Battleship – Galactic Class
Volume: 10.7 million cubic metres.
Decks: 22 (34m long by 10m wide by 3m high)
Material: Reinforced Naquadah Trinium Titanium
Crew: 350 standard crew and 50 specialist engineers (for repair mainly), enough atmosphere to hold up to 5000 people.
Power: 5 Mark V naquadah generators
2 Mark I naquadah generators (to power the shield amplifiers)
13x Tauri Sublight engines (capable of a top speed of 65% LS)
2x Tauri/Asgard Hyperspace generators (one for each tier, capable of reaching atlantis in 10 days)
Shields and armour
2x Tauri/Asgard Shield Generators (one for each tier, capable of withstanding a 200 Terraton explosion or 50 Zettawatts of power from an energy weapon)
8x Tauri Shield amplifiers (capable of adding 3% shielding to a particular area)
5m Ionised Naquadah Trinium Titanium (capable of withstanding a 50 Megaton explosion or 5 TerraWatts of power from an energy weapon).
33x 2nd Generation Gattling Guns (Capable of an average speed of Mach 50)
12x 4th Generation Railguns (Capable of a top speed of Mach 25, 8 fore, 4 aft)
8x Particle Cannons (all fore) (each capable of a discharge of about 100 MegaWatts)
3x 3rd Generation Ion cannons (all aft) (each capable of a discharge of about 300 MegaWatts)
70x Mark XII Naquadah Enhanced Nuclear Fission Missiles (with a yield of 10Tt)
54x Mark XIII Naquadah Enhanced Nuclear Fission Missiles (with a yield of 20Tt)
4x Mark I Naquadah Enhanced Nuclear Fusion Missile (with a yield of 50Tt)
Active Camouflage (renders the craft invisible to the naked eye)
Low-thermal emission technology (renders the craft nearly invisible to infra-red).
4x Puddle Jumpers
2x Rings (1 set per tier)
Asgard Beaming Technology
All the usual requirements life support etc
History of the Galactic Class
In the mid 20s, a prototype ship was launched using a double-tier method, effectively doubling the amount of ships. The ship was called the Illustrious and the test proved to be a success. However it wasn’t until 10 years later the idea would present itself again. The Galactic Class uses the double tier approach, however instead of breaking from 2 properly made tiers; the Galactic has both tiers integrated into each other. The two biggest clamps for this are at the fighter bays where they both split in half. In the instance where the 2 tiers are separate, the fighters launch vertically out the top of the hangar. Tier one, takes the outer edges of the ship and takes with it 8 sublight engines, allowing for a speed of around 50% LS and Tier two takes the inner parts including 5 sublight engines, allowing for a speed of around 40% LS.
The outer tier loses no length, width or height, while the inner tier loses 225m in length compared to the whole ship.
There is a downside however, because of the location of the gattling guns and nuclear missiles, the outer tier loses the missiles and the inner tier loses the gattling guns.
Also the outer tier keeps the aft defensive and offensive weapons.
The inner tier is coloured in red, while the outer tier is coloured in blue, (for demonstration purposes only).
The first ship, the TDS (Tauri Defence Ship) Galactic, will be built at the Lantia shipyards in the Pegasus galaxy and the date for completion is August 2042.
So at the start of the Aschen war, the Leviathon or the Cerberus maybe asked to fill the battleship role until the Galactic’s completion.
Due to its later arrival into the fleet, new technology will be incorporated into the ship. Including; new fusion missiles (which can deliver a yield of around 50 Terratons). The Researchers found they couldn’t increase the yield of a fission missile anymore than the 20 Terratons in the Mark XIII, so they turned to use Naquadah in the new fusion missiles which had just be released by the western powers. This missile is around 200 times more powerful than the Mark IX (which was introduced nearly 40 years previous).
The “holographic” active camouflage research was dropped at the end of the 30s and the funding instead moved to lowering the amount of thermal radiation given off by the generators, engines etc. The result by the creation of the Galactic was a reduction of about 25%, making it more difficult to be spotted by infra-red sensors.
Another new feature is the introduction of shield amplifiers to the ship. These add around 3% to the shielding in key areas. At this moment the key areas are class as:
The bridge, the hyperspace generators, the Sublight engines and the life support systems. For a single tiered ship there would be 4 of these amplifiers, but for the double-tiered ships there are 8.
Another new possible research task is the look at nano-repair, but the GATO nations are yet to debate this issue. For now specialist engineers will be sent onto the ships to try and repair key systems and hull-damage.