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CAPITAL SHIP REFERENCE MANUAL

BATTLESTARS
This handbook is the property of:
Colonial Fleet Academy, Colonial Ministry of Defense
Cappadocia

Authors (Alphabetical):
CDR Mark Hanford
RADM Robert Westfall

ARTISTIC / GRAPHIC CREDITS:


CMoD Logo Todd Brugmans & Robert Mulvey
Ares Class David CanisD Briedis
Columbia Class David CanisD Briedis
Mercury Class David CanisD Briedis
Mercury II Class David CanisD Briedis
Nova Class David CanisD Briedis
Orion Class David CanisD Briedis
Valkyrie Class David CanisD Briedis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS i

INTRODUCTION 1

NOVA CLASS BATTLESTAR 3

ARES CLASS BATTLESTAR 9

COLUMBIA CLASS BATTLESTAR 15

ORION CLASS POCKET BATTLESTAR 21

MERCURY (BLOCK 01) CLASS BATTLESTAR 29

MERCURY (BLOCK 02) CLASS BATTLESTAR 37

VALKYRIE CLASS LIGHT BATTLESTAR 45

MERCURY II CLASS BATTLESTAR 51


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CAPITAL SHIP REFERENCE MANUAL: BATTLESTARS 1

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Battlestar Ship Recognition Manual, your one stop for general technical
data for all the existing types of battlestars in the Colonial Ministry of Defenses Fleet.

Within these pages you will find the key technical points for the various classes to help you
become familiar with the finer points of each class and what made them the premier warships of
their time.

Learn how many vipers each carried, what powers them, how many guns they have and
what types of them. These pages will answer many of your basic questions and some of your not
so basic questions on propulsion, armaments, the all-important air wings, and so forth.

When you finish reading this manual there is a brief exam designed to test your compre-
hension and memory and to see if you have the stones to serve on or command a battlestar.

Mark Hanford
CDR Mark Redjack Hanford
Commandant, Colonial War Academy, Colonial Ministry of Defense

RADM Robert Cougar Westfall


Chief of Operations, Colonial Ministry of Defense
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SECTION 01.00.00

NOVA CLASS BATTLESTAR


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01:01:00 CLASS HISTORY

When they were signed, the Articles of Colonization did more than just unite the twelve
separate colony worlds into one unified confederation to fight the Cylons. They also ordered the
creation of the Colonial Ministry of Defense to coordinate the war effort, as well as ordering the
construction of what would become the backbone of the Colonial Fleet for decades to come: the
battlestar.
Each colony was required to contribute to the construction of one of these mammoth new
ships, at the time the largest any colonist had ever imagined. Construction of the first battlestars,
dubbed the Nova Class, was a tremendous undertaking, especially given that no one had con-
structed vessels of this size before. But with each colony contributing cubits, resources, and man-
power to the project the first battlestars took shape in what seemed like record time.
Each of these new battlestars were considered to be the most advanced and powerful
ships ever created by the colonies. They not only served as a defenders of the now-unified colo-
nies against their common enemy, the Cylons, but also as a source of pride for the colony they
represented.
The only battlestar ever constructed by the Colonial Fleet that was equipped with energy
weapons, the Nova Class was unique in the history of the Fleet. That uniqueness wasnt without
its cost, as the dangerous flaws of such armament became apparent. While the Nova Class Battle-
tars were adequate in one-on-one engagements with Cylon Basestars, the large amount of energy
required to power the ship and its weapons systems meant that Nova Class Battlestars could be
fairly easily overwhelmed by multiple attackers.
The twelve original Nova Class Battlestars served valiantly during the First Cylon war,
though the latter part of the war saw them relegated to a reserve force status. At the conclusion
of the First Cylon War, the surviving Nova Class battlestars were decommissioned, mothballed,
and placed in the inactive reserve fleet. Over time these ships were stricken from the fleets rolls
and sold for scrap.
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01:02:00 CLASS NOTES

There were 12 Nova Class battlestars built by the colonies for service in the First Cylon
War. Of these 12 battlestars, only 3 survived the war to be mothballed in the reserve fleet.

Aerilon 1
Athena
Atlantia
Ceberus
Libris 1
Pacifica
Pegasus
Picon 1
Prometheus
Rycon
Solaria
Triton

1
Survived the First Cylon War; Mothballed and stored at the ATP Base in the Skaros System
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01:03:00 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL STATISTICS:
LENGTH:
OVERALL: 1,249.68m (4,099.99) FLIGHT POD (EA): 580.64m (1,904.98)
BEAM:
OVERALL: 488.72m (1,603.41) FLIGHT POD (EA): 137.16m (450.00)
DRAFT:
OVERALL: 177.00m (580.71) FLIGHT POD (EA): 58.96m (193.44)
WEIGHT: ~ 30,480,530.00mt (~ 33,528,583.00t)
CARGO CAPACITY: ~ 950,643.00mt (~ 1,045,707.30t)
DURATION: 5 years @ standard rations/supplies

CREW COMPLIMENT:
2
TOTAL CREW EMBARKED: 646
FLEET: 574 3 OFFICERS: 102 ENLISTED: 472
MARINE: 72 OFFICERS: 3 ENLISTED: 69
OTHER: 88 (passenger capacity)

2
Standard capacity is 734 which includes passenger capacity (passengers are not normally embarked).
3
Includes 86 officers and 208 enlisted personnel assigned to the Air Wing.
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ENGINEERING:
MAIN POWER: Geller-Krenshaw SG-3J Tylium Fusion Reactor (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~1.7*10^24 J (1.7 YJ/1.7 billion TJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 5 years @ standard usage 4
AUXILIARY POWER: Geller-Krenshaw 102-F/1 Dideuterium-Monoxide Fuel Plant (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~3.0*10^21 J (3.0 ZJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 8 years @ standard usage 5
EMERGENCY POWER: CEMPS47 Lithium-Ion Batteries (200 Banks @ 50/bank)
POWER OUTPUT GENERATED (PER BANK): ~0.9*10^8 J
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 200 hours @ standard expected usage
MAIN ENGINES: Grellen-Welde SLD-04 Sub-Light Engines (2)
STANDARD ACCELERATION: 0.28 G
MAXIMUM ACCELERATION: 1.0 G
EMERGENCY ACCELERATION: 1.5 G
MAXIMUM SAFE VELOCITY: 25% Speed of Light
THRUSTERS: Hwacha-Quixan RT3-B/28 Reaction Control System (RCS) Thruster
(24 in 6 quad mounts)
FTL ENGINE: Orion C-Class FTL Drive (2)
RANGE: 52.4 billion km / 84.2 billion mi / 70 SU
INERTIAL DAMPENING SYSTEM: Hwacha-Quixan Type XIII2

AVIONICS:
ANTENNAE: RS-173 Toltec Omni-Directional Multi-Band Wireless Antennae (1)
COMMUNICATIONS: Seraphim 341-V/F4 Communications System
Seraphim DC221/F3 Communications Drone (75)
Vuoro S-18C Hyper-Pulse Communications Buoy (75)
DRADIS: RT/WTS-06 Vesta High-Precision DRADIS Array
RANGES: Standard (Space) = 12,500km (20,112.5mi)
Standard (Atmosphere) = 1,250km (2,011.25mi)
Radiological (Space) = 3,625km (5,832.63mi)
Radiological (Atmosphere) = 362.5km (583.26mi)
TRACKING ABILITY: 3,000 independent targets
FIRE CONTROL: AN/SPS-12 MK17 GFCS
NAVIGATION: CGS-119 V2.7 Stellar Navigation Program
CNP: Colonial Defense Command Navigation Program V1.2
MAIN NETWORK: Mnemosyne Technologies Tactical Operations Interface V1.1

