Davion II (WarShip class)

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Davion
Production information
Manufacturer
Introduced 2552
Production Year 2552[1]
Use Destroyer
Tech Base Star League
Cost 3,766,058,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 580,000 tons
Length 685 m
Sail Diameter 1.120 m
Fuel 5,000 tons
Burn Rate
Safe Thrust 2 g
Top Thrust 3 g
Sail Integrity 4
KF Drive Integrity 12
LF Battery No
Armament 10 x NAC/25s
4 x NAC/30s
2 x NAC/40s
16 x PPCs
16 x Large Lasers
42 x Medium Lasers
16 x LRM-15s
Armor 623.5 tons of Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 2
Crew 405
Grav Decks 2 x 65 meter diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 30/24
Heat Sinks 1,000 Double Heat Sinks
Structural Integrity 60
BV (1.0) 144,353
BV (2.0)  ???



Description[edit]

The Block II Davion-class destroyer was designed as an upgrade on the Block I Davion-class destroyer – a mediocre vessel poorly designed due to bureaucratic corruption.

Because of the improvements to the overall design, the Block II Davion was able to serve the navies of the Federated Suns for nearly 300 years.

The Davion II served in the Federated Suns navy throughout the Star League era; in 2765, no less than fifteen Davion IIs were in service across the four active fleets, making it the most numerous class in service with the Federated Suns at that point in time. While all of the Davion I class WarShips had been retired from active service, there were rumors at the time that the navy would reactive some mothballed Davion Is as a part of the rapid rearmament programme, which would have resulted in both classes of ship potentially operating alongside each other.[2]

Armament and Equipment[edit]

The Block II Davion may have been an improvement on the Block I, especially in regards to armor and transport capabilities, however, it is not significantly better armed. For naval engagements, the Block II exclusively features a massive number of naval autocannons. This choice is quite short-sighted, considering the class’s intended role – conducting long, independent missions. Though powerful, the ammunition-dependence of the Davion II meant that the ship would never quite fulfill its mission adequately.

However, Davion IIs are much more capable of defending themselves against smaller craft, with a fearsome array of energy weapons and long-range missiles. The ability to transport many AeroSpace Fighters also helps the long-term survivability of Block II Davions against smaller adversaries.

Cargo[edit]

An improvement on the Block I Davion, the Block II Davion has two DropShip rings and two cargo bays, capable of transporting a wing of AeroSpace Fighters and ~72,000 tons of cargo.

Named vessels[edit]

(See Category:Individual Davion-class WarShips for a list of named vessels, both Block I and Block II.)

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Davion II (WarShip class)
  2. Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 6, "Naval Defense Doctrine"

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