Strike-class Crusier MCPS Module (COMPLETED)

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Strike-class Crusier MCPS Module (COMPLETED)

Post by Tavish McFini » 2011-05-26 01:18

Designation: Metal-Crystal Phase Shifter Module for the Strike-class Cruiser.

Purpose: To give the Strike-class cruiser a new module useful for long-range bombardment of enemy fleets from beyond their retaliatory capabilities.

Application: By taking the MCPS and fitting it to a module used for the Strike-class cruiser, equipping the module to the cruiser will enable the NIF to use the existing fleet of Strikes without having to build dedicated platforms to mount the MCPS onto. Another advantage of this set up is that, if the New Republic ever develop shields capable of blocking the MCPS or somehow render the device completely useless, than the existing Strikes can return to their previous roles. However, this is fairly unlikely as having a weapon capable of attacking enemy ships from behind their capacity to return fire can be immensely useful.

Schedule: ~2 months to fit the MCPS to the ESD Intimidator, ~1-2 months to test the MCPS and judge the validity and usefulness of the weapon and then a month to tweak the design and start construction of the MCPS modules.

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Technical Specifications: Metal-Crystal Phase Shifter Technical Review. Operates exactly as advertized but in this case, it's going to be mounted to a 450 meter long ship. Because of the tremendous power drain 1 MCPS uses, the Strike cruiser will be completely unarmed and probably carry zero fighters, shuttles, and only a score enough stormtroopers to repel any boarding operations.

Weaknesses:
- Ship will have no means to defend itself on close range and will therefore require a couple escort ships and snubs.
- Because of the immense range of the MCPS, timing will be necessary to fire the shots in such a manner to compensate for the time needed for the shot to travel the 300 SUs. TIE Fire Controls can be helpful in this regard or friendly warships can also transmit the necessary targeting information. Even Tigris could provide the necessary targeting information.
- Low rate of fire. This is offset by the sheer damage potential and the fact the shots ignore shields.

Projected Upgrades: None at this time.
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Re: Strike-class Crusier MCPS Module

Post by Tom Saint » 2011-05-30 04:25

Tavish McFini wrote:Because of the tremendous power drain 1 MCPS uses, the Strike cruiser will be completely unarmed and probably carry zero fighters, shuttles, and only a score enough stormtroopers to repel any boarding operations. Weaknesses: - Ship will have no means to defend itself on close range and will therefore require a couple escort ships and snubs.
The Cruiser itself doesn't need to be stripped of weapons really, it'll just have to shunt all of its conventional weapon's power to the MCPS unit when that's going to be used. For the rest, you're right, no fighters or shuttles and very few troops with this module aboard. Reason being because the exhisting modules for the Strike juggle hangar and army capacity back and forth, so this module will obliterate both of them.
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Re: Strike-class Crusier MCPS Module

Post by Tavish McFini » 2011-05-30 15:47

Tom wrote:The Cruiser itself doesn't need to be stripped of weapons really, it'll just have to shunt all of its conventional weapon's power to the MCPS unit when that's going to be used. For the rest, you're right, no fighters or shuttles and very few troops with this module aboard. Reason being because the exhisting modules for the Strike juggle hangar and army capacity back and forth, so this module will obliterate both of them.
Hmm... Good point. Okay, so then the Strike-class will keep it's default weapons but otherwise won't have anything additional and probably won't be recharging them during a fight (which won't really be necessary if they're already sitting out beyond turbolaser ranges anyways.)

But, should enemy vessels attack, I guess it'll be up to the captain of the vessel to determine what's more important. Recharging his guns or supporting the fleet. Sure, he could do both but then the fire rates would be slow on all accounts once the capacitors are drained on the lasers.
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Re: Strike-class Crusier MCPS Module

Post by Tom Saint » 2011-06-05 20:05

Tavish McFini wrote:Hmm... Good point. Okay, so then the Strike-class will keep it's default weapons but otherwise won't have anything additional and probably won't be recharging them during a fight (which won't really be necessary if they're already sitting out beyond turbolaser ranges anyways.) But, should enemy vessels attack, I guess it'll be up to the captain of the vessel to determine what's more important. Recharging his guns or supporting the fleet. Sure, he could do both but then the fire rates would be slow on all accounts once the capacitors are drained on the lasers
Yes indeed, or as Neo put it, "Choice, the problem is choice." ;)
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Re: Strike-class Crusier MCPS Module

Post by Tavish McFini » 2011-06-15 18:18

So... I'm approved? Denied? Pink Ewoks? ;)
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Re: Strike-class Crusier MCPS Module

Post by Tom Saint » 2011-06-16 01:27

Tavish McFini wrote:Pink Ewoks?
Man that is soooo much worse than pink elephants lol. But yea, its approved. I need to find a picture or something to copy to approval post to make them more exciting.
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Re: Strike-class Crusier MCPS Module

Post by Tavish McFini » 2012-04-21 15:11

PROJECT STATUS: Approved and Completed.

I still think I shoulda gone for the MCPS fitted on the Intimidator, but oh well, I got a ski hill and chalet instead! WOOT!
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