Chukenu Battleship

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Stats

  • Era: Late Early Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Lunar Shipyards
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): China, then UEG, then SAN
  • Type: Battleship
  • Crew: 300
  • Size: Large
  • Speed: D+
    • ESE:
      • Cruise/Max: 1-4G
    • ISE
      • Cruise: 1G
      • Max: 9G
    • MSE
      • Cruise: 1G
      • Max: 20G (Crew cannot reliably survive more than 12)
  • Agility: D
  • Armor: C
  • Endurance: C
  • Weapons:
    • 8 Artillery Railguns
    • 16 Heavy Missile Launchers (1-16 shot, 128 max)
    • 26 UV lasers
  • Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
  • Sensors: B
  • Small Craft Capacity:
    • 1 Hangar Bay (20 Medium Docks)
    • 12 Full-Sized Docking Ports (12 XL sized mounts)

History

The Chukenu Battleship was the first battleship ever made. As implied by the name It was made by the Chinese who felt a need to maintain a military presence in space long after everyone else had decided to demilitarize their space assets. A single ship was made of the series as the cost following the Corporate Wars was much to high to ever make more and it was almost never used.

The Chukenu’s primary weapon system is a pair of 8 artillery railguns and 16 missile launchers, backed up by 26 UV laser systems. It make use of 8 VASIMR drives to provide thrust and has no FTL systems.

It has never been seriously updated, but small continual refinements have been made. It has been passed from it’s place with the Chinese military to the UEG Space Force. Then having still never been used in battle it was passed to the SAN following the end of the UEG. Lacking an FTL drive it cannot leave the Sol system, which has given it a strictly defensive posture over it’s service career. It is used to teach classic starship design and systems for the SANOA. However it is kept combat ready and is meant to be used as a last line of defense for Earth should the need ever arise. Even so it has never been refit with either an FTL drive system or gravitics.

Chukenu Battleship

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