Guardians of the Stars
BH Crusader Escort Carrier
- Manufacturer: Black Hammer Designs
- Design Date:
- Production Date:
- Government(s)/Organization(s): Korona League Black Hammers
- Type: Escort Carrier/Light Cruiser
- FTL: Black Hammer Linear Type 1 (1.1 ly/m)
- Weapons Mounts:
- 12 Turret Mounts
- Default Weapons
- Stealth Hull
- Flare/Chafe Launchers
- Vessel Connectivity
- 1 Dual Access Hangar Bay
The Crusader Escort Carrier is a Black Hammer design intended to fill the role of a small combat carrier. Unlike the Redemption Carrier, it is lightly armed and so can defend itself without relying entirely on it’s fighter contingent. It lets the BH use much larger numbers of fighters than they could otherwise.
The Crusader is a somewhat conventional twin engine design, which is distinctive with it’s split engine booms and vertical fin-like structures. Most of the ship is either engines or hangar bay, with the nose and the ‘sail’ holding things like crew quarters and crew areas.
The Crusader has 12 Turret Mounts using Type 2 Dual Barrel Laser Turrets, though these are not it’s main weapons. Instead it relies on it’s 3 dozen fighters. It may sometimes also carry a contingent of dropships.