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Fox Class Corvette (Delranes Fighting Ships 3061)

Kentares-Class Corvette/Escort Carrier

Kentares Class Escort Carrier
Production information
Manufacturer Federated-Boeing Interstellar (Galax)
Use Fighter Carrier
Escort Ship
exRam Ship
Tech Base Inner Sphere Advanced
Cost $17,133,622,000 C-bills
Introduced 3145
Technical specifications
Mass 240,000 tons
Length 440 Meters
Width
Sail Diameter 990 Meters
Fuel 1,000 tons (5,000)
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 5
Top Thrust 8
Sail Integrity 4
KF Drive Integrity 7
LF Battery Yes
Armament Ship Weaponry
Armor Lamellor Ferro-Carbide armor.
DropShip Capacity 4
Small Craft/
AeroSpace Fighters
0 / 40
Crew Crew: 22 officers
71 enlisted/non-rated
36 gunners
80 bay personnel
Grav Decks 0
Escape Pods/Life Boats 0 / 40
Heat Sinks 600 (1200) Double Heatsinks
Structural Integrity 120
BV (1.0)
BV (2.0) 17,046[1]



Overview[]

The Kentares-Class Escort Carrier started out as a unique type of WarShip which was constructed in a Boeing Interstellar Shipyard in the Galax Star System in the Federated Suns. The ship created loosely based on the existing Fox-Class Corvette which had been previous built jointly in the Federated Suns when it was still Federated Commonwealth.

  • WIKI EDITOR NOTE: These ships have been used in multiple fan story settings (alternate Universes) originally conceived by fan writer, Cannonshop.

Background information[]

The Federated Suns was rebuilding it's Capital Ships in aftermath of Gray Monday, which caused Inner Sphere loose all communication through the HPG Network. Treaties had kept WarShips, the most powerful & expensive of combat units a nation could be produced and however in light of the chaos ensuing the Inner Sphere, it provide to be prudent to put them back into some degree of production.

Since it had been decades since WarShips had been built, the Admiralty of the FedSun Navy had effectively forgotten how combat in black waters of space worked, designed a ship which to all other observers prove to be "idiotic". Enter the Kentares Class, which originally built was designed as a "Ram Ship". The Admiralty had commission Boeing Interstellar build swift and fast warship, with intentions of closing quickly with target and effecting ramming it, hoping it survive. These what many believe were wrong lessons from the Blake War aka the Jihad. However, by 3150s the Lyran Commonwealth's Coast Guard within Quarantine zone being isolated from rest of the Inner Sphere, had retain their competence WarShip handling, showing it in their war with Clan Jade Falcon resulting in their destruction by the newly revived Lyran Commonwealth Navy. First Prince Julian Davion reach out for assistance from his cousin, Trillian Steiner-Davion for assistance whom had Sharon Ngo dispatched an Advisor, LT. Commander Ami McCoy. Under tutelage, the WarShip education was implemented and new role was assigned to the Kentares class, now redesignated as Escort Carrier, since carrying 40 highly effective Aerospace Fighters.

Armaments and Capacities[]

Based on the Fox-Class Corvette, the Kentares are similarly size of the original RX-78 prototype, FSS Fox. However, the new vessel is faster ship, with less armor on it's sides and aft, while focusing most of its 576 tons of lamellor ferro-carbide armor to it's bow and some it's front sides. This was originally intended for it's original purpose as a "Ram Ship".

As escort carrier, it's main anti-capital warship purpose to launch it's forty Aerospace Fighters which is split two fighter bays. Originzlly seen as a "Ram Ship" and also lack of capital weaponry. The ship has not Capital Grade weapons, however relies on sixteen Heavy SubCapital Cannons mount in its nose. The combination of these both bays eight SubCap Cannons equal to Naval Autocannons used in previous generations of WarShips. The remainer of the ship firing arcs, Front Side, Broadsides, Aft Firing Arc use only conventional weapons to protect the vessel. This comes in form of the newly developed specialty armor defeating Re-engineered Lasers. Each of the forementioned sides include 8 Larges & 10 Medium size Re-engineered Lasers, with addition of 12 Anti-Missile System (Guns) AMS. However, for whatever reason unknown, engineers failed to fit out the ship's Aft firing Arc with any weapons. Making perhaps most vulnerable part of the ship, requiring the ship's crew to keep aft from facing the enemy.

Cargo[]

  • Bay 1: Fighter (20) 4 Doors
  • Bay 2: Fighter (20) 4 Doors
  • Bay 3: Cargo (822.0 tons) 1 Door

Notable Ships of the Class[]

  • FSS Kentares - Leadship of the Class, boring the many bad jokes associated with the FedSun Navy's decision to have it designed as a "Ramming Ship". The ship would in time serve well in the FSN, but it's in it's envisioned role, but as carrier thanks to frustrated Lyran-Kowloon Coast Guard advisor, the ship's crew learn proper Black Navy handling was redesignated as Escort Carrier. Where she fought in the Battle of Sian in 3159, fending off large unknown of WarShips using stealth technology

Notes[]

  • Wiki editor note: The ships were designed by Liam's Ghost, whom had accepted the challenged to bring the ship which fan writer Cannonshop had written to life. Ram Ship was in-story invention of Cannonshop, which was intended showcase extremely flawed naval concept developed by senior Admirals whom mistaken a desperate tactic done during the Jihad which resulted in a Fox-Class Corvette taking out a Word of Blake Warship, however extremely expensive of tactic it was. In later stories of the Administrator story series the Kentares were only mentioned as Escort Carriers instead of Ram Ship. The Art used for the Kentares is a substitute image, since no art has ever been created for the ship. Image is of a alternate version of the Fox made for Delranes Fighting Ships 3061 TRO.

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