4
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations between
overhauls/work conducted in repair yards.
5
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations before the
reactors fuel rods must be replaced.
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ARMAMENT:
MAIN: Mazatronics Class A Heavy Mega-Pulse Laser (2 single-mounts; fixed)
ORDNANCE: Photonic Plasma Bolt
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 528.96m (1,735.43)
Space = 4,231.66m (2.63mi)
MAXIMUM ENERGY OUTPUT: 1.18*10^18 J (1.18 EJ) per bolt
RATE OF FIRE: 1 per minute
Mazatronics Class B Medium Mega-Pulse Laser (8 in 4 dual turrets)
ORDNANCE: Photonic Plasma Bolt
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 368.31m (1,208.36)
Space = 2,943.44m (1.83mi)
MAXIMUM ENERGY OUTPUT: 5.85*10^12 J (5.85 TJ) per bolt
RATE OF FIRE: 2 per minute
DEFENSIVE: Mazatronics Class C Light Mega-Pulse Laser (52 in 26 dual turrets)
ORDNANCE: Photonic Plasma Bolt
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 223.65m (733.86)
Space = 1,789.22m (5,870.13)
MAXIMUM ENERGY OUTPUT: 7.23*10^9 J (7.23 GJ) per bolt
RATE OF FIRE: 12 per minute
MISSILES: Zenith SLBM-08/A3 Launch System (6 tubes)
ORDNANCE: BGM-187 Satyr Guided Ballistic Missile (4)
BGMN-642 Omega Nuclear Guided Ballistic Missile (2)

CARRIER FACILITIES / AIR WING:


FLIGHT DECKS: 2 (1 per flight pod)
EMBARKED CRAFT: 92
Viper MkI Tactical Star Fighter (40; 2 squadrons of 20)
Viper MkII Tactical Star Fighter (40; 2 squadrons of 20)
Standard Colonial Shuttle (12)
LAUNCH / RECOVERY SYSTEMS:
LAUNCH: Atradies AC-1 Launch System (16 tubes; 8 per flight pod)
RECOVERY: Chrysalis CLS-11-3F Optical Guidance System (2; 1 per flight deck)
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SECTION 02.00.00

ARES CLASS BATTLESTAR


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02:01:00 CLASS HISTORY

The Ares Class Battlestar was a stop-gap solution to the flaws discovered in the Nova Class
Battlestar. Not having the time or luxury of trying to design a whole new type of ship, it was de-
cided to retrofit those Nova Class Battlestars then under construction or waiting to begin construc-
tion.
All the energy weapons were removed and replaced with kinetic energy weapons. This not
only brought the ships power consumption levels to more tolerable levels, it actually served to
provide better offensive and defensive capabilities as well. In addition to changing the weapons of
the battlestars, the flight pods were reworked to provide through-pod flight decks. The alteration
of the flight pods actually provided space to add an additional two launch tubes per podwhich
now allowed the ship to launch an entire squadron of vipers simultaneously.
Due to the numerous changes made to the workings of the ship, even through the hull re-
mained essentially unchanged in size and appearance, it was determined to make the new bat-
tlestar its own classthus the Ares Class Battlestar was born.
There were 10 Ares Class Battlestars built before production shifted to the larger Columbia
Class, due to the change in Cylon tactics during the war. By the conclusion of the First Cylon War
only two Ares Class Battlestars were still in service. Both ships were decommissioned and placed
in mothball status in the in-active reserve fleet.
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02:02:00 CLASS NOTES

There were 10 Ares Class battlestars built by the colonies for service in the First Cylon War.
Of these, only 2 survived the war to be mothballed in the in-active reserve fleet.

Anubus
Ares 6
Nike
Pandora
Posideon 6
Ra
Ramses
Styx
Tartarus
Xerxes

6
Survived the First Cylon War; Mothballed and stored at the Colonial Fleets Bonyards
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02:03:00 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL STATISTICS:
LENGTH:
OVERALL: 1,249.68m (4,099.99) FLIGHT POD (EA): 580.64m (1,904.98)
BEAM:
OVERALL: 488.72m (1,603.41) FLIGHT POD (EA): 137.16m (450.00)
DRAFT:
OVERALL: 177.00m (580.71) FLIGHT POD (EA): 58.96m (193.44)
WEIGHT: ~ 30,480,530.00mt (~ 33,528,583.00t)
CARGO CAPACITY: ~ 973,643.00mt (~ 1,071,007.30t)
DURATION: 5 years @ standard rations/supplies

CREW COMPLIMENT:
7
TOTAL CREW EMBARKED: 663
FLEET: 591 8 OFFICERS: 107 ENLISTED: 484
MARINE: 72 OFFICERS: 3 ENLISTED: 69
OTHER: 88 (passenger capacity)

7
Standard capacity is 751 which includes passenger capacity (passengers are not normally embarked).
8
Includes 86 officers and 208 enlisted personnel assigned to the Air Wing.
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ENGINEERING:
MAIN POWER: Geller-Krenshaw SG-3J Tylium Fusion Reactor (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~1.7*10^24 J (1.7 YJ/1.7 billion TJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 5 years @ standard usage 9
AUXILIARY POWER: Geller-Krenshaw 102-F/1 Dideuterium-Monoxide Fuel Plant (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~3.0*10^21 J (3.0 ZJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 8 years @ standard usage 10
EMERGENCY POWER: CEMPS47 Lithium-Ion Batteries (200 Banks @ 50/bank)
POWER OUTPUT GENERATED (PER BANK): ~0.9*10^8 J
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 200 hours @ standard expected usage
MAIN ENGINES: Grellen-Welde SLD-04 Sub-Light Engines (2)
STANDARD ACCELERATION: 0.28 G
MAXIMUM ACCELERATION: 1.0 G
EMERGENCY ACCELERATION: 1.5 G
MAXIMUM SAFE VELOCITY: 25% Speed of Light
THRUSTERS: Hwacha-Quixan RT3-B/28 Reaction Control System (RCS) Thruster
(24 in 6 quad mounts)
FTL ENGINE: Orion C-Class FTL Drive (2)
RANGE: 52.4 billion km / 84.2 billion mi / 70 SU
INERTIAL DAMPENING SYSTEM: Hwacha-Quixan Type XIII2

AVIONICS:
ANTENNAE: RS-173 Toltec Omni-Directional Multi-Band Wireless Antennae (1)
COMMUNICATIONS: Seraphim 341-V/F4 Communications System
Seraphim DC221/F3 Communications Drone (75)
Vuoro S-18C Hyper-Pulse Communications Buoy (75)
DRADIS: RT/WTS-06 Vesta High-Precision DRADIS Array
RANGES: Standard (Space) = 12,500km (20,112.5mi)
Standard (Atmosphere) = 1,250km (2,011.25mi)
Radiological (Space) = 3,625km (5,832.63mi)
Radiological (Atmosphere) = 362.5km (583.26mi)
TRACKING ABILITY: 3,000 independent targets
FIRE CONTROL: AN/SPS-12 MK17 GFCS
NAVIGATION: CGS-119 V2.7 Stellar Navigation Program
CNP: Colonial Defense Command Navigation Program V1.2
MAIN NETWORK: Mnemosyne Technologies Tactical Operations Interface V1.1

9
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations between
overhauls/work conducted in repair yards.
10
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations before the
reactors fuel rods must be replaced.
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ARMAMENT:
MAIN: Krupp MK21/10-B Class 10 Naval Auto Cannon (32 in 16 dual turrets)
ORDNANCE: 50.8cm (20) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 60.9km (100mi)
Space = 182.7km (293.96mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,350mps (~4,429.13fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 6 rounds per minute
DEFENSIVE: Krupp MK146/39-E Class 02 Point Defense Cannon (200 in 100 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 8.9cm (3.5) HE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 1,942.5m (6,373.02)
Space = 5,250m (17,224.38)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 600 rounds per minute
MISSILES: Zenith SLBM-08/A3 Launch System (6 tubes)
ORDNANCE: BGM-187 Satyr Guided Ballistic Missile (4)
BGMN-642 Omega Nuclear Guided Ballistic Missile (2)

CARRIER FACILITIES / AIR WING:


FLIGHT DECKS: 2 (1 per flight pod)
EMBARKED CRAFT: 90
Viper MkII Tactical Star Fighter (40; 4 squadrons of 20)
Standard Colonial Shuttle (10)
LAUNCH / RECOVERY SYSTEMS:
LAUNCH: Atradies AC-1 Launch System (20 tubes; 10 per flight pod)
RECOVERY: Chrysalis CLS-11-3F Optical Guidance System (4; 2 per flight deck)
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COLUMBIA CLASS BATTLESTAR


