Hannibal

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Hannibal
Production information
Manufacturer Deller-Bingham-Fouts
Production Year 3055[1]
Use Troop Carrier
Type Military Aerodyne
Tech Base Star League
Technical specifications
Mass 4,850 tons
Structural Integrity 12
Length 137 meters
Width 42 meters
Height 31 meters
Drive System Unknown
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 AC/5
2x AC/10s
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
Fore: 22
Sides: 17
Aft: 16
Crew 40
Escape Pods/Life Boats 6/6
Heat Sinks 79 (158)
BV (1.0) 5,208[2]
BV (2.0) 6,399



Description[edit]

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.

Armament[edit]

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.

Cargo[edit]

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.

Variants[edit]

None known

Named Vessels[edit]

See Category:Individual Hannibal-class DropShips

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Hannibal
  2. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 235

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