The DD-TC Boron Fleet Specifications

The DDTC ships in the Boron fleet

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The DD-TC Boron Fleet Specifications

Postby Hieronymos » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:56 pm

EDIT: 4/8/09 respec'd Koi & Firefly
EDIT: 3/27/09 finished Hammerhead & Ocean proposals
EDIT: 3/27/09 finished Siren & Dralthi proposals
EDIT: 2/21/09 finished Tigerfish proposal
EDIT 2/20/09: updated proposals status
Nextup: the Boron Vanilla fleet as backdrop that "explains" the newer DD-TC models:

M1 Shark is a 45-fighter Carrier;
M2 Ray perhaps the best 40-gun vanilla Cruiser;
M7 Thresher perhaps the best Jager-M7, albeit a bit lanky. 111m/s speed; 3Gj shields
M7M Krakenis...will somebody tell me how she rates as an M7M?
M6 Hydra: below avg. Corvette
M6+ Heavy Hydra: 800Mj, 138m/s. below avg. Hvy.M6+.
M3+ Skate: 75Mj shield, 156m/s speed.
M3+ Skate Prototype: 75Mj shield, 180m/s speed. One of the best vanilla M3+'s, imo. It's almost like the Devs copied her look and most of specs from Dralthi..
M3 Barracuda, variants: NO back turrets, 1-3 25Mj shields, 147.6-->228.6m/s speed..peaking as:
M3 Barracuda Advanced: 75Mj, 228.6m/s speed. Very fast, but Weak wpns. generator..no back turret. Disappointing.
M4+ Pike: 25Mj, 195m/s. Disappointing..
M4 Mako variants: lackluster..
M5 Octopus variants:
TL Orca: my fave vanilla TL, btw. Love her lines, her FAA's, her 50k cargobay, her 10-ship hangar.

So what are we bringing to the table? Considering how pathetic Boron vanilla offering is, DD-TC Boron is quite good.
Ships with completed spec proposals denoted by a :arrow:

:arrow: M1 Boron Ocean (formerly Base Star): a very tough and manueverable, 40-fighter Carrier.
:arrow: M2 Boron Hammerhead (formerly the very un-Boron-ish Grendel) A fast, 22-gun "pocket" M2, that's cheap, and does better than most vanilla M2's at killing other capitals..(alternate name: Humpback)
:arrow: M7 Lamprey Light Capture Frigate: 3Gj shielding, 135m/s speed, wimpy combat specs--but 20 marines + 'pods!!
:arrow: Boron Tigerfish M6+ Flak Corvette: the galaxy's first Flak Corvette..with slightly beefed-up specs for XTC.
:arrow: Boron Dralthi M3+: continuing in her role as a fast Jager: 185m/s speed, 75Mj shields; 6x fixed-front ISR(or IonPG,IonD,HEPT,PBG..etc.), Back 2x turret (PAC,IRE,PRG,MD). Strong against M6, or larger. Ineffective vs. fighters.
:arrow: Boron Siren M4 (formerly the very un-Boronish Banshee). Designed to be MD-armed (only), for Anti-fighter role. Balances Dralthi's Anti-capital role..
:arrow: Boron Dartfish M5+ (formerly Boron Hunter M5). Beefed-up sl. to be M5+...(alternate name: Kelpy)
:arrow: Boron Poseidon TL Class Atmospheric Lifter Galaxy's most affordable TL: a low-cost, low-capacity TL.
:arrow: Boron Koi TP Class Courier: v. fast TP. My personal fave station seller-ship for hi-tech wares, shields. Thus, for entirely selfish reasons, I prefer to not see her re-spec'd as an assault transport :roll: .
:arrow: Boron Firefly TP Class Atmosperic Light Freighter: fast, light TP/TS Hybrid.

