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Manchurian Space Forces OrBat

By Robert Montgomery

Manchurian Star Navy

Manchuria is one of the great world powers on Earth. She has a sizable space navy, but being a Tantalum poor power most of her ships are slow. Prior to and after the Central Asian War the Chinese Arm had major problems with pirates and the MSN was incapable of dealing with them effectively, until recent years.

In the Central Asian War she was pitted against France, Russia, and Japan. The war was going Manchuria's way on Earth, until the Japanese entered the war, but in space it was another story. The Manchurian Star Navy was forced into an interstellar guerrilla war, she could not fight the allies in a stand up battle as her ships were older designs and were clearly out-matched. By the end of the war the allies had captured or destroyed 1 Chein Lung DD, 4 Tunghu FF, and 6 Punyuang fighters. The French at one point succeeded in interdicting the entire Chinese arm, by seizing a couple of systems. Manchuria made a few daring raids, but they were more of an annoyance than a threat.

In the wake of the Central Asian War, Manchuria was faced with the poor shape of her Star Navy and began to design a number of new ships to replace the Chein Lung and Tunghu's who were clearly past their prime. The first ship to enter service following the CAW was the Shih Huang-ti or Emperor Class Heavy Cruiser; these ships introduced in 2290, are a wonderful addition to the MSN and have allowed the formation of 4 battlegroups centered on them. The second of the new ships were the Bejiang or City Class Destroyer also introduced in 2290, designed as a fast escort for the new Shih Huang-ti Heavy Cruisers, the Bejiangs were later transferred in total to the Ch’Ing BC Group. The third new ship to enter service was the Xinjiang or Province Class Destroyer, these ships introduced in 2293 are designed to replace the Chein Lung class DD, this ship is very good and on a ton for ton basis it is equal to any ship.

Just as seemed Manchuria was forming a fleet worthy of a great power the Kafers hit the French arm with a vengeance. Manchuria refused to send ships to aid the French, the sting from the CAW was too recent. Manchuria kept a close watch on the war and almost sent ships when it appeared the Kafers would break though at Beowulf and assault Earth, but when the Kafer fleet was stopped, Manchuria along with the rest of Humanity let out a sigh of relief.

Determined not to enter a conflict out-matched again, the MSN studied every battle report and recording they could lay their hands on. The result was two new ships the Ch'ing Dynasty class BC and the Lungchen class FF, along with an upgrade for the Tunghu PF, the venerable Punyuang fighter, the Fantan, and Glowworm missiles.

Manchuria is currently in a world court battle with America over some of the weapons used by their Star Navy, they are identical in every way to the American produced weapons, EA-1000 and the Big Clip submuntion. This has prompted other countries to reevaluate the Manchurian weapons and Germany is considering legal action as well, over the LHH-637 submunition.

Manchuria has stepped up her efforts to mine the small Tantalum discovery on Chengdu. This deposit while small compared to most star faring nations, it will result in a 20% increase in Manchuria's Tantalum.

The Manchurian Star Navy is divided into Fleets and Planetary Defense Squadrons.

 

Fleet Ships Base of Operations

1st Fleet Ch'ing BC, Tiajin DD, Shenyang DD, Bejiang DD, Ha'erbin FF, Sol

Shijiaxhuang DD, Jinan Changduan DD, Urumqi CVE,

Turfan CVE, 12 Punyuang-A's, Chein-tsu Freighter,

Bai-Long Freighter

2nd Fleet Emperor Shih Huang-ti CA, Kunming DD, Jian DD, Epsilon Indi (Chengdu)

Gansu DD, Heilonhjiang DD, Xiaguan PF

3rd Fleet Emperor Daoguang CA, Pingxing DD, Xichang DD, Delta Pavonis

Liaoning DD, Jilin DD, Maoming PF (Cold Mountain)

4th Fleet Emperor Jiaqing CA, Jiujiang DD, Yingtan DD, Heilong PF, Tirane (Tunghu)

Qingdao PF

5th Fleet Emperor Meiji CA, K’ang-his DD, Qinghai DD, Dandong PF, Sol

Changchun PF, 4 Punyuang (Earth Based)

