McKenna Class Battleship

Source  :   Technical Readout 3057
 
Mass  :   1,930,000 tons
 
Armament  :   12 NAC-40s
12 NL-55s
48 Heavy NPPCs
6 Maelstrom AR-10 Missile Launchers
 
Manufacturers  :   None
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Overview:

The McKenna Class battleship was the largest jump-capable craft built during the Star League and remains perhaps the best-known of all WarShip classes. Weighing a little under 2 million tons and measuring 1.5 kilometers in length, the mere presence of a McKenna can make an opponent reconsider military action. But the McKenna’s fearsome reputation was not built on its size alone.

An unprecedented number and variety of weapons give the design an arsenal that remains impressive even by modern standards. Forty-eight Kreuss XX PPCs mounted in the vessel’s side and stern provide the bulk of its firepower. Capable of engaging any targets larger than fighter craft within 400 kilometers, these powerful weapons could cripple or destroy most WarShips of the time with a single volley. However, the McKenna’s massive arsenal also generates an unprecedented amount of heat, necessitating a multitude of coolant circuits. The McKenna’s distinctive ventral and dorsal fins form part of this system and increase the area from which the vessel can radiate heat. The cooling circuit can be operated at a reduced capacity when the vessel is not engaged in combat. This reduces the McKenna’s infrared signature, and consequently the likelihood an enemy will detect it. A complement of eight aerospace fighter squadrons and six DropShips round out the McKenna’s offensive capabilities.

The McKenna earned a reputation as an excellent combat vessel shortly after its introduction in 2652. Indeed, a tour of duty on a McKenna came to be considered the high point of a naval career. The design’s reputation, however, made McKennas prime targets during the war to liberate Terra. Although 280 McKennas had been produced in the 130 years before the fall of the Star League, only 29 survived to see the liberation. Eleven of those vessels were so badly damaged they had to be scuttled. The remaining vessels left with the Exodus fleet, but only three have been seen in service with the Clans.

Rumor has it that one such vessel – the McKenna's Pride, flagship of Aleksandr and later Nicholas Kerensky – maintains a geosynchronous orbit above Strana Mechty. Reportedly, technicians drawn from all the Clans maintain the vessel in pristine condition. The vessel is rumored to form the centerpiece of the Clan Founding Day celebrations, and the story holds that until one Clan captures Terra and assumes its place as ilClan, the McKenna’s Pride will remain above Strana Mechty.

 

    Technical Details

    Type  :   McKenna
    Tech  :   Star League
    Introduced  :   2652
    Mass  :   1,930,000 tons
    Length  :   1,405 meters
    Sail Diameter  :   1,560 meters
    Fuel  :   1,600 tons (800)
    Tons/Burn Day  :   39.52
    Safe Thrust  :   3
    Maximum Thrust  :   5
    Sail Integrity  :   6
    KF Drive Integrity  :   37
    Heat Sinks  :   6,325 (12,650)
    Structural Integrity  :   95


    Armor
    Fore  :   200
    Fore-Sides  :   250
    Aft-Sides  :   250
    Aft  :   143


    Cargo  :   255,565 tons
    Bay 1  :   Fighters (25)5 Doors
    Bay 2  :   Fighters (25)5 Doors
    Bay 3  :   Cargo/Small Craft (16)2 Doors


    Dropship Capacity  :   6
    Grav Deck  :   3 (45-, 45-, and 75-meter diameters)
    Escape Pods  :   30
    Life Boats  :   30


    Crew  :   578


    Armament  :   12 NAC-40s
    12 NL-55s
    48 Heavy NPPCs
    6 Maelstrom AR-10 Missile Launchers
    600 tons NAC-40 ammunition (500 rounds)
    1,000 tons Killer Whale Missiles (20 missiles)
    800 tons White Shark Missiles (20 missiles)
    900 tons Barracuda Missiles (30 missiles)


    Notes  :   Equipped with lithium-fusion battery system.
    Armor is ferro-carbide.

     

    Weapons Configuration

    Weapons
    Range Values
    Arc Type Heat            

    S

    M

    L

    Extreme
    FTR
    Nose  NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    Nose  NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    Nose  NL 170 11 11 11 11 -
    FL NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    FL NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    FL NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    FL NL 255 17 17 17 17 -
    FL AR-10 - - - - - Y
    FL AR-10 - - - - - Y
    FR NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    FR NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    FR NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    FR NL 255 17 17 17 17 -
    FR AR-10 - - - - - Y
    FR AR-10 - - - - - Y
    LBS NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    LBS NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    LBS NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    RBS NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    RBS NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    RBS NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    AL NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    AL NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    AL NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    AR NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    AR NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    AR NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    Aft NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    Aft NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    Aft NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    Aft NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    Aft NL 340 22 22 22 22 -
    Aft AR-10 - - - - - Y
    Aft AR-10 - - - - - Y