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Commonwealth PDCs and New Ship Designs (13)
« on: August 05, 2007, 02:11:09 PM »
As a result of the PDC changes, I have added some PDCs to the Commonwealth plus some new ship designs which they have started building.

The Dreadnought and Hood class PDC comprise the primary ground defences of the Commonwealth. Three Dreadnoughts are based on Earth where their size 12 missile launchers can launch Vengeance ICBMs at Manchurian or US targets or Ballista Anti-ship missiles at orbiting spacecraft. A secondary battery of smaller fast-fring size 4 launchers can launch almost one hundred missiles a minute. The Hood PDC is used on both Leonidas and Corinth-II where the priority is defending against hostile spacecraft and the slower-firing size 12 launchers are unnecessary.
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Dreadnought class Planetary Defence Centre    41350 tons     3210 Crew     6465 BP      Signature 165-0
Armour 9     Sensors 9/6     Damage Control 0-0
Troop Capacity 4 Divisions    Magazine 6000    

PDC Missile Launcher S12/45 (12)    Missile Size 12    Rate of Fire 45
PDC Missile Launcher S4/15 (24)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 15
R1200 Missile Fire Control (3)    Range: 1200k km
Sabre Anti-Ship Missile (300)  Speed: 18,000 km/s   Endurance: 44 secs    Range: 792k km   Warhead: 3    Size: 4
Gladius Fast Anti-Ship Missile (100)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   Endurance: 16 secs    Range: 384k km   Warhead: 3    Size: 4
Longsword Anti-Fighter Missile (122)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   Endurance: 16 secs    Range: 384k km   Warhead: 1    Size: 4
Vengeance ICBM (120)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   Endurance: 1 secs    Range: 24k km   Warhead: 12    Size: 12
Ballista Anti-Ship Missile (134)  Speed: 20,000 km/s   Endurance: 40 secs    Range: 800k km   Warhead: 6    Size: 12
Arrow Anti-Fighter Missile (72)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   Endurance: 33 secs    Range: 792k km   Warhead: 1    Size: 12

High Resolution Thermal Sensor HRT3-9 (1)     Strength 9     Detect Signature 100: 9m km
Gravitational Pulse Sensor GP3-6 (1)     Strength 6     Detect Size 100: 6m km

ECCM-2 (2)
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Hood class Planetary Defence Centre    28050 tons     1685 Crew     4035 BP      Signature 112-0
Armour 8     Sensors 9/6     Damage Control 0-0
Troop Capacity 4 Divisions    Magazine 5000    

PDC Missile Launcher S4/15 (25)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 15
R1200 Missile Fire Control (2)    Range: 1200k km
Sabre Anti-Ship Missile (500)  Speed: 18,000 km/s   Endurance: 44 secs    Range: 792k km   Warhead: 3    Size: 4
Gladius Fast Anti-Ship Missile (250)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   Endurance: 16 secs    Range: 384k km   Warhead: 3    Size: 4
Katana Heavy Anti-Ship Missile (125)  Speed: 12,000 km/s   Endurance: 33 secs    Range: 396k km   Warhead: 5    Size: 4
Longsword Anti-Fighter Missile (250)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   Endurance: 16 secs    Range: 384k km   Warhead: 1    Size: 4
Dagger Point Defence Missile (250)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   Endurance: 33 secs    Range: 792k km   Warhead: 1    Size: 2

High Resolution Thermal Sensor HRT3-9 (1)     Strength 9     Detect Signature 100: 9m km
Gravitational Pulse Sensor GP3-6 (1)     Strength 6     Detect Size 100: 6m km

ECCM-2 (2)  
The Sir Galahad Assault transport is designed to deliver ground troops to a planetary surface while under fire from ground based defences. It has very strong shields and as it will likely be escorted by Agincourt class destroyer escorts during the assault run, it is fast enough to match the Agincourts' top speed.
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Sir Galahad class Assault Transport    10000 tons     713 Crew     1172 BP      Signature 200-840
4200 km/s     Armour 1     Shields 54-225     Sensors 1/0/0/0     Damage Control 0-0
Troop Capacity 3 Divisions    Replacement Parts 10    

Ion Engine (14)    Power 60    Engine Efficiency 0.70    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 150,000 Litres    Range 92.6 billion km   (255 days at full power)
Beta R225/11 Shields (36)   Total Fuel Cost  378 Litres per day

ECM 20
The Iron Duke Troop Transport is less expensive than the Sir Galahad and has a 67% greater carrrying capacity. However, it is completely unprotected and would not be able to land troops on a world with active anti-ship defences. Its main task will be to move troops around the Commonwealth or to carry a spacegoing reserve that could be loaded on to Sir Galahad Transports after they make their initial assault drops.
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Iron Duke class Troop Transport    9600 tons     625 Crew     950 BP      Signature 192-720
3750 km/s     Armour 1     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/0/0/0     Damage Control 0-0
Troop Capacity 5 Divisions    Replacement Parts 10    

Ion Engine (12)    Power 60    Engine Efficiency 0.70    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 200,000 Litres    Range 128.6 billion km   (396 days at full power)
As PDCs often require missiles that cannot be produced locally, the role of the Flower class Collier will be to carry munitions between Commonwealth colonies as well as providing an ordnance reserve for a battle fleet as required.
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Flower class Collier    6450 tons     625 Crew     1133 BP      Signature 129-480
3720 km/s     Armour 1     Shields 0-0     Sensors 9/0/0/0     Damage Control 0-0
Magazine 4000    Replacement Parts 10    

Ion Engine (8)    Power 60    Engine Efficiency 0.70    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 150,000 Litres    Range 143.5 billion km   (446 days at full power)

High Resolution Thermal Sensor HRT3-9 (1)     Strength 9     Detect Signature 100: 9m km


Steve
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