1st Planetary Defense Squadron Tau Ceti (Kwangtung)

Sipeng PF, Yiben PF, 4 Punyuang's

2nd Planetary Defense Squadron Zeta Tuscanae (Syuhlahm)

Fushan PF, Shoaguan PF, 4 Punyuang's

3rd Planetary Defense Squadron Hunjiang Outpost

Anshan PF, Nanchang PF, 4 Punyuang's

4th Planetary Defense Squadron Epsilon Eridani (Dukou)

Hailor FF

5th Planetary Defense Squadron DM+1 4774 Outpost

Lungchen FF

6th Planetary Defense Squadron Serurier Outpost

Lupeh FF

Ch'ing Dynasty class Battlecruiser

The Ch'ing Dynasty was designed in the wake of the 1st Kafer War, the level of warfare and the destruction that followed shocked Manchuria. The Ch'ing Dynasty was designed with the Kafers in mind, but this doesn't mean Human forces were ignored. She is the 1st Manchurian ship to have a fusion power plant and it uses a new Stutterwarp design, to increase speed. She also has an advanced hull masking system.

To date (2304) the Ch'ing Dynasty is the only ship of this class, the Hsia Dynasty has been laid down, but Manchuria suffers from a severe Tantalum shortage and was forced to purchase the Tantalum from Australia at an outrageous price, it doubled the cost of the Stutterwarp drive.

The Ch'ing forms the core of the 1st fleet, its purpose is to move quickly up the Chinese arm in the event of a conflict and reinforce the nearest Fleet or Squadron. Because it will form the nucleus of the MSN in any conflicts it has extensive flag facilities.

Design Date: 2301

Laid Down: 2302

Launched: 2304

 

Performance

Warp: 2.33 Mass: 29700 tons Power Plant: 200mw Fusion Stutterwarp: 75mw New Military

Fuel: 1040 tons (5 refills for small craft) Crew: 640 (24 Bridge, 14 Flag, 56 TAC, 30 Engineering, 20 Small Craft pilots, 10 Small Craft Techs, 465 Marines, 21 Medical)

Cargo: 2010 cubic meters Life Support: 180 days, Comfort: 0 Cost: 319.493 MLv w/o Small Craft, Drones, or Missiles

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 5 Radiated: 4(7) Radial Reflected: 11 Lateral Reflected: 12

Radial Profile: +1 Lateral Profile: +2 Screen: 6 Armour: 8

Targeting Computer: +2

 

Sensors

Active 15 w/redundant, Passive 10 w/redundant, Navigation, Deep System, and Gravitational

 

Weapons

Jack Turrets 1-5: Facing 1,2,7,8 x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turrets 6-7: Facing 1,2,7,8 x3 dam -1 to hit

Jack Turrets 8-12: Facing 1,2,3,8 x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turrets 13-14: Facing 1,2,3,8 x3 dam -1 to hit

Jack Turrets 15-17: Facing 2,3,4,5 x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turrets 18-19: Facing 2,3,4,5 x3 dam -1 to hit

Jack Turrets 20-22: Facing 5,6,7,8 x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turrets 23-24: Facing 5,6,7,8 x3 dam -1 to hit

Jack Turret 25-27: Facing 1,6,7,8 x2 dam +1 to hit

2xBig Clip submuntion dispensers (3 shots for each)

4 Missiles bays with 6xFantan missiles in each (total 24)

30xTTA's

4xPunyuang class fighters in 4 bays

6x Yinma class landers mounted externally

2xJA-77M sensor drones in 1 bay

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Helm, Navigator, Communications, 4xEngineering, 4xComputer

TAC: Active Sensors, Passive Sensors, 22xFire Control, 14xFlight Control, 20xRemote Operators

Flag: Admiral, 6xStaff, 7xCommunications

Hull Hits: 544 using CRF

Power Plant Hits: 130

Damage Control: 5 teams

Emperor Shih Huang-ti Class Heavy Cruiser

To date the Emperor class has 4 ships in her class built with 1 other laid down; they are the Emperor

Shih Huang-ti, Emperor Daoguang, Emperor Jiaqing , Emperor Meiji , and the Emperor Guangxu (2305). This ship was designed in the wake of the Central Asian War and represents the finest of Manchurian naval design of that period.

