Inazuma

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Inazuma
Production information
Manufacturer Terada
Introduced 3058
Production Year 3058[1]
Use Corvette
Tech Base Star League
Cost 11,648,030,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 198,000
Length 412 m
Sail Diameter 800 m
Fuel 5,000 tons
Burn Rate 19.75
Safe Thrust 2.5 g
Top Thrust 4 g
Sail Integrity 3
KF Drive Integrity 6
LF Battery Yes
Armament 42 x ER Large Lasers
20 x PPCs
4 x Medium NPPC
7 x NAC/20
6 x Anti-Missile Systems
Armor Ferro-Aluminum
DropShip Capacity 3
Crew 80
Grav Decks 1 x 75 meter diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 12
Heat Sinks 390 Double Heat Sinks
Structural Integrity 46
BV (1.0) 45,078[2]
BV (2.0)  ???



Description[edit]

The third design of the Draconis Combine's resurgent post-Succession Wars WarShip fleet, the Inazuma-class (Japanese for "lightning") Corvette is designed to strike as hard and as fast as possible, rapidly approaching unsuspecting DropShips and fellow WarShips and overwhelming them with massed firepower.

Due to the sheer size of its high-thrust engines, Lithium-Fusion Battery and the WarShip's designers packing as much weaponry as possible into the Inazuma's small frame, little space was left for protective armor or crew quarters. While it boasts a single small Grav Deck, only the ship's captain and XO have full-size quarters, all other crew members are forced to "hot-rack" (on-duty and off-duty personnel sharing bunks). Though the Inazuma can operate without support for months at a time, the Draconis Combine Admiralty has revived the old practice of providing each vessel with two crews which operate in rotating six-month on, six-month off rosters.

To date the Draconis Combine has built only four Inazuma-class vessels, a fifth was under construction when unknown saboteurs destroyed the section of the Dieron shipyards where it was being built in 3065. Plans for future vessels were scrapped, with the line rebuilt in 3066 solely to support the existing ships.

Armament[edit]

Focused on a first strike role, the Inazuma mounts two Medium NPPCs in its nose, supported by ten ER Large Lasers and four standard PPCs. Each forward and rear angle carries a single NAC/20 and eight extended range large lasers, while directly aft features another NAC/20 and four PPCs. The broadsides both feature six PPCs, a single Medium NPPC and NAC/20. Given the non-patrol nature of design a hundred and forty NAC/20 rounds, fifty rounds for each Naval Autocannon, offering reasonable endurance.

To try and protect the lightly armored vessel against missile attacks, the Inazuma mounts six Anti-Missile Systems, one on each angle save the broadsides, with eighteen tons of ammunition to feed them.

Cargo[edit]

Another victim of the design's large engines and heavy weapons load-out, the Inazuma features a trio of Docking collars, six AeroSpace Fighters and two Small Craft, all of which limit the craft to a meager cargo capacity of one-thousand, eight-hundred and eighty-nine tons.

Named Vessels[edit]

Draconis Combine

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Inazuma
  2. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 281
  • Field Manual: Draconis Combine, pp. 15, 164-165
  • Field Manual: Update, p. 105
  • Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 198-199

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