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Galahad-Class Monitor

design by Lewis Roberts

The Galahad-Class Monitor is produced by Bourgund Shipyards on Oriflamme. It is the largest non-relic ship in the Oriflamme Navy. No other worlds of the RC has purchased a Galahad, and unlike other ships, the Technarchs don't want to export the Galahad. It is intended to protect vital areas of the Oriflamme system mainly the homeworld, and the gas giants. One thing of note about the Galahad, is that the range of its PAW far outstrips its feeble sensors; it usually operates with a vast sensor net made up of drones, and planet based sensors.

The Galahad-Class is a very compact design, there is a minimal amount of space for the crew. The crew sleeps in the traditional hammock of the Oriflamme navy. This saves space, and also allows the crew to each have an individual bed, rather than sharing an actual mattress in the normal hotbunking scheme. The crew often sets up recreation facilities, in the cargo bay, between rows of cargo pallets. Zeeball is a popular activity.

The ship is streamlined, but the fusion rockets prevent it from landing on an inhabited planet. The radioactive wasted produced by the rockets would do irrereable harm to the biosphere. The Galahad is built in orbit and the only time it enters a planetary astmosphere is to refuel in a gas giant's atmosphere. None of Oriflamme's gas giants have an native life forms, so the radioactivity does little harm.



Galahad-Class Monitor

General Data

Displacement: 1,000 tons Hull Armor: 200
Length: 29.9 meters Volume: 14,000 m3
Price: 3.25 GCr Target Size: M
Configuration:Streamlined Spehre Tech Level: 9
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 19,893.4 / 19,828.7


Engineering Data

Power Plant: 900 MW Fusion Power Plant, 1 year duration (135.0 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: None
G-Rating: 2G Fusion Rocket (-383.6 MW/G), Auxiliary Standard CG (300 MW) #NUM!
Maint: 770

Electronics

Computer: 2xTL-9 Fibre-optic computer (0.5 MW)
Commo: 2xLaser (Unlimited; 0.3 MW), 2xMaser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW), 2xRadio (10 hex; 10 MW)
Avionics: Imaging radar, Satellite positioning, 130 km/h NOE
Sensors: 2xRadar (2 hex; 150 MW), 2xHRT Folding array (4 hex; 0.3 MW),
ECM/ECCM: Radio Jammer (10 hex; 20 MW), EMS Jammer (2 hex;300 MW),
Controls: Bridge with 55 bridge workstations, 15 normal workstations

Armament

Offensive:900-MW NPAW 2:113 4:56 8:28 16:14 (ROF=100 250 MW; 2 crew)
10x4.5 MJ PDF lasers 1:1/1-1 (ROF=100 2.278 MW; No crew)
3x 50-ton Missile Bays (0.15 MW; 1 crew): 10 Launchers w/ 39 missiles in reload cradles.(total 49 of missiles) (1 crew)
Defensive: 10xSand Turret (1 MW; 1 crew)
Master Fire Directors: 36xTL-9 (2 Diff Mods; 2 hex; Msl 10 hex; 15.36 MW; 1 crew)
NameShortMediumLongExtreme
900-MJ NPAW2:1134:568:2816:14
4.5-MJ PDF Laser Turret1:2-1/12:1-0--

Accommodations

Life Support: Extended (0.38 MW), Gravitic Compensators (0 MW)
Grav Compensation: 0 G.
Crew: 98 (1xManeuver, 5xElectronics, 15xEngineer, 51xGunnery, 11xMaintenance, 2xSteward, 13xCommand)
Crew Accommodations: 7xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW)
Other Facilities: 4xEmergancy Low Berth (2 kW)
Cargo: 210 m3 (15 tons), 1 Large Hatches, 50 missiles in magazine
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: None
Air Locks: 10

Notes

Total Fuel Tankage: 173.8 m3 (12.4 tons).
Fuel scoops (2% of ship surface), fills tanks in 0.16 hours.
Fuel purification machinery (1.8MW), 5.21 hours to refine 173.8 m3.
Crew requirements are calculated by using 'Original FFS' crew model. 115.1 MW power shortfall.


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