Sassanid

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Sassanid
Production information
Manufacturer L-5 Yards, Babylon
Production Year 2875[1]
Use Troop Carrier
Type Military Spheroid
Tech Base Clan
Technical specifications
Mass 3,000 tons
Structural Integrity 10
Length 69 meters
Width 69 meters
Height 63 meters
Drive System Unknown
Safe Thrust 2 g
Max Thrust 3 g
Fuel (tons) 300 tons
Fuel (days) 163 days
Armament 7x ER Large Lasers
4x Large Pulse Lasers
16x Medium Pulse Lasers
3x AC/5s
2x LB 10-X ACs
4x LRM-20s with Artemis IV FCS
4x SRM-6s with Artemis IV FCS
Armor Unknown
Fore: 20
Sides: 15
Aft: 20
Crew 30
Escape Pods/Life Boats 4/0
Heat Sinks 118 Double Heat Sinks
BV (1.0) 7,840[2]
BV (2.0) 6,878


Description[edit]

Based on the venerable Intruder-class combined-arms transport, the Sassanid-class DropShip was the primary battle armor carrier among the Clan Toumans, able to carry 75 Elementals, a complete Trinary, into battle. In wide use among the Clan forces, Clan Smoke Jaguar possessed the bulk of produced vessels, while Clans Jade Falcon and Wolf operated the fewest.[3][4]

Like many early Clan DropShips, the first Sassanids were merely cumbersome and ad-hoc refits of its parent design, with the first true new design versions produced in 2875. The modern craft provides each Star their own separate deck, with their own kit rooms, mess hall, medical facilities, and bunkrooms for each Point. However the Elementals spend most of their time in-transit in the advanced holographic simulator training areas on each deck, constantly honing their team-work and skills.[3][4]

Armament[edit]

Well armed for its size, the Sassanid can generally see off most foes. The tightly packed nose bay features a single AC/5, twin ER Large Lasers, two Large Pulse Lasers and six Medium Pulse Lasers, an Artemis enhanced LRM-20 and twin SRM-6 launchers. Each fore angle mounts a single ER large laser, twin Medium Pulse Lasers, and LRM-20 and SRM-6 launchers along side an LB 10-X AC. Both rear angles features an ER Large Laser, two Medium Pulse Lasers and a single AC/5, which directly aft the Sassanid mounts another ER Large Laser, an LRM-20 rack, LB 10-X AC, twin Large Pulse Lasers and two Medium Pulse Lasers.[3][4]

Cargo[edit]

Beyond its "cargo" of 75 Elementals, the Sassanid has 1,234 tons of storage capacity.[3][4]

Named Vessels[edit]

(See List of named Sassanid-class DropShips)

References[edit]

  1. online date for the Sassanid
  2. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 219
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Technical Readout: 3057, pp. 78-79, "Sassanid DropShip Profile"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, pp. 76-77, "DropShip Profile"

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