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Postby Marquesan » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:13 pm

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Nomenclature:PGB.435 "Mizuchi"
Classification:
Patrol Gunboat

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
20 Total (5 Officers, 15 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
60.77 tons / 1.28m (4'2")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
87.86 tons / 2.33m (7'7.6")

Length/Beam @ Waterline:
23.48m (77') / 5.4m (17'8.5")

Length/Beam Overall:(4.35:1 L:B)
31.06m (101'10.8") / 7.13m (23'4.7")

Flank Speed:
51.62 knots (95.6 Km/H) @ 7,660 kW (10,270 HP)

Cruising Performance:
550 nmi (1,020 Km) in 12 Hours, 50 Minutes @ 42.73 knots (79.13 Km/H)

Long-Distance Traveling:
1,570 nmi (2,910 Km) in 2 Days, 9 Hours, 50 Minutes @ 27.07 knots (50.13 Km/H) Unrefueled

Maximum Endurance:(w/ 3x At-Sea Refuels)
6,500 nmi (12,040 Km) between replenishments in 10 Days @ 155.04 Kg/Hr per Turbine (18t Jet-A)

Thrust & Power: (183.15 HP/Ton)
2x Netane Kinetics TSF.23/60 Turboshaft Engines (6,000 kW each) & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:(2 Year Maint. Schedule)
2x PM induction motors, 2 articulated shafts w/ surface-piercing 7-blade screws, 600mm diameter

Metallurgy:
Cold-rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) steel - friction-stir welded & annealed

Hull Construction:
Double keel & sound/vibration deadened double hull, 6 watertight compartments

Seakeeping/Stability:
2x 1.0m, 2.63-ton Flywheels (Fore & Aft, Active Gyroscopic Roll-Correction @ 1,100 RPM)

Hull Layout:
Clipper bow, Deep-V wave-piercing hull w/ amidships sonar bulge & steep deadrise, notched cruiser stern

Superstructure:
Armored superstructure w/ flybridge, lower-hull side exit exhaust

Flybridge Binoculars:
Royal Netane 15-175x Magnification - 120mm Primary Lens, Light-Gathering (980x Human-Eye)

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx.10F/R "Deneb"
Classification:
Compact AESA 3D Targeting Radar

Rotation Speed:
360° in 3 Sec @ 120°/Sec Rotation

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 10W ERP, 20 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
10,000 Meters Detection Range, 100 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
Ultralight fire control sensor, very low chance of hostile detection of the radar

3x AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

- Armaments: -

(Stabilized Remote Twin-Gun Turrets, Forecastle & Fantail)
4x FA38.L85.C8S Chain-Driven Autocannons

Caliber:
38x290mm Telescoped Combustible-Case Auto Rifle "TCAR38"

Assembled Mass:
500 Kilograms (Including Helical Drums & Feeds)

Rifled Length:
3,230mm (85 Calibers)

Ammunition Carriage:
Dual 240-Rd. Helical Magazines & Linkless Feeds per gun

HEIAP Shell Weight:
524 g (Semi-Armor Piercing Ballistic Cap, 120 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

HEIT Shell Weight:
321 g (Thin-Wall, 230 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

Select-Fire Operation:
480 RPM Cyclic, Fully Automatic w/ 2-Sec (16-Rd) & 4-Sec (32-Rd) Limiters

Muzzle Velocity:
1,220 M/Sec (Mach 3.56)

Point Target Distance:
3.2 Kilometers

Area Target Distance:
9.8 Kilometers

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
-10° to +80° / 86°/Sec

(Stabilized Manned Twin-gun Armored Ring @ Upper Bridge)
4x FA22.L82.C2R Chain-Driven Autocannons

Caliber:
22x140mm Unitary Case "TCAR.22"

Assembled Mass:
96.43 Kilograms (Including Helical Drums & Feeds)

Rifled Length:
1,804mm (82 Calibers) w/ Muzzle Brake

Ammunition Carriage:
Dual 600-Rd. Helical Drums & Linkless Feeds

Type-A - TCAR.22-HEIT:
98 g (Thin-Wall, 70 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

Type-B - TCAR-22-HEIAP:
160 g (Semi-Armor Piercing Ballistic Cap, 20 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

Select-Fire Operation:
Fully Automatic, 2 Sec/Low-Speed & 3 Sec/High-Speed Limiters

Arrested Burst:
16 Rds, 2 Sec @ 490 RPM (Half-Speed)

Targeted Burst:
48 Rounds, 3 Sec @ 980 RPM (Cyclic Rate-of-Fire)

Muzzle Velocity:
1,125 M/Sec (Mach 3.28)

High Speed Targets Engagement Distance:
2,000 Meters

Point Target Engagement Distance:
4,900 Meters

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
−11° to +80° / Power-Assist Traverse, 360° @ 90°/Sec

(4x MANPADS Launchers, Aft Deckhouse w/ 12 Reloads)
16x MHL.201R2 "Fire Lance" Radar-Homing Missiles

Missile Dimensions:
18.58 Kgs (41 Lbs) Weight, 1.61m (5'4") Length, 80mm (3.1") Diameter, 8x 75mm (2.95") Folding Wings

Missile Propulsion:
Solid-Fueled Rocket Aerospike, 7.18 Seconds to Burnout, 960 M/Sec (Mach 2.80)

Operation Envelope:
6,900m (4.3 Mi) Range, 3,860m (12,700 Ft) Max Climb @ 537 M/Sec (Mach 1.57), 9g Bank-to-Turn

Launch Method:
Crew-Served Portable Launchers (CSPL) / Reloadable Launch Pods

Missile Guidance:
Inertial Guidance + Inverse Monopulse Semi-Active Radar Homing (SARH)

Warhead Configuration:
75mm (2.95") Self-Forging Ta Fragment, 2.92 Kgs (6.44 Lbs) CL-20/HMX

Terminal Performance:
450mm (17.7") Armor Penetration, 500mm (19.7") Circular Error Probable

- Overview: -

The smallest and lightest of the 2022 Marquesan Naval Warship Commission's Grand Fleet Redesign, project "Mizuchi" gunboats are fast, seaworthy attack boats intended to monitor coastal waterways and riverine environments. With a built-in capability to replenish at sea and a 10-day standard excursion profile, the PGB carries 18 tons of fuel for its pair of TSF.23/60 turboshaft engines, this is enough fuel for almost 13 hours running at 42.73 knots, or Mizuchi can travel 1,570 nautical miles in just over two days at 27 knots, with 51.62 knot overrun available. Each drives a turbogenerator supplying the ship with up to 12 megawatts of overall electrical power for propulsion and ship systems. Permanent-magnet electric motors drive a pair of articulated shafts with surface-piercing 7-blade screws; the shafts move according to directional input up to 30 degrees, negating the need for a rudder. Articulated shafts give a tight turning circle to an already sharp and responsive boat; surface-piercing screws decrease drag, permitting the PGB to operate at its flank speed using only 7.7 megawatts, or just over 16,000 shaft horsepower. The ship's hull is made from HY-180 steel, allowing the ship to be welded from thin but rigid sections of sound-deadened double hull, which is cold-rolled into the sharp creased lines of the deep-V hull and clipper bow characteristic of nearly all Marquesan warships. The hull is designed to minimize slamming at high speeds, its steep deadrise and clipper bow keep the forecastle dry while cutting through waves rather than pitching vertically over them; a notched cruiser stern introduces air pockets beneath the boat at the aft quarters, decreasing drag and allowing the boat to run at very high speeds and propulsion efficiencies. In rough seas and open water, the Mizuchi class PGB's anti-roll gyros installed fore and aft correct horizontal movements, lists and leans as the ship banks to turn during maneuvers. The deckhouse is spacious and central, with a double-thickness steel exterior and armored glass panels. Below decks, 6 watertight compartments separate sections of the boat from each other, isolating noise and allowing flooding to be controlled in emergencies. A flybridge with sunshades and mounted launchers for Fire Lance missiles, a 22mm twin autocannon mount and an arch-shaped rearward mast with communications, optronics and radar mounted sits on the open deck above the bridge, allowing for open-air navigation as well as manned use of the ship's smaller weapons. Forward and aft of the deckhouse are twin 38mm autocannon turrets, operated remotely by the bridge. Central fire control and 3-axis stabilization mean deadly accuracy with 32 round-per-second bursts and all guns firing.

Mizuchi-class PGB's have an enclosed navigation bridge, with an open aft flybridge, including an electrically-powered ring turret, holding a pair of stabilized 22mm L/82 chain-driven autocannons and four MANPADS launchers for MHL.201R2 "Fire Lance" missiles, with an armored below-deck cabinet containing twelve reloads in a ready magazine. The flybridge's deck officer is provided with a vibration-deadened, mounted set of Royal Netane observation binoculars, which possess extremely powerful light-gathering lenses optimized for use in very low-light conditions, with up to 175x magnification. Forward and aft of the raised deckhouse are stabilized remote turrets housing 38mm L/85 chain-driven autocannons, controlled by the gunnery officer on the flybridge. The heavier 38mm guns operate fully-automatic at 480 RPM cyclic rate-of-fire, with 16 and 32-round (2 and 4 second) limiters per barrel; each gun feeds from dual 240-rd magazines, with HEIAP armor-piercing high explosive/incendiary and HEIT "thin-wall" high-capacity explosive/incendiary ammunition. The 38mm autocannons fire with a muzzle velocity of Mach 3.56, and can engage small point targets like a vehicle on shore, or a fast attack craft at up to 3,200 meters, or can be used to attack area targets like a shore fighting position, or a larger ship, at distances up to 9,800 meters, using high-definition thermal optics on the PGB's mast for fire control. Manned by a gunner's mate, the stabilized and powered ring mount on the flybridge carries a pair of 22mm L/82 autocannons, which can fire at either a half-speed 490 RPM rate, or at their full 980 RPM cyclic rate of fire. Short two-second bursts at the half-rate produce tight, 16-round bursts from each barrel; 3-second bursts at the full rate fire 48 rounds per barrel, allowing the gunner to choose to conserve ammunition and improve accuracy, or to increase the volume of fire without overheating the barrels. 22mm autocannons feed from dual 600-rd magazines with lightweight HEIT "thin-wall" high-capacity explosive rounds, employed against fast-moving air targets up to 2,000 meters, or with heavier HEIAP armor-piercing/high-explosive rounds used on surface targets up to 4,900 meters. In total, the ship carries 1,200 rounds for its 22mm autocannons and 960 rounds for its 38mm autocannons ready, in addition to sixteen Fire Lance missiles. The Fire Lance is a lightweight multirole missile, which can be used to engage air or surface targets with its 75mm shaped-charge warhead, capable of penetrating 450mm of modern armor. The missile flies at Mach 2.8, with just over seven seconds of boost from its solid-fuel rocket and altitude-adjusting aerospike nozzle. The missile is guided by the "Deneb" X-band fire control radar mounted to the PGB's mast; the radar has a 10,000 meter positive detection range, and the missile has a maximum engagement range of 6,900 meters and 3,860 meters altitude; four MANPADS launchers are mounted to the ship's flybridge, allowing excellent sightlines. At the moment of firing, the Deneb radar provides an inverse-monopulse homing signal to the missile, guiding it to its target with pinpoint accuracy. Fire Lance is most often employed to shoot down armored attack helicopters and large drones, however its shaped charge warhead is also lethal against modern tank armor, and can be used to attack surface targets like fast attack craft. Two high-definition optronics turrets are installed on the mast, providing day and night, all-weather observation, identification and targeting information to the PGB's crew by combining the inputs of a daylight sensor with mid and long-wave infrared sensors to produce a "false daylight" full-color thermal sight. A third Volans ball is installed just forward of the bridge, allowing the PGB to navigate in zero-visibility conditions without taking sensors away from fire control.

Real World Comparison - - Shaldag class patrol boat: Mizuchi is 6.26 meters longer than Shaldag, and just over a meter wider, with a corresponding 1.13 meter increase in draft and 15.86 tons in displacement at full load. The differences in hull shape, along with Mizuchi's anti-roll gyros, contribute to a dramatic improvement in seakeeping from Shaldag to Mizuchi; the sound-deadened PGB hull is quieter, though Shaldag is also notable for the same qualities of low slamming and excellent ride quality, due to similarities in the steep deadrise, deep-V hulls of both boats. Shaldag is powered by a pair of 2,253 horsepower, 12-cylinder diesel engines, driving steerable waterjets, giving that hull 62.58 horsepower per ton and a 50 knot top speed. The longer, deeper Marquesan boat requires more power to reach its top speed, and is so driven by a pair of turboshaft engines and permanent magnet DC induction motors, propelling articulated surface-drive screws to 51.62 knots flank speed with 10,270 horsepower. Mizuchi carries three times more fuel than Shaldag, and so has a longer 1,570 nautical mile traveling range despite higher fuel consumption, vs. Shaldag's 1,000 nautical mile range, with 10 days of supplies vs. Shaldag's 6. In addition, Mizuchi's crew of 20 have a much heaver armament of four 48mm autocannons, two 22mm autocannons and four MANPADS launchers, vs Shaldag's single 25mm gun, single 20mm gun, two 12.7mm machine guns and depth charges, reflecting different priorities in their designs. Mizuchi is an all-steel construction, vs. the lighter, aluminum Shaldag; while neither boat is armored, Mizuchi has a slightly higher fineness ratio at 4.35:1 vs. Shaldag's 4.13:1, however both boats have remarkable stability at speed, at sea, and in shallow waterways, where its minimal draft and beam allow both boats to move through narrow passages, while their hull designs allow for excellent seakeeping, and multi-day missions away from shore, though neither boat is truly optimized for trans-oceanic crossings.
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PBD.819 "Amaterasu"

Postby Marquesan » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:34 pm

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Nomenclature:PBD.819 class - "Amaterasu"
Classification:
Patrol Boat Destroyer

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
50 Total (5 Officers, 45 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
471.93 tons / 2.46m (8'1")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
670.73 tons / 3.30m (10'10")

Length/Beam @ Waterline:
60.71m (199'2") / 7.29m (23'10.9")

Length/Beam Overall:(8.19:1 L:B)
72.94m (239'4") / 8.9m (29'2.3")

Flank Speed:
48.63 knots (90 Km/H) @ 12,370 kW (16,590 HP)

Cruising Performance:
1,580 nmi (2,920 Km) in 2 Days, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes @ 30.4 knots (56.3 Km/H)

Long-Distance Traveling:
3,690 nmi (6,830 Km) in 7 Days, 2 Hours, 45 Minutes @ 21.65 knots (40 Km/H) Unrefueled

Maximum Endurance:(w/ 3x At-Sea Refuels)
15,580 nmi (28,860 Km) between replenishments in 30 Days @ 710 Kg/Hr per Turbine (120t Jet-A)

Thrust & Power: (39.98 HP/Ton)
2x Netane Kinetics TSF.45/112 Turboshaft Engines & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators (9,720 kW Each)

Final Drive:(2 Year Maint. Schedule)
2x 10,000 kW PM induction motors, 2 Shafts w/ 7-Blade bronze screws, 800mm diameter

Metallurgy:
Cold-rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) steel - friction-stir welded & annealed

Hull Construction:
Double keel & double hull, 6 watertight compartments

Hull Layout:
Clipper bow w/ sonar bulge, Deep-V wave-piercing hull & cruiser stern

Superstructure:
Central superstructure, sensor-integrated mast w/ comms tower & cool-air diffused, side-exit funnel

Seakeeping/Stability:
4x 1.49m, 10.06-ton Flywheels (2 Fore & 2 Aft, Active Gyroscopic Roll-Correction @ 1,100 RPM)

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° FOV

Rotation Speed:
360° in 4 Sec @ 90°/Sec

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:(Bulbous Bow, 270° Coverage, Down-Looking)
1x PARS.103 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 10 kW ERP

Operation Modes:
AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 96 Receivers, 1,028mm Toroidal Array

- Armaments: -

(2x Superfiring, Turrets B & C)
2x CHV.55.L83 Culverin Haute Vitesse

Caliber:
55x440mm STC (Semi-Telescoped Case)

Operation:
Long-Stroke Recoil, Gas-Assisted Blowback

Barrel Length:
4,540mm (L83) Rifled w/ Brake & Hydraulic Cooling Jacket

Barrel Type:
CFRP Outer Recoil Sleeves, Monolithic Steel Liner (Field-Replaceable)

Weapon Weight:
1,250 Kgs incl. Magazines (Unloaded)

HEDP Shell Description
Prefragmanted Steel, 3.00 Kgs CL-20/HMX Filler, 4.7 Kgs Overall Weight, 1,035 M/Sec (Mach 3.02) Muzzle Velocity

FGV Description:(Flechette Grande Vitesse)
Staballoy (3.7% Ti/Bal: DU) Finned Dart w/ Nylon Sabot

FGV Dimensions:
27mm Dia, 435mm Length, 20mm Frustrum, 10mm Meplat, 4.63 Kgs Weight

FGV Performance:
437mm (17.2") Perforation @ 1,310 M/Sec (Mach 3.82) 3,972 Kilojoules Kinetic Energy

Magazine:
Dual 480-Rd Helical Drums w/ Linkless Switching Feed

Rate of Fire:
128 Rounds per Minute (Cyclic)

Effective Firing Range:
11,400 Meters

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
-7° to +83° / 62°/Sec

(2x Armored Barbettes, Turrets A & D)
2x FA103.L52.R4 Stabilized Autoloading Rifle

Caliber:
103x710mm Telescoped Combustible-Case Auto Rifle "TCAR103"

Assembled Mass:
2,280 Kgs (Including Magazines & Hydraulics)

Rifled Length:
5,360mm, (52 Calibers) 13 Grooves, 1:2,800mm

Ballistics:
0.375 Drag Coefficient, 2.57 Stability Factor, 36,000 RPM @ Muzzle

Ammunition Carriage:
Dual 192-Rd. Helical Drums w/ Linkless Feeds

Rate Of Fire, 4-Round Burst:
64 Rds. per Minute (Actual)

Rate Of Fire, Semiautomatic:
51 Rds. per Minute (Cyclic)

Point Target Engagement Distance:
7,910 Meters

Area Target Engagement Distance:
16,030 Meters

Dispersion @ Max Engagement:
0.45 Milliradians (7.2 Meters @ ATED)

SAPHE Ammunition:
G7 Ballistic Profile, Semi-Armor Piercing Cap & Multi-Mode Fuze, 9.33 Kgs, 103x436mm

SAPHE Performance:
1,021 M/Sec (Mach 2.98) @ Muzzle / 57.15 kJ Muzzle Energy + 23.42 MJ Chemical Energy

FGV Ammunition:
34.33mm Dia, 600mm Length, 20mm Frustrum, 10mm Meplat, 10.57 Kgs Weight (Staballoy, 3.7% Ti/Bal: DU)

FGV Performance:
762mm (30") Perforation @ 1,800 M/Sec, (Mach 5.24) 17,123.4 Kilojoules Kinetic Energy

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
-27° to +27° / 62°/Sec

(2x CANDELS-I 8-Rd Launchers, Fore & Aft Deckhouse)
16x TAT.105 "Cinquedea" Thermal Anti-Tank Missile

Missile Dimensions:
57.75 Kgs (127.3 Lbs) Weight, 1.68m (5'5") Length, 160mm (6.3") Diameter

Missile Propulsion:
Smokeless Thrust-Vectoring Rocket/Aerospike, 78 Sec Boost, 370 M/Sec (Mach 1.07)

Performance Envelope:
29,000 Meters (18 Mi) Effective, 200mm (7.8") Circular Error Probable

Guidance Systems:
Dual-Band M/LWIR Thermal Seeker (AMPI.mL "Corvus") + Ring Laser Gyroscope (INS) & Midcourse Datalink

Warhead Configuration:
TAPHEI; 155mm Tantalum SFF Primary, (1,170mm Penetration) + 7.5 Kgs Be-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Warhead Fuzing:
MMW Radar Proximity Fuze; Detonation @ Ideal Standoff Distance

(3-Axis Deckhouse-Mounted Turret @ 120°/Sec)
1x Liquid-Cooled Xenon Arc Spotlight (32 kW; 4.8 Million Lumens)

- Overview: -

Project "Amaterasu" was undertaken to answer a MNWC (Marquesan Naval Warship Commission) commission for a heavily-armed fast attack craft capable of cruising extended distances in shallow coastal waterways and riverine environments. The vessel needed to be slender and hydrodynamically efficient; it needed to incorporate active anti-roll gyroscopes as all other monohull warships in Marquesan service do, it needed to be capable of making at least 40 knots flank speed and would require a range of at least 7,000 nautical miles, cruising above 20 knots. This requirement was met by the PBD.819 design, a 240-foot, 670 ton warship. Amaterasu measures just over 29 feet across at its widest point; the slender, deep-V hullform 8.19 times longer than it is wide keeps the class stable at low or high speeds, in rough seas and storms the slender clipper bow with a razor-sharp wave entry point pierces through waves rather than riding above them. Amaterasu's 50 sailors and officers are supplied electrical power and propulsion by a pair of large turboshaft engines, manufactured by Netane Kinetics to power large tiltrotor aircraft, The TSF.45/112 gas turbine engines run on jet fuel, consuming 710 kilograms per hour per turbine at Traveling Speed. The ship's turbines spin 10-megawatt Permanent Magnet electric induction motors, which in turn, spin a pair of propeller shafts. Each propeller is 800mm in diameter; the seven-blade screws are modeled after submarine screws, which delay the onset of cavitation and propeller noise to higher-than-normal speeds. At its cruising speed of more than 56.3 kilometers per hour, the Amaterasu class is extremely quiet. Both electric motors are interconnected, to allow one turbine to be offline and still have both screws turning evenly. At flank speed, the Amaterasu class requires less than 17 megawatts of propulsive power to reach 48.63 knots, or 90 kilometers per hour, easily provided for with a substantial power reserve for ship's systems with almost 20 megawatts of available power. PBD.819's are designed to cruise more than 2,900 kilometers in just over two days time at 34.68 knots, or 6,830 kilometers in seven days time at 21.65 knots between refuelings, making these some of the fastest, longest-range fast attack craft on the market today. With 26 days of supplies, two at-sea refuels are possible, allowing the Amaterasu class PBD to transit almost 21,000 kilometers in just 24 days. Because of the ship's long clipper bow and deep, slender wave form, PBD.819's have excellent seakeeping, and can be deployed in open ocean environments, such as enduring anti-piracy stations. Like other Marquesan-built warships, Amaterasu is optimized for operating in the cold, choppy water and harsh winter storms of Gholgoth, and so are built with full length double keels and true double hulls, with fuel oil stored in separated cells in the interstitial space between hulls. As with all other monohull designs, Amaterasu is welded from cold-rolled sections of HY-180 ultra-high strength steel, containing high percentages of nickel, chromium and molybdenum.

The Amaterasu class is employed officially as a Patrol Boat Destroyer; the excellent high-speed gunnery platform's slender hull carries ample room for autocannon magazines on either side of its raised superstructure and radar/communications mast. Unlike other ships of this size armed with large anti-shipping missiles and typically a smaller gun armament, Patrol Boat Destroyers of this class carry a pair of 3-axis stabilized 103mm L/52 Direct-Fire rifles, adapted from antitank duty, designed for the TDA.25 "Ajax" Tank Destroyer. Additionally, a pair of 55mm L/83 Direct-Fire rifles adapted from the Orcus Armored Weapons Carrier, Heirophant Lightweight/Unmanned Tank Destroyer and other platforms are mounted "superfiring" with their barrels above the 103mm turrets. On the upper deckhouse and fantail, 8-round pod-type CANDELS-I launchers with four rounds per side on movable arms carry TAT.105 Cinquedea Thermal Anti-Tank missiles by default, or can be optionally configured with "Bayonet" thermal SAM's or Partizan wire-guided short range antitank missiles. The Cinquedea, while smaller and lighter than most anti-shipping missiles carried by corvettes, destroyers and frigates, has a deadly 29,000 meter effective range, and packs a TAPHEI, or Tandem Armor Piercing/High-Explosive Incendiary warhead, which has a 155mm diameter first stage shaped charge warhead, followed by a 7.5 kilogram high explosive warhead. The shaped charge is intended to defeat up to 1,170mm of modern tank armor; no ship built in the modern era could hope to withstand a direct hit from a missile of this type. Once through the ship's exterior, the 7.5 kilogram secondary warhead, a mixture of toxic beryllium powder and CL-20/HMX explosive delivers a lethal Metal Augmented Charge detonation, the blast enhanced by high levels of beryllium in the explosive. The 127.3-pound Cinquedea missile is lethal when employed against ships smaller than destroyers; its two-color (M/WIR) infrared seeker is capable of target recognition in all weather conditions, and does not rely on ship's guidance once fired, making it more difficult to jam. For closer range combat, Amaterasu-class PBD's can rely on the four powerful direct-fire rifles mounted onboard. The heavier FA103.L52.R4 is hydraulically operated and autoloaded; the gun fires to a maximum effective range of over 16,000 meters, either in semiautomatic mode at 51 rounds per minute, or in a high speed "burst" setting, firing four rounds in 3.75 seconds and then reloading its four-round revolving ammunition cylinder. Amaterasu carries two ammunition types for the FA103; the first, its 9.07 kilogram SAPHE round with an armor-piercing ballistic cap over a CL-20/HMX high explosive filler. The second round is a depleted uranium Flechette Grande Vitesse, or APFSDS dart. The 103mm FGV leaves the muzzle at Mach 5.24; it delivers 17+ megajoules of kinetic energy, penetrating 30" of modern armor at 1,000 meters. In a naval warfare setting, this round can be used to disable the engines of smaller warships at great distances, firing directly into the engine compartment without the need to destroy the rest of the ship. Similarly, the two innermost gun turrets carry the Culverin 55mm L/83; a powerful but compact direct fire rifle optimized for mounting on light tracked and wheeled armor platforms. Firing at 128 rounds per minute, the CHV.55.L83 is capable of delivering either HEDP or FGV ammunition, with a maximum effective distance of 11,400 meters. While both guns were developed for mounting in tracked vehicles where magazine capacity is extremely limited, all four guns are equipped with deep, expanded naval magazines for this class, allowing for extended combat, with very high rates of accurate, high-velocity fire. A 4.8 million lumen xenon arc seachlight is fitted to the Amaterasu class as a primarily defensive non-lethal system; the searchlight is also useful for anti-submarine duties and visual communications over large distances.

Amaterasu-class Patrol Boat Destroyers employ the Testudo Mk. IV Battlespace Management System, fusing the encrypted, broadband SANMEN communications network's inputs and updates with a complete picture of the battlespace from the vessel's onboard sensors, in real time. This cohesive picture is displayed on the ship's bridge in an all-digital, full touchscreen display suite compiled by a small, modular, ruggedized supercomputer, kept in a vibration-isolated and temperature-controlled armored citadel. Full control of all functions from the bridge allows the vessel's officers to manipulate maps, menus and live feeds while operating all weapons and engine controls. The ship's RADAR and SONAR suites are incorporated, the Electronic Warfare Officer can manipulate the sensors with full instantaneous control; widespread use of technology dramatically reduces the crew requirement, allowing Amaterasu-class PBD's to carry more fuel, more armaments and more installed power than the majority of vessels in its class. Full computer control through the Testudo Mk. III of the vessel's engines monitors all engine conditions and adjusts up to 2,000 times per second a wide variety of inputs; this maximizes fuel economy and available power, while preventing dangerous conditions that could damage the vessel. An ultra-high resolution fire control suite is installed centering on the AMPI.vL "Volans" Mast-Mounted Optronics Pod, giving extraordinary resolution, range and extremely fine detection capabilities to the vessel.

