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Monsoon Battleship (space background)
Monsoon-Class LF Battleship (2786)
Production information
Manufacturer Terran Hegemony / Star League / Hegemony
Use Frontline Combatant
Flagship Ship
General Purpose Combat Vessel
Tech Base Inner Sphere Advanced
Cost 30,192,835,000 C-bills
Introduced 2786
Technical specifications
Mass 1,310,000 tons
Length 1,409 meters
Width
Sail Diameter 1,400 meters
Fuel 6,000 tons (15,000)
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 2
Top Thrust 3
Sail Integrity 6
KF Drive Integrity 26
LF Battery Yes
Armament Main Weaponry
  • x10 Naval Auto Cannon 35
  • x4 Naval Auto Cannon 30
  • x16 Naval Particle Beam Cannon (NPPC) Medium
  • x8 Capital Missile Launcher (Killer Whale)
  • x42 Large Pulse Lasers
  • x48 Small Pulse Lasers
Armor Lamellor Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 6
Small Craft/
AeroSpace Fighters
8 / 36
Crew 102 officers
384 enlisted/non-rated
79 gunners
112 bay personnel
Grav Decks 3 (1 - 95 meter, 2 - 65 meters, 1 - 55 meter diameter)
Escape Pods/Life Boats 12 / 32
Heat Sinks 4981 (9962) Double Heat Sinks
Structural Integrity 90
BV (1.0)
BV (2.0) 191,470[1]



Overview[]

The Monsoon-Class Battleship is a canon WarShip, however it received a refit / variant and later produced in the Fate Can Be Cruel Fan-Story set in the Hegemony AU's Star League Era. variant of the ship was introduced in 2786 and variant was created by 2ndAcr.

The Monsoon has served in Terran Hegemony, and later in the Early times of the Star League Era until after being retired after the Reunification War, the several of these ships would be sold to the Rim Worlds Republic for their service. In the Fate Can Be Cruel Book 1, ancient example of the Monsoon would be recommissioned and refitted at the request of the retired and reactivated Admiral Joanna Brandt, who past her stipulation being brought back into active service to have the SLS Thunderer made her flagship. The ancient Battleship would be refitted as Flagship, making it own variant in service of the Terran Hegemony (Periphery).

Armament and Equipment[]

The SLS Thunderer, the only Monsoon Class ships in the service of the Terran Hegemony (Periphery) as flagship in the old Hegemony Space would receive refit of it's weaponry and additional system. While retaining most of the original design's weaponry, With fitted with Double Heatsinks for the ship to handle the additional firepower is was retrofitted with. The hip's existing guns would be enhanced by addition of Heavy Naval PPCs, additional Naval Autocannons to the broadsides, removal of the Naval Lasers, and additional Large and Small Pulse Lasers to bolster it's anti-small craft capabilities.

As flagship, the ship would also received a Mobile HPG and LF Batteries to double range and be able communicate with SLDF units in other star systems of the Hegemony. The ship also mounts a Naval Comm-Scanner Suite (Large), which allows to better targeting of enemy units should there be other ships within it's squadron or fleet mounting simular suites.

Weapon Placement[]

  • NOSE -
    2 x NAC/30 (60 rounds), 4 x Naval PPC (Heavy), 4 x Capital Missile Launchers (White Shark) (80 missiles), 4 x Large Pulse Lasers, 6 x Small Pulse Lasers (Point Defense)
  • Front Right & Left (side) (per each firing arc) -
    4 x Naval PPC (Medium), 2 Class-35 Naval AutoCannon (NAC/35) (70 Rounds), 4 Capital Missile Launchers (Killer Whale) (80 Shots), 4 x Large Pulse Lasers, 6 x Small Pulse Lasers (Point Defense)
  • BROADSIDE (side) Right & Left (per each firing arc) -
    2 Class-35 Naval AutoCannon (NAC/35) - (80 Shots each), 2 Class-35 Naval AutoCannon (NAC/35) - (80 Shots each), 2 Class-35 Naval AutoCannon (NAC/35) - (80 Shots each), 2 Class-35 Naval AutoCannon (NAC/35) - (80 Shots each), 6 x Large Pulse Lasers, 6 x Small Pulse Lasers (Point Defense)
  • AFT Right & Left (per each per firing arc) -
    4 x Naval PPC (Medium), 2 Class-35 Naval AutoCannon (NAC/35) (80 Rounds), 4 Capital Missile Launchers (Killer Whale) (80 Shots), 6 x Large Pulse Lasers, 6 x Small Pulse Lasers (Point Defense)
  • AFT
    - 4 x Naval PPC (Medium), 2 Class-35 Naval AutoCannon (NAC/35) (80 Rounds), 4 Capital Missile Launchers (Killer Whale) (80 Shots), 4 x Large Pulse Lasers, 6 x Small Pulse Lasers (Point Defense)

Ammunition[]

  • Ammunition Inventory
    240 rounds of White Shark ammunition (9,600 tons)
    780 rounds of NAC/35 ammunition (780 tons)
    300 rounds of NAC/30 ammunition (240 tons)

Equipment[]

The Monsoon's hull has been fitted with by 2,357.5 tons of Ferro-carbide armor. With 30% more armor on it's nose, with 20% it's armor on it's Sides and Broadsides, while the aft arcs are marginal armored making it least protected less than 200 capital armor. This was configured so the ship could fight from it's broadsides and side arcs where bulk of the ship's weapons are located. To enhance it's fleet movement, the ship was given lithium-fusion battery system system to allow for a second jump through hyperspace.

Hegemony's other refit includes; Mobile HPG for interstellar communication with similar refitted ships and facilities with HPG Stations.

Cargo[]

  • Bay 1 - Fighter (18) - 3 Doors
  • Bay 2 - Small Craft (40) - 2 Doors
  • Bay 3 - Fighter (18) - 3 Doors
  • Bay 4 - Cargo (230670.0 tons) - 1 Doors

Notes[]

  • Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-F-F
  • This variant of the original Monsoon Battleship (2786) were originally posted on the official BattleTech Forums as part of the Fate Can Be Cruel - Part I fan story series.

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