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Polaris Defensive Solutions Aerospace Division has a long history of providing our customers with innovating unique and powerful aircraft, and in 1963 Polaris expanded its reach to the stars with the opening of its Space Development Office. Since then Polaris's Space Development Office has paved the way in spaceflight with numerous manned and unmanned spaceflight systems. The star product of the Space Development Office has been its unmatched line of military spacecraft. With both Nuclear Thermal Rockets and Orion Drive Vessels, the Space Development Office of Polaris offers a nation unprecedented levels of firepower in the space combat sector. Currently the Space Development Office offers 4 Military Spaceflight systems not including Communications and Reconnaissance Satellite based systems. Our Current Catalog is listed below, all requests for additional information or if you'd like to purchase a vessel should go through our primary storefront located here.

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ODD-500 Cruiser49,999,999,999.97 NSD + S&H
NTRF-21 Frigate29,999,999,999.97 + S&H
Mizar-M/X SpaceplaneTBA
Unmanned Space-planeTBA


Nuclear Flying Death Machines may be found here


After a prolonged development Polaris Aerospace is proud to announce that the much anticipated
ODD-500 Orion Drive powered Space Cruiser is now available for sale to select allied nations. All inquiries should be made through main Polaris Aerospace Storefront. Located here or through private telegram. Prospective customers are advised that the sale of ODD-500 Cruisers is extremely restricted and only a few select nations will be allowed to purchase a limited number of ODD-500s. The ODD-500 is a very potent weapon and Polaris Aerospace wishes to keep their awesome power out of the wrong hands (Namely the hands of INTERATIONAL COMMUNISIM). Only trusted and proven allies will be allowed to take delivery of any ODD-500s, and Extensive background checks will be performed on prospective customers. Polaris Aerospace reserves the right to refuse service to any prospective Nationstate based on a failure of the background check. Polaris also reserves the right to repossess the vessels at any time for any reason and without any notice. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s the one and only BillyMays take on our ODD-500!
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ODD-500

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Developed starting in 1998 to replace the aging ODV-75 Series of multipurpose deep spacecraft, the ODD-500 Class has been designed from the ground up to meet the important role of an Interplanetary Patrol Vessel. The ODD-500 Class Cruiser represents the pinnacle of the Polaris Corparation’s technology. Able to dish out an unprecedented level of firepower, as well as being fully equipped to defend against virtually any attack the ODD-500 is the ultimate weapons system. The ODD-500 also offers an unprecedented resistance to damage, with all vital ships systems being backed up. The warships are as equally suited to long distance patrols, as they are to staying in Earth Orbit and serving as the forefront of a nation’s nuclear deterrent. The ODD-500 offers a nation an unmatched level of firepower and destructive ability, and can serve as the ultimate deterrence to an enemy attack. Kept safe in deep space the ODD-500 provides a virtually invulnerable weapon, assuring your nations safety. With the First Vessels entering service in early 2013 the ODD-500 is in position to reign as the most powerful space combatant of the 21st Century and the vessels are expected to remain in service until at least 2072.



The ODD-500 is manned by a crew of 29 (5 Officers and 24 Enlisted)* and carries provisions for missions in excess of 500 days. Crew members are highly trained and receive the best possible training for their assigned ship roles. Prior to deployment the entire crew undergo a 6 month simulator exercise in a specialized training center built as an almost 1:1 replica of an ODD-500, with only minor modifications to adopt the zero-g layout to one suitable for use on earth. Crew members are assigned into one of five areas, Piloting/Astrogation Crew, Weapons Systems Technicians, Signals Operators, Engineering/ Maintenance Staff, or Medical Team. In addition to their primary training area, all crew members have additional training in damage control, first aide, hydroponics, and food preparation.

Piloting/Astrogation
Crew members who are assigned to Piloting and Astrogation Crew fulfill the important role of guiding the ODD-500 through space. Crew members designated as Pilots are responsible for the maneuvering of the vessel. This entails both controlling the direction of the craft and the number of pulse units used to complete a maneuver. Pilots are also tasked with using the secondary propulsion system to engage in docking maneuvers. Astrogators are assigned the task of calculating orbits and calculating the optimal heading and number of pulse units needed for course changes. The Piloting/Astrogation Team consists of 5 crew members: The Chief Astrogator/Pilot (Officer, also serves as CO for the vessel), The Head Pilot (Noncom), The Assistant Pilot (Enlisted), The Head Astrogator (Noncom), and The Assistant Astrogator (Enlisted)
Weapons System Technicians
The Weapons System Technicians are in charge of all offensive and defensive systems aboard the ODD-500. Split into two groups, Offensive Systems Operators, Defensive Systems Operators. Operators the crew works to eliminate both mission targets and any potential threat to the vessel. The offensive Systems Operators are in charge of maintaining and firing the ships Offensive Weaponry, including the ships Casaba Howitzers, Nuclear bunker Busters, and the ship’s offensive missiles. The Defensive Systems Operators are in charge of the ships defensive armament, including the Laser CIWS and the ship’s interceptor missiles. The 7 Weapons system Technicians are: The Chief Weapons Officer (Officer), the Head Offensive Systems Operator (Noncom), The Head Defensive Systems Operator (Noncom), and Four Junior Ordnanceman (Enlisted)

Signals Operators
Crew designated as Signals Operators are tasked with operating the ODD-500s communication system, the ships sensor arrays and its extensive EW suite. They are tasked with communicating with Mission Control, Space Stations, planetary colonies, and other vessels. In addition to this the Operators are also in charge of the ships radars and other sensors. The Signals Operation Team consists of 5 crew members: the Chief Signals Officer (Enlisted), the Deputy Signal’s operator (Noncom), and three Junior Signal’s Operators. (Enlisted)

Engineering/Maintenance Staff
Crew assigned to the Engineering and maintenance staff operate the ships power systems, primary life support systems and drive systems, staff assigned to Maintenance/Engineering staff fall into one of three areas. Crew Tasked with the Ships Power system are trained and certified as Nuclear Reactor Operators. Their job is to monitor and control the ships primary power source, a naval nuclear reactor, modified to work in a zero-gravity environment. They adjust the amount of power generated and control the power flow to the ships primary systems, as well as monitor the Reactor’s temperature and ensure that it operates within tolerable limits. Crew assigned to Life Support monitor the ships oxygen and waste recycling systems and work to ensure that the systems are operating at full efficiency. Crew assigned to the Drive system are tasked with the operation and maintenance of the ships Orion propulsion system. These crew members are tasked with maintaining the Ejection and feed systems to keep them in perfect order and serve as caretakers to the ships thousands of nuclear pulse units. In addition they also are in charge of the Drives shock absorption system and the oil spray system. The 9 Engineering/Maintenance staff consists of: The Chief Engineer (Officer, also serves as Ship’s Exec Officer), The Senior Reactor Operator (Noncom), the Chief Life Support Systems Technician (Noncom),the Chief Drive Technician (Noncom), and five Assistant Engineering Technicians. (Enlisted)

Medical Team:
The medical team is responsible for the health and wellbeing of the crew of the ODD-500 throughout its mission. They are also trained to deal with and treat almost any injuries or diseases that the crew experiences. The 5 person Medical Team Consist of: The Chief Surgeon (Officer), and the Assistant Surgeon (Noncom), and three Nurses (Enlisted).


The EVAT
For extra-vehicular combat operations, the standard deployment is in teams of three specialists. Known as an Extra-Vehicular Assault Team, the team is roughly analogous to a fire team or squad in terrestrial combat. The specialists operate of of a Type 8 space scooter. The team consists of the pilot/Team Leader, a designated marksmen armed with Mark II Gyrojet launcher, and a sapper. The designated marksmen is responsible for neutralizing threats at long distances, and the sapper is trained in heavy EVA work, and is tasked with doing technical work on satellites or other tasks during combat


*Note on Crew Ranks: All crewmembers aboard Polaris Military Spacecraft are commissioned officers who have graduated from a military Academy or ROTC program and hold at least one 4 year degree in Science, Math, Engineering or Medicine.
Crew members referred to as Enlisted are commissioned officers at the rank of 2nd Lt. or above and have at least 4 years of college and Bachelor’s degree in Science, Math, Engineering or Medicine.
Crew members referred to as Non-commissioned officers have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Science, Math, Engineering or Medicine and hold the rank of Captain or Higher.
Crewmembers referred to as Officers have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree and, a Doctorate in Science, Engineering, Math or Medicine and have obtained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or higher.



There are 2 types of spacesuits utilized aboard the ODD-500, the first is the Type A5 EVA Suit, a robust suit for heavy duty EVA work, and the Type C12, the primary suit used for most activities with modular components depending on the mission. The space suits are one of the most vital tools of ODD-500’s crew as they are essential for many maintenance tasks and are an essential tool for dealing with emergencies.

Type A5 EVA Suit
The Type A5 is the primary suit for extended EVA work. The Type A5 is a hybrid suit utilizing a hard shell for the torso and helmet, with fabric components for the arms hands and legs. The hardshell of the suits is armored against small caliber rounds, shrapnel and an armored debris shield can move down to protects the astronauts face plate from damage.The Suit is donned via a rear hatch which mates up with the hatches aboard the Mark V Space Taxis used for heavy work, each taxi has ports for four A5s. On either side of the rear entry hatch is the oxygen recycling system and the ITBs or Integrated Thruster Blocks. The ITBs allow the suit to maneuver free from the Mark V or ODD-500. The A5 is rated for 9 and a-half-hours of work with thirty minutes of reserve.

Type C12 Multipurpose Suit
C12 Multipurpose Suit w/ Removable MSP

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The Type C12 is the main suit used by the crew. Donned during some EVAs, and worn during combat conditions, the C12s are the most important possession of a crew member. The C12 is a modular design utilizing a hard torso unit, soft limbs, backpack, and a separate helmet. The suit comes in four basic pieces, the LBU (Lower Body Unit,) the UBU (Upper Body Unit), the Helmet and the optional rear mounted MSP (Modular Support Pack. Life Support is provided either by the ship through a tether, or through the MSP. Modular Body Armor can be fitted to the exterior of the suits hard shell to protect the crew from harm during combat. The inserts primary job is to provide protection from any shrapnel caused by spall damage or other debris knocked loose during combat actions. The C12 has an integrated radio system, and also is equipped to connect directly into the ships internal com system. The C12’s MSP life support unit is rated for up to 5 and a-half-hours of work, with a thirty minute emergency reserve. During Combat operations the suit’s life support system is plugged directly into the ships system, with an automatic cutoff switching to the MSP in case of emergency. In addition optional attachments may be fitted to the MSP such as ITBs similar to the A5’s, and other mission specific equipment. In the rare event that the ODD-500 takes damage, the C12 is used for internal damage control and repair work. It has a limited resistance to fire, although standard firefighting procedure is to seal the compartment and using the ship’s fire extinguishing system, or venting the compartment’s air directly into space. In either case the C12 provides the crew the ability to safely operate in such a compartment to undertake emergency repair work. All crew members are issued two C12 suits custom fitted to them. In addition the ship carries numerous spares.

Crew Weapons


Enlisted crew members aboard the ODD-500 do not normally carry firearms, however Officers are each issued a small .45 caliber revolver, modified to have a larger trigger guard for use with suit gloves. Also aboard are several Mark II Gyrojet Rifles. The Mark II is a Gyrojet launcher intended for use outside of the vessel, equipped with a specialized sight laser rangefinder and small ballistic computer the Mark II fires a 30mm High Explosive round.The round can be set to detonate in front of, behind or in contact with a target. The Mark II allows an EVA crewmember to eliminate targets from several kilometers away. As the projectile keeps moving indefinitely even if it runs out of fuel, the range of the weapon is much higher than any terrestrial firearm, and is limited only by the limitations of the sight and rangefinder of targeting objects at long distances. Due to the nature of space warfare however, the Mark IIs are primarily used for training purposes and for the majority of the mission are kept in a storage locker near the airlock.
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Perched at the front of the ODD-500 is the vessel’s brain, the command module. The Command Module contains all of the ships’ primary control systems and battle stations. The Control and battle stations are spread across 3 of the 5 decks in the command Module's shielded area. Astrogation/Piloting and communications controls are on the first deck. The next deck is the Combat Information Center (CIC) where the ships primary weapons and sensor systems are controlled from. Engineering is on the third deck below the CIC. The fourth deck contains a small medical bay, the galley and storage. The fifth deck contains the life support systems supplies, with additional supply lockers located throughout the command module in any available space, including next to and in between seats of the control consoles. The Command module features much heavier armor than any other section both to protect the crew from harm during battle, and to protect the crew from excess radiation from Solar Storms or the usage of the Orion Drive. Armor over the command module stretches to nearly a meter thick in some areas.

In addition to serving to protect the crew from harm, the Command Module doubles as an Emergency Escape pod and carries ninety days of emergency supplies. Fitted with six powerful Rocket Engines the Command module is able to make a speedy get away in case of Disaster. To ensure maximum protection from Radiation from the Drive the Command Module sits atop a thick radiation shield and is accessed via two side corridors that go around the shield. The Access Corridors are protected from harm via large armored fairings. In addition to the main radiation shield, additional radiation shielding surrounds the entirety of the Command Module. Armored Fairings cover the lower half of the Command Module and protect the access corridors, escape rockets, and set of deployable Solar Panels and Radiators for use in the event of the Command Module being used as a lifeboat. Explosive bolts separate these fairings in the event of an emergency leaving the Command Module free to escape disaster with its rocket engines. At the front of the command module above the shielded command area lies the navigation deck, this deck houses the only windows aboard the vessel; four armored cupolas equally spaced around the deck each contain instruments for manual astogation. When they’re not in use or during combat, heavy duty hatches cover the viewing ports.. At the front of this compartment is the forward docking airlock.






The ODD-500 features a full suite of the latest top of the line communications, sensors and EW systems. Able to locate, classify and track hundreds of objects as well as network with other ODD-500s and coordinate threat responses, the ODD-500 carries an unprecedented electronics suite. Utilizing infrared telescopes, and AESA radar, the ship can detect target and destroy any potential threat from millions of kilometers away.
The ODD-500 Is fitted with the Polaris IRTS-23, a high power Infrared Tracking System. Utilizing a network of infrared telescopes fitted with wide-angle lenses the IRTS-23 provides 360 degree coverage of the celestial sphere. The IRTS-23 features a powerful computer system dedicated to constantly analyzing the data from the telescopes. The high-power computer allows the ODD-500 to keep a constantly updated 3D map of all infrared sources visible to the spacecraft. The entire sky map is fully updated every 2 hours, although higher magnitude infrared sources such as those given off by engine burns are tagged to the map as soon as they’re registered by the infrared telescopes. The ODD-500s sky searches are faster than any previous vessel thanks to the ODD-500’s innovative computer system, multiple computers are each responsible for processing data from only a portion of the sky, allowing much faster processing overall and faster updates to the displays. The infrared telescopes are capable of detecting conventional chemical rocket engines up to 8 AUs away, Ion Engines from over 50 AU away, and Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engines from over 60 AUs away. In addition to the long range detection of engine burns the IRTS-23 can register spacecraft running cold from up to 0.5 AU away, many times farther than that if the target vessel utilizes a nuclear reactor for power.
In addition to its IRTS-23, the ODD-500 is equipped with a Type 08 AESA Radar System. The Type 08 System utilizes a network of 4 separate sensor arrays providing full coverage of the celestial sphere. The AESA arrays are located on fold out masts to provide full coverage of the celestial sphere even behind the ship’s pusher plate. In addition 4 backup arrays are provided in the event of the loss of an array. The backup arrays are protected behind armored blast doors until needed. The AESA has the virtue of being highly resilient to jamming, while also allowing the ODD-500 is to locate and track any object which is tracking the ODD-500 with radar. The Type 08 AESA Radar is able to locate and track warship sized objects from up over 10 AUs away.

Any targets detected by the IRTS-23 and/or AESA radar are automatically plotted onto a 3D skymap of the celestial sphere. If a target is spotted by either of the arrays, the other array will automatically look for that target on its next scan. Subsequent imaging of the target by both systems allows the ODD-500’s computer systems to automatically calculate the target’s size, probable engine type, current trajectory, and even its mass (by comparing the ships size, its probable propulsion system and the change in trajectory over time). The most vital part of this information is the calculation of the target ships trajectory, which barring any maneuvers is a fixed path. This pre-calculated trajectory for targets is a vital ability as it allows for precision targeting of the ship’s weapons systems. In addition the spacecraft is capable of plotting probability plots showing the likely positions of the target in the event that it undertakes evasive maneuvers. The accuracy of the plots can further be enhanced if the spaceship class of the target vessel is known, as this allows for a more accurate estimation of how the craft is capable of maneuvering.

Communication System
The primary communications system for the Orion is the DSC-2000 Deep Space Communications system. Utilizing a number of arrays operating on a multitude of frequencies from the S-band up though the Q-Band, the DSC-2000 system enables the transfer of data at long ranges as fast as 2 Mbit/s. The system allows the ODD-500 to transmit and receive massive amounts of data to and from mission control, communications satellites, or even other ODD-500s. For maximum survivability a complete set of secondary communications arrays are hidden behind armored blast doors in the event of damage. In addition to this system the Type 08 AESA Radar System is also capable of high-speed data transfer. The system allows for the secure high speed transmission of important communications. The Type 08 AESA Radar’s greatest contribution towards communications is its capability to send firing data to allied vessels both quickly and securely, allowing multiple ODD-500s to work together on eliminating threats.

