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Stedlas-class (Zhodani) System Defense Boat


The Stedlas SDB was introduced by the Zhodani Consulate Navy during the Fourth Frontier War. Unlike many of its SDBs, the Consulate intended the new class as a premier signature of its power and influence. Heavily armored, carrying a Kia class heavy fighter, and armed with a 900 MJ Spinal NPAW, the class was simply to expensive for most of the Consulate's frontier worlds, limiting its distribution to high population worlds or major military installations.

After the Collapse, however, defense against rampaging Vampire ships caused the Zhodani admiralty to reevaluate their policies surrounding the Stedlas. Experimental studies had shown that NPAWs were highly effective against Virus infected computers, but also that the Consulate's local defense forces were experiencing a shortage of such craft. To compensate for these new realities, a less expensive "frontier" model was introduced in 1139. It featured a smaller 490 MJ NPAW, carried troops and a cutter for inspection duties, and downgraded the armor to manageable levels. While the class was still more expensive than the average SDB, the Consulate managed to deploy the economy version on a 2:1 ratio to the older ships. After the Rape of Trin, the Regency of Deneb obtained a limited license for manufacturing this version for its own local planetary forces: about two hundred of the class exist in Denebian livery, scattered all along its long borders with frontier navies. These ships are a frequent and feared sight to the many smugglers and Pack thugs that challenge the Quarantine regulations.

Note: The Stedlas was originally designed for Adventure Ships 1 (FASA) by J. Andrew Keith. Stats from that book provided courtesy of Christian Mcdonald-Kelley

General Data
Displacement: 400 Hull Armor: 98
Length: 66 meters Volume: 5,600 cubic meters
Price: MCr 247.073 Target Size: S
Configuration: Needle SL Tech Level: E (14)
Mass (L/E): 3,735.752 tons/3,532.18 tons
Power Plant: TL-14 1413 MW Fusion (One Year Duration) (100 MW/Hit)
G-Rating: 6G Heplar (200 MW/G), CG Lifters (Hi-Eff, 40 MW)
G-Turns: 85.5 (25 m3 each)
Fuel Tankage: 2137.5 m3+141.3 m3 for power plant
Maint: 111
Computer: 2xTL-14Fb (1 MW)
Commo: 1x1000 AU Radio (20 MW), 2x1000 AU Maser (0.6 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, Grav/Inertial Positioning, 180 km NOE
Sensors: PEMS 150,000 km Fixed (Range:5, 0.15 MW), 180,000 km Folding Array (Range:6, 0.2 MW), AEMS 2x360,000 km (Range:12, 17 MW)
Workstations: 6 Bridge plus 14 Normal
Offensive: 490 MJ Spinal NPAW (Loc:1, Arcs:1; -1 DMs, 1 Crew, 68.05 MW), 2xRemote Missle Barbettes (Loc:10,11; Arcs:All, 5 Ready Missles, 0.15 MW)
Weapon Performance: 490 MJ NPAW 10:111 20:111 40:62 80:31
Defensive: None
Fire Control: 1xTL-14 msl/bm MFD (Range:10, -5 DMs, 1 Crew, 0.12 MW)
Life Support: Extended (1.12 MW), AG/GC (5G, 28 MW)
Crew: 21 (1 Maneuver, 2 Electronics, 2 Gunnery, 12 Engineering, 1 Maintenance, 3 Command) plus 3 Small Craft and 27 Inspection Troops
Crew Accomodations: 3 Small Staterooms (Single Occupancy), 9 Small Staterooms (Double Occupancy)
Passenger Accomodations: 30xBunks (Varying Occupancy)
Airlocks: 4
Cargo: 44.056 m3, Small Cargo Hatch
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: Provision for a 50 ton Modular Cutter (Docking Ring), One Launch Port
Other Fittings: None
Features: Fuel Scoops (10%, 0.95 hours)
11.38 MW Surplus

System Damage Tables

PP: 14H SSR: 2h NPAW: 4H
MD: 2H AG: 1H MB: 1H
CG: 1H MFD: 3h  
LS: 8H EMM: 1H  
ELS: 4H EMMR: (5h)  

Damage Location Table

Location Surface Internal
1 Ant 1-3: NPAW, 4-20: Elec
2-3 1-18:Ant, 19:AL 1-4: NPAW, 5-6: Elec, 7-20: Qtrs
4-5 Ant Hold
6-7   1-4: NPAW, 5-20: Hold
8-9 FuelScoops 1-15: Bunkroom, 16-20: Hold
10   1-4: NPAW, 5-13: Qtrs, 14-19: MB, 20: Hold
11 1-2: CH 1-6: MB, 7-10: Hold, 11-20: DockingRing
12-13   Hold
14-15 1-13: LP DockingRing
16-19   1-10: Eng, 11-20: Hold
20 1-11: EMMR 1-6: Elec, 7-17: Eng, 18-20: Hold