Real World Comparison - - Buyan class Corvette: Amaterasu class PBD's are 670.73 tons at deep load, and the Buyan-M at 949 tons. PBD.819's are 72.94 meters in total length and 8.9 meters at the widest point, the Buyan-M class is 75 meters in length and 11 meters in beam, with 2.5 meters full-load draft vs. 2.54 meters for Amaterasu. The Marquesan-built PBD is powered by twin turboshafts driving permanent magnet DC induction motors, while Buyan-M drives two shafts through gearboxes with naval diesel engines, giving a much higher flank speed of 48.63 knots or 90 kilometers per hour for Amaterasu vs Buyan-M's 26 knots, comparable to the PBD's cruising speed. The dramatically higher top speed is due in part to a better fineness ratio of 8.19:1 vs Buyan-M's 6.82:1, and also due to a higher thrust-to-weight ratio of 39.98 HP/Ton vs. 15.36 HP/Ton for Buyan-M. Amaterasu has a greater long-distance cruising range of 3,690 nautical miles at 21.65 knots, where Buyan's best range is 2,300 nautical miles at 12 knots. 52 sailors and officers live and work aboard the Buyan-M, while only 50 are required on Amaterasu, which is equipped with anti-roll gyroscopes Buyan lacks. The Buyan class corvette is armed with a 100mm naval gun, two 30mm AK-630-M2 "Duet" CIWS with Pantsir-M missile launchrs, and VLS cells for Kalibr or Oniks AShM, plus four SAM launchers and a pair of 14.5mm machine guns. Amaterasu carries a pair of 55mm autocannons, a pair of 103mm autocannons, and a pair of 8-round TAT.105 "Cinquedea" Thermal Anti-Tank Missile launchers. The very different armaments of these otherwise similar ships reflect very different priorities; Buyan-M is intended to provide close-range anti-air defense and a high volume of autocannon and heavy small arms fire against surface targets; Amaterasu is intended to engage ships its own size and larger with direct-fire autocannons, reinforced by a robust intermediate-range surface-to-surface thermal missile capability. This focused armament on a fast, shallow-draft small warship allows engagement of tracked and wheeled armor, ships up through Frigate and Destroyer classes and a wide variety of other surface targets which would need to be engaged with a very imited number of AShM's on Buyan-M.
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FMF.968R2 "Akurra"

Postby Marquesan » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:09 pm

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Nomenclature:FMF.968R2 class - "Akurra"
Classification:
Fast Missile Frigate

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
200 Total (12 Officers, 188 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
3,045 tons / 4.31m (14'1.7")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
3,850 tons / 4.67m (15'3.9")

Length/Beam @ Waterline:
130.36m (427'8.3") / 12.45m (40'10")

Length/Beam Overall:(9.86:1 L:B)
137.83m (452'2.3") / 14.23m (46'8")

Flank Speed:
41.82 knots (77.45 Km/H) @ 41,530 kW (55,690 HP)

Cruising Performance:
3,830 nmi (7,090 Km) in 5 Days @ 31.72 knots (58.75 Km/H)

Long-Distance Traveling:
6,700 nmi (12,400 Km) in 15 Days, 17 Hours @ 17.75 knots (32.87 Km/H) Unrefueled

Maximum Endurance:(w/ 3x At-Sea Refuels)
28,100 nmi (52,040 Km) between replenishments in 66 Days @ 1,090 Kg/Hr per Turbine (410t Fuel Oil)

Powerplant:
2x 22 MPa (3,200 PSI) / 550°C (1,022°F) Supercritical Steam (Oil-Fired) boilers - 10 Year Maint. Schedule

Power Generation:(17.41 HP/Ton)
2x 25,000 kW high-pressure steam turbines & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:
2x 25MW PM induction motors, 2 Shafts w/ 7-Blade bronze screws, 1,600mm diameter

Metallurgy:
Cold-rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) steel - friction-stir welded & annealed

Hull Construction:
Double keel & double hull, 6 watertight compartments

Hull Layout:
Clipper bow w/ sonar bulge, Deep-V wave-piercing hull & cruiser stern

Superstructure:
Low-RCS mid-aft superstructure, sensor-integrated mast & cool-air diffused, side-exit funnel

Aviation Facilities:
Below-deck aft hangar & helipad w/ elevator for 1x CIR.60R2 "Corax" Helicopter

Seakeeping/Stability:
6x 4.65m, 38.5-ton Flywheels (3 Fore & 3 Aft, Active Gyroscopic Roll-Correction @ 1,100 RPM)

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° FOV

Rotation Speed:
360° in 4 Sec @ 90°/Sec

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:(Bulbous Bow, 270° Coverage, Down-Looking)
1x PARS.103 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 10 kW ERP

Operation Modes:
AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 96 Receivers, 1,028mm Toroidal Array

- Armaments: -

CANDELS-II VLS - (1x amidships, + 1x forward starboard & 1x port)
- 8x HTS.102R2(N) "Morningstar" Subsonic cruise missiles
- 32x RHM.147R3 "Corseque" Supersonic radar-homing missiles
- 32x GRA.202R2 "Varuna" Laser-guided artillery rockets

"Minerva" CADS - (2x @ Forward & Aft Deckhouse)
- FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun
- x8 per turret AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" heat-seeking missiles

127/B2-73SR "Janus" - (1x, @ Forecastle)
Super-Rapid Twin 5" Gun System

(3-Axis Deckhouse-Mounted Turret @ 120°/Sec)
1x Liquid-Cooled Xenon Arc Spotlight (32 kW; 4.8 Million Lumens)

- Overview: -

Fastest and smallest of the 900-series warships designed and built in 2021 and 2022, the Revision-2 Akurra-class frigate is an enlargement and refinement of the previous corvette, produced by the Akurra shipyard, in Ni'hua, Ataa Prefecture, resulting in an increase in tonnage from 508 tons unloaded to 3,045 and to 3,850 tons at full load. Adopting a pencil-thin hullform 9.86 times longer than it is wide with a clipper bow, the improved Akurra R2 is built around a small but powerful high-pressure turbo-electric powerplant, set mid-rear in the hull, with a side-exit funnel which diffuses cool air with the ship's turbine exhaust, lowering the ship's thermal signature. Turbine intakes are integrated into the base of the funnel, which sits forward of the ship's below-deck aviation hangar and hydraulic elevator, and the aft Minerva CADS turret. Akurra's turbomachinery begins with supercritical steam boilers manufactured from inconel steel; the pair of boilers heat steam to 3,200 PSI and more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Superheated steam from the boilers drives a pair of high-efficiency steam turbines, each spinning a 25 megawatt Permanent Magnet DC induction motor. The motors are interconnected, to allow one turbine to be offline and have both shafts remain spinning. Each motor spins a propeller shaft, driving a 1.6 meter 7-blade bronze screw, modeled after submarine screws which delay the onset of cavitation and prop noise to higher-than-normal speeds; at Akurra's cruising speed of 58.75 Km/H or just under 32 knots, Akurra is extremely quiet. Between the ship's engine compartment and deckhouse is the ship's rearmost CANDELS-II vertical launch system, typically containing a mixture of artillery rockets and long-range subsonic cruise missiles. A stealthy deckhouse with sensor-integrated low-RCS mast contains the ship's bridge and living quarters for the 200 sailors and officers aboard. Forward of this structure, the ship's forward Minerva CADS turret and two CANDELS-II VLS arrays dominate the mid-front area of the ship, with a twin-127mm "Janus" naval gun on the forecastle. Over 450 feet in length and just under 47 feet in width, Akurra can make almost 42 knots indicating just under 55,700 horsepower, or can cruise 6,700 nautical miles in under sixteen days. The frigate's deeper draft vs. its previous corvette hull excludes it from some shallower waterways, however its 7.34 meter draft at full load dramatically increases the ship's stability, which is further improved by the inclusion of anti-rolling gyros, installed fore and aft. The six installed flywheels are electrically powered, using their rotational energy to dampen the ship's horizontal movements, correcting the ship as it turns and pitches over waves, especially noticeable in stormy seas where Akurra's 4.67 meter deep bulbous bow with installed downward-looking sonar, its razor-thin wave entry point and long clipper bow pierce through waves rather than riding over crests and troughs. Akurra is constructed with a full-length double hull and double keel, and six watertight compartments; the ship is welded from cold-rolled segments of HY-180 steel, traditionally used in submarine construction for its higher strength, due to high percentages of nickel, chromium and molybdenum. 410 tons of fuel oil is stored in twelve 35-ton self-sealing fuel cells, placed in the interstitial spaces between bulkheads, in the space between Akurra's inner and outer hulls. Keeping fuel "on the outside" in this manner prevents a single penetration from depleting all, or even most, of the ship's fuel; it also creates an energetic, ad-hoc "reactive armor" which directs any explosion outward rather than inward if the ship should be struck with an anti-shipping missile.

The primary missile armament of the Akurra-class frigate is the fearsome "Corseque" radar homing missile. 1,200 pounds in weight and more than 16 feet in length, the large and heavy RHM.147R3 travels at Mach 5.3 to ranges of more than 180 miles, allowing the frigate to strike land-based radar installations and warships with highly accurate fire from standoff ranges, requiring just over two minutes to strike at its maximum range, with each Akurra generally carrying 32 of the missiles, which are equally adept at striking aerial targets, up to almost 94,000 feet in altitude with a vicious annular blast/fragmentation warhead, which does not require a direct hit to kill even the largest of aircraft with a single missile. Supplementary to this, a typical loadout includes 8x "Morningstar" supersonic cruise missiles and 32x "Varuna" ballistic artillery rockets. Fired with a short-duration ejection booster which jettisons after launch, the stealthy, subsonic Morningstar is a 2,900-pound nuclear capable cruise missile with a 900+ mile range carrying either a TAPHEI tandem shaped-charge+HE conventional package, or a 480-kiloton thermonuclear warhead, optimized for destruction of deeply-buried bunkers and underground missile silos with pinpoint accuracy. While arming a ship of this size with nuclear-tipped missiles is rare, HTS.108R2N missiles have been successfully test-fired from Akurra-class frigates under operational conditions. The slender "Varuna" rocket is four meters in length and 200mm diameter; 48 rockets fit in the vertical launch array, just forward of the ship's bridge. When fired, the Varuna rocket fires a semi-ballistic trajectory to a preprogrammed burnout point and jettisons its nosecone to expose a laser seeker. Working in coordination with ground units or loitering drones, the Varuna rockets can be guided onto their targets with pinpoint accuracy from 70,000 meters maximum distance. Three warhead types are carried aboard the ship, typically 16 of each warhead type. Type-A warheads are thermobaric airburst munitions, designed for clearing landing zones, destroying buildings and effectively engaging hard-to-hit fighting positions from above with high-angle fire. Type-B warheads are Hard Target Penetrators, using a heavily-built steel warhead case to punch through up to three meters of rock, earth or reinforced concrete before detonating. Type-C warheads deploy anti-tank submunitions, which self-guide toward tracked armor, seeking the heat blooms from their engines and detonating a shaped charge warhead above the top armor of such armored vehicles. The primary gun armament of the Akurra class is common to several other Marquesan and foreign-built warships, the 127/B2-73SR "Janus" twin 5" turret. The Janus gun is both versatile and uncommonly powerful, feeding two barrels at 164 RPM combined rate-of-fire. The turret can feed all of three ammunition types with a wide variety of priorities and ammunition strings available through fire control. Armor-piercing, multimode prefragmented shell, and long-range finned/guided shells allow for massive flexibility in choosing and engaging targets at varying ranges, up to 70 miles with guided, finned Type-C ammunition. For defense against aerial targets, a pair of "Minerva" CADS turrets fore and aft provide sweeping defensive cover for the ship with their characteristic 38x290mm "Twin Triples" rotary cannon and AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" missile, each turret carrying eight missiles. The FA38 TTR "Twin Triples Rotary" is driven hydraulically at 2,880 RPM, and employs two counter-rotating arrangements of three barrels each. The gun produces extremely tight bursts of accurate fire with 524-gram prefragmented "thin-wall" concussion-type rounds, which pack an unusually large charge of beryllium-enhanced CL-20/HMX. Upon detonation, the TCAR38.PHEI ammunition produces a tremendous blast. In conjunction with other rounds detonating in proximity, they are an effective barrier to missiles, aircraft, helicopters and other threats. The gun is intended as a close-in weapon system that can also engage surface targets at distance, with a wide, uninterrupted field of fire at the far aft of the ship on an elevated platform. Its 38mm ammunition has a very high muzzle velocity from its 3.3 meter long barrels with a moderate rate of fire and tremendous multifunction utility. Additionally, a 4.8 million lumen xenon arc seachlight is fitted to Akurra class frigate as a primarily defensive non-lethal system; the searchlight is also useful for anti-submarine duties and visual communications over large distances.

Akurra class Frigate carry a class-leading command and control suite, the Testudo Mk. IV which incorporates fire control with broadband communications from the vessel's encrypted SANMEN suite, a sensor-fused picture of the battlefield blending inputs from other units with the vessel's own sensors to create a three-dimensional live feed of the battlespace, integrating all aspects of the vessel's operation including its engines and weapons. The vessel's central computer, the Testudo Rosso EMP-hardened supercomputer simultaneously manages the vessel's functions from a climate controlled armor-steel citadel in the vessel's interior. BAC.59's carry a sensitive, modern C-band radar, rotating inside a radome at the top of Akurra's mast. The "Spica" radar is capable of detecting, identifying and tracking as many as 500 simultaneous airborne objects and ships moving on the surface around it at a maximum distance of 300 kilometers. Optical identification of surface and airborne objects is handled by "Volans" Naval Optronics ball turrets placed on Akurra's mast. The Volans ball includes visible light, long-wave and mid-wave infrared sensors, and also a laser targeting suite which allows the ship to identify, track and prosecute airborne and surface threats with extreme accuracy in all weather conditions, day or night. The AES.40 Electronic Warfare suite passively "listens" for non-friendly electromagnetic signals and "learns" the pattern. Once positively identified and learned, AES.40 allows the operators to selectively jam hostile signals by focusing directed radar energy in the original sender's wavelength, adding +/- 40 dB gain without interfering with friendly signals, while the "Spica" radar generates hundreds of false signals in Electonic Warfare mode. The robust PARS.103 Sonar suite provides a robust passive/active sonar which is extremely effective at producing realistic three-dimensional images in sonar; PARS.103 produces wideband chirps and pings in active mode, allowing different frequencies to respond to different encountered objects at depth differently. In using a very wide spectrum, the sonar suite produces a far more accurate picture of undersea objects than traditional sonar.

Real World Comparison - - Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship: Akurra class Frigates are roughly 22 meters longer than the Freedom class LCS, however Akurra is thinner at its widest point by 3.3 meters and drafts 700 millimeters deeper at full load, reflecting a fineness ratio of 9.68:1 vs Freedom's 6.57:1. Additionally, Akurra is 350 tons heavier at full load due to an all-steel construction vs Freedom's steel hull and aluminum superstructure; these initial differences reflect a difference in role, with Akurra designed from its outset for high speeds in Gholgoth's rough, stormy seas, where Freedom class ships are designed for the littoral environment, operating in coastal defense roles. 200 sailors and officers live and work aboard the Akurra class frigate, where the Freedom class LCS was designed to run with a mission crew of 65, though Akurra's anti-rolling gyros do not have an equivalent system aboard the Freedom class, which would not be as stable in stormy seas as the longer, deeper-drafting Akurra. FMF.968's can make a top speed of 41.82 knots on its two inconel boilers, with 50 megawatts of available power from a pair of electric motors which drive 7-blade screws. Freedom is powered by waterjet drive, and a mixture of turbine and diesel power, the more efficient Marquesan boilers and the finer, more hydrodynamically-efficient hull deliver a much longer cruising range, at 6,700 nautical miles vs. Freedom's 3,500 nautical miles, though Freedom and Akurra share similar power-to-weight ratios at 16.31 HP/Ton for Freedom and 17.41 HP/Ton for Akurra. Akurra's below-deck aviation hangar is a different arrangement than Freedom's hangar incorporated into its deckhouse. The smaller deckhouse and lower profile of the Akurra class corvette contribute to a smaller radar cross section, despite carrying a much heavier armament than the Freedom class LCS. Freedom carries a helicopter and a pair of "Fire Scout" drones, where Akurra carries a single stealthy "Corax" helicopter. Freedom's open rotating G-band radar presents a brighter target than Akurra's mast-integrated C-band radar array. Freedom's primary armament is a 57mm L/70 naval gun, which is dramatically outmatched by Akurra's 127mm twin Janus gun. Freedom carries a pair of 30mm single-barrel autocannons, a 21-round RIM-116 missile launcher, and four 12.7mm machine guns, in addition to 8 Naval Strike Missiles, 24 Hellfire missiles, and a 150 kW High Energy Laser. In addition to the 127mm twin gun, Akurra carries 32x Corseque radar homing missiles, 32x Varuna artillery rockets and 8x Morningstar subsonic stealthy cruise missiles, which can be optionally, though infrequently in practice, nuclear-armed. In addition, 16x Bayonet thermal-guided surface-to-air missiles and a pair of 38mm "Twin-Triples" rotary guns, as part of Minerva CADS. The 38mm TTR carried by Akurra has six rotating barrels, with an effective rate-of-fire of 2,880 RPM, where each of Freedom's two autocannons can sustain 100/200 rounds per minute. Akurra's Minerva CADS turret will deliver 144 or 288 round bursts in 3 or 6 seconds with half-kilogram shells, effective against moving point targets like aircraft, drones, and missiles at 3,200 meters distance and 3,125 meters altitude, or against surface targets at 9,800 meters, delivered at a muzzle velocity of 1,220 M/Sec. The 30mm Bushmaster II delivers 550-gram shells to an effective range of 5,100 meters, at 1,080 M/Sec muzzle velocity. Freedom's NSM is a 410 kilogram subsonic sea-skimming missile with a 555 kilometer maximum range, launched by rocket booster with a turbojet sustainer motor and a 125 kilogram warhead, 3.95 meters long. Hellfire weighs 49 kilograms at launch, is 1.6 meters in length and a Mach 1.3 travel speed, to 11,000 meters maximum range, with a tandem high-explosive warhead designed for anti-tank or anti-gunboat use. The RIM-116 missile is a Mach 2 surface-to-air missile, 73.5 kilograms at launch, 2.79 meters long, and delivering a 11.3 kilogram warhead to a maximum range of 10,000 meters, with passive and active infrared homing with a two-color infrared sensor. The 300-kilometer range and Mach 5.3 sustained speed of the deadly Corseque missile makes it a fearsome tool for anti-air use against some of the highest and fastest-flying aircraft in the world. The size of its warhead and its high speed make it stunningly effective against land-based or naval radars, reaching its maximum range in two minutes to deliver a heavy annular blast/fragmentation warhead capable of causing tremendous damage to warships and ground radar installations. In comparison to the Naval Strike Missile carried by Freedom-class LCS, Corseque is larger, heavier and many times faster, while some flight profiles will yield a longer range than Corseque, the subsonic missile gives more time to the enemy to alter its posture before the strike.
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HKD.965R2 "Damballa"

Postby Marquesan » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:57 pm

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Artwork by Myric, 2022.

Nomenclature:HKD.965R2 class - "Damballa"
Classification:
ASW Hunter/Killer, Destroyer

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
300 Total (30 Officers, 270 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
5,880 Tons / 5.52m (18'1.3")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
7,330 Tons / 6.31m (20'8.4")

Length/Beam @ Waterline:
157.14m (515'6") / 15.75m (51'7")

Length/Beam Overall:(9.65:1 L:B)
165.72m (543'8.4") / 17.17m (56'4")

Flank Speed:
38 knots (70.38 Km/H) @ 65,500 kW (87,840 HP)

Cruising Performance:
4,270 nmi (7,910 Km) in 5 Days, 12 Hours @ 32.5 knots (60.19 Km/H)

Long-Distance Traveling:
8,340 nmi (15,450 Km) in 21 Days, 5.5 Hours @ 16.38 knots (30.32 Km/H) Unrefueled

Maximum Endurance:(w/ 3x At-Sea Refuels)
35,380 nmi (65,520 Km) between replenishments in 90 Days @ 820 Kg/Hr per Turbine (1,250t Fuel Oil)

Powerplant:
3x 22 MPa (3,200 PSI) / 550°C (1,022°F) Supercritical Steam (Oil-Fired) boilers - 10 Year Maint. Schedule

Power Generation:(13.16 HP/Ton)
3x 25,000 kW high-pressure steam turbines & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:
3x 25MW PM induction motors, 3 Shafts w/ 7-Blade bronze screws, 3,600mm diameter

Metallurgy:
Cold-rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) steel - friction-stir welded & annealed

Hull Construction:
Double keel & double hull, 8 watertight compartments

Hull Layout:
Clipper bow w/ sonar bulge, Deep-V wave-piercing hull & cruiser stern

Superstructure:
Central, low-RCS superstructure, sensor-integrated mast & cool-air diffused, side-exit funnel

Seakeeping/Stability:
8x 4.51m, 55-ton Flywheels (4 Fore & 4 Aft, Active Gyroscopic Roll-Correction @ 1,100 RPM)

Aviation Facilities:
Below-deck aft hangar & helipad w/ elevator for 2x CIR.60R2 "Corax" Helicopter

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

(x3) APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° FFOV

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

(x1) APAs5.2000R "Bellatrix"
Classification:
Naval Tracking Radar, 35-Beam Processing, 90° RFOV

Operation Mode:
S-Band AESA, 2,000W ERP, 75 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
500 Km Detection Range, No-Blind Speed Coverage < Mach 25

Rotation:
360° in 3 Sec @ 120°/Sec

Notes:
0.5m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Hypersonic/Ballistic Optimized

(x4) AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:
(Bulbous Bow, 270° Coverage, Down-Looking)
1x PARS.103 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 10 kW ERP

Operation Modes:
AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 96 Receivers, 1,028mm Toroidal Array

(Fully-Reelable Internal Winch @ Stern)
1x ULTAS.600 Towed Sonar Array, 600 Meters Length, 60x Ultra-Low Noise Hydrophones

- Armaments: -

CANDELS-III VLS - (2x Amidships)
- 40x SAM.155R2 "Ahriman" Surface-to-air missiles
- 40x PAS.1060 "Sarissa" Anti-shipping missiles
- 48x RAS.200 "Trishula" Rocket-launched torpedoes

"Minerva" CADS - (2x @ Forward & Aft Deckhouse)
- FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun
- x8 per turret AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles

127/B2-73SR "Janus" - (1x, @ Forecastle)
Super-Rapid Twin 5" Gun System

ASN.400 "Seadevil" - (4x Stern Racks, 32x Each)
Armed Solar-Powered Sonobuoys

HOT.126(N) - (2x 500mm submerged launch doors @ bow, x8 each)
Fiber-Optic Wire-Guided Torpedoes

(3-Axis Deckhouse-Mounted Turret @ 120°/Sec)
1x Liquid-Cooled Xenon Arc Spotlight (32 kW; 4.8 Million Lumens)

- Overview: -

The 900-series anti-submarine destroyer, codenamed "Damballa" during development is a clean-sheet redesign of the MNWC's existing ASW frigate. This 2nd revision is a longer and heavier craft, 9.65 times longer than she is wide, the new HKD.965R2 class retains the dedicated Anti-Submarine Hunter/Killer role, while trading gas turbines for steam, and adding modern, supercritical steam boilers, constructed from corrosion-resistant Inconel. The Marquesan-built destroyer boilers operate at 3,200 PSI and over 1,000 degrees F; superheated steam feeds high-efficiency turbines, which each spin a 25-megawatt Permanent Magnet electric motor. The motors are interconnected, so one or two turbines can be offline and all three shafts still turn. Each motor spins a shaft driving a 3.6-meter 7-blade bronze propeller, designed after submarine propellers which delay the onset of cavitation and prop-noise to much higher speeds. The three-shaft Damballa class destroyer's props allow the ship to reach 38 knots at full speed, but can cruise almost silently at 16.4 knots for more than 15,000 kilometers. The deep draft hull has a razor-sharp wave entry point, and its long clipper bow keeps the forecastle dry, even in heavy seas. The ship's bow-mounted sonar bulge acts as a bulbous bow, which pushes the bow wave forward and allows the ship to cut through waves rather than riding above them and pitching vertically with each crest and trough. The Damballa class is, as all new Marquesan-built monohull combat vessels are, equipped with anti-roll gyroscopes, which correct the ship's rolling motions. Active anti-roll correction means the ship stays level, especially in choppy seas and when traveling at angles oblique to the waves, Damballa-class destroyers pierce through with a level deck, exhibiting remarkable stability and speed. HKD.965 hulls are built with a full-length double keel and a true double hull, 1,250 tons of fuel oil is stored in sixteen 80-ton separated cells, in the interstitial spaces created between the ship's inner and outer hulls, 8 per side. The ships are designed this way to create more interior space and to ensure that a single rupture does not deplete the ship's fuel supply. These fuel cells, if punctured, blow out, expending tremendous energy but containing the damage and forcing any explosion outward, rather than inward.

Easily distinguishable from the smaller Akurra-class frigate by its three-intake-per-side, cold-air diffusing funnel with distinctive red band, Damballa is built around its twin 64-cell CANDELS-III strike-length vertical launch systems, equipped with the latest and most powerful Marquesan-built weapons. To the rear of the CANDELS-III arrays is the engine compartment, with its three boilers, steam turbines, turbogenerators and propulsion induction motors. Moving further aft, a below-deck aviation hangar is large enough to house two CIR.60R2 "Corax" stealth reconnaissance helicopters; an electrohydraulic elevator brings the helicopters up to the flight deck, with air traffic control station located on the rear of the deckhouse, and the ship's rear Minerva CADS mount. The ship's stern is dominated by four below-deck minelaying racks for ASN.400 "Seadevil" armed sonobuoys and a winch for the ship's 600-meter towed sonar array. Forward of the VLS is the ship's low-RCS deckhouse and sensor-integrated mast, where space is made for living quarters for the ship's 300 sailors and officers. Forward of this structure, the ship's forward Minerva CADS installation and the twin 127mm "Janus" gun turret dominate the ship's forward structure. The ship's bow includes foward-facing submerged torpedo doors, with sixteen HOT.126 "Kali" torpedoes, which can be optionally, though in practice infrequently, armed with a 480-kiloton S307.217TAu thermonuclear warhead, approved for destruction of large formations of hostile submarines or other clear-cut massed or critical military targets. The heavy and powerful SAM.155R2 "Ahriman" carried aboard Damballa-class destroyers is a near-hypersonic, 2,000+ pound weapon designed to deliver a lethal 120.88-kilogram annular blast-fragmentation warhead to altitudes of over 120,000 feet at Mach 4.7. A tandem seeker combines a small X-band radar with a long-wave infrared sensor to produce stunningly crisp targeting images. Powered by a latest-generation smokeless rocket/ramjet, the Ahriman missile is almost impossible to evade as only a handful of manned aircraft are capable of flying faster, and the missile does not require a direct hit to produce a kill at distance of 150 kilometers from the ship, even against the largest cargo, maritime or bomber aircraft.

Ships of this class are purpose-built to one end alone, hunting and destroying deep-diving, quiet modern submarines. To this end, it is equipped with a powerful bow-mounted Phased Array Ring Sonar, which precisely interprets the range, speed and type of contact with a downward-looking hydrophone array more than six meters below the waves. Active pings can be produced with a transducer array placed inside the ring of hydrophones. The transducers produce powerful wideband "chirps" that produce crisp, clear images of objects and creatures in the water, the surface of the seabed beneath, and even the directionality of water currents beneath the ship. In addition, a 600-meter towed sonar array is deployed to produce stunningly clear images of objects in the water and on the seafloor, and for detecting submarines operating below thermoclines. Using this data, Damballa class Destroyers can deploy three primary weapons in intercepting hostile submarines; the "Kali" wire-guided torpedo, the "Trishula" rocket-launched torpedo, and the "Seadevil" armed sonobuoy. The Kali torpedo is guided to its target via a double-ended fiber-optic cable reel 75,000 meters long. Fired from four submerged torpedo doors on the Damballa class destroyer, each Kali torpedo can be guided by the sensitive passive sonar array, traveling at 69 knots. The Kali torpedo is powered by a hydrazine tank which expends over an iridium catalyst, creating a combustible gas which is burned in a small gas turbine. Once inside the target area, the Kali torpedo begins active-homing using its own sonar seeker head, using wideband chirps to create clear sonar images that distinguish the submarine from its decoys. A 280-kilogram high-explosive warhead can be substituted at-sea for the S307.217TAu nuclear warhead aboard Marquesan combat vessels, and is authorized for use against large assembled fleets of hostile submarines, in environments where there is no large-scale risk to civilian populations. The Trishula rocket-launched torpedo is fired vertically from launch cells on the destroyer, and ascends on a ballistic trajectory as long as 15,000 meters. Once over the target area, the torpedo jettisons the rocket body and plunges with a drogue parachute to its ideal water-entry speed, roughly 100 Km/H. The torpedo plunges into the water vertically, and once it has a clear picture, begins actively homing for its target, descending in a helical search pattern. Once the target is acquired, the torpedo's path straightens out and attacks the hostile submarine, at depths of up to 800 meters, detonating a 67.44 kilogram high explosive warhead in a direct contact attack profile, with the intent of puncturing the submarine hull. The Seadevil loitering armed sonobuoy mounts a small downward-looking passive ring sonar array on vibration-dampened mounts away from the body of the buoy. Once in the water, the Seadevil deploys a 1,500 meter low-noise braided tether, with an upward-facing Ultra Low Frequency (ULF) transducer attached. At full extension, this creates a 1,500 meter "trap" encompassing the maximum crush depths of all known submarine types. If a hostile sonar signature crosses the trap, the Seadevil releases a 1,000 meter low-noise braided tether and a finned "Freefall" 240-kilogram depth charge, which is guided to its target with pinpoint accuracy by the upward looking transducer and downward facing passive array. Above the waterline, the sonobuoy carries a high-efficiency solar "concentrator" cell, sitting beneath a light-gathering Fresnel lens which focuses even diffuse sunlight and directs it, from any angle, onto the solar cell. Powering a salt-water battery which interacts with the seawater around it to constantly maintain its electrolytic charge, the Seadevil can loiter for a classified, but very long time, anchored to the seabed, or drifting with currents in very deep water. If the Seadevils are anchored or free-floating, they are maintained by the Damballa class Destroyer, which maintains contact with each sonobuoy using the SANMEN ad-hoc communications network. If placed one kilometer apart, the Destroyer carries enough Seadevils to monitor a 128 kilometer stretch of water, doubling the capacity of the outgoing Frigate design.

