Solar Spear-class Assault Barge
Civil Ship 2 by SmirnovArtemIntent: To provide the Fel Imperium with a unique, trademark vessel capable of giving Imperium fleets a tactical advantage through direct combat operations.
Development Thread: None
Manufacturer: Iron Crown Industries, Ascendant Industries
Model: Solar Spear-class
Affiliation: Lords of the Fringe
Modularity: Limited Modularity
Production: Mass Produced
Material: Durasteel, Plasteel, Glasteel, Alusteel,
With conventional weaponry in the space sector of the galaxy, the Fel Imperium needed to adapt to the ever-changing environment that was the military. With the leading design aspects under Captain Vad'avi'nuruodo, the Fel Imperium and Koensayr Manufacturing presents the Solar Spear-class Assault Barge.
The Solar Spear features and elongated design with a sharp, pointed tip reinforced with layers of durasteel, glasteel, and alusteel for smashing through hostile ships and ripping them apart. This layering of plating is also coupled with the extra shielding provided by the vessel's recessed shield generators located near the engines of the frame. Also at the rear, sits an entire squadron of Artemis-class Starfighters and six Hades-class Gunships attached to launch ramps. These attack craft are locked in place by magnetic fields on the underbelly of their frame and need to be powered down electronically to maintain a secure fixation upon the Solar Spear.
Because of the massive electronic requirements for the Solar Spear's shield generators, its design was forced to limit its surface weaponry. The main armaments of the Solar Spear are a quad-fire linked battery of heavy ion cannons. These are forward mounted and serve to disable the shields of the Solar Spear's target to allow for easier penetration of the hull and reduce hull tension. The Solar Spear also houses twenty point defense batteries for anti-starfighter purposes, these batteries and seated near the middle of the frame and stretches to the rear to allow maximum coverage of its rear areas.
The crew complement of the Solar Spear is highly droid-oriented. Though the Solar Spear fields strong shield systems, the possibility of vessel loss is always an ever-present fear. The Fel Imperium decided to prevent casualties from mounting by staffing the majority of these vessels with only minimal organic officers and defense forces. The rest of the crew are mechanical in nature and operate with efficiency. Though, an internal EMP could disable the majority of the crew and render it disabled if the organic components don't act fast enough to restore it.
Built for ramming and direct contact, strong shields, minimal armament and complement, the Solar Spear-class Assault Barge pierces the galaxy with a finely chiseled point.
Classification: Heavy Cruiser
Role: Assault Ship - Direct Combat Operations & Fleet Support
Power Core Generator/Reactor: Solar Ionization Reactor
Class 12 Backup
Optimal Crew: 4,470 (Droid with Organic overseers)
Forward Mounted Heavy Ion Cannons (4)
Point Defense Laser Batteries (20)
Tractor Beam Projectors (4)
Artemis-class Starfighters (24) - 12 Fighters attached to rear near engines for quick deployment.
Hades-class Gunships (12) - 6 Gunships attached to rear near engines for quick deployment.
Advanced Sensor Array
Advanced Targeting Systems
Standard Communications Array
Advanced Navigational Systems
Standard Life Support Systems
Advanced Shield Generator Systems (3 Generators)
Recessed Shield Generators (Placed near rear, protected by extra hull layering)
Standard Detention Cells
Passenger Capacity: 160 (Infantry)
Cargo Capacity: 14,000 Metric Tons
Consumables: 10 Months
Sublight Speed and Maneuverability: 7