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Section of Site: Starships D6Belongs to Faction: Babylon 5 Earth AllianceSubtype: CapitalEra: ImperialCanon: Crossover




Earth Alliance Dreadnaught

Craft: Earth Alliance Nova-class Dreadnaught
Type: Medium cruiser
Scale: Capital
Length: 591 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: EA Dreadnaught
Crew: 127, gunners: 25, skeleton: 75/+10
Crew Skill: Astrogation 4D+2, capital ship gunnery 5D, capital ship
            piloting 5D, capital ship shields 4D+1, sensors 4D, starship
            gunnery 4D+2
Cargo Capacity: 1,000 metric tons
Consumables: 1 year
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x3
Nav Computer: Yes
Manuverability: 1D
Space: 5
Hull: 5D
Sensors:
        Passive: 15/0D
        Scan: 40/1D
        Search: 80/2D
        Focus: 2/3D
Weapons:
Heavy Laser Battery
        Fire Arc: Front
        Crew: 12
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Rate: 1/3
        Space Range: 1-10/20/40
        Atmosphere Range: 2-20/40/80 km
        Damage: 8D
4 Heavy Laser Cannons
        Fire Arc: Front
        Crew: 1
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 2D
        Space Range: 1-3/12/25
        Atmosphere Range: 2-6/24/50 km
        Damage: 5D
3 Missile Batteries
        Fire Arc: 1 front, 1 left, 1 right
        Crew: 3
        Scale: Starfighter
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 2D
        Space Range: 1-3/12/20
        Atmosphere Range: 2-6/24/40 km
        Damage: 7D

Starfighter Complement: 1 squadron (usually EA Starfuries)

The Nova-class were Earth Force's biggest and most powerful ships during the
Minbari War, but still much inferior to Minbari ships. Since then this class
of ships have been refitted and more built. The newer Omega-class design was
based on the Nova-class to save development costs. This class is seems
heavily armed, and mostly provide support for combat units. These ships are
probably capable of some level of planetary bombardment. Like the Omega-
class, these ships can also open up their own jump-points.


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10/Nov/2019 20:22:37 Posted by Cyril

Does the Nova class Dreadnought progressively get longer as in Earth Alliance History? On one page (2701) it is 591 metres long on another page (3572) it is 1501 metres long. Plus, since simulated gravity is known now, I suspect a project incorporating rotating sections was well underway as the choice to build deep space long mission Spaceships ref Earth Alliance Explorer. I suspect the Nova Dreadnoughts, minus the rotating section, was an expedient choice because of the Dilgar emergency? While the Hyperion Cruiser minus the rotating section was a penny saving exercise? Post Minbari war wouldn't Earth gov retrofit the surviving Capital ships with Rotating habitat sections? Regards, Cyril


12/Nov/2019 10:07:37 Posted by Freddy

As I replied to your other comment, different people have done these stats over the years, and come up with different versions which differ radically.
I personally have rules for capital ships to make them more in line with what West End Games published back in the 90's, but other people tend to stick with the official figures, so (for example) make capital ships with hundreds of guns where I make them in batteries of groups of guns. Some people google for the figures on length and size, while others just eyeball it and guess.
I hope I've made a space where everyone can decide which ones they like best.


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