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BABYLON 5 - EARTH SHIPS

Hyperion Class Heavy Cruiser

Dimensions
length: 1,025.39 meters
Mass: 8.4 million metric tons

crew: 356
troop: 200
fighter: 6 Starfury fighter craft

Power:
- 3 Fusion Reactors

Armament:
- 2 Particle/Lasers
- 1 Heavy Plasma Cannon
- 8 Medium Pulse Cannons
- Fusion missiles [2 launchers]

Duration: 12 months





The Hyperion Cruiser was the mainstay of the Earth Force before the Earth-Minbari-War. Unlike the newer Omega Destroyers these cruisers have no rotating section which requires that the crew has to be trained to work in nearly zero gravity. This makes these ships only suitable for shorter missions, while the crews on the much larger Omega Destroyers with rotating sections can stay out for longer patrols. The Hyperion Cruiser also carries Starfuries on board, and it is the smallest Earth Alliance ship than can open their own jump-point.

Production began back in 2237 but even now many Hyperion Cruiser are in active service but their role is now to protect the bigger Omega Destroyer rather than being the main attack force. Most Hyperion Cruiser have been refitted with new weapon and defense systems several times during the long time of service.

Several Hyperion Cruiser were part of the fleet that made the 1st contact with the Minbari. The EAS Prometheus opened fire at the Minbari ships and so a 3-year war began in which many of these ships have been destroyed. The first and only major victory against the superior Minbari ships happened when Lt. Sheridan, commander of the EAS Lexington, managed to lure some Minbari Warcruiser in a trap. Most Hyperion Cruiser were destroyed in the war against the Minbari but there are quite a few in active service which have been upgraded with the new heavy laser cannons which had been bought from the Narn.

There is neither artificial gravity nor a rotating section on board, so the crew works in micro-gravity. The Hyperion Class has also recently been upgraded, so that they can carry beam weapons and otherwise improved weaponry.

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Nova Class Dreadnought

Dimensions
length: 1,502.1 meters
mass: 32 million metric tons

crew: 250
troop: 8,000
fighter: 36 Starfury fighter craft

Power:
- 4 Fusion Reactors

Armament:
- 22 Twin Plasma Cannon
- 6 Particle Beam Guns
- Fusion missiles [2 launchers]
Defense:
- 8 to 10 meter armored hull
- Shadow Bio-Armor 18 Mk.
- III Defense Grid Energy Projectors

Duration: 18 months




The Nova Dreadnought is the precursor of the Omega Destroyer which looks very familiar design except the rotating section and the missing dual plasma cannons. Design and construction began in the late 2230's after the Centauri and the Narn presented their new cruisers. Originally Earth Force wanted a bigger and more powerful ship but these plans were cut when costs went too high.

Some Nova vessels and their escort ships encountered a Minbari fleet during one of the test missions. A misunderstanding by the captain of the EAS Prometheus led to the Earth-Minbari war which lasted for three years. During this war the Nova and Hyperion vessels were the backbone of the Earth Alliance forces.

Only a few Nova Dreadnoughts survived the war and others were replaced by the newer Omega Destroyer. The Nova Dreadnought can be equipped with different weapon combinations for a large range of mission. In addition to this the ship is equipped with bombers, attack fighters, ground assault ships and over 10000 ground troops (when needed).

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Omega Class Destroyer

Dimensions
length: 1,717.3 meters
mass: 44.6 million metric tons

crew: 850
troop: 18,000
fighter: 36

Power:
- 4 Fusion Reactors

Armament:
- 6 Heavy Particle/Lasers
- 6 Heavy Pulse Cannons
- 12 Particle/Lasers
- 12 Pulse Cannons
- Fusion missiles [2 launchers]
Defense:
- 8 to 10 meter armored hull - 18 Mk.
- II Defense Grid Energy Projectors

Duration: 18 months






The Omega Destroyer is the follow-up of the Nova Dreadnought which looks quite familiar in design. Most parts of the new ship have been completely new developed when production of the destroyer started after the Earth-Minbari War. Several facilities began building the the first ships to avoid that all of them could be destroyed in a single attack. One of the first Destroyers off the construction line was the "Agamemnon", commanded by Captain John Sheridan. Most of these ships have names based on Greek history and mythology. Unlike the Minbari Warcruiser the Omega Destroyer still depends on a rotating section to provide gravity. Like most capital ships, they are not very maneuverable. The Omega Class Destroyers are of course equipped with jump-point generators.