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03:01:00 CLASS HISTORY

Constructed in the latter half of the First Cylon War, the Columbia Class Battlestar was spe-
cifically designed to [hopefully] defeat the electronically invasive tactics of the Cylons. Though
only about 20% larger than the Nova Class Battlestars, the Columbia Class required four times as
many crew to operate. This increase in crew size was not merely because of the increased size of
her air wing, but due to the fact that the class computer systems were not networked. For many
this made the new battlestars seem almost like antique relics compared to the Nova Class.
As the First Cylon War continued, the colonies continued to build more ships of this class to
combat the newest Cylon weapon: the basestar. Able to hold its own against the Cylon ships, the
Columbia Class proved to be a resounded success and is believed by many, rightly or wrongly, to
be the catalyst that forced the Cylons to leave the colonies and sign the armistice.
One of the unique things about the Columbia Class Battlestar is the retractable flight pods,
necessary for FTL jumps. This was due in part to the internal construction of the ships, as they
were unable, structurally, to make an FTL jump with the pods extended.
By the end of the First Cylon War, of the original 35 Columbia Class Battlestars constructed
during the war, only 18 were still in service. These surviving battlestars, as well as the 17 built in
the decade after the war, formed the backbone of the new Colonial Fleet.
But technological advances soon meant that the Columbia Class would be eclipsed by
newer ships. At the time of The Fall and the start of the Second Cylon War, there were only 7 Co-
lumbia Class Battlestars still in service with the Colonial Fleet. Though faring slightly better than
their newer, more advanced, cousins against the corrupted CNP program, even these venerable
old veterans were no match for the Cylon onslaught.
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03:02:00 CLASS NOTES

There were a total of 52 Columbia Class battlestars built between 1995 and 2010 At the
time of The Fall there were 7 still in service with the Colonial Fleet. The other 28 had either been
destroyed in the First Cylon War and/or at The Fall, or scrapped as the newer Mercury Class bat-
tlestars became the backbone of the fleet.

Angel Styron Active / Based at Skaros ATP Base


Athena Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Dreadnaught Active / Based at Skaros ATP Base
Firestorm Presumed destroyed in The Fall
11
Galactica Unknown Location
Leonidas Active / Based at Skaros ATP Base
12
Orion Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Spartan Unknown Location
Stormbringer Unknown Location

11
The Galactica had been decommissioned and designated as a museum & educational center at the time of The Fall
12
The Orion, a post-war Columbia Class, had been decommissioned and was in the process of being scrapped at the
time of The Fall
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03:03:00 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL STATISTICS:
LENGTH:
OVERALL: 1,387.89m (4,553.44) FLIGHT POD (EA): 639.06m (2,096.65)
BEAM:
OVERALL: 539.02m (1,768.43) FLIGHT POD (EA): 119.62m (392.45)
DRAFT:
OVERALL: 181.27m (594.72) FLIGHT POD (EA): 101.53m (333.10)
WEIGHT: ~ 41,375,000.00mt (~ 45,512,500.00t)
CARGO CAPACITY: ~ 1,367,159.09mt (~ 1,503,875.00t)
DURATION: 7 years @ standard rations/supplies

CREW COMPLIMENT:
13
TOTAL CREW EMBARKED: 4,559
FLEET: 4,416 14 OFFICERS: 493 ENLISTED: 3,923
MARINE: 143 OFFICERS: 5 ENLISTED: 138
OTHER: 100 (passenger capacity)

13
Standard capacity is 4,659 which includes passenger capacity (passengers are not normally embarked).
14
Includes 203 officers and 810 enlisted personnel assigned to the Air Wing.
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ENGINEERING:
MAIN POWER: Werner-Lathrop R4-B Dual-Tylium Fusion Reactor (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~1.9*10^24 J (1.9 YJ/1.9 billion TJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 8 years @ standard usage 15
AUXILIARY POWER: Dyson-Atkins WF-67/B Dideuterium-Monoxide Fuel Plant (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~2.4*10^21 J (2.4 ZJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 15 years @ standard usage 16
EMERGENCY POWER: CEMPS47 Lithium-Ion Batteries (400 Banks @ 50/bank)
POWER OUTPUT GENERATED (PER BANK): ~0.9*10^8 J
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 400 hours @ standard expected usage
MAIN ENGINES: Kyeser K6-59 Sub-Light Engines (6)
STANDARD ACCELERATION: 0.35 G
MAXIMUM ACCELERATION: 1.4 G
EMERGENCY ACCELERATION: 2.0 G
MAXIMUM SAFE VELOCITY: 25% Speed of Light
THRUSTERS: Hwacha-Quixan RT5-B/42 Reaction Control System (RCS) Thruster
(48 in 12 quad mounts)
FTL ENGINE: Celestus C-Class FTL Drive (2)
RANGE: 67.3 billion km / 108.3 billion mi / 90 SU
INERTIAL DAMPENING SYSTEM: Hwacha Type XIII2
FABRICATION FACILITIES: Semi-Autonomous Munitions Production Facilities

AVIONICS:
ANTENNAE: RT-102D Ariel Omni-Directional Multi-Band Wireless Antennae (1)
COMMUNICATIONS: Tikshoret XG-642/D1 Communications System
Siluro Mk7 Communications Drone (150)
Vuoro S-24B Hyper-Pulse Communications Buoy (150)
DRADIS: RT/WTS-10 Paranal High-Precision DRADIS Array
RANGES: Standard (Space) = 20,075km (32,300.68mi)
Standard (Atmosphere) = 2,007.5km (3,665.3mi)
Radiological (Space) = 5,821.75km (9,367.2mi)
Radiological (Atmosphere) = 582.18km (936.72mi)
TRACKING ABILITY: 3,750 independent targets
FIRE CONTROL: AN/SPS-63 MK06 GFCS
NAVIGATION: CGS-151 V2.6 Stellar Navigation Program
CNP: Colonial Defense Command Navigation Program V3.8

15
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations between
overhauls/work conducted in repair yards.
16
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations before the
reactors fuel rods must be replaced.
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ARMAMENT:
MAIN: Krupp MK21/10-C Class 10 Naval Auto Cannon (52 in 26 dual turrets)
ORDNANCE: 50.8cm (20) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 85.26km (140mi)
Space = 255.78km (411.55mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,400mps (~4,598.17fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 6 rounds per minute
DEFENSIVE: Krupp MK163/94-B Class 03 Point Defense Cannon (514 in 257 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 13.97cm (5.5) HE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 2,682.25m (8,800)
Space = 8,046.74m (26,400)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 750 rounds per minute
MISSILES: Zenith SLBM-20/D1 Launch System (20 tubes)
ORDNANCE: BGM-235 Havoc Guided Ballistic Missile (14)
BGMN-793 Nemesis Nuclear Guided Ballistic Missile (6)

CARRIER FACILITIES / AIR WING:


FLIGHT DECKS: 2 (1 per flight pod)
EMBARKED CRAFT: 185
Viper MkV Tactical Star Fighter (40; 2 squadrons of 20)
Viper MkVI Tactical Star Fighter (80; 4 squadrons of 20)
Viper MkVII Tactical Star Fighter (40; 2 squadrons of 20)
Raptor Multi-Mission Support Craft (20; 4 squadrons of 5)
Standard Colonial Shuttle (5)
LAUNCH / RECOVERY SYSTEMS:
LAUNCH: Atradies AC-3 Launch System (80 tubes; 40 per flight pod)
RECOVERY: Chrysalis CLS-12-6B Optical Guidance System (4; 2 per flight deck)
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ORION CLASS POCKET BATTLESTAR


