KA25c Growler class Tanker
|KA25c Growler class Tanker|
|Type: RG Tanker|
|Hull Configuration||Cone Hull|
|Fuel Treatment||Scoops, Purifier|
|Fuel tank||1,775 Tons|
|Carried craft||2 10t launches|
|Universal Ship Profile||RG-C2323D2-090000-60000-0|
|Canon||Unpublished, fan design|
|Design System||High Guard|
|Reference||Fan: Ade Stewart|
Examples of the class serve with the Glorious Triumph Fleet.
The Growler class is an auxiliary tanker with 2-G and J-3 performance. It is a large, slow ship, equipped with strong sandcaster defenses and laser turrets most commonly used in a point defense role. The design is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance and enabling it to perform surface landings.
Basic Ship Characteristics
Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (...of ten subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||The KA25c Growler class Tanker is constructed using a 2,500 dTon hull built in a generally conical configuration. The hull is streamlined and has good atmospheric capability: its atmospheric handling characteristics are improved by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts a Jump-3 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a fusion Power Plant-3, giving performance of Jump-3 and 2-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 2 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for One Jump-3 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.|
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 fib computer. A backup Model/4 fib is installed in engineering.|
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for a Growler class is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull has no additional armor.
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 825 dTons.
The vessel has refuelling tankage of 950 dTons.
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel is MCr1,592.192
The price does not include the cost of the launch:
With its subcraft, a discounted Ancestor class costs MCr1,283.610
|11.||Construction Time||204 weeks as standard, 184 weeks in bulk.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 21 dTons.|
History & Background
The Growler class tanker is a common type of auxiliary used by the Korsumug Empire, typically serving as a major support vessel within a patrol force or a raiding group. Examples of the class can be encountered throughout Mavuzog Sector and Theta Borealis Sector.
Early low-jump examples of the class served on the Korsumug Main, where they saw frequent active service. A number of redesigns with more powerful drives were fielded as the Korsumug Empire began to venture to worlds further from the Main. This ultimately resulted in the KA25c variant, equipped with a Jump-3 drive, though at the expense of reduced fuel tankage compared to earlier versions.
- Growler class tankers frequently operate as support vessels for Jaibok raiding groups.
- Growler class tankers often pair with a Gravid class Carrier.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
The design is capable of independent operations and can transport incidental supplies in their small holds. The vessel is primarily equipped for defense and is rarely seen without an escort, typically a Gravid class Escort Carrier, along with its protective screen of fighters. The Growler in turn provides the carrier with refined fuel.
Physiologically, neither Jaibok nor Jansa cope well with low berths and they are not routinely fitted to Korsumug vessels. Earlier variants of the class were fitted with low berths in order to transport prisoners, a feature that has been removed as internal space issues have become more pressing.
Class Naming Practice/s:
Vessels of the Korsumug Empire are given alphanumeric designations and callsigns by other interstellar states. KA refers to Korsumug Empire–Auxiliary (a designation applied to all Korsumug support units), 25 is a multiple of hundreds of tons of displacement and also indicates at a glance the number of weapons mounts, and 'c' refers to the version of the vessel, relating to its construction tech level and bracketing its maximum jump potential. Type codes will often repeat: 'Growler' is an easy to remember name to help with rapid identification.
Individual vessels are generally named by their crews.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
6 Representative Tanker (RG) Classes
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