:idea: Needed is a Boron M3, like Paranid B-Wing: a fast (210+ m/s)(50Mj shields) (back turret!), energy-based Anti-fighter Fighter(Split Venom M5, resized & textured, has always, imo, been a good candidate for this, as while her texture is Split-ish, her lines are very Boron-ish..) "The Boron Cormorant M3" (or Bottlenose, or Harpoon)..In other words, what the Adv Barracuda should have been--but wasn't.
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Boron "Tigerfish" M6+ Class Heavy Flak Corvette

Postby Hieronymos » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:11 pm

Here's the spec proposal for Boron "Tigerfish" M6+ Class Heavy Flak Corvette

Boron "Tigerfish" M6+ Class Heavy Flak Corvette:
Price: Boron "Tigerfish" M6+ Class Heavy Flak Corvette [150%% of Hydra: above avg]
Speed: 139.83m/s [just above H. Hydra's]
Steering: 3.60rpm [average]
Shields: 6
Shield Type: 200Mj [=1,200Mj: 20% above average]
Shield Generator: 3,600 [above avg.]
Hull: 80k [far above avg.]
Hardpoints: 4: Main; L/R; Back.
Weapons: 8: Main 4x: IRE,PAC,PRG,IonD,EBC; L/R 1x: Boron TL Front: IRE,PAC,HEPT,CIG,PRG,IonD,IonPG,EBC,FAA; Back 2x: Boron TL Front: IRE,PAC,HEPT,CIG,PRG,IonD,IonPG,EBC,FAA; IRE,PAC,HEPT,CIG,MD,Trctr,PRG,IonD,EBC,FAA.
Laser Charge: 16,000 [about same as Dragon's]
Laser Recharge: 472 [same as H.Hydra's]
Cargo: 1,255XL [above avg]
Hangar: 1
Marines: 5
Missles: same as H.Hydra's

Ship Description: “The galaxy's first dedicated flak corvette, the Boron Tigerfish M6+ is one of the most notable products of the Boron Strategic Policy Initiative, the Think Tank that has shaped Boron Naval design and tactics to ensure that Boron never again lose militarily to the hated Split and their cross-eyed Paranid lackeys. Overwhelmed by huge formations of agile, mass driver-armed Scorpion and Mamba fighters in the last war, the Tigerfish's role in the next war is to mercilessly shred these formations with her Flak Artillery Arrays. Well-shielded, reasonably fast, and with Mass Driver resistant hull armor, the Tigerfish is designed to rapidly devour lightly shielded fighters, no matter how agile they may be. Her weapons and shield generators are robust, for high operational stamina. She also has external docking for one fighter. Very weak frontal weaponry makes Tigerfish ineffective against any targets corvette-sized or larger, and so they should only be deployed as support vessels in the role for which they excel.”

COMMENTS: This is Tigerfish tarted up from her X3R days as M6+ class. Her specs are oriented towards defense--and keeping her flaks powered.

Done: Complete as per above specs.
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Boron "Poseidon" TL Class Atmospheric Lifter

Postby Hieronymos » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:18 pm

Boron Poseidon TL Class Atmospheric Lifter:
Price: MCr. 11.972 [60% less than Mammoth’s: far below avg]
Speed: 75.9-->121.5m/s [her 3R speed reduced from 137.5m/s=still very fast]
Acceleration: 5.0-->8.0m/s2 [her 3R accel.]
Steering: 0.8-->1.1rpm [her 3R steering]
Shields: 3
Shield Type: 200Mj [=600Mj: about 40% below avg.]
Shield Generator: 2,800 [her 3R spec]
Hull: 85k [far below avg.]
Hardpoints: 6: Front; L/R/Back; U/D.
Weapons: 12:
Front 4x: Teladi M6 UPDO: IRE,PAC,PRG,FBL,EBC;
L/R 1x: D_M6_ARG_BOR_FLAK: IRE,PAC,HEPT,PRG,IonD,EBC,FAA,PBG;
Back 2x: Argon M7 RILE: HEPT,CIG,MD,CFA,PBC*,IonD,IonPG,EBC,FAA,IBL;
U/D 2x: D_IRE: IRE.
Laser Charge: 12,000 [avg.]
Laser Recharge: 185 [avg.]
Cargo: 37.5k ST [below avg]
Hangar: 6
Marines: 20
Missles: same as Orca