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04:01:00 CLASS HISTORY

The first Orion Class Pocket Battlestar was commissioned six years after the start of the
First Cylon War. The still-fledgling Ministry of Defense had determined that it needed a ship capa-
ble to conducting reconnaissance deep in Cylon-controlled territory and were not willing to risk
any of the still-too-few battlestars on such endeavors as doing so would leave the colonies even
more vulnerable than they already were.
The Orion Class is the smallest class of ship to carry the designation battlestar, being
smaller even than many gunstars. Designed to carry minimal armament and only a half-squadron
of Vipers (though another half-squadron could be carried if the situation required), the Orion Class
was not designed to fight Cylon Basestars.
While Orion Class Battlestars can carry a very small number of Vipers, the ship does not
typically embark them as a standard compliment. Equipped with only two launch tubes, it is al-
most faster to let the others, if more than two Vipers are carried, to egress from the hangar under
their own power as opposed to reloading the launch tubes.
Using special hull materials and a specially-designed coating on its hull, the ships of the
Orion Class were nearly invisible to the DRADIS arrays at that time, except at close range, these
ships could get closer to enemy targets than other battlestars in order to gather vital information
for colonial forces. Because of their unique makeup and mission profiles, Orion Class Battlestars
often worked alone, though there were several instances of them being a part of a larger fleet.
In order to perform their designed mission, the Orion Class was equipped with a large an-
tennae array in order to gather SIGINT on Cylon forces. Due to interference with its performance,
the antennae array could not be painted with the same stealth coating as the hull, that along
with its size make it the weak-point in the battlestars ability to hide from DRADIS at medium- to
close-range.
Of the 20 Orion Class Pocket Battlestars constructed, only 5 survived the First Cylon War.
Two were demilitarized and sold to private interests and three were mothballed and placed with
the in-active reserve fleet in the boneyards.
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04:02:00 CLASS NOTES

Due to their smaller size, and subsequently lower cost, as well as their intended mission
profile, there were 20 known Orion Class Battlestars constructed before the end of the war.
Abydos 19
Avenches 17
Bacchus 17
Carpathia
Corvus 18
Delphi 17
Fribourg 18
Hathor 19
Horus
Janus 17

Maia 17
Neapolis
Orion 17
Osiris 17
Pallas
Pylos 17
Sekhmet 17

Theseus
Vesta
Yorkshire 18

17
Known to have been destroyed during the First Cylon War
18
Survived the First Cylon War; Mothballed and stored at the Colonial Fleets Boneyards
19
Survived the First Cylon War; Demilitarized and sold to private interests
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04:03:00 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL STATISTICS:
LENGTH:
OVERALL: 446.05m (1,463.42)
BEAM:
OVERALL: 137.16m (450.00)
DRAFT:
OVERALL: 155.40m (509.84) [188.26m (387.99) without Antennae array]
WEIGHT: ~ 7,936,604.00mt (~ 8,730,264.00t)
CARGO CAPACITY: ~ 183,519.85mt (~ 201,871.84t)
DURATION: 2 years @ standard rations/supplies

CREW COMPLIMENT:
TOTAL CREW EMBARKED: 155
FLEET: 138 20 OFFICERS: 31 ENLISTED: 107
MARINE: 17 OFFICERS: 0 ENLISTED: 17
OTHER: 0 (passenger capacity)

20
Includes 20 officers and 48 enlisted personnel assigned to the Air Wing.
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ENGINEERING:
MAIN POWER: Werner-Lathrop Q9-B Tylium Fusion Reactor (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~1.5*10^24 J (1.5 YJ/1.5 billion TJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 6 years @ standard usage 21
AUXILIARY POWER: Geller-Krenshaw 117-H/3 Dideuterium-Monoxide Fuel Plant (1)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~1.2*10^21 J (1.2 ZJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 10 years @ standard usage 22
EMERGENCY POWER: CEMPS47 Lithium-Ion Batteries (100 Banks @ 50/bank)
POWER OUTPUT GENERATED (PER BANK): ~0.9*10^8 J
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 100 hours @ standard expected usage
MAIN ENGINES: Kyeser K1-15 Sub-Light Engines (4)
STANDARD ACCELERATION: 0.35 G
MAXIMUM ACCELERATION: 1.3 G
EMERGENCY ACCELERATION: 2.0 G
MAXIMUM SAFE VELOCITY: 25% Speed of Light
THRUSTERS: Hwacha-Quixan RT3-B/28 Reaction Control System (RCS) Thruster
(32 in 8 quad mounts)
FTL ENGINE: Celestus F-Class FTL Drive (1)
RANGE: 74.8 billion km / 120.4 billion mi / 100 SU
INERTIAL DAMPENING SYSTEM: Hwacha Type XVII1

AVIONICS:
ANTENNAE: RS-386G Horizon Omni-Directional Multi-Band Wireless Antennae (1)
DA-43-3C Frumentarii Omni-Directional Dipole Array (1)
COMMUNICATIONS: Tikshoret 734-T/C6 Communications System
Siluro Mk6 Communications Drone (100)
Vuoro S-24A Hyper-Pulse Communications Buoy (50)
DRADIS: RT/WTS-12 Altair High-Precision DRADIS Array
RANGES: Standard (Space) = 22,780km (36,653.02mi)
Standard (Atmosphere) = 2,278km (3,665.3mi)
Radiological (Space) = 6,606.2km (10,629.4mi)
Radiological (Atmosphere) = 660.62km (1,062.03mi)
TRACKING ABILITY: 4,200 independent targets
FIRE CONTROL: AN/SPS-61 MK12 GFCS
NAVIGATION: CGS-151 V3.1 Stellar Navigation Program
CNP: Colonial Defense Command Navigation Program V1.9
MAIN NETWORK: Mnemosyne Technologies Tactical Operations Interface V2.5

21
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations between
overhauls/work conducted in repair yards.
22
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations before the
reactors fuel rods must be replaced.
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ARMAMENT:
MAIN: Krupp MK42/14-E Class 08 Naval Auto Cannon (24 in 12 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 35.56cm (14) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 33.42km (53.77mi)
Space = 100.25km (161.3mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,250mps (~4,101.04fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 8 rounds per minute
DEFENSIVE: Krupp MK151/12-A Class 02 Point Defense Cannon (128 in 32 quad mounts)
ORDNANCE: 13.97cm (5.5) HE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 2,682.25m (8,800)
Space = 8,046.74m (26,400)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 675 rounds per minute
MISSILES: Zenith SLBM-212/B4 Launch System (6 tubes)
ORDNANCE: BGM-351 Heracles (4)
BGMN-509 Trident (2)

CARRIER FACILITIES / AIR WING:


FLIGHT DECKS: 1
EMBARKED CRAFT: 17
Viper MkII Tactical Star Fighter (10; squadron of 20)
Raptor Multi-Mission Support Craft (5; 1 squadrons of 5)
Standard Colonial Shuttle (2)
LAUNCH / RECOVERY SYSTEMS:
RECOVERY: Chrysalis CLS-16-1E Optical Guidance System (3)
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SECTION 05.00.00

MERCURY (BLOCK 01) CLASS


BATTLESTAR
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05:01:00 CLASS HISTORY

The successor to the Columbia Class Battlestar was the Mercury Class. A radical design de-
parture from the Columbia Class, the Mercury Class was nearly 24% larger than its immediate
predecessor. Instead of retractable flight pods and rounded edges, the new battlestar featured
fixed flight pods and a more angular appearance reminiscent of the Nova Class.
However, this new class of battlestar was radical in more areas than just its design; it
pushed the boundaries of the technological advances made in the previous two decades to the
limits and required that the colonial government relax its restrictions on computer networks. After
several months of debate, the government agreed and production on the Mercury Class began.
Each flight pod on the Mercury Class is equipped with two separate flight decks, with the
hangar deck and launch tubes sandwiched between them. This layout, combined with computer-
assisted landings, resulted in a faster small-craft recovery rate. In addition, the upper half of each
flight pod also has a section dedicated as a landing area for Raptors, allowing for a more rapid
transfer of personnel and supplies. The larger overall size of the ship, as well as the new-style
flight pods also allowed for an increase in the size of the air wing each Mercury Class battlestar
was able to embark.
As well as the larger air wing, the new battlestars were equipped with computer networks
which allowed for increased efficiency and function of ship operations as well as a reduced crew
compliment compared to the Columbia Class. The Mercury Class also fielded a heavier weapon
load-out, both in main guns and defensive batteries, than previous battlestar classes including the
addition of four heavy assault cannons in the bow.
In addition to newer computer and additional weapons, advances in metallurgy and engine
technology gave the Mercury Class a stronger hull and more efficient engines, utilizing eight sub-
light engines compared to the four used on the Columbia Class.
After the prototype ship proved its worth to the Quorum, the Ministry of Defense was au-
thorized to construct an additional 40 ships of the class over a ten-year period. During that dec-
ade, as more Mercury Class Battlestars were commissioned, the Ministry of Defense began making
plans to decommission the older Columbia Class Battlestars.
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05:02:00 CLASS NOTES

Between 2013 and 2028, 42 Mercury Class (Block 01) Battlestars had been constructed, 39
of which were still in service with the Colonial Fleet at the time of The Fall in 2041. Below is a par-
tial list of Block 01 Mercury Class Battlestars constructed, and their fate.

