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Antares Class Corvette

Postby ltrico90278 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:39 pm

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    AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
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Class/Model/Name:  Antares Class Corvette Block I
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 3092
Vessel Type:       WarShip
Rules:             Level 2, Standard design
Rules Set:         AeroTech2

Mass:              250,000 tons
K-F Drive System:  (Unknown)
Power Plant:       Standard
Safe Thrust:       3
Maximum Thrust:    5
Armor Type:        Lamellor Ferro-carbide
Armament:         
    3 Heavy NPPC
    3 Kraken-T
    8 Screen Launcher
   40 Small Pulse Laser
    8 Guardian ECM
   32 AMS
   48 Large Pulse Laser
   64 Medium Pulse Laser
   14 Gauss Rifle
   48 LB 5-X AC
   32 LB 20-X AC
   12 LRM 20+ArtIV
    2 NAC/20
    4 NL55
    4 NL45
    2 NL35
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==Overview:==
The Antares started with a proposal sent by Rico Heavy industries in the late
3070s to AFFS high command for a warship that could act as a defensive warship
in strategic locations and also act as a command ship for jumpship flotillas
which would free up more capable warships in the AFFS Navy.

What would come next would be twenty years of design challenges and redesigns
as building a warship   was more complex than was anticipated.

Original plans for Antares started out in the idea of "up-armoring" a jumpship
and add guns. It was quickly discovered that this was a failure and became the
first of a multitude of drafts. It was a stroke of luck that RHI poached an
engineer from Federated-Boeing and he formed the center of a team that would
persevere to see completion of this warship design.

Early on it was clear there was no experience with lithium fusion batteries,
and the inclusion of such a system into the warship caused estimated of a
further delay of a half of decade for this project that was already suffering
from numerous setbacks. RHI corporate officers stress though this was a
deliberate choice as it was meant to stay with jumpships and not be used for
naval actions that a navy would handle with its more capable warships. Other
justifications have included the resources and time it would take to include
such a system.

Other companies would have long ago abandoned the project, but at the behest
of RHI president Jorge Rico the project lurched forward as a frame was
eventually decided upon- code-named "blackbird" scaled down models were being
built at the Offerman manufacturing complex, far from prying eyes.

==Capabilities:==
The first characteristic that sets the Antares apart is the number of fighters
it can carry, namely three times that of an Avalon class cruiser, and with
eight doors total to launch from the ship can disperse its large wing fast.
Some critics have pointed out the ship only mounts two dropship collars as
opposed to the Fox class’ five. But designers felt that as a command ship for
a jumpship flotilla, it would be unnecessary to carry so many more dropships.
RHI officials have stated that a later model, the Block II version will have 5
dropship docking collars.

Another aspect that many have noticed is the visual design of the Antares
with its long, angular sides and the almost pyramidal "superstructure"
resembles a clan York class destroyer with flat slab sides as opposed to
smooth curved surfaces found on many ships. Many observers called the
prototypes a "smaller, but blockier, and far more angular New Syrtis class."
The large octogonal sensor arrays mounted on the slab sides of the warship
help add to this visual verisimilitude. The arrays are part of the
Athena-Aegis accutrack targeting system that can form a datalink with other
ships, prioritize and track multiple targets before engaging with the ships
weapons.  The system is computerized and has reduced the number of crew needed
to run the ship.

While many have compared the ship to the fox class corvette, the Antares
mounts more armor than the fox, and mounts far heavier, but fewer,
anti-warship weapons such as heavy naval PPCs, tele-operated kraken, and heavy
naval lasers. Where the differences become clear are in the secondary
armament. Along the ship are multiple "phalanx" defense stations that mount a
pair of large pulse lasers flanked by four medium pulse lasers. LBX turrets
and gauss rifles are also a part of a formidable anti-fighter arsenal.



==Variants:==
The Block II planned to be submitted to the AFFS sacrifices some defensive
weapons for the addition of three more dropship attachment point which could
allow a single Antares Class corvette to be a self contained invasion force.,

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Class/Model/Name:  Antares Class Corvette Block I
Mass:              250,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass 
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                       45,000.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 3
      Maximum Thrust: 5
Kearny-Fuchida Hyperdrive:  Compact (Integrity = 7)                113,125.00
Jump Sail: (Integrity = 3)                                              42.00
Structural Integrity: 100                                           25,000.00
Total Heat Sinks:    1,462 Double                                    1,117.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                   7,650.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:                625.00
Fire Control Computers:                                              3,909.00
Food & Water:  (366 days supply)                                       679.00
Armor Type:  Lamellor Ferro-carbide  (560 total armor pts)             500.00
                           Capital Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                                104
   Fore-Left/Right:                   93/93
   Aft-Left/Right:                    93/93
   Aft:                                  84

