|Comitatus Class JumpShip|
|Sail Diameter||1150 meters|
|Fuel||460 tons (1,150)|
|Top Thrust||0.1 g|
|KF Drive Integrity||5|
|Armament||6 ER Large Lasers, 6 ER Medium Lasers, 2 ER PPCs, 6 Large Pulse Lasers, 6 Medium Pulse Lasers, 12 Anti-Missile Systems, 2 Gauss Rifles, 2 Ultra AC/20, 12 LRM-20 with Artemis IV FCS, 6 Streak SRM-6.|
|Armor||119.5 tons (Improved Ferro-Aluminum Armor)|
|Grav Decks||1 x 95 meters diameter|
|Escape Pods/Life Boats||4 Life Boats|
|Heat Sinks||122 (244)|
Conceived by Clan Snow Raven as a transport with four Hardpoints, the original Comitatus design suffered from a flawed hydraulics system. In 3035 the design was completely changed into its current form, from a heavily armed transporter to a fighter carrier that could defend Jump Points in the fashion of a light WarShip. This concept of mobile firebase proved successful and within ten years, the majority of all existing Comitatus class vessels were converted to the new specifications.
The Comitatus blurs the distinction between civilian JumpShips and WarShips. Although it technically falls into the former category, it outguns Corvettes or smaller Destroyers and its ferro-aluminum armor is exceptionally heavy for a JumpShip. As a designated fighter carrier it is equipped with 20 fighter bays holding two Stars of OmniFighters, and five assault shuttles in a separate shuttle bay.
The original concept was a heavily armed and armored trader with four Hardpoints. Problems with the hydraulics system led to the two aft Hardpoints being removed on most of these, and replaced with cargo space. A few of these early Comitatus prototypes with either four Hardpoints or two Hardpoints and increased cargo capacity may still exist.
There is no known variant of the Comitatus class since it was redesigned into a Fighter Carrier.
- Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, pp. 114-115, "Comitatus Profile"
- AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 272
- Technical Readout: 3057, pp. 116-117, "Comitatus Profile"