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The main Concordat Destroyer of the War, the Formidables were, pardon the pun, quite formidable. Well armed, well armored, and with good thrust, these ships could fight well above their weight class.
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                    AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
                                  VALIDATED

Class/Model/Name:  Formidable [Destroyer] 
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 2750
Vessel Type:       WarShip
Rules:             Level 2, Custom design
Rules Set:         AeroTech2

Mass:              510,000 tons
K-F Drive System:  (Unknown)
Length:            612 meters
Sail Diameter:     1,028 meters
Power Plant:       Standard
Safe Thrust:       4
Maximum Thrust:    6
Armor Type:        Standard
Armament:          
    8 NAC/25
    8 White Shark
    8 Barracuda
    8 NL55
    8 Heavy NPPC
    4 Killer Whale
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
==Overview:==
The TCS Formidable was launched in 2484 as a new and powerful Fleet combatent.
 Designed to replace the old Resolution class Destroyers, the Formidable class
were larger, more powerful, and carried--for the first time in Concordat
Destroyers--Killer Whale launchers capable of handling nuclear ordnance.

It would take 43 years before enough Formidable class vessels were in service
to replace all of the Resolutions.  Finally, though, in 2527, TCS Undaunted,
the last Resolution class vessel in active service was retired.  The Concordat
economy had suffered a severe downward turn just two years earlier, so the
hope the Admirality had in expanding the class beyond the initial thirty-six
proved a false one.

Regardless, the ships the Concordat did have proved to be exceptional vessels.
 When interstellar politics failed and war appeared on the horizon, the
economy had recovered enough to resume production of this ship.  Production
began once more in 2559, with the keel-laying ceremony for the TCS Thunderer.

Development of the new Improved Ferro-Aluminum Armor composites resulted in a
one year delay in the construction program, as the new vessels were refitted
with this advanced plating.  Despite these setbacks, twenty-four ships of this
new class were laid down and completed before the end of the war, while a
further twelve were under construction at the time of the surrender.

==Capabilities:==
While massing 530,000 tons, the Formidable class still managed to generate
3-g's of maximum thrust, though most ship captains maintained a safe thrust of
2-g's in normal operations.  609 tons of standard armor plating provided
excellent protection across all facings of ship.

As normal for most Concordat Destroyers, the Formidable had no docking
collars, but did carry two small craft and eight aerospace fighters in two
hanger bays.  Fifty Marines were also embarked for security and boarding
operations.

While these ships were never intended as transport vessels, provisions were
made to accomodate thirty-three passengers.  Two 95-meter diameter
contra-rotating grav decks allowed the passengers, marines, and crew
(thirty-three officers and one hundred forty other ranks) to maintain the peak
of physical health.

Standard fuel tanks of seventy-two hundred tons allowed for 182 burn-days at
1-g of acceleration.  Life support, food, and water were also stored in
sufficient quantites to last for six months.  Twelve thousand five hundred
tons of storage was dedicated to spare parts to maintain this complex vessel,
while an additional thirteen thousand nine hundred and seventy-one tons of
cargo volume was provided as well.

As with the Resolution class, armament was a mixed, balanced selection.  The
main guns were eight Jankowski Mark III Class 25 Naval Autocannons, each with
50 rounds of ammunition in seperate ordance magazines.  Backing up the NACs
were eight High Energy Systems Nova class Heavy Naval PPCs and eight
Martin-Gordan Sunburn Class 55 Naval Lasers.  One of each of these weapon
systems was assigned to each of the eight firing arcs of the Formidable,
providing a powerful punch in all directions, and at all ranges.

Twenty Norman/Raytheon capital missile launchers provided the anti-fighter
defenses of the Formidable, as well as a nuclear delivery system.  Eight
Barracuda class and eight White Shark class capital missile launchers were
placed in each arc of fire, with 30 missiles per launcher in individual
magazines.  In addition, four Killer Whale launchers were placed in the
fore-quarters and aft-quarters firing arcs, also with 30 missiles each.  These
launchers had a second magazine containing 5 nuclear tipped missiles--the
Formidable class was the smallest WarShip in Concordat service to have
dedicated storage of nuclear weapons factored into her design.

