UN Space Navy of the Soviet Solar Empire TYPE:
Interplanetary Space Battlecruiser MODEL:
Borodino class SBCC-72 (Ironclad Mark-I) DATE INTRODUCED:
2072 AD LENGTH:
1542.7 feet (470.2 meters) WIDTH:
478.3 feet (145.8 meters) HEIGHT:
343.2 feet (104.6 meters) MATERIAL:
Composite Alloy POWER PLANT:
Hensai Energy HEFR-7K fusion reactor x 95 OUTPUT:
7000 megawatts each (665,000 megawatts total) ARMOR TYPE:
Composite Alloy ARMOR THICKNESS:
3 inches DISPLACEMENT:
300,000 tons CREW:
212 (15 Operators, 36 Gunners, 11 Officers, 104 Engineers, 15 Technicians, 15 Electricians, 6 Medical, and up to 10 Security.) PROPULSION PRIMARY:
2x Eurospace HYIE-180K high yield ion engines SPEED:
45,600 mph each (91,200 mph total) SECONDARY:
5x Eurospace HYIE-36K high yield ion engines SPEED:
9120 mph each (45,600 mph total) WEAPONS: PRIMARY (OFFENSIVE):
4x Lithgear LG-PC-2002 dual 200-megawatt PHELAC turrets; Effective Range: 1600 miles; Payload: unlimited with nuclear battery clutch recharged from the vessel's main reactor; ROF: up to 9 dual blasts per minute in cycles of 1 twin blast per 6.7 seconds. SECONDARY (OFFENSIVE):
4x Lithgear LG-LC-1002 dual 100-megawatt laser cannon turrets; Effective Range: 1000 miles; Payload: unlimited with nuclear battery clutch recharged from the vessel's main reactor; ROF: up to 9 dual blasts per minute in cycles of 1 twin blast per 6.7 seconds. PRIMARY (DEFENSIVE):
16x Lithgear LG-LC-804 quad 20-megawatt laser cannon ball turrets; Effective Range: 200 miles; Payload: unlimited with nuclear battery clutch recharged from the vessel's main reactor; ROF: up to 9 quad blasts per minute in cycles of 1 quadruple blast per 6.7 seconds. ELECTRONICS:
1x Microwave Radio Communications array with a 100 AU range.
1x LADAR array with a range of 220,000 miles.
1x Passive EMS array with a range of 1,000,000 miles.
1x Active EMS array with a range of 100,000 miles.
1x Gravitational/Antigravity Control Unit; Effect: Provides artificial lift, g-force compensation, and enhanced maneuverability. DEFENSIVE SYSTEMS:
6x Cydonia Research CR-ND-28.5K nuclear dampener field generators; Range: 3000 feet from hull; Power Requirement: 28,500 megawatts each; EFFECT: Random due to numerous variables. In general, the nuclear dampeners provided moderate to considerable resistance to energy weapons and were able to cause missile warheads to either explode or go inert within their area of effect. HANGAR BAYS:
Bay has two doors for rapid launch of its eighty Type-39D-60 exosuits, up to six AS-01 type assault shuttles or SS-01 space shuttles, with 110,000 cubic yards for parts, equipment, fuel, and munitions to service the exosuits and shuttles.Description/Overview:
The Borodino class Battlecruiser was originally conceived of in 2060 AD as a command cruiser/battlecarrier. The Borodino was shelved after the UNSC determined its cost did not merit production of the craft, as their fleet of assault shuttles was adequate to deal with the meager fleet of USSN ships of the 2060s era. However, once the EFSN armada had begun decimating the UNSC assault shuttle fleet during the outbreak of the 1st Interplanetary War, the new Supreme Commander of the UNSC, Edric VonStalin, demanded the construction of the “Project Ironclad” fleet of warships and, in particular, the Borodino class.
The Borodino class lost its carrier capabilities during its redesign in 2072 AD in favor of heavy energy weapon emplacements, moderately fast ion engines, and deflector field generators.
The Borodino was built in small numbers during the 1st Interplanetary War due to the Solar Empire’s internal problems and insistence on having these valuable ships be built only in Mars orbit at Phobos. After the 1st Interplanetary War ended, the Mars Colonial Republic built an unknown number of these craft for their Orbital Guard fleet. Most of those craft were destroyed when Ceres invaded the Mars sphere during the Ceres Conflict. When the conflict ended, many of the ships that survived the conflict were decommissioned and mothballed at Deimos.