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Name: Pulsar-class heavy fighter carrier
Origin: Allied Star Forces/Space Combat Force
Manufacturer: New Promise Orbital Naval Yards, New Promise (initial construction yard)
Type: Interstellar heavy fighter carrier
Control System: bridge w/virtual control stations
Length: 1064 meters
Width: 260 meters
Main Drive: 3 x 3.8 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 2 x 12,000 KW
Main Thrusters: 4 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Verniers: 72
Acceleration: 34 kps (kilometers per second)/1.5 light years per minute (faster-than-light capability)
Onboard Sensors: ECM, ECCM, fire control radar, hyperspatial distortion detectors, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, magnetic resonance lens, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, search radar, telescope
Fixed Armament: 36 x PD laser turrets, 8 x long-range missile launchers, 8 x heavy anti-ship x-ray laser cannons, 2 x heavy anti-ship particle cannons
Additional Armament/Compliment: 1064 crew, 210 officers; 600 troops (includes 336 starfighter pilots), 144 starfighters (6 squadrons), 8 shuttles, 4 transports
Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors, PD laser turrets
Equipment: 6 x launch rack systems, artificial gravity system, escape pod system, interstellar communication system, satellite uplink, hangars (7; 6 for starfighters, 1 for shuttles/transient craft), hyperspace generator
Commissioned: 08/20/2886 (AFWS Pulsar)
Ships of Class: AFWS Pulsar, AFWS Quasar, AFWS Shockwave, AFWS Inferno, 13 others in service
Technical specifications of the Pulsar-class heavy fighter carrier, the premier warship for Allied Star Forces' starfighter projection capabilities.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got to ask - is anyone doing the Pulsar sir?
Shoguneagle Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Not yet.
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Want me to have a crack at it sir?
Shoguneagle Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Most definitely!
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hee hee - well in that case sir....;)
Shoguneagle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Listed in the stats is a weapon unique to the Pulsar-class; the heavy anti-ship x-ray laser cannon. These things operate on an old concept where a nuclear weapon is detonated behind the array(s), which will focus the beta and gamma radiation into an x-ray beam, which causes massive electromagnetic radiation damage (and of course, adversely affects the enemy vessel's crew to doses of lethal radiation). Normally, it would be a one-shot use weapon... but I figured nuclear containment technology would be sufficiently advanced and miniaturized for these weapons to be em-placed on ships, though they would be in housed in massive structural bulbs so that they wouldn't affect the Pulsar-class' crew. And because they use nuclear detonation, the re-fire rate would be quite lengthy, maybe once every few to several minutes.
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw them and went "this ship is the top brass baby" or the "Uber ship".

I think we are telepathic - I was thinking these babies would not only be housed in some sort of "nacelle" but would also be near the reactors for immediate power suppliment.

The Weapons I thought of housing at the front akin to say Narn Ships from Babylon Five but then I had a better idea - mount one either side with flank abilities - what do you say sir?
Shoguneagle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I think that will work just fine; it has eight of them, so four on each side would work appropriately.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
silly question - what are verniers?
Shoguneagle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Another term for maneuvering thrusters. Typically used in mecha anime settings, such as Gundam.
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