Leviathan III

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Leviathan III Heavy Battleship
Production information
Manufacturer Alshain Naval Yards
Production Year 3150[1]
Use Combat JumpShip
Assault Transport
Orbital Fire-Support
Space Superiority
Tech Base Clan Advanced
Cost 30,690,037,488 C-Bills
Technical specifications
Mass 2,400,000 tons
Length 1,623 meters
Sail Diameter 1,560 meters
Fuel 15,000
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 3
Top Thrust 5
Sail Integrity 9
KF Drive Integrity 46
LF Battery Yes
Armament 6 x Heavy Naval Gausses
15 x NAC/20s
16 x Heavy NPPCs
108 x NL55s
12 x AR-10 Launchers
12 x Stingray Sub-Cap Missile
10 x ER PPCs+C
40 x ER Large Lasers
50 x ER Medium Laser
20 x Large Pulse Lasers
45 x Medium Pulse Lasers
16 x Gauss Rifles
52 x LRM 20+ArtV
57 x ATM-12s
30 x Laser AMSs
30 x AMS
Armor Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 20
Crew 170 Officers
484 Crewmembers
216 Gunners
225 Battlearmor/Marines
120 Bay Personnel
Grav Decks Number of Decks
  • 2 x 185 meter diameter
  • 6 x 95 Meter diameters)
Escape Pods/Life Boats 150/150
Heat Sinks 10,000 Double Heat Sinks
Structural Integrity 150
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 395,996[2]



Description[edit]

The Leviathan III-class Heavy Battleship is a large warship design built by Clan Ghost Bear during the late Dark Age era. Begun in the 3130s in secret after the events of Gray Monday, the ship was built using the lessons learned from the violent battles of the Jihad. Like previous Leviathan-class ships, the Leviathan III still carries incredibly heavy armor and weaponry.

Constructed at the shipyards orbiting Alshain, the ship is geared for space superiority in mind, with an increased number of docking hardpoints in comparison to past Leviathan designs. It features a rare mobile HPG and carries a cluster of aerospace fighters for air support for ground force as well as screening the ship from enemy spacecraft.

The alleged operational status as of 3150 is uncertain due to the secrecy of the project. Republic of the Sphere military reports note that Clan Ghost Bear are working with the Raven Alliance in their efforts to build the ship and other assets to support it.[2]

Armament[edit]

The Leviathan III mounts both capital-grade and conventional weapons, allowing the vessel to destroy larger targets, but also defend itself from aerospace fighters. In comparison to past designs, the Leviathan III has its firepower refocused on longer ranged capital weaponry. Sub-Capital Missiles in form of Stingray Missiles have been added, while a number of Anti-Missile Systems have been increased with an addition of newer laser-based AMS as part of the lessons learned during the Jihad.[2]

Nose-Mounted Weapons Bays[edit]

Capital weaponry: 2 Heavy Naval Gauss Rifles (w/200 Rounds), 4 Heavy Naval Grade PPCs, 3 Class-30 Naval Autocannon (w/300 Rounds), 2 AR-10 Capital Missile Launcher (25 Killer Whales, 50 White Shark, and 100 Barracuda Capital Missiles), and 12 Class-55 Naval Lasers.

Conventional weaponry: 8 Gauss Rifles (600 rounds), 10 ER Large Lasers with 10 Medium Lasers, 5 Large Pulse Lasers with 5 Medium Pulse Lasers, 5 20-Long-Range Missile Launchers+Artemis V FCS (with 504 rounds), 5 Type 12 Advanced Tactical Missile Launchers (w/ 1,000 rounds), 5-Anti-Missile Systems (with 1,008 rounds) and 5 Laser Anti-Missile Systems.

Front Left/Right Sides[edit]

Capital weaponry: 4 Heavy Naval PPCs, 12 Class-55 Naval Lasers, 2 Class-20 Naval Autocannons (w/300 rounds), and 2 AR-10 Launcher (25 Killer Whales, 50 White Sharks, and 100 Barracuda Capital Missiles).

Conventional weaponry: 10 ER Medium Lasers, 5 Medium Pulse Lasers, 6 20-Long-Range Missile Launchers+Artemis V FCS (with 600 rounds), 5 Type 12 Advanced Tactical Missile Launchers (w/ 600 rounds), 5-Anti-Missile Systems (with 1,008 rounds) and 5 Laser Anti-Missile Systems.

Left/Right Broadside Bays[edit]

Capital weaponry: 2 Heavy Naval Gauss Rifles (w/200 rounds), 2 separate weapon bays with 12 Class-55 Naval Lasers in each, and 2 separate Sub-Capital Weapons bays of 3 Stingray Missile launchers (with 150 missile per bay).

Conventional weaponry: 5 ER PPCs (With PPC Capacitors), 10 ER Large Lasers, 5 Large Pulse Lasers with 5 Medium Pulse Lasers, 9 20-tube LRM Launchers guided by Artemis V Fire Control Systems (w/ 900 rounds), 9 ATM-12 Launchers (w/900 rounds).

Aft Left/Right Sides[edit]

Capital weaponry: Class-20 Naval Autocannon (w/300 rounds), 12 Class-55 Naval Lasers, and AR-10 Launcher (25 Killer Whales, 50 White Sharks, and 100 Barracuda Capital Missiles).

Conventional weaponry: 10 ER Medium Lasers, 5 Medium Pulse Lasers, 6 20-tube LRM Launchers guided by Artemis V Fire Control Systems (w/ 600 rounds), 6 ATM-12 launchers (w/600 rounds), 5-Anti-Missile Systems (with 1,008 rounds) and 5 Laser Anti-Missile Systems.

Aft Weapons Bays[edit]

Capital weaponry: 4 Heavy Naval PPCs, and 2 AR-10 Launcher (25 Killer Whales, 50 White Sharks, and 100 Barracuda Capital Missiles).

Conventional weaponry: 10 ER Large Lasers, 8 Gauss Rifles (w/600 rounds), 5 Large and 5 Medium Pulse Lasers, 5 20-tube LRM Launchers guided by Artemis V Fire Control Systems (w/ 504 rounds), 6 ATM-12 launchers (w/500 rounds), 5-Anti-Missile Systems (with 1,008 rounds) and 5 Laser Anti-Missile Systems.

Cargo Bays[edit]

  • Bay 1: Aerospace Fighter (50) - 5 Doors
  • Bay 2: ARTS Small Craft Bay (10) - 2 Doors
  • Bay 3: Cargo (51,459 tons) - 12 Doors

Named Vessels[edit]

See Category:Individual Leviathan-class WarShips

Notes[edit]

  • The Record Sheet for the Leviathan III-class Heavy Battleship was only released in Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3.
  • As of this writing, it is unclear what is the actual name of the Leviathan III, aside from its class variant name. Also, it is uncertain if more of this ship class has been produced beyond the reported first ship.
  • The Leviathan III also has the unique status of being the only known "new" Inner Sphere based WarShip-Class to be constructed since the mid to late 31st Century.

References[edit]

  1. MUL Profile for Leviathan III (Standard)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3 pp. 17-18, 42-43 - Battlevalue

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