Amazonia Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall


Aries Unknown / Presumed destroyed in Cylon Ambush during rescue of Battlestar
Leonidas
Australis Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Chimaera Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Erasmus Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Hephaestus Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Hibernia Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Ironfist Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Mercury Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Nerio Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Olympia Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
23
Perseus Active; Based at Skaros ATP Base
Rexthrand Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Strong Tower Active / Unknown Location
23
Taurons Revenge Active; Based at Skaros ATP Base
Triton Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Uned Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Universal Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Vendetta Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall

23
Originally though to have been scrapped after a major fire during construction. Recovered by the HaLaTha and
moved to the Skaros ATP Base, both ships were repaired (in the case of the Taurons Revenge, also renamed)
using the technology available. As such, both ships have been reclassified as Block 00 Mercury Class Battlestars.
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05:03:00 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL STATISTICS:
LENGTH:
OVERALL: 2,006.68m (6,583.58) FLIGHT POD (EA): 1,001.84m (3,286.87)
BEAM:
OVERALL: 793.34m (2,602.82) FLIGHT POD (EA): 194.62m (638.52)
DRAFT:
OVERALL: 319.26m (1,047.44) FLIGHT POD (EA): 124.70m (454.78)
WEIGHT: ~ 60,000,000.00mt (~ 66,000,000.00t)
CARGO CAPACITY: ~ 2,089,545.45mt (~ 2,298,50.000t)
DURATION: 7 years @ standard rations/supplies

CREW COMPLIMENT:
24
TOTAL CREW EMBARKED: 2,146
FLEET: 1,933 25 OFFICERS: 419 ENLISTED: 1,514
MARINE: 213 OFFICERS: 7 ENLISTED: 206
OTHER: 84 (passenger capacity)

24
Standard capacity is 2,230 which includes passenger capacity (passengers are not normally embarked).
25
Includes 252 officers and 738 enlisted personnel assigned to the Air Wing.
CAPITAL SHIP REFERENCE MANUAL: BATTLESTARS 31

ENGINEERING:
MAIN POWER: Werner-Lathrop R6-A Dual-Tylium Fusion Reactor (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~1.9*10^24 J (1.9 YJ/1.9 billion TJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 8 years @ standard usage 26
AUXILIARY POWER: Dyson-Atkins WF-68/C Dideuterium-Monoxide Fuel Plant (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~2.4*10^21 J (2.4 ZJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 15 years @ standard usage 27
EMERGENCY POWER: CMEPS65 Lithium-Ion Batteries (400 Banks @ 50/bank)
POWER OUTPUT GENERATED (PER BANK): ~1.0*10^8 J
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 400 hours @ standard expected usage
MAIN ENGINES: Kyeser K6-59 Sub-Light Engines (8)
STANDARD ACCELERATION: 0.45 G
MAXIMUM ACCELERATION: 1.75 G
EMERGENCY ACCELERATION: 3.0 G
MAXIMUM SAFE VELOCITY: 25% Speed of Light
THRUSTERS: Kyeser K10-04 Bow-mounted Forward Arrest Thrusters (2)
Hwacha RT9-B/14 Reaction Control System (RCS) Thruster (48 in 12 quad mounts)
FTL ENGINE: Celestus C-Class FTL Drive (2)
RANGE: 67.3 billion km / 108.3 billion mi / 90 SU
INERTIAL DAMPENING SYSTEM: Hwacha Type XVIII4
FABRICATION FACILITIES: Semi-Autonomous Viper Production Facilities
Semi-Autonomous Munitions Production Facilities

26
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations between
overhauls/work conducted in repair yards.
27
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations before the
reactors fuel rods must be replaced.
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AVIONICS:
ANTENNAE: RT-102D Ariel Omni-Directional Multi-Band Wireless Antennae (1)
COMMUNICATIONS: Tikshoret XG-642/D1 Communications System
Siluro Mk7 Communications Drone (150)
Vuoro S-24B Hyper-Pulse Communications Buoy (150)
DRADIS: RT/WTS-15 Aegis High-Precision DRADIS Array
RANGES: Standard (Space) = 29,940km (48,173.5mi)
Standard (Atmosphere) = 2,940km (4,817.35mi)
Radiological (Space) = 8,682.6km (13,970.3mi)
Radiological (Atmosphere) = 868.26km (1,397.03mi)
TRACKING ABILITY: 5,250 independent targets
ECM: Huijari RT/CDW-32/4A Tartarus Electronic Warfare Suite
Huijari DC-32 ECM Drones (500)
FIRE CONTROL: AN/SPS-68 MK38 GFCS
NAVIGATION: CGS-164 V1.6 Stellar Navigation Program
CNP: Colonial Defense Command Navigation Program V3.8
MAIN NETWORK: Mnemosyne Technologies Tactical Operations Interface V2.5

ARMAMENT:
MAIN: Krupp MK21/10-E Class 10 Naval Auto Cannon (60 in 30 dual turrets)
ORDNANCE: 50.8cm (20) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 109.62km (180mi)
Space = 328.86km (529.14mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 8 rounds per minute
Krupp MK38/14-A Class 15 Heavy Assault Cannon (4 in 2 dual mounts; fixed)
ORDNANCE: 91.44cm (36) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 182.7km (300mi)
Space = 548.1km (881.89mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 4 rounds per minute
DEFENSIVE: Krupp MK163/94-B Class 03 Point Defense Cannon (620 in 310 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 13.97cm (5.5) HE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 2,682.25m (8,800)
Space = 8,046.74m (26,400)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 750 rounds per minute
MISSILES: Zenith SLBM-20/D1 Launch System (20 tubes)
ORDNANCE: BGM-235 Havoc Guided Ballistic Missile
BGMN-793 Nemesis Nuclear Guided Ballistic Missile
CAPITAL SHIP REFERENCE MANUAL: BATTLESTARS 33

CARRIER FACILITIES / AIR WING:


FLIGHT DECKS: 4 (2 per flight pod)
EMBARKED CRAFT: 230
Viper MkV Tactical Star Fighter (40; 2 squadrons of 20)
Viper MkVI Tactical Star Fighter (80; 4 squadrons of 20)
Viper MkVII Tactical Star Fighter (80; 4 squadrons of 20)
Raptor Multi-Mission Support Craft (25; 5 squadrons of 5)
Standard Colonial Shuttle (5)
LAUNCH / RECOVERY SYSTEMS:
LAUNCH: Atradies AC-8 Launch System (60 tubes; 30 per flight pod)
RECOVERY: Chrysalis CLS-21-7D OptiWav Guidance System (8; 2 per flight deck)
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SECTION 06.00.00

MERCURY (BLOCK 02) CLASS


BATTLESTAR
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06:01:00 CLASS HISTORY

During the 15 years the Block 01 Mercury Class Battlestar was constructed, the ships were
exceedingly popular, and coveted, assignments for members of the Colonial Fleet. But, nature ab-
hors a vacuum and technology has always been an ever-changing and, usually, advancing force.
So it was that at the end of the initially authorized construction run, the decision was made
to make some upgrades to the class, using technological advances that had come about in the
previous decade. And so the Block 02 Mercury Class Battlestar was authorized to began construc-
tion in 2029.
From the exterior there is no visible difference in the Block 01 and Block 02 Mercury Class;
the upgrades made were not that drastic. Improvements to the class computer networks provided
greater ease of function and coordination; in addition the Block 02 featured an improved Elec-
tronic Counter-Measures and Communications Suites. While still utilizing 8 sub-light engines, the
upgraded sub-light engines on the Block 02 Mercury Class provided greater, and more efficient,
thrust. Improvements were also made to the FTL Drives, allowing for a greater maximum jump
range.
These improvements actually led to greater space internally, which allowed for an increase
in size of the ships air wing and slightly larger crew spaces.
As more and more of the Mercury (Block 02) Class Battlestars came on-line, they quickly
eclipsed their Block 01 sisters as the most coveted assignments in the fleet.
CAPITAL SHIP REFERENCE MANUAL: BATTLESTARS 37

06:02:00 CLASS NOTES

Between 2029 and 2040, 50 Mercury Class (Block 02) Battlestars were constructed. Below
is a partial list of Block 02 Mercury Class Battlestars constructed, and their fate at the time of The
Fall in 2041.