Mk 4 FSO
Another vital tool in the ship’s communication system is the Mk. 4 FSO, the Mk 4 is a free-space optical communication system. The system utilizes a specialized high power infrared neodymium laser to beam data to a special receiver, located either on another ODD-500 or a properly equipped communications satellite, however due to atmospheric distortion ship-to-ground communications are impractical and not possible at long ranges, although ground-to-ship signals are possible due to the higher power available to ground stations, which cuts down on interference. Inclement weather at the ground station however will still result in a loss of signal. The main advantage of the Mk 4 is that unlike traditional radio wave communications systems, the Mk 4s beam travels in a straight line to the receiver, and it is impossible to intercept the signal except by breaking the laser’s path which interferes with the system. Any object passing through the beam results in an automatic cut off to prevent the possible interception of data. The secure nature of the system makes it a vital tool for ship-to-ship communications during combat as ODD-500s may coordinate among themselves without having to worry about the picking up and decoding the system. Due to its nature however the Mk 4 FSO cannot be used if either ship is undergoing course changes or taking evasive action as the Mk 4 is not able to compensate fast enough to accurately predict where the receiver will be. The ODD-500 carries 4 Mk 4 FSOs, each on a retractable arm and stored within an armored bay. Under standard conditions only one FSO is deployed at any given time, and there is always at least one unit retracted into the hull. Standard protocol for use of the Mk 4 is for an ODD-500 to first receive a conventional radio signal through either the main communications system or the AESA system, this signal, which is itself encrypted, provides the communicating vessel’s authorization and current heading and orientation. This is then used to aim the FSO at the other vessel’s FSO beginning the transfer of data. Signals sent via the Mk 4 FSO can include voice, video or data.





The Habitat Module is located immediately aft of the Command Module. Within the confines of the Habitat Module lies all of the essentials needed to keep the crew alive and in fighting shape throughout long missions away from Earth.
At the front of the Habitat Module lie four docking airlocks equally spaced around the outside. The docking ports are protected by blast doors when not in use, and telescope outwards when in use. These docking ports can be used for the transfer of crew or smaller cargo between the ODD-500 and surface to orbit shuttles or space stations.
The primary components of the Habitat Module are two contra-rotating habitat rings. Unlike on previous vessels, the ODD-500’s habitat rings are fully enclosed within the ship’s heavy armor. These rings are vital to ward of the ill effects of microgravity and they also provide a much greater measure of crew comfort. The two habitat rings spin in opposite directions at equal speeds to counter each other’s torque and ensure that the primary hull of the vessel remains stable. Each ring’s internal cross section is 2.5 meters tall by 7 meters wide. The radius to the center of rotation is 11.5 meters from the floor of the habitat rings and they rotate at approximately 8 rpm to provide the effects of a .85 G enviroment. While this lowered G still results in some bone-loss on long distance missions Polaris Engineers have decided that it is a decent compromise between crew comfort and health as rotating the habitat rings faster would result in severe crew discomfort. The habitat rings each have approximately 150 square meters of deck space. The two habitat rings have similar but, separate floor plans. The forward habitat ring (#1) contains officers’ quarters, enlisted crew cabins, crew lounge, officer’s mess/lounge and the main mission briefing room. The aft habitat ring (# 2) contains additional officer quarters and enlisted crew cabins, the main crew lounge, primary mess, and the primary medical bay. If the ODD-500 is carrying a mixed crew, female crewmembers are berthed in ring #1 and male crew members are berthed in ring # 2. Ring #1 contains a total of 3 officer cabins and 12 enlisted cabin and, Ring #2 contains a total of 2 Officer Cabin and 12 Enlisted Cabins. In each ring the crew cabins are arranged along one side of a 2 meter wide corridor. The enlisted cabins are a small room approximately 4 meters deep by 3 meters wide. Each enlisted cabin contains a full size bed, personal computer station, table, chairs, and storage cabinets. Each cabin’s fittings are modular to allow for numerous configurations, this allows for each crewmember to have their optimal private accommodations. Officer’s Cabins are identical to Enlisted Cabins but are equipped with a personal restroom containing a toilet/shower combo. The Captain’s cabin is in Ring #1 and in addition to the private restroom is also connected to a small office. On the opposite side of the corridor from the crew cabins are numerous storage compartments. These compartments hold emergency gear, additional crew belongings, and most importantly much of the ship’s food supplies. At the end of the halls containing the crew cabins are the shared restroom facilities. The restrooms in each ring are small cubicles with a shower and toilet. Grey water from sinks and showers is recycled for use in the toilets and black water is sent to waste-storage containers.
Black-water storage containers from the restrooms must periodically be removed and emptied into the waste reprocessing facilities located in the modules hub. Liquid waste is purified and recirculated back into the water supply. Waste collected from the Liquids is cleansed of salt and then added to the solid waste. This waste is then sterilized and added to Algae tanks in the hub. The Algae serves as a key supplement to carried food for the crew on long duration missions and also helps supplement the onboard oxygen generators. Theoretically the algae tanks provide for almost unlimited crew endurance, however consuming large amounts of Algae can have adverse health effects so it is recommended that it only be used to supplement food stores.
In addition to the two habitat rings, the primary habitat module has over 4500 cubic meters of zero gravity laboratory space, storage and life support facilities. This space is almost fully modular allowing for a vast array of configurations. Each of the 8 Decks can be configured for almost any task. The standard configuration is 5 decks of zero gravity lab space, and 3 decks of hydrophonics. The hydrophonics decks include two decks dedicated for the Algae and their associated life support equipment, both for the algae and crew, and a third deck for other crops. Supplies are stored in every available place on all decks, there are almost no locations within the crew areas of the vessel that does not include some storage for vital food supplies. Aft of the habitat module is the primary life support systems. Water and Air recirculation systems are located across three separate decks and provide the vital water and air for the crew to survive in the harsh depths of space. All life support systems are equipped for full redundancy with two or even three separate systems all independent and located across the ship from each other, to prevent any crippling damage to the vital systems.
Food
Three kinds of food rations are carried aboard the ODD-500. The first and primary form of ration is the MPM (Multi-Person Meal), the MPM is a full ration kit that feeds the entire crew. Prepared within the Habitat Module’s galley, the MPM is similar to terrestrial naval rations. Each MPM contains provisions for an entrée with two sides and a drink. In addition Dinner rations contain one desert item. The second kind of ration is the PFR (Personal Free-fall Ration), the PFR is a one man ration kit designed for use in free-fall. The FPR is primarily eaten by the on duty bridge crew, as they are unable to leave the command module when on duty. Each FPR has one side and one main course, and a drink pouch, all of which built to be consumed in free-fall. The final form of ration is the E-Ration (Emergency Ration). E-Rations are carried in the command modules and are used in the event that the crew must abandon ship. They each contain one drink mix, and a crumbles protein /energy bar. E-rations are stored throughout the command module between seats, surrounding instruments, along walls, anywhere there is extra space contains extra rations.






The ODD-500 carries a large and versatile weapons load. Four missile banks of 143 missiles each are the primary armament. Standard armament is an arsenal of Anti-Satellite missiles, anti-ship missiles and nuclear tipped MIRVs make the ODD-500 a highly versatile platform. Able to take out nation’s satellites, space stations, planetary colonies, or even their capitol city from orbit the ODD-500 makes for a strong nuclear deterrent. The Four large payload bays can carry even more destructive potential. The four payload bays are designed to accommodate anything from weapons to cargo to shuttle craft. Within the core of the module are the primary storage bays, carrying the bulk of the ODD-500’s food supplies, as well as spare air and water tanks. For a combat patrol the recommend and usual load-out is two bays for shuttles and mission specific payloads and two for weapons. The shuttle complement usually consists of two Mark V Space Taxis, and payload racks for various scientific experiments, reconnaissance modules, or cargo stores. The Weapons carried in the bay range from powerful nuclear equipped bunker busters to the new large Mark XI Casaba Howitzers. The Nuclear bunker busters are massive and dense weapons designed to penetrate well over a hundred feet into the ground before detonating. Their deep penetration and high yield makes them essential for assuring that even the deepest dug rebellious colonies and enemy bunkers are no match for the ODD-500.

Missile Banks
The ODD-500’s primary armament is located in 4 banks spread equidistant around the ship’s hull aft of the habitat module. Each bank contains 143 launch cells each containing either an Anti-Ship/Satellite missile for offensive use, an interceptor missile for defense, or a MiRV for planetary bombardment. Missiles are cold launched via a charge of compressed gas. The Gas Charges are loaded individually with each missile having its own charge to allow for maximum reliability. After launch the weapon orients itself in line with the target’s projected location and ignites its engines. Anti-Ship/Satellite and interceptor missiles run their engines for their full run, boosting continuously until they hit or run out of fuel. MiRV’s on the other hand execute a single burn, which they use to deorbit themselves and deliver their destructive payloads to their targets. The Anti-Ship/Satellite missiles and Interceptors each carry a 500 Kt warhead and the MiRVs are fitted with a 5 Mt warhead. The Anti-Ship/Satellite missiles may also be fitted with Enhanced Radiation warheads, which allow for the mostly intact capture of enemy space stations or vessels by killing the crew with a storm of ionizing radiation and neutrons. Unshielded crew aboard the target vessel are dead within a day of the strike, in addition secondary radiation of the ships structure caused by the neutrons means that even if the crew of the target were sheltered from the initial radiation, if they leave the shield compartment within a day of the strike, they will still receive a lethal radiation dose.
Mark V Space Taxis
The Mark V Space Taxi is a small exploration and utility vessel. The Mark V is operated by a crew of two to 5 astronauts although additional passengers can be carried for shuttle missions. The crew consists of a Pilot/Operator who controls the vessel and up to four mission specialists who use a pair of Polaris Standard Suit Ports for EVA work. The Mark V has a pair of robotic arms each tipped with a variety of various tools. These arms are controlled by the pilot and allow for a wide variety of tasks to be accomplished in coordination with the two EVA workers. In stark contrast to most6 other space taxis and work pods, the Mark V carries a much larger allowance of Delta-V, a Mark V is capable of leaving Earth Orbit for Lunar Orbit, and returning back all under its own power and life support system. This long duration is an unmatched capability and allows the Mark V to not be reliant on its parent vessel for refueling, this allows for a much safer vessel as there is no need for internal tankage and plumbing for spare fuel for the vessel.
Mark V Space Taxi Stats:
Crew: 5 (1 Pilot/Operator, 4 EVA specialists)
Height: 6.7 Meters
Length: 4 meters
Width: 3.6 Meters
Habitable Area: 16 Cubic meters.
Thrusters: 1x Type 34 Mk 3 Primary Thruster Block
4x Type 33 Mk 6 Secondary Thruster Blocks
Maximum Endurance: 1 week with crew of 5, 2 Weeks with crew of 3.

Scooter
The ODD-501 is also capable of carrying in addition to its Mark V Space taxi, multiple Type 8 Scooters. The Space scooter is little more than an open truss frame work holding together fuel tanks with a powerful reaction control system and rocket engine. At the front of the craft is a small open cockpit. Two folding jump seats on either side of the scooter just aft of the cockpit are provided for passengers. The passengers and pilot can hook their suits up the scooter for a private communications channel without broadcasting any radio signals. The scooter also has a much more powerful communications suite than a space suit allowing for operations much farther from the mother ship. The scooter is also equipped with two equipment racks located on the underside of the craft. Each hard point is capable of carrying a gun or rocket pod, or an Electronic warfare pod.

Mark XI Casaba Howitzer
The Casaba Howitzers are shaped nuclear charges. They operate along the same principals as the Orion Drive’s pulse units. However rather than the tungsten used in the pulse units, a special lighter compound is used. By using a compound with a lower atomic mass the Casaba Howitzer achieves a much tighter and intense plasma jet then that of the pulse units. This plasma jet is capable of punching through and decimating any armor and has the range to go off well away from the target making it much harder to intercept. The Mark XI Casaba Howitzers are also mounted on small space taxis. This allows for the weapons to get closer in to the enemy without the large risk that the ODD-500 would otherwise face. These taxis are ejected from the payload bays and use their thrusters to turn to face and accelerate towards an enemy space-station or space-craft once they are in range they detonate. The taxis of the new Mark XI units also are equipped with a modest suite of advanced electronic countermeasures IR flare and chaff designed to interfere with the targeting of any missiles sent to intercept them. These counter measures make the Mark XI Casaba Howitzers very difficult to successfully hit. The Mark XI Casaba Howitzer is easily the most advanced and sophisticated weapon carried by the ODD-500 class and is capable of destroying even the largest of space targets with ease.

Bunker Buster
The ODD-500’s nuclear bunker busters are an expansion and upgrade of the Rods from God system. They consist of a Long Tungsten Rod nearly the size of a telephone pole, control fins, deorbiting engines and a 1 Mt nuclear warhead. The Tungsten Rod gives the weapon devastating penetration allowing for maximum penetration against hardened targets, which otherwise would be relatively secure against nuclear strikes. As the Rod impacts, it penetrates the ground, then the nuclear warhead is detonated causing massive damage both directly where it hits, and indirectly to the surrounding are through the earthquake effect, similar to the massive tallboys of and Grand Slam weapons from WWII, although much more powerful.







The ODD-500 is equipped not only to destroy opponents with ease but also carries a three layer defense system which renders it near invulnerable from attack. The first line of defense for the DD-500 class is a sizeable arsenal of interceptor missiles. Launched from the primary missile banks, the Interceptors provide a powerful shield from enemy attack. Able to be equipped with conventional, nuclear, or kinetic warheads the Interceptors are capable of knocking out any incoming weapon. Coupled to the vessel’s advanced fire control system the Interceptors are highly accurate and are capable of knocking out almost any potential threat to the vessel.
Among the more potent interceptors that can be carried is the BLAST (Bomb pumped Laser defense SysTem). The BLAST utilizes a nuclear warhead to generate massive amounts of high energy X-rays. Multiple target tracking turrets align specially designed rods with the targets. When the nuclear warhead detonates the rods generate high power X-ray laser beams which completely destroy the incoming missiles. A single BLAST is capable of knocking out an entire barrage of up to 50 incoming missiles. Due to the larger size of the BLAST units however they are carried within the main payload bay alongside the Casaba Howitzers and Bunker Busters.
In the event any threat evades the interceptor missiles, the ODD-500’s second line of defense is a 150 kilowatt laser. The laser is located inside the vessel and a set of mirrors reflects its energy to one of four retractable turrets. This laser is capable of blinding and/or destroying incoming projectiles. However this ability comes at a cost, as the super capacitors that power it drain after only a few seconds of firing. The Capacitors take a significant amount of time to recharge to the power levels needed to discharge the lasers.
Should the lasers fail the ODD-500 is able to execute a wild tumble, and performs several blasts of the secondary propulsion system, combined with the dispersion of chaff and flares this greatly decreases the chance of a hit. In addition the ODD-500 may fall back on The Kzinti Lesson: "a reaction drive's efficiency as a weapon is in direct proportion to its efficiency as a drive." The ODD-500 can utilize its pulse units to blind and/or destroy incoming projectiles, while simultaneously performing an evasive maneuver.
For the third and final line of defense, the ODD-500, in stark difference from its predecessor, is heavily armored to withstand anything short of a direct nuclear blast. The ODD-500 is protected by multiple layers of advanced armor. The outermost layer is a thin aluminum shell backed up by layers of Nextel and Kevlar. This thinner layer functions as a Whipple Shield and protects the craft from micrometeorites and smaller projectile weapons. Beneath the Whipple Shield layer is the primary armor plating. Averaging at 300mm thick, the primary armor consists of a layer of a Boron Carbide composite sandwiched between two Titanium Alloy plates. This thick armor allows the craft to shrug-off the impact of virtually every conventional antisatellite weapon on the market. Furthermore in the unlikely event that a weapon does penetrate the vessel, fast sealing armored bulkheads and a strong internal skeleton insure that any damage is minimal and confined only to the area of impact. As an added measure all vital external ships systems including radiators and EW gear have a full set of backups protected within armored bays to protect them until needed. To provide some protection from laser weaponry the surface of the vessel is also covered with paint containing particles of gold dust. These coating reflects some of the incoming energy from a laser back into space away from the vessel. While this coating on its own doesn’t provide anything near invulnerabilityfrom laser weapons, it is enough to reduce the effects of a laser weapon on any point of the hull long enough to allow the ODD-500 to prevent the laser from remaining focused on that point long enough to cause damage. This coating combined with evasive maneuvers and undertaking actions such as rolling the ship, render the ODD-500 virtually immune to laser weapons. The advanced interceptors combined with the thick armor make the vessel virtually invulnerable from conventional attacks. Anything other than direct nuclear blast stands a poor chance of harming the vessel.
Damage control
In the unlikely event that the ODD-500 is hit by an enemy attack heavy internal bullheads contain any damage to the area of impact. In case of fire, an Inert Gas Fire Suppression System is fitted to the vessel. Any compartment with a fire in it is quickly evacuated by the crew, the bulkheads sealed and the compartment pumped full of inert gas, stifling the blaze. Damage Control Lockers are located in every compartment and contain the controls to adjacent compartment’s Fire Suppression System, Oxygen and Life support systems monitors, Fire Fighting Gear, emergency respirators, and first aid gear. In addition outer compartments carry emergency hull patches, and other tools needed to seal any hull breaches. In the event of a power failure all compartments are fitted with tritium lights to provide emergency lighting. During combat operations when the crew are all safely inside the command module, the centrifuges are stopped, all internal bulkheads in the vessel are closed and the compartments pumped full of inert gas to reduce the danger from fire. These preemptive actions help to mitigate any damage taken and ensure that damage control in the aftermath of battle is a much easier task.






