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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:33 PM
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Default Aristina Class Frigate

This is the ship I designed for the recent BCS tournament (See the Classic Traveller forum). Specs were 1000 MCr max, Jump-3, Maneuver-3, TL-12.

First part of a design in my mind is the computer...Always max for the TL. Then I figure out the main armament. Missiles in this case. I went with 2 batteries of 6 (Rating 3) mostly for the hit shift. A level 3 missile can hit a small agility 6 craft, whereas a level 2 can't. This left one hardpoint free for the Sandcasters...They were an afterthought, and didn't influence the battles at all.

Next step is maxing Agility...Unfortunately, with the TL12 power plants, I could only go to a max of 5. I don't bother with emergency agility...Wasn't really worth it, though with the weapon load-outs, I probably could have just used emergency agility as standard...But I don't really like that rule.

Throw the rest into armor (But make sure I have at least some).

I wanted more than one ship to take advantage of the class discount. I originally went with a 400 ton hull, but that didn't work out for some reason that I don't recall. Two Aristinas made it close to the 1BCr mark.

I never designed ships at a non-TL 15 before, so this was an interesting challenge. I went 4-1 in the tournament, tieing for 1st place with two others.

Aristina is my Goddess of luck, but in the first game, she didn't help me out (I got two hits, which didn't pen a damper in 6 turns.)

Ship: Aristina
Class: Aristina Frigate
Type: Frigate
Architect: Skyth
Tech Level: 12

USP
FF-5435662-640000-00003-0 MCr 548.782 500 Tons
Bat Bear 1 2 Crew: 12
Bat 1 2 TL: 12

Cargo: 8.000 Fuel: 180.000 EP: 30.000 Agility: 5
Fuel Treatment: Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification

Architects Fee: MCr 5.488 Cost in Quantity: MCr 439.026


Detailed Description

HULL
500.000 tons standard, 7,000.000 cubic meters, Close Structure Configuration

CREW
Pilot, Navigator, 6 Engineers, Medic, 3 Gunners

ENGINEERING
Jump-3, 5G Manuever, Power plant-6, 30.000 EP, Agility 5

AVIONICS
Bridge, Model/6 Computer

HARDPOINTS
5 Hardpoints

ARMAMENT
4 Triple Missile Turrets organised into 2 Batteries (Factor-3)

DEFENCES
1 Triple Sandcaster Turret organised into 1 Battery (Factor-4), Armoured Hull (Factor-6)

FUEL
180.000 Tons Fuel (3 parsecs jump and 28 days endurance)
On Board Fuel Scoops, On Board Fuel Purification Plant

MISCELLANEOUS
6.0 Staterooms, 8.000 Tons Cargo

COST
MCr 554.270 Singly (incl. Architects fees of MCr 5.488), MCr 439.026 in Quantity
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Old March 16th, 2009, 03:46 AM
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Default Go with config-6

That's a damn good design.

I would go for config-6, though. You can hide it underwater, and the extra cost is minimal.
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