These ships use Chein Lung hulls as they are retired, the hull is stripped, refurbished, and up armoured, then the new Emperor components are installed, this lowers the cost of these ships by two counts the hull is very inexpensive and the Tantalum from the Chein Lung is recycled for the next Emperor. For every Emperor laid down one Chein Lung is retired.

 

Performance

Warp: 1.42 Mass: 18800 tons Power Plant: 100mw Fission Stutterwarp: 10mw New Military

Fuel: 150 tons (10 refills for small craft) Crew: 250 (20 Bridge, 5 Flag , 33 TAC, 56 Engineering, 4 Small Craft pilots, 2 Small Craft Techs, 120 Marines, 9 Medical)

Cargo: 925 cubic meters Life Support: 180 days, Comfort: 0 Cost: 92.813 MLv w/o Small Craft, Drones, or Missiles

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 3 Radiated: 4(7) Radial Reflected: 9 Lateral Reflected: 10

Radial Profile: +0 Lateral Profile: +1 Screen: 4 Armour: 5

Targeting Computer: +2

 

Sensors

Active 15 w/redundant, Passive 10 w/redundant, Navigation, Deep System, and Gravitational

 

Weapons

Jack Turrets 1-7: Facing 1,2,7,8 EA-1000 copies x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turrets 8-14: Facing 1,2,3,8 EA-1000 copies x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turrets 15-18: Facing 2,3,4,5 EA-1000 copies x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turrets 19-22: Facing 1,6,7,8 EA-1000 copies x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turret 23-24: Facing 1,2,3,8 EA-1000 copies x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turret 25-26: Facing 1,2,7,8 EA-1000 copies x2 dam +1 to hit

2xLhh-637 submunition dispensers (4 shots for each)

4 Missiles bays with 8xFantan missiles in each (total 32)

20xTTA's

2x Yinma class landers mounted externally

2xJA-77M sensor drones in 1 bay

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Helm, Navigator, Communications, 3xEngineering, 3xComputer

TAC: Active Sensors, Passive Sensors, 16xFire Control, 2xFlight Control, 12xRemote Operators

Hull Hits: 595 using CRF

Power Plant Hits: 130

Damage Control: 8 teams

Chein Lung Class Destroyer

To date the Chein Lung class has had 12 ships in her class, 7 still serve, they are the K'ang-hsi, Kunming, Jiujiang, Pingxiang, Xichang, Yingtan, and the Jian.

The Chein Lung class DD has long been the heavy punch of the MSN, which doesn't say much, this ship will be relegated to convoy escort and anti-piracy duties as the Xinjiang class relieves it from fleet duty.

This ship is going to be retired over next decade or so, and an Emperor Heavy Cruiser and Xinyang Destroyer will replace each one retired.

(Writers notes: In order to accurately design these ships I had to reverse engineer the known Manchurian ships, and they don't jive. In order for the reflected signatures and profiles to work the hull of the Chein lung had to be made of L.P. Synthetic and have a volume of 17098 cubic meters, but this increased the weight of the ship to 14915 tons, about 4000 tons overweight, which almost the weight of the hull. If I make the ship 10932 tons as is stated in the Star Cruiser rules, all the stats are dead on to the original rules, but there are no hull materials that will match that weight and reflective properties, so the ship now weighs more.)

Performance

Warp: 1.27 Mass: 14915.6 tons Power Plant: 15mw MHD Old Military Stutterwarp: 10mw Old Commercial

Fuel: 9000 tons Crew: 51 (17 Bridge, 16 TAC, 3 Engineering, 13 Marines, 2 Medical)

Cargo: 172.81 cubic meters Life Support: 42 days, Comfort: 0 Cost: 45.15MLv w/o Missiles

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 3, (2 if firing weapons) Radiated: 2(5) Radial Reflected: 6 Lateral Reflected: 8

Radial Profile: -1 Lateral Profile: +0 Screens: None Armour: 4

Targeting Computer: +1

 

Sensors

Active 10, Passive 6, Navigation, Deep System, and Gravitational

 