==Variants:==
The Block II Formidable (a.k.a. Thunderer class) was a very simple upgrade. 
It replaced the standard armor of the Formidable with IFA, and added one
additional ton to cargo space.  The Thunderer class ships were the only known
variant of the Formidables.

During the war, a concerted effort was placed to upgrade as many existing
Formidables as possible to the Block II (Thunderer) standard.  Ninteen vessels
had been refitted by war's end.

==Notable Vessels & Crews:==
Below are listed all known ships of the Formidable class, both the Block I and
the Block II (Thunderer class).


Formidable class Destroyer, Block I (Formidable class)

Formidable (SDD-037)
Fearless (SDD-038)
Furious (SDD-039)
Ferocious (SDD-040)
Audacious (SDD-041)
Ardent (SDD-042)
Adamant (SDD-043)
Arrogant (SDD-044)
Agile (SDD-045)
Monarch (SDD-046)
Magnificent (SDD-047)
Majestic (SDD-048)
Dictator (SDD-049)
Defiance (SDD-050)
Devastation (SDD-051)
Dauntless (SDD-052)
Gladiator (SDD-053)
Glorious (SDD-054)
Gauntlet (SDD-055)
Swiftsure (SDD-056)
Sentinel (SDD-057)
Superb (SDD-058)
Sovereign (SDD-059)
Scepter (SDD-060)
Sultan (SDD-061)
Cavalier (SDD-062)
Concord (SDD-063)
Colossus (SDD-064)
Consort (SDD-065)
Chivalrous (SDD-066)
Emperor (SDD-067)
Tirumph (SDD-068)
Terrible (SDD-069)
Wakeful (SDD-070)
Warspite (SDD-071)
Warrior (SDD-072)


Formidable class Destroyer, Block II (Thunderer class)

Thunderer (SDD-085)
Trouncer (SDD-086)
Protector (SDD-087)
Patroller (SDD-088)
Puncher (SDD-089)
Pursuer (SDD-090)
Hunter (SDD-091)
Lancer (SDD-092)
Fencer (SDD-093)
Defender (SDD-094)
Biter (SDD-095)
Battler (SDD-096)
Avenger (SDD-097)
Arbiter (SDD-098)
Attacker (SDD-099)
Striker (SDD-100)
Stalker (SDD-101)
Skirmisher (SDD-102)
Smiter (SDD-103)
Searcher (SDD-104)
Slinger (SDD-105)
Charger (SDD-106)
Chaser (SDD-107)
Conqueror (SDD-108)


Formidable class Destroyer, Block II (Thunderer class), incomplete at the time
of surrender

Resolution II (SDD-109)
Renown II (SDD-110)
Resistance II (SDD-111)
Reaper II (SDD-112)
Relentless II (SDD-113)
Robust II (SDD-114)
Reprisal II (SDD-115)
Ranger II (SDD-116)
Respite II (SDD-117)
Revenge II (SDD-118)
Repulse II (SDD-119)
Redoubtable II (SDD-120)



==Deployment==
The Formidables undertook the missions assigned the older Resolution class as
they replaced them in service.  These ships served across the entire Concordat
during their long careers.

As war grew more likely, they were assembled as escorts for the new capital
ships under construction, the Calderon class Battleships and the Broadsword
class Cruisers.  Few Formidables actually saw service with the heavy arm of
the Fleet, however.

Formidable class vessels--and the later Thunderer class--were far too valuable
as fast reaction vessels to spend all of their time in the company of ships
that were committed to only major actions.  These ships raced across the
Concordat, playing fireman to the many hotspots that eurpted during the War.