The ODD-500 draws its power from a specially designed nuclear reactor, a Polaris Gen 3 5 MW-0G. The reactor is specially designed to work in space and can withstand the forces of acceleration caused by the Orion drive. The reactor is fueled by Uranium Nitride bonded into Rhenium Pins, and is cooled by liquid lithium. The lithium serves as a highly efficient coolant and allows for the use of Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Pumps. The pumps work by inducing a current via magnetic fields into the fluid which in turn creates a propelling force in the current driving the fluid forward. This design allows for pumps with no moving parts which simplifies the design and reduces maintenance.
The lithium transfer heat from the reactor to one of four reservoirs of helium which each functions as the heating source for a large Stirling Engine. The Stirling Engines are based of those used in air independent propulsion systems originally designed for use on submarines. The four Stirling Engines each power electrical generators which in turn power the ship’s electrical systems. Each generator is rated for approximately 750 kilowatts of electrical power and is alone able to power basic astrogation and life support systems.
After transferring heat to the Stirling Engine generators, the primary coolant loop is piped through a heat exchanger which transfers heat to the secondary coolant loop before returning to the reactor. This secondary loop is pumped to a liquid droplet radiator. The radiator’s design utilizes carefully designed nozzles to spray the liquid lithium through space as a thin sheet of almost perfectly spherical droplets. As the droplets travel through space towards a collector they radiate their excess heat. The low vapor pressure of liquid lithium keeps the coolant from evaporating into space, although some loss does occur. Additional Coolant is also lost during acceleration or braking maneuvers. Due to this gradual loss of coolant the ODD-500 carries two large tanks of spare coolant. The liquid droplet radiator design is also highly damage resistant compared to other radiator designs as there are no panels to take damage, anything that ordinarily destroy a radiator will simply pass through the sheets of droplets. Only a direct hit to the collector or spray system will take out the system. In addition each radiator array has multiple sets of spray nozzles and collectors so the loss of a single nozzle or collector is not enough to seriously impair the vessel. Damaged nozzles and collectors are simply switched off to prevent a loss of coolant. After traveling through space and radiating the excess heat, the coolant hits a collector arm and is piped back inside the ship. After being piped inside the vessel part of the coolant is diverted to the Stirling Generators where it “cools” the Helium gas (The temperature of the coolant is still hundreds of degrees, but is much lower than the outgoing coolant) providing the temperature difference which drives the Stirling Cycle. After traveling to the generators the coolant is injected back into the secondary coolant loop prior to it being piped back out to the radiators. Only two of the radiators are needed when running the reactor under normal conditions. This allows for the other two radiators to be stored within armored bays to protect them from any harm. This coupled with the resilience of the liquid droplet radiator design makes for radiator kill against the ODD-500 a difficult endeavor at best.
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The ODD-500’s primary method of propulsion is the Mark IV Orion Drive. The basics of the drive are quite simple; a large nuclear device is ejected out the back where it detonates at a set distance propelling the spacecraft forwards. The Mark IV is the latest in Polaris Aerospace’s long line of nuclear pulse propulsion systems. The Mark IV system composes of the massive Pusher plate with integrated first stage shock absorber, 12 massive hydraulic dampeners as the second stage shock absorbers, the Variable Yield Mark XVI Pulse unit, an induction gun based ejection system and a sophisticated fire control system that ties it all together.

The Pusher and Shock Absorbance system.
The refined and updated Pusher plate and shock absorber system is one of the key components of the new Mark IV Drive. The Pusher-plate itself consists of large thin steel plate which transfers the impact of the Pulse Units blast into forward momentum. A small central tube serves as a passageway for the ejection of the pulse unit. To prevent excessive wear on the pusher plate a computer controlled spray system coats the face of the plate with a layer of oil approximately 6mm thick. The spray nozzles are located on the sides of the central tube. The oil is stored in specialized tanks located within the main propulsion module, and is pumped down to the spray nozzles through the secondary stage absorbers. The First stage shock absorption system is a set of concentric layered gas filled tori located immediately behind the pusher plate. After the first stage system has reduced the jarring impact of the pulse, a second stage reduces the force to acceptable levels. The second stage is composed of 12 massive shock absorbers. (Four in the center around the Pulse Unit passageway and blast deflector, and eight on the outer edge) Each 2nd stage shock absorber is approximately 25 meters long and extends from the top of the first stage absorber up into the body of the vessel. The 2nd stage Shock absorbers are tied into the master fire control system and synchronized with the firing of the pulse units. In the event of a pulse failure the Shock Absorbers are set to their neutral position. The 2nd stage system is fully adjustable and can be adjusted to allow for a range of accelerations from a single pulse. This feature, coupled with the variable setting on the latest generation of pulse units allows for unprecedented precision in an Orion drive vessel.

Mark XVI Pulse Unit

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The Mark XVI Pulse Unit
The Mark XVI pulse unit is the heart of the new Mark IV Orion Drive. This all new design focuses approximately 90% of blast (A marked improvement over the Mark XIV’s 87%) into a concentrated cone of approximately 22.5 degrees. The Mark XVI Pulse unit consists of a propellant material, the channel filler, a casing, the nuclear warhead and the delivery vehicle. When the warhead ignites the channel filler absorbs the radiation and rapidly heats. The heavy duty casing helps to contain the explosion and focus the energy into the channel filler. The high pressure resulting from this drives a shock wave forwards to the propellant vaporizing it into high energy plasma which impacts the pusher plate and drives the spacecraft forward. The Mark XVI pulse unit utilizes a dense tungsten compound as the propellant, and Beryllium Oxide as the Channel Filler. The casing for the unit is made from a depleted uranium alloy. The warhead itself is a variable-yield thermonuclear device; its primary setting is for a 15 kiloton blast for use in Space. Lower settings are available for use when launching a complete Orion from the Earth’s surface (massive SRBs are also employed for such launches. The Delivery vehicle consist of a small computer controlled thruster pack/fire control computer. The delivery vehicle uses the thruster pack to ensure it remains in the proper orientation after the Unit is ejected from the spacecraft. The fire control computer automatically detonates the warhead when the unit reaches the optimal detonation distance. If the device fails to detonate the unit transmits the information to the ship’s master fire control system which ejects a new unit to replace it. The malfunctioning unit then self-destructs via a small explosive charge. A total of 5200 Mark XVI pulse units are carried. Four primary magazines of 600 Pulse Units each are stored in the main bays of the propulsion module. In addition to the four primary magazines the propulsion module also carries 4 secondary magazines of 350 Pulse Units each. The primary power module carries 4 additional secondary magazines, for a total of over 5,000 pulse units.

Ejection system:
The Mark V Ejection system employed by the ODD-500 utilizes a small low intensity induction gun to eject the pulse units. Pulse units are brought on tracks from the magazines into four channels that feed into the main launch chamber. The main launch chamber removes the mechanical safeties on the pulse units and arms the warhead before moving it into an induction gun. As the induction gun accelerates the pule unit backwards the blast deflectors open to allow the unit to pass and then close again by the time the unit has passed the pusher plate and reached the detonation point.

Fire Control system:
The brain of the propulsion module is the Mark VI fire control system. The advanced fire control system takes the requested delta-v change input from the command module and calculates the right amount of pulse units required for the change. In addition to choosing the number of pulse units needed the system also adjusts the yield of the pulse units and adjusts the shock absorption system for greater precision in the blasts. The system also minutely adjusts the amount of oil sprayed onto the pusher plate so that only the amount needed is used for each detonation as a lower yield pulse unit requires less oil to prevent ablation.

Secondary Propulsion:
While excellent for providing massive amounts of thrust to propel the ODD-500 through space, the Orion Drive is ill suited to precision movements such as changing orientation or undergoing docking maneuvers. To this end a network of Hydrazine thrusters are fitted to the vessels. The Hydrazine thrusters provide the power needed to engage in docking maneuvers with space stations and other vessels as well as giving the vessel a quick way to rapidly change its orientation in space to prepare for maneuvering. Hydrazine tanks are located throughout the vessel, with each thruster block having its own supply. In addition to their own supplies, all of a module’s thruster blocks are interconnected to allow for cross feeding which ensure that all thrusters have the fuel they need to maneuver the vessel.





The ODD-500 is a massive vessel, and while potentially able to be assembled in orbit, the primary construction location is earthbound to save on cost. Snake Island of the coast of Polaris Aerospace’s Castle Bluff Space Launch Center, is the primary construction and launch center for Polaris Orion Vehicles. To protect staff from any accidents or from the hazards of the nuclear blast, almost all of the Island’s infrastructure is located deep underground only an airstrip, a few control bunkers and the four large Vertical Assembly buildings and launch pads are located on the surface. The rest of the facilities are located 25-100 feet below the surface protected by concrete steel and solid rock, with entrances covered by massive blast doors. The Vertical Assembly Buildings are built on massive rail tracks and roll over the launch pad for the final assembly, large components are delivered by barge, and smaller components delivered by air or through an undersea tunnel. The entire VABs roll back away from the launch pad to protect them from damage. The pads are located in artificial valleys surrounded on 3 sides by massive artificially built hills. These hills protect the adjacent pads and VABs from excessive damage, and the only open sides points out to sea away from the island. For liftoff large solid rocket boosters are utilized to boost the Orion vessels well up through the atmosphere, to allow for the Orion Drive to detonate at a safe distance from the pad, as well as lofting the vessel far enough away from the mainland to minimize the danger of a dangerous EMP affecting the facilities. These smaller Orion launches aren’t that much different from a conventional rocket takeoff. However due to the large size of some Orion drive vessels a ground detonation is the only way to liftoff. An entirely different launch procedure is carried out. At 5 hours prior to launch loud sirens set off every 15 minutes announce the countdown. All nonessential personal must retreat to the safety of the underground complex. By this point the large VABs have been moved behind the large hills and been sealed up. 2 hours from launch the tone shifts and the frequency is changed to every ten minutes. At T-60 minutes the sirens again change tone and the frequency of the sirens changes to every five minutes. Oil nozzles begin spraying down the launch pad to protect the pad in a similar manner as the drive’s pusher plate. The sides of the large hills, which are covered with a concrete shell and a steel plate are also sprayed down. From T-30 minutes to launch the sirens run continuously, changing pitch every five minutes. All personal are required to be inside the compound by T-30 minutes. At T-10 minute’s final countdown is initiated. At T-0 the first detonation occurs. Due to subsequent detonations and fallout all personal remain inside for an hour after initial detonation and the Orion being well downrange. At this point essential personal are allowed on to the surface to assess the damage and begin repair work. Non-essential personal remain inside for 12 hours after liftoff.






The long range and massive cargo capacity of the ODD-500 has led to much interest for its use on the civilian market. To this end the OEV-500 was designed. The OEV-500 utilizes the same systems as the ODD-500, but lacks the armor plating and weapons capability. This reduction in weight allows for an increased amount of supplies to be carried extending the mission’s duration beyond that of the ODD-500. In addition the OEV-500 has a larger habitat ring for greater crew comfort. In place of the ODD-500s weapons bays the OEV-500 instead carries docking ports for ship-to-ship and ship-to-surface shuttle craft to aid in exploring the solar system. The OEV-500 also carries extended magazines for pulse units allowing for a much greater Delta-V which allows the vessel to more easily explore the outer solar system. The






The first launch of an ODD-500 was ODD-501 HMS Defender on March 2nd of 2013, followed a week later by the ODD-502 HMS Dauntless. The two vessels undertook their maiden voyage together on a trans-lunar flight over the Far-Side Aitken Basin Testing Range for a ground attack exercise. The Two vessels successfully coordinated a live fire simulated strike against 3 hardened lunar colony emulators completely destroying the targets utilizing 3 Nuclear Bunker Busters a 100% hit rate. After the ground attack exercise the two vessels took up positions in Lunar Polar Orbit and undertook Orbital Attack Exercises. Twelve smaller satellites and three larger targets were launched from Tyco Base. The twelve small satellites served as simulated targets for the ships’ defensive systems and the three large targets were designated as two hostile warships and hostile space station. The vessels launched their offensive weapons at the three targets and readied for the first wave of simulated attacks. In the first wave of attacks the two ship’s combined scored a 83% hit ratio against the simulated attacks with only interceptor missiles, and a 100% hit ratio using the point defense laser system against the undestroyed targets. The vessels successfully blinded both remaining simulated attackers, with the laser which would have allowed for the vessel to undertake only a minute course change to evade them. After the first attack the two vessels offensive weapons were within range of their targets and all three targets were destroyed within the first barrage. A second wave of attacks was also simulated with equally impressive results. In addition the second wave saw the HMS Dauntless utilizing the Kzinti Lesson to neutralize a simulated attack missile via a well-aimed pulse unit. Following the conclusion of the exercises the two vessels transferred to a polar orbit around the Earth for their first assignment.

First Civilian Customer:
First international Customer was Resource Extraction Solutions Incorporated for two custom fitted OEV-500s .

First Military Customer:
Royal Spirit of Hope Navy







Crew: 29 (5 Officers and 24 Enlisted)
Length: 148 Meters
Diameter: 30 Meters
Mass: 11,000 Tons Loaded, 7,500 Empty
Payload and Armament:
-4x 143 Cell VLS systems 572 Missiles Total
-Standard Load: 200 Nuclear tipped Anti-Ship/Satellite Missiles, 172 MiRVs, 200 Nuclear Tipped Interceptor Missiles
- Up to 48 Mark XI Casaba Howitzer (12 per main payload bay)
-Standard Load out 24
-Up to 24 Nuclear Bunker Busters (6 per main payload bay)
-Standard Loadout 12

-Up to 24 BLAST units
-Standard Load out 12 (6 per main payload bay)

Endurance: 500+ Days w/ Crew of 29
Total Pulse Units Carried: 5200








Domestic Vessels:

Current Commissioned Vessels:
ODD-501 HMS Defender
ODD-502 HMS Dauntless
ODD-503 HMS Defiant
ODD-504 HMS Daring
Unnamed ODD-500E for Royal Spirit of Hope Navy

Under Construction:
Unnamed ODD-500E for Royal Spirit of Hope Navy
Unnamed ODD-500E for The Graznovian Federation

Ordered:

Unnamed ODD-500E for The Republic of Vectors
Unnamed ODD-500E for The Republic of Vectors

Planned:
ODD-505 HMS Dominator
ODD-506 HMS Devastator
ODD-507 HMS Denier
ODD-508 HMS Diplomat
ODD-507 HMS Defiler
ODD-510 HMS Dragon
ODD-511 HMS Demon
ODD-512 HMS Death

OEV-500 Vessels:
Delivered:
OEV-501 HMS Von Braun
OEV-502 HMS Goddard
Under Construction:
OEV-503 Resource Extraction Solutions Incorporated E.P.P.P. Cargo Vessel
OEV-504 Resource Extraction Solutions Incorporated E.P.P.P. Crew Transport
Planned:
OEV-505 HMS Glushko
OEV-506 HMS Dyson
OEV-507 HMS Sagan
OEV-508 HMS Hawkins
OEV-509 HMS Drake
OEV-510 HMS Galileo
OEV-511 HMS Copernicus
OEV-512 HMS Tycho

Total Program cost: ~12,000,000,000,000 NSD (Projected)
Unit Price: 49,999,999,999.97 NSD + S&H






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Developed starting in 2007 to supplement the ODD-500 and replace the aging NTRF-78 Series of Military Spacecraft, the NTRF-21 Class Frigate is a next generation Space combatant, designed to provide a flexible and affordable entry level ship which allows a nation to join the elite club of nations with Armed Space Forces. When coupled with its larger cousin the ODD-500 it provides an invaluable support asset. Unlike the ODD-500 Class the NTRF is powered by a bimodial Nuclear Thermal Rocket whose origins date back to the Early NERVA designs. Fitted with much of the same systems as the ODD-500 to reduce development costs, and for ease of maintenance. When it comes to combat the NTRF-21 packs many of the same avionics and weapons as its larger cousin although in smaller quantities. The NTRF-21 has the same armor and redundancy of the ODD-500. The NTRF-21 is capable of reaching any point within the inner Solar System however mission plans with a high delta-V may require strap on tanks.




The NTRF-21 is manned by a crew of 15 (5 Officers and 10 Enlisted)* and carries provisions for missions in excess of 500 days. Crew members are highly trained and receive the best possible training for their assigned ship roles. Prior to deployment the entire crew undergo a 6 month simulator exercise in a specialized training center built as an almost 1:1 replica of an NTRF-21, with only minor modifications to adopt the zero-g layout to one suitable for use on earth. As on the ODD-500 Crew members are assigned into one of five areas, Piloting/Astrogation Crew, Weapons Systems Technicians, Signals Operators, Engineering/ Maintenance Staff, or Medical Team. In addition to their primary training area, all crew members have additional training in damage control, first aide, hydroponics, and food preparation.

Piloting/Astrogation
Crew members who are assigned to Piloting and Astrogation Crew fulfill the important role of guiding the NTRF-21 through space. Crew members designated as Pilots are responsible for the maneuvering of the vessel. This entails both controlling the direction of the craft and the number of pulse units used to complete a maneuver. Pilots are also tasked with using the secondary propulsion system to engage in docking maneuvers. Astrogators are assigned the task of calculating orbits and calculating the optimal heading and number of pulse units needed for course changes. The Piloting/Astrogation Team consists of 3 crew members: The Chief Astrogator/Pilot (Officer, also serves as CO for the vessel), the assistant pilot (Enlisted) and, assistant Astrogator (Enlisted).

Weapons System Technicians
The Weapons System Technicians are in charge of all offensive and defensive systems aboard the NTRF-21 Split into two groups, Offensive Systems Operators, Defensive Systems Operators. Operators the crew works to eliminate both mission targets and any potential threat to the vessel. The offensive Systems Operators are in charge of maintaining and firing the ships Offensive Weaponry, including the ships Casaba Howitzers, Nuclear bunker Busters, and the ship’s offensive missiles. The Defensive Systems Operators are in charge of the ships defensive armament, including the CIWS and the ship’s interceptor missiles. The 3 Weapons system Technicians are: The Chief Weapons Officer (Officer), the Head Offensive Systems Operator (Noncom) and, The Head Defensive Systems Operator (Noncom).

Signals Operators
Crew designated as Signals Operators are tasked with operating the NTRF-21 communication system, the ships sensor arrays and its extensive EW suite. They are tasked with communicating with Mission Control, Space Stations, planetary colonies, and other vessels. In addition to this the Operators are also in charge of the ships radars and other sensors. The Signals Operation Team consists of 5 crew members: the Chief Signals Officer, the Deputy Signal’s operator (Noncom), and a Junior Signal’s Operator (Enlisted).

