Nuage Orageux Battlecruiser

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Stats

  • Era: Modern Space Era
  • Manufacturer: République de l’industrie lourde
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): Republika
  • Type: Battlecruiser
  • Size: Large/XL
  • Crew: 310
  • Speed: C
    • Cruise: 20G
    • Max: 240G
    • LGS: 2:10
  • FTL: Republika Linear Type 3 (2 ly/m)
  • Agility: C-
  • Armor: B
  • Endurance: C+
  • Weapons:
    • 2 Heavy Railgun Turrets
    • 20 Railgun Turrets
    • 110 Laser Turrets
    • 2 Missile Launchers (1-160, 480 shots max)
  • Defenses: None
  • Sensors: C
  • Small Craft Capacity:
    • 1 Hangar Bay (2 XL Docks)
    • 4 Full-Sized Docking Ports (4 XL sized mounts)

History

The Nuage Orageux (Thundercloud) Battlecruiser is the most powerful cruiser design ever built by Republika. The same designers who built their Carrier design built this ship and it shows in choice of weapon systems and the way they are laid out. The battlecruiser outguns all current SAN cruisers and certainly rivals SAN Destroyers for raw power.

Most of it’s incredible firepower comes from it’s paired missile launchers. Each of these massive systems has a hinged door that opens to reveal top and bottom missiles. This allows twice the possible launching spots compared to most other designs, however it also requires the door to close again before the upper launchers can be fired again. It also allows for much greater protection than most launching systems have when the door is closed. A very complex loading system was designed just to allow this to work at all.

Backing up the missile systems is a pair of triple barreled heavy railgun turrets. Backing those up are twenty dual barreled railgun turrets. Finally 110 light short ranged laser turrets provide point defense ability to the design.

Nuage Orageux Battlecruiser

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