:HEADER Mercenary Cruiser Broadsword CM-HU33, TL 13, 800 tons, MCr 303.8
 
 :COMMENTS
Using an 800-ton hull, the mercenary cruiser is built to carry small troop units for corporate or government operations. It has jump drive-M, maneuver drive-M, and power plant-M, giving jump 3 and 3-G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports one jump-3, and three months of operations, some of which may be used for its smallcraft. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/5. There are 25 staterooms and no low berths. Eight weapon mounts are installed, two with beam lasers, four with missile launchers, and two with particle accelerator barbettes. There are five ship's vehicles: two modular cutters (with one open module and one fuel module), two ATVs (in ATV modules), and one air/raft. Cargo capacity is 85 tons, 60 tons of which are taken up by the two ATV cutter modules. The hull is unstreamlined.

The mercenary cruiser requires a crew of eight: commanding officer, pilot, navigator, four engineers, and medic. Vehicle pilots, clerks, troops, and gunners may be added. The ship can carry 17 passengers (42 if double occupancy) in non-commercial service; its primary intended purpose is transport and support of small military (mercenary) units.

:HISTORY

:DATA Vol No Label MCr Notes ----- -- ------------------------------ ----- ------------------------------ 800 Unstreamlined Hull 26 U 216 Jump Fuel (3 parsecs) 0 3 parsec jump, at 72t per parsec 60 Plant Fuel (3 months) 0 3 months 8 Landing legs with pads 8 1 Fuel Scoops 0.1 1 Fuel Purifiers 0.1 32 AV=24. 2 Rad Plate 0 5 Computer Model/5 std 27 0 LR Surf Communicator 2.5 1 AR Ant Jammer 1.5 0 LR Surf Scope 2.5 1 AR Ant EMS 1.5 0 Or Surf Mass Sensor 1.6 0 Or Surf Deep Radar 1.6 0 Or Surf Densitometer 1.6 0 Or Surf Proximeter 1.6 0 Or Surf Activity Sensor 1.6 6 2 AR B1 Particle Accelerator 11 8 4 LR T3 Missile 12.8 2 2 Vd T3 Beam Laser 3 0 AV=0. c Reflec 0 2 Life Support Long Term 2 40 person-months 1 Life Support Adaptable 1 10 sophonts 2 Clinic 1 2 Counsellor 0.2 2 2 Crew Common Fresher 2 10 crew 60 2 ATV Module 3.6 Cutter Module 2.5 5 Crew Shared Fresher 2.5 4 crew 0 LR Surf Neutrino Detector 2.5 0 AR Surf Stealth Mask 1.5 6 Owner Suite 0.4 fresher + safe 2 Executive Office 0 inc. 50 Kg safe 4 Captain's Suite 0.7 1 crew 1 Vault 0 for express contracts 1 Magazine 0 50 x Size-5 2 4 Air Lock 0.4 2 2 Spacer Niche 0.2 1 crew 42 21 Crew Stateroom 2.1 1 crew 42 Crew Open Space 0 150 2 Modular Cutter in hull niche 29 6 Air/Raft Enclosed in hull niche 1.6 12.21 Adv PowerPlant-3 (M) 37 P 3 65 Imp Jump Drive-3 (M) 65 J 3 7.59 Adv Maneuver Drive-3 (M) 46 3 G 25 Cargo Hold Basic 0 20 Spacious Bridge 1.2 2cc 8op 0ws -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 800 TOTALS 304