To answer the threat of hostile ships and land-attack missions, Damballa class destroyers carry a complement of PAS.1060 "Sarissa" precision anti-shipping missiles for engagement of hostile warships. The weapon weighs 570 kilograms by itself, just over four meters in length and 380mm in diameter with sets of cruciform folding wings fore and aft. Its booster is 1.6 meters in length and the same diameter, making overall length 5.63 meters, and its wingspan 1.41 meters extended. Sarissa launches vertically, and begins maneuvering toward its target after clearing just a few meters in altitude, engaging warships as large as aircraft carriers, and lethal to ships below 20,000 tons. Because the missile is fired vertically and can adjust course up to 200° after launch, the ship does not need to maneuver or expose itself to its target to fire, and could fire all of its missiles at a target in one attack; "dog leg" waypointed flight profiles can be programmed in to allow multiple missiles to strike the target simultaneously, overwhelming its defenses. Sarissa carries a heavy tandem warhead, consisting of a powerful shaped charge primary which pierces up to 2.6 meters of rock, concrete or steel, delivering a 161-kilogram aluminized High-Explosive warhead, which produces a massive, enhanced blast behind armor. A highly-accurate INS + Active Radar Homing + DataLink midcourse update system allow Sarissa to attack with pinpoint accuracy, rated to a circular error probable of just 5,000mm. Damballa class Destroyers carry a peerless electronic warfare suite, including a low-RCS mast mounting for three fixed-panel C-band "Spica" AESA radars. These 2020-designed radars provide involuntary identification and tracking for hundreds of air and surface targets and a high probability of detection for targets as small as 0.01 m² RCS. Side-Looking 20-kilowatt Passive/Active Sonar arrays mounted to the vessel's hull amidships allow Damballa class Destroyers to produce highly detailed maps of the seafloor and to precisely image any objects in the water, to actively search for submarines at great range or to listen with high precision to contacts without revealing the destroyer's position. "Volans" Naval Optronics Pods mounted on the mast provide optical detection and tracking for air and surface targets in all weather, day or night using a combination of long and mid-wave infrared and optical light sensors. A 576-processor EMP-hardened supercomputer in an armored, climate-controlled citadel and an ultra-high resolution "Kanaloa" inertial guidance system merge the inputs of the vessel's sensors with information collected from the encrypted SANMEN communications suite to form a unified picture of the battlespace in the Testudo Mk. III fire control suite. This "sensor fusion" overlaid with Blue Force Tracking is presented to the vessel's officers in an all-glass touchscreen bridge information suite, through which every aspect of the vessel's operations can be managed. The vessel's engines are fully controlled by the onboard supercomputer, which continuously optimizes power delivery and fuel burn parameters according to load inputs, sea state, etc. The ship's GPS-independent TIMU uses a combination of Hemispherical Resonance Gyroscopes, accelerometers and resonators with active-self calibration to nearly eliminate the drift common in inertial guidance systems, meaning that HKD.965R2's can continue to operate even in communications or even satellite-denied environments without losing navigation.

Destroyers of this class are optimized for anti-submarine warfare, however the reality of modern combat means that dedicated ASW hunters must also defend themselves from air and surface threats. To this end, HKD's carry the "Minerva" CADS, or Combined Arms Defenses System, which integrates eight AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" thermal-seeking missile launchers with the FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38mm rotary gun. The Bayonet is a deadly, Mach 4.0 missile with an 86+ kilometer range, maneuvering at 100 g against its targets. The missile is guided by a latest-generation two-color (M/WIR) infrared seeker, backed up by a "Kanaloa" TIMU inertial navigation system to bring it into the target area when fired from beyond visual range. A target that evades the Bayonet, or fires its own weapons while being engaged by Bayonet will be intercepted by the 38mm rotary gun, which uses two clusters of three 38mm autocannon barrels rotated by the gas pressure of the system in three or six second bursts, with two barrels firing at once. This system produces intense, tight bursts of fire, at 2,880 RPM effective rate of fire which are able to engage fast-moving air targets at ranges up to 3,200 meters and stationary point targets at ranges up to 9,800 meters. The 127/B2-73SR "Janus" gun is common to several other Marquesan-built and foreign-built naval platforms, itself an adaptation of the Anagonian 73-Cal, 5" Super-Rapid gun. The twin mount, referred to by its development codename, Janus, is a fully-automatic gun system, with three ammunition types selectable. Each ammunition type varies in range, accuracy, and construction; the heaviest, armor piercing round has a tungsten-carbide ballistic cap and a high-strength steel case, designed to penetrate warship armor or concrete bunkers at just over 10.6 miles maximum range. A lighter, prefragmented, multimode round can be fired at nearly 26 miles range against 100-meter point targets, with a multimode laser fuze which can detonate in proximity, impact, or delay settings to defeat a wide variety of surface or air targets. A finned, precision-guided Type-C round carries an internal Inertial Navigation System and a long-wave infrared seeker in its elongated nosecone, fired with a protective sabot to prevent the round's fins from interacting with the barrel to a maximum distance of more than 70 miles.

Real World Comparison - - Asahi class Destroyer: Damballa is fifteen meters longer than Asahi, and 1.7 meters wider overall. Similarly, Damballa is 880 tons heavier at empty weight and 630 tons heavier at full-load, and 880mm deeper at full load draft. Asahi is gas turbine powered and Damballa carries steam turbines; the Marquesan powerplant is more powerful and the ship hydrodynamically more efficient, making 38 knots at flank speed making 13.6 horsepower per ton, where Asahi is designed for 30 knots, and 7.36 horsepower per ton. Damballa's complement of 300 is greater than the 230 aboard Asahi, and Asahi's fuel reserves give it 10,800 nautical mile cruising range, where Damballa's powerplant is oriented toward speed, and has a maximum traveling range between refuels of 8,340 nautical miles. Asahi is built with two shafts and Damballa with three smaller, quieter props, which make her more difficult to detect by hostile submarines. Asahi carries a 127mm L/62 main gun, where Damballa's 127mm L/73 twin gun has both superior range and vastly superior rate of fire, a vastly superior weapon in every measurable way. The Type-90 Anti-Shipping missile carried by Asahi is similar to the PAS.1060 "Sarissa" carried by the Damballa class Destroyer, however Asahi only carries eight Type-90's and Damballa carries 40 Sarissas, which have a longer standoff range than Type-90 and have enhanced CIWS-avoidance features the Type-90 lacks. Asahi carries the ASROC missile, similar in concept and execution to the Trishula missile carried by Damballa. Asahi carries the RIM-162 ESSM, which flies at speeds on par with the Bayonet, though Bayonet has longer range from less weight, corresponding to a smaller warhead than carried by the ESSM. The 20mm gun used by Asahi's Phalanx CIWS has a much higher rate of fire than the 38mm "Twin Triples" gun, however the Marquesan gun can engage at much greater range, and may be employed against a wider variety of targets at a much longer standoff distance than the American gun, which has a maximum effective range of roughly 600 meters. The Sikorsky SH-60K carried by Asahi is a transport helicopter intended for search and rescue duties and logistical transportation duties, where the CIR.60R2 reconnaissance helicopter, which takes advantage of low-observable technologies to reduce its radar, visual and acoustic siguatures, permits it to be used for submarine and warship spotting in hostile or denied waters. The large frame, long-range, high-speed Ahriman missile carried by Damballa class Destroyers has no equivalent on the Asahi class.
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TGC.962R2 "Shora"

Postby Marquesan » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:32 pm

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Artwork by Myric, 2022.

Nomenclature:TGC.962R2 class - "Shora"
Classification:
Armored Tactical Gunnery Cruiser

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
600 Total (44 Officers, 556 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
8,120 tons / 7.29m (23'10.9")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
11,150 tons / 7.9m (25'11")

Length/Beam @ Waterline:
185.28m (607'10.4") / 17.2m (56'5")

Length/Beam Overall:(9.62:1 L:B)
195.69m (642') / 20.33m (66'8.4")

Flank Speed:
36 knots (66.67 Km/H) @ 82,900 kW (112,780 HP)

Cruising Performance:
5,880 nmi (10,890 Km) in 7 Days, 15 Hours, 40 Minutes @ 32 knots (59.26 Km/H)

Long-Distance Traveling:
10,500 nmi (19,450 Km) in 26 Days, 12 Hours @ 16.5 knots (30.56 Km/H) Unrefueled

Maximum Endurance:(w/ 3x At-Sea Refuels)
43,560 nmi (80,670 Km) between replenishments in 110 Days @ 760 Kg/Hr per Turbine (1,460t Fuel Oil)

Powerplant:
3x 22 MPa (3,200 PSI) / 550°C (1,022°F) Supercritical Steam (Oil-Fired) boilers - 10 Year Maint. Schedule

Power Generation:(12.68 HP/Ton)
3x 30,000 kW high-pressure steam turbines & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:
3x 30MW PM induction motors, 3 Shafts w/ 7-Blade bronze screws, 4,200mm diameter

Metallurgy:
Cold-rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) steel - friction-stir welded & annealed

Hull Construction:
Double keel & double hull, 10 watertight compartments

Hull Layout:
Clipper bow w/ sonar bulge, Deep-V wave-piercing hull & cruiser stern

Superstructure:
Central, armored superstructure, sensor-integrated mast & cool-air diffused, side-exit funnel

Seakeeping/Stability:
10x 66.9 ton, 5.5m Flywheels, 5 Fore, 5 Aft (Active Roll Correction @ 1,100 RPM)

- Armor Thicknesses: -

Amidships Belt:(Missile & Torpedo Belt)
100mm (3.94")

Magazines & Citadel:
80mm (3.15")

Machinery & Steering Gear:
40mm (1.57")

Exterior Decks:
60mm (2.36")

Superstructure:
100mm (3.94")

Interior Decks:
30mm (1.18")

Barbettes:
100mm (3.94")

Interior Bulkheads:
60mm (2.36")

B, C, D, & E Turret Faces:
150mm (5.9")

B, C, D, & E Turret Exterior:
40mm (1.57")

A & F Turret Armor:
40mm (1.57")

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

(x3) APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° FFOV

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

(x1) APAs5.2000R "Bellatrix"
Classification:
Naval Tracking Radar, 35-Beam Processing, 90° RFOV

Operation Mode:
S-Band AESA, 2,000W ERP, 75 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
500 Km Detection Range, No-Blind Speed Coverage < Mach 25

Rotation:
360° in 3 Sec @ 120°/Sec

Notes:
0.5m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Hypersonic/Ballistic Optimized

(x4) AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:(Bulbous Bow, 270° Coverage, Down-Looking)
1x PARS.103 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 10 kW ERP

Operation Modes:
AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 96 Receivers, 1,028mm Toroidal Array

- Armaments: -

127/B2-73SR "Janus" - (2x, Stations A, *Bow* F)
Super-Rapid Twin 127mm (5") Gun Systems

FA170.L47.LR - (4x Superfiring Dual-Gun Barbettes, Stations B, C, D, E)
Vertically-Stacked Twin 170mm (6.7") Turrets

CANDELS-III VLS - (1x Station G *Fantail*)
- 28x SAM.155R2 "Ahriman" Surface-to-air missiles
- 28x PAS.1060 "Sarissa" Anti-shipping missiles
- 8x RAS.200 "Trishula" Rocket-launched torpedoes

"Minerva" CADS - (2x @ Port & Starboard upper deckhouse)
- FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun
- x8 per system AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles

- Overview: -

Pencil-thin, stealthy and armed to the teeth, the 2nd revision of the Shora-class is a unique high-speed gunnery cruiser in an age where fewer and fewer ships employ a plurality of large guns, and there is an increasing reliance on missile-based systems. The current hull was commissioned in Fiscal Year 2021, increasing the size of the cruiser in line with other 900-series hulls to increase the ship's range and stability in rough seas and arctic storms. Increasing length from 151 meters to 195.7 meters overall came with a corresponding increase in draft and beam; the new Cruiser hull displaces 11,150 tons at full load, and drafts just over seven meters. The hull is 9.62 times longer than it is wide; this hydrodynamically-ideal "pencil hull" is optimized for maximum efficiency; it incorporates a robust clipper bow, with a very fine wave entry point and a sonar bulge that acts as a bulbous bow, advancing the bow wave and decreasing the ship's propensity to pitch vertically crossing from wave crests to troughs; instead punching cleanly through the waves. In addition to an optimized longer hull, the Shora class received anti-rolling gyroscopes fore and aft, which actively correct the ship's horizontal movements, keeping the cruiser level especially in choppy seas and when traveling at an angle oblique to the waves.

The TGC.962R2 hull is powered by three supercritical steam boilers, constructed from ultra-strong and corrosion resistant Inconel. The boilers run at 3,200 PSI and over 1,000 degrees F, producing superheated steam, driving efficient, modern steam turbines, mounted mid-rear behind the ship's armored superstructure. Each of the three turbines spins a 30 megawatt Permanent Magnet electric motor, which in turn turns a propeller shaft, but the motors are interconnected so that even one or two turbines offline does not prohibit all three screws from turning. Intakes for boilers are located amidships on both sides, with turbine exhaust carried upward into a funnel which mixes flue gas and turbine exhaust with cool air before diffusing it through the sides of the funnel, lowering the ship's thermal signature. Shora class Cruisers are designed to cruise long distances of almost 6,000 nautical miles at 32 knots, or can move across 9,400 nautical miles at 16.5 knots, and cruisers of the class are capable of 36 knots flank speed. Each of the three shafts runs on a quiet electric motor, and turns a 4.2 meter, 7-blade bronze screw designed after submarine screws, which delay the onset of cavitation and prop noise to higher-than-normal speeds. The 11,000+ ton Shora class cruiser is remarkably quiet in the water, especially at its "Traveling Speed" of 16.5 knots. The ship is constructed from welded frames of HY-180 steel, containing high percentages of nickel, chromium and molybdenum; the joined frames enclose 10 watertight compartments. A true full-length double hull and double keel create interstitial spaces between the inner and outer hulls, which are filled with twenty (20) separated 73-ton fuel cells. Placing the fuel storage on the outer perimeter of the ship means that any breech of the hull is unlikely to cause a complete loss of even a significant portion of the ship's fuel oil from its self-sealing tanks, and any explosion is directed outward, rather than inward, if the hull is breached by an anti-ship missile. Fuel can be balanced from one cell to another, allowing the ship to correct its own list in the event the cruiser begins to take on water.

The 600 sailors and officers who live and work aboard the Shora class cruiser do so in one of the only modern warships designed with integrated armor. TGD.926 hulls are welded from varying thicknesses of HY-180 armor steel; the magazines and citadel are protected by more than 3 inches (80mm) of steel, in addition to an amidships belt that runs the full length of the ship above and below the waterline armor belt of 100mm, or almost 4" thickness. The ship's superstructure is also welded from 100mm thickness steel, and the exterior decks, from 60mm of steel. Interior bulkheads are constricted from 60mm plates, and interior decks, from 30mm plates. The machinery compartments and steering gear are protected by an additional 40mm of steel, in addition to the Citadel and Amidships belts that surround the turbomachinery galleries. Each turret barbette, intended to support the weight of the guns and all machinery, are made from 100mm thickness steel rings, forged as a single piece and welded in place; the turrets themselves are of 40mm thickness steel, but the ship's long range gun turrets have 150mm thick (5.9") face armor. The effect of these varying armor thicknesses is that even multiple hull penetrations are unlikely to sink the ship, or to cause cascading damage to ravage the ship's interior. Missiles traveling through the ship's exterior encounter more than 8.6" of HY-180 steel, spaced out over several meters before reaching the engine galleries; only the most powerful AShM's are capable of critically disabling the Shora-class Cruiser with a single strike. Cruisers of this class, (Codename: "Shora" shortening SHORAD, Short Range Air Defense) are purpose-built to fill a unique role in fleet defense. Its armored deckhouse sits amidships, containing living quarters and operational spaces for the ship's officers and sailors. The ship's silhouette is dominated with its array of cannon, however, at its fantail, a 64-cell CANDELS-III missile array sits above the ship's machinery in the space typically occupied by a helicopter deck, carrying a mixture of Sarissa anti-ship missiles, Trishula rocket-launched torpedoes and Ahriman surface-to-air missiles. The CANDELS-III installation permits Shora-class cruisers to defend themselves and to engage enemy aircraft, submarines and ships at ranges that preclude naval gunfire however long-ranged.

The sloped, stepped profile of the ship with its large sensor-integrated central mast presents a very low radar silhouette for a ship equipped primarily with cannon. Forward and aft of the deckhouse, superfiring, vertically-stacked twin-gun turrets mounting 170mm L/47 long-range artillery rifles dominate Shora's silhouette. The boiler and turbine gallery sits below Turret-D, its boiler intakes visible from the side profile. Flue gas exhaust from the boilers and steam turbine exhaust is funneled upward and diffused with cold air, exiting the sides of an aerodynamic funnel after passing through an electrostatic scrubber, which lowers the ship's thermal and visual signature. Turrets A and F are the familiar 127mm L/73 twin naval gun mount, known by its development name, Janus. With extremely high rates-of-fire provided by fully automated turrets and below-deck magazines, the Janus guns can produce long strings of shells in three ammunition types. Armor-piercing, multimode and finned-guided shells for the 127mm guns deliver devastating, accurate and high-volume fires on targets quickly and accurately due to stabilized mounts and computer-controlled gun targeting. Placed on sponsons at the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse, a pair of Minerva CADS installations provide comprehensive air defense for the cruiser with AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" thermal surface-to-air missiles and deadly bursts of fire from the 38mm L/85 "Twin-Triples" rotary gun. The devastating long-range firepower of the 38mm rotary, given clear, unbroken sight lines at each side of the cruiser, is lethal against air and surface targets, defeating fast-moving air targets at up to 3,200 meters, and usable against stationary surface targets at 9,800 meters. The gun operates in fully-automatic mode as long as the firing trigger is depressed to 3 or 6 second limits, firing burst of 144 or 288 rounds of 524-gram prefragmented high-explosive ammunition. This is devastating, accurate, and usable at far longer ranges than traditional CIWS guns using 20mm ammunition, effective to 600 meters maximum range. Naval Gunfire control for the Shora class comes from a 576-processor EMP-hardened supercomputer sitting in a climate controlled, armored citadel within the ship. The "Testudo Rosso" supercomputer fuses every aspect of vessel control including engine functions such as throttle position and fuel burn, power management, coherently blending inputs from the vessel's sensors with encrypted data from the secure SANMEN suite and referencing the onboard Kanaloa inertial navigation computer to satellite positioning to continuously calibrate and update vessel positioning, regardless of satellite downlink status. An array of fixed-panel C-band radars mounted inside the mast provide involuntary identification and targeting for hundreds of airborne and surface contacts simultaneously, which are then monitored and tracked by the vessel's Electro-Optical targeting suite as they come in range. Four sophisticated Optronics ball-turrets are mounted high on the vessel's mast to provide detailed information and targeting data for use by the ship's officers. On the bridge, an all-glass touchscreen suite displays battlespace details with Blue Force Tracking and contacts in a manipulable, three-dimensional moving map. Vessel controls are designed for ease and speed of use, all weapon controls can be operated from the bridge or from local fire control stations at the base of each barbette.

Real World Comparison - - Atlanta class Cruiser: (Oakland Subtype) Shora class cruisers are 30.7 meters longer than the Atlanta class, and four meters wider at maximum beam, with the Shora class reflecting a 9.62:1 Length-to-Beam ratio, and Atlanta, similarly, at 10.24:1. This reflects a similarity in approach between the two ships, maximizing the efficiency of their boilers and steam turbines both with high pressure superheated steam, and with hull shapes designed for speed over long distances. The two classes are also similarly armed, with six gun stations; like Atlanta, Shora mounts its primary cannons in two-gun turrets, however Shora's are vertically stacked and automatically loaded, where Atlanta's gun turrets have human crews. Shora is 1,402 tons heavier empty and 3,750 tons heavier at full load than Atlanta, reflected both in its integrated armor weight, and in its deeper draft by nearly a meter, despite being much longer and wider overall than the Atlanta class. 600 sailors and officers live aboard the Shora class cruiser, while the Atlantas carry 673, and the later, AA-optimized Oakland class more than 810. While the Atlanta class Cruiser carried four boilers running at 665 PSI, Shora's modern inconel-constructed boilers run at 3,200 PSI; the ship requires only three. Shora can run at a flank speed of 36 knots, requiring less than 83 megawatts of its available 90; the less powerful Atlanta class could make a not-insubstantial 32 knots from a maximum of 56 megawatts total power, reflected in a difference of 10.13 horsepower per ton for Atlanta vs. 12.68 horsepower per ton for Shora. The maximum range of the Atlanta class Cruiser is 8,500 nautical miles; the larger and heavier Shora has greater fuel stores, and can cruise to a maximum of 10,500 nautical miles at its "Traveling Speed", at 16.5 knots. Atlanta class Cruisers run two shafts, where Shora has three; additionally Shora's integrated turbo-electric drive is significantly quieter than Atlanta's geared shafts. Shora's propulsion system was designed for silence at Traveling Speed and being remarkably quiet at its 32 knot cruise speed; Shora's 7-blade propellers delay the onset of cavitation and prop noise vs the 3-blade Atlanta propellers. Atlanta lacks the anti-roll gyros of the Shora class, which are a primary part of the reason for its additional length over the Atlantas, which use external fins for stability and lack the active roll-control, especially in rough seas, exhibited by Shora. Both ships are armored, a rarity in modern times, even among warships, however the armor schematic of the Atlanta class is at most points, at least slightly thinner than Shora's armor. Additionally, while standard HY-80 steel is used in the construction of the Atlantas, Shora class cruisers are built from HY-180, containing elevated percentages of nickel, chromium and molybdenum. Atlanta class cruisers of the Oakland subtype carry sixteen (12) 127mm (5") guns in six (6) horizontal dual-gun mounts, sixteen (16) 40mm (1.57") guns in eight (8) dual mounts, plus an additional sixteen (16) 20mm cannons and a pair of quad torpedo tubes. Shora class cruisers are fitted with eight (8) 170mm L/47 long-range guns, in four vertically-stacked dual-gun mounts, fed automatically by computer-controlled autoloaders. Complmentary to this, four barrels in two super-rapid Janus turrets fore and aft provide tremendous firepower and precision in a lightweight, fast barbette. Additionally, a pair of twin 127mm "Janus" autoloading gun mounts are placed at either end of the ship, with sweeping, unobstructed fields of fire. The very high rate-of-fire, high effectiveness on target and long ranges provided by the Janus guns are an excellent complement to the slower-firing and heavier 170mm guns mounted on the inner turrets. "Twin-Triple" 38mm L/85 rotary guns are mounted as part of the Minerva CADS, on high-mounted amidships turrets that allow the guns excellent vantage over the long sides of the ship. These guns provide bursts of high-speed automatic shellfire which is effective against extremely fast moving or close-in targets. Both Minerva turrets carry eight AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" missiles in ready launchers. Bayonet missiles fly at Mach 4, to a maximum distance of 86.75 kilometers; they are guided by a latest-generation two-color infrared (M/WIR) seeker, and deliver a lethal Annular Blast/Fragmentation warhead on target, maneuvering at 100 g against air targets, including latest-generation stealth fighter aircraft and helicopters designed for low-observability. The CANDELS-III missiles carried on Shora's fantail have no equivalent in the Atlanta-class cruiser, and reflect the difference in eras the ships were designed to serve in. Together with modern automatic fire control, multiple modern AESA radars and optronic targeting pods, integrated battlespace management hardware and software, the accuracy of Shora class cruisers in defending a fleet from swarms of aircraft, drones, helicopters or missiles would constitute an order of magnitude of difference in the effectiveness of Shora vs. Atlanta class Cruisers, despite the great similarities between both vessels.
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FBC.915 "Abraxas"

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Nomenclature:FBC.915 class - "Abraxas"
Classification:
Armored Fast Battlecruiser (FBC)

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
1,384 Total (54 Officers, 1,330 Enlisted)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
14,080 tons / 9.23m (30'3.3")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
20,200 tons / 9.7m (31'9.8")

Length/Beam @ Waterline:
203.7m (668'4") / 21.21m (69'7")

Length/Beam Overall:(9.15:1 L:B)
224.26m (737') / 24.5m (80'3")

Flank Speed:
32.48 knots (60.15 Km/H) @ 85,760 kW (115,000 HP)

Cruising Performance:
5,700 nmi (10,560 Km) in 8 Days, 6 Hours @ 28.25 knots (52.32 Km/H)

Long-Distance Traveling:
10,325 nmi (19,120 Km) in 25 Days @ 17.16 knots (31.78 Km/H) Unrefueled

Maximum Endurance:(w/ 3x At-Sea Refuels)
45,300 nmi (83,900 Km) between replenishments in 110 Days @ 870 Kg/Hr per Turbine (2,100t Fuel Oil)

Powerplant:
8x 22 MPa (3,200 PSI) / 550°C (1,022°F) Supercritical Steam (Oil-Fired) boilers - 10 Year Maint. Schedule

Power Generation:(6.72 HP/Ton)
4x 35,000 kW high-pressure steam turbines & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators, 1x Electrostatically-Filtered Funnel

Final Drive:
4x 25MW PM induction motors, 4 Shafts w/ 7-Blade bronze screws, 5,000mm diameter

Hull Construction:
Double Keel & Double Hull, 14 Watertight Compartments

Metallurgy:
Cold-Rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) Steel - Friction-Stir Welded & Annealed

Vessel Layout:
Clipper bow w/ sonar bulge, Deep-V wave-piercing hull w/ transom stern

Seakeeping/Stability:
x6 7.85m, 100-ton Flywheels (3 Fore & 3 Aft, Active Gyroscopic Roll-Correction @ 1,100 RPM)

Aviation Facilities:
Aft Superstructure Aviation Hangar & 9.8m (32'2") Electromagnetic Catapult

Aviation Complement:
4x - PFC.R49 "Kharon" Pathfinder/Forward Controller Drone

Motor Launches:
2x 19.2m, 21.5t High-Speed Launches, 2x 13.3m, 15t Swift Boats


Observation Towers:
2x @ 30 Meters Height w/ 2x Mounted Binoculars per Station, Port & Starboard

Binoculars:
Royal Netane 15-175x Magnification - 120mm Primary Lens, Light-Gathering (980x Human-Eye)

Observation Range:
35,000 Meters (in clear conditions, day/night)

Searchlights:(x4 @ Observation Deck Height, 2 Forward, 2 Aft)
1,500mm Diameter, 1.0° "Pencil Beam" Spot Condenser Lens, 24 kW Xenon Arc Lamp, 6,000K Light Temp.

