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[HG] Forge-class Astroid Mining Rig

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Ship: Forge
Class: Forge
Type: Astroid Mining Rig
Architect: T-Y-C Corporation
Tech Level: 11

USP
GX-E7013C3-040000-00004-0 MCr2,625.6 5 KTons
Bat Bear 6 1 Crew: 148
Bat 6 1 TL: 11

Cargo: 723 Fuel: 900 EP: 150 Agility: 0 Shipboard Security Detail: 5
Craft: 10 x 100T Seekers (not included in price), 20 x 17T TYC MB-11C Belter Bins, 1 x 50T Modular Cutter (w/ Passenger Module), 1 x 27T Modular Cutter Fuel Module, 1 x 27T Modular Cutter Cargo Module
Fuel Treatment: On Board Fuel Purification

Architects Fee: MCr 22.5 Cost in Quantity: MCr 2,176


Detailed Description

HULL
5,000 tons standard, 70,000 cubic meters, Dispersed Structure Configuration

CREW
11 Officers, 137 Ratings

ENGINEERING
No Jump, 1G Manuever, Power plant-3, 150 EP, Agility 0

AVIONICS
Bridge, Model/3fib Computer

HARDPOINTS
50 Hardpoints

ARMAMENT
4x Triple Missile Turrets organised into 1 Battery (Factor-4)
4x 50-ton Beam Laser Bays (Factor-8)

DEFENCES
6 Triple Sandcaster Turrets organised into 6 Batteries (Factor-4)

CRAFT
- 10x 100-ton Seekers (reserved berthing space only; not included in price)
- 20x 17-ton TYC MB-11C Belter Bins (Crew of 1, Cost of MCr17)
- 1x 50-ton Modular Cutter (w/ Passenger Module) (Crew of 2, Cost of MCr28.1)
- 1x 27-ton Modular Cutter Fuel Module (Cost of MCr3)
- 1x 27-ton Modular Cutter Cargo Module(Cost of MCr3)

FUEL
900 Tons Fuel (168 days endurance)
No Fuel Scoops, On Board Fuel Purification Plant

MISCELLANEOUS
100 Staterooms, 20 Low Berths, 723 Tons Cargo

USER DEFINED COMPONENTS
- Ore Processing Bay (400 tons, Crew 40, 10 Energy Points, Cost MCr250)
- Mass Driver (25 tons, Crew 4, 2 Energy Points, Cost MCr26)
- 200x Hydroponic Garden Modules (1 ton, Cost MCr0.1)

COST
MCr2,270 Singly (incl. Architects fees of MCr 22.5), MCr1,798 in Quantity, plus MCr 378.1 of Carried Craft

CONSTRUCTION TIME
148 Weeks Singly, 118 Weeks in Quantity

COMMENTS
The "Type-NS" Mining Rig in HG format. Deckplans might be done in the near future...
 
Neat idea but would it be more efficient to have the factory come to the belt with a J drive? Perhaps not.

What about removable jump drives that are shipped out after it is set up so the structure can be moved from system to system?
 
2-4601,

Excellent as usual! I recently read a Scientific American article that puts the mining back into the idea of belting.

A mining adventure/campaign looks verrrryyyy interesting!

KG,

Why not a jump 'tug' like the venerable SDB shuttle?

Installing, un-installing, and re-installing all those dTons of jump drives, along with the shipping angle, can't be that easy.


Have fun,
Bill
 
Yes, they use a jump tug, definitely; remember what the Nostromo was towing behind?
 
Thanks!
Sooner or later I'll get around to deckplan this rig
 
Originally posted by Bill Cameron:
2-4601,

Excellent as usual! I recently read a Scientific American article that puts the mining back into the idea of belting.

A mining adventure/campaign looks verrrryyyy interesting!

KG,

Why not a jump 'tug' like the venerable SDB shuttle?

Installing, un-installing, and re-installing all those dTons of jump drives, along with the shipping angle, can't be that easy.


Have fun,
Bill
Bill, could you provide us with the citation to Sci American? I and others would like to read it also.

Thanks!

Bob
 
Interesting variation of the 5kton version from Belt Strike Employee 2-4601.

My Question: why does she have missiles & sandcasters? Makes her more a warship doesn't it?

Other than that, nice job again!
 
Originally posted by Liam Devlin:
My Question: why does she have missiles & sandcasters? Makes her more a warship doesn't it?
Keep in mind that its intended for frontier deployment; in the safe Core Systems far bigger rigs are employed. And, in the frontier, a 5,000-dton ship makes a big, fat target for pirates, privateers and claim-jumpers - so it needs a good way to keep them at bay. Sure, it won't stand against a serious military ship, even a Destroyer - but most pirates operate ships in the 200-600 dton range and will be seriously outgunned by the rig.
 
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