Engineering/Maintenance Staff
Crew assigned to the Engineering and maintenance staff operate the ships power systems, primary life support systems and drive systems. The Engineering crew are responsible for the wellbeing of the ships bi-modial Nuclear Thermal Rocket, ensuring its proper operation no matter what mode the reactor is in. The 4 member Engineering/Maintenance staff consists of: The Chief Engineer (Officer, also serves as Ship’s Exec Officer), The Senior Reactor Operator (Noncom), and two Assistant Engineering Technicians. (Enlisted)


Medical Team:
The medical team is responsible for the health and wellbeing of the crew of the ODD-500 throughout its mission. They are also trained to deal with and treat almost any injuries or diseases that the crew experiences. The 2 person Medical Team Consist of: The Chief Surgeon (Officer), and a Nurse (Enlisted).


The EVAT
For extra-vehicular combat operations, the standard deployment is in teams of three specialists. Known as an Extra-Vehicular Assault Team, the team is roughly analogous to a fire team or squad in terrestrial combat. The specialists operate of of a Type 8 space scooter. The team consists of the pilot/Team Leader, a designated marksmen armed with Mark II Gyrojet launcher, and a sapper. The designated marksmen is responsible for neutralizing threats at long distances, and the sapper is trained in heavy EVA work, and is tasked with doing technical work on satellites or other tasks during combat


*Note on Crew Ranks: All crewmembers aboard Polaris Military Spacecraft are commissioned officers who have graduated from a military Academy or ROTC program and hold at least one 4 year degree in Science, Math, Engineering or Medicine.
Crew members referred to as Enlisted are commissioned officers at the rank of 2nd Lt. or above and have at least 4 years of college and Bachelor’s degree in Science, Math, Engineering or Medicine.
Crew members referred to as Non-commissioned officers have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Science, Math, Engineering or Medicine and hold the rank of Captain or Higher.
Crewmembers referred to as Officers have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree and, a Doctorate in Science, Engineering, Math or Medicine and have obtained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or higher.


There are 2 types of spacesuits utilized aboard the NTRF-21, the first is the Type A5 EVA Suit, a robust suit for heavy duty EVA work, and the Type C12, the primary suit used for most activities with modular components depending on the mission. The space suits are one of the most vital tools of ODD-500’s crew as they are essential for many maintenance tasks and are an essential tool for dealing with emergencies.

Type A5 EVA Suit
The Type A5 is the primary suit for extended EVA work. The Type A5 is a hybrid suit utilizing a hard shell for the torso and helmet, with fabric components for the arms hands and legs. The hardshell of the suits is armored against small caliber rounds, shrapnel and an armored debris shield can move down to protects the astronauts face plate from damageThe Suit is donned via a rear hatch which mates up with the hatches in the ship's airlocks. On either side of the rear entry hatch is the oxygen recycling system and the ITBs or Integrated Thruster Blocks. The ITBs allow the suit to maneuver free from the NTRF-21 The A5 is rated for 9 and a-half-hours of work with thirty minutes of reserve.

Type C12 Multipurpose Suit
The Type C12 is the main suit used by the crew. Donned during some EVAs, and worn during combat conditions, the C12s are the most important possession of a crew member. The C12 is a modular design utilizing a hard torso unit, soft limbs, backpack, and a separate helmet. The suit comes in four basic pieces, the LBU (Lower Body Unit,) the UBU (Upper Body Unit), the Helmet and the optional rear mounted MSP (Modular Support Pack. Life Support is provided either by the ship through a tether, or through the MSP. Modular Body Armor can be fitted to the exterior of the suits hard shell to protect the crew from harm during combat. The inserts primary job is to provide protection from any shrapnel caused by spall damage or other debris knocked loose during combat actions. In addition to the armor plating, a modification to the helmet allows for the addition of an armored debris shield to protects the astronauts face plate from damage. The C12 has an integrated radio system, and also is equipped to connect directly into the ships internal com system. The C12’s MSP life support unit is rated for up to 5 and a-half-hours of work, with a thirty minute emergency reserve. During Combat operations the suit’s life support system is plugged directly into the ships system, with an automatic cutoff switching to the MSP in case of emergency. In addition optional attachments may be fitted to the MSP such as ITBs similar to the A5’s, and other mission specific equipment. In the rare event that the ODD-500 takes damage, the C12 is used for internal damage control and repair work. It has a limited resistance to fire, although standard firefighting procedure is to seal the compartment and using the ship’s fire extinguishing system, or venting the compartment’s air directly into space. In either case the C12 provides the crew the ability to safely operate in such a compartment to undertake emergency repair work. All crew members are issued two C12 suits custom fitted to them. In addition the ship carries numerous spares.


Crew Weapons



Enlisted crew members aboard the ODD-500 do not normally carry firearms, however Officers are each issued a small .45 caliber revolver, modified to have a larger trigger guard for use with suit gloves. Also aboard are several Mark II Gyrojet Rifles.The Mark II is a Gyrojet launcher intended for use outside of the vessel, equipped with a specialized sight laser rangefinder and small ballistic computer the Mark II fires a 30mm High Explosive round.The round can be set to detonate in front of, behind or in contact with a target. The Mark II allows an EVA crewmember to eliminate targets from several kilometers away. As the projectile keeps moving indefinitely even if it runs out of fuel, the range of the weapon is much higher than any terrestrial firearm, and is limited only by the limitations of the sight and rangefinder of targeting objects at long distances. Due to the nature of space warfare however, the Mark IIs are primarily used for training purposes and for the majority of the mission are kept in a storage locker near the airlock.
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Located towards the front of the vessel and extending aft to just within the habitat module, the armored command module houses the ship's bridge, along with emergency supplies and an independent life support system all encased within additional armor and radiation shielding. The command module is split into three decks. The top deck houses the astrogation/piloting stations, communications, and the chief engineer's post. The second deck serves as the CIC (Combat information Center) and is home to the ship's weapons controls as well as the target tracking and EW stations. Deck Three is home to the engineering stations as well as the medical staff. Aft of this deck is a small service area housing the life support gear and waste facilities. The module is capable of being entirely self sufficient for nearly 60 days if necessary with all of the module's free space filled with emergency supplies, however unlike the ODD-500's command module the NTRF-21's command module does not separate from the rest of the vessel.
Just Forward of the Command Module is the secondary navigation deck. The deck is home to the only windows aboard the vessel which are opened to allow for the use of manual navigation equipment. Also located on this deck are the service areas for the ship's three autocannons. These service area's allow for maintenance and access for reloading. Above this deck is the primary docking airlock.








The NTRF-21 features a full suite of the latest top of the line communications, sensors and EW systems. Able to locate, classify and track hundreds of objects as well as network with other vessels and coordinate threat responses, the vessel carries the same unprecedented electronics suite as the ODD-500. Utilizing infrared telescopes, and AESA radar, the ship can detect target and destroy any potential threat from millions of kilometers away.
The NTRF-21 Is fitted with the Polaris IRTS-23, a high power Infrared Tracking System. Utilizing a network of infrared telescopes fitted with wide-angle lenses the IRTS-23 provides 360 degree coverage of the celestial sphere. The IRTS-23 features a powerful computer system dedicated to constantly analyzing the data from the telescopes. The high-power computer allows the NTRF-21 to keep a constantly updated 3D map of all infrared sources visible to the spacecraft. The entire sky map is fully updated every 2 hours, although higher magnitude infrared sources such as those given off by engine burns are tagged to the map as soon as they’re registered by the infrared telescopes. The IRTS-23 computer system dedicated to constantly analyzing the data from the telescopes. The high-power s sky searches are faster than any previous vessel thanks to the IRTS-23 's computer system dedicated to constantly analyzing the data from the telescopes. In the IRTS-23 's innovative computer system, multiple computers are each responsible for processing data from only a portion of the sky, allowing much faster processing overall and faster updates to the displays. The infrared telescopes are capable of detecting conventional chemical rocket engines up to 8 AUs away, Ion Engines from over 50 AU away, and Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engines from over 60 AUs away. In addition to the long range detection of engine burns the IRTS-23 can register spacecraft running cold from up to 0.5 AU away, many times farther than that if the target vessel utilizes a nuclear reactor for power.
In addition to its IRTS-23, the NTRF-21 is equipped with a Type 08 AESA Radar System. The Type 08 System utilizes a network of 4 separate sensor arrays providing full coverage of the celestial sphere. The AESA arrays are located on fold out masts to provide full coverage of the celestial sphere even behind the ship. In addition 3 backup arrays are provided in the event of the loss of an array. The backup arrays are protected behind armored blast doors until needed. The AESA has the virtue of being highly resilient to jamming, while also allowing the vessel is to locate and track any object which is tracking the craft with radar. The Type 08 AESA Radar is able to locate and track warship sized objects from up to 10 AUs away.

Any targets detected by the IRTS-23 and/or AESA radar are automatically plotted onto a 3D skymap of the celestial sphere. If a target is spotted by either of the arrays, the other array will automatically look for that target on its next scan. Subsequent imaging of the target by both systems allows the NTRF-21’s computer systems to automatically calculate the target’s size, probable engine type, current trajectory, and even its mass (by comparing the ships size, its probable propulsion system and the change in trajectory over time). The most vital part of this information is the calculation of the target ships trajectory, which barring any maneuvers is a fixed path. This pre-calculated trajectory for targets is a vital ability as it allows for precision targeting of the ship’s weapons systems. In addition the spacecraft is capable of plotting probability plots showing the likely positions of the target in the event that it undertakes evasive maneuvers. The accuracy of the plots can further be enhanced if the spaceship class of the target vessel is known, as this allows for a more accurate estimation of how the craft is capable of maneuvering.

Communication System
The primary communications system for the NTRF-21 is the DSC-2000B Deep Space Communications system. Lifted directly from the NTRF-’s DSC-2000, the b variant is a stripped down lightweight version. the Utilizing a number of arrays operating on a multitude of frequencies from the S-band up though the Q-Band, the DSC-2000B system enables the transfer of data at long ranges as fast as 2 Mbit/s. The system allows the NTRF to transmit and receive massive amounts of data to and from mission control, communications satellites, or even other Polaris Combat vessels. For maximum survivability a complete set of secondary communications arrays are hidden behind armored blast doors in the event of damage. In addition to this system the Type 08 AESA Radar System is also capable of high-speed data transfer. The system allows for the secure high speed transmission of important communications. The Type 08 AESA Radar’s greatest contribution towards communications is its capability to send firing data to allied vessels both quickly and securely, allowing multiple Polaris Spacecraft to work together on eliminating threats.

Mk 4 FSO
Another vital tool in the ship’s communication system is the Mk. 4 FSO, the Mk 4 is a free-space optical communication system. The system utilizes a specialized high power infrared neodymium laser to beam data to a special receiver, located either on another vessel or a properly equipped communications satellite, however due to atmospheric distortion ship-to-ground communications are impractical and not possible at long ranges, although ground-to-ship signals are possible due to the higher power available to ground stations, which cuts down on interference. Inclement weather at the ground station however will still result in a loss of signal. The main advantage of the Mk 4 is that unlike traditional radio wave communications systems, the Mk 4s beam travels in a straight line to the receiver, and it is impossible to intercept the signal except by breaking the laser’s path which interferes with the system. Any object passing through the beam results in an automatic cut off to prevent the possible interception of data. The secure nature of the system makes it a vital tool for ship-to-ship communications during combat as allied vessels may coordinate among themselves without having to worry about the picking up and decoding the system. Due to its nature however the Mk 4 FSO cannot be used if either ship is undergoing course changes or taking evasive action as the Mk 4 is not able to compensate fast enough to accurately predict where the receiver will be. The NTRF-21 carries 3 Mk 4 FSOs, each on a retractable arm and stored within an armored bay. Under standard conditions only one FSO is deployed at any given time, and there is always at least one unit retracted into the hull. Standard protocol for use of the Mk 4 is for an NTRF-21 is to first receive a conventional radio signal through either the main communications system or the AESA system, this signal, which is itself encrypted, provides the communicating vessel’s authorization and current heading and orientation. This is then used to aim the FSO at the other vessel’s FSO beginning the transfer of data. Signals sent via the Mk 4 FSO can include voice, video or data.







The primary habitat module is made up of a Y Shaped three-armed Centrifuge. The Arms rotate about the main axis of the vessel, to prevent the vessel from spinning a small counterweight located at the center of the vessel rotates counter to the main centrifuge at a much higher speed. Each arm contains crew quarters and waste reprocessing. The Arms spin at 5 and a half revoloutions per minute, which provides an apparent gravity of .8 G on the outermost decks and around .3 G on the innermost deck. When the ship is under acceleration the arms rotate back to become flush with the hull which allows for the normal use of the rooms. In this configuration all of the decks have the same apparent gravity which is dependent on the ship's current acceleration. Each Arm has 5 Decks not including the uppermost deck (Deck 0) which contains life support equipment and the transfer tunnel. Decks are identified by a two digit number, the first digit being the Arm number, and the second the deck, with the bottommost decks the highest number. The first Arm contains Officer's Country. Deck 1-1 contains the Officer's Lounge. Decks 1-2 and 2-3 contain Officer Cabins, with the Commanding Officer's cabin and office on Deck 1-4. Deck 1-5 contains the Officer's Showers and Restroom facilities. The Second Arm contains Enlisted Crew Quarters. Decks 2-1 through 2-5 are all occupied by crew cabins. The Third arm contains the main mess area, crew lounges. and Enlisted Restrooms and showers. Deck 3-1 is the Crew recreation rooms, which can be reconfigured as either a lounge or a workout area. 3-2 is the main mess area and 3-3 is the Galley. 3-4 Contains the main medical bay. 3-5 contains enlisted Crew 's showers and restrooms.
In the Hub area of the module are tanks for Hydrophonics, specifically for Algae cultures which supplement the crew's diet as well as the life support system. Additional Hydrophonics tanks are located in Deck 0 of the habitat modules, along the access tubes that lead to them and a few additional tanks scattered throughout the habitat module. The Hub area also contains other life support systems as well as access to the ship's command module. Aft of the main habitat module are zero gravity workshops and three service Airlocks. Each service airlock has ports for two type A-5 space suits for EVA work. In addition one of the airlocks is configured to allow for EVAs using Type C12 suits. Aft of the airlocks and workshops are storage compartments and access to the payload bays for maintenance.






The NTRF-21 carries an armament similar to its larger brethren the ODD-500. The Primary Armament consists of three missile banks each carrying 75 missiles of the same type carried aboard the ODD-500, Anti-Satellite missiles, anti-ship missiles and nuclear tipped MIRVs providing the same versatility as the ODD-500. Secondary Armament is carried in one of three armored payload bays, which though smaller than the ODD-500's, carry the same destructive weapons. The Weapons carried in the bay range from powerful nuclear equipped bunker busters to the new large Mark XI Casaba Howitzers The Nuclear bunker busters are massive and dense weapons designed to penetrate well over a hundred feet into the ground before detonating. Their deep penetration and high yield makes them essential for assuring that even the deepest dug rebellious colonies and enemy bunkers are no match for the NTRF-21. Each of the three payload bays is capable of carrying up to 4 Casaba Howitzer Torpedoes, 4  BLAST Units (Bomb pumped Laser defense SysTem An Excalibur style missile defense system), two BLAST Units and two Casabas, or two Bunker Busters. Additional Armament includes a trio of 30mm Autocannons primarily used for point defense.
Missile Banks
The NTRF-21’s primary armament is located in 3 banks spread equidistant around the ship’s hull aft of the habitat module. Each bank contains 75 launch cells for a total of 225 cells. With each cell containing either an Anti-Ship/Satellite missile for offensive use, an interceptor missile for defense, or a MiRV for planetary bombardment. The total number of missiles carrierd is Missiles are cold launched via a charge of compressed gas. The Gas Charges are loaded individually with each missile having its own charge to allow for maximum reliability. After launch the weapon orients itself in line with the target’s projected location and ignites its engines. Anti-Ship/Satellite and interceptor missiles run their engines for their full run, boosting continuously until they hit or run out of fuel. MiRV’s on the other hand execute a single burn, which they use to deorbit themselves and deliver their destructive payloads to their targets. The Anti-Ship/Satellite missiles and Interceptors each carry a 500 Kt warhead and the MiRVs are fitted with a 5 Mt warhead. The Anti-Ship/Satellite missiles may also be fitted with Enhanced Radiation warheads, which allow for the mostly intact capture of enemy space stations or vessels by killing the crew with a storm of ionizing radiation and neutrons. Unshielded crew aboard the target vessel are dead within a day of the strike, in addition secondary radiation of the ships structure caused by the neutrons means that even if the crew of the target were sheltered from the initial radiation, if they leave the shield compartment within a day of the strike, they will still receive a lethal radiation dose.

Mark XI Casaba Howitzer
The Casaba Howitzers are shaped nuclear charges. They operate along the same principals as an Orion Drive’s pulse units. However rather than the tungsten used in the pulse units, a special lighter compound is used. By using a compound with a lower atomic mass the Casaba Howitzer achieves a much tighter and intense plasma jet then that of the pulse units. This plasma jet is capable of punching through and decimating any armor and has the range to go off well away from the target making it much harder to intercept. The Mark XI Casaba Howitzers are also mounted on small space taxis. This allows for the weapons to get closer in to the enemy without the large risk that the NTRF-21 would otherwise face. These taxis are ejected from the payload bays and use their thrusters to turn to face and accelerate towards an enemy space-station or space-craft once they are in range they detonate. The taxis of the new Mark XI units also are equipped with a modest suite of advanced electronic countermeasures IR flare and chaff designed to interfere with the targeting of any missiles sent to intercept them. These counter measures make the Mark XI Casaba Howitzers very difficult to successfully hit. The Mark XI Casaba Howitzer is easily the most advanced and sophisticated weapon carried by the NTRF-21 class and is capable of destroying even the largest of space targets with ease.
Bunker Buster
The NTRF-21’s nuclear bunker busters are an expansion and upgrade of the Rods from God system. They consist of a Long Tungsten Rod nearly the size of a telephone pole, control fins, deorbiting engines and a 1 Mt nuclear warhead. The Tungsten Rod gives the weapon devastating penetration allowing for maximum penetration against hardened targets, which otherwise would be relatively secure against nuclear strikes. As the Rod impacts, it penetrates the ground, then the nuclear warhead is detonated causing massive damage both directly where it hits, and indirectly to the surrounding are through the earthquake effect, similar to the massive tallboys of and Grand Slam weapons from WWII, although much more powerful.



