The government of Vincennes has, for historical reasons, long preferred to rely on a mobile force of system defence boats rather than extensive fixed installations. With the recent development of more compact meson weaponry and power production technology, the Crown issued a requirement for an SDB in the 200-500 ton class that would be armed with a meson gun and meson communicator. Operating from beneath Vincennes' oceans, this vessel would offer the same capabilities as a fixed deep meson site, but with far greater survivability and strategic flexibility. The contract was won by Storm Industries' Turenne-class, and volume production of the SDB was begun in 1113. Note that to date, the Vincennien government has not licenced export of this vessel to any third party - although the Imperial Navy is believed to have expressed in interest in acquiring a squadron to defend the naval depot in the Deneb sector.
Crew: 29 Total. 13 Command and Control, 3 Maneuver Drive, 1 Medical, 4 Meson Screen Operators, 4 Nuclear Damper Operators, 4 Turret Gunners.
Hull: 400-ton VGSL, non Lifting Body, Medium Frame, Standard Materials, Hyperdense (Expensive) Armored Hull (DR 12000, Thermal Super-conducting Armor, Psi-Shielded), Total Compartmentalization, Radical Stealth (-18, AMod -9), Radical Emission Cloaking (-18, PMod -9 [-9, PMod 0 in space]).
Control Areas: Command Bridge (Hardened, Complexity 10), Adv Sensors, EW (Hardened, Complexity 11).
|Communicator Range (mi)||Radio||Maser||Laser||Meson|
|Sensors Range/Rating (mi)||Passive||Active||Radscanner|
|EW Range(/Rating) (mi)||Area Jammer||Radio Direction Finder||Radio Jammer|
Engineering: Engineering (Membrane Airlock, 112.1 dtons[4,672.79 MW], 58 Continuous Life Support), 78 Thruster (6.06 / 6.27 Gs, 27,300 stons thrust), Utility (Membrane Airlock).
Accommodations: 13 Stateroom, 2 Bunk Room, Sickbay (3 Patients), Workshop (Complete, +2 repairs, 3 Users), 2 Troop Armory (40 Users), 2 Battle Dress Morgue (40 Users).
Armaments: 50 Meson Screen (47,619 DR), 4 Nuclear Damper (20 mi), 1 Turret Battery of 1 (DR6000, 1300 MJ Hv Laser), 1 Turret Battery of 1 (DR6000, 1.4 Gj Meson Gun), 2 Turret Batteries of 1 each (DR6000, 3xHv Missile Rack [RoF Bonus +1]).
|Weapon Name||Qty||Type||Acc||SS||Dmg||RoF||1/2 Rng||Max|
|1300 MJ Hv Laser||1||Imp||34||30||5dx200(2)||1/60 (+7)||50531/5||151592/15|
|1.4 Gj Meson Gun||1||Exp||30||30||6dx550(!)||1/60 (+7)||5200/1||15600/2|
|Hv Missile Rack ||6||(+0)||10M/1000|
Stores: 20 Anti-blast Magazine (27xTurret Hv Missile Load [x8], 0.6 dtons free for cargo), 30 Hold.
Statistics: EMass 4,354.44 stons, LMass 4,507.24 stons, Cost MCr936.31, HP 31,500, Damage Threshold 3,150, Size Mod 9, HT 12, 146.9 Man-Hours/day Maintenance.
Space Performance: sAcc L/E 6.06 / 6.27 Gs.
Air Performance: aSpeed 740 mph, Skimming aSpeed 27,929 mph, aLift 13,650 stons.
Underwater Performance: uSpeed 60 mph, Crush Depth 60100 yds.
Sample Times : Orbit 0.04 Hrs, Escape Velocity 0.05 Hrs, 100D 2.59 Hrs, Earth-Mars 44.55 Hrs.
All times are Earth Std, Full Load.
100D and Earth-Mars assume mid-point turnover.