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|Tech Base||Star League|
|Safe Thrust||2.5 g|
|Max Thrust||4 g|
|Fuel (tons)||95 tons|
|Fuel (days)||51.6 days|
|Armament|| 4x ER Large Lasers |
3x ER PPCs
3x Large Lasers
9x Medium Lasers
2x Large Pulse Lasers
2x Gauss Rifles
3x LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS
1x Narc Missile Beacon
3x SRM-4s with Artemis IV FCS
3x SRM-6s with Artemis IV FCS
|Armor|| Unknown |
|Escape Pods/Life Boats||6/6|
|Heat Sinks||79 (158)|
Capable of carrying one Infantry and one tank Company, the Hannibal-class DropShip combined armed transport is also designed to serve as the command and communications anchor for large unit operations.
In many respects the Hannibal seems intended to replace the Intruder-class, well-armed and armored but with a much more limited fuel supply. The Hannibal also features an especially sophisticated command and communication equipment to aid in unit briefing and unit C3 thanks to the Word of Blake, a sign the vessel is also something special. The Deller-Bingham-Fouts yards on Atreus produce an average of four Hannibals per year.
With a generous weapons array, the Hannibals nose bay features an AC/10, twin Gauss Rifles, an ER Large Laser paired with a trio of standard Medium Lasers, twin ER PPCs, and a Artemis enhanced LRM-20 and SRM-6. Each wing carries an AC/5, an ER large and standard medium laser, LRM-20 and Large Pulse Laser facing forward, with a standard medium and Large Laser and a SRM-4 in rear-facing mounts. Directly aft is mounted another AC/10, ER PPC, SRM-4 and ER large, standard large and twin standard medium lasers. The Hannibal also features almost as an after-thought a Narc Missile Beacon, which it is unable to utilize itself due to the Artemis blisters on its launchers, but is certainly a novel way of attaching Narc pods for use by the tanks it carries.
The Hannibals two cramped tank bays are located near the nose of the craft, each with its own ramp, allowing all twelve heavy Combat Vehicles to disembark within five minutes, among the faster vehicle-deployment rates of any DropShip.
- MUL online date for the Hannibal
- AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 235