Small Craft
Unlike its larger cousin the ODD-500 class, the NTRF-21 is unable to carry such small craft as a full Space Taxi, instead the NTRF-21 carries the Type 88 Space Scooter.The Space scooter is little more than an open truss frame work holding together fuel tanks with a powerful reaction control system and rocket engine. At the front of the craft is a small open cockpit. Two folding jump seats on either side of the scooter just aft of the cockpit are provided for passengers. The passengers and pilot can hook their suits up the scooter for a private communications channel without broadcasting any radio signals. The scooter also has a much more powerful communications suite than a space suit allowing for operations much farther from the mother ship. The scooter is also equipped with two equipment racks located on the underside of the craft. Each hard point is capable of carrying a gun or rocket pod, or an Electronic warfare pod.









The NTRF-21 is equipped not only to destroy opponents with ease but also carries a three layer defense system similar to the ODD-500's which renders it near invulnerable from attack. The first line of defense for the NTRF-21 class is a sizeable arsenal of interceptor missiles. Launched from the primary missile banks, the Interceptors provide a powerful shield from enemy attack. Able to be equipped with conventional, nuclear, or kinetic warheads the Interceptors are capable of knocking out any incoming weapon. Coupled to the vessel’s advanced fire control system the Interceptors are highly accurate and are capable of knocking out almost any potential threat to the vessel.
Among the more potent interceptors that can be carried is the BLAST (Bomb pumped Laser defense SysTem). The BLAST utilizes a nuclear warhead to generate massive amounts of high energy X-rays. Multiple target tracking turrets align specially designed rods with the targets. When the nuclear warhead detonates the rods generate high power X-ray laser beams which completely destroy the incoming missiles. A single BLAST is capable of knocking out an entire barrage of up to 50 incoming missiles. Due to the larger size of the BLAST units however they are carried within the main payload bay alongside the Casaba Howitzers and Bunker Busters.

In the event any threat evades the interceptor missiles, the NTRF’s second line of defense is
made up of a trio 30mm Type 99-R Autocannons located in 3 turrets spaced equidistant around the vessel's hull. Each Cannon fires a high explosive fragmenting projectile capable of destroying or deflecting the majority of ASAT weapons on the market. Due to the fragmentaion of the round a direct hit on the weapon is not needed to destroy or deflect it, a near miss is often close enough to damage and deflect the target. The 99-R fires at over 300 rounds a minute and is capable of shooting at targets dozens of kilometers away, however standard engagement ranges are withing five kilometers. By deflecting a portion of exhaust gases out the rear of the turret, the 99-Rs have virtually no recoil which enables the weapon to fire off the center of gravity of the vessel without causing the vessel to spin while also allowing for a lighter mounting, both vital traits for a space based weapon. Each cannon carries 1200 rounds of ammunition ready to fire in a linkless feed system with additional rounds carried elsewhere in the vessel.

Should the cannons fail the NTRF-21 is able to execute a wild tumble, and performs several blasts of the secondary propulsion system, combined with the dispersion of chaff and flares this greatly decreases the chance of a hit. In addition the vessel's thrust vectoring engine may be throttled up and used to assist in the tumbling.

For the third and final line of defense, the NTRF-21, is heavily armored to withstand anything short of a direct nuclear blast. The NTRF-21 is protected by the same multiple layers of advanced armor as the ODD-500. The outermost layer is a thin aluminum shell backed up by layers of Nextel and Kevlar. This thinner layer functions as a Whipple Shield and protects the craft from micrometeorites and smaller projectile weapons. Beneath the Whipple Shield layer is the primary armor plating. Averaging at200mm thick, the primary armor consists of a layer of a Boron Carbide composite sandwiched between two Titanium Alloy plates. This thick armor allows the craft to shrug-off the impact of virtually every conventional antisatellite weapon on the market. Furthermore in the unlikely event that a weapon does penetrate the vessel, fast sealing armored bulkheads and a strong internal skeleton insure that any damage is minimal and confined only to the area of impact. As an added measure all vital external ships systems including radiators and EW gear have a full set of backups protected within armored bays to protect them until needed. To provide some protection from laser weaponry the surface of the vessel is also covered with paint containing particles of gold dust. These coating reflects some of the incoming energy from a laser back into space away from the vessel. While this coating on its own doesn’t provide anything near invulnerability from laser weapons, it is enough to reduce the effects of a laser weapon on any point of the hull long enough to allow the NTRF-21 to prevent the laser from remaining focused on that point long enough to cause damage. This coating combined with evasive maneuvers and undertaking actions such as rolling the ship, render the NTRF-21 virtually immune to laser weapons. The advanced interceptors combined with the thick armor make the vessel virtually invulnerable from conventional attacks. Anything other than direct nuclear blast stands a poor chance of harming the vessel.

Damage control
In the unlikely event that the NTRF-21 is hit by an enemy attack heavy internal bullheads contain any damage to the area of impact. In case of fire, an Inert Gas Fire Suppression System is fitted to the vessel. Any compartment with a fire in it is quickly evacuated by the crew, the bulkheads sealed and the compartment pumped full of inert gas, stifling the blaze. Damage Control Lockers are located in every compartment and contain the controls to adjacent compartment’s Fire Suppression System, Oxygen and Life support systems monitors, Fire Fighting Gear, emergency respirators, and first aid gear. In addition outer compartments carry emergency hull patches, and other tools needed to seal any hull breaches. In the event of a power failure all compartments are fitted with tritium lights to provide emergency lighting. During combat operations when the crew are all safely inside the command module, the centrifuge is stopped and folded, all internal bulkheads in the vessel are closed and the compartments pumped full of inert gas to reduce the danger from fire. These preemptive actions help to mitigate any damage taken and ensure that damage control in the aftermath of battle is a much easier task.
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The NTRF-21 is powered by a NTREB-21 Bimodial Nuclear Thermal Rocket. Fueled by Highly Enriched Uranium and using Hydrogen as the propellant, the NTREB-21 is a powerful and efficient engine. The NRTEB-21 is a Bimodial engine and as such is capable of operating in one of two modes, Mode 1 for Propulsion and Mode 2 for Power Generation. The ability to operate in two modes eliminates the need to restart the reactor when preparing for maneuvers, this simultaneously allows for faster maneuvering in the event of a combat situation while reducing stress on the reactor by eliminating the need for numerous shutdown and start up cycles during a mission as the reactor is always on. For increased flexibilty when maneuvering the entire engine is mounted on gimbals to provide for thrust vector control, allowing the engine to pivot up to 25 degrees from the main axis in any direction. The crew is protected from radaiton from the reactor by a shadow shield located at the top of the reactor. For maintenance purposes two robotic arms are mounted on circular tracks near the base of the engine which allows for servicing of the reactor without exposing the crew to excess radiation. In an emergency explosive bolts are able to detach the entire reactor and separate it from the vessel. In addition the reactor can also be detached by robotic service vessels to be returned to earth for maintenance. The same vessels are also capable of attaching a new engine in its place, with assistance from the robotic arms.

Mode 1

For Mode 1 of the NTREB-21 the engine provides the primary propulsive force for orbital maneuvers. Liquid Hydrogen is the propellant and is stored in one of four primary cyrogenic tanks. Up to 6 Jettison-able Fuel Tanks may also be fitted. Fitted around the aft hull the tanks more than double the delta V available to the vessel. The Hydrogen is pumped from the propellant tanks aft to the engine where it is pumped around the exhaust nozzle and the reactor as coolant, the heated hydrogen drives a turbine that provides the ship with electrical power before entering the reactor core itself, where it where it passes through channels in the reactor core which superheat it and expels it out the back providing the primary propulsive force on the vessel.

Mode 2
In Mode 2 the reactor is used solely to power the ship's electrical systems.Coolant is pumped through the reactor core through the same channels that propellant would normally use, however instead of being expelled out the back it is pumped toone of two Stirling Engines. The Stirling Engines are derived from the ODD-500's which are based used in air independent propulsion systems originally designed for use on submarines. The two Stirling Engines each power electrical generators which in turn power the ship’s electrical systems. Each generator is rated for approximately 750 kilowatts of electrical power and is alone able to power basic astrogation and life support systems. After transferring heat to the Stirling Engine Generators the coolant is piped into one of 6 radiators which are fitted aft near the main engine and extend when in use. Only three radiators are needed, and the three spares are kept retracted until needed. After returning from the radiators coolant is pumped back inside where it is used to help provide the heat difference fro the Stirling Engine before being sent back into the reactor.

In-Situ Resource utilization
Split between its three main payload bays the NTRF-21 carries a specialized set of gear that allows for In-Situ Resource utilization. The Type2 ISRUK ( In-Situ Resource utilization Kit) contains all of the necessary gear to fill the ship’s propellant and oxygen tanks from a sufficiently ice laden asteroid. The kit is utilized by matching orbits with the target asteroid and then sending EVA specialists to attach grapples to the body. The kit is then secured to the asteroid in subsequent EVAs and piping is setup between the kit, the ice deposits of the asteroid, and the NTRF-21. Water is pumped from the ice deposits, filtered and then sent to an electrolysis system which separates it into hydrogen and oxygen which are then piped into storage tanks aboard the vessel. The kit also contains the option to refuel the ship's life support system's water supply. Setting up the Type 2 ISRUK takes approximately 96 man-hours and is done over the course of two days, with three four person EVAs each lasting 8 hours. Once setup is done, the kit is controlled from inside the NTRF-21, however inspections are performed via EVA every 12 hours. Once ice deposits are depleted or the tanks are full, the kit can be broken down within 64 man-hours, with three four person EVAs of 8 hour duration.

Secondary Propulsion:
While excellent for providing massive amounts of thrust to propel the NTRF-21through space, the NTREB-21 is incapable of precision changing orientation or undergoing docking maneuvers. To this end a network of Hydrazine thrusters are fitted to the vessels. The Hydrazine thrusters provide the power needed to engage in docking maneuvers with space stations and other vessels as well as giving the vessel a quick way to rapidly change its orientation in space to prepare for maneuvering. Hydrazine tanks are located throughout the vessel, with each thruster block having its own supply. In addition to their own supplies, all of a module’s thruster blocks are interconnected to allow for cross feeding which ensure that all thrusters have the fuel they need to maneuver the vessel.
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First Civilian Customer:


First Military Customer:








Crew: 15 (5 Officers and 10 Enlisted)
Length:
Diameter:
Mass:
Payload and Armament:
-3x 175 Cell VLS systems 225 Missiles Total
-Standard Load: 100 Nuclear tipped Anti-Ship/Satellite Missiles, 75 MiRVs, 50 Nuclear Tipped Interceptor Missiles
- Up to 12 Mark XI Casaba Howitzer (4 per main payload bay)
-Standard Load out 8
-Up to 6 Nuclear Bunker Busters (2 per main payload bay)
-Standard Loadout 0

-Up to 12 BLAST units (4 per main payload bay)
-Standard Load out 4

Endurance:









Domestic Vessels:

Current Commissioned Vessels:
NTRF-21-11 Von Richthofen
NTRF-21-12 Fonk
NTRF-21-13 Bishop
NTRF-21-14 Udet

NTRF-21-21 Juutilainen
NTRF-21-22 Sakai
NTRF-21-23 Fritz Otto Bernert
NTRF-21-24 Richard I. Bong

NTRF-21-31 Eddie Rickenbacker
NTRF-21-32 Lee Archer
NTRF-21-33 Randy H. Duke Cunningham
NTRF-21-34 Mohommed Rayyan


NTRF-21-41 Jalil Zand
NTRF-21-42 Sakai
NTRF-21-43 Muhammad Mahmood Alam
NTRF-21-44 Nguyen Van Coc



Under Construction:

Ordered:


Planned:


NTREV-21 Vessels:
Delivered:

Planned:

Total Program cost: ~12,000,000,000,000 NSD (Projected)
Unit Price: 49,999,999,999.97 NSD + S&H
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Some of the largest aircraft ever to grace the skies, Polaris Aerospace's line of nuclear powered aircraft allow your nation's Air Force a near unlimited range. Something something filler.


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Long Range Nuclear Strategic Aircraft1.5 Billion
Nuclear Strategic Interceptor1 Billion
Atomic Ramjet Missile200 million

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Overview:



In the ever expanding battlefields faced on NS-Earth, the need for the ability to transport large numbers of troops and equipment over long distances has always been seen as a must. Sadly this has always been a slow task, aircraft can only carry a limited number of troops, few can carry more than one or two pieces of heavy equipment and all require multiple refuelings to reach the farthest battlefields. These drawbacks mean that the use of ships is a must when transporting military forces across the world. Unfortunately transport vessels can take months to reach a combat zone, which places limits as to a nation's response to the rapidly changing modern day battlefield. In order to alleviate this problem, and provide a means to rapidly transport large numbers of troops and equipment world wide, Polaris Aerospace started The LRNSA Project.(Long Range Nuclear Strategic Aircraft). Based on earlier design studies such as the Lockheed CL-1201, the goal of the LRNSA Project was to create a super-heavy aircraft capable of rapidly transporting large amounts of men and equipment over extreme distances. The ultimate result of the project was the Model AN5K "Roc". The AN5K is a massive super heavy transport, and is built to be able to deliver approximately 2000 metric tons of cargo anywhere in the world on short notice. Coupled with a passenger capacity of over 2000 combat troops, the AN5K can deliver a full infantry Battalion with support vehicles to its destination. To this end the AN6K utilizes the latest in nuclear propulsion technology in the form of a two thousand megawatt reactor powering 4 massive Dual-Cycle High Bypass Turbofan engines. The engines are dual cycle, using conventional jet fuel for take-off and landing, and switching to nuclear for cruise power. The use of nuclear power while cruising means that the range of the aircraft is such that the primary limiting factor when determining the aircraft's range for a mission is the amount of consumable supplies used by the Aircraft's crew and passengers rather than fuel load.

The AN5K's primary identifying feature, other than its massive size (The aircraft's tail is higher than a 15 story building), is its unique tail-less blended wing-body design. The design allows for both increased lift and decreased drag resulting in a superior lift to drag to ratio compared to a conventional layout. The design also allows for increased interior volume and increased fuel efficiency when the engines are running on conventional jet fuel. The aircraft is divided up into 5 decks, split at the back by the main reactor. The lower two decks are devoted to carrying cargo or other mission gear, with the upper three decks are devoted to crew and passengers. Due to the blended wing body design, these upper decks extend out into the wings allowing for increased space for crew, passengers and cargo. Aft of the reactor on the upper decks are service and storage areas.






The crew of the AN5K LRNSA is split into one of three operational areas depending on their role, Flight Operations (FO), Maintenance Crew (MC) and Payload Specialists (PS).

Flight Operations crew members are responsible for flying the aircraft, operating the reactor, and defense systems. The Flight Operations Crew operate the AN5K from the flight deck and an aft control room for the reactor. The flight deck crew consists of the Pilot, a Co-pilot, a Navigator, a Radio Operator, 4 Defense System Operators and, 4 Flight Engineers (3 Propulsion, 1 Electrical). The rector control room is manned by 5 crew, a Nuclear Flight Officer (NFO), 2 Nuclear Flight Engineers (NFE) and 2 Airborne Reactor Operators (ARO). In total 17 crew members are required to fly the aircraft. Due to the extreme ranges involved in the aircraft's operation the Flight Operations crew operate on 18 hour days and are assigned to one of 3 six hour watches, giving a total Flight Operations crew of 51.
The aircraft is commanded by the pilot of the first watch, with the Executive Officer a the pilot of the 2nd watch. The aircraft's third in command is the Senior Nuclear Flight Officer who is assigned to the third watch.

Maintenance Crew are responsible for maintaining the aircraft's systems in flight. While not assigned to a specific watch, these crew perform any an all repairs capable of being done in flight. The crew consists of 2 Nuclear Systems Technicians and 4 Nuclear Systems Mechanics, who are responsible for any inflight repairs of the nuclear propulion system that can be performed in flight. In addition 6 additional mechanics are carried to repair the other aircraft systems.

Payload Specialists crew are responsible for the aircraft's payload. For the base transport model this crew consists primarily of load masters, responsible for cargo,stewards, responsible for the passengers, as well as the galley crew members. For other versions such crew can include pilots for parasite aircraft, air traffic controllers, additional EW specialists or a regional commander's staff. For a normal transport mission, the Payload Specialist crew usually numbers between 15 to 20.






Located at the forward most point of the top deck, the Flight Deck is the brain of the AN5K The AN5K's flight deck features a full glass cockpit, with each of the 12 crew stations having multifunction LCD displays. Each crew station has a full keyboard and trackpad, in addition to the other controls. The pilot and copilot control the aircraft via a fly-by-optics system. Both the pilot and copilot are provided with their own full set of flight controls. The majority of the cockpit stations are arranged in a horseshoe shape, with the pilot and copilto stations at the front, and the flight engineers and defense systems operators along the sides. In the center of the horseshoe, aft of the pilots are stations for the radio operator and navigator. Further aft are two additional crew stations for another flight engineer and defense systems operator.







Due to the large size of the AN5K's crew, the entire uppermost deck, with the exception of the flight deck and reactor control rooms, is dedicated primarily to housing the crew, but also contains space for the addition of mission specif equipment. At the front of the upper deck is the flight deck, immediately aft of the cockpit is the forward mission room. The forward mission room is designed to allow for the expansion of the flight deck to provide a control center for the additional crew required for LRNSA variant missions.Unlike traditional aircraft which may have a single bunk or two for crew to sleep, LRNSA provides every crew member with a cabin. These cabins sleep between one and two crew members depending on rank. Senior officers such as Pilots and Nuclear Flight Officers have individual cabins, all other crew members share a cabin. Each cabin contains bunks, a desk, and storage for personal belongings. In total there are 52 cabins. Aft of the forward mission room are 14 crew cabins stretching along the sides of the aircraft. This block of cabins ends at a small crew lounge and stairs to the lower decks. A corridor on either side of the stairs leads to an additional 5 cabins on either side. These corridors lead to the central mission bay. Two side corridors lead into the wing roots, and 14 more cabins on each side. The central mission room is a large space and is built to be easily reconfigurable. Different LRNSA variants use it for different purposes. On some variants this space is fitted for additional crew quarters, while others use it for command and control centers. At the very end of the top deck is the reactor control room, flanked on either side by crew lounge / mess areas.






