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Approved Starship Legion-class Drone Carrier

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I'm Sorry Dave
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  • Classification: Drone Carrier
  • Length: 90 metres
  • Width: 65 metres
  • Height: 205 metres
  • Armament: Average
    • Dual Heavy Ion Cannon
    • Heavy Torpedo Launchers
  • Defences: Average
  • Hangar Space: Extreme | 4
  • Hangar Allocations: A Legion can carry up to four squadrons of droid starfighters; it cannot carry nonautomated vessels.
  • Single Craft Hangar: Variable; a small shuttle bay is included if a Legion has a (small) crew contingent. The lack of docking ports rated for organic lifeforms necessities the addition; as it is a potential vulnerability, the shuttle bay is rarely included in wholly automated Legions.
  • Manoeuvrability Rating: Low
  • Speed Rating: Very Low
  • Hyperdrive: Class 1.01
    • 'Rapid Action Legions' are often equipped with faster Hyperdrives.
  • The Legion-class is outfitted with all the features and facilities one would expect from a vessel of its size and purpose.
  • The Legion-class' drone fabricators utilise General Manufacturing Constructs for operational efficiency and design flexibility - Legions are able to make ad hoc alterations to generalist designs, such as replacing torpedo launchers with bomb bays. They can pull designs from the totality of Globex's catalogue and any other schematics available to the user to rapidly replenish losses - assuming raw materials are available.
  • The Legion-class can carry tungsten rods for kinetic bombardment purposes; they are naturally useless in naval engagements.
    • Microrods are a smaller but more numerous alternative for more surgical strikes, e.g., levelling a house instead of a community. As is to be expected of a kinetic bombardment mechanics, their name belies their size - they are still far heavier than an average human.
  • The Legion-class is equipped with a Subdrive to enable rapid in-system transit while not being suppressed by hostile vessels.
  • A Legion United: Legions hold a swarm of perfectly coordinated fighter craft that can be launched and rearmed with inhuman speed and expended as necessary to fulfil their objectives. When multiple Legions are present, they can integrate their command grids to instantly and near-faultlessly share their resources - a squadron of Legions can coordinate hundreds of drones as if they were one singular organism.
  • A Distant Terror: The Legion-class armaments are exceptionally well-suited to pounding enemy capital ships from a safe distance.
  • An Atypical Foe: The Legion-class has no point defence capabilities whatsoever and cannot hold organic-piloted spacecraft.
Unusual in that it is designed by AI to be operated by AI, albeit in defence of the wallets of organic Corpos, the Legion-class Drone Carrier houses numerous strike craft and the facilities to manufacture more by trimming away 'wastefulness' like crew berths, mess halls, life support, and corridors designed to accommodate humanoids. Maintenance is handled entirely by specialised droids no more than half the size of a human.

A minority of Legions are equipped with a command bridge, a shuttle bay to access it, and attached crew quarters. This is only done if the customer insists on it, as the required reductions in storage space reduce a Legion's maximum independent operational time by approximately ten percent.

In place of the spacious hangars favoured by conventional carriers, the Legion-class stores its starfighters in multi-layer drone bays nestled around launch and retrieval tubes, and surrounded by automated maintenance and rearming facilities. Launch and rearming are both unusually quick.

To compensate for their relative lack of cruisers and other large capital ships, the Globex Security Division's Legions are often equipped with 'a new and innovative' kinetic bombardment system that in actuality is composed solely of ultraheavy, aerodynamic projectiles, 'push tubes' that accelerate them down towards a planetary surface, and the advanced targetting computers necessary to actually hit a target with an unguided metal rod.

As is to be expected, the system is virtually impossible to use in naval engagements, unless the enemy is sporting enough to park halfway down a gravity well and let you manoeuvre into position above them. Such inept foes are unlikely to have posed much of a threat to begin with.
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