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  Fighters (12) with 3 doors                                1,800.00
   Bay 2:  Fighters (12) with 3 doors                                1,800.00
   Bay 3:  Fighters (12) with 2 doors                                1,800.00
   Bay 4:  Cargo (1)                                                    71.00

DropShip Capacity:  2 Docking Hardpoints                             2,000.00
Grav Decks #1 - 2:  (90-meter diameter)                                100.00
Escape Pods:  62 (7 tons each)                                         434.00

Crew and Passengers:
     47 Officers (45 minimum)                                          470.00
    150 Crew (48 minimum)                                            1,050.00
     76 Gunners (76 minimum)                                           532.00
     10 1st Class Passengers                                           100.00
     16 Marine Battle Armor Troopers/Elementals                        112.00
     72 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
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1 Heavy NPPC               Nose        15     15     15     15  225  3,000.00
1 Kraken-T(20 msls)        Nose        10     10     10     10   50  2,220.00
1 Screen Launcher(20 scrns)Nose        --     --     --     --   10    240.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        Nose     2(15)     --     --     --   10      5.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      1.50
4 AMS(180 rounds)          Nose        --     --     --     --    4     17.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        Nose     6(60)  4(36)     --     --   40     28.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           16      8.00
2 Gauss Rifle(80 rounds)   Nose     3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --    2     40.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    Nose     2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --    6     57.00
2 Large Pulse Laser        Nose     4(42)  2(18)     --     --   20     14.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           16      8.00
4 LB 20-X AC(100 rounds)   Nose     5(48)  5(48)     --     --   24     76.00
4 LRM 20+ArtIV(120 rounds) Nose     6(64)  6(64)  6(64)     --   24     64.00
1 Heavy NPPC               FL/R        15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 Kraken-T(20 msls)        FL/R        10     10     10     10  100  4,440.00
1 Screen Launcher(20 scrns)FL/R        --     --     --     --   20    480.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        FL/R     2(15)     --     --     --   20     10.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      3.00
4 AMS(180 rounds)          FL/R        --     --     --     --    8     34.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        FL/R     6(60)  4(36)     --     --   80     56.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           32     16.00
2 Gauss Rifle(80 rounds)   FL/R     3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --    4     80.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    FL/R     2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --   12    114.00
2 Large Pulse Laser        FL/R     4(42)  2(18)     --     --   40     28.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           32     16.00
4 LB 20-X AC(100 rounds)   FL/R     5(48)  5(48)     --     --   48    152.00
1 Screen Launcher(20 scrns)L/RBS       --     --     --     --   20    480.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        L/RBS    2(15)     --     --     --   20     10.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      3.00
4 AMS(180 rounds)          L/RBS       --     --     --     --    8     34.00
1 NAC/20(20 rounds)        L/RBS       20     20     20     --  120  5,016.00
2 NL55                     L/RBS       11     11     11     11  340  4,400.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        L/RBS    6(60)  4(36)     --     --   80     56.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           32     16.00
2 Gauss Rifle(80 rounds)   L/RBS    3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --    4     80.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    L/RBS    2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --   12    114.00
2 Large Pulse Laser        L/RBS    4(42)  2(18)     --     --   40     28.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           32     16.00
4 LB 20-X AC(100 rounds)   L/RBS    5(48)  5(48)     --     --   48    152.00
4 LRM 20+ArtIV(120 rounds) L/RBS    6(64)  6(64)  6(64)     --   48    128.00
1 Screen Launcher(40 scrns)AL/R        --     --     --     --   20    880.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        AL/R     2(15)     --     --     --   20     10.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      3.00
4 AMS(180 rounds)          AL/R        --     --     --     --    8     34.00
2 NL45                     AL/R         9      9      9      9  280  3,600.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        AL/R     6(60)  4(36)     --     --   80     56.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           32     16.00
2 Gauss Rifle(80 rounds)   AL/R     3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --    4     80.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    AL/R     2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --   12    114.00
2 Large Pulse Laser        AL/R     4(42)  2(18)     --     --   40     28.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           32     16.00
4 LB 20-X AC(100 rounds)   AL/R     5(48)  5(48)     --     --   48    152.00
1 Screen Launcher(20 scrns)Aft         --     --     --     --   10    240.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        Aft      2(15)     --     --     --   10      5.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      1.50
4 AMS(180 rounds)          Aft         --     --     --     --    4     17.00
2 NL35                     Aft          7      7      7     --  104  1,400.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        Aft      6(60)  4(36)     --     --   40     28.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           16      8.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    Aft      2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --    6     57.00
2 Large Pulse Laser        Aft      4(42)  2(18)     --     --   20     14.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           16      8.00
4 LB 20-X AC(100 rounds)   Aft      5(48)  5(48)     --     --   24     76.00
1 Lot Spare Parts (3.00%)                                            7,500.00
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TOTALS:                                            Heat: 2,923     250,000.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        3,499,518,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:      85,181
Cost per BV:       41,083.32
Weapon Value:      48,340 (Ratio = .57)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 3,362;  MRV = 2,553;  LRV = 1,322;  ERV = 463
Maintenance:       Maintenance Point Value (MPV) = 512,523
                   (158,146 Structure, 254,862 Life Support, 99,515 Weapons)
                   Support Points (SP) = 605,700  (118% of MPV)
BattleForce2:      Not applicable