The massive weight weight of the AN5K is borne by 132 landing wheels. The main Landing gear of the AN5K is consists of two sets of wheels, each one mounting 44 wheels in 11 rows of 4. The Nose gear has a further 16 wheels in 4 rows of 4. The reminder of the wheels are mounted on the undersides of the massive wings in sets of 8, 4 and 2. Each Tire for the main landing gear measures just short of two meters across and is fitted with ceramic disc brakes.







The large size of the AN5K means that the LRNSA is extremely vulnerable to detection from hostile forces. As such it is not recommended for operations in areas where hostile aircraft may be encountered. However in the event that the AN5K is detected and attacked by hostile forces, a comprehensive defense system allow it to fight off most threats. The defense system consist of a variety of radars along with both passive and active electronic countermeasures. In addition the AN5K can carry up to 252 long range air to air missiles for defense.

The most important step in defending from any attack is to see that attack coming, to this end the AN5K is equipped with a powerful array of radars to detect any and all threats to the aircraft. Two separate clusters of radar, one located at the nose and the other in the tail provide radar coverage for a full 360 degrees. Each cluster contains several multipurpose active electronic scanned arrays, angled to provide for the maximum amount of coverage. These radars are capable of detecting and tracking fighter sized targets at up to 400 kilometers away. This allows for the AN5K to spot possible threats prior to such threats entering missile range and thus giving the aircraft time to react.

The Long range radars are only part of the defense system. The AN5K also carries numerous electronic countermeasures to interfere with enemy attacks.These countermeasures include both the aformentioned radar jamming systems as well as the new INFRD system (INFrared laseR Disrupter). The INFRD system utilizes infrared lasers to disrupt the seekers of an enemy heat seeking missile. The system works by aiming a laser at the seeker head of an oncoming missile. The laser interferes with the enemy missile's guidance system by overwhelming the seeker, and causing the missile to veer of course and lose its lock on the aircraft. The AN5K is fitted with 6 such turrets. One Dorsal, one ventral, two near the tail and two more in the nose, allowing for full 360 degree coverage.

In addition to the electronic countermeasures, the AN5K also carries more traditional air defenses such as flare and chaff dispensers. The dispensers for these countermeasures are located in the tail and wing roots. The Dispenser mounts are modular and can be fitted to carry either a Chaff Module or a Flare Module. The Modules can each hold 30 Flares or an equivalent number of Chaff canisters. The AN5K has mounts for 50 modules. 15 are located on either side of the tail, as well as an additional 10 in each wing root. Together these modules can carry a total of 3000 Chaff canisters or Flares

In addition to chaff and flares, the AN5K's defensive package also includes the capability of using towed decoys. Up to 8 such decoys may be carried. Each decoy is housed in an under-wing pod when not in use.

Among the more potent defense the AN5K carries is the Advanced LRNSA Attack Repulsion Missile (ALARM). The ALARM has a range of over 200 kilometers, travels at over Mach 5 and can be fitted with either a nuclear or a conventional warhead. While engaging a fighter aircraft at the maximum range may not always result in a kill due to the enemy fighter having ample time to react to the attack, it does however require the fighter to break off its own attack in order to evade the missile, allowing the AN5K to escape harm. In the event the enemy does manage to fire a missile at the AN5K , ALARM is capable of intercepting other air to air missiles, providing the AN5K with a stand-off hard kill countermeasure against such threats. ALARMs are carried on 9 missile rotary launchers, and the AN5K is capable of carrying 28 launchers for a total of 252 missiles. It should be noted that carrying a full load of ALARMs does reduce the cargo capacity of the aircraft by around 150 tons.

LRNSA's final line of defense is the ACES (Airborne Close in wEapon System). ACES is a close in weapons system comparable in role to those found aboard most modem navy vessels. ACES utilizes a network of short range targeting radars and Infrared Sensors to locate and track hostile targets. Aft locating and tracking the hostile target, ACES can then engage it with one of its 30mm gun turrets. An ACES turret has two 30mm autocannons each with 500 rounds ready to fire. Additional ammunition maybe carried elsewhere in the aircraft and loaded as needed. The cannons are capable of engaging targets at up to 2 kilometers away from the aircraft. LRNSA is fitted with two ACES turrets, a dorsal turret, located aft of the cockpit, and a ventral turret, just forwards of the reactor. These turrets can be partially retracted when not in use to reduce drag. ACES is designed to be autonomous, and as such is capable of automatically detecting and engaging any possibly hostile target which enters into the range of its turrets. ACES flags a target as hostile if and only if it meets a set of parameters including the target is a small target, if it is traveling at a high speed, and if it is currently maneuvering to intercept the aircraft (Or is believed by the system to be capable of doing so). For improved reaction time against hostile targets, ACES is directly linked to the fire control and tracking systems used by the aircraft's ALARMs. The fire control system used by the aircraft's ALARMs is designed to automatically activate the ACES and feed it data on any inbound targets it has failed to successfully engage.






The AN5K is powered by a Model 3-1.8G-AC (Gen 3 Reactor, 1.8 GW, Aircraft). At over 10 meters in diameter not including support systems the spherical shaped 3-1.8G-AC generates over 1800 Megawatts. The reactor is a circulating molten salt design utilizing uranium tetra-fluoride fuel suspended in a mixture of Sodium-fluoride and Zirconium-fluoride salts (Designated in service as JF-N-1). The use a of a circulating fuel design allows for the AN5K's reactor to be easily refueled on the ground for servicing, greatly simplifying maintenance and ground handling.

During operation the fuel mixture is first pumped into the reactor core, entering the core with an initial temperature of approximately eight hundred Kelvin. Inside the reactor core are numerous channels through a beryllium Oxide lattice for the fuel mixture to flow through. As part of the lattice the beryllium oxide surrounding the channels serves as a neutron reflector, reflecting neutrons back into the fuel mixture thus causing the fuel to go critical. A number of control rods are located within the lattice between the fuel channels. These control rods are also manufactured primarily from beryllium oxide serve as neutron absorbers. Reactor power can be governed via the insertion and removal of these control rods. During operation the control rods are mostly retracted allowing the reactor to operate at full power. The resulting increased rate of fission heats the fuel mixture from the initial eight hundred kelvin to over one thousand degrees kelvin prior to it leaving the reactor core.

After leaving the reactor core, the fuel mixture is pumped through a heat exchanger transferring the thermal energy to the coolant loop before being returned to the reactor. To save on space and reduce the amount of shielding needed, this heat exchanger is contained within a spherical shell surrounding the reactor. The fuel is pumped through channels in this shell and coolant is pumped through bundles of tubes passing through the channels. The coolant used is a liquid Sodium-Potassium Alloy (NaK) due to both its high thermal conductivity and its much lower melting point compared to other metal coolants. The use of NaK as coolant allows for the coolant loops to be drained for maintenance, easily as unlike other liquid metal coolants NaK is liquid at room temperatures and does not have to be heated prior to being drained or added. From the heat exchanger the NaK is pumped to one of the 4 main engines where it transfers its heat to the air driving the turbines.

Startup & Shutdown:
Due to the 3-1.8G-AC's use of a Liquid fuel mixture, the refueling process is not unlike that of a conventional aircraft, although with a few diffrences due to the unique nature of the nuclear fuel. The AN5K is moved to a special fueling area at its home base and piping is attached to a refueling valve located on the top of the aircraft. After the piping is secure, the JF-N-1 fuel is pumped into the reactor and the circulation pumps are started. During this period the Reactor's control rods are fully inserted and the fuel is not critical, however it is still circulated through the reactor and heat exchanger. While on the ground, the aircraft's coolant loops can be hooked to an external coolant system to allow for ground testing of the reactor. To power up the reactor the control rods retract allowing the nuclear reaction in the core to reach criticality. This is usually done after takeoff, as the aircraft is reaching cruising altitude.

To shutdown the reactor, the control rods are reinserted, slowing down the fission and inhibiting criticality. The circulating fuel design allows for the reactor to easily be able to be shutdown and restarted in flight. The reactor is normally shutdown as the aircraft descends from crusing altitude for approach and landing. After landing, the aircraft's reactor is usually refueled. To defuel the reactor, the An5K is parked over a special defueling pit and piping is connected to a fuel drain valve on the bottom of the aircraft beneath the reactor. The valve is then opened, and the fuel flows down into an underground storage system. From this underground storage it can be sent to a reprocessing facility, where waste products are removed and additional fissile material is added.

Safety & Shielding:
The 3-1.8G-AC is designed to maximize crew safety and is equipped with multiple safety systems. The circulating fuel design is an inherently safe design with many features that incorporates many passive safety features. Chief among these is an inherent ability to quickly react to load changes, an important feature when the aircraft's engines rely on the reactor. Another inherent safety feature is a resistance to accidents involving voids forming in the coolant of the reactor, while in a normal reactor this can easily create problems, the use of fuel as a coolant in the circulating fuel design, means that these voids form in the fuel mixture itself, which in turn pushes fuel out of the core, lowering the amount of fuel reacting. Another important feature of the reactor is the relatively low operating pressures compared to more conventional reactor designs. The biggest safety feature, is the ability to completely remove all fuel from the reactor in an emergency. The dump valve for the reactor used to drain the fuel can, in an emergency be opened in flight. While this carries a large environmental impact through dumping nuclear fuel into the open air, it does mean that any issues with the reactor going out of control are stopped. Due to the environmental impact, this feature is only to be used as a last resort.

While the design incorporates many safety features, the design also has a few drawbacks. One of these is the ability for the NaKto become activated and present hazard to crew working on engines immediately after shutdown. While the reactor incorporates measures to minimize activation of the coolant, for crew saftey the Coolant should be Drained or allowed to decay for 5 days prior to working on the engines. In addition, as with all Nuclear Reactors, the 3-1.8G-AC emits radiation and as such must be shielded from the crew. To this end the entire reactor assembly is immersed inside a tank of borated water. This tank is further surrounded by layers of lead and plastic. Due to the heavy weight of radiation shielding, the crew and passenger areas are all located to the front of the reactor, with the exception of a few storage and service areas. By locating the crew and passenger areas in this way the amount of shielding required for the reactor is greatly reduced. Since personal will not be spending extend periods of time aft of the reactor, less radiation needs to be blocked to stay within acceptable exposure levels. This greatly reduces the mass of the shielding which means the aircraft can devote more mass to other systems and cargo.

To be expanded.

Simplified Diagram of a Fireball Style Test Reactor of the same configuration as the 3-1.8G-AC






The AN5K is propelled by 4 NT-214-D High-bypass Turbofan Engines. (Nuclear Turbofan-2014 Dual Cycle), each NT-214-D generating over 556 KN of thrust during flight Among the largest jet engines ever built, each engine features main fans measuring over 12 Meters across and the entire engine stretches over 20 meters long. The heart of these engines is their unique dual-cycle core. Whereas other nuclear powered aircraft may rely on separate conventional engines for takeoff and landing and relying on their reactors only for cruise, or posse a possible health hazard by using only a reactor for power thus requiring the use of nuclear power during takeoff and landing, the AN5k is unlike any other aircraft in service in that it's NT-124-Ds are not constrained to a single source of power during flight and are able to operate using both conventional jet fuel and the thermal energy delivered by the coolant from the AN5K's 3-1.8G-AC reactor. During takeoff and climb to altitude, the NT-124Ds burn jet fuel. Once the aircraft is at cruising altitude the reactor is powered up and the coolant begins to heat up and begins to transfer heat to the engines. As the reactor powers up the amount of heat delivered to the engines by the coolant increases and reduces the amount of Jet Fuel needed to maintain cruising power. As a result of this the engine's conventional fuel injectors automatically decrease the amount of fuel being used, ensuring that the engines deliver consistent thrust during the reactor start up. Prior to descent for landing, this process is slowly reversed.

One important operating consideration for the NT-124Ds compared to the engines of other aircraft, is that the pilot does not always have direct control of engine power during the entirety of flight. While the aircraft is taking off and landing, the engines are throttled like any other jet engines, and as such can be directly controlled by the pilots. However, during cruise mode due to the engines drawing power, all increases in thrust require an increase in reactor power. To this end while the aircraft is operating in cruise mode, the throttle is switched from direct controlling the engines, to instead providing "requests" to the crew in the reactor control room, who in turn increase reactor power, and by extension the engine's power. While this does create a delayed response between a pilot's wish to increase thrust, and the thrust increase, it is seen as an acceptable tradeoff for the long ranges which the nuclear power mode provides. In an emergency, the pilots can re-enable direct thrust control of the engines by using jet fuel to increase engine power.

Technically it's a f*cking Hybrid so pro-environment hippies can suck it.






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LARS Specifications:
Length:13.7 Meters
Wingspan:13.0 Meters (7.5 folded)
Height:4.1 Meters
Range:2,00 km
Top Speed:1000 km/h
Propulsion:2 x LARS-1 Turbofan Engines 9 KN Thrust Each
Crew:2
Payload:-10 x Passengers
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- 4 Litters and two attendants
- 2000 kg Cargo
As the long ranges and extended missions planned for LRNSA became a reality, the need for a means to transfer crew and cargo to and from the aircraft while it is in flight became apparent. Few regions have airports with the facilities to support nuclear aircraft, and even fewer are built to handle circulating fuel designs. Of those limited airfields, most lack runways large enough for LRNSA. This lack of runways means that it is not only impractical, but nearly impossible to divert the aircraft for a landing in the event that crew or cargo needs to be loaded or unloaded mid-mission. To solve this issue the LRNSA Airborne Resupply/Support vehicle (LARS) "Swallow" was created. LARS is a small twin engine jet transport capable of being launched and recovered by appropriately equipped LRNSA Variants in flight. LARS is capable of carrying up to eight passengers, one and a half tons of cargo, or a combination of crew and cargo. While the small payload of LARS is not enough to significantly extend a LRNSA's mission through resupply, it does allow for crew transfers and mail delivery while in flight, a role which serves both to increase morale, allow for medical evacuation and replacement of ill crew members as well as providing a means for more secure delivery of information.

Because LARS was designed for the same role as a conventional aircraft carries Carrier On Board Delivery aircraft,it shares many similarities with more conventional transport aircraft. Chief among these is its rear payload ramp. While the ramp is unable to be opened until the aircraft is moved to the hangar, it allows for easy loading and unloading of large cargo. LARS is powered by two turbofan engines. The turbofan engines allow LARS to match the speed and altitude of a LRNSA in cruise mode. Measuring at only 13.7 meters long and a wingspan of 13 meters, LARS is much smaller than most other CODS due to its parasitic nature. For carriage aboard LRNSA, the LARS features folding wings, which bring the aircraft's maximum width to only seven and a half meters folded. The small size of LARS does limit its payload, the aircraft is only capable of transporting 6000 kgs of cargo or ten passengers. It can also be configured to transport four litters with two attendants. LARS is flown by a crew of two, located in an all glass cockpit at the front of the aircraft. LARS also features flares, chaff and a basic ECM system for limited defense.

In order to carry LARS, the aft cargo bay and the service decks immediately above it must be completely rebuilt. Instead of a single large cargo bay and separate upper service area, the area is split into a hangar bay capable of storing up to four LARS and a launch/recovery room. The hangar bay can carry up to four LARS all of which can be worked on in a shirt sleeve environment. The launch/recovery room is located where the rear cargo ramp would normally be located and is operated from the hangar by large sliding doors. The Launch/Recovery Bay is dominated by the Launch/Recovery Equipment and the Aircraft Hatch, which is located in the same place the aft cargo ramp would normally be. Locating the bay at the aft end of the aircraft allows for easy loading and unloading of aircraft while LRNSA is on the ground. The Launch Recovery Bay's equipment is suspended from the roof of the bay. The equipment consists of two primary components, the Guidance / Refueling Probe (GuRP) and the Aircraft Recovery Trapeze (ART). Both of these systems are fully automated. The Guidance /Refueling Probe is similar to the refueling flying boom mechanisms used by many large airborne tanker aircraft. Consisting of a long gimballed telescoping pole with control wings, the probe is extended into the airstream and is "flown" to the inbound LARS. Once the probe has connected with the LARS, a datalink is established with LARS granting control of the aircraft to LRNSA's docking system. After control of LARS is transferred, the probe begins to retract with LARS flying along with, drawing it in closer to the LRNSA. Once the LARS is within range, the Aircraft recovery Trapeze is lowered around the GuRP and attaches to the LARS on the upper fuselage and wing roots. Despite its name ART is not actually a trapeze system, instead ART is made up of a pair of arms supporting a cradle that connects to three locations atop the docking aircraft. Once the system indicates that these connections are secure, the GuRP is disconnected from the aircraft. The GuRP is then retracted into the aircraft and moved to the side of the Launch/Recovery Bay. After the GuRP is secured, the ART is retracted into the Launch/Recovery Bay. The bay door is then closed and pressurization of the bay begins. After the bay has been pressurized, catwalks are extended from the sides of the bay around the aircraft. These catwalks allow for the unloading of crew and payload as well as performing any needed maintenance. After the crew and payload are offloaded the wings can be folded, and an interior crane system can be connected to the aircraft. This crane system is mounted on overhead tracks which allow it to move the aircraft into the storage hangar and secure it on a storage rack. To launch an aircraft, the interior crane brings a LARS out of the hangar and into the Launch/Recovery Bay. Once the aircraft is in the Launch/Recovery Bay, the hangar doors are closed, the aircraft's wings are unfolded, and the aircraft is loaded and fueled. After these preparations are complete, the ART is attached to the aircraft, the room is cleared of all personal and the Launch/Recovery Bay doors are opened. The ART then lowers the LARS out of the LRNSA, after which the engines are started. Once the engines are started, last minute checks are performed and the LARS is released to fly to its destination.

