Luxor

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Luxor
Production information
Manufacturer Mitchell Vehicles[1]
Introduced 2727
Production Year 2727[2]
Use Heavy Cruiser
Tech Base Star League
Cost 15,471,376,001 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 890,000 tons
Length 975 m
Sail Diameter 1,490 m
Fuel 5,000 tons
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust
Top Thrust 2.5 g
Sail Integrity 5
KF Drive Integrity 18
LF Battery Yes
Armament 15 x NL55s
26 x Medium NPPCs
12 x NAC/25s
8 x NAC/30s
8 x Medium N-Gausses
Armor Improved Ferro-Aluminum Armor
DropShip Capacity 4
Crew 399
Grav Decks 2 x 95 meter diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 30/35
Heat Sinks 3,250 Double Heat Sinks
Structural Integrity 80
BV (1.0) 225,875[1]
BV (2.0)  ???



Description[edit]

The Luxor-class heavy cruiser was designed in response to the Star League Naval Command’s request for a replacement for the Avatar-class cruiser. Mitchell Vehicles had actually designed the Luxor well before the request, and modified the design to meet the project requirements;[1] during the competition itself, political pressure from the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Nose Clipperships and long-time ally of Mitchell Vehicles, Craig Kovac, ensured that the other competing design, the Soyal-class heavy cruiser designed by Nicholas Shipyards, wasn't selected.[3]

The first mission of the nascent Luxor-class was convoy protection for troop ferries, an SLDF redeployment required to pacify the Periphery in response to First Lord Richard Cameron’s steep tax hikes.[1]

However, the shortlived Luxor-class became a casualty of the Amaris Civil War, mostly as a result of engagements with Caspar Space Defense Drones. The Drones preferably identified Luxor-class vessels as major threats, leading the SLDF to deploy Luxors as decoys – a suicide mission. The last Luxor was destroyed over Terra in 2777.[1]

Armament[edit]

The Luxor-class is well armored and maneuverable for a ship of its size. The armament of the Luxor-class is designed to engage capital vessels, and packs a lot of firepower. The firepower is composed of naval autocannons, naval lasers and naval PPCs. However, the Luxor-class is relatively defenseless against attack by smaller AeroSpace assets, and requires its fighter cover for defense.[1]

Cargo[edit]

Though not able to ferry as much cargo as some other cruisers, the Luxor-class does boast 4 DropShip collars. In addition, the class has two separate bays. Bay 1 is meant for ferrying AeroSpace Fighters and small craft, of which it can contain 2 squadrons and 4 vessels, respectively. Bay 2 is the cargo bay, which is capable of holding 53,594 tons of cargo.[1]

Named Vessels[edit]

Star League Defense Force

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 224, "Luxor Ship Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Luxor
  3. Era Report: 2750, p. 86, "Craig Kovac"

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