Devastator Class Battleship

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Devastator Class Battleship

 

Armament:

Main Guns 216

Secondary Guns 464

Tertiary Guns 1512

Missile Tubes 300

Energy Shielding: Primary Shielding

 

Propulsion:

Sublight Propulsion:  Plasma thrusters, Plasma Main Drive Units

Faster than light drive (FTL drive):  Dimensional phase drive

 

Ship’s dimensions:

Length 3900m

Width 1300m

Height 1100m

Municipal Shuttle and landing craft Hanger

 

Crew Complement: 5000 dedicated to ships operations

 

Ships Power: Fusion Power

 

The Devastator Class battleship, produced by Galacia Designs, took the bulk of the lessons learned from the new Augustine and Dominator classes. While the Devastator Class has less firepower than the Augustine class battleships, it has better hull armor, shielding, and power plants. Galacia packed the design with 8 smaller fusion reactors instead of the 6 larger reactors found in the Augustine class to give a better power redundancy so the ship had the potential to supply more power to shields and weapons. This gave the ship better endurance so it could stay in a fight longer. While the Devastator ship class was shorter than the Augustine Class battleship, it had a similar mass due to the compact nature of the design. While compact, the Devastator Class had better maneuverability, more like the Dominator Class battlecruiser, despite its stocky, bulky-looking appearance.

 

To gain the improvements for the Devastator Class, Galacia Designs sacrificed function over crew comfort. Therefore, ships of the class are very compact and cramped to serve on, making every spare centimeter count. One of the main reasons for the Devastator design was not so much to overcome the handling shortcomings of the Augustine class, but to come up with a ship that was cheaper to build and where losses could be easily replaced in time of war.

 

Like the Atlas class Cruiser the Devastator Class was considered nose heavy. Adding excessive nose and bow armor was a trait that Galacia designs was known for. In the case of the Atlas and Devastator class they had double the amount of bow armor which did give the ships an edge in battle.