Weapons

Turrets 1-2: Facing 1,2,7,8 and has a LL-98 copy x1 dam

Turrets 3-4: Facing 1,2,3,8 and has a LL-98 copy x1 dam

Turret 5-6: Facing 4,5,6,7 and has a LL-98 copy x1 dam

Turrets 7-8: Facing 3,4,5,6 and has a LL-98 copy x1 dam

2 Missiles bays with 4xFantan missiles in each (total 8)

8xTTA's

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Helm, Navigator, Communications, Engineering, Computer

TAC: Active Sensors, Passive Sensors, 8xFire Control, 2xRemote Operators

Hull Hits: 368

Power Plant Hits: 40

Damage Control: 1 teams

Xinjiang Class Destroyer

To date the Xinjiang class has 6 ships in her class built with another launched every year ; they are the Xinjiang, Gansu, Heilonhjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, and Qinghai. The next ships to be launched will be the Hebei (2305), Shanxi (2306), and Nei Menggu (2307). This ship was designed to replace the Chein Lung class in the wake of the Central Asian War.

The Xinjiang is a well-rounded ship with good endurance, the perfect ship for the long duration missions that the Chinese arm demands.

The Xinjiang uses an efficient duel power plant design that uses the 15mw fission PP when traveling, when the ship enters combat it starts the 15mw MHD to provide power to the lasers. This also provides redundancy in case of PP failure. The ship carries 120 hours of fuel for the MHD.

 

Performance

Warp: 1.85 Mass: 4806 tons Power Plant: 15mw Fission, and a 15mw MHD New Military

Stutterwarp: 10mw Old Commercial Fuel: 1080 tons

Crew: 65 (16 Bridge, 16 Tac, 15 Engineers, 2 Small Craft pilots, 1 Small Craft Techs, 13 Marines, 2 Medical) Cargo: 200 cubic meters Life Support: 180 days, Comfort: 0

Cost: 31.567 MLv w/o Small Craft, Drones, or Missiles Small Craft: 1xYinma

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 4 Radiated: 2(5) Radial Reflected: 6 Lateral Reflected: 7

Radial Profile: -1 Lateral Profile: +0 Screens: none Armour: 4

Targeting Computer: +2

 

Sensors

Active 13 w/redundant, Passive 10 w/redundant, Navigation, Deep System, and Gravitational

 

Weapons

Jack Turrets 1-2: Facing 1,2,7,8 laser x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turrets 3-4: Facing 1,2,3,8 laser x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turret 5: Facing 2,3,4,5 laser x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turret 6: Facing 5,6,7,8 laser x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turret 7: Facing 1,6,7,8 laser x2 dam +1 to hit

Jack Turret 8: Facing 1,2,3,4 laser x2 dam +1 to hit

2xLhh-637 submunition dispensers (4 shots for each)

4 Missiles bays with 3xGlowworm in each (total 12)

8xTTA's

1xYinma Shuttle

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Helm, Navigator, Communications, 2xEngineering, 2xComputer

TAC: Active Sensors, Passive Sensors, 8xFire Control, 4xRemote Operators

Hull Hits: 95 using CRF

Power Plant Hits: 30 Fission, 30 MHD

Damage Control: 2 teams

Bejiang Class Destroyer

To date the Bejiang class has 6 ships in her class built with another launched every 3rd year; they are the Bejiang, Tiajin, Shenyang, Ha'erbin, Ji'nan Changchun, and the Shijiaxhuang. The next ships to be launched will be the Fushan (2307), Qiqihar (2310), Yumen, Baotou, and the Taiyuan. This ship was initially designed to escort the Shih Huang-ti class Heavy Cruisers, but since the launching of the Ch’ing class Battlecruiser they have been transferred to act as escorts for the Battlecruiser. The Bejiang Class Destroyer is the only ship in MSN service that has the speed to escort the Ch’Ing BC.

