Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider

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Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider
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Type: BRL Heavy Battle Rider
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Battle Rider
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 45.0 Tons
Cost MCr15,333.2
in quantity MCr12,266.56
Crew 229
Enlisted 199
Officers 30
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 200
Hull [[TBD Hull]]
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-0
Maneuver 4 G
Manufacturer Petros Felix Electric Boat Werks, Inc., LLC
Marines 0
Model Model/7 fib
Origin Talokan Armed Forces
Passengers 0 High/Med 18 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 20,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
USP BRL-L8047G3-393300-980P9-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider is a warship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider is unstreamlined planetoid hulled ship of the line. The vessel is a TL-13 design. Eight of this class are carried into battle by the S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender.

These are inexpensive unstreamlined native nickle-iron asteroid hulls, lightly armored vessels designed to hit hard and fade away. They carry the most powerful spinal mounted meson gun available. Hindered by light armor, they do have redundant systems to absorb some critical hits. They lost maneuver drives and are slower as a result. A larger than normal set of fusion reactors were required to power the massive meson gun. The four heavy missile turrets are useful for dealing with intermediate targets. They are most vulnerable when launching and recovering to their tender. All fuel purification was removed as unnecessary, which means less cost and more cargo room.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull The Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider class is constructed using a 20,000 dTon hull built in an unstreamlined asteroid configuration.
  • x4 primary airlocks and x10 secondary service airlocks are located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by several large hatches with loading ramps. It has vacuum cargo transfer locks with grapples.
  • The configuration of the hull typically stays in orbit and relies on service vessels.
2. Crew x229 personnel:
  • 11 command, 50 engineering, 105 gunnery, 3 flight, 40 services, and 20 security.

Accommodations

  • There are 117 staterooms. Double occupancy accommodations are available for all.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

3. Performance The vessel mounts four Magnum Flow Reactionless 1G drives, and a Power Plant-7, giving performance of 4G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for the power plant to have 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is an efficient Model/7fib computer: with a full backup computer is installed. There are multiple holo-dynamically reconfigurable Workstations.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensors include the following. • Active IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Active Sensor) • Laser / Light Sensors (Passive Sensor) • LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) – also called LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • Prismatic (anti-laser) aerosol (countermeasure) • Magnetic Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Neutrino Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Passive IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Passive Sensor) • RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • All-weather RADAR (improved function in a variety of environmental conditions) (Active Sensor) • RADAR Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • RADAR Jammer (Active ECM) • Radiation Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Radio Detector (Communications Equipment) (Passive Sensor) • Radio Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • Radio Jammer (Active ECM) • UV Detector (ultraviolet radiation) (Passive Sensor) Gravitic Equipment • Densitometer (gravitic sensor) (Passive Sensor) Navigational Aids • Inertial Locator (navigational aid, data improvement)

5. Hardpoints x200 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out is:
  • x1 factor p spinal mounted meson gun.
  • x4 100 ton factor 9 missile bays.
  • x20 triple Beam Laser turrets, 2 factor 9 batteries.
  • x20 double fusion gun turrets, 2 factor 8 batteries.
7. Defenses Factor 3 integral hull armor, 2 x factor 3 Nuclear Dampers, and 2 x factor 3 Meson Screens.
8. Craft Flight Section
  • x4 3 dton Air Rafts

The Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Riders usually carries a platoon of small Grav APCs for the direct action team to deploy and ex-filtrate. The vehicles are housed in a dedicated hanger.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1,400 dTons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel, complete without the subcraft, is MCr15,333.2.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and a 153.332 design fee is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr12,266.56 (not including subcraft).
11. Construction Time 174 weeks individually, 139 weeks in quantity.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 45 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built for Talokan Armed Forces. They were manufactured by Petros Felix Electric Boat Werks, Inc., LLC.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

The name of the class sprang from an overly optimistic marketing campaign.

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Warship - Non-starship - Boat - Light Battle Rider:

  1. Type BRL class Light Battle Rider
    1. Ardi class Battle Rider
    2. Aulinu class Battle Rider
    3. Cleon class Battle Rider
    4. Dungfumbler class Heavy Battle Rider
    5. Houdini class Battle Rider
    6. Iingar class Light Battle Rider
    7. Joao class Battle Rider
    8. Joneslow class Battle Rider
    9. Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider
    10. Narsil class Battle Rider
    11. Nolikian class Battle Rider
    12. Nosea class Battle Rider
    13. Omega Supreme class Battle Rider
    14. Parasite class Battle Rider
    15. Perseus class Battle Rider
    16. Quiquilat class Battle Rider
    17. Reverent Prayer class Battle Rider
    18. Sacnoth class Battle Rider
    19. Trindel class Battle Rider
    20. Valhalla class Battle Rider
    21. Zero Karma class Heavy Battle Rider

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.