Block II

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  AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
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Class/Model/Name:  Antares Class Corvette Block II
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 3092
Vessel Type:       WarShip
Rules:             Level 2, Standard design
Rules Set:         AeroTech2

Mass:              250,000 tons
K-F Drive System:  (Unknown)
Power Plant:       Standard
Safe Thrust:       3
Maximum Thrust:    5
Armor Type:        Lamellor Ferro-carbide
Armament:         
    3 Heavy NPPC
    3 Kraken-T
    8 Screen Launcher
   40 Small Pulse Laser
    8 Guardian ECM
   32 AMS
   32 Large Pulse Laser
   32 Medium Pulse Laser
   14 Gauss Rifle
   48 LB 5-X AC
    2 NAC/20
    4 NL55
    4 NL45
    2 NL35
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Class/Model/Name:  Antares Class Corvette Block II
Mass:              250,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass 
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                       45,000.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 3
      Maximum Thrust: 5
Kearny-Fuchida Hyperdrive:  Compact (Integrity = 7)                113,125.00
Jump Sail: (Integrity = 3)                                              42.00
Structural Integrity: 100                                           25,000.00
Total Heat Sinks:    1,186 Double                                      841.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                   7,650.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:                625.00
Fire Control Computers:                                              2,507.00
Food & Water:  (330 days supply)                                       580.00
Armor Type:  Lamellor Ferro-carbide  (560 total armor pts)             500.00
                           Capital Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                                104
   Fore-Left/Right:                   93/93
   Aft-Left/Right:                    93/93
   Aft:                                  84

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  Fighters (12) with 3 doors                                1,800.00
   Bay 2:  Fighters (12) with 3 doors                                1,800.00
   Bay 3:  Fighters (12) with 2 doors                                1,800.00

DropShip Capacity:  5 Docking Hardpoints                             5,000.00
Grav Decks #1 - 2:  (90-meter diameter)                                100.00
Escape Pods:  59 (7 tons each)                                         413.00