Ship Description: “The smallest and by far most affordable TL class vessel in the galaxy, the Boron Poseidon Atmospheric Lifter is a popular—and somewhat controversial—new product from the Boron Strategic Policy Initiative. Developed to be extremely affordable, yet have reasonable speed, carrying capacity and combat survivability compared to the larger Orca, the Poseidon is largely credited with supercharging industrial development and colonization of the Boron Rim Worlds. A favorite among smaller haulage companies, as well as the Royal Boron Colonization Board, the Poseidon is perfectly suited to the rough and tumble conditions on the Rim. Much faster than Orca, the Poseidon carries a quarter less cargo at around half Orca’s pricetag. More importantly, Poseiden has on-board manufacturing facilities for producing the new Boron EMP, Freight and Jamming drones. The Poseidon has thus found new life as a tactical repair base, utilizing her capacity to make and operate Freight drones that repair ship battle damage in the field.”

COMMENTS: Poseidon (formerly Roger Young) further emphasizing the “ultimate starter TL” ethos (baby's first TL). She might be a tad too cheap. Note that her L/R have been reduced to 1x

Done: Complete with variations. The turret and camera placement for the L/R and U/D weapons doesn't really allow for the reduced laser count. The L/R are set to 2 lasers, and the U/D are set to 4. I'm hoping since the U/D are only IRE's, we can get away with this, otherwise I'll have to alter the model. There are two side turrets, and i have reduced the active lasers to 1 each. Since the turrets are at the bow & stern, enabling only 1 would make them effectively useless. I suggest we try it as I've configured it, and see how it works.
EDIT: 7/14/09: edited ship readme to support new DAD functions.
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Boron Dralthi M3+ Class Strike Fighter

Postby Hieronymos » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:33 pm

Boron Dralthi M3+ Class Strike Fighter: here's Dralthi moved up to M3+, but still keeping her 'fast jager' role
Price: MCr. 4.488 [75% of Skate's: below avg]
Speed: 185.4m/s [3R spec..still works!]
Steering: 39.1rpm [3R spec: average]
Shields: 3
Shield Type: 25Mj [=75Mj: below average]
Shield Generator: 820 [30% less than Skate's; below avg.]
Hull: 8.15k [20% below avg.]
Hardpoints: 2: Main; Back.
Weapons: 8:
Main 6x: IRE,PAC,PRG,IonD,IonPG,EBC,PBE,ISR;
Back 2x: Argon M3 Turret: IRE,PAC,MD,PRG.
Laser Charge: 9,600 [23% higher than Skate]
Laser Recharge: 225 [15% higher than Skate]
Cargo: 220L [3R spec]
Hangar: 0
Marines: 0
Missles: same as Skate Proto

Ship Description: “The Boron Strategic Policy Initiative needed a way to neutralize Split capital ships with fighter-sized aggressors--and the Boron Dralthi Heavy Strike Fighter was born. An M3+ class fighter, Dralthi carries six deadly Ion Shard Railguns in her main battery for ripping up Split heavies, frigates, and corvettes. She uses speed as her main defense, and is currently the fastest Commonwealth M3+ vessel. With average shielding, a below average shield generator, and fairly thin hull armoring, Dralthi is not built for dogfights or for taking much punishment. Instead she must use her exceptional speed for "boom and zoom" hit and run attacks. With a somewhat sluggish helm and only one light rear turret, Dralthi is quite vulnerable to fast medium and light fighters, and needs escorts to stay out of trouble. Dralthi's typically mount ISR's when killing Split heavies is the objective, but can swap in Ion Pulse Generators for shield neutralization when capture is preferred.”

