Huy Braseal class Bombardment Cruiser
|Huy Braseal class Bombardment Cruiser|
|Type: CB Heavy Cruiser|
|Cost||MCr63,447.62 in quantity 50,758.096|
|Crew||787 including 153 Marines|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 20 Low|
Description / Specifications
This is a streamlined needle wedge vessel. Carrying very heavy armor, and good screens with back ups, and an impressive weapons load, this class sacrifices speed and agility. It is almost the size and match for some enemy battle cruisers. These attributes are not considered mission critical when you spend most of your time hanging in a stable orbit dropping ordinance from the forty nuclear weapons bays. Its nineteen assault shuttles provide recovery for the reinforced company of marines.
Late in development the prototype was being tested and only achieved 3Gs during space trials. It had factor 15 armor and other changes and options. An admiral on the review panel felt that 3Gs was not enough, if this ship was to operate in planetary gravity wells. He insisted that the drives be upgraded to 4Gs, the redesign cost quite a bit of money and delayed deployment dramatically. Armor had to be shed and certain features changed to accommodate the larger drives which require more crew to maintain and operate. The marines' drop capsules and launchers were lost, the low watch was reduced to 20 low berths, and the back up model 9 computer inexplicably lost its shielded fiber optical EMP resistant systems to make room for the larger drives. A fifty ton cargo bay is retained, often filled with marine grav vehicles.
History & Background / Dossier
They are named in honor of the fearsome space marines which come from the legendary units on Huy Braseal (world).
References & Contributors / Sources
|This article has Metadata|