Spotlight Performance:
880 Million Candlepower (11.176 Billion Lumen) - 56,000 Meters Detection Range

- Armor Thicknesses: -

Turret Face:
@ 40° Incline 230mm (9")

Turret Overall:
180mm (7")

Barbette:
180mm (7")

103mm & CADS Turrets:
80mm (3.2")

Conning Tower:
180mm (7")

Upper Belt:
@ 30° Inward Slope 80mm (3.2")

Missile Belt:
@ 20° Inward Slope 130mm (5.1")

Torpedo Belt:
180mm (7")

Bulkheads:
130mm (5.1")

Interior Decks:
38mm (1.5")

Exterior Decks:
80mm (3.2")

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

(x1) APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° RFOV

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Rotation:
360° in 3 Sec @ 120°/Sec

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

(x1) APAs5.2000R "Bellatrix"
Classification:
Naval Tracking Radar, 35-Beam Processing, 90° RFOV

Operation Mode:
S-Band AESA, 2,000W ERP, 75 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
500 Km Detection Range, No-Blind Speed Coverage < Mach 25

Rotation:
360° in 3 Sec @ 120°/Sec

Notes:
0.5m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Hypersonic/Ballistic Optimized

(x4, Deckhouse-Mounted) AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:
(1x Bulbous Bow, 270° Coverage, Downward-Looking) PARS.822 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 80 kW ERP

AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic 230 dB Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 768 Receivers, 8,218mm Toroidal Array

(Forward-Looking, 270° Coverage)

- Armaments: -

Primary Armament:
4x "416 Super" L/49 Long-Range Artillery Rifles in 2x Two-Gun Turrets (Forward, Superfiring - 1,657 Tons Each)
Nomenclature: "416 Super" L/49
Classification:
Long-Range Naval Artillery Rifle

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Caliber:
416mm (16.37")

Weight per Barrel:
146.65 Tons

Overall Length:
21,950mm (72' - breech face to muzzle)

Rifled Length:
20,250mm (66'5" - 48.7 Calibers)

Barrel Specifications:
1:450mm RH Twist, 450,000 cm3 Chamber

Recoil:
1,600mm (5'3") Electrohydraulic; 3x Above-Barrel Recuperators

Rate-of-Fire:
1 Round per 15 Seconds

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
-5° / +65° / 360° in 16 Sec @ 19.2°/Sec
Primary Ammunition:
80 Rds, Type-A / 40 Rds. Type-B, 80 Rds. Type-C per Turret / 400 Rds. Total in 6x separated magazines
Ammununition, Type-A:
416.APH (Armor-Piercing, Heavy)

Measurements:
L/4.2 (1,750mm/5'9") / 1,490 Kgs (3,285 Lbs)

Shell Construction:
Earth/Armor Penetrating, High-Strength Steel Forging

Propellant & Filler:
490 Kgs (1,080.2 Lbs) Smokeless Triple-Base / 130 Kgs (286.6 Lbs) HNB

Velocities:
756 M/Sec (Mach 2.20) @ Muzzle, 690 M/Sec (Mach 2.01) @ Impact

Flight Profile:
45° Max Elevation, 70 sec. Maximum Time-of-Flight

Impact Profile:
31.4° Impact @ 33,400 Meters (20.75 Miles) Max Effective Range

Detonation Profile:
Impact/Delay (AP) Fuze, 543.92 MJ - Chemical Explosive
Ammunition, Type-B:
416.GCM (Guided Canister, Modular)

Measurements:
L/4.4 (1,830mm/6') / 1,190 Kgs (2,623.5 Lbs)

Shell Construction:
w/ x76 Prefragmented Submunitions, 10 Kg w/ 170g Filler Each

Propellant & Filler:
300 Kgs (661.4 Lbs) Smokeless Triple-Base / 130 Kgs (286.6 Lbs) HNB total

Velocities:
813 M/Sec (Mach 2.37) @ Muzzle, 562 M/Sec (Mach 1.63) @ Airburst

Flight Profile:
52° Max Elevation, 90 sec Maximum Time-of-Flight

Impact Profile:
23° Impact @ 41,800 Meters (26 Miles) Max Effective Range

Detonation Profile:
Laser-Guidance to target, 500m Distribution Altitude, 5m Submunition Airburst Height
Ammunition, Type-C:
416.LGR (Laser-Guided, Rocket-Assisted)

Measurements:
L/4.8 (2,000mm/6'6") / 990 Kgs (2,182 Lbs)

Shell Construction:
Fold-out fins & rocket base, high-capacity "Thin-Wall" steel casing

Guidance System:
Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Propellant & Filler:
410 Kgs (903.9 Lbs) Smokeless Triple-Base / 590 Kgs (1,300.7 Lbs) HNB

Rocket Assist:
Solid-Fuel Base Boost, 20 Seconds

Velocities:
957 M/Sec (Mach 2.79) @ Muzzle, 475 M/Sec (Mach 1.38) @ Impact

Flight Profile:
65° Max Elevation, 128.6 sec Time-of-Flight

Impact Profile:
17.2° Impact @ 66,000 Meters (41 Miles) Max Effective Range

Detonation Profile:
Impact/Airburst Dual-Mode Fuze, 4,443.41 MJ - Chemical Explosive

Secondary Armament:
3x 127/B2-73SR "Janus" Super-Rapid Twin 5" Gun Systems (x2 @ Upper Deckhouse, x1 @ Aft of Funnel)

Tertiary Armament:
6x "Minerva" CADS @ base of superstructure - (38mm "Twin Triple" Rotary Gun & 8x Each, AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Missiles)

Torpedo Armament:
6x Submerged 500mm Torpedo Tubes for HOT.126(N) Fiber-Optic Wire Guided Torpedoes (4 Forward, 2 Aft, x6 Torpedoes Each)

- Description: -

The Marquesan Naval Warfare Commission conducted research in the 1940s and 1950s on the utility of battlecruisers as long-range artillery platforms for small main batteries of very heavy guns. Central to this issue is the balance of weight against firepower; the slower traverse of heavy turrets and the lower rate of fire with lower magazine capacities must be balanced against superior range, high accuracy and devastating effect on targets. With the intent of using the completed warship to bombard targets deep inland with battleship guns, but wishing to produce the ship in large numbers for use in the deep, freezing oceans of Gholgoth, the completed ship was designed with a clipper bow and a deep draft, deep-V wave-piercing hull that permits high speed and extraordinary stability in rough seas, while limiting the shallow-water ports and waterways the ship can traverse. Forward and aft of the ship's superstructure, six 100-ton seakeeping gyroscopes each measuring 7.85 meters in diameter are installed on the hull's centerline, inline with each other; the forward set is mounted forward of the A-Turret mount, the rear set is aft of the aviation hangar, below its runway and catapult. The active gyroscopic stabilization provided by spinning these flywheels at roughly 1,100 RPM automatically corrects the ship's pitching and rolling in rough and choppy seas, from as much as 30° to only 5°, requiring roughly 1.4 megawatts of the ship's power to actively dampen the ship's movement at sea. The gyroscopes are active anytime the ship is underway, with roll, pitch and yaw sensors automatically correcting the flywheels as the ship moves to dampen the movements of the battlecruiser during maneuvers and firings of the guns. The net effect of the ship's deep draft and active roll correction is that the accuracy of Abraxas' guns is dramatically improved, allowing shots on moving targets, at range, while the ship itself is in motion. The ship's observation towers, 30 meters above water level, allow for optical observation of falling rounds with extremely powerful light-gathering binoculars, which are mounted to vibration-dampened frames and allow an observer to follow Type-A ammunition visually to its maximum range, and to order adjustment of the guns directly, night or day due to the light magnification of the binoculars, 980x what the human eye is capable of unassisted. For use in low-intensity operations, search-and-rescue and other missions when their use will not draw fire on the Abraxas, the ship is equipped with four 1.5 meter Xenon Arc Lamp searchlights. Each fed 24 kilowatts electrical power, the lamps generate 880 million candlepower beams through condenser lenses; collimating the light to a 1-degree high-intensity beam, each spotlight is capable of brightly illuminating air or surface targets at distances greater than 50 kilometers.

The final design, codenamed "Abraxas" during development and testing, is the FBC.915 Fast Battlecruiser; final specifications for ships of the type calls for a pair of superfiring two-gun turrets, mounted forward of the center-rear superstructure. The weight of the guns, stabilization flywheels, superstructure, turbomachinery and fuel oil are all carefully balanced. Fuel oil is carried inside the double hull below the waterline in separated and redundant watertight compartments that provide a counterweight to the ship's tall mast. Separate fuel tanks carried low improves the ship's roll center when fully loaded, and allows the ship to pierce through waves rather than ride above them, as well as minimizing the loss of fuel oil in event of combat damage. The bow is slanted forward, extending almost 20 meters forward of the waterline; its wave entry point is extremely sharp, with a steep dead rise and forward sonar bulge that slices cleanly through the roughest seas. The ship's double hull and double keel runs the full length of the design, giving the ship a distinctive bottom rib; its four shafts are laid on either side, five meters in width, with seven highly-skewed blades each that minimize cavitation and run quietly in the water, even at the ship's high 32-knot cruising speed. The battlecruiser's profile is dominated by its tall, central mast with integrated funnel, below which an inward-slanted superstructure provides a continuation of the ship's 130mm (nearly 5") missile belt in armor protection for the ship's above deck spaces and machinery. Aft of the funnel, Abraxas' turbomachinery consists of four oil-fired high pressure boilers constructed from Inconel superalloy, allowing sustained use at extreme temperatures. Water passing through the boilers is heated to more than 1,000 degrees F and 3,200 pounds pressure, producing immense force. The superheated steam produced by the boilers drives four massive steam turbines, each driving a 35 megawatt permanent magnet turbogenerator. Together, the ship's turbines produce immense electrical power, stored in lithium ion battery arrays and used to drive the ship's permanent magnet electric motors, and to supply electrical power for the ship. Four shafts are driven by 25MW electromagnetic motors, producing 100 megawatts or 134,000 horsepower; though similar in power delivery to older battlecruiser classes, Abraxas' modern, battery-turboelectric powerplant is many times quieter in the water than comparable classes, even at speed. Each shaft drives a 5-meter, 7-blade screw, forged from bronze with highly-skewed "scimitar" blades which delay the onset of cavitation, and propeller noise to much higher speeds than traditional screws. The ship's funnel is integrated into the structure of the ship's mast, exhausting below the radar, aft of the tower where it will not obscure the vision of any forward or side observation point; exhaust is electrostatically-filtered, dramatically reducing ash output. Typical deployments of this class entail three at-sea refuels and a total covered distance of 57,600 kilometers or 31,100 nautical miles in 40 days time; crew supplies are consistent with this 40-day deployment schedule, allowing for a minimum of four and a maximum of eight deployments a year, with alternating crews.

Two-gun turrets allow each gun to elevate independently, while keeping the weight of the turret to a minimum; each turret can complete a 360° rotation in 16 seconds. The turrets are designed to allow the guns to elevate to a full 65°, so that maximum range with rocket-assisted projectiles is 66,000 meters, or 41 miles. Modern upgrades to the turret include autoloaders, which have increased the rate-of fire per barrel to four rounds per minute; each main battery's turret includes a dual-ring rotary magazine below the guns carrying 240 rounds on the outer ring and 160 rounds on the inner ring, split between the three ammunition types. Each ring rotates separately of the other, and of the ammunition hoists, which stay oriented to the turret. The magazines have been retrofitted to be almost completely automated below decks, and modern users of the battleships have chosen to retain the ability to flood the magazines to prevent fires in the event of combat damage. The weight of the magazines, places as low as possible to lower the ship's center of gravity, feed the turrets via automated hoists which bring brass propellant cases up from powder rooms below the rotating ammunition ring decks, nearest the ship's keel. Three ammunition types are supplied for the Abraxas-class FBC; Type-A (416.APH) Armor-Piercing Heavy is a 1.5 ton shell made with a heavy tungsten ballistic cap and an impact/delay fuze which allows the shell to penetrate through more than 9.2 meters of reinforced concrete before detonating. 416.APH can be fired to a maximum distance of just over 20 miles; the shell leaves the muzzle at Mach 2.20, travels a maximum of 70 seconds in flight and impacts its target just over Mach 2.0. 80 rounds of 416.APH are supplied to each turret, allowing for sustained bombardment of land targets or for extended engagements conducted at long ranges against heavy classes of armored surface combatants. Type-B 416.GCM ammunition is lighter than APH; fired from a maximum elevation of 52°, the laser-guided cluster munitions are able to reach a maximum range of 26 miles, or 41,800 meters. Each round carries 76x 10-kilogram submunitions, which release from the carrier body at 500 meters altitude, and airburst at a height of approximately five meters above ground level. This pattern blankets an area of roughly 1,000 meters by 1,000 meters with blast effects and shrapnel completely, useful for destruction of formations of lightly-armored vehicles, infantry in the open, light structures and logistic supply points at long distance. The rounds are guided into their targets by coded battlefield laser; ground units or hovering Pathfinder/Forward Artillery Controller drones, which greatly improves the accuracy of the rounds and allows for precision fires on targets beyond visual observation range, with a maximum of 90 seconds time-of-flight between firing and submunition release. Each turret is equipped with 40 rounds of 416.GCM, once the round reaches its ballistic apogee and begins descending in attitude and altitude, the round's fold-out fins deploy and its laser spot receiver is activated, so that each round seeks a correctly-coded transponder throughout its descent phase. Type-C ammunition is a long-range, "lightweight" shell of 990 kilograms, with a thin-wall casing carrying a very large 590 kilogram explosive charge in front of a rocket base-boost module, which provides 20 seconds of boost during the ascent phase, so that the round travels to a maximum distance of 66,000 meters, or 41 miles over just under 130 seconds total flight time. Once the round reaches the apex of its ballistic flight and begins descending, it deploys fold-out fins and activates a laser spot receiver on its nosecone, allowing for coded battlefield laser transponders to direct the fall of the rounds. 416.LGR ammunition, which is supplied 80 shells per turret on the Abraxas-class FBC, produces a massive blast upon detonation; while not designed for penetrating concrete or steel armor, high-capacity LGR rounds allow for pinpoint destruction of densely-packed buildings, clearing landing zones from forests and jungles, and for quickly neutralizing formations of moderately-armored vehicles or earthwork fortresses. Fired at maximum range, the FBC has time to fire thirty-four (34) rounds before the first rounds will impact their targets, if all four guns are ordered to fire this ammunition type.

Six Combined Arms Defense Turrets ("Minerva" CADS) are placed at the corners of the superstructure, on elevated sponsons with excellent visibility arcs around the ship. The long-ranged, high-muzzle velocity 38mm service ammunition that is the Minerva system's primary weapon is fed through two counterrotating clusters of three barrels, which spin to 440 RPM per barrel, or 2,880 RPM overall. Bursts of 144 or 288 rounds are produced in three (3) or six (6) seconds; the weapon is deadly against fast-moving, small point targets like missiles and drones at 3,200 meters, larger area targets like a fast attack craft moving on the water at 9,800 meters, and can engage aircraft at a maximum altitude of 3,125 meters, which the rounds will reach in three seconds, fired at maximum elevation. 524 grain, prefragmented high-explosive ammunition produces a lethal cloud of shrapnel and intense blast effects, which are lethal to unarmored or lightly-skinned craft such as missiles, aircraft, drones, helicopters, fast attack craft and smaller torpedo boats. Providing long-range defense against fast-moving missile threats, four-round podded launchers on each side of the rotary cannon allow each of the four turrets to fire eight missiles. At the top of each turret are compact X-Band AESA radars used for tracking close-in targets for the 38mm gun; the extremely precise modern "Deneb" radar provides pinpoint targeting and fire direction on fast-moving targets like missiles, guided bombs and drones; additionally, a high-definition electro-optical targeting suite housing a Focal Plane Array camera with dual-band M/WIR sensors aligned along a single optical focusing lens and a long telephoto zoom. This unique high-definition allows optical target designation on air targets, even at great distance, permitting positive identification of friendly and hostile aircraft and systems. The Bayonet missile carried by the Minerva CADS system is an extremely fast, long-range multirole missile carried by aircraft, helicopters, ships and vehicles in the Marquesan arsenal, employed here as a Surface-to-Air missile. Bayonet weighs just shy of 100 kilograms, it is 3.2 meters or 10.5 feet in length, 152mm or 6" in diameter and has sixteen control surfaces, fore and aft. The missile is guided by a high-definition M/WIR thermal sensor, capable of distinguishing the target aircraft from others in the background, and of recognizing the aircraft's exhaust and flight path from that of thermally-matched flares, relying on its Inertial Navigation System to avoid being led off-target by decoys. The missile flies at Mach 4.07 during its 62-second flight, reaching a maximum distance of 86,750 kilometers, or just under 54 miles from the launcher in that time, and can reach a 20,000 meter, or 65,000 foot ceiling, maneuvering against its targets at 100 g. The missile's annular blast-fragmentation warhead is constructed from welded steel rods filled with high explosive, which disperses the rods at hypersonic speed upon detonation in an annular pattern. This lethal warhead does not require a contact shot to devastate an aircraft in flight; in combat testing, shot-to-kill ratio is 3:1 on captured foreign-built aircraft retrofitted as drones, flown by Marquesan combat pilots.

Abraxas-class FBC's are additionally armed with 103mm high-velocity L/54 autocannons for defense against smaller, faster targets; the 103mm gun is a devastating weapon developed for antitank use, adapted to a Naval turret with a high-capacity magazine carrying 160 rounds per gun. The hydraulically-stabilized gun is mounted inside armored turrets 80mm in thickness; two mounted forward of the battlecruiser's bridge and one just aft of the funnel providing ideal, unbroken lines of fire for all turrets. The 103mm L/64 maintains the same selectable rates of fire as on the TDA.25 "Ajax" tank destroyer, however the magazine is of the naval type, with dual concentric ammunition rings rotating independently. The inner ring of each turret houses 80 rounds of high-explosive ordinance, while the outer ring houses 100 rounds of depleted-uranium Flechette Grand Vitesse, or high-velocity dart ammunition. The 34.33mm diameter, 600mm length dart composed of a high temperature oil-annealed mixture of titanium and depleted uranium reactor fuel is fired at Mach 5.24, and is capable of penetrating 30 inches, or 762mm of steel armor at 1,000 meters. Both ammunition types are extremely accurate, but the devastating effect of firing depleted uranium flechette ammunition into modern ships is capable of producing kills on the engines of armored warships at its maximum engagement distance of 16,000 meters. The gun is designed to deliver a 4-round burst inside a 7.2 meter circle at 16 kilometers distance in 3.75 seconds; inside that distance, accuracy improves considerably and even HE ammunition can be used to engage point targets like small fast atack craft at just over 7,900 meters. In addition to its gun and missile armaments, FBC.101's are armed with six torpedo bays submerged beneath the waterline; four facing forward, and two aft. Interfacing with the PARS.103 ring sonar installed on the ship's bow in a bulb, the HOT.126 "Kali" torpedoes run at just under 70 knots, powered by hydrazine blown over an iridium catalyst, which generates a COx-free hydrogen-rich gas through contact with the iridium catalyst. This gas is ignited in a small gas turbine which turns the torpedo's pumpjet. Kali torpedoes carry sufficient fuel to travel 75,000 meters at high speed; in an early detonation sequence, the hydrazine fuel detonates with the warhead, enhancing the blast. The torpedo is designed to be wire-guided to its target by the passive sonar aboard the launching ship, only in the terminal phase of the attack does the torpedo activate its own wideband "chirp" sonar array to distinguish between the target and its decoys. Kali torpedoes are highly resistant to jamming due to their active acoustic homing in terminal phase and wire-guidance from the sensitive bow-mounted sonar array; the 280.5 kilogram high-explosive warhead yields 1,820 MJ, or just under a half ton of TNT equivalent. This massive explosion underwater produces a massive supersonic shock designed to crush submarine hulls or buckle the hulls of ships. However powerful, the conventional explosive pales to the nuclear option, allowing the HOT.126 to be retrofitted to 126N spec, carrying a S307.217TAu thermonuclear warhead, yielding 478 kilotons of TNT. HOT.126N torpedoes are only authorized for use against clearly overwhelming, but strictly military targets such as swarm formations of hostile submarines, or supercapital warships.

Abraxas-class fast battlecruisers are equipped with the C-band "Spica" radar; at a height of 35 meters or 115 feet, it is placed at the top of the ship's mast and has superb visibility, allowing it to make full use of its 300 kilometer detection range. The Spica radar is a modern AESA, or Active Electronically-Scanned Array, which processes three radar beams simultaneously and makes a full 360-degree rotation in four seconds. The radar is multifunction, providing complete end-to-end fire control for the ship's artillery, targeting for its 103mm and 38mm guns, lock-on data for the ship's defensive missiles, and is also used to identify and track surface targets, provide navigational data and weather data for the ship's bridge crew. Combined with optical observation and local fire control for small-caliber rotary guns, the Abraxas class is a superb and devastating long-range artillery cruiser with class-leading armor and also excellent range, speed, and reliability from its efficient oil-fired boilers and steam turbines. Accomodations for its 1,330 enlisted sailors and 54 officers are understandably spartan aboard a warship half to a third of the size of a battleship carrying contemporary guns, however the ship is quiet-runnning and its high-pressure machinery does not require as much space as many ships powered by boilers and turbines allocate to the engine room, and the superstructure is smaller than many contemporary classes as a result. The ship's character of punching through waves rather than over them, and its high cruising speed and flank speed give the ship excellent mobility for a vessel of her class, although many shallow harbors are inaccessible to Abraxas-class FBC's as a result of her deep draft, and in practice, ships of the class tend to refuel from tankers at sea rather than in ports away from their home waters. Central to Abraxas' ability to direct its very long range artillery is its complement of long-range drones, the PFC.R49 "Kharon" Pathfinder/Forward Controller. Abraxas carries four such unarmed observation drones; each is just over 9 meters in length and just over 8.4 meters in wingspan. The Kharon drone weighs 4.85 tons at takeoff, and is launched from a 10-meter electromagnetic catapult, facing aft. The ship's aviation hangar is built into the aft portion of its superstructure, with a runway built around the catapult, so that aircraft launch facing away from the ship's direction of travel and are recovered moving with the ship, lowering their landing speed and shortening the required length of runway, which takes up the fantail of the battlecruiser, allowing for simple low-speed landings without obstructions or interferences. The drones are built to traverse a 2,000+ kilometer combat radius at just-supersonic speeds of Mach 1.05, at or near its service ceiling from 10,000 to 13,700 meters or 45,000 feet maximum altitude. Kharon images targets with a combination of downward-looking Synthetic Aperture X-band radar and a high-definition optronics ball, which uses dual-band M/WIR sensors to image targets on the ground despite the presence of battlespace obscurants like oil smoke, dust and rain, cloudcover and snow. The radar and optronics ball fuse their inputs with an onboard computer to automatically clean up images before they are transmitted back; the optronics ball contains a coded laser transponder which it uses to direct guided Type-B and Type-C 416mm ammunition onto targets with extreme precision despite being far outside visual range of the battlecruiser.

Real World Comparison - - Admiral Hipper class Cruiser: Admiral Hipper is roughly 20 meters shorter than Abraxas overall; the German Heavy Cruiser is heavier than Abraxas by 2,000 tons empty, but is 2,000 tons lighter at full load. Admiral Hipper's beam is slightly less than a meter less, and its full-load draft at 7.2 meters is just over a meter less than that of Abraxas. Total installed power on the Admiral Hipper class is 98 megawatts, where Abraxas' two steam turbines and four boilers produce 140 megawatts together. Admiral Hipper has three shafts and three screws, where Abraxas has four, through their cruising speeds are identical. Admiral Hipper's boilers are not as efficient as Marquesan boilers, Abraxas can cruise to 10,000+ nautical miles between refuelings, where Admiral Hipper can only cruise 6,800 nautical miles. Additionally, Abraxas has a higher flank speed due to its higher power and longer, more efficient hull shape. While Abraxas is taller than Admiral Hipper, its simpler layout and smaller number of weapons systems give it a simpler, cleaner appearance overall; Admiral Hipper's separate mast and funnel lack the streamlined appearance of the Abraxas superstructure, which integrates the funnel into the mast. Both vessels have nearly identical complements of officers and enlisted, however Abraxas' internal armor belts and reinforcements are thicker than those of Admiral Hipper, so while there is greater internal volume on the Marquesan Fast Battlecruiser, usable space is similar. The greatest differences are in armaments; Admiral Hipper carried eight 203mm guns, twelve 105mm guns, twelve 37mm guns, eight 20mm guns and twelve 533mm torpedo launchers on the deck. Abraxas-class Fast Battlecruisers carry four 416mm guns in two-gun turrets; they carry three dual-127mm "Janus" autocannons and six 6-barrel (twin-triple cluster) 38mm rotary guns and thirty-six wire-guided 500mm torpedoes, with six submerged torpedo doors forward and aft. The 416mm Super L/49 and 203mm SK C/34 (L/60) guns are very different in approach, doctrine and employment. Admiral Hipper's plurality of smaller guns is capable of a much higher rate of fire, however the very long-ranged Marquesan guns can fire 34 rounds before its first rounds fired strike their targets at maximum ranges, so strategies differ considerably, and tactical employment of the two ships differs as well. In a theoretical engagement between the two ships, the maximum firing ranges of both weapons using armor-piercing ammunition is similar, however superior Marquesan optics and fire control are likely to produce enhanced accuracy, where the German captain may not choose to engage at 30+ kilometers and instead move in closer, where the incentive would be on early employment of the 416mm guns against Admiral Hipper. While no ship however well-constructed is invulnerable to such weapons as employed on Admiral Hipper, single strikes from the 416mm APH round would be more than capable of disabling Admiral Hipper-class warships, as would sustained, accurate 127mm cannnonfire from "Janus" dual-barrel autocannons. German and Marquesan torpedoes differ considerably given the difference in time between production of the German G7a torpedo and the HOT.126, however Admiral Hipper carries her torpedo armament on deckside launchers, where Abraxas carries her torpedo doors submerged, torpedoes swimming out under their own power. Admiral Hipper carries three manned aircraft and a catapult, where the more modern-retrofitted Abraxas-class Battlecruisers have been adapted to carry drones in their aviation bay.

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FCN.986R2 "Galeru"

Postby Marquesan » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:32 pm

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Nomenclature:FCN.986R2 class - "Galeru"
Classification:
Fast Strike Cruiser, Nuclear

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
614 Total (47 Officers, 567 Enlisted)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
14,815 Tons / 7.72m (25'3")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
20,940 Tons / 8.22m (27')

Length/Beam @ Waterline:
181.28m (594'9") / 18.53m (60'9.5")

Length/Beam Overall:(9.86:1 L:B)
235.92m (774') / 23.92m (78'6")

Flank Speed:
4,080 nmi (7,560 Km) in 5 Days @ 33.5 knots (62 Km/H) & 90,700 HP (68,000 kW)

Cruising Performance:
43,200 nmi (80,000 Km) between replenishments in 60 Days @ 30 knots (56 Km/H)

Powerplant:(CONAS-IEP - 5 Yr. Maint. Schedule)
1x Netane Kinetics N4-208SC (UPuC) Supercritical Light Water Reactor (208 MWTh / 80 MWe)

Thrust & Power:(5.09 HP/Ton)
4x Intercooled & Recuperated 20,000 kW steam turbines & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:
4x 20MW PM induction motors, 4 Shafts w/ 4,800mm 7-Blade Bronze Screws

Hull Construction:
Double Keel & Double Hull, 16 Watertight Compartments

Metallurgy:
Cold-Rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) Steel - Friction-Stir Welded & Annealed

Vessel Layout:
Clipper Bow & Cruiser Stern, Steep dead rise, Deep-V Wave-Piercing Hull

Seakeeping/Stability:
12x 104.7 ton 8m Flywheels (4 Fore, 4 Amidships, 4 Aft) - Active Roll Correction @ 1,100 RPM

Aviation Facilities:
Aft Superstructure Aviation Hangar & 2x 9.8m (32'2") Electromagnetic Catapults

Aviation Complement:
4x - PFC.R49 "Kharon" Pathfinder/Forward Controller Drone

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

(x4) APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° FFOV

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

(x4) APAs5.2000F "Bellatrix"
Classification:
Naval Tracking Radar, 35-Beam Processing, 90° FFOV

Operation Mode:
S-Band AESA, 2,000W ERP, 75 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
500 Km Detection Range, No-Blind Speed Coverage < Mach 25

Notes:
0.5m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Hypersonic/Ballistic Optimized

(x6) AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:(Bulbous Bow, 270° Coverage & 2x 160° Side-Looking)
3x PARS.206 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 20 kW ERP

Operation Modes:
AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 192 Receivers, 2,050mm Toroidal Array

- Armaments: -

CANDELS-IV VLS - (7x 16-cell arrays, forward of deckhouse)
- 96x BGM.139R3(N) "Summanus" Hypersonic boost-glide missiles
- 16x EIS.154R2(N) "Hydra" Exoatmospheric Interceptors

"Minerva" CADS - (2x @ Upper-Forward Deckhouse & Forecastle)
- FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun
- x8 per launcher AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles

- Overview: -

The Galeru-class cruiser has always been, from its inception, a vehicle capable of housing huge numbers of full-frame tactical standoff missiles; the original hull was based on a light cruiser hull with 12,000 tons displacement. In 2021, the Galeru class received a redesign, increasing in overall length from 177 meters to 235.92 meters, and increasing in width from 21.4 meters to 23.92 meters, increasing the ship's fineness ratio from 8.27:1 to 9.86:1, making the new Galeru class hull the slimmest, thinnest hull in the inventory of Marquesan warships, at just under 10 times longer than she is wide. The new hull displaces 10,520 tons empty and 20,940 tons loaded; this stark difference is due to the weight of nuclear fuel and feed water for the reactor's primary and secondary cooling loop, and the weight of hundreds of large-frame missiles, arranged in Vertical Canisterized Launch Cells. 614 sailors and officers live and work aboard the FCN.986R2 class Cruiser, which has 60 days of crew supplies for extended deployments aboard and can cruise indefinitely at 30 knots, or, at a maximum flank speed, can make 33.5 knots during combat maneuvers, with better than 5 horsepower per ton. The Galeru class hull drafts 9.46 meters at deep load; its long, slender clipper bow has a razor-thin wave entry point and a bow-mounted sonar bulge which acts as a bulbous bow, advancing the ship's bow wave. As-designed, Galeru is designed to pierce through waves rather than riding above them, enabling the deck to remain straight and level even in the roughest of seas. Galeru's stability is aided by anti-rolling gyroscopes installed in the bow section, amidships on either side of the reactor gallery, and in the ship's stern. These flywheels work to correct the horizontal movements of the ship, especially in rough seas and when moving at an angle oblique to the waves and currents. The ship is powered by a nuclear reactor, feeding four intercooled and recuperated steam turbines, which spin 20 megawatt Permanent Magnet electric motors. The motors are interconnected, so even in a situation where three turbines are offline, all four shafts continue to turn. The ship's four shafts, powered by quiet electric motors rather than geared shafts, spin 4.8 meter 7-blade bronze screws, designed after submarine screws which delay the onset of cavitation and prop noise to a much higher speed than conventional cruiser props. With four shafts and nuclear propulsion, the almost 21,000 ton Galeru class cruiser is extremely quiet at its designed cruising speed. The decision to "Go Nuclear" with the midlife revision of the Galeru class hinges around the compactness and high power/reliability ratio of the supercritical-steam cooled Netane Kinetics N4SC (UPuC) Light Water Reactor. Galeru's powerplant burns Uranium/Plutonium-Carbide fuel, which is available to the Marquesan navy as a byproduct of decommissioning and recycling older warheads from its inventory. The 4th-generation reactor runs on supercritical steam, heated to 313.7 bar, and an outlet-temperature of 530° C. This superheated "dry" steam is used to drive four steam turbines which in turn spin the ship's bank of four electric induction motors. This same reactor design is employed in several other warships; it is running close to its minimum power setting in the Galeru class design, Galeru only requires 68 megawatts to reach its design flank speed at 38 knots due to a hydrodynamically-optimized hull form, and its wave-piercing, stabilized design. Despite its high fineness ratio, the Galeru class is a very large warship, at just under 24 meters beam and almost 236 meters, or 774 feet in length. Cruisers of this class are constructed with 16 watertight compartments, from welded sections of HY-180 steel more typical of submarines, which contains a high percentage of nickel, chromium and molybdenum, as opposed to the HY-80 steel warships are typically constructed from, and is far less strong, or corrosion resistant. Galeru class cruisers are fitted with a full-length double keel and true double hull along its entire length; the superstructure is set far aft, with an aviation hangar and catapults for PFC.R49 "Kharon" pathfinder drones. The rear-facing catapults straddle either side of a runway that takes up the ship's entire fantail, allowing for simultaneous launches and recovery of drones, which are designed to take intelligence images at a just-supersonic speed over a 2,000 kilometer flight path, and are in place to provide fleet-level combat air patrol without launching manned, armed fighters from a carrier. Forward and aft of the superstructure are raised platforms for the Minerva CADS, with unbroken visibility for both turrets. Forward of this structure, a missile deck runs the remaining length of the ship forward to the bow, containing seven 16-cell strategic-length CANDELS-IV launchers. The launchers, inline along the ship's center, store 112 hypersonic boost-glide missiles and exo-atmospheric interceptor missiles, which are loaded onto the ship at port, in their sealed launch canisters. Each launch cell is climate controlled and shock-dampened, opened only at the moment of firing.

