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Spec Revision: Boron “Poseidon” TL Class Heavy Transporter

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:21 pm
by Hieronymos
Boron “Poseidon” TL Class Heavy Transporter: a “Radical Departure” TL/M7(M) Hybrid
Price: MCr. 50.274 (225% of Orca’s MCr. 22.344 )
Speed: 96.2m/s—121.4m/s (faster than Orca’s 110m/s)
Steering: 0.7---1.0rpm (double Orca’s 0.5)
Acceleration: ..Orcas’
Hull: 220k (midway between Orca TL 135k and Shark M1 360k)
Shields: 4
ShieldType: 1Gj [=4Gj total; 200% Orcas’ 1Gj; over Threshers’ 3Gj]
Shield Generator: 4,950MW (over O’s 3.8k; below T’s 5.9k)
Hardpoints: 6: Front, L/R/B, U/D
Front 8x: D_BORON_TL_LIGHT: IRE,PAC,PRG,MD,EBC. (two quad small turrets on her forward edge, underlip)
L/R/Back 4x: D_BORON_TL_HEAVY: HEPT,CIG,EBC, IonPG,IonC,PPC,GC,FAA,PBC*. (three big turrets; L/R near bow, topside. Back..?)
Laser Charge: 32,800 (below T’s 50.5kk)
Laser Recharge: 360 (above Elephant’s 273)
Cargo: 48,000ST (just under O’s 50k)
Hangar: 8 (just below O’s 10)
Marines: 20
Missles: Mosquito,Wasp,Dragonfly,Disruptor,Firefly,Silkworm, Thunderbolt, Hornet,Hurricane, Typhoon, Hammer H.Torp,Tomahawk,Flail Barrage Missle, Firestorm Torp.

Description: “Split rear-area raids in the last Galactic War succeeded in destroying the bulk of the Boron army as it travelled by rear area convoy to retake the Boron Rim Worlds recently occupied by the Split. For the rest of the war, the Boron could control the airspace of their lost Rim worlds, but lacked the troops to recapture them. After the war, The Boron Strategic Policy Institute recommended and designed a powerful heavy transport that can hold her own against Split Frigates and corvettes, and so ensure the survival of Boron supply and troop convoys. The Boron Poseidon Heavy Transport uses cutting edge technology to produce a TL superior to Orca in almost every way. Poseidon is faster, better shielded, and uses the new organo-ceramic armoring. Poseidon’s mix of heavy and light turrets enables her to mount a mix of Gauss Cannons, Flak Cannons, and short range anti-fighter weapons like Mass Drivers, giving her the capability to destroy multiple threat types. And having access to ammo-based weaponry like GC’s and MD’s means that Poseidon class vessels will not be crippled by shortages of weapons energy. Unlike any other TL class vessel, Poseidon carries the sophisticated targeting equipment necessary to use the Flail Barrage Missle and Firestorm Torpedo , giving her incredible long-range missle capabilities. An almost perfect TL, Poseidons’ only drawback is her high pricetag.”

Comments: If mounted with GC’s at L/R/Back, and MD/EBC at Front, U/D can use FAA’s and fire indefinitely…If carrying a decent number of Flails, an ai-controlled Poseidon will be an awesome challenge..
This is a revised version of original (New) Poseidon TL proposal, with no main battery; more shielding,; sl. different turret designations.