-Class FAC.  Equipped with an MR50-R100 Active Search Sensor the Vanguard S gave independent FAC groups the same targeting capabilities as the current destroyer groups.  To further support extended FAC operations Fleet Command intended to lay down at least 1 Audacity-Class Escort Carrier, capable of carrying 6 FAC’s at a time.  Once a sufficiently sized jump-cruiser had been designed this would allow Audacity-class to operate in conjunction with the Nelson-Class Cruisers

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Vanguard S class Fast Attack Craft    1,000 tons     70 Crew     208 BP      TCS 20  TH 120  EM 0
6000 km/s     Armour 2-8     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 3
Maint Life 9.68 Years     MSP 130    AFR 8%    IFR 0.1%    1YR 3    5YR 38    Max Repair 84 MSP
Magazine 20   

FAC Ion Engine E80 (1)    Power 120    Fuel Use 800%    Signature 120    Armour 0    Exp 15%
Fuel Capacity 50,000 Litres    Range 11.3 billion km   (21 days at full power)

Size 5 Box Launcher (4)    Missile Size 5    Hangar Reload 37.5 minutes    MF Reload 6.2 hours
Missile Fire Control FC52-R100 (1)     Range 52.9m km    Resolution 100
ASM-N5-Starburst Anti-ship Missile (4)  Speed: 25,800 km/s   End: 32m    Range: 49.5m km   WH: 5    Size: 5    TH: 129 / 77 / 38

Active Search Sensor MR50-R100 (1)     GPS 8400     Range 50.4m km    Resolution 100

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s
This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Audacity class Escort Carrier    12,500 tons     538 Crew     1403.08 BP      TCS 250  TH 600  EM 0
2400 km/s     Armour 2-47     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 2     PPV 0
Maint Life 3.14 Years     MSP 1140    AFR 625%    IFR 8.7%    1YR 174    5YR 2612    Max Repair 30 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 6000 tons     Magazine 582   

MilSpec Ion Engine E8 (10)    Power 60    Fuel Use 80%    Signature 60    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 550,000 Litres    Range 99.0 billion km   (477 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

Meanwhile the Federal Council raised the moratorium on further exploration – now that the entire fleet was back in Sol they felt that adequate protection could be ensured for both the science vessels and Sol.  Geological surveying of Barnards Star and Epsilon Eridani showed useful quantities of nearly all minerals, though neither system proved to have any further jump points.  Conversely FL Virginis proved to have almost no minerals in any useful quantities yet had 3  jump points - exploration of these jump points proved to lead to the systems of Ross 154, Gliese 563. 2 and GJ 1156, with both Ross 154 and GJ 1156 containing terraformable plane in the 1. 9 grade.  The four science ships currently in service are split into groups of two, with the First Survey Group scouting Ross 154 and the Second Survey Group scouting GJ 1156.

In February 2028 research is completed into Composite Armour.  All existing designs are updated and upgrades for the existing destroyers are planned, though currently all shipyards are fully occupied.  However the full utilisation of all of Earths industry is proving a serious drain upon the Terran Federations wealth.  Currently the economy is operating at deficit of over 500 credits per annum and government reserves have already dropped below the 30’000 credit mark for the first time.  Either expansion and production will have to be cut back or diverted to producing further financial centres and expanding the civilian economy.  All research is currently focused upon developing improved jump engine technology before designing a new jump cruiser to escort the Audacious- and Nelson-Classes.

In 2029 through to 2030 the Fleets main shipping elements, 8 Alpha-Class Freighters and 1 Beta-Class Jump Freighter, began shipping industry to Earth’s first extrasolar colonies.  The 2. 59 colony world in Barnards Star was chosen for the first expansion with the deployment of 41st Garrison Battalion and 2 Deep Space Tracking Stations before the arrival of mining and environmental infrastructure.  In Epsilon Eridani several planets contained highly accessible deposits of most of the Trans-Newtonian elements required for space flight, and over 2031 mass drivers and automated mining equipment were deployed.  Epsilon Eridani A-VI was selected to act as a planetary depot for mineral delivery via mass drivers, from where freighters could periodically collect.  3 DSTS were also deployed to provide sensor coverage of the inner system, guarded by the 40th Garrison Battalion.

*Beginning of actual log events*

29th September 2032
The first two Resolution Mod1-Class DDG are built by NavYard Beta.  This brings the total number of destroyers in service to 12, though the other 10 need refitting to the current standard incorporating Composite Armour.  The Mod1 upgrades used the space saved to add an extra layer of armour to each design.

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Resolution Mod1  class Destroyer    7,500 tons     551 Crew     1359.54 BP      TCS 150  TH 540  EM 0
3600 km/s     Armour 4-34     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 40
Maint Life 3.43 Years     MSP 453    AFR 112%    IFR 1.6%    1YR 59    5YR 879    Max Repair 315 MSP
Magazine 310   

MilSpec Ion Engine E8 (9)    Power 60    Fuel Use 80%    Signature 60    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 200,000 Litres    Range 60.0 billion km   (192 days at full power)

S1-R10 Missile Launcher (10)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Size 5 Box Launcher (40)    Missile Size 5    Hangar Reload 37.5 minutes    MF Reload 6.2 hours
AMM Fire Control FC13-R1 (2)     Range 13.2m km    Resolution 1
Missile Fire Control FC52-R100 (1)     Range 52.9m km    Resolution 100
AMM-N1-Sentinel Anti-missile Missile (110)  Speed: 33,000 km/s   End: 0.7m    Range: 1.4m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 209 / 125 / 62
ASM-N5-Starburst Anti-ship Missile (40)  Speed: 25,800 km/s   End: 32m    Range: 49.5m km   WH: 5    Size: 5    TH: 129 / 77 / 38

Missile Search Sensor MR18-R1 (1)     GPS 315     Range 18.9m km    Resolution 1
Active Search Sensor MR50-R100 (1)     GPS 8400     Range 50.4m km    Resolution 100

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
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Resolve Mod1 class Destroyer Leader    7,500 tons     711 Crew     1450.54 BP      TCS 150  TH 540  EM 0
3600 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 4-34     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 10
Maint Life 3.68 Years     MSP 725    AFR 75%    IFR 1%    1YR 83    5YR 1248    Max Repair 315 MSP
Magazine 110   

J7500(3-50) Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 7500 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
MilSpec Ion Engine E8 (9)    Power 60    Fuel Use 80%    Signature 60    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 200,000 Litres    Range 60.0 billion km   (192 days at full power)

S1-R10 Missile Launcher (10)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
AMM Fire Control FC13-R1 (1)     Range 13.2m km    Resolution 1
AMM-N1-Sentinel Anti-missile Missile (110)  Speed: 33,000 km/s   End: 0.7m    Range: 1.4m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 209 / 125 / 62

Missile Search Sensor MR18-R1 (1)     GPS 315     Range 18.9m km    Resolution 1
Active Search Sensor MR100-R100 (1)     GPS 16800     Range 100.8m km    Resolution 100

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

29th October 2032
First Survey Group completes the gravitational survey of Ross 154.  The system is found to contain only one jump point leading to Sol.  The 2 Enterprise-Class Science Vessels will now carry out a geological survey of the primary 8 planets and their moons.