Crew and Passengers:
     42 Officers (42 minimum)                                          420.00
    150 Crew (53 minimum)                                            1,050.00
     61 Gunners (61 minimum)                                           427.00
     10 1st Class Passengers                                           100.00
     16 Marine Battle Armor Troopers/Elementals                        112.00
     72 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
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1 Heavy NPPC               Nose        15     15     15     15  225  3,000.00
1 Kraken-T(20 msls)        Nose        10     10     10     10   50  2,220.00
1 Screen Launcher(20 scrns)Nose        --     --     --     --   10    240.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        Nose     2(15)     --     --     --   10      5.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      1.50
4 AMS(180 rounds)          Nose        --     --     --     --    4     17.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        Nose     6(60)  4(36)     --     --   40     28.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           16      8.00
2 Gauss Rifle(80 rounds)   Nose     3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --    2     40.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    Nose     2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --    6     57.00
1 Heavy NPPC               FL/R        15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 Kraken-T(20 msls)        FL/R        10     10     10     10  100  4,440.00
1 Screen Launcher(20 scrns)FL/R        --     --     --     --   20    480.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        FL/R     2(15)     --     --     --   20     10.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      3.00
4 AMS(180 rounds)          FL/R        --     --     --     --    8     34.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        FL/R     6(60)  4(36)     --     --   80     56.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           32     16.00
2 Gauss Rifle(80 rounds)   FL/R     3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --    4     80.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    FL/R     2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --   12    114.00
1 Screen Launcher(20 scrns)L/RBS       --     --     --     --   20    480.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        L/RBS    2(15)     --     --     --   20     10.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      3.00
4 AMS(180 rounds)          L/RBS       --     --     --     --    8     34.00
1 NAC/20(20 rounds)        L/RBS       20     20     20     --  120  5,016.00
2 NL55                     L/RBS       11     11     11     11  340  4,400.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        L/RBS    6(60)  4(36)     --     --   80     56.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           32     16.00
2 Gauss Rifle(80 rounds)   L/RBS    3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --    4     80.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    L/RBS    2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --   12    114.00
1 Screen Launcher(40 scrns)AL/R        --     --     --     --   20    880.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        AL/R     2(15)     --     --     --   20     10.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      3.00
4 AMS(180 rounds)          AL/R        --     --     --     --    8     34.00
2 NL45                     AL/R         9      9      9      9  280  3,600.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        AL/R     6(60)  4(36)     --     --   80     56.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           32     16.00
2 Gauss Rifle(80 rounds)   AL/R     3(30)  3(30)  3(30)     --    4     80.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    AL/R     2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --   12    114.00
1 Screen Launcher(20 scrns)Aft         --     --     --     --   10    240.00
5 Small Pulse Laser        Aft      2(15)     --     --     --   10      5.00
  1 Guardian ECM                                                  0      1.50
4 AMS(180 rounds)          Aft         --     --     --     --    4     17.00
2 NL35                     Aft          7      7      7     --  104  1,400.00
4 Large Pulse Laser        Aft      6(60)  4(36)     --     --   40     28.00
  4 Medium Pulse Laser                                           16      8.00
6 LB 5-X AC(180 rounds)    Aft      2(18)  2(18)  2(18)     --    6     57.00
1 Lot Spare Parts (3.00%)                                            7,500.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                            Heat: 2,371     250,000.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        5,832,736,000 C-Bills
Battle Value:      72,552
Cost per BV:       80,393.87
Weapon Value:      41,229 (Ratio = .57)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 2,498;  MRV = 2,005;  LRV = 1,268;  ERV = 463
Maintenance:       Maintenance Point Value (MPV) = 500,346
                   (158,445 Structure, 253,862 Life Support, 88,039 Weapons)
                   Support Points (SP) = 559,575  (112% of MPV)
BattleForce2:      Not applicable
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Re: Antares Class Frigate

Postby Mariahsyn » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:04 am

Seems a bit more like a Destroyer to me? But I do like it. :D
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Re: Antares Class Frigate

Postby DeputyDirector » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:39 am

I like it. Good submission.
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Re: Antares Class Frigate

Postby Storywriter J. Allen » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:37 am

Would need to update the intro year to something more modern in our timeline, 3090s.

I'm confused by the visual description. It looks like an Aleigh Burke-class destroyer?

Is this a space battleship Yamato situation? I'm not really a fan. The rest of the TRO data looks fine. I just wish we could conjure up a different physical description or even find some artwork somewhere. I've seen some great non-canon Battletech spacecraft art on Deviant Art and a few other places.

Short of that, visual comparisons to other spacecraft in the universe, of any type or era.
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Re: Antares Class Frigate

Postby Mariahsyn » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:46 pm

I believe he means that it is a somewhat angular design. I've seen the Burke in real life as opposed to just pictures and if you look at the Clan York-class you would get an idea of what it looks like.
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Re: Antares Class Frigate

Postby ltrico90278 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:19 pm

The design is supposed to be blocky, with flat angular slab on the Hull, because there is something visually appealing to those angles on the ship, namely the superstructure. But Very much so a Kinda a York shape or A blockier shape of the New Syrtis class.



And whoops! I forgot to delete the year from HMP.
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Re: Antares Class Frigate

Postby Storywriter J. Allen » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:42 pm

Ok cool. That makes more sense and I might suggest revising the info to say that. If we do adopt it and the info goes on the site somewhere, these visual descriptors are helpful, but only if they are transported along with the TRO.

The visuals question aside it looks good.
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Re: Antares Class Corvette

Postby ltrico90278 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:34 am

Revised to add visual description and update year. (And to reflect what Classic battletech has as ship classes)
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Re: Antares Class Corvette

Postby Mariahsyn » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:32 am

You've convinced me to get one, and thanks for calling it "Project Blackbird" I really appreciate it :)
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