Feng Huang

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Feng Huang
Production information
Manufacturer Necromo Shipyards[1]
Introduced 3058
Production Year 3058[2]
Use Cruiser
Tech Base Star League
Cost 25,684,322,000 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 970,000 tons
Length 1,115 meters
Sail Diameter 1,025 meters
Fuel 3,000 tons
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 2 g
Top Thrust 3 g
Sail Integrity 5
KF Drive Integrity 20
LF Battery Yes
Armament
Armor 1,746 tons Lamellor Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 6
Crew 1,044[3][4]
  • 174 Officers
  • 870 Enlisted

Battle Armor Marines: 96
Bay Personnel: 48
(see Notes)

Grav Decks 2 x 90 meters diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 24 / 24
Heat Sinks 2,440 double
Structural Integrity 90
BV (1.0) 95,835[5]
BV (2.0) 83,137[6]

Description[edit]

Aware that the alliance with the Free Worlds League that gave him the Impavido was only temporary, Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao ordered the development of an independent WarShip program that relied solely on Capellan Confederation resources for production. Using clandestine assistance from the Word of Blake, the Capellan Confederation further upgraded the Necromo Shipyards to the point where WarShips could be constructed completely on-site. The Feng Huang-class cruiser is the first wholly Capellan WarShip constructed in the post-Clan War era.[3]

Intended as a counter to the Thera-class carrier, the Feng Huang was built with data stolen in Death Commando raids of the League's Thera program.[4] It features the maximum amount of armor it can carry and an energy-based weapons system. Massive fuel and cargo capacities as well as no ammunition requirements allow the Feng Huang to operate away from port for extremely long periods of time. It has been described as the perfect raider, strong enough to kill defended targets and fast enough to flee whatever it can't kill.[3] Although it is indeed relatively fast for a WarShip of its size, in practice, the Feng Huang is massively outgunned by comparable ships such as the Avalon and Kirishima, as well as the Thera-class carriers that it is supposedly designed to counter.

A total of five vessels were scheduled to be constructed. Cost and resource limitations made additional WarShips unfeasible,[4] and the class survived only in its upgraded version by the end of the Jihad. The last Capellan Navy vessel, the Aleisha Kris, was kept from major deployment as it was effectively irreplaceable by the IlClan era.[7]

Vessels of this class were named for notable Capellan Chancellors.

Armament[edit]

The cost of the Feng Huang's formidable armor is astoundingly high but a decreed requirement to preserve these state assets. The great weakness of the Feng Huang resides in its at best merely adequate weapons array for its size, favoring all energy weapons to ensure maximum endurance on long patrols. In the nose and aft bays four ER Large Lasers, four Large Pulse Lasers, and four ER PPCs support two capital grade NL35s. In each fore and rear angle the Feng Huang carries two ER Large Lasers, two Large Pulse Lasers, and two ER PPCs as backups for the one NL35, NL45 and NL55, Further capital weapons come in the form of a single Light NPPC and Medium NPPC. Taking a cue from the angles, each broadside mounts the same weaponry save for adding another NL45, an extra Light NPPC, and two Heavy NPPCs.[1][3]

Cargo[edit]

In addition to a Lithium-Fusion Battery, the Feng Huang may carry a massive 97,221 tons of cargo, supporting the vessel during long-range patrol and raiding operations, and carries 6 DropShips.[3][4]

Variants[edit]

  • Feng Huang (Upgrade) Cruiser 
    Part of a program to improve the class. Two ships, CCS Ilsa Hyung and CCS Aleisha Kris, have received these "Upgrade" modifications which were first seen in 3070. The modifications include a doubling of its Fore-Left, Right & Aft-Left and Right broadsides Capital Weaponry. Bay 3 of the ship was given 7 Doors to handle the ship's new 123 aerospace fighter complement. Both cruisers saw heavy naval actions above Sian in 3074 fighting the Word of Blake's naval forces. With the sterilization of Necromo and its Shipyards, it was impractical for further upgrades to be completed. BV (2.0) = 124,119[8]

Notes[edit]

The crew listing from Field Manual: Capellan Confederation and Technical Readout: 3067 omit the 'gunners' listing, and list 24 pilots and their technicians as "passengers." To maintain continuity with other vessels, that label has been changed.

See Also[edit]

Category:Individual Feng Huang-class WarShips

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 33, "WarShips and Conventional Fleet Support"
  2. 2.0 2.1 MUL online entry for the Feng Huang
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Technical Readout: 3067, pp. 212–213
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, pp. 150-151, "Feng Huang"
  5. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 307
  6. Jihad Turning Points: Sian, p. 17
  7. Field Manual: 3145, p. 28: "Capellan Confederation - General Review - The Sea of Stars"
  8. Jihad Turning Points: Sian, p. 18: "Feng Huang (Upgrade) Cruiser record sheet"

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