Acropolis Construction Incomplete / Destroyed in The Fall


Bellerophon Construction Incomplete / Destroyed in The Fall
Ceberus Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Challenger Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Dauntless Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Eturnal Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Excalibur Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Hyperion Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Leviathan Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Mjolnir Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Nemesis Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Perecles Construction Incomplete / Destroyed in The Fall
Phantom Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Responder Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Pegasus Destroyed / Battle of New Caprica
Polaris Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Rykon Construction Incomplete / Destroyed in The Fall
Sovereign Construction Incomplete / Destroyed in The Fall
Trident Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Valhalla Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Warrior Construction Incomplete / Destroyed in The Fall
Zeus Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
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06:03:00 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL STATISTICS:
LENGTH:
OVERALL: 2,006.68m (6,583.58) FLIGHT POD (EA): 1,001.84m (3,286.87)
BEAM:
OVERALL: 793.34m (2,602.82) FLIGHT POD (EA): 194.62m (638.52)
DRAFT:
OVERALL: 319.26m (1,047.44) FLIGHT POD (EA): 124.70m (454.78)
WEIGHT: ~ 60,000,000mt (~ 66,000,000t)
CARGO CAPACITY: ~ 2,089,545.45mt (~ 2,298,500t)
DURATION: 7 years @ standard rations/supplies

CREW COMPLIMENT:
28
TOTAL CREW EMBARKED: 2,195
FLEET: 1,982 29 OFFICERS: 444 ENLISTED: 1,538
MARINE: 213 OFFICERS: 7 ENLISTED: 206
OTHER: 75 (passenger capacity)

28
Standard capacity is 2,270 which includes passenger capacity (passengers are not normally embarked).
29
Includes 282 officers and 784 enlisted personnel assigned to the Air Wing.
CAPITAL SHIP REFERENCE MANUAL: BATTLESTARS 39

ENGINEERING:
MAIN POWER: Krenshaw-Olnax TM-2C Dual-Tylium Fusion Reactor (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~2.1*10^24 J (2.1 YJ/2.1 billion TJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 10 years @ standard usage 30
AUXILIARY POWER: Dyson-Atkins XJ-32/F Dideuterium-Monoxide Fuel Plant (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~2.4*10^21 J (2.4 ZJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 15 years @ standard usage 31
EMERGENCY POWER: CMEPS65 Lithium-Ion Batteries (400 Banks @ 50/bank)
POWER OUTPUT GENERATED (PER BANK): ~1.0*10^8 J
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 400 hours @ standard expected usage
MAIN ENGINES: Kyeser K7-04 Sub-Light Engines (8)
STANDARD ACCELERATION: 0.5 G
MAXIMUM ACCELERATION: 2.0 G
EMERGENCY ACCELERATION: 3.25 G
MAXIMUM SAFE VELOCITY: 25% Speed of Light
THRUSTERS: Kyeser K10-17 Bow-mounted Forward Arrest Thrusters (2)
Hwacha RT9-B/14 Reaction Control System (RCS) Thruster (48 in 12 quad mounts)
FTL ENGINE: Celestus D-Class FTL Drive (2)
RANGE: 74.8 billion km / 120.4 billion mi / 100 SU
INERTIAL DAMPENING SYSTEM: Type XVII3
FABRICATION FACILITIES: Semi-Autonomous Viper Production Facilities
Semi-Autonomous Munitions Production Facilities

30
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations between
overhauls/work conducted in repair yards.
31
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations before the
reactors fuel rods must be replaced.
40 CAPITAL SHIP REFERENCE MANUAL: BATTLESTARS

AVIONICS:
ANTENNAE: RT-105A Nike Omni-Directional Multi-Band Wireless Antennae (1)
COMMUNICATIONS: Tikshoret XG-642/D1 Communications System
Siluro Mk9 Communications Drone (150)
Vuoro S-29C Hyper-Pulse Communications Buoy (150)
DRADIS: RT/WTS-15 Aegis High-Precision DRADIS Array
RANGES: Standard (Space) = 29,940km (48,173.5mi)
Standard (Atmosphere) = 2,940km (4,817.35mi)
Radiological (Space) = 8,682.6km (13,970.3mi)
Radiological (Atmosphere) = 868.26km (1,397.03mi)
TRACKING ABILITY: 5,250 independent targets
ECM: Huijari RT/CDW-35/2C Gorgon Electronic Warfare Suite
Huijari DD-47 ECM Drones (500)
FIRE CONTROL: AN/SPS-68 MK38 GFCS
NAVIGATION: CGS-164 V1.6 Stellar Navigation Program
CNP: Colonial Defense Command Navigation Program V3.8
MAIN NETWORK: Mnemosyne Technologies Tactical Operations Interface V3.1

ARMAMENT:
MAIN: Krupp MK21/10-E Class 10 Naval Auto Cannon (60 in 30 dual turrets)
ORDNANCE: 50.8cm (20) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 109.62km (180mi)
Space = 328.86km (529.14mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 8 rounds per minute
Krupp MK38/14-A Class 15 Heavy Assault Cannon (4 in 2 dual mounts; fixed)
ORDNANCE: 91.44cm (36) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 182.7km (300mi)
Space = 548.1km (881.89mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 4 rounds per minute
DEFENSIVE: Krupp MK163/94-B Class 03 Point Defense Cannon (620 in 310 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 13.97cm (5.5) HE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 2,682.25m (8,800)
Space = 8,046.74m (26,400)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 750 rounds per minute
MISSILES: Zenith SLBM-20/D1 Launch System (20 tubes)
ORDNANCE: BGM-235 Havoc Guided Ballistic Missile
BGMN-793 Nemesis Nuclear Guided Ballistic Missile
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CARRIER FACILITIES / AIR WING:


FLIGHT DECKS: 4 (2 per flight pod)
EMBARKED CRAFT: 245
Viper MkVI Tactical Star Fighter (80; 4 squadrons of 20)
Viper MkVII Tactical Star Fighter (120; 6 squadrons of 20)
Raptor Multi-Mission Support Craft (40; 8 squadrons of 5)
Standard Colonial Shuttle (5)
LAUNCH / RECOVERY SYSTEMS:
LAUNCH: Atradies AC-8 Launch System (60 tubes; 30 per flight pod)
RECOVERY: Chrysalis CLS-21-7D OptiWav Guidance System (8; 2 per flight deck)
42 CAPITAL SHIP REFERENCE MANUAL: BATTLESTARS
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SECTION 07.00.00

VALKYRIE CLASS
BATTLESTAR
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07:01:00 CLASS HISTORY

The Valkyrie Class Battlestar was, like the Mercury Class, designed with state of the art
technology. However, where the Mercury Class was designed more around brute strength, the
Valkyrie Class was designed to be stealthy and fast. Not meant to be a front-line combatant, this
class of battlestars primary purpose was to conduct raids behind enemy lines, long-range recon-
naissance, and fast-strike operations.
Being no longer than the flight pod of a Mercury Class Battlestar, the Valkyrie Class is the
smallest class of battlestar produced and used by the Colonial Fleet since the last Orion Class was
retired at the end of the First Cylon War. Due to their size and mission, this class of battlestar has
a lighter kinetic-energy weapons load-out than previous battlestar classes. However, that is not to
say the Valkyrie Class doesnt pack a punch, as the class is equipped with a larger-than-standard
compliment of missiles.
Being smaller than her sister battlestars, the Valkyrie Class utilizes only four sub-light en-
gines, though gets a greater maximum jump range from her FTL drives for the same reason. Re-
flecting her class designed mission, these battlestars have a sharp, streamlined hull that help
mask her DRADIS signature. In addition, her hull is designed with a large number of sensors to
aid in reconnaissance and intelligence gathering missions.
While being smaller gives the Valkyrie Class Battlestar an advantage in certain situations, it
is not without its cost. In this case, the size of the ships air wing. Sporting two smaller flight pods,
this class carries an air wing approximately half the size of a Mercury Class. Flight operations are
also effected, as each flight pod only has three launch tubes for the ships Vipers. These flight
tubes are located on the underside of each flight pod and run parallel to the pod, as opposed to
perpendicular to it.
CAPITAL SHIP REFERENCE MANUAL: BATTLESTARS 45

07:02:00 CLASS NOTES

An initial construction run of 50 Valkyrie Class Battlestars was authorized in 2033. At the
time of The Fall, 45 of the authorized hulls had been laid, and 31 were in service with the Colonial
Fleet. Below is a partial list of known Valkyrie Class Battlestars constructed and their fate at the
time of The Fall in 2041.

