This ship class has been discontinued and should be replaced.
The Sydney-class specializes in:
The Sydney-class Carrier has a long, rounded main body with a triangular pod on top and two large nacelles (one on each side) connected to it by short wing-like pylons.
The design process of the Sydney-class Carrier began in YE 29 and continued into YE 30. Development was slow, due to conflicting design projects and because the design, intended to be a mainstay of the Star Army of Yamatai, needed a great deal of thought put into it. Ketsurui Fleet Yards worked especially hard to eliminate weaknesses of previous designs and to make the ship as rugged and long-lived as possible, while at the same time using the ship's interior space wisely.
Type: Mid-Range Planetary Assault Ship/Carrier
Designers: Ketsurui Fleet Yards
Manufacturer: Ketsurui Fleet Yards
Production: Slated for mass-production
Fielded by: Star Army of Yamatai
Crew: 12 operators are recommended, but only three are required.
Maximum Capacity: There are accommodations for 750 people. 1500+ people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.
Length: 116 meters (380.6 feet)
Width: 96 meters (315 feet)
Height: 32 meters (105 feet)
Decks: 8 (Average 3.5 meters each)
|Category||Starship Type||Sublight Engines||Distortion Field||Hyperspace Drive|
|1||Standard Warships||.375c (~112,422 kilometers per second)||18,750c (~2.14 ly/h)||394,470c (0.75 ly/m)|
Range: One month worth of travel
Lifespan: Estimated 30 years
Refit Cycle: Refits every five years
See Damage Rating for an explanation of the damage system.
The inside of this small ship is cramped; practically every space aboard has been filled with troops and supplies.
|1||Crew Quarters, Sensors|
|6||Shuttle Bay, Cargo Hold|
|7||Vehicle Bay (STVs and such)|
|8||Storage Areas, Brig|
The hull of the Sydney-class carrier is two layers thick:
Interior Compartments are lined with Yarvex
The Sydney is equipped with: Standard Stararmy Emergency Systems.
The ship carries 20 Ke-S3-X2900, each able to hold five people.
Key locations in the ship can be sealed off with Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors.
The ship has a very thorough recycling system, tied into a Hemosynthetic Conduit System, which breaks down anything classified into “waste” into its atomic components. The air recycling system (which is segmented and highly monitored for security reasons) can support up to 2000 Yamataian or NH-33 Series Nekovalkyrja personnel up to twenty years. Water can be recycled for twenty years as well.
All major heat-generating pieces of equipment are paired with appropriately-sized heat absorbers, which rapidly and effectively absorb thermal radiation and convert it to usable energy.
The Sydney Carrier's main power source is a high-output aether generator. If needed, alternate generators can be hooked up in the cargo hold or the ship can draw power from its sublight engines. The Sydney boasts an extremely robust power distribution system that is built to withstand and control tremendous surges (such as those caused by electrogravitic and electromagnetic pulses and anti-matter ion weaponry).
The Sydney features three methods of propulsion: it carries auxiliary engines for sublight travel, has a hyperspace fold generator, and can also use its combined field to travel at slower-than-light and faster-than-light speeds.
Located in the Sydney's nacelles, these engines can move the ship up to cruising speeds of .375c and maximum speeds of .75c (although this can wear the engines heavily).
The Sydney's fold system can reposition the ship to a new location to a new position in space. The hyperspace fold generator takes approximately one minute to charge.
See: Hyperspace Travel