Okinawa

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Okinawa
Production information
Manufacturer BBP Industries
Production Year 3055[1]
Use Fighter Carrier
Type Military Spheroid
Tech Base Star League
Technical specifications
Mass 4,500 tons
Structural Integrity 12
Length 84 meters
Width 86 meters
Height 79 meters
Drive System Unknown
Safe Thrust 1.5 g
Max Thrust 2.5 g
Fuel (tons) 135 tons
Fuel (days) 73.4 days
Armament 6x ER Large Lasers
3x ER PPCs
4x Large Pulse Lasers
4x Medium Pulse Lasers
3x LRM-10s with Artemis IV FCS
3x LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS
3x SRM-6s with Artemis IV FCS
2x Streak SRM-2s
Armor 43 tons Standard
Fore: 20
Sides: 15
Aft: 14
Crew 26
Escape Pods/Life Boats 0/4
Heat Sinks 87 (174)
BV (1.0) 3,571[2]
BV (2.0) 4,179


Description[edit]

Designed to fill the gap between the small Leopard CV and massive Vengeance, the Okinawa-class DropShip is capable of carrying 18 AeroSpace Fighters.

Unlike most other fighter carriers, the Okinawa is a spheroid design, with its fighter bays arranged in a ring around the craft's midsection. The fighter bays all link to a central repair section in the middle, with the pilots quarters directly above, while the engineering crews directly below, reducing access times. The Okinawa features suitable weaponry and armor for its size, originally featuring uniform protection now reinforced at the nose at the cost of the sides based on operation experience.

Armament[edit]

While relying upon its fighters to provide most of its offensive ability, the Okinawa is reasonably well armed. The nose features paired ER Large Lasers, an ER PPC and, Large Pulse Laser, twin Medium Pulse Lasers and Artemis IV FCS enhanced LRM-20 and SRM-6 racks, supported by ER large laser, ER PPC, medium pulse laser and LRM-20 and SRM-6 racks on each upward side. The aft quarters feature a single ER and Pulse large laser and a LRM-10, with a single large pulse laser, LRM-10 rack and twin Streak SRM-2 launchers mounted directly aft.

Cargo[edit]

The Okinawas fighter bays are capable of carrying 18 fighters, split between a larger 12 fighter capacity bay and secondary 6 fighter bay. Located around the craft's midsection, these bays are deserving of note for serving to both launch and recover fighters, instead of the separate launch and landing bays like most other carriers. Beyond the fighter bays, the Okinawa also have a single 297 ton bay for stores.

Variants[edit]

  • Block I 
    The original version of the Okinawa, produced from early 3055 to April 3056, featured almost uniform armor placement over its hull. Post-combat reports of the DCS Ashi-oto's performance during a raid against Clan Smoke Jaguar held Luzerne led to the revised "nose" first arrangement.

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. online date for the Okinawa
  2. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 233

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