The main weapons are aligned direct to the front and rear side of the ship which requires that the target is direct in front or behind the destroyer. In addition to this, two full squadrons Starfuries or Thunderbolts are stationed on the destroyer. These fighters provide the main protection from other fighters or smaller ships for the quite sluggish cruiser.

Several Omega Destroyers were destroyed in mid 2260 when President Morgan Clark ordered Captain Dexter Smith to take control over Babylon 5 by force. Babylon 5 got support from the two renegade destroyers Churchill and Alexander. These vessels had fights with loyalist Earth-Alliance Forces the days before and decided to join Babylon 5 in the fight against President Clark.

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Omega-X Class Destroyer

Dimensions
length: 1,720 meters
mass: 50 million metric tons

crew: 850
troop: 18,000
fighter: 36 Starfury fighter craft

Power:
- 4 Fusion Reactors

Armament:
- 6 Fusion Beam cannons
- 12 Light Fusion Beams
- Fusion missiles [2 launchers]
Defense:
- 8 to 10 meter armored hull
- Shadow Bio-Armor 18 Mk.
- III Defense Grid Energy Projectors

Duration: 18 months




The Adv. Omega-X Destroyer is a byproduct of the Earth Civil War. This class of ships was the most secret development from the Earth Alliance Research & Development, using the most advanced technology they could find. Only a few prototypes were built. The Omega-X Destroyer is a step between the Omega Destroyer and the Warlock Destroyer. Originally these ships were only used for testing new devices like weapons and armor, but when Sheridan gained more power, Clark couldn't effort to spend even more time and resources on the Warlock Destroyer. He needed new ships that were able to fight and win against Sheridan's WhiteStar fleet and so the Omega-X was born.

The destroyer is equipped with a simplified Shadow Bio-armor and fusion beam weapon. The engine systems and the overall design are still conventional technology known from the Omega Destroyer.

About 20 of these ships went into battle against the WhiteStar fleet in 2261. In their previous battles against loyalist Earth Alliance forces, the WhiteStar fleet had no major problems in winning the fight. The WhiteStar ships were faster, better armed and had better defense systems but this time the enemy was at least equal. The WhiteStar laser shots only slightly damaged the hull and the weapons of the destroyer were able to destroy a WhiteStar vessel with a single hit.

Many WhiteStar-Class vessels were destroyed in this battle. Their only advantage and trump card was the extreme agility. They outmaneuvered the destroyers and finally managed to destroy all Omega-X Advanced Destroyers but a high price was paid for this victory. Many WhiteStars had been destroyed or disabled and Lt. Cmdr. Ivanova was hurt mortally during this battle. She only survived because Ranger Marcus Cole gave his life for hers.

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Warlock Destroyer

Dimensions
length: 1,992.4 meters
mass: 66.8 million metric tons

crew: 1,200
troop: 80,000
fighter: 42 Starfury fighter craft

Power:
- 6 Fusion Reactors (4 standard, 2 advanced)

Armament:
- 12 Large missile silos
- 16 Small missile silos
- 2 Heavy Particle Beam cannons
- 9 Heavy Pulse Cannon turrets
- 3 Heavy railgun turrets
- 4 Medium Pulse Cannon turrets
- 9 Light Pulse Cannon Turrets
- 16 short range PP turrets
- various small calibre energy
- projective AA placements
Defense:
- 10 to 15 meter armored hull
- Shadow Bio-Armor 22 Mk.
- III Defense Grid Energy Projectors

Duration: 2 years




The Warlock Destroyer is the newest ship in the Earth Alliance navy. It combines traditional and new technology to a nearly unmatched ship. Many people say that a Warlock Destroyer can also stand against a Minbari Warcruiser. The ship still has the normal Earth Alliance engine systems but they have been combined with some parts of the Minbari gravitic drive systems.

These systems are not at the same technology level as the Minbari systems, but the Warlock Destroyer is the first Earth Alliance ship with artificial gravity and no need for rotating sections.

The design and construction the ship began after Clark took over the presidential power on Earth. When Sheridan's forces gained more and more power, Clark decided to modify some of the Omega Destroyer with the new technology because these ships were far faster to build. Some of this new technology, including weapon systems and armor, was provided by the Shadows and their allies. After Clarks defeat, the Shadow allies disabled the shipyards because they didn't want that other races gained their technology. Therefore the Warlock Destroyer still has conventional armor and weapon systems.

The Earth Alliance got Minbari gravimetric system technology after joining Interstellar Alliance in 2262 making this ship an even better competitor against all other capital ships. Only the Minbari Cruiser and the Victory Destroyer are able to destroy a Warlock Destroyer in a battle but the outcome of such a fight is totally open.

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