The Carrier was named at the request of Empress Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko, in honor of Caine Motoyoshi. Caine being one of two survivors of the tragic encounter between the Namiko Carrier Group and the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX) in the Murf System, in YE 28, that resulted in the loss of many fine officers of the Fleet. Caine's carrier since has been highly decorated, including his current assignment as leader of the 17th Kasairyuu Power Armor Wing.
Light Power Armor Carrier
MY-C1-1a Ionoche Light Carrier
Production as needed.
Personnel: 85 (Before Armor Pilots & Infantry)
|001 First Officer|
|003 Intelligence Officers|
|001 Starship Navigators|
|002 Communications Officers|
|005 Operations Officers|
|002 Capital Ship Pilots|
|Crew Support Personnel|
|010 Supply Officers|
|010 Cooking Staff|
|003 Science Officers|
|010 Medical Staff|
|Ship Support Personnel|
|003 Tactical Specialists|
|002 Defensive Systems Specialists|
|030 Technical Sentries|
|006 Power Systems Specialists|
|Standard Armor Pilot Compliment:|
|1,000 NH-29 Armor Pilots|
|2,000 personnel + 100 NH-12 Nekovalkyrja Sprite|
Length: 600m Width: 100m Height: 70m Decks: 10 (7m average deck height, some decks are much larger: Production Bays, Launch Bay, Cargo Holds, Weapons Storage, Bridge, etc) Mass: Unknown
|Category||Starship Type||Class||Sublight Engines||Distortion Field||Hyperspace Drive|
|1||MFY Warship||Ionoche||.320c||11,500c||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
Shouri Multi-layer Hull and Frame Construct:CS Armor Series Type 4A Construct DR Rating: DR 7 With Zanarium Coating for Stealth.
The Fifth Expeditionary Fleet has utilized data gained from the Himiko-class Light Escort (the YSS Asamoya) assigned from the First Expeditionary Fleet for joint operations in YE 30. Using a series of shield generators each with a redundant generator that provide alternate coverage on specific regions of the ship when integrity drops below a predetermined percentage. In practice, this allows the active shield generator to bear the brunt of incoming fire while the redundant generator remains on hot standby. As the primary generator drops in integrity, power is then increased to the redundant generator which seamlessly takes over the burden of shielding that portion of the ship, allowing the other generator to once again recharge on standby. As shield piercing/tunneling properties are generally only good to cleave through one layer of energy shielding, the Ionoche can offer up to six layers as a counter.
Damage Rating: 8.
Regenerative Shield Generators
Capable of producing graviton beams and fields which can be used to tow other spacecraft or shuttles. The projector is ineffective against ships using gravitic shielding.
Umbilicals and airlock systems allowing the Ionoche to docking with other Star Army of Yamatai ships.
The bays are distributed more or less evenly around the ship's hull, they are the height of three average deck sections. The combined bays serve for the launch of shuttles and armors. The floor is a glossy, polished black and the walls are made of the typical gray paneling found in most Star Army ships.
Maintenance alcoves line the forward most section of the bays, as well as pilot locker storage and weapon holds for armor weaponry and accessories. In the event of an emergency, blast shutters and force fields can seal the bays off from the rest of the ship.
Each bay can contain approximately 25 Power Armor and 2 shuttles, and has an attached armory. It is protected by a forcefield until unlocked by the CO, PA Commander, or IES, so as not to permit theft of the weapons by the enemy.
Onslaught System is a placeholder until MFY completes MIKO.
The Ionoche houses its AI core in a horizontal reinforced chamber beneath its Main Engineering section. The core chamber is built of solid Yamataium and has two access points; An internal access stair from the maintenance tunnel system beneath Engineering provides on ship access and external hatch doors utilized for base facility conducted maintenance or for emergency ejection procedures. Only qualified technicians, upper fleet flag officers and the ships commander have access to the core chamber or operate the emergency ejection system.
To be utilized if system is compromised or severely damaged:
★ 1 Star Army Escape Pod, Type 30 holds 5 personnel. Other personnel will need to use their power armors and shuttles.
This generator is the most advanced power source NovaCorp/MFY has. It taps into the Quantum of Space-Time foam that makes up the universe, a sea of virtual particles snapping in and out of existence, and wormholes existing for fractions of a second, and takes some of the energy from this. Quantum foam is an amazingly potential source of energy, enough energy to boil all of a planets ocean every second, for every cubic centimeter. However the NovaCorp generator is not up to this level of efficiency, and can only take in a fraction of this energy. However this is offset as the generator does not tap only one centimeter cubed, but several generators each tapping five cubic meters.None of these run on full capacity, in order that if one generator or more is lost the ship can increase the capacity of the other Generators to compensate.
The Type 30 Link Siphon (Retconned)s allow power to be drawn from a star and used by the ship, which also generates Compressed Helium to fill the Compressed Helium Containers for emergency fuel. It continues an ongoingfusion reaction without electromagnetic acceleration, using equidistant pressure instead. Because of this true star-grade fusion, much higher power is delivered when compared to normal artificial nuclear fusion.
These can be found in the four corners of the room.
The Compressed Helium Containers allow the storage of Compressed Helium into tanks for sale, or later reuse. Often, however, they are sold to MFY for civilian use.
It is still true that you have to actually pilot a Power Armor to learn how to use one. However, in areas where such exercises would attract unwanted enemy attention, this may be the best alternative available.
The Power Armor Training Pods are meant to simulate training within a Power Armor, a half-dozen lining the wall of the Power Armor Pod (PAP) Room. These pods not only contain the standard fleshy insert of a Power Armor pod, but false helmets which feed data to the pilot. Also installed are heating, cooling, and force application elements to simulate the environment, various acceleration factors, the force of hits, tactile data, and the recoil of some types of weaponry. Direct interfaces and manual control are all compatible with these units.
This powerful weapon launches a stream of antineutrons at 99% the speed of light at the enemy. The speed of the particles deals significant damage in itself, to shields and matter, and the non-charged nature of the particle means it goes through certain types of charged shield designed to prevent particle beams, with ease. In addition the fact they are anti-particles means they annihilate on contact with matter, causing the matter to either explode due to mutual annihilation, or destabilize. The turrets have a 360 by 150 degree arc.
Location: Spread over the hull of the ship, primarily to fill in the gaps of the Striker Arrays. Primary Purpose: Anti-fighter Secondary Purpose: Anti-starship Damage: 6 (against shields), 7 (against hulls). Range: 6 million miles (after this any damage dealt to shields will be negligible) Rate of Fire: 20RPM Payload 50 canisters per turret. These are slowly restocked.
These launchers are scattered along the hull, and can rotate in a 90 by 90 degree cone. These are meant to disable electrical systems by excessive electron release, as well as to catayze antimatter reactions within enemy ships with Positron stores.
Page originally created January 12, 2008.