Ships of both these classes served until the very last day of the War.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Class/Model/Name:  Formidable [Destroyer] 
Mass:              510,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass  
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                      122,400.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 4
      Maximum Thrust: 6
Kearny-Fuchida Hyperdrive:  Compact (Integrity = 11)               230,775.00
Jump Sail (Detachable): (Integrity = 4)                                 56.00
Structural Integrity: 60                                            30,600.00
Total Heat Sinks:    3,440 Single                                    2,901.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                   7,344.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:              1,275.00
Fire Control Computers:                                                   .00
Food & Water:  (180 days supply)                                       270.00
Armor Type:  Standard  (280 total armor pts)                           609.00
                           Capital Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                                 47
   Fore-Left/Right:                   47/47
   Aft-Left/Right:                    47/47
   Aft:                                  45

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  Fighters (4) with 2 doors                                   600.00
           Small Craft (1) with 1 door                                 200.00
   Bay 2:  Fighters (4) with 2 doors                                   600.00
           Small Craft (1) with 1 door                                 200.00
   Bay 3:  Cargo (1) with 2 doors                                   13,971.00

Grav Decks #1 - 2:  (95-meter diameter)                                100.00
Escape Pods:  50 (7 tons each)                                         350.00

Crew and Passengers:
     33 Officers (33 minimum)                                          330.00
    114 Crew (114 minimum)                                             798.00
     44 Gunners (44 minimum)                                           308.00
     10 1st Class Passengers                                           100.00
     23 2nd Class Passengers                                           161.00
     50 Marines                                                        250.00
     26 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        Nose        25     25     25     --   85  3,030.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     Nose         3      3      3      3   15  1,320.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       Nose         2      2      2      2   10    990.00
1 NL55                     Nose         6      6      6      6   85  1,100.00
1 Heavy NPPC               Nose        15     15     15     15  225  3,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        FL/R        25     25     25     --  170  6,060.00
1 Killer Whale(35 msls)    FL/R         4      4      4      4   40  3,800.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     FL/R         3      3      3      3   30  2,640.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       FL/R         2      2      2      2   20  1,980.00
1 NL55                     FL/R         6      6      6      6  170  2,200.00
1 Heavy NPPC               FL/R        15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        L/RBS       25     25     25     --  170  6,060.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     L/RBS        3      3      3      3   30  2,640.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       L/RBS        2      2      2      2   20  1,980.00
1 NL55                     L/RBS        6      6      6      6  170  2,200.00
1 Heavy NPPC               L/RBS       15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        AL/R        25     25     25     --  170  6,060.00
1 Killer Whale(35 msls)    AL/R         4      4      4      4   40  3,800.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     AL/R         3      3      3      3   30  2,640.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       AL/R         2      2      2      2   20  1,980.00
1 NL55                     AL/R         6      6      6      6  170  2,200.00
1 Heavy NPPC               AL/R        15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        Aft         25     25     25     --   85  3,030.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     Aft          3      3      3      3   15  1,320.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       Aft          2      2      2      2   10    990.00
1 NL55                     Aft          6      6      6      6   85  1,100.00
1 Heavy NPPC               Aft         15     15     15     15  225  3,000.00
1 Lot Spare Parts (2.45%)                                           12,500.00
1 Bay Personnel Quarters                                               182.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                            Heat: 3,440     510,000.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        2,071,745,600 C-Bills
Battle Value:      119,859
Cost per BV:       17,284.86
Weapon Value:      37,502 (Ratio = .31)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 3,863;  MRV = 3,863;  LRV = 3,064;  ERV = 1,234
Maintenance:       Maintenance Point Value (MPV) = 346,262
                   (35,784 Structure, 160,478 Life Support, 150,000 Weapons)
                   Support Points (SP) = 423,900  (122% of MPV)
BattleForce2:      Not applicable
Code:
                    AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
                                  VALIDATED

Class/Model/Name:  Thunderer [Destroyer] 
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 2750
Vessel Type:       WarShip
Rules:             Level 2, Custom design
Rules Set:         AeroTech2

Mass:              510,000 tons
K-F Drive System:  (Unknown)
Length:            612 meters
Sail Diameter:     1,028 meters
Power Plant:       Standard
Safe Thrust:       4
Maximum Thrust:    6
Armor Type:        Improved Ferro-aluminum
Armament:          
    8 NAC/25
    8 White Shark
    8 Barracuda
    8 NL55
    8 Heavy NPPC
    4 Killer Whale
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Class/Model/Name:  Thunderer [Destroyer] 
Mass:              510,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass  
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                      122,400.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 4
      Maximum Thrust: 6
Kearny-Fuchida Hyperdrive:  Compact (Integrity = 11)               230,775.00
Jump Sail (Detachable): (Integrity = 4)                                 56.00
Structural Integrity: 60                                            30,600.00
Total Heat Sinks:    3,440 Single                                    2,901.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                   7,344.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:              1,275.00
Fire Control Computers:                                                   .00
Food & Water:  (180 days supply)                                       270.00
Armor Type:  Improved Ferro-aluminum  (401 total armor pts)            608.00
                           Capital Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                                 67
   Fore-Left/Right:                   67/67
   Aft-Left/Right:                    67/67
   Aft:                                  66

