Hood class Heavy Cruiser
|Hood class Heavy Cruiser|
|Type: CA Heavy Cruiser|
|Cost||MCr64,476.05 in quantity 51,580.84|
|Crew||556 with 75 marines|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
Envisioned as a low cost jump 5, long range strike cruiser; it was reclassified as a heavy cruiser for political reasons. It carries the heaviest possible meson spinal mounted gun available at TL–14. It has enough missile batteries to qualify as a missile cruiser. The maneuver drives were gutted as unnecessary, and as a result it can only manage 1 G acceleration. The room allowed heavy armor plating to be retrofitted to the prototype while still in space dock. A pair of repulsor bays were then added, and a single battery of beam lasers, particle accelerators, fusion guns, and triple sand casters round out the weapon systems. It can carry a pair of cutters and three small marine platoons. It carries extra screens and a back up model 8fib computer, in case of battle damage.
During the new era a few of these fell under vampire control and were observed operating in the Loki (SR 2228) (world) system.
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