Andromeda Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall


Anatolia Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Artemis Captured by Cylons; Active after recovery and based at Skaros ATP Base
Athena Captured by Cylons; Active after recovery and based at Skaros ATP Base
Celestial Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Hades Active; Based at Skaros ATP Base
Icarus Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Night Flight Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Olympia Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Ulysses Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Valkyrie Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
Yashuman Unknown / Presumed destroyed in The Fall
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07:03:00 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL STATISTICS:
LENGTH:
OVERALL: 913.42m (2,996.78) FLIGHT POD (EA): 321.04m (1,053.28)
BEAM:
OVERALL: 320.13m (1,050.29) FLIGHT POD (EA): 76.26m (250.20)
DRAFT:
OVERALL: 91.45m (300.03) FLIGHT POD (EA): 47.77m (156.73)
WEIGHT: ~ 24,725,000.00mt (~ 27,197,500.00t)
CARGO CAPACITY: ~ 1,206,715.50mt (~ 1,327,383.75t)
DURATION: 7 years @ standard rations/supplies

CREW COMPLIMENT:
32
TOTAL CREW EMBARKED: 1,132
FLEET: 989 33 OFFICERS: 175 ENLISTED: 814
MARINE: 143 OFFICERS: 5 ENLISTED: 138
OTHER: 25 (passenger capacity)

32
Standard capacity is 1,157 which includes passenger capacity (passengers are not normally embarked).
33
Includes 102 officers and 343 enlisted personnel assigned to the Air Wing.
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ENGINEERING:
MAIN POWER: Halidyne-Danforth MG-74B Dual-Tylium Fusion Reactor (3)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~5.25*10^24 J (5.25 YJ/5.25 billion TJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 10 years @ standard usage 34
AUXILIARY POWER: Dyson-Atkins XJ-10/B Dideuterium-Monoxide Fuel Plant (2)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~3.6*10^21 J (3.6 ZJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 15 years @ standard usage 35
EMERGENCY POWER: CMEPS65 Lithium-Ion Batteries (250 Banks @ 50/bank)
POWER OUTPUT GENERATED (PER BANK): ~1.0*10^8 J
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 250 hours @ standard expected usage
MAIN ENGINES: Kyeser K10-19 Sub-Light Engines (4)
STANDARD ACCELERATION: 0.55 G
MAXIMUM ACCELERATION: 2.1 G
EMERGENCY ACCELERATION: 4.0 G
MAXIMUM SAFE VELOCITY: 25% Speed of Light
THRUSTERS: Hwacha RT9-17 Reaction Control System (RCS) Thruster (32 in 8 quad mounts)
FTL ENGINE: Celestus F-Class FTL Drive (2)
RANGE: 93.5 billion km / 150.4 billion mi / 125 SU
INERTIAL DAMPENING SYSTEM: Type XVII3
FABRICATION FACILITIES: Semi-Autonomous Munitions Production Facilities

34
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations between
overhauls/work conducted in repair yards.
35
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations before the
reactors fuel rods must be replaced.
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AVIONICS:
ANTENNAE: RT-105A Nike Omni-Directional Multi-Band Wireless Antennae (1)
COMMUNICATIONS: Tikshoret XK-642/D1 Communications System
Siluro Mk9 Communications Drone (50)
Vuoro S-29C Hyper-Pulse Communications Buoy (50)
DRADIS: RT/WTS-18 Aegis II High-Precision DRADIS Array
RANGES: Standard (Space) = 35,225km (56,677.03mi)
Standard (Atmosphere) = 3,522.5km (5,667.7mi)
Radiological (Space) = 10,215.25km (16,436.34mi)
Radiological (Atmosphere) = 1,021.53km (1,643.63mi)
TRACKING ABILITY: 5,825 independent targets
ECM: RT/CDW-35/2C Gorgon Electronic Warfare Suite
Huijari DD-47 ECM Drones (500)
FIRE CONTROL: AN/SPS-79 MK42 AFCS
NAVIGATION: CGS-182 V2.3 Stellar Navigation Program
CNP: Colonial Defense Command Navigation Program V3.8
MAIN NETWORK: Mnemosyne Technologies Tactical Operations Interface V2.8

ARMAMENT:
MAIN: Krupp MK42/22-B Class 08 Naval Auto Cannon (70 in 35 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 35.56cm (14) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 36.54km (60mi)
Space = 109.62km (176.38mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,400mps (~4,593.17fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 18 rounds per minute
SECONDARY: Krupp MK15/5-A Class 05 Naval Auto Cannon (48 in 24 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 20.96cm (8.25) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 25.58km (42mi)
Space = 76.74km (123.48mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 32 rounds per minute
DEFENSIVE: Krupp MK163/94-B Class 03 Point Defense Cannon (704 in 352 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 13.97cm (5.5) HE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 2,682.25m (8,800)
Space = 8,046.74m (26,400)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 750 rounds per minute
MISSILES: Zenith SLBM-19/A4 Launch System (6 tubes)
ORDNANCE: BGM-235 Havoc Guided Ballistic Missile
BGMN-793 Nemesis Nuclear Guided Ballistic Missile
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CARRIER FACILITIES / AIR WING:


FLIGHT DECKS: 2 (1 per flight pod)
EMBARKED CRAFT: 93
Viper MkVII Tactical Star Fighter (80; 4 squadrons of 20)
Raptor Multi-Mission Support Craft (10; 2 squadrons of 5)
Standard Colonial Shuttle (3)
LAUNCH / RECOVERY SYSTEMS:
LAUNCH: Atradies AC-8 Launch System (6 tubes; 3 per flight pod)
RECOVERY: Chrysalis CLS-21-7D OptiWav Guidance System (2; 1 per flight deck)
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SECTION 08.00.00

MERCURY II CLASS
BATTLESTAR
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08:01:00 CLASS HISTORY

One would have to be lying to say that the creation of the Mercury II Class Battlestar was
either a fortunate accident or some brilliantly devious planning on the part of the admiralty.
With the Mercury and Valkyrie Classes forming a potent and effective backbone for the
modern Colonial Fleet, the admiralty sought funding for a new class of battlestar to act as special-
ized command-and-control fleet flagships. This new battlestar would be approximately 50% larger
than the Mercury Class and carry some of the most advanced technology used by the colonies in
the past 60 years.
After much debate, the Quorum agreed to fund the new class; but only with restrictions.
First, the admiralty was only authorized to construct 4 of the new class, designated the Nova II
Class in honor of the first class of battlestars. Second, no prototype was authorized; the admiralty
was going to have to find another way to test the technology they wanted to use in the new class.
Eager to have the new ships, the admiralty quickly came up with a solution.
Their solution was to take one of the Block 02 Mercury Class hulls that had just begun con-
struction and transfer it to Caesarea Anchorage, the fleets newest high-security shipyard. There
the hull was extensively modified to accommodate the new equipment and construction was re-
sumed. The Battlestar Katana, the hull chosen as the test-bed for the Nova II Class, was con-
structed and launched in record time, quickly proving in its shakedown trials the worth of the new
technology. While originally a Mercury Class Battlestar, at her commissioning ceremony the admi-
ralty reclassified the Katana as a Mercury II Class, with the intent of using her as the basis for a
future class of battlestar to replace the Mercury Class.
While looking like any other Mercury Class Battlestar, the Katana is approximately 25%
larger. Her hull and armor plating use revolutionary metallurgy processes, making it the strongest
of any colonial battlestar while her upgraded weapons and fire-control systems give the Katana
the ability to effectively take on a large number of separate targets. The Katana is also equipped
with revolutionary new power-plants and enginesboth sub-light and FTLas well as double the
number of viper launch tubes as the Mercury Class and an extensively upgraded electronics suite.
The latter includes the most controversial of all the upgrades made: the ships computer network.
When first proposed for the Mercury Class, the re-introduction of computer networks was
highly controversial. What was proposed for the Nova II Class ignited a nuclear firestorm of de-
bate. While the First Cylon War was 40 years in the past, the cause of it was still remembered,
and reflected in many colonial legal statutes. The Katana has been equipped with a Virtual Intelli-
gence computer network, essentially one step away from the Artificial Intelligence that led to the
creation of the Cylons. While the creators of the VI program have expounded on the safeguards in
the system and the impossibility of it ever being able to gain sentience, as the AI had allowed the
Cylons to do, only time will tell if this is true.
With the destruction of a majority of the fleet in The Fall, including (it is believed) the two
Nova II Class Battlestars that had been constructed at that point, the Katana is the largest and
most advanced of the surviving colonial battlestars.
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08:02:00 CLASS NOTES