COMMENTS: Dralthi with some tweaking to make it in the TC climate. She's markedly superior to Skate; but Skate Proto, with her 180m/s speed is a little too similar perhaps (Causes one to wonder if the Devs were copying DDRS's Dralthi looks and specs into Skate; or if the similarities were just coincidental). These specs give Dralthi roughly 10% better performance than Skate Proto, but at 75% the cost.

Done: Complete as per above specs. Looks interesting.
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Boron Siren M4 Class Medium Fighter: Formerly Banshee.
Price: MCr. 0.681 [85% of Mako Sent's: below avg]
Speed: 289.8m/s [3R spec..still works! just above Enhanced Mako's 280m/s: another coincidence?!]
Steering: 55.1rpm [new spec: average]
Shields: 6
Shield Type: 5Mj [=30Mj Total: above average; 5Mj more than Enhanced Mako's]
Shield Generator: 209 [Mako's]
Hull: 3.463 [3R spec: avg.]
Hardpoints: 1: Main
Weapons: 6:
Main 6x: IRE,MD,PRG,PBE;
Laser Charge: 1,943 [3R spec; about 33% less than Mako variants]
Laser Recharge: 26 [about half Mako variants]
Cargo: 138M [3R spec]
Hangar: 0
Marines: 0
Missles: same as Pike M4+

Ship Description: “Impressed and terrified by the deadly effect of swarms of mass-produced, Mass Driver-armed Split Scorpion fighter in the last war, the Boron Strategic Policy Initiative was tasked with the neutralization of this threat, producing the revolutionary new Boron Siren Medium Fighter (and the Tigerfish Flak Corvette). Designed to "out-Scorpion the Scorpion", the Siren class is purpose-built around a battery of six Mass Drivers. Boron designers count on Siren being armed mostly with Argon MD's, reducing her weapons generators to just half Mako's, but compensating with improved speed and shielding. The result is a blindingly fast, very well-shielded M4 at an extremely affordable price. As long as the ammo lasts, Siren class fighters can be counted on to lure any enemy they encounter to destruction.”

COMMENTS: Should we reduce reduce her frontal battery from 6 to 5 or even 4? I remember the difficulty of fighting a swarm of MD-armed M4's in Rebalanced..it was very tough. Another "coincidence"?!?: Enhanced Mako has virtually identical shielding & speed to the 3R Banshee.

Done: Complete as per above specs. However I have some concerns with the loadout, as this ship now has only very short range weapons. Not really something the Boron would try, as I see it...and I doubt you could take out a squash mine and survive.
EDIT: 5/26/09 Just added PRG, plus increased shielding from 20Mj to 30Mj. Edited readme accordingly.
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Boron Hammerhead M2 & Ocean M1

Postby Hieronymos » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:06 pm

Boron Hammerhead M2 Class "Pocket" Cruiser: The 3R Grendel, renamed and tweaked for TC.
Price: MCr. 51.863 [60% of Ray's: way below avg]
Speed: 93.7m/s [3R spec..still works!]
Steering: 3.1rpm [3R spec: excellent]
Shields: 6
Shield Type: 1Gj [=6Gj total: below average]
Shield Generator: 9.940 [30% less than Ray's; below avg.]
Hull: 315k [30% less than Ray's; below avg.]
Hardpoints: 6: Front/L/R/U/D/Back.
Weapons: 22:
Front 6x: Boron M2 Front: CIG,PPC,IonPG,IonC,FAA,GC,IBL;
L/R/Back 4x: Boron M2 Front: CIG,PPC,IonPG,IonC,FAA,GC,IBL;
Up/Down 2x: Boron M2 UPDO: PAC,HEPT,PRG,CFA,IonD,IonPG,FAA.
Laser Charge: 199,040 [20% less than Ray's]
Laser Recharge: 2,982 [20% less than Ray's]
Cargo: 7,700XL [20% less than Ray's; up from 6,800 3R spec.]
Hangar: 3 [3R spec]
Marines: 20
Missles: same as Ray