 

Performance

Warp: 2.49 Mass: 3475 tons Power Plant: 20mw Fission Stutterwarp: 10mw New Military Fuel: 20 tons

Crew: 60 (16 Bridge, 10 Tac, 17 Engineers, 2 Small Craft Pilots, 1 Small Craft Tech., 12 Marines, 2 Medical)

Cargo: 200 cubic meters Life Support: 180 days, Comfort: 0 Cost: 55.821 MLv w/o Small Craft, Drones, or Missiles

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 5 Radiated: 1(4) Radial Reflected: 6 Lateral Reflected: 7

Radial Profile: -2 Lateral Profile: +0 Screens: none Armour: 4

Targeting Computer: +2

 

Sensors

Active 10 w/redundant, Passive 10 w/redundant, Navigation, Deep System, and Gravitational

 

Weapons

Jack Turret 1: Facing 1,2,7,8 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 2: Facing 1,2,3,8 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 3: Facing 2,3,4,5 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 4: Facing 5,6,7,8 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 5: Facing 1,6,7,8 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 6: Facing 1,6,7,8 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 7: Facing 1,2,3,4 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 8: Facing 1,2,3,4 laser x1 dam

2xLhh-637 submunition dispensers (4 shots for each)

2 Missiles bays with 4xGlowworm missiles in each (total 8)

4xTTA's

1xYinma Shuttle

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Helm, Navigator, Communications, 2xEngineering, 2xComputer

TAC: Active Sensors, Passive Sensors, 4xFire Control, 2xRemote Operators

Hull Hits: 76 using CRF

Power Plant Hits: 26 Fission

Damage Control: 2 teams

Lungchen Class Frigate

To date the Lungchen class has 3 ships in her class built with another launched every year; they are the Lungchen, Hailar, Lupeh, Solun (2305), Paicheng (2306), Linsi (2307), and the Hailung (2308).

The Lungchen was designed to take the place of the Tunghu as the patrol ship of the Chinese arm, it is a well-rounded ship with good endurance, and the perfect ship for the long duration's that the Chinese arm missions demands.

The Lunchen will be the primary Space Lanes of Commerce patrol ship for the MSN. She is required to have enough firepower to take on heavily armed pirates, long endurance, and will likely be the first ship at the seen of any trouble along the Chinese arm.

 

Performance

Warp: 1.81 Mass: 2570 tons Power Plant: 15mw Fission Stutterwarp: 5mw Old Commercial Fuel: 20 tons

Crew: 50 (16 Bridge, 10 Tac, 11 Engineers, 2 Small Craft Pilots, 1 Small Craft Tech., 9 Marines, 2 Medical)

Cargo: 220 cubic meters Life Support: 180 days, Comfort: 0 Cost: 24.103 MLv w/o Small Craft, Drones, or Missiles

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 4 Radiated: 1(4) Radial Reflected: 6 Lateral Reflected: 7

Radial Profile: -2 Lateral Profile: +0 Screens: 4 Armour: 4

Targeting Computer: +2

 

Sensors

Active 13, Passive 10, Navigation, Deep System, and Gravitational

 

Weapons

Jack Turret 1: Facing 1,2,7,8 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 2: Facing 3,4,5,6 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 3: Facing 1,6,7,8 laser x1 dam

Jack Turret 4: Facing 1,2,3,4 laser x1 dam

2xLhh-637 submunition dispensers (4 shots for each)

2 Missiles bays with 4xGlowworm missiles in each (total 8)

4xTTA's

1xYinma Shuttle

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Helm, Navigator, Communications, 2xEngineering, 2xComputer

TAC: Active Sensors, Passive Sensors, 4xFire Control, 2xRemote Operators

Hull Hits: 38 using CRF

Power Plant Hits: 20 Fission

Damage Control: 2 teams

Tunghu Class Frigate

The Tunghu frigate has been the mainstay of the Manchurian fleet for over 30 years; the ship class will soon be reduced to corvette to reflect its new role in the expanding Manchurian fleet. Weighing in at only 2000 tons it was never really frigate caliber and was often forced to group into squadrons in order to overwhelm pirates. This ship has a number of problems, such as if the active sensors are used they draw so much power that the ship is rendered immobile and unable to shoot, if the ship shoots its laser its speed slows to 1.27 warp (3 movement). To date 22 Tunghu's have been built, with 12 still in service with MSN, they are the Anshan, Fushan, Changchun, Qingdao, Dandong, Siping, Maoming, Yibin, Shaoguan, Xiaguan, Nanchong, and the Heilong.

