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Lucifer Class Destroyer Escort

design by Eamon Watters


The Lucifer-class destroyer escort is a common ship employed to screen and support destroyers in the Old Imperial Navy. Heavily armed and armoured for it's size, it was designed in response to events in the forth Frontier War, where inadequate screening led to some tactical Zhodani victories.

It has the Imperial standard J-4 and G-6 manouvre, good armour backed up with a sandcaster. It's weaponry consists of two standard missile turrets, and two Instellarms LXR45 X-ray barbettes. These are rapid-fire weapons, capable of firing off a burst almost fourteen times a minute. Against ships of it's own tonnage, it can often stop the target dead with one hit. This fearsome potential has led the vessels to be nicknamed 'Fusion Gunners'.

The ship has a reasonably ranged sensor suite, with a backup passive array. A full EMM system, EMS jammers, and decoys make the Lucifer a hard ship to touch.

Accomodation is tight. Staterooms are provided for the 3 officers, but the rest of the crew must share 8 rooms between them. Often one of the command quarters is freed up to cope with the overspill.

In addition to escort duties, the Lucifer is employed on garrison and patrol duties. It is often employed on detached duties as well, as it's large cargo capacity allows it to function away from support for a considerable time.

Since the collapse this vessel has become the backbone of the Regency Navy, providing a dependable vessel that can 'bring back the goods' in the most dangerous situations.

In the wilds, this ship is encountered less frequently, as a military vessel only worlds which had naval facilities on them pre-collapse usually posess them.

The Lucifer was originally presented for Classic Traveller in Fighting Ships.



Lucifer Class Destroyer Escort

General Data

Displacement: 400tons Hull Armor: 106
Length: 44.06 meters Volume: 5600 m3
Price:314.5 MCr Target Size:S
Configuration: SL Cylinder Tech Level: 15
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded):4175.2 / 3941.6


Engineering Data

Power Plant: 1579 MW Fusion Power Plant, 0.5 year duration (78.95 m3 fuel)
Jump Performance: 4
Jump Fuel: 1400 m3
G-Rating: 6G HEPlaR (200 MW/G), Auxiliary High Efficiency CG (40 MW)
G-Turns:62 (J3: 76; J2: 90; J1: 104; 118 using all jump fuel), 25 m3 fuel each
Maint: 132

Electronics

Computer: 3xTL-15 Fibre-optic computer (1.1 MW)
Commo: Laser (Unlimited; 0.3 MW), 2xMaser (Unlimited; 0.6 MW), Radio (Unlimited; 20 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, IGS positioning, 190 km/h NOE
Sensors: AEMS (12 hex; 17 MW), PEMS Folding array (6 hex; 0.2 MW), Ladar (10 hex; 0.6 MW).
ECM/ECCM:EMS Jammer (10 hex;30 MW), EM Masking (5.6 MW)
Controls: Bridge with 8 bridge w-stations, 10 normal w-stations

Armament

Offensive2xLBM-729-7.5-4: x-ray non-gravitic manned barbette laser. Can be overpowered to -4 Diff Mods with 137.7 MW power input. (3.443 MW; 1 crew), 2xMissile Turret (0.15 MW; 1 crew).
Defensive: Sand Turret (1 MW; 1 crew), 600 Decoys in 4 Dispensers
Master Fire Directors:2xTL-15 (6 Diff Mods; 10 hex; Msl 10 hex; 1.86 MW; 1 crew)

NameShortMediumLongExtreme
729-Mj Laser Barbette7.5:1/22-68 15:1/22-6830:1/11-34 60:1/5-17

Accommodations

Life Support: Extended ( 1.1066 MW)
Grav Compensation: 6Gs (27.665 MW)
Crew: 23 (2xManeuver, 1xElectronics, 10xEngineer, 7xGunnery, 3xCommand)
Crew Accommodations: 11xSmall Stateroom (0.5 kW)
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities: None
Cargo: 86.5 m3 1 Small Cargo Hatch. 8 Missiles in magazine.
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: None
Air Locks: 4

Notes

Total Fuel Tankage: 3028.95 m3 (216.4 tons)
Fuel scoops (20% of ship surface), fills tanks in 0.68 hours
Fuel purification machinery (12MW), 7.57 hours to refine 3029m3.
207.5 MW power surplus

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