An Embarked LARS detachment consists of four LARS and 32 crew. 10 of these crew members are flight crew for the LARS aircraft. Of the 22 are support crew, 16 are responsible for the maintenance of the LARS, and the remaining 6 are for the Launch/Recovery System.












AN5K-L Roc Super heavy Transport:



The AN5K-L is the base line model LRNSA. The Model L is built to serve primarily as a super heavy transport although it does possess limited self defense capabilities. To fulfill this task, the aircraft is built to carry a whopping two thousands metric tons of cargo. The main cargo bay of the AN5K-L stretches 74 meters long, 4 and a half meters high. It starts out 13.5 Meters wide before expanding outwards to 26 meters meters across towards the center of the aircraft. The aft cargo bay is somewhat smaller only stretching for roughly 35 meters and 15 meters wide. The Aft and forward Cargo bays are separated by the aircraft's main reactor, however two smaller cargo bays measuring 18 meters long by 7 meters wide x 4 by meters tall connect the two main bays. In addition to the main cargo deck, there is a secondary cargo deck above the main cargo deck in the forward area of the aircraft. Connected to the main cargo deck via a ramp that lowers to a point just aft of the main cargo bay's loading doors as well as a small 2 1/2 ton lift just forward of the reactor, the upper cargo deck stretches over 60 meters long. from near the nose of the aircraft aft to the main reactor The upper cargo deck width varies from 16 meters in the forward section of the aircraft, to over 36.5 Meters near the center of the aircraft. Combined the cargo bays offer nearly 17,000 cubic meters of cargo space.Cargo can be loaded onto the main cargo deck via both a front loading ramp in the nose, and a secondary ramp at the tail.The aft boarding ramp can be opened in flight to allow for the airdropping of troops and supplies. The upper cargo deck can be loaded via an internal cargo lift, a lowering ramp the comes down just aft of the forward cargo ramp, and via opening side doors.
Above the foreword cargo bays are the main crew and passenger area. These areas are located almost exclusively in the foreword half of the aircraft as a means to reduce the amount of shielding required for the reactor. The area is primarily split up over 3 decks. The uppermost deck is restricted to the flight crew and contains the Flight Deck and Reactor Control Room as well as the Flight Crew's living accommodations. The other two decks are dominated by passenger cabins. The exact layout of these cabins varies between An5K variants, however the standard layout is 237 Enlisted passenger Cabins,24 Cabins for Senior NonComs and 10 rooms for officers. The Enlisted Cabins each seat 8 troops in 2 rows of 4 chairs facing each other. The chairs on each side fold into two beds and another bed folds down above each of those, forming a total of 8 bunks. The Noncom Cabins seat 2 rows of 4 facing each other and have 4 bunks. Officer Cabins are laid out similarly to the Noncom Cabins, however they only seat two and one set of bunks is replaced by a desk. In total between all of the cabins there are berth for 2,012 passengers, enough for a full regiment of combat troops. In addition to the cabins these areas contain the main galley, passenger mess and passenger lounges.
The upper of the two main passenger decks contains the main officer's Club, located at the nose of the aircraft, immediately below the flight deck as well as the main galley and mess. In addition 131 of the enlisted cabins are located on this level. Twenty one of them are located between the forward boarding area and the Officer's Club in 7 rows of three, the other 110 are located aft of the boarding area stretchering back to the mess area. Located near the front of the wing roots on either side are two small passenger lounges. The mess area located to the aft of the passenger cabins is the primary dining area aboard the AN5K and has the galley and a small bar.
The mess area is also the location of the main stairways between the passenger levels and the crew area. The lower of the two passenger decks contains both the remaining enlisted cabins, as well as the officer and non-com cabins. The Officer's cabins are located in the nose and partially encircle a small common area for the officers. Aft of this are the 24 Non-Com cabins located in 6 rows. Moving further back is the main stairwell to the other levels and two lounge areas in the port and starboard wing root. Around each are 14 enlisted cabins. To the rear of these lounges are the remaining 90 enlisted cabins. Aft of these cabins just forwards of the reactor is another small lounge area.



AN5K-E Garuda Airborne Command Post:



The AN5K-E is a LRNSA Variant built to serve as a massive airborne command center. Equipped with a comprehensive network of sensors and communications systems, the Model E allows a command staff to coordinate military activities from the air on a theater level for extended periods of time. Extra missile bays. Has launch bay for small satellite launcher, with up to 6 launch units.






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ALF Specifications:
Length:15 Meters
Wingspan:11.8 Meters (6.7 folded)
Height:2.9 Meters (3.6 folded)
Range:750 km
Top Speed:Mach 2
Propulsion:1 x ALF-1 Turbofan Engine 80 kN Thrust (130 w/ Afterburner)
Crew:1 - 2
Armament:Up to 6,500 kg of Munitions across 11 Hardpoints:
- 2 x Wingtip Launch Rails for Short Range AAMs
-8 x Under wing Hardpoints
- 1 x Under body Hardpoint
- 1 x 30mm Revolver Cannon w/ 250 Rounds

The AN5K-AC -C is an airborne aircraft carrier. Carrying an air wing consisting of two dozen aircraft, including 20 multi-role fighter jets, the AN5K-AC -C allows an Air Force to rapidly deploy a fighter squadron anywhere in the world on short notice without the need to build or negotiate the use of air fields. In addition to its fighter wing, the AN5K-AC -C is also equipped to carry 4 LARS, using the same rear mounted launch / recovery and hangar bays as other LRNSA variants.

The backbone of the AN5K-AC's air wing is the Advance LRNSA parasite Fighter (ALF). Nicknamed the Oxpecker after the parasitic bird, the ALF is a 4.5th generation single engine multirole aircraft. Unlike most other airborne parasite fighters, ALF is a full size fighter designed to be comparable to or better than more conventional land based fighters of its size. The ALF utilizes a cranked-arrow delta wing, similar to that of the F-16XL. Unlike the F-16XL however, the ALF features two vertical stabilizers located midway out along the wings. In order to reduce the amount of space needed for storage, ALF features folding wingtips, the entirety of the wings outboard of the twin vertical stabilizers are able to fold up vertically against the vertical stabilizers. The ALF also features a set of all-moving canards for control. Additional control is provided by a two dimensional Thrust Vectoring nozzle. The Nozzle provides up to 15 degrees up or down. The design of the nozzle is such that it is also capable of reversing thrust while in flight. This ability is crucial to the aircraft's parasitic nature as it allows for increased control of speed while docking.


For a parasite aircraft, ALF is heavily armed, capable of carrying up to 6,500 kg across 11 hard points as well as 30 mm revolver cannon.. There are four hard points under each wing and an additional hard point on the fuselage. The two remaining hard points are wingtips launch rails for short range Air to Air Missiles. Six of the eight under wing hard points are rated to weapons of up to 500 kg, with the remaining two rated for 1000 kg, and the center line station is rated for 2000kg. The two heavy wing stations and center line fuselage station are "wet" to allow for the use of drop tanks. The 30mm Cannon fires at over a thousand rounds a minute and is equipped with 250 rounds. These rounds are of the same caliber as that used by the AN5K's ACES close in weapons system, which allows both the Air Wing and the ACES to draw from the same supply of ammunition.


The AN5K-AC has two Launch Recovery Bays for its ALFs. Located along the center line of the craft forward of the reactor, the Launch Recovery Bays take up most of the original cargo deck. The two Launch / Recovery bays are functionally identical. As with the LARS Launch Recovery Bay, each bay is equipped with a Guidance / Refueling Probe (GuRP) and an Aircraft Recovery Trapeze (ART). Both of these systems function as they do for LARS. As on LARS, the GuRP is autonomously deployed and connects to the ALF. As with LARS once the boom is connected control is transfered to the docking system which moves it into rang of the ART. The ART moves the aircraft into the Launch /Recovery Bay which is then closed and pressurized. After bay pressurization the ALF has its wings folded and is moved via an overhead crane to storage. From the Rear Launch / Recovery Bay, the aircraft can be moved to one of two locations, a lift to the main hangar deck or to one of two side hangars located on either side of the aircraft lift Each of those two hangars has space for two ALFs, located one behind the other. For the Forward Launch /Recovery Bay, there is no space available for storage, so the aircraft is moved directly to the forward aircraft lift and then moved into the main hangar.The forward aircraft lift also has access to nose doors for the loading and unloading of aircraft while LRNSA is on the ground.

The main hangar bay is located above the Launch / Recovery Bays. The hangar bay occupies what would normally be the upper cargo deck and lowermost passenger deck. The main hangar bay has space for 14 ALFs. The Alfs are moved around the main hangar via an overhead crane system which connects to the crane system of the lower deck via the aircraft lifts. The cranes for the system travel along vertical tracks in the hangar bay's ceiling, the tracks span lengthwise across the hangar and line up with storage locations for an ALF. As there are multiple tracks running parallel, there are multiple locations where the cranes can switch to a different track in order to access every storage location. It should be noted that due to to the cramped nature of the Main Hangar Bay, when all aircraft are aboard only half of of the aircraft are able to be moved directly to the aircraft lifts. Embarking a full air wing also requires an aircraft to be stored in each of the two the aircraft lifts.

In addition to the Hangar bays, the AN5K-AC has other modifications. The side cargo bays that flank the reactor have been replaced with magazines for the Air Wing's munitions and storage of spare parts and equipment . A second major change is that the passenger deck has been reconfigured from a higher capacity passenger layout to one better suited for long duration crews. A new air traffic control/ Combat Information Center on the upper most deck, located in the area immediately aft of the cockpit was also added. This control room is in charge of directing the AN5K-AC's air wing during flight operations.

Besides the changes to the interior layout, the AN5K-AC has also been fitted with a more advanced avionics package compared to other models. The primary upgrades have been to the radar and communications systems. Chief among these upgrades is ACTS, the Airborne Control & Tracking System. The ACTS is responsible for all air traffic control relating to both LRNSA and its air wing. ACTS breaks down the airspace around LRNSA into four zones, Hazard/Approach, Local, and Region. The Hazard/Approach zone is the area immediately around the aircraft, as well as a corridor extending forwards from the aircraft. Traffic within this zone is tightly controlled and usually limited to any aircraft in line to dock in order to minimize the rick of collisions. The Local zone extends outwards from the edge of the Hazard/Approach area out to 50 kilometers. Local traffic usually consists of escort fighters, as well as aircraft in a trailing pattern that are waiting for clearance to approach for docking. The Region zone of Acts extends from the outer edge of the Local zone to the edge of LRNSA's radar range, which can extended for hundreds of km. Traffic in the Region zone usually consists not only of LRNSA's air wing, but also aircraft from other units. Civilian aircraft may also be within this zone. Unlike Local and Hazard/Approach, the ACTS does not usually direct traffic within this zone and instead tracks all aircraft, with an emphasis on locating possible threats. The ACTS is operated by a crew of 9, with three air traffic controllers for each of the three control zones. The ACTS is always online while the aircraft is underway and as such is constantly manned. This need for constant manning means that the aircraft requires 27 crew members dedicated to running ACTS. This staff is split into 3 groups each operating on the same watches as the flightcrew.

Not including the normal AN5K flight crew, the AN5K-AC has a mission payload crew of 144. 32 of these are from the AN5K-C's LARS Detachment. The rest are there to support the Fighter Wing. 25 of the crew are pilots. The dual Launch Recovery Systems for the ALFs require a further 15 crew members. There are 60 maintenance staff for the air wing. In addition to the air wing's crew, the AN5K-C also carries the aforementioned air traffic control staff of 27. Combined with the normal AN5K crew of 80, the AN5K-C's full crew totals 233 airmen.



AN5K-M Dapeng Arsenal Plane :



Long Range Land Attack Missile Airborne:
Length:5.5 Meters
Wingspan:.5m(Folded)
Meters (2.67m unfolded)
Range:1,500 km
Top Speed:900 km/h
Propulsion:1 x TEM-3 Turbojet Engine 5 kN Thrust
Warhead:- placeholder

The AN5K-M was designed to bring the concept of the cruise missile carrying arsenal ship into the air. The AN5K-M is designed to carry 320 long range cruise missiles anywhere in the world, a payload unmatched by any other aircraft. The cruise missiles are not the only weaponry carried by the AN5K-M, in addition to the cruise missiles it is also fitted with the standard LRNSA defensive package which includes up to 252 ALARM long range air to air missiles. Combined these two systems allow the AN5K-M to engage large numbers of nearly any conceivable air or surface target at extreme ranges, well outside the ability of most targets to fight back.
The primary cruise missile carried by the AN5K-M is the Long Range Land Attack Missile Airborne (LRLM-A). LRLM is a long range missile roughly comparable in size and role to the American Tomahawk.
The LRLM is powered by a Turbojet. LRLM can be fitted with numerous kinds of payloads including, but not limited to, a 400 Kg HE warhead, various sub-munitions, or a nuclear warhead. The sub-muntions able to be carried by LRLM includes various sizes of cluster bomb canisters. The missile can carry between 10 and 25 sub-munitions each capable of holding anywhere from 5 to 10 sub-munitions depending on size. Another sub-munition that can be carried are the Enhanced Area of Effect Munitions(EAEM). The EAEM is a family of small guided bombs that range in size from 25kg to 100 kg. These weapons are located in bays along the sides of the missile and are dispensed en-route to the missile's primary target. They can be used to engage secondary targets or deal additional damage against the primary target. The LRLM can carry 2, 4, or 6 EAEMs depending on size. In addition to this, missiles carrying EAEMs are fitted with a 100 kg HE warhead.

Unlike most cruise missile carrying aircraft, the AN5K-M does not carry its cruise missiles inside conventional bomb bays, nor does it carry the missiles on underwing hardpoints. The missiles are instead stored internally on 40 rotary racks, with each rack carrying 8 missiles. These racks are split across two decks, with 18 of the racks on the lower deck, and the remaining 22 on the upper deck. Theses racks are loaded via the nose cargo door of the aircraft, and then moved along interior tracks to storage locations. A small lift near the front allows for racks to be moved between the lower and the upper deck. This lift may only be used during loading and unloading of the racks while the aircraft is grounded. The interior tracks allow a rack to be moved to any one of four launch positions. These tracks are fully automated, the Aircraft is capable of autonomously selecting a missile rack and move it to the proper launch position, all with minimal human interaction. There are 8 launch positions (four per deck), located along the sides of the aircraft. These positions are each capable of launching an entire rack's worth of missiles in under a minute, allowing the AN5K-M to unleash up to 32 missiles in short succession. After dispensing the missiles, the racks can be moved back to a storage location. Due to the way that the interior tracks are laid out, an additional rack can easily be positioned to take its place at the launch position without needing to wait for the rack to be stored at its original location.

Apart from the heavily modified cargo bays, the AN5K-M has numerous other modifications. Similar to the AN5K-C, the lower passenger deck has been omitted in order to make more room for the upper missile deck, as the standard AN5K-L's upper cargo deck lacks the vertical height needed to store the rotary missile racks. The AN5K-M also features an upper passenger deck configured similarly to the AN5K-C, in order to better accommodate the mission crew during extended operations. The AN5K-M has a new Combat Information Center located aft of the cockpit on the flight deck. Due to the high amount of automation, all aspects of the AN5K-M's missile launch system are controlled from the CIC. The AN5K-M also carries a full detachment of 4 LARs, along with their associated onboard launch/recovery systems and hangar facilities.




AN5K-MN Ziz Nuclear Cruise Missile Carrier:



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Atomic Ramjet Missile-85:
Length:20 Meters
Wingspan:6.0
Meters
Range:200,000 km
Top Speed:> Mach 3
Propulsion:1 x NR-215 Nuclear Ramjet
Warhead:12 x Variable Yield Sub-munitions
Compared to other LRNSA variants, the AN5K-MN Ziz has a fairly conventional role, operating not unlike a more conventional cruise missile carrying strategic bomber. What sets the AN5K-MN apart from such bombers, apart from its massive size and near limitless range, is its payload of two dozen Atomic Ramjet Missiles-85 (ARM-85). The ARM-85 is a nuclear ramjet powered supersonic cruise missile based on the work of the American Project Pluto and the associated SLAM. The ARM-85s give the AN5K-MN the ability to strike targets worldwide.


ARM-85's nuclear ramjet propels the missile at speeds of over Mach 3. While en route to the target area ARM flies at around 10,000 m in altitude. Upon nearing the target area ARM dives to 150-300 meters in order to evade enemy air defense systems. This nap-of-the-earth attack profile is achievable due to the missile's advanced flight control system. To attack its targets ARM-85 carries 12 variable yield submunitions which can be dispensed at preset locations anywhere along its flight path. A secure satellite communications system means that ARM can be given new targets while in flight.


The ARM-85's payload consists of twelve nuclear warheads. The warheads are carried in a twelve Cell Vertical Launch System located just forwards of the Missile's reactor. Each VLS cell holds a single sub-munition. Each submunition consists of a small rocket motor and a variable yield nuclear warhead. The available yields for the submunitions are 10, 15, 50, or 100 Kilotons. The sub-munitions are individually hot launched as the ARM-85 passes by a mission target. The rocket motor carries the warhead clear of the missile. Upon engine burnout, the warhead is detonated. This launch system enables to ARM-85 missile to escape from the nuclear blasts of its own sub-munitions and allow it the ability to continue on to additional targets. Targets can be preset before launch, or designated after launch through the missiles satellite communication system. In addition to this, the yield for each warhead can also be preset prior to missile launch or set in-flight also via the missile's satellite communications system.

