|Conqueror Class Battlecruiser/Carrier|
|Manufacturer||Clan Snow Raven|
|Use|| Aerospace Carrier |
|Tech Base||Clan Advance|
|Sail Diameter||980 m|
|Burn Rate||39.52 tons|
|Safe Thrust||1.5 g|
|Top Thrust||2.5 g|
|KF Drive Integrity||16|
|Armament|| 16x NAC/30s |
8x Medium Naval PPCs
3x Light Naval PPCs
4x Barracuda Launchers
12x LB 20-Xs
24x ER Large Lasers
24x Large Pulse Lasers
12x ER Medium Lasers
24x Small Pulse Lasers
48x Small Lasers
|Armor||950 tons of Lamellor Ferro-Carbide Armor|
| Small Craft/
|Crew|| 50 Officers |
50 Elemental troopers (10 Points)
|Grav Decks||2 (65 & 85 meter diameter)|
|Escape Pods/Life Boats||20/20|
|Heat Sinks||1,575 (3,150)|
The Conqueror Class was constructed by the Snow Ravens when the Ghost Bears approached them for aid in the construction of their Leviathan Class Battleships in 3042. The Conqueror was conceived as carrier escort to the giant Leviathans. The ship was based on the old Star League Pursuit Cruiser design, Kimagure Class.
After the Battle of Tukayyid it became apparent that the Clans would not face Inner Sphere WarShips in near future. The Snow Ravens dropped out of the Ghost Bear's Leviathan construction program, but decided to complete the two Conqueror-Class vessels already under construction. The Conqueror was launched in 3052, and finished its trials a few months later. Meanwhile, delays on the sister-ship, the Ark-Royal hampered its completion until 3059.
Weapons and Equipment
Despite being based on the Kimagure-Class Pursuit Cruiser, the Conqueror-Class does not use the heavy energy weaponry that its predecessor used. The ship's primary capital grade weaponry consists of various mid-grade Naval Auto Cannons mounted on the bow and both broadsides, plus a pair of NAC/25 mounted aft. Light grade Naval PPCs augment the massive cannons in same firing arcs, while medium grade Naval PPCs are placed in the ship's broadsides. One dozen Naval Lasers of 45- and 55-type have been placed in both broadsides and aft-side firing arcs. Four Barracuda-type capital missile launchers are mounted in the bow, both broadside, and aft emplacements to provide long range fire power.
For anti-fighter protection, the ship has been given mix array of Extended Range and Pulse Lasers of Large and Small sizes augmented by a dozen sizes of LB-X Class Auto Cannons. However, the dizzying array of weaponry can overwhelm the ship's double heatsinks if more than one major firing arc is fired simultaneously. This would risk the ship losing its control, and potentially cause it to drift from its course during a fire-fight. As an Aerospace Carrier, the ship carries two clusters worth of fighter craft to protect the ship and its charges.
The ship's engines put out a maximum thrust factor of 5 and burn 39.52 tons of fuel a day. The fuel tanks hold a maximum fuel capacity of 3,000 tons. For external protection, the ship has 950 tons of Lamellor Ferro-Carbide Armor. The ship's inner structure is strong, and is capable enough to survive a brutal attack; its structural integrity has been rated at 70.
- Bay 1: Fighters (50) 8 Doors
- Bay 2: Fighters (50) 8 Doors
- Bay 3: Cargo (44,651 tons) 10 Doors
- Kimagure Class Pursuit Cruiser - Star League predecessor.
- MUL online date for the Conqueror
- AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 299
- Technical Readout: 3067, p 220 - Conqueror Class Battlecruiser/Carrier history.