Ship Description: “The Boron Hammerhead "Pocket" Cruiser is the Boron Strategic Policy Initiative's answer to the Split Python M2, which inflicted terrible carnage upon Boron fleets in the last war. Vowing "Never again!", the Boron Strategic Policy Initiative was born, using superior Boron technology and know-how to assure victory in any new wars with their hated foe. The Hammerhead has most of the offensive and defensive strengths of a true M2 class cruiser, but with superior speed and manueverability--and all at considerably lower cost. Being able to produce M2 class vessels with fewer resources has become a crucial requirement with so much of Boron's manufacturing base being lost to Split conquests in the last war. Thus a Hammerhead has roughly 80% of the potentcy of a Split Python, but at half the cost. Furthermore, a Hammerhead's superior speed can allow her to disengage from a duel with a Python that is going badly. Shields recharged, she can reinitiate contact.”

COMMENTS: Grendel/Hammerhead for TC.

Done: Complete as per above specs.
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Boron Ocean M1 Class Armored Carrier: Formerly Base Star.
Price: MCr. 84.289 [105% of Raptor's: above avg]
Speed: 88.35m/s [3R spec..still works!]
Steering: 6.76rpm [3R: excellent]
Shields: 4
Shield Type: 2Gj [=8Gj total: above average; 2Gj more than Shark's]
Shield Generator: 8,200 [15% below Shark's]
Hull: 450k [20% above Shark's; same as M2 Ray's = tough!]
Hardpoints: 6: Front/L/R/U/D/Back
Weapons: 22:
Front/L/R 4x: Boron M2 Front: CIG,PPC,IonPG,IonC,FAA,GC,IBL;
Up/Down 2x: Boron M2 UPDO: PAC,HEPT,PRG,CFA,IonD,IonPG,FAA.
Back 6x: Boron M2 Front: CIG,PPC,IonPG,IonC,FAA,GC,IBL;
Laser Charge: 106,550 [roughly double Shark's]
Laser Recharge: 1,140 [60% greater than Shark's]
Cargo: 14,000 XL [3R spec]
Hangar: 40 [10% less than Shark's]
Marines: 20
Missles: same as Shark's

Ship Description: “Rumored to be a design of alien origin, the new Boron "Ocean" class Armored Fleet Carriers are designed to endure massive punishment and remain operational. The Ocean's ability to carry Gauss Cannons in many hardpoints, coupled with her extraordinary manueverability, enables her to perform extremely well against enemy Cruisers and Frigates. And her ability to mount flak weaponry at every hardpoint, with a robust weapon generator system to keep them powered up, makes her extremely lethal to enemy fighters. But all of this defensive prowess comes at the cost of a high price tag and reduced hangar space, which at 40 fighters is two-thirds that of a Split Raptor.”

COMMENTS: Base Star as Ocean. Tough defensive M1 with small hangar & expensive price.

Done: Complete as per above specs...sort of. I still have 4 lasers in the U/D positions. I'll need to adjust the model, as the positioning is a bit weird on this model. Should the 2 lasers in the U/D position be split along the dorsal or lateral axis?
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Boron Koi TP Class Courier

Postby Hieronymos » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:08 pm

Boron Koi TP Class Courier: http://www.flatrock.org.nz/wolf/images/ ... D_Koi2.jpg http://www.flatrock.org.nz/wolf/images/ ... D_Koi1.jpg
Price: Cr. 565,906 [85% of Express's: sl. below avg]
Speed: 155.9-->225.5m/s [her 3R speed = very fast]
Acceleration: 2.0-->3.56m/s2 [her 3R accel.]
Steering: 1.8-->3.5rpm [her 3R steering]
Shields: 2
Shield Type: 25Mj [=50Mj: avg.]
Shield Generator: 400 [her 3R spec]
Hull: 19.652k [avg.; her 3R spec]
Hardpoints: 1: Back.
Weapons: 1:
Back 1x: Argon M3 Turret: IRE,PAC,MD,PRG.
Laser Charge: 200 [avg.; her 3R spec]
Laser Recharge: 10 [avg.]
Cargo: 850 L [avg.; her 3R spec.]
Hangar: 0
Marines: 10
Missles: same as Hydra