The ARM-85 is powered by the NR-215 Nuclear Ramjet. The engine functions not unlike a conventional ramjet, air enters the engine via the ventral ram air-intake, is passed through the heart of the engine, where it is heated up, which forces it out of the engine', producing thrust. Unlike a conventional ramjet which burns jet fuel to heat the air, the NR-215 uses a 600 Megawatt Solid Fuel Nuclear Reactor. In place of a conventional ramjet's fuel injectors, the NR-215 instead passes air through thousands of channels in the reactor core. The intense heat experienced by the Missile due to its high flight speed would be enough to destroy conventional fuel rods (Temperature within the reactor exceeds 1200° C),due to this the NR-215 uses specially designed ceramic fuel elements. The ceramic fuel elements are composed of Beryllium Oxide and enriched Uranium Dioxide with zirconium dioxide added for support. Each element is a small tube approximately 100 milometers long and 7.5 mm across. The tubes have a hexagonal shape, with a 60 mm wide air channel through the center. Fuel Elements in the reactor are lined up in rows 15 deep. There are 30,000 rows in the reactor core, for a total of 450,000 individual fuel elements. The use of numerous small elements in the reactor as opposed to larger fuel rods helps to reduce thermal stress in the reactor's fuel. The reactor core is 1.3 Meters Across, 1.5 Meters long.

The ARM's guidance system uses a three-pronged approach to reach the missiles target. The guidance system relies on a combination of Terrain Counter Matching (TERCOM), an Inertial Navigation System (INS), and a GPS receiver. For the majority of the missiles flight, the primary means of navigation is the INS. This is due to the fact that since the INS is an entirely on-board system, it cannot be spoofed. However the missiles INS is imperfect and loses accuracy as the missile flies further from its launch point. Due to this fact the missile uses GPS for mid-course guidance updates. During the missiles attack run, terminal guidance is provided by the missile's TERCOM. The TERCOM system uses a radar array in the missile's nose to measure the terrain ahead of the missile. These measurements are compared to a preexisting map of the earth's terrain to locate the missiles position. From this information the missile can adjust its course towards the target accordingly. Once the terrain data matches that of the target location, the missile ejects a sub-munition to eliminate the target and proceeds to its next target. When the missile ejects a sub-munition it uses its communications system to query the launching platform for new orders. If no new orders are received, it proceeds to the next target.

AN5K-MN carries its missiles in a two deck magazine which takes the place of both cargo decks. Missiles are stored on an overhead rack and are moved along a track to one of two launch bays on the lower level of the magazine. The overhead rack system is derived from one used by the AN5K-C Airborne Aircraft Carrier to move its parasite fighters around. This overhead system delivers the missile from storage to one of the two launch bays. Launching a missile is as simple as moving opening the launch bay doors and dropping the missile into the air stream. Post-launch the missile starts up its reactor and enters into a dive. The dive provides the missile with an airspeed sufficient to start ramjet flight. Upon ramjet activation the missile climbs flies back up to a cruising altitude of approximately 10kms, about level with the launch vehicle, although at this point the missile has already traveled a considerable distance from the AN5K-MN launcher.





AN5K-AL Hakawai Missile Defense Platform:



Shoots down missiles or something








Length:170 Meters
Height:17.6 Meters
(45.7 Meters to Tail)
Wingspan:350 Meters
Power:1 x 1,800 Megawatt Reactor
Propulsion:4 x Type NT-214-D Turbofans
Cruising Speed:1000 km/h
Empty Mass:3,000,000 kg
Payload:2,000,000 kg
MTOW:5,400,000 kg
Range:-Jet Fuel : 1,500 km
-Nuclear : 60 Day Endurance (~1.4 Million km at cruising speed)
Cruising Altitude:10,000 meters
Armament:-252 ALARM Air to Air Missiles
-2 x ACES 30mm Gun Turrets
Passengers:2012
Crew:~80
Flight Operations Crew:3 Watches each with:
1 x Pilot
1 x Copilot
1 x Navigator
1 x Radio Operator
4 x Defense System Operators
1 x Electrical Systems Engineers
3 x Propulsion Engineers
1 x Nuclear Flight Officer
2 x Nuclear Flight Engineers
2 x Reactor Operators
Total: 17 per Watch
Total Flight Operations Crew: 51
Maintenance Crew:2 x Nuclear Systems Technicians
4 x Nuclear Systems Mechanic
6 x Systems Mechanics
Total Maintenance Crew: 12
Payload Crew:15-20
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Overview:



As the Long Range Nuclear Strategic Aircraft (LRNSA) program progressed, the ability of such platforms to conduct long range attacks against distant targets made clear that there was a need to engage those platforms at extreme ranges. To this end the Nuclear Strategic Interceptor (NSI) program was started. The goal of the NSI was to apply technologies developed under the LRNSA program to a long range interceptor capable of destroying aircraft such as LRNSA. From the start it was clear that the NSI was going to be a much smaller aircraft, although due to the need for nuclear power, the final design is in a similar weight class as conventionally powered strategic bombers. In addition the interception role required a much higher speed than LRNSA, requiring an all new engine design. The resulting aircraft, was designated the AN-6F "Wyvern".
Compared to LRNSA's unique blended wing-body design, the AN6-F has a far more conventional Tail-less Delta layout. The aircraft has a large delta wing, combined with a pair of control canards on the forward fuselage. The tips of the delta wing fold down at high speeds, similar to the XB-70 Valkyrie. Tilting the wingtips downwards allows for increased lift and stability at high speeds. Three weapons bays are capable of holding a variety of air to air weapons.


Crew:



The AN6-F is flown by a crew of eight. The crew consists of a Pilot, a Copilot, two Weapons Systems Officers, as well as a reactor crew of four. The reactor crew consist of two Nuclear Flight Officers and two Reactor Operators. The full crew is only in the cockpit during Take-off, landing and while the aircraft is engaged in combat. During cruise, the crew members operate on one of two 8 hour shifts. Each shift has a pilot, a Weapons System Officer, a Nuclear Flight Officer, and a Reactor Operator.



Flight Deck:



The AN6-F's crew are provided with a spacious all glass cockpit. The pilot and copilot stations are seated at the front of the cockpit. Both stations are equipped with a side stick, keyboard and trackball. The pilot and copilot also share a set of touch screen multifunction displays. The reminder of the crew are seated along either side of the flight deck, facing outwards. The Offensive and Defensive system operators are seated aft of the pilots. The reactor operators and Nuclear Flight Operations are seated aft of them on opposite sides from each other. Each of the crew members are seated in a specialized ejection capsule similar to those utilized by the B-58. In an emergency, a clamshell cover closes over the crew member, and the capsule is then ejected through a hatch in the roof of the aircraft.
Aft of the flight deck is the crew rest area. Measuring just over 4 meters across, and approximately 5.5 meters long, the small rest area provides the crew with a place to sleep and eat during extended patrols. The crew area has four bunks allowing each off duty crew member to have their own sleep. The bunks are located two on each side, one above the other. The crew area has a refrigerator, and small food prep area for off duty crew to prepare meals. At the aft of the crew rest area is a small toilet/shower booth.


Armament:



The AN6-F's primary role is long range interception, to fulfill this mission, the aircraft carries long range air to air missiles. The missiles are carried in one of three weapons bays. Two of the weapons bays are located between the reactor and the flight deck. The remaining weapons bay is aft of the reactor. Each weapons bay is capable of fitting a rotary launcher for one of two kinds of missiles. The two missiles that the AN6-F can carry are the Angel and Archangel missiles. Both missiles have the same warhead and guidance package.
The guidance package consist of a radar guidance system, and a terminal Infrared system. The radar guidance package is designed to be able to function in both an "active" mode and a "passive" mode. During the active mode, the missile uses an on-board AESA radar to locate and track the target. When in the "passive" mode, the aircraft instead uses a target's own radar emissions to locate and track it. The infrared terminal guidance system is designed to home in on the heat of a nuclear reactor.
Angel and Archangel are capable of carrying one of two warheads. One is a high explosive warhead. This warhead is built to detonate on impact with the target aircraft. The second warhead is a sub-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated via proximity fuse.
The main difference between Angel and Archangel is their ranges. While both are designed to be used against targets well outside of visual range, Archangel has a much longer range compared to Angel. Archangel is built to engage targets between 200 kms from the aircraft and, the edge of the AN6-F's radar range of approximately 500 km. Angel is a much smaller missile around half the size of Archangel, designed to engage targets that are within 200 kms of the aircraft. Due to the shorter range of Angel, the missile also serves a secondary role as the aircraft's main defensive armament, although the aircraft's high speed means it can outrun most threats.
Both Angel and Archangel are carried on rotary racks inside the payload bays. Each of the three bays can carry one 10 missile rack for Archangel, or two smaller 10 missile racks for Angel. In total the AN-6F can carry up to 60 missiles, however a mix of two Archangel racks, and two Angel racks, for a total of 20 Archangels, and 20 Angels is a more common load out.



Reactor:



The AN-6F NSI draws its power from a Model 3-1.2G-AC (Gen 3 Reactor, 1.2 GW, Aircraft) Like the reactors aboard other Polaris's Nuclear Aircraft, the Model 3-1.2G-AC is a circulating molten salt design which uses Polaris's JF-N-1 Fuel. JF-N-1consists of uranium tetra-fluoride fuel suspended in a mixture of Sodium-fluoride and Zirconium-fluoride salts. Use of JF-N-1 as opposed to more conventional solid fuel reactor designs allows for greatly simplified fueling and defueling operations while the aircraft is on the ground, helping to simplify the complex maintence needs of a nuclear aircraft.
During powered operations of the Model 3-1.2G-AC, the JF-N-1 fuel mixture is pumped into the core of the spherical reactor vessel with an initial temperature of roughly eight hundred Kelvin. The core of the reactor is made up of a beryllium oxide lattice, with the fuel flowing through channels in the lattice. The beryllium oxide serves as a neutron reflector, causing the fuel mixture to reach criticality. The nuclear reaction is controlled via the use of beryllium oxide control rods inserted between the fuel channels. After the fuel reaches criticality, the reaction heats the mixture to over one thousand degree Kelvin prior to exiting the core. After leaving the core, the fuel mixture is pumped through a heat exchanger. So save on both size and mass, the heat exchanger is wrapped around the spherical shell of the reactor. Channels in the Shell contain the fuel, while bundles of small tubes located within these channels hold NaK, a liquid Sodium-Potassium Alloy, and the primary coolant. The use of NaK as coolant allows for the coolant loops to be drained for maintenance, easily as unlike other liquid metal coolants NaK is liquid at room temperatures and does not have to be heated prior to being drained or added. From the heat exchanger the NaK is pumped to one of the two main engines where it transfers heat to the turbines.

Startup & Shutdown:
Due to the 3-1.2G-AC's use of a Liquid fuel mixture, the refueling process is not unlike that of a conventional aircraft, although with a few diffrences due to the unique nature of the nuclear fuel. The AN6-F is moved to a special fueling area at its home base and piping is attached to a refueling valve located on the top of the aircraft. After the piping is secure, the JF-N-1 fuel is pumped into the reactor and the circulation pumps are started. During this period the Reactor's control rods are fully inserted and the fuel is not critical, however it is still circulated through the reactor and heat exchanger. While on the ground, the aircraft's coolant loops can be hooked to an external coolant system to allow for ground testing of the reactor. To power up the reactor the control rods retract allowing the nuclear reaction in the core to reach criticality. This is usually done after takeoff, as the aircraft is reaching cruising altitude
To shutdown the reactor, the control rods are reinserted, slowing down the fission and inhibiting criticality. The circulating fuel design allows for the reactor to easily be able to be shutdown and restarted in flight. The reactor is normally shutdown as the aircraft descends from crusing altitude for approach and landing. After landing, the aircraft's reactor is usually refueled. To defuel the reactor, the AN6-F is parked over a special defueling pit and piping is connected to a fuel drain valve on the bottom of the aircraft beneath the reactor. The valve is then opened, and the fuel flows down into an underground storage system. From this underground storage it can be sent to a reprocessing facility, where waste products are removed and additional fissile material is added.



Propulsion:



The AN6-F is propelled by two Type NT-220-D Turbojets. Like the AN6K's NT-214-Ds, the NT-220-D Turbojets can draw their power from the AN6-F's nuclear reactor or through conventional jet fuel. During ground operations, as well as take-offs and landings, the NT-220-D burns jetfuel. Upon reaching cruising altitude, the aircraft switches on its reactor and begins the transition to nuclear flight. The heat from the reactor is delivered to the engines via the NaK coolant from the reactor. The NaK is pumped from the reactor's heat exchanger into the heart of the turbojet where it heats the air and drives the engines
An important operatinal consideration for the NT-220-Ds compared to the engines of other aircraft, is that the pilot does not always have direct control of engine power during the entirety of flight. While the aircraft is taking off and landing, the engines are throttled like any other jet engines, and as such can be directly controlled by the pilots. However, during cruise mode due to the engines drawing power, all increases in thrust require an increase in reactor power. To this end while the aircraft is operating in cruise mode, the throttle is switched from direct controlling the engines, to instead providing "requests" to the crew in the reactor control room, who in turn increase reactor power, and by extension the engine's power. While this does create a delayed response between a pilot's wish to increase thrust, and the thrust increase, it is seen as an acceptable tradeoff for the long ranges which the nuclear power mode provides. In an emergency, the pilots can re-enable direct thrust control of the engines by using jet fuel to increase engine power.



Specifications:



Length:50 Meters
Height:7.6 Meters
Wingspan:42.6 Meters (37.5 Meters drooped)
Power:1 x 1,200 Megawatt Reactor
Propulsion:2 x Type NT-220-D Turbojets
Cruising Speed:3000 km/h
Maximum Speed:3200 km/h
Empty Mass:150,000 kg
MTOW:230,000 kg
Range:-Jet Fuel : 1,000 km
-Nuclear : 60 Day Endurance (4.32 Million Km at cruise speed) (Probably going to knock this down a bit and have one week patrols be the standard
Cruising Altitude:22,000 meters
Armament:-up to 3 x 10 missile racks for Archangel Ultra Long Range Air to Air Missiles
-up to 6 x 20 Missile Racks for Angel Long Range Air to Air Missile
Crew:1 x Pilot
1 x Copilot
1 x Defensive Systems Operator
1 x Offensive System Officers
2 x Nuclear Flight Officer
2 x Reactor Operators

Total: 8
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Atomic Ramjet Missile 16:
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Developed in 2016 to replace aging stockpiles of existing Atomic Ramjet Missiles, ARM-16 represents a radical shift both in tactics and design compared to prior missiles. Advancements in reactor design have allowed for a Missile a fraction of the size of older models, while retaining the Mach 4 flight and multiple hundred thousand kilometer range. The ARM-16 is similar in size and weight to more conventioanl cruise missiles which allows for more missiles to be carried on more launch platform than any prior nuclear powered missile.

Guidance:



The ARM-16's guidance system uses a three-pronged approach to reach the missiles target. The guidance system relies on a combination of Terrain Counter Matching (TERCOM), an Inertial Navigation System (INS), and a GPS receiver. For the majority of the missiles flight, the primary means of navigation is the INS. This is due to the fact that since the INS is an entirely on-board system, it cannot be spoofed. However the missiles INS is imperfect and loses accuracy as the missile flies further from its launch point. Due to this fact the missile uses GPS for mid-course guidance updates. During the missiles attack run, terminal guidance is provided by the missile's TERCOM. The TERCOM system uses a radar array in the missiles nose to measure the terrain ahead of the missile. These measurements are compared to a preexisting map of the earth's terrain to locate the missiles position. From this information the missile can adjust its course towards the target accordingly. Once the terrain data matches that of the target location, the missile detonates at a predetermined altitude.

Propulsion and Reactor:

In order for the drastic reduction in size compared to the origanal ARM, ARM-16's NR-216 reactor is based on the MITEE reactor. The MITEE Reactor has a layout reminescent of the origanal missile's NR-xxx reactor, incoming air is directed nummerous individual channels where it is heated up and expelled. However instead of NR-85's Tory-II-C derived layout of stacked, hollow, clinderical elemnts, the NR-216's fuel is comprised of small particles of Uranium Dioxide embedded in thin perforated metal sheets. These sheets are rolled up into an annular cylinder of aproximately 25 layers which inserted into a moderator inside a pressure tube to form a complete fuel element. During operation, Air enters the center of the rolled fuel element and is forced outwards through holes in the matrix into the surronding pressure tube and out through the exhaust nozzle. This layout is in inverted from the standard MITEE design where propellant flows from outside the fuel elements inwards from the pressure tube and out the interior of the rolled sheeting. By reversing the propallent flow compared to the MITEE, the NR-216 allows for both better air flow and reduced mass. The changed design of the fuel elements coupled with the smaller size allows for a radical reduction in the number of fuel elements needed for the reactor core. The NR-216 uses a mere 19 fuel elements as compared to the over 40,000 elements composing the old Tory-II-C derived NR-85's core.


Payload:

Due to the smaller size of ARM-16 compared to earlier Atomic Ramjet Missiles, ARM-216 does not carry multiple submunitions, instead carrying a single warhead. The ARM-16's warhead is a variable yield thermonuclear device with settings ranging from 100 kilotons up to 1 MT. The choice of a single warhead allows for a smaller, lighter missile due to no longer requiring the use of a heavy hot-launch VLS. In addition the ARM-16 allows for increased survavibility of an attack force by reducing the number of targets each missile is responsible for. By only having each missile attack one target, a succesful interception of that missile by the enemy will have prvented the loss of only a single target as opposed to earlier ARM designs where the loss of one missile would have prevented destruction of more than a dozen targets. In order to protect a dozen targets, the enemy must now succesfulyl engage a dozen missiles.







Specifications:



Length:6.27Meters
Diameter:60cm
Wingspan:81cm
Power:1 x 200 Megawatt Reactor
Propulsion:1 x Type NR-216
Cruising Speed:3000 km/h
Maximum Speed:3800 km/h
Mass:1810 kg
Range:100,000km
Cruising Altitude:-10,000 m Cruise
-80-200 m Terminal
Payload:1 x Variable Yield Thermonuclear warhead


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