The class is armed with six launch blocks filled with BGM.139R3 "Summanus" hypersonic boost-glide missiles. Each Summanus missile is an almost 6,000 pound, 29-foot solid-fueled rocket stack with two boost stages; fired by gas ejection from the canister during ignition, the first stage rocket accelerates the stack to just over Mach 5.67 in 4 minutes, 40 seconds before the shorter second stage takes over, boosting the stack to 4,960 meters per second, or Mach 14.45. Flying at a target altitude of 40 kilometers, the Summanus missile jettisons its second stage after a 72-second burn, delivering the warhead package at hypersonic speed over a classified distance, allowing the missile to "skip" across the upper atmosphere for a classified distance in excess of 900 kilometers. The missile can be armed with either a conventional, two-stage armor/earth penetrating warhead which destroys up to four meters of rock, earth, concrete or steel before detonating its 180-kilogram secondary warhead, or there is a nuclear option. The S307.217TAu, available only to Marquesan-flagged examples of the class, delivers a 478 kiloton, or 2,000 terajoule impact directly on the target, intended for pinpoint destruction of deeply-buried command bunkers and hardened missile silos. Complimenting this fearsome weapon, a further launch cell block of sixteen missiles is devoted to the EIS.154R2 "Hydra" Exoatmospheric Interceptor System. The Hydra missile is just under 10 meters in length and 2,270 kilograms, or just over 5,000 pounds in weight. The missile's first stage propels the missile vertically, accelerating to Mach 7 in four minutes, 45 seconds before burnout and 1st stage jettison. The shorter second stage, burning in the upper atmosphere, accelerates the rocket stack toward its target to Mach 11.43 in a two minute burn before the weapon bus jettisons the second stage and its ballistic flight shields. Once at its projected 570-kilometer operating altitude, the Hydra missile can engage targets at a minimum altitude of 100 kilometers (or 62 miles/328,000 feet) to a maximum altitude of 2,500 kilometers, or 1,553 miles above the planetary surface. This wide targeting range includes the boost phases of nearly all intercontinental range ballistic missiles and many low-earth, geostationary or geosynchronous military and observation satellites. Each weapon bus carries ten kill vehicles, which are independently steered and targeted, powered by gimballed hydrazine thrusters and guided by two-color (M/WIR) infrared sensors which distinguish the target from its dummies and decoys, each weapon carries a 75mm diameter Self-Forging Fragment, or shaped charge warhead, which destroys the target in orbit with a jet of liquid tantalum powerful enough to break up the warhead in orbit without causing sympathetic detonations, and scattering the material safely at an altitude where it will burn up in re-entry. A nuclear option for Marquesan-flagged examples of the class mounts a unitary A258 high-altitude thermonuclear warhead, designed to produce a 52-kilometer blast wave, which travels for a longer-than-normal distance due to the very low atmospheric pressure at its designed burst height between 30 and 40 kilometers altitude. The A258 option is permissible for use against swarms of incoming ballistic missile warheads, and is designed to defeat large numbers of falling reentry vehicles with a single nuclear strike. The weapon can also be employed against the highest-flying and fastest reconnaissance aircraft, operating in the hypersonic regime, and at altitudes in excess of the highest-flying traditional Surface-to-Air Missile design ceilings.

The tasks of tracking high-speed ballistic missiles in flight, monitoring hundreds of airborne and surface contacts, observing weather and navigating a 20,000+ ton ship are handled by eight fixed-panel radars mounted to Galeru's deckhouse. A combination of C-band "Spica" and S-band "Bellatrix" radars integrate together to produce one of the most powerful fire control systems ever fielded on a ship of this size. Providing optical tracking is an array of six naval Optronics turrets mounted on the top section of Galeru's deckhouse. These six turrets contain visible light and infrared sensors behind a focusing lens. These Focal Plane Array cameras mount powerful optical telephoto zoom lenses, allowing for optical tracking of targets in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and target recognition in all weather conditions. Additionally, AES.40 Electronic Warfare modules are fitted to Galeru as part of the Testudo Mk. IV Fire Control suite. Two side-mounted, downward-looking Passive/Active Ring Sonar (PARS) hydroacoustic sensors and a bow-mounted, downward-looking sonar provide robust passive listening and the ability to produce active pings that produce precise images of the seabed and objects in the water beneath the ship. Coherently blending the inputs of all sensors and the ship's communication suite is the job of a 576-processor Supercomputer; this massive stream of information is augmented with encrypted data from the SANMEN communications suite, allowing all equipped vessels, submarines, vehicles, aircraft and personnel to share processed, unified data such as Blue Force Tracking, reported hostile positions, urgent mission locations and changing situations across multiple platforms using multiple wavelengths. The Galeru class carries two 576-processor EMP hardened supercomputers and dual inertial positioning units, cutting global positioning error to almost imperceptible levels. Galeru class cruisers may therefore operate in communications denied, satellite-positioning environments autonomously, and can strike stealthily from unprotected waters with extreme speed and devastating effect.

Real World Comparison - - Long Beach class Cruiser: The Galeru-class cruiser is longer than the Long Beach by just over 16 meters; it is also wider by just over two meters overall, though Galeru only drafts 100mm deeper at full-load. Both cruisers are nuclear powered and entirely oriented toward missiles, however the similarities between them also bely the differences made up by the 62 years between the completion of the Galeru class redesign and the launch of the first Long Beach class cruiser. While hull-forms are similar, Long Beach class weapon systems are delivered on above-deck pedestal launchers and fed from below-deck magazines, limiting their rate-of-fire; Galeru's vertical, canisterized launch system eliminates this bottleneck. Advances in missile technology make dramatic differences in the armaments of the two cruisers, however their sizes, roles and powerplants merit their comparison. Long Beach displaces 15,540 tons at full load, making Galeru 5,400 tons heavier. That difference is primarily taken up by the use of HY-180 steel in the hull of the Galeru class, vs. conventional HY-80 steel and aluminum used in the construction of Long Beach. 614 sailors and officers serve aboard Galeru-class cruisers, where 1,160 officers and men serve aboard Long Beach class cruisers. Both ships have unlimited range at a design speed of 30 knots, however Galeru-class cruisers can make 33.5 knots at flank speed due to their hydrodynamically-efficient hull shape and four-shaft turbo-electric propulsion system. Long Beach class Cruisers have two shafts, Galeru has four; additionally, geared shafts are used, with three-blade propellers on the American design, where FCN.986 operates with each shaft driven by an interconnected electromagnetic motor, and four smaller, efficient steam turbines. Each shaft spins a 7-blade bronze propeller, modeled after submarine propellers which delay the onset of cavitation and propeller noise to higher speeds. At her design speed of 30 knots, the Galeru class cruiser is an order of magnitude quieter in the water than Long Beach, which requires two reactors to make 60 megawatts, where Galeru's single reactor produces 80 megawatts total power. Modern radar and naval missile fire control makes a massive difference in the simplicity of the vessel's electronics setup, and far smaller bridge crew is required to maintain awareness of all the vessel's sensors. Galeru class cruisers are designed to be wave-piercing; their long clipper bow and deep-draft design are enhanced by anti-roll gyroscopes which the Long Beach class lacks; these flywheels, installed in the bow, in the stern, and amidships, correct horizontal movements actively, especially in rough seas common to icy Gholgoth. The result of this additional stability is that the ship is a much more stable firing platform for a complement of missiles which dramatically outstrips the armament of Long Beach class Cruisers. Long Beach's magazine-fed launchers carried a small number of missiles, and were altered in later years to accept changing armaments; Galeru class cruisers were designed around their vertical launch cells, and the ship's architecture built-up around the armored citadels surrounding each of the five launch canister blocks. Galeru class cruisers are designed to attack distant targets on land, in the air, or in planetary orbit; Long Beach's ASROC launchers are intended for anti-submarine duty, its Talos missiles, like the Ahriman, are surface-to-air missiles, and the SM-1 "Standard" missiles carried by Long Beach do not have an equivalent on Galeru, which relies on its laser missile defenses and other ships in escort rather than mounting several smaller weapon platforms, chosen in the interest of maintaining a very low radar cross section, which was not considered in the Long Beach design. Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles designed for anti-ship and land attack use are similar in concept to the Summanus missile carried by Galeru class cruisers, however hypersonic boost-glide missiles were only theoretical at the time of Long Beach's construction, and in 2021, missiles of this type are a reality. The 192 missile Summanus capacity, 16 missile Hydra capacity of Galeru, combined with its fixed-panel radars and low RCS silhouette over a fast, stable, true Cruiser hull make it a deadly surface combatant, far more destructive in capability and capacity than the Long Beach, though the genesis between them is linear and clear.

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HSN.696R2 "Naga"

Postby Marquesan » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:09 pm

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Nomenclature:HSN.696R2 class - "Naga"
Classification:
Armored Heavy Strike Cruiser, Nuclear

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
1,600 total (84 Officers, 1,496 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
41,690 tons / 10.33m (33'10.7")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
65,380 tons / 11.57m (37'11.5")

Length/Beam @ Waterline:
246.36m (808'3") / 31.49m (103'4")

Length/Beam Overall:(6.96:1 L:B)
264.36m (867'4") / 37.94m (124'5.5")

Flank Speed:
12,870 nmi (20,710 Km) in 14 Days, 14 Hours @ 36.75 knots (68 Km/H) & 181,000 HP (135,000 kW)

Cruising Performance:
62,100 nmi (115,000 Km) between replenishments in 90 Days @ 28.75 knots (53.25 Km/H)

Powerplant:(CONAS-IEP - 5 Yr. Maint. Schedule)
2x Netane Kinetics N4-208SC (UPuC) Supercritical Light Water Reactors (208 MWTh / 80 MWe per reactor)

Thrust & Power:(5.12 HP/Ton)
4x Intercooled & Recuperated 40,000 kW steam turbines & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:
4x 35MW PM induction motors, 4 Shafts w/ 5,600mm 7-Blade Bronze Screws

Hull Construction:
Double Keel & Double Hull, 18 Watertight Compartments

Metallurgy:
Cold-Rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) Steel - Friction-Stir Welded & Annealed

Vessel Layout:
Clipper Bow & Cruiser Stern, Steep dead rise, Deep-V Wave-Piercing Hull

Seakeeping/Stability:
16x 245.17 ton 8.8m Flywheels (6 Fore, 4 Amidships, 6 Aft) - Active Roll Correction @ 1,100 RPM

Aviation Facilities:
Below-deck aft hangar & helipad w/ elevator for 4x HKA.118R2 "Hellcat" Helicopters

- Armor Thicknesses: -

Armor Composition:
Cold-Rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) Steel - Friction-Stir Welded & Annealed

Torpedo Belt:
360mm (14.17") sloped @ 10°

Missile Belt:
180mm (7") sloped @ 20°

Internal Bulkheads:
340mm (13.5")

Armored Deck:
180mm (7")

Exterior Decks:
100mm (3.9")

Interior Decks:
40mm (1.57")

VLS & Reactor Shrouds:
530mm (20.86")

Superstructure:
350mm (13.78")

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

(x1) APAx50K.500KR "Canopus"
Classification:
Naval Missile Tracking Radar, X-Band Active Electronically-Scanned Array (AESA)

Operation Details:
50,000 Feedhorns @ 10W Each, 500 kW Peak Power Overall, 400 m2 Array Antenna

Azimuth & Elevation:
360° in 45 Sec @ 8°/Sec / -0°/+80° @ 8°/Sec

Notes:
0.0033 m2 RCS Detection @ 4,000 Km, 0.1° Beamwidth

(x4) APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° FFOV

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

(x4) APAs5.2000F "Bellatrix"
Classification:
Naval Tracking Radar, 35-Beam Processing, 90° FFOV

Operation Mode:
S-Band AESA, 2,000W ERP, 75 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
500 Km Detection Range, No-Blind Speed Coverage < Mach 25

Notes:
0.5m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Hypersonic/Ballistic Optimized

(x10) AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:(Bulbous Bow, 270° Coverage & 2x 160° Side-Looking)
3x PARS.206 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 20 kW ERP

Operation Modes:
AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 192 Receivers, 2,050mm Toroidal Array

- Armaments: -

CANDELS-IV VLS - (24x 16-cell arrays, forward & aft of deckhouse)
- 384x BTM.131R2(N) "Makara" Theater-range ballistic missiles

"Minerva" CADS - (5x total - 1x @ Fantail, 2x Forward & 2x Aft Deckhouse)
- FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun
- x8 per launcher AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles

HOT.126(N) - (4x 500mm submerged launch doors amidships, x8 each)
Fiber-Optic Wire-Guided Torpedoes

- Overview: -

The development of Project "Naga" stemmed from a mid 1990's MNWC (Marquesan Naval Warship Commission) requirement for an armored arsenal ship along the lines of the Galeru class nuclear fast strike cruiser, but taken out to the maximum proportions in terms of armor weight, missile carriage, and power projection. While previous variants of the vessel used a smaller, lighter titanium hull, the ship received a 2021 update which increased the size, and displacement, of the Naga class Heavy Strike Cruiser. The vessel in current serial production is the 2021 variant, classified HSN.696R2; a heavy strike cruiser with nuclear propulsion, 6.96 times longer than she is wide. 1,600 sailors and officers live and work aboard the Naga, in a hull constructed from HY-180 high-strength steel traditionally used in submarine construction due to its high percentages of nickel, chromium and molybdenum. The ship's nuclear heart is a pair of Netane Kinetics N4SC supercritical Light Water Reactors (LWR) burning Uranium/Plutonium Carbide (UPuC) fuel, a byproduct of remanufacturing old nuclear warheads into new usable forms. These fourth generation powerplants operate at 313.7 bar with an outlet temperature of 530° C, feeding a secondary cooling loop, reheated to supercritical heat and pressure by electric steam boilers to feed four high-efficiency steam turbines. The steam turbines drive four 35 megawatt Permanent Magnet DC induction motors, which are interconnected to allow two or even three turbines to be offline and have all four shafts continue to spin. Each shaft, driven by quiet electromagnetic motors instead of driven directly or through a gearbox, spins a 5.6 meter diameter bronze screw with seven highly-skewed blades. Modeled after submarine propellers which delay the onset of cavitation and prop noise to much higher speeds, the Naga class heavy strike cruiser's four shafts are extremely quiet at the ship's design cruise speed, just under 29 knots. The vessel is almost 870 feet long overall and 125 feet wide at beam, with a long clipper bow and a razor-sharp wave entry point. The ship carries its downward-looking sonar on a bulge that acts as a bulbous bow, pushing the bow wave forward and allowing Naga, which drafts almost 11.3 meters, or 37 feet, to pierce through even very large waves rather than pitch vertically over crests and troughs. Like all other monohull warships in Marquesan service, Naga is stabilized by anti-roll gyroscopes fore, aft, and amidships which control the ship's horizontal movements, especially in rough seas and when traveling at oblique angles to the waves. The result of this design is that Naga is an extremely stable ship, built with eighteen watertight compartments, a full-length double keel and true double hull which is hydrodynamically efficient and fast. Naga class HSN's have a maximum flank speed of 36.75 knots at which speed Naga's screws deliver 181,000 horsepower, making her faster than all but a handful of warships in her class. Naga is, unlike many modern vessels, heavily armored, with an integrated-armor structure which contains damage and provides for internal armor walls that surround each VLS cell, the reactor and propulsion galleries, massive torpedo and missile belts, and a heavily-armored low-RCS superstructure, in addition to a thick armored main deck, all of which contribute greatly to the ship's rigidity and ability to control and limit damage. Naga is, for all intents and purposes, largely invulnerable to naval gunfire and smaller anti-shipping missiles, and would strongly resist torpedoes with a below-the-waterline belt thickness of greater than 14 inches.

Naga's heavily-armored hull is on the scale of the largest and heaviest battleships ever built, but lacks the heavy, long-range guns of those platforms. Instead, the Naga class was modeled from the outset around maximizing its capacity in carrying very long range strategic and tactical missiles. Twenty-four (24) CANDELS-IV vertical launch arrays are placed forward and aft of Naga's central, angled deckhouse. Each array carries 16 launch cells, surrounded by nearly 21 inches of steel armor which shelters the ship from uncontrolled ammunition detonations, and shelters the missiles inside the ship from weapons that could penetrate the ship's distributed armor solution. Naga is designed around the nuclear-capable BTM.131R2 "Makara" missile, a theater-range ballistic two-stage rocket which delivers a heavy warhead to 700+ miles at a speed of just under Mach 8, making it extremely challenging to intercept. Makara is a fearsome weapon, just under ten meters in height and weighing 4.25 tons at launch, the first stage accelerates the stack to Mach 5.8 in just under two minutes burn time. Once the first stage is exhausted, the missile's much longer second stage propels the weapon in the low pressure of the upper atmosphere at almost 44 kilometers to Mach 7.98, and propelling the warhead package to a maximum range of over 700 miles from the ship. Makara can carry either a conventional or nuclear package; the unitary Earth Penetrating Warhead is a conventional explosive in a high-strength steel casing designed to penetrate six meters of earth, rock, concrete or steel before detonating. This warhead, designed for destruction of deeply-buried command bunkers and missile silos without producing fallout, is the most powerful non-nuclear option at the discretion of Marquesan naval Capitan's. The precision strike capability of the Makara missile is unprecedented in naval warfare; the single Naga class HSN can bombard hundreds of targets from deep in international waters without exposing Marquesan combat pilots to strike operations. Makara can be equipped with the S307.217TAu thermonuclear contact warhead on Marquesan-flagged Naga's; the Makara missile can deliver two warheads on separate targets, where Morningstar carries a single warhead. To defend itself against airborne threats such as missiles, helicopters or aircraft, Naga carries five "Minerva" Combined Arms Defense System turrets, each of which mounts a 38mm L/85 "Twin Triples" autocannon, which fires from two barrels simultaneously, spinning two stacks of three barrels. This configuration allows each barrel to operate at its 480 RPM cyclic rate-of-fire, but deliver an effective rate of 2,880 RPM; the gun delivers three-second and six-second bursts of 144 and 288 rounds respectively. The gun delivers half-kilogram prefragmented high-explosive "thin-wall" shells which distribute a layer of shrapnel and deliver a much larger-than-normal explosive charge, destroying targets with hypersonic blast shockwaves at distances of 3,200 meters for fast-moving air targets, 9,800 meters for larger targets like FAC's and gunboats, and a maximum altitude of 3,125 meters or 10,250 feet. Each of the five Minerva turrets carries eight AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" missiles, a 220-pound, 10.5 foot long thermal-seeking missile, with a two-color (M/WIR) sensor and ring laser gyroscope for inertial navigation. Bayonet flies at Mach 4.07, maneuvering at up to 100 g against its targets, which it can engage from just under 54 miles maximum range and over 65,000 feet, making it deadly against almost every known manned aircraft.

HSN.696R2 Class cruisers carry the most advanced supercomputing, radar, electronic warfare and targeting suite fielded on any naval vessel known to date; the centerpiece of which is a massive X-band missile tracking radar. 50,000 carbon nanotube feedhorns, each transmitting up to 10 watts for a 500-kilowatt peak power are arranged in a steerable array at the top of the Naga's deckhouse. This extremely powerful radar is capable of extremely fine discrimination of targets at intercontinental range; in defense it can be used to monitor the airspace of an entire country; in offense it provides launch-to-target missile tracking data for all allied forces in an entire theater, increasing the accuracy and efficiency of weapons delivery for all affiliated units. Providing direct optical imaging to bolster this data is a set of ten Focal Plane Array cameras mounted in optronics ball turrets along the deckhouse. Each camera contains a dual-band M/LWIR sensor and visible light sensors aligned on a focusing lens and a long telephoto zoom lens. The "Volans" turrets provide optical weapon tracking for multiple simultaneous launches and are used for observation at sea, especially while navigating in foul weather. An extremely powerful downward looking deep-ocean Sonar system is fitted, capable of producing 230 decibel chirps to produce wide area maps of the ocean floor and to accurately pinpoint anything transiting that water. Control of all ship systems, processing the tremendous amount of data provided through communications, radar, sonar and electro-optical sensors is handled by three 576-processor supercomputers working as a unit. These EMP-hardened computers are kept in a climate-controlled, armored citadel below the bridge deck; a set of "Kanaloa" Timing and Inertial Measurement Units use a combination of emispherical Resonance Gyroscopes, accelerometers and resonators with active-self calibration to nearly eliminate the drift common in inertial guidance systems. Heavy Strike Cruisers carry five AES.40 adaptive jamming units, each adding a +40 decibel gain to hostile radar signals and offering a wide range of attack settings designed to overload and overheat enemy radar and communication signals.

Real World Comparison - - Kirov class Battlecruiser: Kirov and Naga are similar in size, with Naga measuring 264.36 meters in length and just under 38 meters beam and a fineness ratio of 6.96:1, where Kirov is 252 meters in length and 28.5 meters in beam with a fineness ratio of 8.84. This difference is reflected in the draft and displacement of the two ships; Naga displaces almost 65,400 tons drafting 11.3 meters, where Kirov is 28,000 tons at full load and a maximum draft of 9.1 meters. Both ships are nuclear powered; the Kirov class carries two smaller reactors and two steam turbines, where the much larger single Marquesan reactor spins four steam turbines. Consequently, the Marquesan reactor puts out 181,000 horsepower to propel 65,380 tons at flank speed, where Kirov's powerplant produces 140,000 horsepower to propel 28,000 tons. Additionally, Kirov drives her two screws through geared shafts, where Naga has four shafts and integrated turbo-electric drive. Naga is faster at flank speed with 5.12 horsepower per ton making 36.75 knots vs. Kirov's 32 knot design speed with 5 horsepower per ton, which allows for unlimited cruising at 20 knots, where Naga cruises at 28.75 knots on nuclear power. Naga has a larger crew than Kirov' 1,600 sailors and officers live and work aboard the HSN, where 710 sailors and officers live on Kirov class battlecruisers. The majority of the vast disparity between the two ships in weight is due to Kirov being essentially unarmored apart from reactor shielding, where Naga was built from its inception with an integrated, distributed system of different armor thickness surrounding key components and providing for thick, monolithic belts that protect the ship from missiles and torpedoes. Additionally, roughly 6% of the weight of a Naga class HSN is its system of distributed anti-roll gyroscopes, where Kirov lacks such a system. The rotating flywheels, mounted fore, aft and amidships correct the ship's horizontal movements, especially in rough seas and storms, rotating on electrical power. The primary sensor of the Naga class cruiser is its Over-the-Horizon 500 kilowatt X-band radar, in addition to C and S band radars, where Kirov's D band and I/J band radars are of similar power and purpose. Kirov lacks the long distance missile-tracking capability provided by the APAx50K.500KR "Canopus" radar aboard Naga. Kirov carries a bow-mounted sonar and a towed sonar array, where Naga carries two side-looking sonars and a bow-mounted sonar array, without a towed array. The primary anti-ship armament of Kirov is twenty P-700 "Granit" AShM's and a wide variety of anti-air missile and gun defense systems. In addition ten torpedo tubes and ASW rocket launchers provide for ship-borne offense and defense against submarines. Naga was designed around maximum carriage of strategic missiles stored vertically; HSN.696 carries 384 theater-range ballistic missiles, in addition to five 38mm "twin triple" rotary cannons and 40 ready AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" SAM's. This great disparity in arms and armor reflects widely different priorities for the Marquesan and Russian heavy cruisers; the Kirov is capable of dealing with a wide variety of threats against itself without assistance, where Naga relies on its escorts to defend it from undersea threats and, to an extent, air threats and instead carries a huge arsenal of weapons capable of devastating multiple cities in a combat theater.

