Astronomer

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Astronomer CL.JPG

Class of Imperial Méxica Navy light cruiser.

The class of Astronomer ships is being decommissioned and retired from service, sold or parted out. (House of Reeds).

Roles

The Astronomer-class of IMN cruiser is defined to fulfil the missions of long-range force-projection and reconaissance, either in an independent role or supporting a battle group.

Each role utilizes its capability to:

  • Detect and counter enemy ships.
  • Avoid counter-attack using its manoeuvrability and stealth profile.

The Astronomer-class is deployed:

  • In a detached role:
    • Patrol to follow a regular route, performing:
      • Anti-piracy actions to defend Imperial mercantile ships and installations.
      • Military support to Imperial colonies and stations and other facilities including the resolution of disputes by force of arms.
      • Long-range reconaissance.
    • Interdiction to delay, disrupt, or destroy enemy forces or supplies en route to a battle area.
  • In a main fleet role:
    • To provide light reconnaissance and interdiction.
    • To harass enemy vessels whilst screening higher value assets from attack.

Ships of the class

Designation Name
CL-341 Cornuelle

Overview

Dorsal cutaway view of an Astronomer-class Imperial Méxica Navy light cruiser:
A: Outer hull.
B: Particle beam pit. Primary and secondary particle beam mounts are located along the hull.
C: Upship maneuvering thruster clusters.
D: Missile racks extend along ‘wing’.
E: Transit-core.
F: Command deck.
G: Port Boat Bay.
H: Secondary hull.
I: Between-hull.
J: Hab core.
K: Engineering deck.
L: Downship maneuvering thruster clusters.
M: Fusion Reactors.
N: Main drive antimatter engines.
O: Hyperdrive coil.
Designation: CL Light Cruiser
Displacement: 9,000 tons
Ship’s Complement: 300.
Three squads of Imperial Marines.
Machinery: Antimatter main drive output divided into six engine nacelles.
Primary and secondary reactors.
Main comp connected to other ship systems by triplicated datacores
G-decking only in place in the primary crew spaces, with nonskid deckplating present at gangways.
Endurance: Nine months on patrol
Ship’s craft: Three Varanus-class cargo/combat shuttles.
One Captain’s Launch.
A number of engineering work platforms for EVA work.
Sensors: Equipped with passive sensor and active sensor arrays.
Six Huehuetl-6B ECM Outrider drones.
Stealth: Stealth capability enhanced by hull profile, shipskin and interior heat sump.
Armament: Nine missile racks capable of launching:
Atlatl-IV anti-ship sprint missiles.
Hayai Roku missiles.
Primary and secondary particle beam mounts.</br>

Two of the primary beams are mounted on forward nacelles.

Point-defense equipped with railguns and gatling guns mounted within the shipskin.
Armor: Shipskin.

SS:WOF SS:HOR

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