Ship Description: “The Boron Koi was originally produced as an ultra-fast courier ship for highly perishable and extremely valuable bio-organisms, which include new strains of commercial plankton and Stott fermenters. These bio-organisms, created at Boron's network of secret Bioresearch facilities in the Core Systems located in deep space far from jump gates, need rapid transport to Boron agricultural fabs at speeds not possible with the aging Manta transporter. The competitively priced Koi amply fills this need, and is now by far the fastest commercial TP on the market. Carrying somewhat less cargo than the Manta Hauler, the Koi is lightly shielded, relying on her incredible speed to outrun most potential foes, but carries a single light turret for missile defense and fending off light assailants. Best employed in fairly secure sectors, the Boron Koi is set to become the new galactic standard for high speed passenger and cargo transport.”

COMMENTS: Koi for DDTC, with minor spec tweaks.

Done: Implemented as per above spec. Ouch...them's some heavy duty missiles there!
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Boron Firefly TP Class Atmospheric Light Freighter

Postby Hieronymos » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:51 pm

Boron Firefly TP Class Atmospheric Light Freighter: http://www.flatrock.org.nz/wolf/images/ ... refly1.jpg
Price: Cr. 459,463 [90% of Dolphin: sl. below avg]
Speed: 85.9-->126.3m/s [= very fast; esp. for Boron]
Acceleration:
Steering: 5.8-->6.9rpm [pretty nimble for a TS]
Shields: 3
Shield Type: 25Mj [=75Mj total: avg.]
Shield Generator: 722 [her 3R spec]
Hull: 17.1k [avg.; her 3R spec]
Hardpoints: 2: Main; Back.
Weapons: 5:
Main 4x: IRE,MD,EBC.
Back 1x: Argon M3 Turret: IRE,PAC,MD,PRG.
Laser Charge: 818 [avg.; her 3R spec]
Laser Recharge: 11 [avg.; her 3R spec.]
Cargo: 2,850 XL [below avg.; less than her 3R spec.]
Hangar: 1 External
Marines: 10
Missles: same as Dolphin SuperF 2

Ship Description: “An alien derelict that was found abandoned in an Oort cloud during the last war, the Boron Firefly was recently reverse engineered and is now successfully marketed as an inexpensive and very fast light atmospheric freighter. With roughly 40% less cargo capacity than even the smallest Dolphin variant, the Firefly compensates with extensive passenger stateroom capacity, plus blindingly fast speed and nimble handling for a TS class vessel. She can also externally dock a single light to medium fighter craft. Armed with a single light turret, most Firefly class ships are also fitted to carry a fixed-frontal main battery of ammo-based weapons like MD's and EBC's. Combined with her nimble handling and her atmospheric takeoff and landing capabilities, this exceptional new addition to the Boron merchant fleet is proving extremely popular on the Boron Southern Rim--for colonists and smugglers alike."

COMMENTS: Firefly for DDTC, reworked as a low-capacity, low-cost, but very fast TP/TS Hybrid (which is what she was for the Firefly TV series). With these specs she'll now be the ultimate fast Station-supply TS.

Done: Implemented as per above spec.
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Boron Dartfish M5+ Fighter

Postby Hieronymos » Sat May 16, 2009 1:54 am

Boron "Dartfish" M5+ Class Heavy Scout: Dartship--formerly Hunter--as an M5+ Heavy Scout, now slightly superior to the Teladi Kestral & Advanced Kestral
Price: Cr. 196,045 [180% of Octo Raider's: above avg]
Speed: 516.4m/s [very fast; sl. above the Kestral's 489m/s & 501m/s]
Steering: 67.1rpm [average]
Shields: 6
Shield Type: 1Mj [=6Mj: roughly double average; above the Kestral's 4 & 5 Mj's]
Shield Generator: 108 [avg.]
Hull: 1.85k [about 50% above avg.]
Hardpoints: 1: Main. (both Kestrals have a turret)
Weapons: 4:
Main 4x: IRE,PAC,PRG,PBE.
Laser Charge: 2,430 [M4 level]
Laser Recharge: 45 [avg for Boron; superior to Kestrals 37 & 39 Mw]
Cargo: 98 M [avg.]
Hangar: 0
Marines: 0
Missles: same as Pike