Commissioned on 15 March 2040, the Battlestar Katana is the only representative of the
Mercury II Class, and as such is a unique and irreplaceable asset both for its combat ability and
the technological treasure-trove it provides to aid in the reconstitution of the devastated Colonial
Fleet.
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08:03:00 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL STATISTICS:
LENGTH:
OVERALL: 2,510.76m (8,237.39) FLIGHT POD (EA): 1,271.02m (4,170.00)
BEAM:
OVERALL: 1,025.33m (3,363.94) FLIGHT POD (EA): 261.69m (858.56)
DRAFT:
OVERALL: 459.22m (1,506.62) FLIGHT POD (EA): 204.19m (669.91)
WEIGHT: ~ 77,500,000.00mt (~ 85,250,000.00t)
CARGO CAPACITY: ~ 3,675,500.00mt (~ 4,043,050.0t)
DURATION: 8 years @ standard rations/supplies

CREW COMPLIMENT:
36
TOTAL CREW EMBARKED: 3,396
FLEET: 2,918 37 OFFICERS: 767 ENLISTED: 2,151
MARINE: 478 OFFICERS: 20 ENLISTED: 458
OTHER: 52 (passenger capacity)

36
Standard capacity is 3,448 which includes passenger capacity (passengers are not normally embarked).
37
Includes 516 officers and 1,287 enlisted personnel assigned to the Air Wing.
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ENGINEERING:
MAIN POWER: Halidyne-Danforth MB-91E Triple-Tylium Fusion Reactor (5)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~12.5*10^24 J (12.5 YJ/12.5 billion TJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 12 years @ standard usage 38
AUXILIARY POWER: Dyson-Atkins XT-11/D2 Dideuterium-Monoxide Fusion Reactor (4)
TOTAL POWER OUTPUT GENERATED: ~4.8*10^21 J (4.8 ZJ)
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 15 years @ standard usage 39
EMERGENCY POWER: CMEPS92 Quadium-Krellide Batteries (600 Banks @ 50/bank)
POWER OUTPUT GENERATED (PER BANK): ~1.2*10^8 J
OPERATIONAL DURATION: 900 hours @ standard expected usage
MAIN ENGINES: Kyeser K8-72 Sub-Light Engines (8)
STANDARD ACCELERATION: 0.6 G
MAXIMUM ACCELERATION: 2.5 G
EMERGENCY ACCELERATION: 5.0 G
MAXIMUM SAFE VELOCITY: 25% Speed of Light
THRUSTERS: Kyeser K12-09 Bow-mounted Forward Arrest Thrusters (2)
Hwacha RT9-D/17 Reaction Control System (RCS) Thruster (64 in 16 quad mounts)
FTL ENGINE: Olympus A-Class FTL Drive (2)
RANGE: 112.2 billion km / 180.5 billion mi / 150 SU
INERTIAL DAMPENING SYSTEM: Type XX2
FABRICATION FACILITIES: Semi-Autonomous Viper & Raptor Production Facilities
Semi-Autonomous Munitions Production Facilities

38
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations between
overhauls/work conducted in repair yards.
39
Standard Usage refers to the typical wear and tear on military vessels engaged in standard operations before the
reactors fuel rods must be replaced.
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AVIONICS / ELECTRONICS:
ANTENNAE: RT-105A Nike Omni-Directional Multi-Band Wireless Antennae (2)
COMMUNICATIONS: Tikshoret XK-731/F2 Communications System
Siluro Mk9 Communications Drone (150)
Vuoro S-29C Hyper-Pulse Communications Buoy (150)
DRADIS: RT/WTS-18 Aegis II High-Precision Phased DRADIS Array
RANGES: Standard (Space) = 35,225km (56,677.03mi)
Standard (Atmosphere) = 3,522.5km (5,667.7mi)
Radiological (Space) = 10,215.25km (16,436.34mi)
Radiological (Atmosphere) = 1,021.53km (1,643.63mi)
TRACKING ABILITY: 5,825 independent targets
ECM: Huijari RT/CDW-37/4B Gorgon Electronic Warfare Suite
Huijari DD-49 ECM Drones (500)
FIRE CONTROL: AN/SPS-92 MK36 AFCS
NAVIGATION: CGS-182 V2.3 Stellar Navigation Program
CNP: Colonial Defense Command Navigation Program V3.8
MAIN NETWORK: Mnemosyne Technologies Virtual Intelligence Tactical Operations
Interface V1.3

ARMAMENT:
MAIN: Krupp MK21/10-F Class 10 Naval Auto Cannon (104 in 52 dual turrets)
ORDNANCE: 50.8cm (20) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 121.8km (195.98mi)
Space = 365.4km (587.93mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,550mps (~5,085.29fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 12 rounds per minute
Krupp MK38/14-A Class 15 Heavy Assault Cannon (8 in 2 quad mounts; fixed)
ORDNANCE: 91.44cm (36) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 182.7km (300mi)
Space = 548.1km (881.89mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 4 rounds per minute
SECONDARY: Krupp MK15/5-A Class 05 Naval Auto Cannon (32 in 16 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 20.96cm (8.25) APHE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 25.58km (42mi)
Space = 76.74km (123.48mi)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 32 rounds per minute
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ARMAMENT (CONT.):
DEFENSIVE: Krupp MK163/94-B Class 03 Point Defense Cannon (704 in 352 dual mounts)
ORDNANCE: 13.97cm (5.5) HE Warhead
RANGE: In Atmosphere = 2,682.25m (8,800)
Space = 8,046.74m (26,400)
VELOCITY: ~1,500mps (~4,921.25fps)
RATE OF FIRE: 750 rounds per minute
CONVENTIONAL MISSILES: Zenith SLBM-36/B2 Launch System
PAYLOAD: BGM-237 Medusa Guided Ballistic Missile (98)
Raphael SIM-15/A5 Launch System 40
PAYLOAD: AIM-21B Wasp Air-Defense Guided Missile (210)
NUCLEAR MISSILES: Zenith SLBMN-20/N Launch System
PAYLOAD: BGMN-793 Nemesis Nuclear Guided Ballistic Missile (20)

CARRIER FACILITIES / AIR WING:


FLIGHT DECKS: 4 (2 per flight pod)
EMBARKED CRAFT: 434
Viper MkVII Tactical Star Fighter (340; 17 squadrons of 20)
Viper MkVIII(S) Tactical Star Fighter (Stealth) (20; 1 squadrons of 20)
Raptor Multi-Mission Support Craft (50; 10 squadrons of 5)
Specter Assault Craft (6)
Scimitar Bomber (10)
Standard Colonial Shuttle (8)
LAUNCH / RECOVERY SYSTEMS:
LAUNCH: Atradies AC-12 Launch System (336 tubes; 168 per flight pod)
RECOVERY: Chrysalis CLS-21-7D OptiWav Guidance System (8; 2 per flight deck)

40
Unlike the SLBM and SLBMN launch systems, the SIM-15/A5 launch system is capable of being re-loaded by ship
personnel. This ability increases the number of AIM-21B missiles carried based on the number of extra missiles carried
in the ships magazines
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