Goa'uld Al'Kesh Bomber
Craft: Goa'uld Al'Kesh Bomber
Type: Goa'uld Bomber/Troop carrier
Skill: Capital Starship Piloting: Al'Kesh
Crew: 12; skeleton: 1-2/+10
Crew Skill: Astrogation 3D, Capital Starship Piloting 3D, Capital Staship Gunnery 4D, Capital Starship Repair 2D, Sensors 3D+1, Communications 3D.
Passengers: 50 troops
Cargo Capacity: 50000 metric tons
Consumables: 1 week (much longer if no troops and/or minimum crew)
Cost: 350,000 System Lord credits (new), 150,000 (used)
Nav Computer: Yes
Atmosphere: 350; 1,000 kmh
Shields: 2D+2 (2 pips per fire arc unless altered with Shields skill)
2 Staff Cannons (fire-linked)
Location: center ventral section, swivel turret
Fire Arc: turret
Crew:=2 01 (bridge or gunner)
Skill: Capital Sharship Gunnery
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 2-10/25/50
Atmosphere Range: 200-1/2.5/5km
Ammo: Effectively Unlimited
Rate of Fire: 1 paired energy pulse per attack.
Location: Underside launch tube, facing forwards
Fire Arc: Front (downwards for bombing runs)
Crew: 1 (pilot or gunner/co-pilot)
Skill: Capital Starship Gunnery
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1/3/7, 7 per round
Atmosphere Range: 50-100/300/700km, 700 per round
Rate of Fire: 1 per attack.
-Asgard-type beaming transporter (modification, not standard)
-Fuel: Naquadah alloy
-Cloaking Device (modification, not stabdard)
-Free Jaffa Nation
The Al?kesh spaceship is a powerful Goa'uld medium-range bomber and troop carrier used in area bombardments of planetary surfaces, designed to support invasions of planets by System Lords. It is larger than the Tel'tak scout ship and Death Glider, yet much smaller than the Ha'tak mothership.
The Al'kesh is capable of both sub-light travel and travel through hyperspace via a hyperdrive. The engine controls use the typical Goa'uld crystals, and externally it has four engine nacelles. For movement of troops and equipment, it is equipped with a ring transporter, which sits in a large room that can also be used for storage. (SG1: "Grace", "End Game", "Prometheus Unbound")
Some have been modified to use a n Asgard-type beaming transporter. The ships are capable of transporting loads via a suspended sling, over the surface of a planet. It has also been adapted to tow cargo vessels in space. The bridge of the Al'kesh has a control station and two pilot chairs, one with a spherical control interface. It also has an engine room, a ring transporter room that can also be used to store cargo. (SG1: "Avalon", "Bounty", "Grace", "End Game", "Prometheus Unbound", "The Pegasus Project")
Offensively, the Al'kesh is equipped with two staff cannons mounted on the ventral side. It also has energy weapons, sometimes called plasma charges, that are fired one at a time and are powerful enough to penetrate and collapse the Tok'ra's underground crystal tunnels. It posesses more armaments than a Death Gliders as well as both shields and cloaking technology. It is also a light troop transport used to land Jaffa on a planet as20part of military action. (SG1: "Exodus", "48 Hours", "Summit", "Continuum")
In terms of strategy, the Al'kesh can be used alone to take out ground defenses, but they are often see attacking in tandem with Death Gliders, who concentrate on the air-to-air component of the combat. (Sg1: "Counterstrike", "Lost City, Part 2")
An Al'kesh's cargo hold is large enough to contain several Stargates; Osris' former vessel was used by Trust to steal the Earth gate, and Teal'c later used another Al'kesh to position a Stargate near a Supergate as part of a plan to jump a wormhole from one to the other. (SG1: "Endgame", "Chimera")
The bridge of the Al'kesh has a control station and two pilot chairs, one with a spherical control interface. It also has an engine room, a ring transporter room that can also be used to store cargo, and no doubt other rooms never shown, such as quarters. (SG1: "Endgame", "The Pegasus Project")
Following the defeat of the Goa'uld, the alkesh has also been used by cultures that were formerly under Goa'uld domination, such as the Free Jaffa and the Lucian Alliance. The Lucian Alliance has acquired a fleet of alkesh which they use in battle as well as well as to escort cargo transports for the delivery of kassa and other goods. The Free Jaffa nation frequently uses alkesh in coordination with their fleet of ha'tak motherships. (SG1: "Bounty")
-Free Jaffa Nation
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