Unicorn class close escort

Unicorn class close escort


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The Unicorn class close escort was designed to act as a combination escort and fleet courier for the jump-5 capable Lightning class fleet intruders. The Unicorn class ships, in order to carry both a jump-5 and 5G thruster with a reasonable armament were forced to cut back on endurance. On internal fuel a Unicorn is capable of only one jump-1 and has fuel for only 9 days at full power. To achieve jump-5 a L-Hyd drop tank is normally carried, being dropped prior to jump, but endurance can still be a problem.


CraftID: Close Escort, Type CE, TL14, Cr325,243,473
Hull: 360/900, Disp=400/300, Config=3SL, Armour=49G,
Unloaded=6,723.0708 tons, Loaded=6,958.04176 tons
Power: 55/110, Fusion=7,390.8Mw, Duration=12/36
Loco: 40/80, Maneuver=5, 18/36, Jump=5, NOE=180kph,
Cruise=750kph, Top=1,000kph, Agility=0
Commo: Radio=System
Sensors: EM Mask, PassiveEMS=Interstellar,
ActiveEMS=FarOrbit, EMSJammer=FarOrbit,
Densitometer=HighPen/250m, Neutrino=10kw,
ActObjScan=Rout, ActObjPin=Rout, PasObjScan=Rout,
PasObjPin=Rout, PasEngScan=Simp, PasEngPin=Rout
Off: ParticleAccel=001,    BeamLaser=xx4
  Batt          2                 2
  Bear          2                 2
Def: DefDM=+7
Control: Computer=6 x3, Panel=holographic link x63,
Special=headsUp holodisplay x5,
Environ=basic env, basic ls,extend ls, grav plates,
intertial compensators
Accom: Crew=12, (Bridge=2, Engineer=2, Gunnery=4, Flight=2,
Command=1, Medical=1), Small Staterooms=8
SubCraft=20 ton Croydon class gig x1
Other: Cargo=20.0 kliters, Fuel=1,182.528 kliters
L-Hyd Drop Tank carries a further 1,350.0 kliters fuel,
Fuel Purification Plant (purifies internal fuel in 30 hrs),
ObjSize=Average, Fuel Scoops (fills internal tanks in 2 hours),
EmLevel=Faint,
Comments: The above gives the statistics when dropping tanks
Performance with L-Hyd drop tank installed and dropped
1xJump-5, 5G acceleration, and 12 days endurance,
Performance with L-Hyd drop tank installed and retained
1xJump-4, 4G acceleration, and 12 days endurance,
Performance with no L-Hyd drop tank
1xJump-1, 5G acceleration, and 9 days endurance,
Endurance can be extended if less than the maximum jump is made
Single Turret ParticleAccel (2/1)
Triple Turret BeamLaser (6/3)
Construction Time=64 weeks single, 52 weeks multiple
Unicorn class close escort