FC-R4425J3-299909-99999-300 MCr51,922. 100 ktons
batteries bearing B 1 B411Y TL=15
batteries G 1 G511Z Crew=4,054
Fuel=45,000. EP=5,000. Agility=2. Cargo=2,000. 300 Heavy Fighters.
|Tonnage:||100,000 tons (standard). 1,400,000 cubic meters.|
|Crew:||154 officers, 755 ratings. 300 pilots.|
|Performance:||Jump-4. 2-G. Power plant-5. 5,000 EP. Agility 2.|
|Electronics:||Model 9/fib computer|
|Hardpoints:||Three 100-ton bays. Sixty five 50-ton bays. Four hundred twenty hardpoints.|
|Armament:||One hundred and sixty triple beam laser turrets organized into 16 batteries. Five 50-ton fusion gun bays. One 100-ton particle accelerator bay. One 100-ton meson gun bay. Sixty 50-ton missile bays.|
|Defenses:||One 100-ton repulsor bay. One hundred sixty triple sandcaster turrets organized into 16 batteries. Meson screen (factor-9). Nuclear damper (factor-9). Armored hull (factor-2).|
|Craft:||300 heavy fighters. Three launch tubes.|
|Fuel Treatment:||Integral fuel scoops; on-board fuel treatment plant.|
|Cost:||MCr64,902.955 standard. MCr51,922.068 in quantity.|
|Construction Time:||52 months singly; 36 months in quantity.|
Comments: Also known in naval circles as the mother ship,
the fleet carrier is a transport and launch facility for heavy fighters. Its main purpose
it the carriage of heavy fighters across interstellar distances to the site of the battle.
In peace, the fleet carrier is a mobile port and repair facility; in war, it is a
formidable fleet element to be respected.
The fleet carrier is an example of th continuing evolutionof starship functions, in this case, it represents a spliting off of the fighter carrier operations of older battleships, placing the responsibilities all in a single ship designed for the purpose. Where once a large dreadnaught would carry regiments of troops, phalanxes of fighters, and myriad weapons mounts, current practice is to split these various tasks into individual ships. Navel doctrine is to carry troops on troop transports, fighters on fighter carriers, and large weapons for the line of battle on battleships.