Titan (DropShip class)

This article is about the fighter carrier. For other uses, see Titan.
Production information
Manufacturer Di Tron Heavy Industries[1][2]
Production Year 2647[3]
Use Fighter Carrier
Type Aerodyne
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 12,000 tons
Structural Integrity 15
Length 250 meters
Width 162 meters
Height 47.2 meters
Drive System GM 750-A12
Safe Thrust 2.5 g
Max Thrust 4 g
Fuel (tons) 480 tons
Fuel (days) 260.9 days
Armor 78 tons Starshield standard
Crew 38[4]
  • 7 Officers
  • 23 Enlisted
  • 8 Gunners

(Crew Types)[5]

  • 3 Pilots
  • 10 Engineers
  • 25 Secondary Engineers

Bay Personnel: 36

Escape Pods/Life Boats 4/4
Heat Sinks 195 single
BV (1.0) 6,791[4][6]
BV (2.0) 8,080[citation needed]


The Titan-class DropShip was one of the largest fighter carriers employed by the Star League Defense Force. Transporting the aerospace fighter complement of an entire battalion, a single Titan is often enough to overwhelm the fighter defenses of a Jump Point or planet. Frequently assigned escort duty for WarShips, Titans have been known to act independently as system patrol craft. Despite the risks of a single craft carrying such a large volume of fighters, the Titan's heavy armor and extremely strong weapons array greatly minimized them, at least until the indiscriminate warfare of the Succession Wars; none survived outside the Clan toumans, as the last was destroyed during the First Succession War at Cholame by Kuritan fighters.[2][4][7]

Designed with fighter pilots in mind, the Titan is focused almost entirely on supporting its fighter complement, either with its relatively roomy and luxurious crew quarters, large flight decks, or extensive tactical station for the ship's CAG (Commander Air Group). The CAG's responsibilities include positioning the ship for the launch and retrieval of fighters, though has no say in running the ship outside these operations. They also provide fighter pilots with tactical information during battle from the command post on the ship's bridge.[2][4][7]


For a "mere" fighter carrier, the Titan carries an impressively large weapons array, exceeding even the arsenal of the Achilles-class assault ship. Consisting of eight Pontiac 20 Autocannon/20s and twenty-two BlazeFire Large Lasers backed up by six Delta-X LRM-20 launchers and ten Hellion-b medium lasers, the bulk of the weapons are forward facing, most grouped in the Titans nose, though at least one AC/20 and LRM-20 cover the aft quarters of the craft. The Titan carries sixteen tons of AC/20 ammunition and twelve tons of LRM missiles.[4][7]


The Titan's 18[4] fighter complement is held in three separate flight decks, each serviced by two launch doors. All three decks are capable of independent operation and are designed for maximum damage-control efficiency.[2]

  • Cargo (696 tons), 2 doors
Aerospace Fighters (6), 2 doors
  • Cargo (695 tons), 2 doors
Aerospace Fighters (6), 2 doors
  • Cargo (695 tons), 2 doors
Aerospace Fighters (6), 2 doors


  • M-10 SDS Drone 
    The Titan was used as the testbed for deploying SDS drone aerospace fighters such as the BlackWasp or VoidSeeker. The cost and effort needed to fit the carriers with the drone network controls were quickly deemed excessive and standard human-piloted CV DropShips were instead used for combat deployment.[8]
  • Clan 
    A number of Titans accompanied the Exodus fleet, with some continuing to serve among the various Clan toumans. These craft were refitted beginning in 2953 to carry a complete Trinary of thirty OmniFighters, with each flight deck upgraded to servicing ten fighters and launching them from two access doors each. Despite the increased number of fighters carried, the Titan maintains its reputation of providing for pilots' creature comforts with ample room and single-occupancy cabins, with the requisite increase in bay personnel bunks to 60.[4][7]
  • Titan Monitor 
    Clan Snow Raven lost several WarShips in the Jihad. To provide protection to their new bases in the Outworlds Alliance the Clan converted several Titan DropShips into Pocket WarShips. The Titan Monitor was completely refitted for its new role. Protection was upgraded by using nearly eighty tons of Clan Ferro-Aluminum armor and adding six Laser Anti-Missile Systems to destroy any incoming nuclear warheads. The autocannons and medium lasers of the original were removed. Two of the aerospace fighter bays were replaced with four Killer Whale missile launchers. In addition, the number of LRM launchers was halved with the remaining units paired with Artemis V FCS, and the Large Lasers were changed to extended-range models. The Titan Monitor carries a quartet of medium pulse lasers to cover the aft arc. Though the Titan Monitor only carries ten OmniFighters, the inclusion of a Mobile HPG allows it to summon aid from nearby Snow Raven units. BV (2.0) = 18,304[9][10]

Named Vessels[edit]

see Category:Individual Titan-class DropShips



  • Author Blaine Lee Pardoe stated in a blog entry that, according to his memory which he admitted could be wrong, the Titan was among the units for which he wrote the original background as initially published in TRO:2750; for some of these he also designed the stats.


  1. The Star League, p. 162: "Top Ten Hegemony Companies - [Di Tron Heavy Industries]"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Technical Readout: 2750, pp. 150–151
  3. MUL online date for the Titan (DropShip class)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, pp. 88–89: "Titan"
  5. BattleSpace rulebook, p. 63
  6. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 255
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Technical Readout: 3057, pp. 90–91: "Titan"
  8. Interstellar Operations, pp. 135-136, "Robotic and Drone Systems: The M-Series Drones"
  9. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 202
  10. Record Sheets: Prototypes, p. 101