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PAWDP2-1: Hercules class Mk2 Defense Platform

Designed by: Admiral Savage
5,400-ton Hull (Sphere) - Partially Streamlined
AC: 15 (5 vs. Meson Guns)   AR: 6 (TL-14)   SI: 350   Initiative: 0
Starship Size: Large   Cost: 3,259.816 MCr (4,074.77 MCr without discount)
Model/8 Fib (PP: 57/13) Computer  
Avionics: Less than 10,000-ton  
Sensors: System Wide (7)  Communications: System Wide (Maser) (8)
Cargo: 10.1-tons  
Extra Ship's Stores (2weeks 12.2t, .6786Mc):
       88 person/weeks of Luxury Stores, 888 person/weeks of Standard Stores,
Annual Maintenance = 325.982 KCr (162.991 KCr if routinely maintained)
Routine Maintenance = 81.495 KCr/Month (814.954 KCr per year)
Acceleration: 1-G   Agility: 0
Power Plant: TL-15 Fusion (1,300 EP output, enough fuel for 4 weeks), 4wks=650t
Fuel Scoops, Fuel Purification Plant (TL-13, 7hrs per 200 tons of fuel)
Atmospheric Speeds:   NOE = 875kph   Cruising = 2,625kph   Maximum = 3,500kph
Active Defenses:
Nuclear Dampers USP:7
Meson Screens USP:7
Hardpoints: 20
10x Double Popup Fusion Gun Turret TL-12, +5 To Hit, 5d20 (16/x5), Range: 4,500km
10x Double Sandcaster Turret TL-15, +3 AC, Ammo: 1600 sand canisters
Particle Accelerator Spinal Mount: TL-15, +27 To Hit, 16d12 (17/x1), Range: 105,000km
Ship's Vehicles:
2x 20-ton small craft (Internal Hangar)
Launch facilities for 1 Craft per turn
Accomodations & Fittings:
62x Double Occupancy Stateroom (124 People)
6x Standalone Fresher
1x Autodoc
2x Airlocks
Crew Details:
7x Command Officers, 3x Command Crew
0x Flight Officers, x Flight Crew
1x Gunnery Officers, 58x Gunnery Crew
2x Engineering Officers, 8x Engineering Crew
1x Medical Officers, 0x Medical Crew
12x Service Crew

Orbital Defense Platforms have been a significant factor in protecting resources for as long as mankind has been
in space.   Some areas of the Imperium referred to them as Monitors but expansionist tendencies caused too
 many monitors to have their weapons arrays pointed at the planets. DPs became the polically correct alternative.

The mobile Hercules class was developed at the end of the Imperium to protect high tech worlds and
strategic assets, like Depot systems.  The implementation of 30 platforms at Corridor's Depot Prime was the first
instance of use of this defense systems. The crews onboard a DP have generally lead a quite existance until the
Rebellion. Two 20-ton lifeboats are included should the stations become un-inhabitable. 
PAWs are preferred by populated worlds, since, their function is limited to defenses. Is even common to not include
missiles on these platforms to improve public approval.