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 Post subject: TCS Broadsword (Cruiser)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:19 am 
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The final ship of the Taurian Concordat, the Broadsword was originally designed to replace the ancient Winchester in service. These ships served from the first major battle of the War (Case Amber) to the last desperate days of fighting in Flannagan's Nebula.
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                    AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout
                                  VALIDATED

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

Mass:              810,000 tons
K-F Drive System:  (Unknown)
Length:            797 meters
Sail Diameter:     1,137 meters
Power Plant:       Standard
Safe Thrust:       3
Maximum Thrust:    5
Armor Type:        Improved Ferro-aluminum
Armament:          
    8 Killer Whale
    8 White Shark
    8 Barracuda
   16 NAC/30
   16 Heavy NPPC
   12 NL55
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==Overview:==
Designed to replace the venerable Winchester and Winchester II vessels in
Taurian service, the Broadsword was a modern, capable design in the mold of
the Calderon class Battleship.

Laid down in 2568, the first Broadsword entered service in 2573.  TCS
Broadsword proved itself as a worth successor in Case Amber, impressing
officers and crew throughout the Concordat Navy during that action.

Throughout the Reunification War, Broadsword class vessels were found leading
Task Groups and Task Forces.  Outfitted as Flagships, these ships led from the
front.  However, just as with the even larger and more powerful Calderon
class, Concordat shipyards just could not produce enough of these vessels, and
their rates of production was low.

Despite being a fine ship, the Broadsword's career ended when the Concordat
surrendered on September 22, 2596.

==Capabilities:==
Using an 810,000 ton frame, the Broadsword class managed to match the thrust
profile of the Winchester class--a ship lighter by 70,000 tons.  Nearly 1,300
tons of Improved Ferro-aluminum armor provided protection that rivaled many
Inner Sphere battleships.

With four docking collars, sixteen aerospace fighters, and four small craft,
the Broadsword was amply supplied with support craft.  One hundred and fifty
marines rounded out its multi-force capability.  All Broadsword class vessels
were outfitted with a 3,000 ton Flag Bridge, to which twelve officers and
eighteen other ranks were attached.

Another 31 passengers could be carried, in addition to the crew of three
hundred and twenty-seven.  Two 105-meter diameter grav decks allowed crew,
passengers, and marines to remain in tip-top health.

Sixteen Jankowski Mark IV Class 30 Naval Autocannons provided the main punch
of the design, mounted in two gun sections in each firing arc.  Each gun was
provided with a 50-round magazine.  Sixteen High Energy Systems Nova class
Heavy Naval PPCs provided additional firepower, as did twelve Martin-Gordan
Sunburn Class 55 Naval Lasers.  The Nova PPCs were mounted adjacent to the
Mark IVs, but the twelve Sunburns were mounted in twin mounts in the
fore-quarters, broadsides, and aft-quarters firing arcs.

Anti-fighter defense were provided by 8 Norman/Raytheon Barracuda class
capital missile launchers (30 missile each), 8 Norman/Raytheon White Shark
class capital missile launchers (30 missiles each), and 8 Norman/Raytheon
Killer Whale class capital missile launchers (35 missiles, of which 5 were
nuclear, each).



==Notable Vessels & Crews:==
Below are listed all known vessels of the Broadsword class.

Broadsword (SCA-021)
Battleaxe (SCA-022)
Scimitar (SCA-023)
Claymore (SCA-024)
Halbred (SCA-025)
Glaive (SCA-026)
Warhammer (SCA-027)
Cutlass (SCA-028)
Katana (SCA-029)
Rapier (SCA-030)
Pike (SCA-031)
Mace (SCA-032)

Broadsword class vessels incomplete on date of surrender.

Spatha (SCA-033)
Falchion (SCA-034)
Kukri (SCA-035)
Flail (SCA-036)
Morning Star (SCA-037)
Saber (SCA-038)
Stiletto (SCA-039)
Gladius (SCA-040)

==Deployment==
Reaching the Fleet just before the outbreak of the War, there were never
enough Broadsword class ships for all the required missions--especially after
the Battle of Robsart.  By 2587, all surviving ships of this class had been
pulled back to Flanagan's Nebula to assist in the defense of Gateway Point.

The five year long campaign of attrition that followed caused the destruction
of most of these ships, but at least two (TCS Scimitar and TCS Rapier)
survived the fighting.  Both were scuttled by their own crews to avoid seizure
by the victorious Star League.