These ships will supplement the Punyuangs in the colonial defense role. The fighters have long made it difficult for anyone to enter their zone of control (within 6 hours of the planet), but this left the outer regions open for interdiction or pirate activities. With Tunghu's acting as short range carriers, hauling out a squadron and acting as their fire support as well as tanker. This will make Manchuria's colonies more secure from predication than they have ever been.

(Writers notes: In order to accurately design these ships I had to reverse engineer the known Manchurian ships, and they don't jive. In order for the reflected signatures and profiles to work the hull of the Tunghu had to be made of Synthetic and have a volume of 2911 cubic meters, but this increased the weight of the ship to 2110 tons, about 600 tons overweight. If I make the ship 1412 tons as is stated in the Star Cruiser rules, all the stats are dead on to the original rules, but there are no hull materials that will match that weight and reflective properties, so the ship now weighs more.)

Performance

Warp: 1.79 (1.27 firing lasers, 0 if sensors active) Mass: 2110 tons Power Plant: 4mw MHD Old Military

Stutterwarp: 4mw Old Commercial Fuel: 800 tons

Crew: 31 (11 Bridge, 16 TAC, 3 Engineering, 1 Medical) Cargo: 470. cubic meters

Life Support: 21 days, Comfort: 0 Cost: 19.43MLv w/o Missiles

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 0,3,4 Radiated: 1(4) Radial Reflected: 6 Lateral Reflected: 7

Radial Profile: -2 Lateral Profile: -1 Screens: None Armour: None

Targeting Computer: None

 

Sensors

Active 13, Passive 10, Navigation, Deep System, and Gravitational

 

Weapons

Turret 1: Facing 5,6,7,8 and has a LL-98 copy x1 dam

Turret 2: Facing 1,2,3,4 and has a LL-98 copy x1 dam

2 Missiles bays with 3xGlowworm missiles in each (total 6)

2xTTA's

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Helm, Navigator, Communications, Engineering, Computer

TAC: Active Sensors, Passive Sensors, 2xFire Control, 4xRemote Operators

Hull Hits: 4

Power Plant Hits: 11

Damage Control: 1 team

Chein Tsu (Stalhammer) Class Escort Carrier

This is being produce under license by the Manchurians. Its purpose in the MSN is to act as fighter carrier to provide additional support of 1st Fleet operations. The MSN has 2 in service.

(This ship required extensive redesign; it is a broken design. First I had to replace the 20mw MHD with 20mw Fission, this was required because I couldn't get the 4 week fuel supply in a ship capable of warp 8 empty. Even using Fission PP it ends up priced about right.)

Performance

Warp: 2.75 empty, 2.59 w/4 fighters on board Mass: 4760 tons Power Plant: 20mw Fission

Stutterwarp: 20mw New Military Fuel: 880 tons Crew: 46 Life Support: 180 days, Comfort: -2 Cost: 36.690 MLv w/o Small Craft, Drones, or Missiles Crew: 46 (12 Bridge, 6 TAC, 14 Engineering, 8 Small Craft, 4 Small Craft Techs, 2 Medical)

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 5 (6 if unloaded) Radiated: 5 Radial Reflected: 4 Lateral Reflected: 5 Radial Profile: -1 Lateral Profile: +0 Screens: None Armour: none Targeting Computer: none

 

Sensors

Passive 10, Active 5, Navigation

 

Weapons

1xGrape Shot

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Helm, Navigator, Communications, Engineering, Computer

TAC: Active Sensors, Passive Sensors, Fire Control, Flight Control

Hull Hits: 33

Power Plant Hits: 13

Damage Control: 1 team

Punyuang Class Fighter

The mainstay of Manchurian colonial defense, these ships produced in large numbers, are a very effective fighter and still can hold its own with most other fighters. By far the most numerous (16) ship in the MSN.

Following the Central Asian War the Punyuang was modified to carry a single Fantan missile, vastly improving the fighter offensive punch and extending its service for quite a while.

