Intrepid (Small Craft class)

This article is about the small craft design. For other uses, see Intrepid (disambiguation).


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Intrepid Assault Craft
Production information
Manufacturer Avalon Aerospace Partners[1]
Use Interceptor
Boarding craft
Customs Vessel
Escort
General-Purpose Fighter
Type Military Aerodyne
Tech Base Primitive Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 150 tons
Structural Integrity 10
Length 21 meters
Width 23 meters
Height 7 meters
Drive System Primitive Fusion
Safe Thrust 5
Max Thrust 8
Fuel (tons)
Fuel (days)
Armament 2x Large Lasers
7x Medium Lasers
Armor Nose: 73
Wings: 65
Aft: 35
Crew 5
Heat Sinks 22
BV (2.0) 1,152[1]


Description[edit]

Designed during the Age of War era, the Intrepid Assault Craft was a Primitive Small Craft which was used as a multifunction vessel being able to under take roles of both interceptor and assault craft.

The Intrepid was conceived prior to the Federated Suns' fully adopting the aerospace fighter into its military. At the time, the FedSuns was among the last to adopt the aerospace fighter, it's leadership desired to have a ship that could be used in additional roles for their fleet.

The craft was used to replaced early "Assault Shuttles" and small escort crafts. Intent was to create a general purpose vessel the craft took on roles that many other nations were using variety of different types of ships for. In addition to serving as fighter craft, it was used also to transports marines to vessels for boarding actions. Ship was designed with enough firepower to put on par with contemporaries spacecraft of it's day. The ship's performance motivated others into adopting similar vessels.

Eventually, it was phased out by more economic aerospace fighters, due to cost of having so many of these larger vessels by 2455.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Intrepid's weapons array had the following: Two Large Lasers, one per wing section which provides the craft its long range firepower. The remaining ship's fire-power comes to bare when it closes in close-in combat, where ship's six Medium Lasers. Three medium lasers are concentrated in the nose, while single laser mounted in each of the two wings. An additional Medium Laser is mounted in the aft to give the ship some measurement of offensive abilities if it's tailed.[1]

The ship's primitive fusion engine provides enough movement so the ship may reach the maximum thrust of 8. The ship's hull was protected by 18.5 tons of primitive grade of armor. The vessel also had a crew compliment of a single officer, 2 enlisted crews and two gunners.[1]

Cargo[edit]

The Intrepid has a Cargo Bay for 1 Foot Platoon, with two cargo doors.


Related Designs[edit]

Notes[edit]

The image of the Intrepid was originally used for the Tigress Gunboat used by the Taurian Concordat.

Design Quirks[edit]

The Intrepid Assault Craft has the following Design Quirks;

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 4, p. 14

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