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  Fighters (4) with 2 doors                                   600.00
           Small Craft (1) with 1 door                                 200.00
   Bay 2:  Fighters (4) with 2 doors                                   600.00
           Small Craft (1) with 1 door                                 200.00
   Bay 3:  Cargo (1) with 2 doors                                   13,972.00

Grav Decks #1 - 2:  (95-meter diameter)                                100.00
Escape Pods:  50 (7 tons each)                                         350.00

Crew and Passengers:
     33 Officers (33 minimum)                                          330.00
    114 Crew (114 minimum)                                             798.00
     44 Gunners (44 minimum)                                           308.00
     10 1st Class Passengers                                           100.00
     23 2nd Class Passengers                                           161.00
     50 Marines                                                        250.00
     26 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        Nose        25     25     25     --   85  3,030.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     Nose         3      3      3      3   15  1,320.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       Nose         2      2      2      2   10    990.00
1 NL55                     Nose         6      6      6      6   85  1,100.00
1 Heavy NPPC               Nose        15     15     15     15  225  3,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        FL/R        25     25     25     --  170  6,060.00
1 Killer Whale(35 msls)    FL/R         4      4      4      4   40  3,800.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     FL/R         3      3      3      3   30  2,640.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       FL/R         2      2      2      2   20  1,980.00
1 NL55                     FL/R         6      6      6      6  170  2,200.00
1 Heavy NPPC               FL/R        15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        L/RBS       25     25     25     --  170  6,060.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     L/RBS        3      3      3      3   30  2,640.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       L/RBS        2      2      2      2   20  1,980.00
1 NL55                     L/RBS        6      6      6      6  170  2,200.00
1 Heavy NPPC               L/RBS       15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        AL/R        25     25     25     --  170  6,060.00
1 Killer Whale(35 msls)    AL/R         4      4      4      4   40  3,800.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     AL/R         3      3      3      3   30  2,640.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       AL/R         2      2      2      2   20  1,980.00
1 NL55                     AL/R         6      6      6      6  170  2,200.00
1 Heavy NPPC               AL/R        15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        Aft         25     25     25     --   85  3,030.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     Aft          3      3      3      3   15  1,320.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       Aft          2      2      2      2   10    990.00
1 NL55                     Aft          6      6      6      6   85  1,100.00
1 Heavy NPPC               Aft         15     15     15     15  225  3,000.00
1 Lot Spare Parts (2.45%)                                           12,500.00
1 Bay Personnel Quarters                                               182.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                            Heat: 3,440     510,000.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        2,120,365,600 C-Bills
Battle Value:      121,730
Cost per BV:       17,418.6
Weapon Value:      44,081 (Ratio = .36)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 3,863;  MRV = 3,863;  LRV = 3,064;  ERV = 1,234
Maintenance:       Maintenance Point Value (MPV) = 346,261
                   (35,783 Structure, 160,478 Life Support, 150,000 Weapons)
                   Support Points (SP) = 423,900  (122% of MPV)
BattleForce2:      Not applicable                    AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
                                  VALIDATED

Class/Model/Name:  Thunderer [Destroyer] 
Tech:              Inner Sphere / 2750
Vessel Type:       WarShip
Rules:             Level 2, Custom design
Rules Set:         AeroTech2