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FAN.1096R2 "Strix"

Postby Marquesan » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:39 pm

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Nomenclature:FAN.1096R2 class - "Strix"
Classification:
Fast Attack Submarine, Nuclear

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
108 Total (26 Officers, 82 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Surfaced Displacement & Draft:
3,990 tons / 7.52m (24'8")

Submerged Displacement:
6,160 tons

Overall Length & Beam:(10.96:1 L:B)
110.4m (362'2.4") / 10.07m (33')

Pressure Hull Length & Beam:
87.97m (288'7.4") / 8.6m (28'2.6")

Submerged, Flank Speed: (SFS)
32.4 knots (60.0 Km/H) @ 38,440 kW (51,550 HP)

Submerged, Cruising Speed: (SCS)
26.88 knots (49.78 Km/H)

Submerged, Silent / Surfaced Speed: (SSS)
17.68 knots (32.74 Km/H)

Range & Endurance:
30,960 nmi (57,340 Km) between replenishments in 48 Days @ SCS

Operating & Test Depths:
340m (1,115') / 460m (1,510')

Powerplant:(5-Yr Maint. Schedule)
1 Netane Kinetics N4-104SC Light Water Reactor (104 MWTh / 40 MWe)

Thrust & Power:(8.70 HP/Ton)
2x20 MW steam turbines & PM/DC turbogenerators, 2x 20 MW Permanent Magnet DC induction motors

Final Drive:
2 concentric contrarotating shafts w/ 4.0m 7-blade "scimitar" screws

Construction:
Grade-12 Titanium outer hull, HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) steel pressure hull, 8 watertight compartments

Vessel Layout:
Teardrop outer hull, low-profile forward sail, X-shaped tailplanes, contrarotating shrouded screws

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Mast

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:
1x PARS.822 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 80 kW ERP

AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic 230 dB Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 768 Receivers, 8,218mm Toroidal Array

(Forward-Looking, 270° Coverage)

1x ULTAS.600 Towed Sonar Array, 600 Meters Length, 60x Ultra-Low Noise Hydrophones

(Fully-Reelable Internal Winch, Deployed through X-Shaped Stern Plane, Upper Port Side)

- Armaments: -

(6x Torpedo Doors, Staggered Forward of Sail)
(48x) HOT.126(N) "Kali" Heavy Torpedo, Optical Cable Guidance

Launch Profile:
Canisterized Hot Launch, Compressed Air Ejection

Dimensions:
6,320mm Length, 1,610 Kgs. Overall Weight, 500mm Diameter

Propulsion:
Hydrazine/Iridium Catalyst; Gas Turbine-Driven Pumpjet

Performance Envelope:
75,000 Meters Range, 800 Meters Depth, 128.33 Km/H (35.65 M/Sec)

Passive Seeker:
75 Km Optical Cable, Double-Ended Reel, Guidance from Vessel

Active Seeker:
2 Kilowatt Active Seeker, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic Chirp, 18ms Interval

Warhead Configuration:
280.5 Kilogram CL-20/HMX Co-Crystalline High Explosive, 1,820 Megajoules

Nuclear Option:
S307.217TAu Thermonuclear 2,000 TJ Contact Detonation Warhead

CANDELS-IV VLS - (1x aft of sail)
- 16x BGM.139R3(N) "Summanus" Hypersonic boost-glide missiles

- Overview: -

The MNWC's (Marquesan Naval Warship Commission) enduring requirement for a nuclear-fueled attack submarine to carry conventional and nuclear-tipped tactical weapons through the deep, stormy oceans of Gholgoth has justified a continual investment and re-investment in Project Strix, an ongoing development program for nuclear fast attack boats. The currently-produced variant, Revision II boats are a 2021-design, incorporating a near-perfect 11:1 "teardrop" shape with a stealthy, low-profile sail, X-shaped tail planes and contrarotating, coaxially-aligned shafts spinning 7-blade screws. The FAN.1096R2 variant Strix-class fast attack submarine weighs only 6,160 tons submerged, and drafts 7.52 meters surfaced; it is 110.4 meters, or just over 362 feet in length, with a hydryodynamically-modeled titanium outer hull and a low-magnetic, HY-180 (austentic) steel pressure hull, dramatically decreasing the chance of a Strix class submarine striking a naval mine over traditional steel boats. Strix R2 is capable of withstanding up to 460 meters, or 1,500+ foot depths in an emergency, and can operate routinely at 340 meters, or more than 1,100 feet throughout an entire 48-day deployment for its 82 sailors and 26 officers. FAN.1096's are powered by a single N4SC Light Water reactor, burning UPuC, or Uranium/Plutonium Carbide fuel, cooled by superheated steam, which is circulated through the reactor at 313.7 bar and 530° C. Steam exiting the reactor expends its energy in a set of three high-efficiency steam turbines, each driving an electromagnetic 50-megawatt DC induction motor. Three turbines generate up to 150 megawatts of electrical power for operation of the vessel, and up to 40 megawatts can be converted for propulsion by two permanent magnet turbogenerators, which spin concentric, counter-rotating driveshafts. Spinning the shafts in opposite directions straightens the flow of water through the screws, decreasing cavitation and prop noise. Both screws are 4,000mm in diameter, forged from bronze into seven highly-skewed "scimitar" blades per propeller, producing up to 51,550 horsepower at Strix's 32.4 knot flank speed. This drive system is extremely quiet, producing very little noise at Strix's 26.88 knot cruise speed in comparison to many slower or louder submarine classes. Strix can cruise indefinitely at 26.88 knots submerged, or can make 17.68 knots producing near-zero noise, submerged or on the surface, with a theoretical cruise range of over 57,000 kilometers in a standard, submerged deployment.

The primary weapon of the Strix class is its diminuitive size and its stealth; however it is also equipped with six torpedo bays for HOT.126 "Kali" Heavy Torpedoes and sixteen BGM.139R3(N) "Summanus" hypersonic boost-glide missiles, which provide powerful long range surface strike and devastating maritime attack capabilities. The CANDELS-IV launch cells are just aft of Strix's forward sail, allowing for generous room for the ship's compact nuclear reactor and steam turbine/turboelectric propulsion module and crew quarters for 108 sailors and officers. The massive synthetic-aperture sonar array is visible on the upper portion of the bow above the torpedo rooms; Strix's low, stealthy sail creates minimal disruption when the submarine surfaces to fire its hypersonic missiles. Kali torpedoes are capable of striking at 75 kilometers distance with a massive high-explosive warhead package, in shallows or at great depth and striking with comparative speed to many torpedo classes. The dual-mode seeker on the Kali torpedo is designed to guide the weapon silently toward the "kill box" with passive sonar from the submarine and then to activate the active sonar onboard the torpedo, relaying a precise sonar image of the target back to confirm the shape of the target before accelerating toward a contact detonation. Strix's torpedo doors are placed forward of the sail and below the sonar, staggered between three watertight compartments to separate ammunition magazines, giving the submarine a powerful simultaneous strike capability. Launching vertically under their own power, Strix carries sixteen "Summanus" which require the sub to briefly surface for firing, but provide tremendous precision striking power over a range greatly in excess of 560 miles at speeds of Mach 14.5 and a transit altitude of 40 kilometers, precluding intercept by nearly all surface-to-air missiles known to exist at the time of writing. Summanus is nuclear-armable, but designed to deliver a two-stage shaped charge warhead and high explosive secondary warhead, penetrating deeply buried and heavily reinforced bunkers with pinpoint precision. The class carries a massive 80-kilowatt sonar array with a hydrophone ring nearly as wide as the submarine itself; the torpedo doors were placed amidships to accommodate the physical size of the sonar array; the vessel's proportions were designed around it. In addition, 600 meter a towed array can be deployed for hunting enemy submarines below thermocline, reeled in through one of the vessel's X-shaped stern planes. Strix is very fast, in many cases twice as fast as contemporary submarines while submerged. This speed and the agility its test crews praised it for make it a valuable asset in protecting shipping lanes and controlling disputed waters.


Real World Comparison - - Akula class Submarine: Strix and Akula share very similar roles, and methodologies in that both submarines are dedicated nuclear attack boats, designed with teardrop-shaped hulls and coaxial, counterrotating screws. Strix is of nearly identical length to Akula I hulls, but with a narrower beam, due to the decreased size of its more modern equipment. Both submarines are built with an inner pressure hull and a hydrodynamic outer hull, with allowance for sound insulation to silence the turbomachinery employed to propel and power the submarines. Akula is deeper, wider, more recent hulls are longer, and the submarine is significantly heavier than Strix, due to the Marquesan submarine's use of titanium for the outer hull, saving weight over the Akula. Both submarines are powered by pressurized water reactors, but Strix's N4SC is lighter, smaller and more power-efficient than the OK-650M reactor on the improved Akula II and III's. Strix has a simplified, more modern drive system, propelling both contrarotating screws electrically, where Akula class boats had retractable propulsors for slow-speed maneuvering, and a single skewback propeller as its prime mover. Akulas have vertical and horizontal tailplanes, where Strix has X-shaped tailplanes, dramatically decreasing draft to 7.52 meters over the Akula's 9.7 meters. Akula carries supplies for longer submerged deployments, and have greater crush depths due to the heavier construction of the Akula hull, which can weigh as much as 13,800 tons for the Akula III vs. 6,160 tons for the fully-loaded Strix class submarine. An Akula-class submarine has eight torpedo tubes and 40 torpedoes carried aboard, with some MANPADS surface-to-air missiles carried on the sail, where the Strix class boat carries six torpedo tubes and 64 torpedoes, in addition to sixteen vertically-launched hypersonic missiles, reflecting the much more modern build of the Strix class vs. the Soviet-era Akulas.
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SAN.1039R2 "Ravana"

Postby Marquesan » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:40 pm

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Nomenclature:SAN.1039R2 "Ravana"
Classification:
Strategic Attack Submarine, Nuclear

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
142 Total (34 Officers, 108 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Surfaced Displacement & Draft:
14,560 tons / 11.15m (36'7")

Submerged Displacement:
25,400 tons

Overall Length & Beam:(10.39:1 L:B)
170.4m (559') / 16.4m (53'9.6")

Pressure Hull Length & Beam:
145.3m (476'8.4") / 12.8m (42')

Submerged, Flank Speed: (SFS)
30 knots (55.56 Km/H) @ 42,500 kW (56,990 HP)

Submerged, Cruising Speed: (SCS)
23.37 knots (43.28 Km/H)

Submerged, Silent / Surfaced Speed: (SSS)
13.75 knots (25.46 Km/H)

Range & Endurance:
53,280 nmi (98,680 Km) between replenishments in 95 Days @ SCS

Operating & Test Depths:
320m (1,050') / 926m (3,040')

Powerplant:(5-Yr Maint. Schedule)
1 Netane Kinetics N4-390SC Light Water Reactor (390 MWTh / 150 MWe)

Propulsion:(2.64 HP/Ton)
3x 50 MW steam turbines & PM/DC turbogenerators, 2x Permanent Magnet DC induction motors, 25 MW each

Final Drive:
2 concentric contrarotating shafts w/ 4.4m 7-blade "scimitar" screws

Construction:
Grade-12 Titanium outer hull, HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) steel pressure hull, 14 watertight compartments

Vessel Layout:
Teardrop outer hull, low-profile mid-mounted sail, X-shaped tailplanes, contrarotating shrouded screws

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Mast

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:
1x PARS.822 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 80 kW ERP

AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic 230 dB Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 768 Receivers, 8,218mm Toroidal Array

(Forward-Looking, 270° Coverage)

1x ULTAS.600 Towed Sonar Array, 600 Meters Length, 60x Ultra-Low Noise Hydrophones

(Fully-Reelable Internal Winch, Deployed through X-Shaped Stern Plane, Upper Port Side)

- Armaments: -

CANDELS-V VLS*VARIANT-A* - (1x aft of sail)
- 20x SCM.600R2 "Immortal-II" Submarine-launch ballistic missiles

CANDELS-IV VLS*VARIANT-B* - (3x aft of sail)
- 60x BGM.139R3(N) "Summanus" Hypersonic boost-glide missiles

(6x Torpedo Doors, Staggered Forward of Sail - All Variants)
36x HOT.126(N) "Kali Heavy Wire-Guided Torpedoes

- Overview: -

Project "Ravana" is the MNWC's (Marquesan Naval Warship Commission) ongoing funding for research and development of ballistic missile submarines, intended for use in Gholgoth's stormy oceans, but equally suited to inter-regional patrols abroad. The current version, SAN.1039R2 is an improved revision of the all-titanium hulled R1 Ravana. R2 revises the type's hull construction, with a high-strength steel inner pressure hull, and a hydrodynamically-modeled titanium "teardrop" outer hull. Ravana R2 is 170 meters in overall length, and 16.4 meters in beam with a fineness ratio of 10.39:1 and a submerged displacement of 25,400 tons. Drafting just over 11 meters surfaced, the low-profile mid-mounted sail, highly-elongated teardrop shape, X-shaped tail planes and shrouded propulsor are highly distinctive of the type, which can make 30 knots submerged, or can cruise indefinitely at 23.37 knots, at which speed Ravana is extremely quiet in comparison to many nuclear boats. Ravana-class boats are powered by a fourth-generation Netane Kinetics N4SC nuclear reactor, burning highly-enriched UPuC (uranium/plutonium carbide) fuel, which is cooled by super-high temperature steam. The high typical operating temperature is 530° C, feeding three small, efficient steam turbines, which produce 150 megawatts of electrical power for the ship. A pair of electromagnetic turbogenerators at the aft of the ship convert electrical power into thrust, spinning coaxial, counter-rotating shafts, concentric to one another and spinning in opposite directions, each driving a 7-blade, "skewback scimitar" screw. The screws are surrounded by a sound-deadening acoustic shroud, which acts like a pumpjet, increasing the efficiency of the screws by straightening the flow of water and reducing the onset of cavitation. This system is both quiet and efficient, generating an absolute minimum in directly-transmitted prop noise; the ship's turbomachinery is silenced by anechoic coatings on the pressure hull itself and by sound deadening in the engine compartments. Decoupling drive and electrical systems permits a high silent speed of 13.75 knots, a near-silent fast cruise speed and a high flank speed, all boats of the class have roughly 100,000 kilometer submerged cruise ranges , with a full complement of weapons and a full crew of 108 sailors and 34 officers. Ravana is designed around its armaments, and its powerplant; the compact reactor and turbo-electric drive sits at the far aft, with twenty (20) launch cells for the Immortal-II missile in variant A, or sixty Summanus missiles, packed six to a cell in sealed canisters loaded at port. Beneath the sail are the ship's living quarters and forward of this compartment is the ship's complement of six torpedo rooms and its synthetic-aperture sonar array, visible on the upper portion of its bow.

The Immortal-II is the largest and heaviest Marquesan-produced weapon system, comprising a 43.66 ton, 12.5 meter tall, 2.08 meter diameter, two-stage rocket, designed to carry multiple warheads per missile, in three possible configurations. Up to eight S307 contact-detonation warheads can be fired at targets of critical importance, such as deeply-buried command bunkers and missile silos. Up to three A281 high-yield airburst devices can be fired at large military targets, or, in the most dire of scenarios, at large strategic targets like cities. The R2 variant of this missile adds a unitary, kinetic-strike option which utilizes a monolithic tungsten warhead, impacting at orbital speed to transfer intense, but non-nuclear kinetic energy to the most deeply-buried targets. Immortal-II is designed to be fired from a submerged position, at a maximum range of just under 10,000 kilometers, re-entering the planetary atmosphere at Mach 21.95. Ravana-A submarines are designed for strategic missiles, but Ravana-B's carry the hypersonic Summanus BGM.139R3 Boost/Glide missile. Each launch cell, designed to house the larger Immortal-II, can hold three Summanus missiles, so the submarine carries sixty such weapons. The first stage of the missile carries it to its operating altitude of roughly 40 kilometers before jettison at Mach 5.67, after a 280-second burn. The missile's shorter, but higher-impulse second stage takes it to Mach 14.45, skipping the small, aerodynamic warhead package off the planet's upper atmosphere after 2nd stage jettison occurs. Summanus can "coast" for some classified distance after its 900-kilometer burnout point, relying on its internal ring-laser gyroscope INS to guide it to the target area. Once above the target, Summanus performs a high-alpha aerobraking maneuver, decelerating to nearer its Mach 4.4 impact speed and jettisoning its high-temperature blast shield, necessary for exo-atmospheric re-entry conditions experienced by the warhead vehicle. Once free of the blast cover, the missile's tandem X-band radar and long-wave infrared seeker pierces tree cover, fog, haze, smoke, sand, burning oil, volcanic ash and storms, using its onboard computer to merge the inputs of both sensors and remove the smearing effects of battlefield obscurants. Once the target has been positively identified, the warhead deploys fold-out wings which allow it to dive vertically on its target with pinpoint accuracy, inside a 6.4 meter circle small enough to be effective at engaging corvette class and larger warships at extended distances, provided intelligence on the fleet's location within a very wide geographic area. Summanus can be nuclear-armed with the S307 warhead for direct contact engagement of missile silos and deeply-buried bunkers, or it can carry a conventional, but devastating tandem warhead. The TAPHEI package consists of a 580mm diameter shaped charge designed to penetrate as much as four meters of armor steel, followed by a 180 kilogram high explosive warhead. Delivered at greater than four times the speed of sound and typically vertical to the target, the Summanus strike is equally devastating against infrastructure, bunkers, warships up through the largest battleships and any other target requiring lethality and precision at extended ranges, with as little as possible warning time.

To defend itself, and for conducting attacks from much greater depths, both Ravana subtypes carry six torpedo doors facing forward, three on each side of the submarine aft of its sonar dome. 500mm in diameter, the torpedo tubes are designed around the HOT.126 "Kali" wire-guided torpedo, a 1,600 kilogram, 6.32 meter long torpedo, fueled by a hydrazine/iridium catalyst and gas turbine which allow it to travel at 69.3 knots to a maximum distance of 75,000 meters. The Kali torpedo is guided throughout its entire engagement from the submarine using its much larger and more sensitive acoustic sensor, the PARS.822 until the torpedo engages its terminal homing mode, and its own acoustic homing transducer to discriminate the target from its decoys. Kali can be nuclear-tipped with the S307 warhead, but its unitary 280.5 kilogram high-explosive warhead is designed for direct contact engagements on submarine hulls to depths of 800 meters, or can be set to detonate beneath the keels of large ships. Onboard sensors on the SAN.161 class include its primary sonar array, the massive PARS.822 Passive Intercept / 80-Kilowatt Active array. This forward mounted sonar, the largest produced by Netane Kinetics, is capable of producing wideband 230 decibel chirps and, while the ultimate capabilities of the passive array are classified, it is a highly capable, extremely sensitive sonar array. A towed 600-meter ULF transducer array is reeled in through the upper port side stern plane, allowing the Ravana class submarine to listen with extreme accuracy to the space in its baffles or to tow the array beneath thermocline prowling for deeper submarines. Extendable masts include a 7.5 kilowatt broadband fire control radar, two 10-kilowatt communications mast, one optimized for ultra-low frequency communication while deeply submerged, and one optimized for high speed burst transmissions at higher frequencies. A fourth mast, the "digital periscope" fuses four different light spectrums to provide full "daylight" false color thermal optics that are zoomable and an ultra high-resolution, ultra-high speed visible light camera on par with the finest ship-mounted imaging systems in the world. An onboard, EMP-hardened 576-processor supercomputer merges inputs from all vessel sensors, external communication sources and all internal functions in a cohesive management system which minimizes the number of personnel required for submarine operation and maximizes the speed at which commands are carried out.

Real World Comparison - - Borei class submarine: Borei is of nearly identical length to Ravana, but narrower at beam due to Ravana's teardrop-shaped outer hull, vs Borei's cigar-shaped hull. The two submarines are similar in weight, with Borei displacing just 200 tons more empty than Ravana, but weighing 1,400 tons less fully loaded, due to the smaller missile armament of Borei, with 16 SLBM's vs. Ravana's 20. Borei is slightly faster at flank speed, and both submarines have 900+ meter crush depths; both submarines have similar silent speeds, and both boats are designed for extended-range submerged deployments, conducted without surfacing. The greatest differences between the two submarines are in their weapon systems, the RSM-56 Bulava and SCM.600R2 Immortal-II are similar missiles, but Ravana-B type submarines carry Summanus boost-glide missiles Bulava would not have an effective counter to. Borei carries more torpedo tubes than Ravana, but Ravana has two additional strategic missiles, or sixty tactical missiles not carried by Borei, extending its functionality considerably.
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CVA.648R2 "Windigo"

Postby Marquesan » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:47 am

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Nomenclature:CVA.648R2 class - "Windigo"
Classification:
Carrier Vessel, Assault

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
1,750 Total (44 Officers, 556 Sailors, 1,150 Fusiliers Marins & Headquarters)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
19,370 tons / 7.79m (25'6.6")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
33,740 tons / 8.7m (28'6.5")

Length/Beam @ Waterline:
201.22m (660'2") / 31.65m (103'10")

Length/Beam Overall:(6.48:1 L:B)
241m (790'6") / 37.15m (121'11.3")

Flank Speed:
29.85 knots (55.28 Km/H) @ 88,000 kW (118,000 HP)

Cruising Performance:
6,950 nmi (12,870 Km) in 14 Days, 23 Hours @ 19.38 knots (35.89 Km/H)

Long-Distance Traveling:
9,675 nmi (17,920 Km) in 28 Days, 19 Hours @ 14 knots (25.93 Km/H) Unrefueled

Maximum Endurance:(w/ 3x At-Sea Refuels)
40,320 nmi (74,670 Km) between replenishments in 120 Days @ 1,780 Kg/Hr per Turbine (6,800t Fuel Oil)

Powerplant:
6x 22 MPa (3,200 PSI) / 550°C (1,022°F) Supercritical Steam (Oil-Fired) boilers - 10 Year Maint. Schedule

Power Generation:(4.17 HP/Ton)
3x 35,000 kW high-pressure steam turbines & Permament Magnet DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:
3x 30MW PM induction motors, 3 Shafts w/ 7-Blade bronze screws, 4,400mm diameter

Hull Construction:
Double Keel & Double Hull, 16 Watertight Compartments

Metallurgy:
Cold-Rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) Steel - Friction-Stir Welded & Annealed

Armor Specifications:
2,934 Tons HY180 Steel, 140mm Aviation Deck, 80mm Deckhouse

Vessel Layout:
Clipper Bow & Transom Stern w/ Floodable Well-Deck, Sensor-Integrated Mast & Cool-Air Diffused, Side-Exit Funnel

Seakeeping/Stability:
8x 201.5 ton, 7.5m Flywheels, 4 Fore, 4 Aft (Active Roll Correction @ 1,100 RPM)

- Facilities: -

Well Deck:
151.5m x 26m = 3,939 m2

(x2 Littoral Assault Squadrons "LAS")
PGB.435 "Mizuchi" Patrol Gunboats (4 per LAS, 8 Total)

SAL-29 Castor High-Speed Assault Hovercraft (3 per LAS, 6 Total)

LLL-157 Pollux Air-Cushion Landing Craft (1 per LAS, 2 Total)

Flight Deck:
6,460m Sq. w/ 8x VTOL Pads, 2x Hydraulic Elevators, 2x 20t Steam Catapults & 3x cross-deck arresting cables

Hangar Deck:
Facilities for 28x Helicopters & VTOL Transports or 24x Fixed-Wing Fighters, 3,400 Tons Aviation Fuel


- Aircraft: -

(x4 Vertical Envelopment Flights "VEF")
GSU.270R2 "Strider" VTOL Gunships, Utility
(1 per VEF, 4 Total)

HKA.118R2 "Hellcat" Hunter/Killer Helicopters
(4 per VEF, 16 Total)

CIR.60R2 "Corax" Reconnaissance Helicopters
(2 per VEF, 8 Total)

-OR-
(x4 Interdiction/Support Flights "ISF")
APF.12/1R3 "Revenant" Patrol Fighters
(1 per ISF, 6 total)

AHI.11/1 "Morrigan" Ground-Attack Fighters
(3 per ISF, 18 total)

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

(x1) APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° RFOV

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Rotation:
360° in 3 Sec @ 120°/Sec

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

(x1) APAs5.2000R "Bellatrix"
Classification:
Naval Tracking Radar, 35-Beam Processing, 90° RFOV

Operation Mode:
S-Band AESA, 2,000W ERP, 75 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
500 Km Detection Range, No-Blind Speed Coverage < Mach 25

Rotation:
360° in 3 Sec @ 120°/Sec

Notes:
0.5m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Hypersonic/Ballistic Optimized

(x4, Deckhouse-Mounted) AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

- Armaments: -

(2x, Forward & Upper-Aft Deckhouse)
Classification:
Combined-Arms Defense System

Description:
38mm "Twin Triples" Rotary Gun & 2x11-Rd Launchers for AHM.210R2 Missiles

Turret Mass, Loaded:
(Combat Ready) 7,730 Kgs

Mounting Ring:
Power-Assisted "Fast Barbette" 1,500mm (4'10")

Turret Height:
2,270mm (7'5")

Turret Width:
(w/ Launchers) 2,730mm (8'11")

Length w/ Barrels:
5,800mm (19'0")

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
-10° to +80° / 360° in 4 Sec @ 90°/Sec

Fire-Control Radar:
APAx.10F "Deneb"

Optical Sensor:
AMPI.nL "Volans"

Autocannon:
FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun

Missiles:
x22 AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles

- Overview: -

An early-2000s MNWC (Marquesan Naval Warfare Commission) requirement for a long-range, conventionally powered helicopter and patrol boat carrier was met by a design competition; the winning design from Papeete Steelworks, LTD was for Project Windigo, a dedicated assault carrier hull with high fuel capacity, both for its own modern high-pressure boilers and for aviation fuel. Windigo was designed as an assault carrier from the outset, optimized for either hosting ultralight turboprop and single-turbojet fixed-wing fighters launching from steam catapults, or for carrying elite marine air-assault troops into combat, in addition to serving as a mothership for a squadron of eight patrol gunboats. CVA.648R2 is 241 meters in length and 37.15 meters in beam, with a maximized flight deck of 6,460 square meters and a 2,000 square meter well deck; the carrier is 6.48 times longer than it is wide, and drafts 8.7 meters at a deep load of 33,740 tons. Windigo class CVA's are supplied with 6,800 tons of fuel oil, 3,400 tons of aviation fuel, 4,170 tons of people, ordinance, aircraft and boats, in addition sufficient supplies for 70 days of operations at-sea. The carrier can cruise at 19.4 knots unrefueled to 6,950 nautical miles (200 nautical miles greater than the distance between New York City, USA and Cape Town, South Africa) in just under 15 days, or a maximum of 9,675 nautical miles (1.4x the distance between Los Angeles, CA and Hanoi, Vietnam) in less than 29 days at 14 knots, with an available 29-knot flank speed. The hull-form is optimized for deep-sea operations, with a clipper bow and a bulbous bow-mounted sonar, which advances the bow wave and allows Windigo's wave-piercing bow to punch through rather than rise and fall over crests and troughs. The ATH.648R2 class is constructed from HY-180 steel, including over 2,900 tons of additional armor, 140mm in thickness across the entire flight deck, and 80mm in thickness for the exterior of the starboard-side deckhouse. The CVA is powered by six high-pressure boilers feeding three efficient, modern steam turbines in turn driving 30-megawatt Permanent Magnet DC induction motors. This powerplant takes advantage of modern technologies and materials; the boilers are constructed from corrosion-resistant Inconel, maintaining superheated steam at 3,200 PSI and over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, creating enormous thrust (118,000 horsepower at flank speed) for the ship, as well as electrical power. In total, 1,750 live and work aboard the Windigo-class CVA; 44 officers and 556 sailors make up the ship's crew, along with 150 headquarters personnel made up of maintainers for aircraft and patrol boats, and 1,000 Fusiliers Marins, the elite Marquesan amphibious infantry force.

