Bhantkara-class carrier

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Bhantkara
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Type Carrier
Manufacturer Kilrathi


The Bhantkara-Class Carrier is a class of fleet carrier that was active with the Kilrathi Empire during the second half of the thirty-five year Terran-Kilrathi War.

Class Overview

Bhantkara-Class Carrier Target Designation, circa 2669.

The Bhantkara was designed with the typical purpose of any fleet carrier: To serve as the mothership of the Empire's various battle fleets and to lead assaults against enemy fleets and planets during offensive operations. The Bhantkara was a large, formidable warship well-matched against Terran assaults thanks to its large starfighter complement, but nonetheless flew with escorts.

By 2669, the Kilrathi's carrier fleet far outstripped that of the Terran Confederation, whose numerous carrier losses made necessary the reactivation of obsolete vessels to replace their more modern vessels.

History

At least one Bhantkara served as an escort for Crown Prince Thrakhath nar Kiranka's personal flagship as of 2669, the KIS Hvar'kann. During the Battle of Ariel that year, Colonel Christopher Blair encountered two Bhantkara-Class Carriers in separate engagements, and destroyed both of them in an effort to ensure the safety of the TCS Victory. Blair also destroyed a third such carrier during the Battle of Freya later that same year.

Notable Vessels

  • KIS Karga (later rechristened into FRLS Mjollnir)

Specifications

Class: Carrier
Length: 920 meters
Mass: 100,000 metric tonnes
Max Velocity: 130 kps
Cruise Velocity: 100 kps
Acceleration: 10 k/s^2
Max Y/P/R: 5/5/5 deg/s
Fore Shield: 2000 cm equivalent
Aft Shield: 2000 cm equivalent
Front Armor: 1000 cm
Right Armor: 1000 cm
Left Armor: 1000 cm
Rear Armor: 1000 cm
Guns: 8 Laser Turrets
Fighter Complement: Unknown