Davion II (WarShip class)

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Davion, Block II
Production information
Manufacturer
Introduced 2552
Production Year 2552[1]
Use Destroyer
Tech Base Star League
Cost 3,766,058,000 C-Bills
Technical specifications
Mass 580,000 tons
Length 685 meters
Sail Diameter 1,120 meters
Fuel 5,000 tons
Burn Rate
Safe Thrust 2 g
Top Thrust 3 g
Sail Integrity 4
KF Drive Integrity 12
LF Battery No
Armament 10 x NAC/25s
4 x NAC/30s
2 x NAC/40s
16 x PPCs
16 x Large Lasers
42 x medium lasers
16 x LRM-15s
Armor 623.5 tons of Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 2
Crew 405
Grav Decks 2 x 65 meter diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 30/24
Heat Sinks 1,000 Double Heat Sinks
Structural Integrity 60
BV (1.0) 144,353
BV (2.0)



Description[edit]

The Block II Davion-class destroyer was commissioned by First Prince Alexander Davion, but despite officially being the second block of Davions, the Block IIs bore relatively little resemblance to the original Davion Block I WarShips. The procurement of the original Davions was marred by corruption, administrative incompetence and delays that resulted in a ship that was late into service and underwhelming in comparison to the original requirement. Alexander made sweeping reforms when he came into power, including dismantling the bureacratic systems that resulted in the Block I Davion. After he authorised the production of the Block II Davions, the resulting heavy destroyers that began entering service forty years after the cancellation of the Block I ships were 60,000 tons heavier and vastly superior in performance; unlike the earlier ships, the Block II Davions had docking points for two DropShips, a full aerospace fighter wing, a substantially revised arsenal of weaponry and significantly more armor. Changing the armor used from standard armor to Ferro-Carbide Armor meant that while a Block II Davion only carried approximately 50 tons more armor in total than it's precedessor, the amount of protection offered by that armor was almost double that of the earlier ships.[2]

Because of the improvements to the overall design, the Block II Davion was able to serve the navies of the Federated Suns for more than 200 years.[2][3]

The Davion II served in the Federated Suns navy throughout the Star League era; in 2765, no less than fifteen Davion IIs were in service across the four active fleets, making it the most numerous class in service with the Federated Suns at that point in time. While all of the Davion I class WarShips had been retired from active service, there were rumors at the time that the navy would reactive some mothballed Davion Is as a part of the rapid rearmament program, which would have resulted in both classes of ship potentially operating alongside each other.[3] No Davion IIs survived the Succession Wars.[2]

Armament and Equipment[edit]

Whereas a Block I Davion sported a mix of capital weapons, combining NAC/25s and NAC/30s with NL45s and Light Naval PPCs, the Block II Davion was instead designed to incorporate only naval autocannon. The mix of NAC/25s, NAC/30s and NAC/40s significantly boosted the amount of damage a Block II Davion could inflict with its capital weapons compared to a Block I Davion, but did leave the Block II Davions without weapons that could inflict damage at extreme range. The Block II Davion also incorporated a substantially increased anti-fighter arsenal compared to its predecessor, replacing the earlier ships LRM-20s with a larger number of LRM-15s, adding multiple PPCs to several arcs and boosting the number of lasers substantially.[2]

Cargo[edit]

  • Bay 1: Fighters/Small Craft (18), 6 Doors[2]
  • Bay 2: 72,036.5 tons of Cargo, 2 Doors[2]

Named vessels[edit]

(See Category:Individual Davion-class WarShips for a list of named vessels, both Block I and Block II.)

Notes[edit]

  • When first fielded, a Davion II would commonly transport a pair of assault DropShips, typically Achilles-class DropShips, but later Vengeance-class DropShips were permanently assigned to Davion IIs.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Davion II (WarShip class)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 202: "Davion (Destroyer)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 6: "Naval Defense Doctrine"

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