Texas Class Battleship

Source  :   Technical Readout 3057
 
Mass  :   1,560,000 tons
 
Armament  :   6 NAC-40s
48 NL-45s
16 Heavy NPPCs
4 Killer Whale Missile Launchers
8 Maelstrom AR-10 Missile Launchers
 
Manufacturers  :   None
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Overview:

In 2618, the SLDF found its aging Monsoon Class battleships consistently outperformed by vessels of its member states. The SLDF responded by commissioning a new battleship, one that would utilize technological advances that had occurred during the 250 years since the design of the Monsoon. The SLDF’s design directive spawned a massively armored WarShip called the Texas.

Krester Ship Construction received the contract for the new design and began work in late 2616. The SLDF specifically requested a design with superior speed and maneuverability, design qualities that Krester had achieved quite successfully with their Kimagure Class pursuit cruiser. The new vessel also needed to be well armed and armored, capable of engaging and destroying any WarShip fielded by non-Hegemony navies. Krester used the new Valiant Lamellor ferro-carbide armor to provide the Texas with the necessary protection. Just over 1,600 tons of the new composite armor were fitted to the vessel, providing it with the same protection afforded by 4,500 tons of conventional armor. The weight savings also resulted in the superior speed and maneuverability the SLDF wanted in the new ship.

The Texas carries a number of sophisticated weapons systems, including two nose-mounted Winchester-Boeing autocannons, as well as several laser and particle systems. The Texas can also accommodate 40 aerospace fighters and 16 other small craft. These craft alone can cripple most opponents and create a nearly unbeatable force when combined with the Texas’ weaponry.

Texas Class battleships saw extensive action during the war following the Amaris Coup, and several were destroyed despite their impressive capabilities. Only seven of the 52 original vessels survived to depart with the Exodus fleet, and two of these were destroyed in the Exodus Civil War. The remaining five have been renovated, and serve as command vessels for several Clans.

 

    Technical Details

    Type  :   Texas
    Tech  :   Star League
    Introduced  :   2618
    Mass  :   1,560,000 tons
    Length  :   1,209 meters
    Sail Diameter  :   1,375 meters
    Fuel  :   1,400 tons (700)
    Tons/Burn Day  :   39.52
    Safe Thrust  :   3
    Maximum Thrust  :   5
    Sail Integrity  :   6
    KF Drive Integrity  :   30
    Heat Sinks  :   3,825 (7,650)
    Structural Integrity  :   85


    Armor
    Fore  :   234
    Fore-Sides  :   342
    Aft-Sides  :   342
    Aft  :   234


    Cargo  :   288,833 tons
    Bay 1  :   Fighters (40)10 Doors
    Bay 2  :   Cargo5 Doors
    Bay 3  :   Small Craft (16)2 Doors


    Dropship Capacity  :   6
    Grav Deck  :   3 (55-, 65-, and 95-meter diameters)
    Escape Pods  :   20
    Life Boats  :   35


    Crew  :   702


    Armament  :   6 NAC-40s
    48 NL-45s
    16 Heavy NPPCs
    4 Killer Whale Missile Launchers
    8 Maelstrom AR-10 Missile Launchers
    180 tons NAC-40 ammunition (150 rounds)
    1,000 tons Killer Whale Missiles (20 missiles)
    600 tons White Shark Missiles (15 missiles)
    600 tons Barracuda Missiles (20 missiles)


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

     

    Weapons Configuration

    Weapons
    Range Values
    Arc Type Heat            

    S

    M

    L

    Extreme
    FTR
    FL  NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    FL  Whale 40 8 8 8 8 Y
    FL  NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    FR  NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    FR  Whale 40 8 8 8 8 Y
    FR  NAC 135 40 40 - - -
    LBS  NL 840 54 54 54 54 -
    LBS  AR-10 - - - - - Y
    LBS  AR-10 - - - - - Y
    RBS  NL 840 54 54 54 54 -
    RBS  AR-10 - - - - - Y
    RBS  AR-10 - - - - - Y
    AL  NL 840 54 54 54 54 -
    AL  AR-10 - - - - - Y
    AL  AR-10 - - - - - Y
    AL  NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -
    AR  NL 840 54 54 54 54 -
    AR  AR-10 - - - - - Y
    AR  AR-10 - - - - - Y
    AR  NPPC 900 60 60 60 60 -