An additional eight incomplete ships of this class were destroyed still in
their building slips as well.



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Class/Model/Name:  Broadsword [Cruiser] 
Mass:              810,000 tons

Equipment:                                                            Mass  
Power Plant, Drive & Control:                                      145,800.00
Thrust:  Safe Thrust: 3
      Maximum Thrust: 5
Kearny-Fuchida Hyperdrive:  Compact (Integrity = 17)               366,525.00
Jump Sail (Detachable): (Integrity = 4)                                 70.00
Structural Integrity: 80                                            64,800.00
Total Heat Sinks:    6,580 Single                                    5,995.00
Fuel & Fuel Pumps:                                                  14,688.00
Bridge, Controls, Radar, Computer & Attitude Thrusters:              2,025.00
Fire Control Computers:                                                   .00
Food & Water:  (360 days supply)                                       972.00
Armor Type:  Improved Ferro-aluminum  (826 total armor pts)          1,296.00
                           Capital Scale Armor Pts
   Location:                            L / R
   Fore:                                138
   Fore-Left/Right:                  138/138
   Aft-Left/Right:                   138/138
   Aft:                                 136

Cargo:
   Bay 1:  Fighters (8) with 2 doors                                 1,200.00
           Small Craft (2) with 1 door                                 400.00
   Bay 2:  Fighters (8) with 2 doors                                 1,200.00
           Small Craft (2) with 1 door                                 400.00
   Bay 3:  Cargo (1) with 2 doors                                   21,250.00

DropShip Capacity:  4 Docking Hardpoints                             4,000.00
Grav Decks #1 - 2:  (105-meter diameter)                               200.00
Escape Pods:  90 (7 tons each)                                         630.00

Crew and Passengers:
     48 Officers (48 minimum)                                          480.00
    159 Crew (159 minimum)                                           1,113.00
     68 Gunners (68 minimum)                                           476.00
     22 1st Class Passengers                                           220.00
     41 2nd Class Passengers                                           287.00
    150 Marines                                                        750.00
     52 Bay Personnel                                                     .00
Weapons and Equipment      Loc        SRV    MRV    LRV    ERV  Heat    Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 Killer Whale(35 msls)    Nose         4      4      4      4   20  1,900.00
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
2 NAC/30(100 rounds)       Nose        60     60     60     --  200  7,080.00
2 Heavy NPPC               Nose        30     30     30     30  450  6,000.00
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
2 NAC/30(100 rounds)       FL/R        60     60     60     --  400 14,160.00
2 NL55                     FL/R        11     11     11     11  340  4,400.00
2 Heavy NPPC               FL/R        30     30     30     30  900 12,000.00
1 Killer Whale(35 msls)    L/RBS        4      4      4      4   40  3,800.00
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
2 NAC/30(100 rounds)       L/RBS       60     60     60     --  400 14,160.00
2 NL55                     L/RBS       11     11     11     11  340  4,400.00
2 Heavy NPPC               L/RBS       30     30     30     30  900 12,000.00
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
2 NAC/30(100 rounds)       AL/R        60     60     60     --  400 14,160.00
2 NL55                     AL/R        11     11     11     11  340  4,400.00
2 Heavy NPPC               AL/R        30     30     30     30  900 12,000.00
1 Killer Whale(35 msls)    Aft          4      4      4      4   20  1,900.00
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
2 NAC/30(100 rounds)       Aft         60     60     60     --  200  7,080.00
2 Heavy NPPC               Aft         30     30     30     30  450  6,000.00
1 Lot Spare Parts (2.50%)                                           20,250.00
1 Bay Personnel Quarters                                               364.00
1 Flag Bridge                                                        3,089.00
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TOTALS:                                            Heat: 6,580     810,000.00
Tons Left:                                                                .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost:        5,964,163,200 C-Bills
Battle Value:      201,444
Cost per BV:       29,607.05
Weapon Value:      80,110 (Ratio = .40)
Damage Factors:    SRV = 7,878;  MRV = 7,878;  LRV = 6,228;  ERV = 2,469
Maintenance:       Maintenance Point Value (MPV) = 560,306
                   (74,634 Structure, 209,452 Life Support, 276,220 Weapons)
                   Support Points (SP) = 610,875  (109% of MPV)
BattleForce2:      Not applicable


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