:HEADER Merchant Cruiser Leviathan R2-TB43, TL 12, 1800 tons, MCr 638.9
 
 :COMMENTS
Designed jointly by Bilstein Yards of Glisten and the Baraccai Technum, the Leviathan class was developed from previous designs and is primarily intended for independent cruising in undeveloped trade areas; high survivability is also a design factor. The vessels are braced, allowing skimming refueling maneuvers as well as landings in types 0 and 1 atmospheres. Atmospheric landings are otherwise impossible, hence the large complement of ship's boats.

The ship has one Torgee PL FS62-Y fusion-linked power plant driving two Gayle Field type 77X jump drives and one Bilstein Arg-6Y impulse maneuver drive, permitting a Jump-3 and 4G maneuver. It employs Ganged Forelle Field generators, with 1G floor fields, and has a Zahinyo 7.4 Model/4 computer with integral fiber optic backup.

The sensor suite is extensive, including barbette-mounted EMS and Neutrino sensors.

There are two dual barbette particle accelerators, one each dorsal and ventral. Four remote dual beam laser turrets, two each fore and aft. Four nose launch missile tubes, with drone RPV capability. Six additional hardpoints are available.

The Leviathan requires two shifts of crew, for a total of 46. The ship sleeps 36 crew and 10 squads of ship's troops: the troops man the guns. Up to 4 passengers can be carried. There are six low berths.

Carried craft includes one 95-ton shuttle, one 40-ton pinnace, two 20-ton lifeboats, in hangars, and one enclosed Air/Raft, in cargo.

:HISTORY

:DATA Vol No Label MCr Notes ----- -- ------------------------------ ----- ------------------------------ 1800 Braced Hull 54 B 540 Jump Fuel (3 parsecs) 0 J3, 180t/pc 72 Plant Fuel (one month) 0 one month 145 Jump Drive-3 (P2) 145 J 3 71 Maneuver Drive-4 (T2) 142 4 G 109 PowerPlant-4 (T2) 109 P 4 5 Fuel Purifiers 20t/hr 5 20t/hr 1 Fuel Scoops 100t/hr 0.1 100t/hr 2 Fuel Intakes 80t/hr 0.2 80t/hr 2 Fuel Bins 40t/hr 0.2 40t/hr 8 Computer Model/4 fib 27 5 AR B1de EMS 7 5 AR B1de Neutrino Detector 7 2 LR Ant Communicator 2.5 2 LR Ant Jammer 2.5 2 LR Ant Scope 2.5 2 LR Ant Stealth Mask 2.5 0 Vd Surf Mass Sensor 0.6 0 Vd Surf Proximeter 0.6 0 Vd Surf Activity Sensor 0.6 4 4 AR T3 Missile 4.8 10 2 AR B2 Particle Accelerator 13 8 4 Or T3 Beam Laser 14 6 6 AR T1 Empty 1.2 4 2 Life Support Long Term 4 40 person-months 1 Life Support Adaptable 1 10 sophonts 24 4 Luxury Stateroom 1.6 1 passenger + fresher 4 Passenger Lounge 0 40 10 Squad Barracks 2 (5) R1 R1 R2 R2 R3 70 Cargo Hold Basic 0 4 Air/Raft Enclosed 0.1 40 Pinnace 18 95 Cargo Shuttle 22 40 2 Launch 32 40 4 Smallcraft Hangar Overhead 0 2 4 Low Berth 0.4 1 passenger 20 10 Crew Stateroom 1 1 crew 10 10 Spacer Niche 1 1 crew 5 10 Spacer Bunks 1 1 crew 2 2 Crew Common Fresher 2 10 crew 3 6 Crew Shared Fresher 3 4 crew 24 6 Officer Stateroom 0.6 1 crew 160 20 Crew Lounge 0 1 2 Air Lock 0.2 2 Cargo Lock 0 10 Large Vehicle Lock 0 2 Clinic 1 4 Surgery 3 2 Counsellor 0.2 1 Container Handler 1 12t/hr 1 Magazine 0 50 x Size-5 1 Mail Vault 0 for express contracts 144 AV=36. 3 Kinetic Plate 0 48 Spacious Controls 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1805 TOTALS 636