CC-9800 class Carrier
The Corellian Engineering Corporation has many capital ships ranging in size from corvettes to frigates however all CEC vessels have a glaring deficiency: lack of fighter capacity. Granted, all of CECs starfighters possess hyperdrives but these can be impractical for especially long voyages if they ever come up. This project aims to address this by creating a dedicated carrier vessel for the Correlian Engineering Corporation.
By taking the CC-9600 class frigate and removing nearly all the vehicle, troop and weapon transport capacity and converting the space into hanger capacity for starfighters, the CEC can save credits by not having to design a wholly new vessel. By reducing the number of turbolasers, and ion cannons, the CC-9800 now fits quad-lasers for anti-starfighter defence and 2 extra tractor beams to help pull in disabled snubs to it's hanger.
Because the vessel uses the CC-9600 chassis and retains all the flight features, this frigate is able to enter planetary atmospheres, useful for providing support to army shuttles or even CC-9600 frigates that suffer from both a lack of anti-starfighter weapons and starfighter support.
The crew reduction stems from the reduction of support personnel needed to maintain the facilities carrying 3,200 troops would require (chefs, weapon techs, vehicle mechanics). Plus, with the light transport vessels gone, space is saved that way especially after keeping 4 smaller shuttles for any necessary troop or crew deployments.
4 Weeks design
1 Month construction of first prototype
3 weeks testing.
Name/Type: CC-9800 class Carrier
Designer/Manufacturer: Corellian Engineering Corporation
Combat Role: Light Carrier
Crew: 410 + 140 Gunners
Length: 250 Meters
Speed: 70 MGLT, 800 Kph
Hyperdrive: x1 (x16 Backup)
Shield Rating: 2,880 SBD
Hull Rating: 1,520 RU
Weapons: 8 turbolaser batteries, 6 ion cannons, 12 Corellian-Quad Laser Cannons, 4 tractor beam projectors
Fighter Capacity: 6 Squadrons
Troop Capacity: 80 troops
Support Craft: 4 shuttles
- Fewer anti-capital ship weapons mean this ship will not fare very well against even other frigates.
- Introduce automation to the vessel to further reduce crew requirements and possibly gain an extra squadron of starfighters.