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Name: Reliant class
Type: Battlecruiser
Affiliation: RMN logo small boxcolored Star Kingdom of Manticore
Date Introduced: ~ 1900 PD
Mass: 881,250 tons
Length: 713 m
Beam: 91 m
Draught: 81 m
Acceleration: 488.6 G
(515.5 G maximum)
Crew: 2105
– 151 Officers
– 1362 Enlisted
– 592 Marines
Power: 3 Isler GM-4R Fusion Reactors
Electronics: AN/SPG-29/b gravitic detection array

AN/SR-14a Phased radar array
AN/SL-14a Lidar array
AN/CAT-23b(64) fire control
AN/CDT-19(40) defensive fire control

Armament: 52 Mod 7b missile launchers

16 Mk73 105 cm lasers
2 Mk49 127 cm lasers
16 Mk15 140 cm grasers
32 Mod 5b countermissile launchers
32 Mk16(6) point defense lasers

Magazines: 1352 Mk13 anti-ship missiles

9632 Mk21 countermissiles
10 Mk36 EW drones

Auxiliary Craft: 4 Mk28 Condor-class pinnaces

2 Mk9 Albatross-class shuttles
4 C3 Dakota-class cutters

The Reliant class was the Royal Manticoran Navy's most modern class of battlecruisers during the early stages of the First Havenite-Manticoran War.

Origins and design notes Edit

Built at the turn of the 20th Century PD, the Reliant-class battlecruisers were regarded as among the most advanced and powerful vessels in their classification, even surpassing the contemporary Sultan-class ships of the People's Republic of Haven, and still maintained superiority over the later Warlord-class developed by Haven. (HH3, HH7)

Ships in the later batches of the class incorporated faster-than-light communication systems during their construction, instead of being refitted with them after the fact. The class was equipped with the newest generation of GSN-designed inertial compensator.

The Reliant-class incorporated a private gym for use by a flag officer and their staff, which included a swimming pool that formed part of the consumable water supply.(HH3)

By 1920 PD, and despite the relative youth of the Reliants, they were regarded as obsolete and unsuitable in the modern, missile pod-heavy naval battlefield and some were actually decommissioned, but the resumption of hostilities with the Republic of Haven forced the Navy to retain them and recommission those that had been retired. (HH10, HH11)

The Grayson Space Navy named them the Hill class. ("House of Steel")

Technical specifications Edit

A Reliant-class battlecruiser's power requirements needed two of the three fusion reactors. (HH3)

Armament scheme Edit

  • upper deck: M-M-L-M-L-M-G-M-G-M-M-G-M-G-M-G-M-L-M-L-M-M
  • lower deck: :M-M-L-M-L-M-G-M-G-M-G-M-G-M-G-M-L-M-L-M-M

Known ships of the class Edit

Reliant Class

Port view of HMS Nike

Reliant class emission signature

Energy signature of the Reliant class

Derivates Edit

The Raoul Courvosier-class, in service with the Grayson Space Navy since 1905 PD, was based on the Reliant-class. (HH4)

References Edit

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