Mass:              510,000 tons
K-F Drive System:  (Unknown)
Length:            612 meters
Sail Diameter:     1,028 meters
Power Plant:       Standard
Safe Thrust:       4
Maximum Thrust:    6
Armor Type:        Improved Ferro-aluminum
Armament:          
    8 NAC/25
    8 White Shark
    8 Barracuda
    8 NL55
    8 Heavy NPPC
    4 Killer Whale
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Class/Model/Name:  Thunderer [Destroyer] 
Mass:              510,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass  
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                      122,400.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 4
      Maximum Thrust: 6
Kearny-Fuchida Hyperdrive:  Compact (Integrity = 11)               230,775.00
Jump Sail (Detachable): (Integrity = 4)                                 56.00
Structural Integrity: 60                                            30,600.00
Total Heat Sinks:    3,440 Single                                    2,901.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                   7,344.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:              1,275.00
Fire Control Computers:                                                   .00
Food & Water:  (180 days supply)                                       270.00
Armor Type:  Improved Ferro-aluminum  (401 total armor pts)            608.00
                           Capital Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                                 67
   Fore-Left/Right:                   67/67
   Aft-Left/Right:                    67/67
   Aft:                                  66

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  Fighters (4) with 2 doors                                   600.00
           Small Craft (1) with 1 door                                 200.00
   Bay 2:  Fighters (4) with 2 doors                                   600.00
           Small Craft (1) with 1 door                                 200.00
   Bay 3:  Cargo (1) with 2 doors                                   13,972.00

Grav Decks #1 - 2:  (95-meter diameter)                                100.00
Escape Pods:  50 (7 tons each)                                         350.00

Crew and Passengers:
     33 Officers (33 minimum)                                          330.00
    114 Crew (114 minimum)                                             798.00
     44 Gunners (44 minimum)                                           308.00
     10 1st Class Passengers                                           100.00
     23 2nd Class Passengers                                           161.00
     50 Marines                                                        250.00
     26 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        Nose        25     25     25     --   85  3,030.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     Nose         3      3      3      3   15  1,320.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       Nose         2      2      2      2   10    990.00
1 NL55                     Nose         6      6      6      6   85  1,100.00
1 Heavy NPPC               Nose        15     15     15     15  225  3,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        FL/R        25     25     25     --  170  6,060.00
1 Killer Whale(35 msls)    FL/R         4      4      4      4   40  3,800.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     FL/R         3      3      3      3   30  2,640.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       FL/R         2      2      2      2   20  1,980.00
1 NL55                     FL/R         6      6      6      6  170  2,200.00
1 Heavy NPPC               FL/R        15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        L/RBS       25     25     25     --  170  6,060.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     L/RBS        3      3      3      3   30  2,640.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       L/RBS        2      2      2      2   20  1,980.00
1 NL55                     L/RBS        6      6      6      6  170  2,200.00
1 Heavy NPPC               L/RBS       15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        AL/R        25     25     25     --  170  6,060.00
1 Killer Whale(35 msls)    AL/R         4      4      4      4   40  3,800.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     AL/R         3      3      3      3   30  2,640.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       AL/R         2      2      2      2   20  1,980.00
1 NL55                     AL/R         6      6      6      6  170  2,200.00
1 Heavy NPPC               AL/R        15     15     15     15  450  6,000.00
1 NAC/25(50 rounds)        Aft         25     25     25     --   85  3,030.00
1 White Shark(30 msls)     Aft          3      3      3      3   15  1,320.00
1 Barracuda(30 msls)       Aft          2      2      2      2   10    990.00
1 NL55                     Aft          6      6      6      6   85  1,100.00
1 Heavy NPPC               Aft         15     15     15     15  225  3,000.00
1 Lot Spare Parts (2.45%)                                           12,500.00
1 Bay Personnel Quarters                                               182.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTALS:                                            Heat: 3,440     510,000.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        2,120,365,600 C-Bills
Battle Value:      121,730
Cost per BV:       17,418.6
Weapon Value:      44,081 (Ratio = .36)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 3,863;  MRV = 3,863;  LRV = 3,064;  ERV = 1,234
Maintenance:       Maintenance Point Value (MPV) = 346,261
                   (35,783 Structure, 160,478 Life Support, 150,000 Weapons)
                   Support Points (SP) = 423,900  (122% of MPV)
BattleForce2:      Not applicable
Well, ladies and gentlemen, that's all for today. On Monday, I will begin posting the heavier ships of the Fleet, starting with the 'Connies', a.k.a. the Constellation class Frigate.

Arminas tar Valantil
Grand Master of the Ebon Rose


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