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Hiram Voss


The Cuirassier-Class Cruiser

  • Intent: To manufacture a new cruiser for the New Imperial Order.
  • Image Source: The ever wonderful, Adam Kop [x]
  • Canon Link: Found within submission.
  • Permissions:
    • ApexTech [x]
  • Primary Source: None.
  • Manufacturer: The New Imperial Order [x]
  • Affiliation: The New Imperial Order
  • Model: Cuirassier-Class Cruiser
  • Production: Limited
  • Material: Carbon-Nanofilament Armour
  • Classification: Heavy Cruiser
  • Length: 1000 Meters
  • Width: 450 Meters
  • Height: 200 Meters
  • Armament: Very High
    • 92x Deck Cannons [x]
    • 80x Twin Barrelled Turbolasers
    • 30x Ion Cannon Batteries
    • 24x Mass Driver Cannons
    • 14x Concussion Missile Batteries
    • 14x Proton Torpedo Launchers
    • 8x Aft Based Mine Layers
    • 4x Aft Based Void-7 Seismic Charge Layers [x]
    • 94x Point Defence Lasers
    • 30x Anti-Missile Octets
    • MK.IV Fire Control System [x]
    • CIPU Fire Watch Fire Control [x]
  • Defenses: Very High
    • Deflector Shields [x]
    • Molecular Shields [x]
    • Particle Shields [x]
    • Ray Shields [x]
    • Ion Shields [x]
    • Cap Drains [x]
    • Electronic Countermeasure Suite [x]
    • Missile Deactivation Transmitter [x]
    • Two Meter Thick Hull Reinforcing
  • Hangar Space: Very Low, 3 Squadrons
  • Hangar Allocations:
    • Starfighters: 2 Squadrons
    • Support Craft: 1 Squadron
  • Maneuverability Rating: Very Low.
  • Speed Rating: Very High
  • Hyperdrive: Yes.
  • Hyperdrive Class: 2.0
  • Improved Engines: The engine power of the Cuirassier have been markedly improved, allowing superior speed for a vessel of its class.
  • Thickened Armour: A physical, two meters worth of extra carbon-nanofilament durasteel has been put upon the Cuirassier to brace it against physical damage.
  • MK.IV Fire Control System: A targeting computer which coordinates all weapons aboard a vessel to fire at once.
  • 'Firewatch' CIPU Fire Control: A targeting system that improves the accuracy of missile fired ordinance greatly.
  • Brawler: With tough armour and a powerful weapons loadout, the Cuirassier is a vessel designed and able of fighting vessels far larger than itself.
  • Agile: Powerful engines mounted on the back of the Cuirassier make it a highly agile combatant, one able to out run most vessels its size and larger than itself.
  • 'We'll Have A Couple Of Surprises For Them': Despite an appearance emulating a star destroyer, and the traditional cliche of such a vessel not having flank based weaponry, the Cuirassier carries a few heavy armaments.
  • Fighter Capability: The Cuirassier carries very little in the way of fighter protection. A prolonged engagement with its fighter compliment will more than likely end in devastation for the vessel.
  • Wide Turn: The manoeuvring of the Cuirassier is not particularly good. The vessel is unweildly, and poor at evasive manoeuvres.
With the Battle of Dubrillion settled, the New Imperial Order looked upon the results of the naval engagement with a smarmy satisfaction. The Sith-Imperial fleet had been harassed quite effectively by a force of fast acting assault corvettes, so the question then became in military circles, why not elaborate further upon such a concept.? Enter, the Cuirassier-class cruiser. A new type of cruiser established to emulate the work of the Caçadores-class corvette, only scaled up massively.

In New Imperial doctrine, the Cuirassier is designed as a vessel to skirt in and around far larger vessels and battlecruisers, delivering a devastating blow to their systems while moving through. The Cuirassier fills that role with an accompaniment of weapons set for bombarding the enemy with devastating broadsides capable of causing a series of issues for enemy vessels, performing what officers would colloquially be called 'Fly-by' missions. Engaging the enemy up close and personal before quickly departing out of range and rounding out an engagement. With heavy armaments set and prepared for broadside attacks, the Cuirassier is a vessel perfect for close engagements within a larger enemy fleet and deliver its devastating bombardment before departing and leaving a seismic charge barrage for its enemies.

However there have been certain sacrifices for this to be achieved. For one, the Cuirassier does not carry an extensive compliment of fighters, meaning it is potentially vulnerable to protracted bomber attacks. On top of this, the vessels engines are designed primarily for speed rather than manoeuvring.