Ship Description: “Created to hunt and kill enemy scouts--thereby denying the enemy intellligence--the Dartfish Heavy Scout is perhaps the most formidable M5 class ship in the galaxy. Intended to change the nature of fighter culture within the Boron military--where M5 pilots are ususally the first to die, the superb new Dartfish is meant to endow Boron M5 pilots with long operational lives. Equipped with levels of shielding often seen on medium fighters, Dartfish's shielding prevents her from being easily taken out by fast anti-Scout missles like the Wasp. Capable of equipping high-velocity lasers like Phased Repeater Guns and Pulsed Beam Emitters, Dartfish has the firepower to eliminate any enemy scouts that come within range. Her only weakness is her speed, that while faster than most Harrier and Pegasus variants, is slower than many Split Jaguar variants, but is on par with the awesome new Teladi Kestral--Dartfish's main rival. While capable of killing a Kestral, a Dartfish must catch her first. Costing roughly double most Octopus variants, the lethal Dartfish is well worth the money.”

COMMENTS: Dartfish as M5+. Sl. faster than Tel. Kestral variants.

Done: Complete as per above specs.
EDIT: 5/20/09 Spec revision, post nerfing of Kestral/Adv.Kestral.
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Poseidon as Utility Drone Mothership TL

Postby Hieronymos » Sat May 16, 2009 4:11 am

Boron Poseidon TL Class Utility Drone Mothership:
Price: MCr. 18.9924 [85% of Orca's: below avg]
Speed: 75.9-->121.5m/s [her 3R speed reduced from 137.5m/s=still very fast]
Acceleration: 5.0-->8.0m/s2 [her 3R accel.]
Steering: 0.8-->1.1rpm [her 3R steering]
Shields: 4
Shield Type: 200Mj [=800Mj: about 20% below avg.]
Shield Generator: 2,800 [her 3R spec]
Hull: 85k [far below avg.]
Hardpoints: 6: Front; L/R/Back; U/D.
Weapons: 12:
Front 4x: Teladi M6 UPDO: IRE,PAC,PRG,FBL,EBC;
L/R 1x: D_M6_ARG_BOR_FLAK: IRE,PAC,HEPT,PRG,IonD,EBC,FAA,PBG;
Back 2x: Argon M7 RILE: HEPT,CIG,MD,CFA,PBC*,IonD,IonPG,EBC,FAA,IBL;
U/D 4x: D_IRE: IRE.
Laser Charge: 12,000 [avg.]
Laser Recharge: 185 [avg.]
Cargo: 32.5k ST [below avg]
Hangar: 6
Marines: 20
Missles: same as Orca

Ship Description: “The smallest and most affordable TL class vessel in the galaxy, the Boron Poseidon Utility Drone Mothership is a popular—and somewhat controversial—new product from the Boron Strategic Policy Initiative. Developed to be affordable, yet have reasonable speed, carrying capacity and combat survivability compared to the larger Orca, the Poseidon U.D.M. is largely credited with supercharging industrial development and colonization of the Boron Rim Worlds. A favorite among smaller haulage companies, as well as the Royal Boron Colonization Board, the Poseidon is perfectly suited to the rough and tumble conditions on the Rim. Much faster than Orca, the Poseidon carries a third less cargo than Orca, and most importantly carries a shipboard Utility Drone manufacturing and maintainance plant. This allows Poseidon to make and operate drone types including Mining, Repair, Geology, Collection, Minelayer, and Orbital Weapons Platform (OWP) Construction. Accordingly, Poseidon class vessels can be customized by their owners into either Asteroid Miners, mobile Fleet Repair bases, or static Sector Defense Constructors.”

