Gladiator Battle Cruiser

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Stats

  • Era: Modern Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Ares Shipyards
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): SAN
  • Type: Battle Cruiser
  • Crew: 210
  • Size: Large/XL
  • Speed: C
    • Cruise: 50G
    • Max: 350G
    • LGS: 5:10
  • FTL: SAN Linear Type 3 (3 ly/m)
  • Agility: C
  • Armor: A
  • Endurance: B+
  • Weapons: 6 Heavy Railguns Turrets, 33 Heavy Missile Launchers (1-33 shots, 330 max), 8 Railgun Turrets, 64 Standard Missile Launchers (1-320 shots, 1600 max), 6 Laser Turrets
  • Defenses: Stealth, ECM/ECCM
  • Sensors: B
  • Small Craft Capacity: 2 Large Hangar Bays (4 XL Docks, 8 Large Docks), 4 Full-Sized Docking Ports (4 XL sized mounts)

History

The Gladiator Battle Cruiser is going to be the first combat specific cruiser design ever made by the SAN. Up until the groundwork for this vessel was laid down, destroyers outgunned cruisers in pure firepower as they were dedicated combat vessels and cruisers were not. The Gladiator will change this providing massive firepower, however there has not been any serious threat requiring this kind of firepower, so appropriations have been sporadic as the Systems Alliance Council debates the need for such a vessel.

Firepower aside it still does retain some of the multipurpose focus of other cruisers as well with full medical facilities and small craft hangar bays, and however it lacks the research facilities and other non-combat specific functions just like most Battle Cruisers. It’s design is closely related to the new Spartan Destroyer and the two projects are worked on by the same team.

It is heavily armed with: 6 triple-barreled heavy railgun turrets, 33 Heavy Missile Launchers, 8 multipurpose railgun turrets, 64 standard missile launchers that fire from both sides, and 6 point-defense lasers.

Gladiator Battle Cruiser

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