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Tigress-class Battleship

              BB-V5368J4-F97909-967T9-300 MCr362,721. 500 ktons
batteries bearing         5   B 5R51Y                 TL=15
        batteries         A   N AXA1Z                 Crew=4,054
Fuel=190,000. EP=40,000. Agility=6.
X=50. Y=215. Z=430.

Tonnage: 500,000 tons (standard). 7,000,000 cubic meters.
Crew: 540 officers, 3,514 ratings. 300 pilots.
Performance: Jump-4. 6-G. Power plant-8. 40,000 EP. Agility 6.
Electronics: Model 9/fib computer
Hardpoints: One spinal weapons mount. Twenty-two 100-ton bays. Four hundred and thirty 50-ton bays. Four hundred hardpoints.
Armament: One meson gun spinal mount (factor-T). One hundred triple beam laser turrets organized into 10 batteries. One hundred dual fusion gun turrets organized into 50 batteries.. One hundred particle accelerator turrets organized into 10 batteries. Four hundred and thirty 50-ton missile bays.
Defenses: Twenty two 100-ton repulsor bays. One hundred triple sandcaster turrets organized into 10 batteries. Meson screen (factor-7). Nuclear damper (factor-9). Armored hull (factor-15).
Craft: 300 heavy fighters. Three launch tubes.
Fuel Treatment: Integral fuel scoops; on-board fuel treatment plant.
Cost: MCr453,389.2 standard. MCr362,721.366 in quantity.
Construction Time: 58 months singly; 41 months in quantity.

   Comments: Although some older battleships of greater displacement remain in service, the Tigress class dreadnaught is the largest line-of-battle vessel currently in service with the Imperial Navy in the Spinward Marches. Each BatRon of Tigress class vesels in virtually a fleet unto itself, as each ship carries thirty squadrons of heavy fighters (with ten FHs per squadron). A BatRon of eight ships carries 2,400 heavy fighters.
    The Tigress class is produced using an armored spherical hull with the single spinal meson gun mounted centrally. A large armored port protects the gun during non-combat opertions; the port itself contains focussing equipment for the weapon beam.
    Within the sphere, layered decks hold the various on-ship functions such as quarters, computer and electronic equipment, fuel treatment, and maintenance areas. Appended to the back of the sphere is a large heavy fighter launch area and recovery installation. Fighters are launched to the rear, to starboard, and recovered from the rear, to port; this arrangement prevents them from entering the meson beam when it's in use, as well as providing some armored bulk between the fighters and the enemy.