COMMENTS: Poseidon (formerly Roger Young) configured as a dedicated Drone Mothership. Note that her L/R have been reduced to 1x

Done: Complete with variations. The turret and camera placement for the L/R and U/D weapons doesn't really allow for the reduced laser count. The L/R are set to 2 lasers, and the U/D are set to 4. I'm hoping since the U/D are only IRE's, we can get away with this, otherwise I'll have to alter the model. There are two side turrets, and i have reduced the active lasers to 1 each. Since the turrets are at the bow & stern, enabling only 1 would make them effectively useless. I suggest we try it as I've configured it, and see how it works.
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Re: The DD-TC Boron Fleet

Postby Pelador » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:30 am

H are you in a position to release info on the Lamprey M7?

I was considering wether it would be sensible to make the Pirate Carrack have Boarding Pods to give purpose and attraction to that underpowered pirate ship. But looks like the Lamprey is the catch all proposed M7 Hybrid engineered towards boarding.
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Boron Lamprey M7

Postby Hieronymos » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:12 pm

Boron "Lamprey" M7 Class Light Capture Frigate: uses Deadly's new model: http://www.flatrock.org.nz/wolf/images/ ... _FtQtr.jpg She scales to about 50% of vanilla M7 displacement, making her a smaller target, and getting an equivalent spec downgrade.
Price: MCr. 41.628 [10% above M7 average; pretty high for a "light" frigate]
Speed: 132.73m/s [above average]
Steering: 4.85[above average]
Hull: 140k [average]
Shields: 2
Shield Type: 1Gj [total 2Gj=40% below average]
Shield Gen (Mw): 3,300 [40% below average]
Turrets/Hardpoints: 6 [Main; Front/L/R/Back/Down]
Guns: 14 [Main 5x: BoronM2 RILO (or something similar): ..PPC,GC,IonC; Front 8x: BoronM6Turret: ..CIG,EBC,IonD; L/R 2x: DD-noHEPTfighter: IRE,PAC,EBC,PBE; Down/Back1x: ArgonTL RILO: ...FAA.
LaserEnergy: 26,000 [60% below M7 average]
LaserRegen: 775[50% below M7 average]
Cargo: 2,100XL [40% below average]
Hangar: 4 [underwing docking; above average]
Marines: 20 + BoardingPods
Missles: same as M7 Thresher

Ship Description: "The M7 Lamprey Light Capture Frigate is yet another child of the Boron Strategic Policy Initiative created by the Boron Admiralty to ensure that they come out on top in any future war with the hated Split. Designed as a cost-effective way to capture Split Frigates, Carriers and Destroyers, the Lamprey is a fast, fairly well-shielded M7 class vessel--that unlike M7M class ship missle volleys--uses Ion Cannons and other Boron direct fire anti-shield weaponry to take down a target's shielding and disrupt engine systems--and then board targets at a distance using boarding pod launchers. She also carries underwing a complement of four Dralthi Heavy Fighters for either fighter defense, or for shield suppression of the primary target. Lampreys, while quite able defensively, are no match in conventional combat against even other M7 class opponents, and a wise commander will use them exclusively for the role for which they are uniquely qualified."

COMMENT: With just 5 Main ISR's--and IonC's--as her heaviest armament (GaussC's are probably way too much); Lamprey rates way below conventional DDRS Frigates..many of which will pack PPC's/IBL's up front--with wpns. generators to match, for a Heavy Jager role. With just 5 IonC's in her fixed-frontal for shield suppression, Lamprey will have a challenge taking on a heavy M2 alone..Which is why she's fairly well balanced..I hope. Giving her a 2x Back turret that can pack IonCannons is probably too much (giving her ability to fire on target as she pulls away after a firing run) EDIT 2/7/09: nixed Back big gun capability. Her specs are now in their 3rd revision..hopefully we'll get her right.
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