 

Performance

Warp: 2.79 w/o missile, 2.72 w/missile Mass: 190.8 tons w/o missile, 205.1 tons w/missile

Power Plant: 3mw MHD Old Military Stutterwarp: 1mw Old Military

Fuel: 21.8 sufficient for 12 hours Crew: 2 Life Support: 12 hours Comfort: 0 Cost: 11.787MLv

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 5 (6 after missile launch) Radiated: 1 Radial Reflected: 4 Lateral Reflected: 4 the missile adds 1 to each

Radial Profile: -3 Lateral Profile: -2 Screens: None Armour: 2

Targeting Computer: +1

 

Sensors

Active 10, Passive 6, Navigation

 

Weapons

Turret 1: Facing 1,2,8 and has a LL-98 copy x1 dam

1xFantan Missile

1xTTA's

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Weapons Officer

Hull Hits: 4 using CRF

Power Plant Hits: 8

Damage Control: None

Punyuang-A Class Fighter

Following the Kafer war the MSN decided to extend the life of its fighters by instituting a Service Life Extension Program. This program involves a complete overhaul of the craft. The MHD turbine is replaced by a new, smaller and lighter unit, the old Stutterwarp is recycled and replaced by larger, new 2mw design, a new targeting computer is installed, the passive sensors are upgraded to a range 7 light-second unit, and it is modified to carry and fire the Big Clip submunition.

Currently 2 Punyuang's a year are being converted to A's. Currently 4 serve aboard the BC Ch'ing, and the remaining 8 are based with the 1st fleet.

 

Performance

Warp: 3.77 Mass: 199.8 tons Power Plant: 3mw MHD New Military Stutterwarp: 2mw New Military

Fuel: 21.8 sufficient for 12 hours Crew: 2 Life Support: 12 hours, Comfort: 0 Upgrade Cost: 12 MLv, New Cost: 24.62 MLv

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 8 (6 if firing the laser with sensors active)

Radiated: 3 Radial Reflected: 3 Lateral Reflected: 4 the missile adds 1 to each

Radial Profile: -3 Lateral Profile: -2 Screens: None Armour: 2

Targeting Computer: +2

 

Sensors

Active 10, Passive 7, Navigation

 

Weapons

Turret 1: Facing 1,2,8 and has a LL-98 copy x1 dam

1xBig Clip

1xTTA's

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Weapons Officer

Hull Hits: 4 using CRF

Power Plant Hits: 7

Damage Control: None

Chein Tsu (Stalhammer) Class Freighter

This is being produce under license by the Manchurians. Its purpose in the MSN is to act as blockade runner and deliver critical supplies to units' cutoff from the homeland. The MSN has 5 in service.

(This ship required extensive redesign; it is a broken design. First I had to replace the 20mw MHD with 20mw Fission, this was required because I couldn't get the 4 week fuel supply in a ship capable of warp 8 empty. Even using Fission PP it ends up priced about right.)

Performance

Warp: 3.46 empty, 2.76 w/2565 tons of cargo Mass: 3930.5 full Power Plant: 20mw Fission

Stutterwarp: 20mw New Military Fuel: none Crew: 22 Life Support: 28 days, Comfort: -2 Cost: 33.89 MLv

Crew: 22 (5 Bridge, 1 TAC, 14 Engineering, 2 Medical)

 

Ship Status Sheet

Move: 7 (6 if loaded) Radiated: 5 Radial Reflected: 3 Lateral Reflected: 4 Radial Profile: -1 Lateral Profile: +0 Screens: None Armour: none Targeting Computer: none

 

Sensors

Active 5, Navigation

 

Weapons

None

 

Crew Hits

Bridge: Captain, Helm, Navigator, Communications, Engineering, Computer

TAC: Active Sensors

Hull Hits: 33

Power Plant Hits: 13

Damage Control: 1 team

Fantan II and Glowworm II Missiles

The new Fantan II and Glowworm II missiles will eventually replace both the Fantan and the Glowworm. The biggest advantage of upgrading missiles are, all existing ships can use newer missiles, and it is far more inexpensive to upgrade and existing missile than design and build completely new missiles.

