Designed in YE 31, the Justicar is a small, lightly armed craft designed specifically to carry Powered Frames, such as the OI-M1-1A Ashigaru. It has relatively strong armor and high speed for its small size.
The Justicar was designed as a way to carry squads of Mecha into combat without wasting their fuel or submitting them to danger in transit. It was designed specifically to service the OI-M1-1A Ashigaru, but is probably capable of carrying any similar-sized Mecha. It can be sold alone or with a compliment of Ashigaru.
The Justicar was made for the singular purpose of carrying Mecha into battle, and delivering them precisely where they are needed. Possible uses include
The Justicar looks like a big long brick, with a cluster of engines on one end, a few turrets around the middle, and two cannons near the nose. The sides are taken up by large armored doors.
Murakami Kensuke Came to Aerin Tatst, asking for her aid in creating a starship to carry his design team's project, the OI-M1-1A Ashigaru, wherever it needed to go. It was only needed to carry one squad of six of the Mecha, and just enough crew to support them, and it was allowed to be very small, not only making it a difficult target but allowing it to be fairly easy to produce. With the dimensions of the Ashigaru finalized, a special mecha bay was designed which could be covered by armored doors, protecting the craft and allowing an atmosphere to be brought in so work could be done on the machines while in transit. Hallways down the center of the craft allow it's compliment to be serviced, furthering the usefulness of the design. It was sped through the design process and the first prototypes were completed in a short amount of time, and were luckily found to be lacking the problems of Origin's first ship, the Raider class. It is hoped that the Justicar and its intended payload will become popular and create demand.
Crew: 4 Operators are recommended, only one required.
Maximum Capacity: There are accommodations for 25 people. About 50 people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.
Length: 91.44 meters (300 feet)
Width: 22.86 meters (75 feet)
Height: 18.3 meters (60 feet)
Decks: 4 (3.05 meters each)
Continuum Distortion Drive: 14,000c
Hyperspace Fold Drive: 0.5 ly/min
Sublight Engines: .35c
Range: 6 Months of constant use
Lifespan: Intended to be 10 years with regular maintenance.
Refit Cycle: Yearly
See Damage Rating for an explanation of the damage system.
The Justicar's frame is made from reinforced Durandium Alloy, and most of the interior metal is Durandium. The Exterior is plated with Nerimium, to provide as strong of defense as possible for the fairly tiny ship.
Environmental recycling system: The ERS is just a simple yet effective filtration system, which filters water and air, purifying it so it may be reused. Filters must be replaced after 6 months of continuous operation.
AC system A simple climate control system, it allows for rooms to be kept at a specific temperature. Controls are located in each room.
Unidirectional Gravitational Plating: Plating on the roof emits a pseudo-gravitational field that is attracted to the plates on the floor pushing everything on the ship 'down'. This creates the false sense of gravity that permeates the ship.
The Justicar uses a Fusion reactor, which uses heavy water (water with an extra Hydrogen atom) as its fuel. Running on normal power, the Justicar carries enough fuel for 6 months of regular activity. This reactor is located within the heart of the Engine system.
FTL Propulsion:Continuum Distortion Drive
Hyperspace Fold Drive: This ship has a basic Fold Drive, For use in Inter-stellar travel. The fold bubble is incapable of “towing” anything larger than a shuttle along with the ship.
STL Propulsion: The Justicar uses a number of High-performance Ion thrusters for backup STL propulsion, containing a total of five thrusters, one large rectangular-nozzled, and four smaller rectangular-nozzled thrusters which can aid in manuevering. These particular thrusters Have very high acceleration and top speed, but are energy hogs when used at full power.
Maneuvering thrusters: There are several maneuvering thrusters placed along the hull which allow the Justicar to maneuver quickly and effectively without engaging the CDD.
Deflective shielding The ship uses a fairly simple shielding system to protect the ship and it's inhabitants from the harsh elements of space, such as radiation and debris. This is the default shielding for the ship, and is usually turned on all the time. It is only turned off if the ship is attacked, where it is replaced by more powerful defensive shielding.
Defensive shielding The ship has a secondary, more powerful shield that not only protects against radiation and debris, but projectiles, explosives, and beam weaponry. Though nowhere near as powerful as contemporary military Shields, it is still quite capable. Threshold 1