McKenna (WarShip)

Production information
Manufacturer Blue Nose Clipperships
Production Year 2652[1]
Use Battleship
Tech Base Inner Sphere/Clan
Cost 21,395,929,800 C-Bills
Technical specifications
Mass 1,930,000 tons
Length 1,405m
Sail Diameter 1,405m
Fuel 1,600 tons
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 1.5 g
Top Thrust 2.5 g
Sail Integrity 7
KF Drive Integrity 37
LF Battery Yes
Armament 12 x NAC/40s
12 x NL55s
6 x AR-10 Launchers
48 x Heavy NPPC
Armor Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 6
Crew 758
Grav Decks 3 (2 x 45m, 1x75m diametral)
Escape Pods/Life Boats 30/30
Heat Sinks 6,325 (double)
Structural Integrity 95
BV (1.0) 214,414[2][3]
BV (2.0)  ???


[edit] Description

Far and away the most well known WarShip, the McKenna battleship has served for over 400 years as a symbol of martial power and prowess. The class was designed and introduced by Blue Nose Clipperships of Mars in 2652 and quickly became the pride of the fleet, winning two Martial Olympiads in a row (in 2696 and 2700) and considered by many to be the highlight of their military service. An astounding 280 McKennas, nearly two per year, were put into service before the fall of the Star League, but by the time General Aleksandr Kerensky left on the Exodus only 18 remained to leave with him. Carrying the heaviest arsenal ever mounted on a WarShip and some of the heaviest armor of the time, this time-tested battleship is finally becoming outclassed.[3]

[edit] Armament

In the forward arcs the McKenna carries primarily Naval Autocannons and Lasers of the largest order, able to smash almost any other vessel in a single strike. Several AR-10 Capital Missile tubes, capable of launching any type of missile available, dot the surface of the McKenna and give the ship the armor piercing power necessary to face off with other Battleships and heavy Cruisers. The broadsides are where the real firepower lies, with 12 Heavy Naval PPC's on each side. Able to strike targets hundreds of kilometers away with extreme precision, they are split into groups of four to help concentrate their firepower against enemies. The aft quarters are similarly armed and directly aft are additional NAC/40's, NL55's, and AR-10's to deter pursuit and flanking maneuvers.[3]

Six docking collars provide the McKenna with its own personal DropShip escort and 50 aerospace fighters ensure only the brave or the foolish get within fighter range of the vessel and protect it from mass attacks by enemy fighters. The McKenna lacks any surface mounted conventional weaponry, a sign of the times that it was designed and deployed in.[3]

[edit] Cargo

255,382.5 tons

  • Bay 1: 25 Fighters
  • Bay 2: 25 Fighters
  • Bay 3: 16 Small Craft, Cargo

[edit] Named Vessels

Clan Ice Hellion
Clan Cloud Cobra
Clan Smoke Jaguar
Clan Snow Raven
Clan Star Adder
Clan Wolf-in-Exile
Escórpion Imperio
Star League
Word of Blake

[edit] See Also

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[edit] References

  1. MUL online date for the McKenna (WarShip)
  2. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 312
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 162, "McKenna WarShip Profile"

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