In total, a Windigo-class CVA deploys with 8 "Mizuchi" class patrol gunboats, 6 Castor class hovercraft, 2 Pollux class LCAC's, 4 "Strider" class VTOL transports, 16 "Hellcat" class heavy attack helicopters, and 8 "Corax" class reconnaissance helicopters. This equipment is made up into four "VEF" (Vertical Envelopment Flight) squadrons, two patrol squadrons of 4 PGB's and 3 high-speed hovercraft each, and the pair of Pollux class hovercraft operate as a pair, to be escorted by one or the other patrol squadron, each operating semi-autonomously of one another from the protection of the Windigo, typically operating a few dozen kilometers offshore. The ATH.220 Class, codenamed "Windigo" during development is a 25,000 ton-class warship designed specifically to carry helicopters and large VTOL transports in hotly-contested littoral waters. To command a challenging 21st century battlespace, the Windigo class carries four "Vertical Envelopment" Flights of six (6) helicopters and a VTOL Utility Gunship, which operate as semi-autonomous squadrons in the battlespace. Each VEF's central component is the "Strider" gunship, which is a heavily-armed twin-turboshaft transport with large ducted lifting fans embedded in the wings. Strider gunships take off and land vertically like helicopters, but once underway, close the liftfan ducts and bias power rearward. In horizontal flight, a Strider is capable of high subsonic speeds and has a combat radius of greater than 2,700 kilometers, but can also in continuous heavy-lift mode, sling load 11,000 kilograms. Strider gunships are designed to transport 40 troops into highly contested landing zones or can transport Habu, Heirophant or Boomslang armored vehicles in lieu of troops. Acting both as escorts and as close air support in a wide variety of roles are four (4) "Hellcat" Hunter/Killer Helicopters. The Hellcat is a large-frame armored helicopter designed to transport 10 combat troops into the most hotly-contested airspace. Hellcat's coaxial rotors permit superior maneuverability in tight spaces and make the helicopter damage resistant and mechanically simple. The squadron of sixteen Hellcat helicopters make up the "backbone" of the combat capability of the Windigo class carrier and the majority of the flight hours logged aboard these carriers. Supplementary to these are a fleet of "Corax" reconnaissance helicopters, which are also coaxial designs with a moderate airlift capability of six passengers. Corax helicopters put a premium on stealth; they are designed to slip past radar nets to attack targets with electronic jamming and then when they are close enough to target with missiles or rockets, to engage from four stub-wing mounted hardpoints. Corax helicopters are highly maneuverable and extremely quiet; while both helicopters have very small radar cross sections, Corax presents a silhouette similar to that of a sparrow on most conventional military radar bands. An alternative layout outfits 18x "Morrigan" turboprop-driven ground attack fighters aboard the CVA, along with six "Revenant" R3 Agile Patrol Fighters in place of its typical loadout of helicopters and VTOL transports. In this role, the small carrier's pair of steam catapults are used to propel the tiny Revenant fighters and Morrigan turboprops airborne, and the deck, which is too small for use with full-weight carrier fighters, is strung with arresting cables, allowing Windigo to serve as a small, conventionally-powered support carrier, with highly modern single-engine jet and turboprop fighters. Fast, seaworthy Mizuchi class PGB's (patrol gunboats) make up the riverine and littoral arm of Windigo's armament, deploying from a specialized well deck, designed to house the deep-V hulls of the PGB's, in racks four abreast and two deep, sliding backward on rollers when deployed, or locked in place during transit. When deployed, the ship's well deck opens and floods to allow the patrol boats to float free of their racks easily upon deployment. The Mizuchi class gunboats themselves have a 550 nautical mile range at almost 43 knots, a speed it can maintain through the entire patrol route, or can sprint up to 51.62 knots at flank speed, utilizing high speed articulated surface drive and a deep-V hull designed for rough seas to patrol treacherous shallow waters like reefs, coastal shoals and debris-strewn rivers as well as deep water. The PGB is heavily armed, with four 38mm autocannons on stabilized, remote mounts fore and aft, a pair of stabilized manually operated 22mm cannons on its flybridge, and four launchers for radar-guided Fire Lance missiles, allowing it to engage a wide variety of shore, surface and air targets. Castor and Pollux class hovercraft are high-speed air cushion transports in service with Arvolken and Marquesan governments; the Castor class is the smaller of the two, typically carried in two ranks, three abreast inside the Windigo class well deck. Armed with Partizan hypersonic wire-guided missiles and a 22mm autocannon, Castor transports 40 soldiers at speeds up to 70 knots on calm seas. Paired to the much larger and heavier Pollux class, the gunboats and small hovercraft make up Littoral Assault Squadrons, designed to transport and escort soldiers over the horizon on fast, heavily armed craft. The Pollux class can carry up to 75 tons of equipment or vehicles in addition to as many as 140 soldiers at speeds up to 56 knots on calm seas. Armed with a pair of 30mm dual-barrel autocannons and a pair of 8-cell arm launchers for supersonic Cinquedea ATGM's, the heavy LCAC's, two per Windigo-class CVA, make up the logistical backbone of Marquesan amphibious combat units.

The ground warfare teams that make their berths aboard Windigo class carriers are specialized operators who train extensively in air assault warfare; unofficially the home of special operations forces, there are extensive planning and command facilities aboard these carriers along with a full-sized trauma hospital aboard, which often becomes the theater hospital in combat environments. The vessel's crews work in unison to keep their four Vertical Envelopments Flights and PGB squadron fighting; because Windigo class CVA's are often the first carrier on scene in a combat theater and because their helicopters and gunboats are often "mudfighting" at low altitudes and in active combat theaters, these carriers are very often near the action, and so must be built ruggedly and be prepared to defend themselves. CVA.648R2's are highly protected with a pair of "Minerva" CADS turrets, one at either end of the flight deck. Each turret houses a "Twin-Triples" 38x290mm autocannon and pod launchers for AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" heat-seeking missiles, 22 missiles on each turret. With sweeping, unobstructed fields of fire including along both sides of the ship, the 38mm gun has dramatically longer range than standard 20mm CIWS autocannons, firing half kilogram "thin-wall" shells which carry a large explosive load and destroy targets either by contact detonation or with hypervelocity shockwaves in close proximity to the target. The Bayonet missile flies at speeds exceeding Mach 4 to a distance of more than 50 miles from the target and altitudes of up to 65,000 feet; its deadly Annular Blast-Fragmentation warhead does not require contact detonation to destroy the target, however Bayonet is one of the most agile missiles in service anywhere in the world, rolling to turn at 100 g.

The class carries a highly advanced electronic warfare suite, including the AES.40 Adaptive Jammer, which "learns" hostile radar frequencies and applies +/- 40 dB gain to overload the enemy system and force a shutdown. Targeting and tracking of naval and air targets, weather and terrain is accomplished by two onboard radars, a "Bellatrix" S-Band search radar optimized for tracking high speed targets like fighters and missiles, with no-blind speed coverage up to Mach 25, and a C-band "Spica" radar., rotating inside mast-mounted radomes. Additionally, four "Volans" Optronics ball turrets provide optical target recognition and tracking for incoming and departing aircraft with high-definition mid and long-wave infrared and visible light sensors aligned on a common lens and a very long optical telephoto zoom. The fused input of these sensors is automatically image-corrected to remove the effects of battlespace obscurants like smoke, dust and cloudcover, allowing them to function in all weather. Data from the ship's systems, intelligence transmitted on the secure SANMEN network to other allied warships, aircraft, ground vehicles and personnel is fed into an EMP-hardened 576-processor supercomputer which gives theater data-processing capability to all allied forces in communications range, enhancing awareness of the battlespace with blue force tracking, reported enemy positions and what assets are available. On the Windigo class carrier, this information is displayed in an all-glass touchscreen bridge with large "moving map" touchscreen tables available for the ship's officers. In every case, Windigo class carriers are often the "tip of the spear" first large combat asset to arrive in a theater with warfighting troops; many have been extensively damaged in combat operations but the outstanding damage-keeping ability of the design mean they tend to survive combat engagements. Windigo class carriers and their four VEF aircraft loading are true warships, often in harms way.

Real World Comparison - - Canberra class Landing Helicopter Dock: Windigo is longer than Canberra by just under 12 meters; it is also 5 meters wider at beam and drafts 1.7 meters deeper at full-load than Canberra. Windigo weighs 6,240 tons more at full load, reflecting its armored flight deck, longer range, larger hull and greater mission load, though the two ships are similar, with Canberra showing a fineness ratio of 7.21:1 vs. Windigo's 6.:48:1. In total, 1,750 people live and work aboard the Windigo class CVA, including 1,150 marine soldiers, where a typical load for Canberra is 1,500-2,000 personnel, including 1,000-1,600 soldiers. The Windigo class is powered by six supercritical steam boilers, running at over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and 3,200 PSI, feeding superheated steam to three efficient, modern steam turbines driving 30-megawatt electric motors, while Canberra's combination of diesel generators and a single gas turbine produce significantly less power overall, and do not allow a similar flank speed, or Windigo's large electrical power surplus. Canberra's maximum cruising range of 9,000 mautical miles in 25 days at 15 knots is eclipsed by Windigo's 14-knot 9,675 nautical mile range in 29 days at nearly-identical speed, due to Windigo's highly-efficient turbo-electric powerplant. The two ships share their role as Landing Platform, Dock in similar ways, with a large flight deck and hangar deck below it, with a well deck housing vehicles or boats. An offset superstructure and hydraulic elevators allow for maximized flight operations with minimal disruption while aircraft are brought up and down from the hangar deck. Canberra carries four smaller landing craft internally, along with separate 1,880 square meter light and 1,410 square meter heavy vehicle decks, along with between 8 and 18 helicopters, and the capability to launch fixed-wing aircraft with its "ski-jump" ramp such as AV-8B Harriers or F-35 Lightning II's. Windigo carries a variable payload of "Mizuchi" Patrol Gunboats, Castor class hovercraft and Pollux class hovercraft in its specialized full-length well deck, along with facilities for 28x helicopters and VTOL transports, or using its pair of steam catapults to launch ultralight APF.12/1R3 "Revenant" fixed-wing patrol fighters. Because Windigo does not carry amphibious vehicles and Canberra does, the two ships have evident differences in intended role and deployment; Windigo's troops are transported primarily by air and by hovercraft, reinforced with high-speed gunboats, where Canberra's troops are transported primarily by sea, reinforced with helicopters. Canberra carries three Phalanx 20mm CIWS, where Windigo carries two Minerva 38mm CADS; the longer-ranged 38mm gun and mixture with AHM.210R2 Bayonet missile systems provides a much larger self-defense envelope for Windigo vs Canberra, so only two turrets were necessary on the Windigo class.
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CVN.343 "Huracan"

Postby Marquesan » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:23 pm

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Nomenclature:CVN.343 class - "Huracan"
Classification:
Aircraft Carrier, Nuclear

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
3,420 Total (160 Officers, 1,220 Air Crew, 2,040 Ship's Crew)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
74,680 tons / 10.96m (35'11.4")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
118,111 tons / 12.2m (40')

Length/Beam Overall:(3.43:1 L:B)
330.42m (1,084') / 96.23m (315'8.5")

Flank Speed:
7,800 nmi (14,445 km) in 9 Days, 18 Hours @ 33.32 knots (61.70 Km/H) @ 207,166 kW (277,820 HP)

Cruising Performance:
59,680 nmi (110,530 Km) between replenishments in 90 Days @ 27.63 knots (51.17 Km/H)

Powerplant:(CONAS-IEP - 5 Yr. Maint. Schedule)
2x Netane Kinetics N4-312SC (UPuC) Supercritical Light Water Reactors (312 MWTh / 120 MWe per reactor)

Thrust & Power:(2.72 HP/Ton)
8x Intercooled & Recuperated 30,000 kW steam turbines & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:
8x 30MW PM induction motors, 8 Shafts w/ 4,000mm 7-Blade Bronze Screws

Hull Construction:
Full-length double keels/true double hull, 28 watertight compartments

Metallurgy:
Cold-Rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) Steel - 5,148.6 Tons Armor, 240mm Aviation Deck, 120mm Deckhouse

Vessel Layout:
Wave-Piercing SWATH Catamaran, Full-width/length hangar deck & armored flight deck

- Facilities: -

Hangar Deck:
Up to 100 Fixed-Wing & Tiltrotor Aircraft w/ 12,000 tons Aviation Fuel

Flight Deck:
29,651 m2, Aft/central bridge w/ sensor-integrated mast & central staging area, 2x full-length parallel runways

Aviation Facilities:
4x cross-deck arrestor cables & barricades per runway, 4x central elevators, 3x 50t steam catapults

- Aircraft: -

(x4 Strike/Interception Flights, "SIF" - 52 Aircraft Total)
HEA.R170 "Archon" High-Endurance Aggressor Drones
(3 per SIF, 12 Total)

SSP.47/3R3 "Blackheart" Supersonic Strike Penetrators
(4 per SIF, 16 Total)

VSI.36/2R2 "Headhunter" Variable-Geometry Strike/Interceptors
(6 per SIF, 24 Total)

(x5 Airlift & Support Flights "ASF" - 35 Aircraft Total)
ADF.35/1R5 "Divine Wind" Air Dominance Fighters
(4 per ASF, 20 Total)

TAD.855R2 "Vulcan" Tiltrotor Assault Dropships
(2 per ASF, 10 Total)

COD.45 "Khonsu" Multimission Transport Aircraft
(1 per ASF, 5 Total)

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

(x1) APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° RFOV

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Rotation:
360° in 3 Sec @ 120°/Sec

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

(x1) APAs5.2000R "Bellatrix"
Classification:
Naval Tracking Radar, 35-Beam Processing, 90° RFOV

Operation Mode:
S-Band AESA, 2,000W ERP, 75 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
500 Km Detection Range, No-Blind Speed Coverage < Mach 25

Rotation:
360° in 3 Sec @ 120°/Sec

Notes:
0.5m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Hypersonic/Ballistic Optimized

(x4, Deckhouse-Mounted) AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Hydroacoustic Sensors:
(2x Bulbous Bow, 270° Coverage, Downward-Looking) PARS.822 Passive/Active CHIRP Ring Sonar Array, 80 kW ERP

AS, Active Search, 490 kHz - 28 kHz Hyperbolic 230 dB Chirp, 18ms Single

SC, Active Scan, 12 Hz (50ms Cycle) 5-Pulse Ping in 91ms

PI, Passive Intercept, 768 Receivers, 8,218mm Toroidal Array

(Forward-Looking, 270° Coverage)

1x ULTAS.600 Towed Sonar Array, 600 Meters Length, 60x Ultra-Low Noise Hydrophones

(Fully-Reelable Internal Winch, Deployed from Mid-Hull, Aft)

- Armaments: -

(4x, Amidship Sponsons)
Classification:
Combined-Arms Defense System

Description:
38mm "Twin Triples" Rotary Gun & 2x11-Rd Launchers for AHM.210R2 Missiles

Turret Mass, Loaded:
(Combat Ready) 7,730 Kgs

Mounting Ring:
Power-Assisted "Fast Barbette" 1,500mm (4'10")

Turret Height:
2,270mm (7'5")

Turret Width:
(w/ Launchers) 2,730mm (8'11")

Length w/ Barrels:
5,800mm (19'0")

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
-10° to +80° / 360° in 4 Sec @ 90°/Sec

Fire-Control Radar:
APAx.10F "Deneb"

Optical Sensor:
AMPI.nL "Volans"

Autocannon:
FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun

Missiles:
x22 AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles

- Overview: -

The MNWC's (Marquesan Naval Warship Commission) aging Acheron-class carriers required replacing in early 2014, and the commission's requirement that the vessel be nuclear-powered with a Catamaran-SWATH hull form received only one submission meeting approval, Project "Huracan" was born. The finished CVN is the largest warship produced in Marquesan slipways, weighing over 118,000 tons at full load; using a true SWATH hull form allows both reactors, their stream turbines, electric motors and propulsion shafts to be inside the submarine hulls on either side of the ship. Keeping the reactors submerged reduces heat bloom and makes the upper decks of the carrier much less crowded; the ship is constructed from HY-180 steel containing high percentages of nickel, chromium and molybdenum, allowing it to be extremely rigid and strong. The reactors sit in armored citadels which act as both protection against subsurface weaponry and as containment for the reactors, which can be sealed off completely from the rest of the ship in the event of a reactor malfunction. The flight deck and superstructure are also armored, proofed against armor-piercing 500kg gravity munitions and highly resistant to attack by anti-shipping missiles. Great lengths were taken in the design of the carrier to reduce its radar signature, by decluttering the vessel's exterior and avoiding surfaces directly perpendicular to the waterline, Huracan's radar cross section is equivalent to a moderately-sized cruiser, rather than a 118,000 ton fleet carrier. Propulsion galleries are separated from the rest of the ship, and deep enough at 12.2 meters draft to allow the ship to ride smoothly through the roughest of seas, staying stable and level without the typical pitching and rolling common of monohull carriers. Designing an aircraft carrier this way dramatically decreases the wetted surface area of the ship and contributes to uncommonly smooth seakeeping even in rough ocean storms. The vessel's living quarters, both for crew and the air wing, including 95% of the vessel's habitable space is below the full-length and full-width hangar deck, allowing for up to 100 aircraft and their service vehicles to be kept below deck. Four large hydraulic lifts are placed on the Huracan's centerline forward of the superstructure. On either side of the superstructure and staging areas are port and starboard landing runways with arrestor gear. At the center position, furthest forward are three 50-ton steam catapults, capable of launching the largest and heaviest of Marquesan carrier-based combat aircraft. The vessel's superstructure contains its bridge and control tower, along with the ship's rotating radar dome. A pair of islands amidships carry "Minerva" CADS turrets, with "Twin-Triple" 38x290mm Autocannons and AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" missiles. The semi-autonomous Minerva system is capable of engaging a wide variety of surface and air targets with half-kilogram prefragmented "thin-wall" High Explosive shells, which are guided by a sophisticated, modern X-band radar. Heat-seeking Bayonets can be employed against high speed air targets out to distances greater than 50 miles, altitudes up to 65,000 feet and speeds above Mach 4.

A Huracan-class CVN is powered by a pair of N4SC supercritical steam reactors, which force superheated steam through the reactor core as coolant, operating at 313.7 bar with an outlet temperature of 530° C. Superheated steam from each reactor drives four steam turbines in the primary coolant loop, each of which spins a Permanent Magnet DC induction motor, rated at 30 megawatts. With eight such motors aboard the ship, 240 megawatts of electrical power is available for thrust and power. Steam leaving the turbine is condensed and driven through electric boilers to reheat the condensed water before re-entering the reactor. A secondary steam loop driven through heat exchangers and electric boilers provides clean steam for uses aboard the ship such as operation of three steam catapults. Each submarine hull contains a reactor, four steam turbines, four electric motors and four shafts, along with their associated boilers, pumps, and reactor containment. With four shafts per side and eight in total, the Huracan class carrier is extremely quiet at its 27.63 knot cruising speed, driven by 7-blade, 4-meter bronze screws modeled from submarine propellers, which delay the onset of cavitation and prop noise to higher-than-normal speeds. The Huracan class fleet carrier has a diverse array of sensors and an advanced electronic warfare and processing suite that is considered second to none. C-band and S-band radars are installed on the Huracan class, the C-band scanning radar is used for terrain avoidance, weather analysis, maritime contact tracking and high volume air traffic control. The S-band search radar is for tracking high speed contacts like hypersonic missiles, with no-blind speed coverage up to Mach 25. "Volans" Optronics ball turrets are installed in four places along the upper edge of the vessel's central deckhouse for observation of air traffic on takeoff and landing approaches in all weather and for visual identification of surface and air targets. A pair of powerful PARS.822 ring sonar arrays are installed on the bulbous bows of both SWATH hulls; these passive/active arrays are used for underwater terrain avoidance and detection of objects in the water at extended distances due to the high sensitivity of the pair of sonar systems, their spacing apart, and their ability to finely distinguish sounds traveling through water. Additionally to this, a 600-meter towed sonar array can be deployed from an aft winch on the midhull, centrally located between propulsion units, used for detection of submarines in deep water lurking in the carrier's aft baffles. Fire control and sensor input fusion is handled by the Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management Suite. Testudo integrates inputs from the SANMEN encrypted broadband communications suite with data from the ship's "Kanaloa" Timing & Inertial Measurement Unit, electro-optical, electromagnetic and hydroacoustic sensors. Raw data is processed by a set of four 576-processor naval supercomputers called Testudo Rosso in real time. Testudo coherently fuses all inputs into a unified, interactive battlespace picture that allows the vessel's commanders maximum versatility and awareness in rapidly changing battlespaces. The ship's GPS-independent TIMU uses a combination of Hemispherical Resonance Gyroscopes, accelerometers and resonators with active-self calibration to nearly eliminate the drift common in inertial guidance systems. Heavy Strike Cruisers carry five AES.40 adaptive jamming units, each adding a +40 decibel gain to hostile radar signals and offering a wide range of attack settings designed to overload and overheat enemy radar and communication signals.

Huracan's primary role is airspace control. The ship's bridge serves as a nerve center for aircraft operations in the operational theater, coordinating takeoffs, landings and sorties between a wide variety of different communications platforms. Huracan class carriers carry nine squadrons, called Flights on combat patrols. Strike/Interception Flights, or SIF's are squadrons of ten aircraft and three drones each, a mix of "Blackheart" supersonic tactical bombers and "Headhunter" Variable-Geometry Strike Interceptors with "Archon" High-Endurance Aggressor Drones. These long range, high speed aircraft are designed for long distance penetration flights into contested airspace to deliver heavy standoff munitions against defended targets. The SSP.47 "Blackheart" bombers carry two weapons, either the Summanus hypersonic boost-glide weapon, or the "Witiko" Supersonic Standoff Cruise Missile. Summanus missiles fly up to their operating altitude of 120km to cruise at above Mach 9 to its maximum range above 900 kilometers. The slightly shorter range Witiko missile cruises at a lower altitude of roughly 17,000 meters for the duration of its supersonic flight at Mach 3.86, dropping down to a sea-skimming profile for the attack portion of its flight. The heavy, 2,800 kilogram Witiko missile packs a powerful punch for use against hostile warships or high value infrastructure targets protected by modern air defenses. VSI.36/2R2 "Headhunter" Strike Fighter/Interceptors also carry the high-speed "Corseque" Active Radar Homing missile, which can be fired from beyond visual range in a "fire and forget" mode without the Headhunter ever activating its radar. This is a highly agile, high-speed missile flying at nearly Mach 4.3, with a heavy Annular Blast/Fragmentation warhead and a sophisticated radar seeker. In addition, the very long range, subsonic "Morningstar" missile is also carried by the VSI.36 "Headhunter". Morningstar missiles have a cruising range of roughly 1,500 kilometers using a small, highly-efficient turbofan engine for propulsion. Morningstar missiles may follow terrain or sea-skim, or they may cruise at high altitude at or near maximum speed for long distance flights. The missile is highly agile and packs a powerful tandem warhead for piercing even thick battleship armor. The two aircraft compliment each other, both with high supersonic cruising speeds and long supercruise ranges; SIF flights are most often the first available delivery method for high speed standoff munitions at long distances without moving a fleet to strike the target. In addition, the extremely stealthy subsonic "Archon" drones are used to deliver strike options in heavily contested airspace in support of Marquesan ground forces or to strike high volume concentrations of enemy armor simultaneously over great distances from the carrier itself. A Huracan class carrier must be able to both strike distant targets and also supply and defend the fleet. To this end, the carrier also houses Airlift & Support Flights, or ASF's. Consisting of 35-ton "Divine Wind" Air Dominance Fighters and several "Vulcan" Tiltrotor Assault Dropships, these flights split their duties between hauling men and material with Vulcan dropships, and defending the airspace around the fleet. Divine Wind fighters carry long range Corseque Radar Homing Missiles and also Misericorde Optically-guided missiles. This allows the fighter to engage air, surface and naval targets, sources of high radio emissions and other targets from beyond visual range. The extremely stealthy, agile Divine Wind fighters are the primary dogfighter of the Marquesan Armed Forces, and is widely deployed with Marquesan allies abroad.

Real World Comparison - - USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79): The Huracan-class carrier is nearly the same length as the Gerald R. Ford class carrier CVN-79, at 330.42 meters vs 337 meters, however CVN.343 class carriers are significantly wider at 96.23 meters for the catamaran hull vs 78 meters for the monohull. This is reflected in Huracan's greater weight, at 118,111 tons vs 100,000 full-load, though both vessels draft about the same. Both vessels are nuclear powered, though Huracan has twice as many shafts and greater horsepower available to thrust, along with a lower-drag hull form, resulting in a higher top speed. The spacious catamaran layout affords Huracan a flight deck 4,000 square meters larger than CVN-79, with two runways for simultaneous landings and three parallel catapults for simultaneous launches, with a central flying bridge and four inline central elevators. Huracan is designed around two nuclear reactors in the massive submarine SWATH hulls along with Huracan's waterjet drive. Both ships use a pair of modern nuclear reactors, but CVN-79's monohull layout makes it more cramped and the monohull ship must also carry an additional 1,000 crew due largely to modernization improvements which reduce sailor workload. Huracan and CVN-79 can both carry 100 aircraft at full load, though Huracan typically operates with 78 aircraft aboard. The hangar deck due to catamaran layout is spacious and allows aircraft more room for maneuvering below deck, enhanced work spaces for maintenance & ordinance handling, etc. CVN-79 carries the Phalanx CIWS, the RIM-116 and RIM-162 missiles for self defense. Huracan carries 4x 38x290mm "Twin-Triples" rotary autocannons for self defense as part of the Minerva CADS array, with x88 AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" heat-seeking missiles ready to launch against air targets at speeds of Mach 4, altitudes up to 65,000 feet and distances of greater than 50 miles from the carrier. In comparing the Phalanx and Minerva systems, it is important to remember that the 20mm Vulcan cannon around which Phalanx was developed is a very high volume, short range weapon designed to fire shells which are very heavy for the caliber to a very short distance of 600 meters maximum effective range. The high-velocity 38x290mm cartridge and the rotary guns firing it are optimized to engage at much longer ranges and to continue to engage until the target is destroyed with a much wider protective envelope. Huracan's array of Bayonet missiles compares favorably to both missile classes carried by the Gerald R. Ford class, RIM-116 and RIM-162. AHM.210R2 sits between both classes in terms of weight at just under 100 kilograms vs 73.5 for the RIM-116 and 280 for RIM-162. Bayonet's operational range is longer than both missiles, and at Mach 4, matches the speed of the RIM-162 "Evolved Sea Sparrow" but out to nearly double the range of the RIM-162, allowing targets to be engaged with the heat-seeking Bayonet out to greater distances than the radar-homing RIM-162, and at more than 8 times the range of the RIM-116, which flies at half the speed of the AHM.210R2.
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ACR.304R2 "Bellerophon"

Postby Marquesan » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:46 am

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Nomenclature:ACR.304R2 Class - "Bellerophon"
Classification:
Assault Catamaran, Rapid

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
40 Total (8 Officers, 32 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
1,240 tons / 1.87m (6'1.6")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
3,460 tons / 3.22m (10'6")

Length/Beam Overall:(3.04:1 L:B)
84.48m (277'2")/ 27.73m (90'11.6")

Flank Speed:
46.30 knots (85.75 Km/H) @ 28,500 kW (34,600 HP)

Cruising Performance:
(Vehicle Load) 1,560 nmi (2,890 Km) in 45 Hours @ 34.71 knots (64.30 Km/H)

Long-Distance Traveling:
(Personnel Load) 5,200 nmi (9,630 Km) in 17 Days @ 12.71 knots (23.54 Km/H) Unrefueled

Maximum Endurance:(w/ 3x At-Sea Refuels)
21,960 nmi (40,670 Km) between replenishments in 72 Days @ 155.04 Kg/Hr per Turbine (380t Jet-A)

Thrust & Power: (13.95 HP/Ton)
6x Netane Kinetics TSF.23/60 Turboshaft Engines (6,000 kW each) & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:(2 Year Maint. Schedule)
6x PM induction motors, 2 articulated shafts w/ surface-piercing 7-blade screws, 1,200mm diameter

Hull Construction:
Double keel & sound/vibration deadened double hull, 6 watertight compartments, underside turbine exhaust

Metallurgy:
Cold-Rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) Steel - Friction-Stir Welded & Annealed

Hull Layout:
Beachable SWATH catamaran w/ full-length vehicle deck, forward vehicle ramp, low-profile deckhouse

Seakeeping/Stability:
4x 52 ton, 1.5m Flywheels, 1 Fore, 1 Aft per submarine hull (Active Roll Correction @ 1,100 RPM)

Vehicle Deck:
650m2, telescoping (electrohydraulic) ramp, 80t rated, 4x10m

Flybridge Binoculars:
Royal Netane 15-175x Magnification - 120mm Primary Lens, Light-Gathering (980x Human-Eye)

- Facilities: -

Personnel Capacity:
390 Soldiers (Normal) 1,120 Soldiers (Overrun)

Cargo Capacity:
750 m2 (500 lane meters) up to 22x 6m containers, 540 tons Max. Sealift

Vehicle Capacity:
20x TDA.25 "Ajax" AFV's / 13x AWC.40 "Orcus" IFV's / 9x TKH.59R4 "Chimera" MBT's

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° FOV

Rotation Speed:
360° in 4 Sec @ 90°/Sec

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

- Armaments: -

(6x Stabilized mounts, manned on-rails)
FA22.L82.C2R Chain-Driven Autocannons

Caliber:
22x140mm Unitary Case "TCAR.22"

Assembled Mass:
96.43 Kilograms (Including Helical Drums & Feeds)

Rifled Length:
1,804mm (82 Calibers) w/ Muzzle Brake

Ammunition Carriage:
Dual 600-Rd. Helical Drums & Linkless Feeds

Type-A - TCAR.22-HEIT:
98 g (Thin-Wall, 70 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

Type-B - TCAR-22-HEIAP:
160 g (Semi-Armor Piercing Ballistic Cap, 20 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

Select-Fire Operation:
Fully Automatic, 2 Sec/Low-Speed & 3 Sec/High-Speed Limiters

Arrested Burst:
16 Rds, 2 Sec @ 490 RPM (Half-Speed)

Targeted Burst:
48 Rounds, 3 Sec @ 980 RPM (Cyclic Rate-of-Fire)

Muzzle Velocity:
1,125 M/Sec (Mach 3.28)

High Speed Targets Engagement Distance:
2,000 Meters

Point Target Engagement Distance:
4,900 Meters

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
−11° to +80° / Power-Assist Traverse, 360° @ 90°/Sec

(2x Power-Assisted "Fast" Barbettes, Upper Fore & Aft Deckhouse))
Classification:
Combined-Arms Defense System

Description:
38mm "Twin Triples" Rotary Gun & 2x11-Rd Launchers for AHM.210R2 Missiles

Turret Mass, Loaded:
(Combat Ready) 7,730 Kgs

Mounting Ring:
Power-Assisted "Fast Barbette" 1,500mm (4'10")

Turret Height:
2,270mm (7'5")

Turret Width:
(w/ Launchers) 2,730mm (8'11")

Length w/ Barrels:
5,800mm (19'0")

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
-10° to +80° / 360° in 4 Sec @ 90°/Sec

Fire-Control Radar:
APAx.10F "Deneb"

Optical Sensor:
AMPI.nL "Volans"

Autocannon:
FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun

Missiles:
x22 AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles

- Overview: -

The ACR program began with a 2017 re-evaluation of existing Marquesan sealift vehicles, resulting in the decommissioning of two small warship classes (Tangaroa-II and the smaller, R1 Bellerophon) and issuing a new requirement for a high speed, high stability catamaran. The new warship needed to possess a shallow draft, taking advantage of the catamaran/SWATH design to place its six engines inside its submarine hulls, (spaced out further than the upper bridging structure itself) with three turbines and their electric motors inside each hull. The intakes and exhausts of the six turboshaft engines are routed through the rigid vertical spans on either side of the ship, which also house the ship's fuel. Between the rigid vertical spans, a central hullspan is dominated in the front by a large, hydraulic bow ramp which acts as a forecastle spray shield when retracted and armors the bow of the ship against small arms fire. A full-length vehicle deck runs below the open-air deck, which permits a wide number of possible loadouts. The ship's deckhouse is wide and low, allowing Bellerophon access to rivers with low bridges other warships of its size could not hope to transit beneath. The versatility of the ship is remarkable; it is a beachable, shallow-draft vessel of 3,460 tons maximum displacement, drafting only 3.22 meters at that loading. The R2 Bellerophon, a dramatic advancement on the initial production configuration, is a very fast vessel capable of operating with high stability at up to 46.3 knots, in part due to natural stability from its design, but also due to anti-roll gyros installed in its submarine hulls, one at the fore and aft of each. The ship's electric motors are interconnected, allowing multiple turbines to be offline for slow-speed, high endurance cruising, or to bring up all six engines for high-speed sprinting, or cruising with heavy vehicles carried at moderate individual engine loads. Bellerophon can carry a combat load of up to 540 tons including as many as 20 tracked "Ajax" tank destroyers, 13 "Orcus" armored weapons carriers, or up to 9 "Chimera" heavy tank destroyers in a full-length vehicle deck, and a normal load of 390 soldiers housed in comfortable reclining chairs with adequate space for their gear and weapons around them, in open-bay style accommodations which are air conditioned, carpeted, sound and vibration dampened, and with large-scale hygeine facilities. In emergencies, up to 1,120 soldiers can be housed if the vehicle deck is used to house equipment, gear and weapons, with cots laid out for additional soldiers. If carrying vehicles, Bellerophon can make almost 35 knots, maintained for 45 hours to a distance of 1,560 nautical miles. (Ships of this class could transit the North Atlantic - Boston, Mass. to Lisbon, Portugal in 3 days, 8 hours.) Carrying only personnel up to the maximum overrun and at reduced speed of 12.71 knots, ACR's can transit 5,200 nautical miles in 17 days. Ships of this class are designed to traverse shallow coastal waterways and rivers, reaching many inland, upriver facilities inaccessible to larger ships, while retaining an outstanding ocean-going capability. ACR.304R2's can keep up with the fastest gunboats for high-speed tactical operations; their trans-oceanic range makes the Bellerophon class extremely versatile, and the class is in broad employment with the Forces Marquises aux Armes, and broad serial production across the country.

