Sovetskii Soyuz Class Heavy Cruiser

Source  :   Technical Readout 3057
 
Mass  :   823,000 tons
 
Armament  :   12 NAC-20s
6 NL-45s
8 Medium NPPCs
2 White Shark Missile Launchers
4 Barracuda Missile Launchers
 
Manufacturers  :   None
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Overview:

Officially a heavy cruiser, the Sovetskii Soyuz mounts such devastating weaponry that many SLDF officers considered the WarShip a battlecruiser. Built by Blue Nose Clipperships of Mars, the 800-meter vessel was among the new vessels commissioned under General Rebecca Fredasa's New Arms Order of 2735. That order came after Mother Jocasta Cameron assumed control of the Star League. Under her predecessor, Lord Jonathan Cameron, the Star League Defense Force had fallen into neglect as massive money was spent on the automated space-defense system that would prove so ineffective during the Amaris Coup. As a result, the SLDF had been losing ground to the militaries of the League's member states for several years.

General Fredasa's declaration called for a large-scale upgrading of the SLDF's ships and weapons, and the Sovetskii Soyuz was one of several designs to emerge. Making use of the latest Star League technology, the Sovetskii Soyuz employed an unprecedented level of computer control, but its most distinctive feature remains its formidable arsenal. Naval autocannons provide the Sovetskii Soyuz's main offensive power, and an impressive array of naval lasers and particle cannons provide substantial long-range firepower, which often proves especially valuable during extended battles. However, to attain this level of firepower and still maintain adequate maneuverability, the designers had to reduce the vessel's armor to 744 tons. Many officers feared such light armor would result in the swift destruction of the WarShips, but the Sovetskii Soyuz's excellent long-range firepower proved sufficient to keep threats at a distance.

Many of the original 400 Sovetskii Soyuz Class vessels were destroyed during the long campaign to liberate Terra, but about forty survived and left with the Exodus fleet. The majority of these eventually became the core of the Clan fleet. One of these vessels, the SLS Kharkov, would later be renamed the Dire Wolf and serve as the flagship of the Wolf Clan.

The Clan version of the Sovetskii Soyuz has a fifth docking hardpoint along the vessel's spine, and a lithium-fusion battery system. The Clan Soyuz also carries two full Stars of OmniFighters. The armor has been improved to ferro-aluminum, which reduces the tonnage of the armor.

 

    Technical Details

    Type  :   Sovetskii Soyuz
    Tech  :   Star League
    Introduced  :   2742
    Mass  :   823,000 tons
    Length  :   803 meters
    Sail Diameter  :   1,250 meters
    Fuel  :   1,400 tons (700)
    Tons/Burn Day  :   39.52
    Safe Thrust  :   2
    Maximum Thrust  :   3
    Sail Integrity  :   5
    KF Drive Integrity  :   25
    Heat Sinks  :   1,075 (2,150)
    Structural Integrity  :   80


    Armor
    Fore  :   74
    Fore-Sides  :   88
    Aft-Sides  :   88
    Aft  :   68


    Cargo  :   209,681 tons
    Bay 1  :   Fighters (20)4 Doors
    Bay 2  :   Small Craft (8)2 Doors
    Bay 3  :   Cargo ()1 Door


    Dropship Capacity  :   5
    Grav Deck  :   2 (55- and 90-meter diameter)
    Escape Pods  :   20
    Life Boats  :   0


    Crew  :   201


    Armament  :   12 NAC-20s
    6 NL-45s
    8 Medium NPPCs
    2 White Shark Missile Launchers
    4 Barracuda Missile Launchers
    480 tons NAC-20 ammunition (1,200 rounds)
    320 tons White Shark Missiles (8 missiles)
    360 tons Barracuda Missiles (12 missiles)


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

     

    Weapons Configuration

    Weapons
    Range Values
    Arc Type Heat            

    S

    M

    L

    Extreme
    FTR
    Nose  Whale 40 8 8 8 8 Y
    FL NL 210 14 14 14 14 -
    FL Bcuda 10 2 2 2 2 Y
    FR NL 210 14 14 14 14 -
    FR Bcuda 10 2 2 2 2 Y
    LBS NAC 180 60 60 60 - -
    LBS NPPC 270 18 18 18 18 -
    RBS NAC 180 60 60 60 - -
    RBS NPPC 270 18 18 18 18 -
    AL NAC 180 60 60 60 - -
    AL NPPC 270 18 18 18 18 -
    AL Bcuda 10 2 2 2 2 Y
    AR NAC 180 60 60 60 - -
    AR NPPC 270 18 18 18 18 -
    AR Bcuda 10 2 2 2 2 Y