Pueblo

Pueblo.jpg
Pueblo Class Dropship
Production information
Manufacturer Terran Hegemony
Use Surveillance
Type Military Aerodyne
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 8,400 tons
Structural Integrity 30
Length 134 meters
Width 128.5 meters
Height 32 meters
Drive System Fusion
Safe Thrust 6
Max Thrust 9
Fuel (tons) 450
Fuel (days) 1.84
Armor Ferro-Aluminum
Crew 2 Officers
6 Enlisted/Non-rated
8 Gunners
6 Marines
20 Bay Personnel
Passengers 5 First Class
13 Second Class
Escape Pods/Life Boats 4 Pods
6 Boats
Small Craft/
AeroSpace Fighters
4 Small Craft
0 Fighters
Heat Sinks 164 (328)
BV (1.0)  ????
BV (2.0) 10,662


Description[edit]

House Cameron knew full well that the Star League was the central power in the Inner Sphere and that each of the member states had their own personal agendas. So in order to ensure that the peace lasted, surveillance craft were needed. It would be nearly impossible to have a WarShip stationed within the territorial borders of a state without sparking an interstellar scandal; The Star League would need a specialty craft that could hide in plain sight, while supplying needed information.

The Pueblo was born when modified civilian ships were able to obtain intelligence, but unable to defend themselves when the need arose. The SLDF could deploy the Bug-Eye to meet the role, but its astronomical price tag, still being undergunned, and containing highly classified technology made it not the best choice either. What was created, was designated the Pueblo, which shared the same internal characteristics as other DropShips designed for surveillance and had different exteriors to look like a common civilian craft.[1] To ensure that any information was able to be transmitted quickly and without the need of a JumpShip, each Pueblo had a portable Hyperpulse Generator installed.[1]

The crew of such a ship, along with the marine detachment, were all trained to either make a boarding assault or to repulse an attack. The crew, being members of the Star League Defense Force, rarely wore their uniforms and they participated in taking up interstellar trade in order to keep up their appearance of being a civilian craft while they were traveling through and spying upon Star League member states.[1]

After the Amaris Coup, not all of the Pueblo Class DropShips went with Kerensky on his Exodus. Those that stayed behind would eventually be destroyed during the Succession Wars.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The ship's hull is protected by 111 tons of Ferro-Aluminum Armor.[1]

The Pueblo has the following weapons per Firing Arc;

Nose[edit]

2 ERPPCs, 2 ER Large Lasers, 2 Medium Lasers, 3 LRM 15s guided with Artemis IV

Left/Right Wing Forward[edit]

2 ERPPCs, 2 ER Large Lasers, 2 Medium Lasers, 2 LRM 15s guided with Artemis IV

Left/Right Wing Aft[edit]

1 ERPPC, 2 Medium Lasers

Aft[edit]

2 ERPPCs, 2 ER Large Lasers, 2 Medium Lasers, 2 LRM 15s guided with Artemis IV

Cargo[edit]

Bay 1: Small Craft (4) - 2 Doors
Bay 2: Cargo (300 tons) - 2 Doors
Bay 3: Cargo (1,000 tons) - 2 Doors

Notes[edit]

A early errant reported indicated that stats of Record Sheet of the ship, showed that nose mounted Medium Lasers were ER Medium Lasers, which didn't exist in Star League era. These were corrected to Medium Lasers, reducing the ship's nose heat to 75 heat total.[2]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Pueblo is subject to the following Design Quirk[1]:

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2 pp. 146-147 & 158 "Pueblo-Class DropShip"
  2. Pueblo errant regarding its weapons reported on official Forums.

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