The aging design of the Horizon-class Colony Ship and the changing needs of the Star Army of Yamatai the Katsuko Project was initiated in YE 28. With failed colonization attempts in the GE universe and concerns about the safety of colonists during the early stages of colonization it was addressed that a more prefabricated technology would be needed as well as more localized protection for the colony itself. The Hummingbird Class Colony Delivery Craft was designed to transport that prefabricated resource to its destination.
This represents the 'B' Refit in YE 29
With the initial idea of the project being presented by Taisho Motoyoshi Katsuko, it was taken on by the designers at Ketsurui Fleet Yards and eventually a prototype was in the making. The ship itself would essentially be two separate components. The Hummingbird Colony Delivery Craft and the Katsuko-Class Colony Installation.
The following was listed to be a high priority for design consideration for the Katsuko Project:
A spearhead shaped ship 7000m long, and 2000m in its widest spot, somewhat resembling a Chiharu-class Flagship. The Command center and standard crew superstructure place central forward of the stern. Forward of the crew support areas, on the dorsal hull is where the Colony installation is docked during transport. Massive payload bays both starboard and port aft with a small power armor bay in the lower central aft stern. Ventral surface is dedicated to several variations of airlocks and umbilical for the docking of other SA starships.
Multi-purpose Colony Delivery Craft
Hummingbird Class Colony Delivery Craft KE-L4-1B
Ketsurui Fleet Yards, Yamatai
Ketsurui Fleet Yards, Luna Bianca Lunar Shipyards
Ketsurui Fleet Yards, Akina no Iori
Personnel: 205 (Before Armor Pilots & Infantry)
Crew Support Personnel:
Ship Support Personnel:
Standard Armor Pilot Compliment:
500 personnel + 700 NH-12 Nekovalkyrja Sprites
Decks: 100 (Most of internal space devoted to syst
|Cat||Starship Type||Sublight Engines||Distortion Field||Hyperspace Drive|
|5||Cargo and Service Ships||.25c (~74,948 kilometers per second)||12,500c (~1.43 ly/h)||394,470c (0.75 ly/m)|
Speed (Aerial): Not designed for atmospheric use.
Speed (Water): Not designed for water use.
Range: Limited by lifespan of the vessel. Except that crew can only be supported for up to fifty years without resupply.
Lifespan: Two hundred years of continual use, with major overhaul every forty years.
Refit: Frequent minor modifications while in service through the PANTHEON automatic upgrade system
See Damage Rating for an explanation of the damage system.
Star Army Weapons Pods (1000)