Due to the lack of Tantalum, new missiles are rebuilt from old missiles, unfortunately this has slowed production, but the fleet still converts 50-75 a year. Furthermore because Manchuria lacks the Tantalum reserves of the larger space powers, she has designed her new missiles to make use of submuntions, this allows the Manchurians to collect the missiles after a battle and reuse them, the only downside is that it requires controlling the system and the missiles require a complete overhaul to refurbish, but at least the Tantalum is not lost.

The MSN has 182 Fantan's and 164 Glowworm's in service. They expended 59 missiles in the Central Asian War. Because of the Tantalum shortage, Manchuria has a full load on board each ship and 23 additional missiles for replacements. These are all with the 1st Fleet.

A special version of the Chein Tsu (Stalhammer) has been designed as a mobile missile repair/conversion depot.

Fantan II

Combat Performance

Movement: 8 Radiated Signature: 1 Radial Reflected Signature: 1 Lateral Reflected Signature: 1

Radial Profile: -4 Lateral Profile: -4 Hull Hits: 1/1/1 Power Plant Hits: 1/1

Armament: two 5x2 submuntions Active Sensors: None Passive Sensors: 10

 

Design Characteristics

Warp Efficiency: 3.87 Power Plant: 0.2mw Old Military Fuel Cell Stutterwarp: 0.2mw Old Military

Fuel: .45 tons (5 hours) Mass: 14.3 tons

Length: 7 meters Diameter: 1.5 meter Price: 820,000 Lv

 

Missile Pack

Missiles per pack: 4 Mass of Pack, empty: 7 tons Mass of Pack, Loaded: 64.2 tons Volume of pack: 70m3

Surface Area of Pack: 25m2 Reflective Signature: 25 Price of the Pack, Empty: 159,000 Lv

Price of the Pack, Loaded: 3,439,000 Lv

 

Bays for Fantan II

Mass per Missile: 31.5 tons Volume per Missile: 31.5m3 Exit port for Missile: 4.5m2

Glowworm II

Combat Performance

Movement: 8 Radiated Signature: 1 Radial Reflected Signature: 1 Lateral Reflected Signature: 1

Radial Profile: -4 Lateral Profile: -4 Hull Hits: 1/1/1 Power Plant Hits: 1/1

Armament: one 5x2 submuntions Active Sensors: None Passive Sensors: 10

 

Design Characteristics

Warp Efficiency: 3.81 Power Plant: 0.1mw Old Military Fuel Cell Stutterwarp: 0.1mw New Military

Fuel: .45 tons (10 hours) Mass: 9.7 tons

Length: 5 meters Diameter: 1 meter Price: 825,000 Lv

 

Missile Pack

Missiles per pack: 5 Mass of Pack, empty: 12 tons Mass of Pack, Loaded: 60.5 tons Volume of pack: 30m3

Surface Area of Pack: 20m2 Reflective Signature: 15 Price of the Pack, Empty: 120,000 Lv

Price of the Pack, Loaded: 4,245,000 Lv

 

Bays for Glowworm II

Mass per Missile: 10 tons Volume per Missile: 10m3 Exit port for Missile: 2m

JA-77M Sensor Drone

The Argentinian JA-77 was selected as the new sensor drone for the MSN in 2283. The MSN has a few modifications made to it. Advanced Hull Masking was added to improve stealthliness, as was an advanced synthetic hull, also Manchurian sensors were installed as they are more efficient. The powerplant was replaced with a new military design. The current MSN inventory includes 31 JA-77M's.

 

Combat Performance

Movement: 7 Radiated Signature: 0 Radial Reflected Signature: 1 Lateral Reflected Signature: 1

Radial Profile: -2 Lateral Profile: -3 Hull Hits: 1/1/1 Power Plant Hits: 1/1

Armament: none Active Sensors: 10 Passive Sensors: 10

 

Design Characteristics

Warp Efficiency: 3.36 Power Plant: 2.7mw MHD Stutterwarp: 0.7mw Old Commercial

Fuel: 12.96 tons (8 hours) Mass: 76 tons Length: 8 meters Diameter: 4 meter Price: 11.467 MLv

 

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