The Bellerophon class is constructed from HY-180 high-strength steel, containing high percentages of nickel, chromium, and molybdenum; use of HY-180 as structural steel throughout the class makes it rigid and strong. While unarmored, the ship is tough and does not exhibit flexing issues in high sea states; it incorporates true double keels, and a spaced double hull, with 20x 19-ton, self-sealing fuel cells located in the vertical spans directly above their engines. Each series of three 6-megawatt electric motors is interconnected, providing power both for the ship's systems and for thrust. Each submarine hull contains at its rear, a 15-megawatt Permanent Magnet DC induction motor, powering a surface-piercing, 7-blade screw, 1.2 meters in diameters. Each screw's articulated shaft allows the propeller to be steered up to 30 degrees from boresight, permitting steering typical only of waterjets, but with open screws operating at a shallow depth which pierce the water's surface at high speed, decreasing drag by inducing air into the propeller stream. Requiring less than four meters of water for navigation, Bellerophon-class catamarans can stay with gunboats traveling up river, depositing soldiers and vehicles with or without the presence of any kind of dock or pier by using its 80-ton electrohydraulic ramp which include automatic leveling when operating at sea. The forward ramp can be lowered at sea, allowing amphibious vehicles to launch without the need to beach the ship, or its submarine hulls can be beached and retracted to allow direct egress for embarked soldiers onto the beachhead. Because Bellerophon is seaworthy and capable of transoceanic crossings, it permits soldiers and vehicles to embark directly from their home ports, and to disembark directly in the combat theater, where they are needed and not just where it is expedient to land them, which greatly enhances the warfighter's effectiveness, and the war-planner's options. Bellerophon-class ACR's are armed with a "Minerva" CADS turret, mounting the powerful 38x290mm "Twin Triples" autocannon on an elevated rear turret that allows it to fire forward at 0° elevation to engage shore positions when necessary. The lethal FA38.L85.TTR cannon fires in 3-Second (144-Rd) and 6-Second (288-Rd) bursts with half-kilogram "thin-wall" shells which carry an unusually large high explosive load, using the enhanced firing power of modern explosives to destroy soft and lightly armored targets with coinciding hypersonic shockwaves rather than shrapnel, though its intended use is against air targets like drones, missiles and fighters. In addition, 22 AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" missiles are carried on the Minerva turret, allowing MUA.481's to defend itself against enemy aircraft at distances of up to 50 miles and altitudes of as great as 65,000 feet, the missile traveling above Mach 4 and maneuvering to its target by rolling to turn at as great as 100 g. In addition, six 22mm L/82 autocannons are carried on stabilized, manned point-defense mounts along the vessel's perimeter, allowing engagement of shore targets and fast attack craft by the ship's crew.

Real World Comparison - - HSC High Speed Jet: The ACR.304 class is closely-modeled on designs similar to High Speed Jet. As a "militarized version" of a civilian design, there are significant differences in the goals of either class, however being of similar construction, weight and size, the comparison is a valid one. High Speed Jet (Shortened to HSJ) is 10.88 meters shorter than ACR, 1.43 meters narrower at beam, and drafts 1.72 meters less at full load, which is 460 tons lighter than ACR, in part due to its heavier Ruston diesel engines but aluminum construction. HSJ is waterjet powered, while ACR uses gas turboshaft engines and articulated "surface-drive" screws, resulting in similar performances despite differing methodology. HSJ's top speed is 42 knots to ACR's 46.3, which cruises at 34.71 knots, vs. HSJ's 35 knot cruise speed. Because HSJ is a civilian craft, it is rated to carry 450 passengers and 80 cars; the stronger ACR hull is designed for armored vehicles and soldiers, though carrying 390 soldiers, including their weapons and gear at a normal load. The unarmed HSJ does not offer valid comparison to ACR's 6x 22mm autocannons and 38mm rotary gun/8x AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" SAM armament.
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LSA.710R2 "Qarin"

Postby Marquesan » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:49 am

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Nomenclature:LSA.710R2 class "Qarin"
Classification:
Landing Ship, Amphibious

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
830 Total (46 Officers, 184 Sailors, 600 Soldiers)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
7,550 tons / 5.00m (16'4.8")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
13,110 tons / 7.12m (23'4.3")

Length/Beam Overall:(7.10:1 L:B)
165.88m (544'2.6") / 23.34m (76'6.8")

Variant-B: (Nachmerean Custom Order - - Omits Bow Doors)
148.13m (486') - Length @ Waterline / 33.4 meters (109'7") - Beam @ Elevators

Installed Power:
2x Naval Gas Turbines (25 MWe each) & Permanent Magnet DC turbogenerators - 5.12 HP/Ton

Final Drive:
(2 Year Maint. Schedule) 2x 20 MWe PM induction motors, 2 shafts w/ 7-blade screws, 2,200mm diameter

Endurance:
1,560 tons - Jet-A (925.25 Kg/Hr per Turbine @ Traveling Speed) / 70 Days Crew Supplies

Flank Speed:
5,900 nmi in 8 Days, 15 Hours @ 28.6 knots & 38,600 kW (Var. B Only)

Cruising Speed:
8,680 nmi in 17 Days, 6 Hours @ 21.0 knots & 13,840 kW

Traveling Speed:
14,500 nmi in 35 Days, 3 Hours @ 17.2 knots & 7,250 kW

Hull Construction:
Double keel & sound/vibration deadened double hull, 12 watertight compartments

Metallurgy:
Cold-Rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) Steel - Friction-Stir Welded & Annealed

Vessel Layout:
Beachable, reinforced bow spike & stepped hull, sensor-integrated mast & cool-air diffused, side-exit funnel

Variant-B Modifications:
Enlarged, Full-Length Hangar Deck & Side Elevators; Forward-Set Deckhouse, Janus Gun-Mounting & Bow Doors Omitted

- Facilities: -

Forward Gunboat Deck:(w/ "over-the-side" launch/retrieval cranes)
4x PGB.435 "Mizuchi" Patrol Gunboats

Aft Aviation Hangar:
3x CIR.60 "Corax" Reconnaissance Helicopters

Multimission Space:
480 lane meters w/ 3,000t capacity, opening bow doors & 80t ramp

Configuration A, APC's:
90x 5-30t Tracked/Wheeled APC's w/ 200 - 1,200 gross tons

Configuration B, IFV's:
60x 30-50t Tracked/Wheeled IFV's w/ 1,020 - 1,700 gross tons

Configuration C, Tanks:
30x 50-70t Main Battle Tanks w/ 720 gross tons @ 60t each

Configuration D, Cargo:
24 containers w/ 1,260 gross tons @ 52.5t each

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° FOV

Rotation Speed:
360° in 4 Sec @ 90°/Sec

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

- Armaments: -

127/B2-73SR "Janus" - (1x, @ Upper Forward Deckhouse)
Super-Rapid Twin 5" Gun System

CANDELS-II VLS - (1x Forward of deckhouse)
- 64x GRA.202R2 "Varuna" Laser-guided artillery rockets

"Minerva" CADS - (2x @ Port & Starboard upper deckhouse)
- FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun
- x8 per launcher AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles

(3-Axis Deckhouse-Mounted Turret @ 120°/Sec)
1x Liquid-Cooled Xenon Arc Spotlight (32 kW; 4.8 Million Lumens)

- Overview: -

Project "Qarin" was undertaken to provide a long-range direct sealift capability for Marquesan ground forces, which could embark the ship with their vehicles and transit directly to the combat theater, beach the ship and land directly on a hostile beach, with precision fire support. The currently-produced version is classified as a Landing Ship, Amphibious of 11,380 tons full-load displacement; the ship is 7.1 times longer than she is wide at 165.88 meters overall, drafting 6.63 meters at full load, and measuring 23.34 meters in overall beam. LSA.710R2's are powered by a pair of TSF.45/112 turboshaft engines, each powering a Permanent Magnet DC induction motor to provide thrust and power for the ship, up to 13.56 megawatts at Qarin's 20.33 knot flank speed. The LSA is designed to cruise at 15.33 knots, and can maintain that speed over a sub-20 day, 13,340 kilometer transit; it can also make a sub-6 day, 17.88 knot transit of 4,720 kilometers, trading speed for longevity with a much smaller fuel load than conventional boiler-powered Marquesan warships. Qarin's reinforced double keel and double hull allow the ship to beach itself, open its bow doors and lower its ramp, allowing the vehicles and soldiers within to exit directly onto any surface including unprepared beach. When commanded to return to sea, the ship's screws power the vessel back away from the beach, using flank speed at full reverse to power back out of the sand. Two screws propel Qarin through the water, driven by low-noise electromagnetic motors and spinning seven-blade bronze "skewback" propellers, modeled from submarine screws which delay the onset of cavitation, and prop noise, to much higher speeds. Below 20 knots, Qarin is extremely quiet, adding to the element of surprise. Each vessel carries four 32-meter "Mizuchi" Patrol Gunboats in "over-the-side" deployment/retrieval cradles, which can be used to scout prior to landing, to intercept hostile fast attack craft, suppress defenses, or to penetrate the battle lines, traveling on rivers to disrupt and interdict enemy lines of supply. In addition, three stealthy "Corax" helicopters provide over-the horizon search and patrol, pinpoint laser guidance for Qarin's suite of rocket artillery, and its 127mm Janus gun. Qarin-class LSA's have a massive, full-length multi-mission deck, which is configurable to carry cargo containers, tracked or wheeled vehicles, with up to 3,000 tons maximum capacity. Qarin can carry up to 30x main battle tanks, up to 60x 30-50 ton tracked or wheeled combat vehicles, or up to 90 smaller 5-30 ton wheeled or tracked combat vehicles, in addition to 600 soldiers and all their ammunition, food, fuel and other supplies. Units embarking a Qarin-class LSA can load directly at a friendly port and unload directly on a hostile beachhead thousands of kilometers away, greatly simplifying logistics.

64x "Varuna" rockets carried vertically and launched on ballistic trajectories can be fired at distances up to 70,000 meters with pinpoint accuracy when laser-guided either by ground forces, a hovering drone, or the LSA's own Corax helicopters. The 200mm rocket launch grid is just forward of the ship's deckhouse, between the four Mizuchi gunboat cradles. On Qarin's forecastle, a 127mm twin-barrel cannon system provides indirect, high-angle (or "plunging") fire support at distances up to 113,000 meters with finned, self-targeting infrared seeker-equipped FSPGO rounds, or at shorter distances with heavier multimode or armor-piercing ammunition, selectable in fire strings to address multiple targets simultaneously. The extremely high rate of fire of the Janus gun at 2.7 rounds per second produces devastating surprise volleys against targets at long distances. The water-cooled dual barrels permit continuous fire through an extended 900-round under-deck magazine, so that a single Qarin-class landing ship can significantly soften and destroy a wide range of targets in preparation for an amphibious landing. At maximum ranges, the ship would have time to fire its entire complement of 300 guided Type-C ammunition before the first round struck the ground, and then continue to fire on harder targets like pillbox bunkers at closer range. Defending the ship from air and surface attack, a pair of "Minerva" CADS turrets are mounted high on the deckhouse, with excellent visibility over port and starboard sides, each turret armed with a 38mm "Twin-Triples" L/85 rotary gun and 8x "Bayonet" heat-seeking SAM's. Each Varuna rocket, of which Qarin carries 192, can be armed with one of three warheads, a thermobaric fuel/air munition similar to that employed on the 144 mortar but at much longer range, an armor-piercing unitary warhead with up to 3 meters rated penetration of rock and reinforced concrete, and an anti-tank cluster munition, dispensing eight shaped-charge anti-tank submunitions, which scatter and seek out the thermal bloom from a tracked vehicle, landing on the thinner top armor before detonating, with the intent to disable the tank's engine.

Real World Comparison - - Ivan Rogov class Landing Ship: Qarin is roughly 8 meters longer than Ivan Rogov, and nearly identical in beam, however the Russian ship is roughly 3,000 tons heavier at full load and drafts slightly deeper than Qarin. Both ships are powered by a pair of gas turbines and two shafts, however Ivan Rogov's slighly larger turbines produce 13,420 kW each, where Qarin requires less power to reach its 20.33 knot flank speed and has nearly-identical maximum range to Ivan Rogov, despite carrying less fuel overall. Ivan Rogov's cargo capacity is less by 500 tons, carrying 520 Marines, where Qarin's 3,000 ton cargo capacity is in addition to berths for 600 soldiers; the Russian ship does not carry gunboats, but instead has a heavier air defense armament, more artillery rockets by double and a larger aviation hangar, carrying four larger helicopters, vs. Qarin's three smaller reconnaissance helicopters. With this additional space, the Qarin class LSA launches and recovers four high-speed 32-meter gunboats; both vessels carry similar numbers of tactical vehicles in their mission bays, both have opening bow doors and a bow ramp, reflecting a similarity in mission, to deliver tactical vehicles directly to the combat theater, with the expectation that the landing ship will directly contribute to assaulting beach positions and inland targets, in addition to defending itself from surface and air threats. While Ivan Rogov carries a direct-fire 76mm gun, the 127mm Marquesan twin-barrel autocannon is a dramatically more powerful weapon which increases Qarin's lethality manyfold over the much shorter range and slower-firing 76mm gun. The Marquesan 38mm gun has a much longer engagement range than the standard 30mm AK-630 shells fired by Ivan Rogov's CIWS, along with an integrated SAM capability revolving around the AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" SAM, much a dramatically longer range and higher top speed than the 9K33M3 missile carried by Ivan Rogov.
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BCR.889 "Prosperine"

Postby Marquesan » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:27 am

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Nomenclature:BCR.889 class - "Prosperine"
Classification:
Command & Replenishment Vessel

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
240 total (20 Officers, 60 Headquarters, 160 Sailors)

- Specifications: -

Unloaded Displacement/Draft:
21,754 tons / 8.95m (29'4")

Full-Load Displacement/Draft:
59,980 tons / 10.95m (35'11")

Length/Beam Overall:(6.48:1 L:B)
287.82m (944'3.5") / 32.34m (106'1")

Flank Speed:
33.4 knots (61.86 Km/H) @ 83,000 kW (111,300 HP)

Cruising Performance:
9,000 nmi (16,670 Km) in 15 Days, 4 Hours @ 24.5 knots (45.37 Km/H)

Long-Distance Traveling:
13,750 nmi (24,470 Km) in 29 Days, 12 Hours @ 18.66 knots (34.55 Km/H)

Maximum Endurance:
58,220 nmi (107,820 Km) between ports in 130 Days @ 1,250 Kg/Hr per boiler (7,080t Fuel Oil)

Powerplant:
8x 22 MPa (3,200 PSI) / 550°C (1,022°F) Supercritical Steam (Oil-Fired) boilers - 10 Year Maint. Schedule

Power Generation:(2.23 HP/Ton)
4x 25,000 kW high-pressure steam turbines & PM/DC turbogenerators

Final Drive:
4x 25MW PM Induction Motors, 4 Shafts w/ 7-Blade bronze screws, 4,800mm diameter

Hull Construction:
Double Keel & Double Hull, 26 Watertight Compartments

Metallurgy:
Cold-Rolled HY-180 (12Ni-5Cr-3Mo) Steel - Friction-Stir Welded & Annealed

Vessel Layout:
Ice-rated bow & cruiser stern, sensor-integrated mast & cool-air diffused, side-exit funnel

Seakeeping/Stability:
12x 300 ton, 6m Flywheels, 6 Fore, 6 Aft (Active Roll Correction @ 1,100 RPM)

- Facilities: -

Transfer Stations:
8x 80-Ton Cranes w/ Integrated Bulk Fuel Transfer

Aviation Facilities:
Aft Below-Deck Hangar w/ Hydraulic lift for 1x TAD.855R2 "Vulcan" Tiltrotor Assault Dropship

*VARIANT-A* (RO/RO)
820 Armored Vehicles (+3,500 Soldiers)

*VARIANT-B* (Oiler)
28,880 m3 of baffled tanks, 23,070 tons (179,000 bbl / 3,121,600 gal)

*VARIANT-C* (ConRO)
30,900 m2 internal, 4,650 m2 deck space (6,000t max) - total 2,400 Castra.206 Containers (Double-Height)

*VARIANT-D* (Auxiliary)
At-Sea replenishment & repair of food supplies, ammunition, ordinance, equipment, etc.

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
1x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAc3.500R "Spica"
Classification:
Naval Search Radar, 3-Beam Processing, 130° FOV

Rotation Speed:
360° in 4 Sec @ 90°/Sec

Operation Mode:
C-Band AESA, 500W ERP, 60 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
300 Km Detection Range, 500 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
0.01 m² RCS High-Probability Detection, Non-Cooperative Recognition

AMPI.nL "Volans"
Naval Stare & Scan Optronics Ball

Electrothermally Cooled, Hermetically-Sealed Array

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-80x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, 60°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 120,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

(3-Axis Deckhouse-Mounted Turret @ 120°/Sec)
1x Liquid-Cooled Xenon Arc Spotlight (32 kW; 4.8 Million Lumens)

- Armaments: -

(1x Power-Assisted "Fast" Barbette, Fantail)
Classification:
Combined-Arms Defense System

Description:
38mm "Twin Triples" Rotary Gun & 2x11-Rd Launchers for AHM.210R2 Missiles

Turret Mass, Loaded:
(Combat Ready) 7,730 Kgs

Mounting Ring:
Power-Assisted "Fast Barbette" 1,500mm (4'10")

Turret Height:
2,270mm (7'5")

Turret Width:
(w/ Launchers) 2,730mm (8'11")

Length w/ Barrels:
5,800mm (19'0")

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
-10° to +80° / 360° in 4 Sec @ 90°/Sec

Fire-Control Radar:
APAx.10F "Deneb"

Optical Sensor:
AMPI.nL "Volans"

Autocannon:
FA38.L85.TTR "Twin Triples" 38x290mm Rotary Gun

Missiles:
x22 AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles

- Overview: -

The Marquesan Naval Warship Commission (MNWC) issued a 2017 requirement for a modular, high-speed transport ship capable of fulfilling a number of different logistical tasks with a single vessel class, large enough and strong enough to accommodate hundreds of armored vehicles, thousands of soldiers, or can be configured as an oiler, or as a container transport. The resulting class is the BCR.889, codename "Prosperine"; BCR stands for Bâtiment de Commandement et Ravitailleur, a Command and Replenishment vessel of just under 60,000 tons fully loaded. The ship is nearly 288 meters in length and just over 32 meters in beam; the ship drafts just under 11 meters fully loaded, and is fitted with anti-roll gyros fore and aft, allowing for excellent stability in the rough, freezing seas of Gholgoth. The ship is equipped with a long clipper bow and cruiser stern, a high freeboard over the water and a deep-V hull, reinforced for icebreaking duties. The ship is powered by steam turbines and supercritical steam boilers, built from inconel to withstand operating temperatures over 1,000 degrees fahrenheit and 3,200 PSI operating pressure. Eight boilers feed superheated steam to four steam turbines, each driving a permanent-magnet DC electric turbogenerator. Each generator is interconnected to the others, allowing even one turbine to drive all four screws. With all four turbines online, Prosperine is capable of better than 33 knots flank speed, and cruises at 24.5 knots, with a 9,000 nautical mile cruise range at that speed. At 18.66 knots, BCR.889 is capable of 13,750 nautical mile cruises, or more than 60% of the distance around the Earth at the equator in 30 days; this astounding range is due to the type's hydrodynamically-efficient, deep but slender hull form and its efficient four-screw powerplant, driving 4.8 meter, 7-blade "skewback" screws modeled after submarine screws, which delay the onset of prop noise and cavitation to higher speeds. With four screws in the water, Prosperine is far quieter at her flank speed than many cargo ships are at slow speeds, and the type's available 33+ knot flank speed permits rapid transits of large unit formations, and for deep transoceanic cruises, refueled at sea by a Prosperine class oiler capable of keeping up with the fastest Marquesan warships at their cruise speeds.

Prosperine class vessels are built to one of several configurations: *VARIANT-A* (RORO) is configured with a port side front and rear 200-ton vehicle ramps and electrohydraulic elevators between decks. BCR.889A's carry as many as 820 armored vehicles and their crew, as many as 3,500 soldiers and all their equipment can be sealifted simultaneously by this variant. *VARIANT-B* is a replenishment oiler, carrying more than 200k barrels of fuel to be distributed to vessels at sea. BCR.889B's carry enough fuel to keep the large number of boiler and turbine powered warships in the Marquesan surface fleet supplied for extended deployments. *VARIANT-C* (ConRO) is a container ship, carrying as many as 2,400 CasCon military containers, which are rapidly offloaded by the BCR.889C's eight multimission cranes at even the most austere ports. *VARIANT-D* Auxiliary ships provide for at-sea replenishment of goods that otherwise require a port, such as ammunition, foodstuffs, large ordinance and equipment, along with facilities to conduct at-sea repairs. The Prosperine class is a thoroughly modern design; it uses the same common 30MW turbines used by many other ships in the fleet for power; these steam-intercooled and recuperated turbines are fuel-efficient, quiet and powerful. The turbines spin permanent magnet electric generators for the vessel's power, with all four running simultaneously, the ship cruises much faster than traditional cargo ships, though lacking the extreme efficiencies of other naval powerplants. Because it was built for the military and not for civilian use, the Prosperine class is optimized for high speed operation over its greater than 15,000 kilometer unrefueled range. BCR.889's are intended as the capital ships of modern turbine-powered surface fleets; the bridge is incorporated with a theater level command area with offices, conference rooms and 60 specialty shops providing space for large-scale cooking, legal services, mail, a full scale surgical hospital with 100 beds and facilities for dental & prosthesis manufacture, etc. Dry storage for ammunition, equipment and consumables incorporate ventilation, integrated foam, water and Halon gas firefighting systems, with additionally-reinforced blast-resistant doors and paneling for ammunition storage. Large scale workshops onboard include computer-controlled CNC mills and lathes, forging and fabrication facilities for repairing battle damaged vehicles, aircraft and other vessels. Fore and aft port side cargo doors and ramps permit simultaneous loading and unloading of the vessel.

Prosperine class vessels incorporate the Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System, which fuses the inputs of the ship's sonar, radar and optical sensors with data received through the encrypted SANMEN communication network to create a unified picture of the battlespace for the ship's officers. A 576-processor supercomputer onboard generates accurate moving-map displays on the bridge, showing known threat areas, the precise locations of allied forces including aircraft, other vessels, armored vehicles and personnel. All-glass interactive multifunction displays on the bridge minimize individual workload and allow the streamlining of the vessel's crew to merely 400 sailors and officers. A C-band rotating scan radar provides detection of air and surface targets, weather and terrain features, piercing clouds, dust and oil smoke in all weather. Additionally, a Volans Optronics ball provides optical identification and tracking of surface and air contacts with M/WIR and visible light spectrum High Definition sensors and a powerful optical telephoto zoom, allowing visual identification at extended ranges. n addition to this, the AES.40 electronic warfare suite is carried aboard the BCR.889, which "learns" and decodes hostile radar frequencies, replicating the exact frequencies of the enemy radar and applying positive or negative gain, up to 40 dB. Prosperine class vessels are protected by a Minerva CADS turret, mounting a lethal 38x290mm "Twin Triples" rotary cannon and 22 AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" heat seeking missiles on a fast power-assisted barbette, capable of tracking very high speed targets at distances far greater than would be possible with ship-based 20mm CIWS. The long-range, high speed Bayonet missile can be fired at targets greater than 50 miles from the ship; it travels at Mach 4 to altitudes of up to 65,000 feet; very few manned aircraft can operate beyond these regimes, making Bayonet and the Minerva system a powerful defensive tool for the otherwise peaceful BCR.889 class.

Real World Comparison - - Algol class Fast Sealift Ship: Prosperine class ships weighs 4,630 tons more at full load than Algol-class ships; Prosperine is just a few centimeters shorter than Algol overall, and just slightly wider at its widest point overall with nearly identical draft; the ships are of similar size and overall role. Algol's boilers generate 89.5 megawatts overall power, where Prosperine's generate roughly 100 megawatts; Prosperine has twice the number of shafts and many more blades of a different shape, making it much quieter in the water, though with nearly identical flank speeds. Prosperine carries a larger crew complement than Algol, reflective of its different role including headquarters staff and its powerplant derived from warships, and not civilian transports, requires more crew, in addition to the crew attached to Prosperine's "Minerva" Combined Arms Defense System turret, while Algol class ships are unarmed. Prosperine's cargo area is configurable for a number of different cargos where Algol is strictly a vehicle sealift ship, with other classes built to handle other cargos, such as operating as a tanker, or a container ship. Prosperine and Algol are both modern cargo vessels with a focus placed on lowering the radar cross-section and overall detectability of the vessel, but the Prosperine class has given this much greater priority and treated the cargo vessel as a warship due to its central role as a fleet replenishment vessel and as a command ship, with much larger bridge facilities than the Algol class, reflective of Prosperine's flag officer ship role.
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- Commande de Guerre Marine -

Postby Marquesan » Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:10 pm

OOC: I just wanted to take this space to thank and commend Myric for powering through this commission in February, 2022. With fifteen ships to draw, he produced all these designs from the specifications provided in roughly a week's time. I'm deeply grateful for the hard work, the excellent drawings, and the incredible speed with which he produced these high quality drawings for me. Thanks again, Myric!




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@Marquesan I hereby proclaim you as the Gothic Mad Scientist, who actually isn't mad but a brilliant genius which every nations military goes to consult when they quietly tell their leaders, "We'll consult our experts" and when asked who they always say "private sources"


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