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Nightlord

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Nightlord
Production information
Manufacturer Snow Raven Yards (Lum)
Introduced 2932
Production Year 2932[1]
Use Battleship
Tech Base Clan
Cost 15,630,480,000 Cbills
Technical specifications
Mass 1,200,000
Length 1,100m
Sail Diameter 1,450m
Fuel 2,000 tons
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 1.5 g
Top Thrust 2.5 g
Sail Integrity 6
KF Drive Integrity 24
LF Battery Yes
Armament 16 x ER Large Lasers
8 x ER PPCs
8 x NAC/10s
8 x NAC/25s
4 x NAC/40s
6 x NL35s
6 x NL45s
6 x NL55s
4 x Medium NPPCs
8 x Medium N-Gauss
Armor Lamellor Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 4
Crew 830
Grav Decks 2 x 140 meter diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 160
Heat Sinks 2,702 Double Heat Sinks
Structural Integrity 85
BV (1.0) 192,306
BV (2.0)  ???



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[edit] Description

Intended as the pinnacle of Clan military advancement when first launched in 2932, the fearsome Nightlord-class battleship commonly serves as a task force command ship among the Clan toumans.[2][3]

As the bulk of the Clan WarShip fleets consist of former SLDF vessels that accompanied the Exodus fleet to the Pentagon Worlds, even with periodic refits and upgrades they are little changed from those used during the Amaris Civil War. While the bulk of the Clans were content with this situation, the naval focused Clan Snow Raven were not, seeking to produce something designed to take full advantage of the advances developed by the Clans.[2][3]

The resulting Nightlord was the most advanced WarShip developed until the introduction of the mammoth Leviathan, boasting armor, firepower and cargo capacity superior to the Star League era McKenna. While serving a fleet and touman flagships for a number of Clans, the high cost and large number of still serviceable ex-SLDF ships has greatly limited the volume of Nightlords outside the Snow Raven fleets, with Clan Ghost Bear boasting the lion's share.[2][3]

[edit] Armament

Carrying a suitable large weapons array for a Battleship, the Nightlords primary weapons are a series of Naval Autocannons supported by capital-grade lasers, PPCs and Gauss Rifles. Two ER Large Lasers supporting a pair of NAC/25s, an NL55, Medium NPPC and Medium N-Gauss are carried in the forward and aft weapons bays, with twin ER Large Lasers, two ER PPCs, NAC/10, NAC/25, Medium N-Gauss and one NL35, NL45 and NL55 mounted on each forward and aft angle. Each broadside mounts two ER Large Lasers, two paired sets of NAC/10s and NAC/40s, a NL35 and NL45, another Medium NPPC and Medium NGauss. Carrying a hundred and fifty rounds for each Naval Autocannon class and two-hundred and forty N-Gauss reloads, combined with two-thousand and two Double Heat Sinks give the Nightlord impressive endurance for its size and role.[2][3]

[edit] Cargo

Aside from its ability to carry four DropShips, the Nightlord has the capacity to carry a combined Galaxy of OmniMechs and Elementals, along with twenty OmniFighters for defensive purposes.[2][3]

[edit] Named Vessels

Clan Coyote
Clan Ghost Bear
Clan Goliath Scorpion
Clan Jade Falcon
Clan Snow Raven
Clan Star Adder
Clan Steel Viper

[edit] See Also

[edit] References

  1. MUL online date for the Nightlord
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Technical Readout: 3057, pp. 158-159, "Nightlord Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, pp. 158-159, "Nightlord Ship Profile"

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