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Hecate-Class System Defense Boat

design by Derek Stanley


A small 250dt, fast 3g TL12 SDB capable of slugging it out with a Shukugan SDB or Patrol Cruiser. The concept was fairly simple. Squeezing a capable ship into that small a frame was the difficult part, especially at TL12 but I think I've managed quite admirably. I present to you the Hecate SDB of the Confederation of Nightrim.

The second part of the concept was to make it an semi-dependent operator capable of travelling to other star systems without the use of a battle tender. This proved slighly more problematic, but again I think I've carried it off rather well with the creation of a Jump-pod. The idea is that this pod can simple attach itself to the exterior of the SDB, and jump it to a new system. The pod has a cargo hold capable of carrying 30 missiles and can refuel and operate as an independent starship.



Hecate-Class System Defense Boat

General Data

Displacement: 250/255 tons Hull Armor: 100
Length: 37.67 meters Volume: 3500/3570 m3
Price: 209.8 MCr Target Size: S
Configuration: SL Cylinder Tech Level: 12
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 4194.1 / 4079.6 with external systems, 4124.1 / 4009.6 without external systems


Engineering Data

Power Plant: 602 MW Fusion Power Plant, 0.5 year duration (45.15 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: None
Jump Fuel: 0 m3
G-Rating: 3G HEPlaR (146.13 MW/G), Auxiliary High Efficiency CG (25.5 MW)
G-Turns: 84, 18.3 m3 each.
Maint: 138

Electronics

Computer: TL-12 Fibre-optic computer (0.8 MW), TL-12 Standard computer (0.4 MW)
Commo: Laser (10 hex; 0.15 MW), Maser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW), Radio (10 hex; 10 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 160 km/h NOE
Sensors: AEMS (8 hex; 24 MW), PEMS (3 hex; 0.1 MW)
ECM/ECCM: EMS Jammer (4 hex;33 MW), EM Masking (3.5 MW)
Controls: Bridge with 8 bridge workstations, 7 normal workstations

Armament

Offensive 2xLBM-296-10-0 (8.22 MW; 1 crew)
LXR-650-10-0 (18.056 MW; No crew)
Defensive: Sand Turret (1 MW; 1 crew)
Master Fire Directors: 3xTL-12 (4 Diff Mods; 10 hex; Msl 10 hex; 3.1 MW; 1 crew)

NameShortMediumLongExtreme
LBM-296-10-010:1/14-43 20:1/14-43 40:1/14-43 80:1/14-43
LXR-650-10-0 10:1/20-64 20:1/20-64 40-1/20-64 80-1/20-64

Accommodations

Life Support: Extended (0.6818 MW)
Grav Compensation: 3Gs (17.045 MW)
Crew: 23 (1xManeuver, 1xElectronics, 7xEngineer, 6xGunnery, 1xMaintenance, 4xShip's Troops, 3xCommand)
Crew Accommodations: 13xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW)
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities: None
Cargo: 16 m3 1 Small Cargo Hatches
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 10x0.5-ton SL grapple for missiles
Air Locks: 2

Notes

Total Fuel Tankage: 1579.4625 m3 (112.8 tons)
Fuel scoops (10% of ship surface), fills tanks in 1.13 hours
Fuel purification machinery (2.37MW), 23.99 hours to refine 1579.4625 m3.
0.3 MW power surplus


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