Potemkin-class Troop Cruiser
(Froggie's version)

Mass:  1,600,000 tons
Type:  Warship
Cost:  65,959,858,000 C-bills
BV:    120,832
MPV:   662,065

K-F Drive..................................724,000
     Drive Integrity..........31
Jump Sail......................................110
     Sail Integrity............6
Engine.....................................192,000
     Safe Thrust...............2
     Max Thrust................3
Structure..................................128,000
     Structural Integrity.....80
Fuel........................................10,000
     Tons per burn-day........39.52
     Tactical Fuel Points......2.5 per ton
Fuel Pumps.....................................200
Improved Bridge.............................16,000
Improved CIC.................................8,000
Improved Radar...............................1,600
Improved Communications......................1,600
Lithium-Fusion Battery......................16,000
Heat Sinks.................4,020 (8,040).....3,356
Armor........................................2,560
     Armor Type..............Ferro-Carbide
     Points per Ton............8
     Fore..................3,200
     Fore Sides............3,640
     Aft Sides.............3,640
     Aft...................3,200

Small Craft Bay...............12.............2,400
Light Fighter Bay.............12.............1,200
Medium Fighter Bay............12.............1,500
Heavy Fighter Bay.............12.............1,800
Battlearmor Bay...............45................90
Marine Bay.....................6 platoons.......36
Medical Bay...................80 beds..........800
Crew Quarters................540.............3,780
Officer Quarters.............140.............1,400

Escape Pods...................60...............300
Small Lifeboats...............32...............224
Large Lifeboats...............34...............340
Capital Weapons.............................94,410
Non-Capital Weapons..........................1,536
Total Point Defense.............................96
Total Fire Control..........................18,014

Spare Parts....................3%...........48,000
Food.........................180 days..........876
Spare Fuel.................2,700 tons........3,000
Other Cargo................................291,722
Grav Deck.....................95m...............50
Docking Points................25............25,000
Total Bay Doors...............12

Crew
     Ship's Crew.....430 enlisted, 108 officers
     Air Crew........96 enlisted, 24 officers
     Passengers......14 regular, 8 first class

Weapons:

Nose:

2 Naval Laser/45ís
1 Screen Launcher
Ammo (Scrn Lnchr) 20
4 LB 10-X ACís
Ammo (LB 10-X) 200
4 LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS
Ammo (LRM) 240
4 Large X-Pulse Lasers
8 Medium X-Pulse Lasers
388 tons of Fire Control

Front Sides:

3 Naval Laser/45ís
1 AR-10 Launcher
Ammo (Barracuda) 20
Ammo (White Shark) 10
Ammo (Killer Whale) 10
4 LB 10-X ACís
Ammo (LB 10-X) 200
4 LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS
Ammo (LRM) 240
4 Large X-Pulse Lasers
8 Medium X-Pulse Lasers
618 tons of Fire Control

Broadsides:

6 Heavy Naval PPCs
1 Screen Launcher
Ammo (Scrn Lnchr) 20
4 LB 10-X ACís
Ammo (LB 10-X) 200
4 LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS
Ammo (LRM) 240
4 Large X-Pulse Lasers
8 Medium X-Pulse Lasers
3,628 tons of Fire Control

Aft Sides:

6 Heavy Naval PPCs
4 Naval Laser/45ís
4 LB 10-X ACís
Ammo (LB 10-X) 200
4 LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS
Ammo (LRM) 240
4 Large X-Pulse Lasers
8 Medium X-Pulse Lasers
4,348 tons of Fire Control

Aft:

2 Naval Laser/45ís
1 AR-10 Launcher
Ammo (Barracuda) 20
Ammo (White Shark) 10
Ammo (Killer Whale) 10
1 Screen Launcher
Ammo (Scrn Lnchr) 20
4 LB 10-X ACís
Ammo (LB 10-X) 200
4 LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS
Ammo (LRM) 240
4 Large X-Pulse Lasers
8 Medium X-Pulse Lasers
438 tons of Fire Control

Point Defense:

Each Arc:

24 Small Lasers

Overview:

By the mid 3050s, enough secrets had been decoded from the Star League Memory Core to where the Great Houses were able to design and build the long lost Warships, including the original Star League Warship designs. Many Warship programs had indeed begun during the early 3050s, although these were all considered new designs. In 3053, the Federated Commonwealth began work on a secret project at the New Syrtis shipyards to construct a vintage and powerful Star League warship design: the Potemkin. The complexity of the design, however, plus the sheer size and the minor design modifications all combined to delay the commissioning of the Federated Commonwealth's first Potemkin until 3063.

Changes in naval philosophy are what brought about the modifications. The original Potemkin, while a solid design, was considerably lacking in firepower in the front and rear arcs, as well as lacking any anti-fighter weaponry besides the Barracuda launchers. Armor coverage was also somewhat lacking for modern-day combat, should the Potemkin come upon another warship. While outmassing and outarmoring most other warships, the Potemkin is also amongst the slowest of all warships, meaning that if caught, it will take damage. Fed-Com engineers attempted to solve these and many other problems, and for the most part were successful, although the changes added just under 100,000 tons of weight and reduced the cargo bay capacity.

The successful launching of the FCS Morgan Hasek-Davion (named in honor of the fallen Task Force Serpent leader) represents the pinnacle of the Federated Commonwealth's warship program. Superficially the same as the Star League-era Potemkin, the Fed-Com Potemkin includes the changes required of modern naval combat. While having the same speed, the Fed-Com version has slightly better capital firepower, and significantly better anti-fighter capability, with the addition of LB-X autocannon, Artemis-equipped LRMs, and Pulse Lasers. Dozens of Small Lasers were also added for point defense. The old Barracuda launchers were replaced by more versatile AR-10 missile launchers, and 4 Screen Launchers were added for additional defense.

Moreso are the other capabilities. Still having the capability of holding 25 dropships, the Fed-Com Potemkin also has fighter bays for carrying 2 wings (36 fighters) of its own, plus 12 small craft. The Fed-Com Potemkin also can carry 45 Battlearmor troops and 2 companies of marines, and an 80-bed medical bay helps casualties recover.

The biggest gain has been in armor, with the Fed-Com Potemkin having almost double the armor of the original Star League (and subsequently Clan) versions. This helps insure that the Potemkin can outlast that which it cannot outrun.

Given the long time required to construct the Potemkin, plus the current situation within the Federated Commonwealth, it is doubtful that another one will begin construction soon.

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