Leviathan-class carrier

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Leviathan
Profile-leviathan.jpg
Type Carrier
Primary User Nephilim
General Characteristics
Spacecraft Carried several hundred
Performance
Maximum Yaw 6 dps
Maximum Pitch 6 dps
Maximum Roll 5 dps
Acceleration 25 k/s2
Rotational Acceleration 3 dps2
Velocity
Maximum 65 kps
Armament
Turrets
Turreted Maser (14)

Turreted Medusa (14)

Defense
Armor
Engine 2000 DP
Engine Shield Emitter 800 DP
Bridge 2800 DP
Bridge Shield Emitter 800 DP
Launcher 1 2000 DP
Launcher 2 2000 DP
Launcher Shield Emitter 800 DP
Turreted Maser 600 DP each
Turreted Medusa 800 DP each
Source Origin's Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy



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Mission Appearances

Origin's Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy

This carrier is one of the midrange Alien ships, measuring approximately as large as the Midway. The Leviathan is not a vessel noted for its own offensive capabilities, and carries no anti-ship armament of its own, other than the large number of launch tubes for a variety of alien fighters.

The sheer number of fighters and interceptors that it carries is daunting -- as many as several hundred fighters might be internally docked, ready to be launched. It is also a dual-purpose craft, delivering them to locations that would otherwise be out of range.

The notable feature about the Leviathan is that beneath its formidable shields it has rather flimsy armor. Once its shields have been knocked out, it isn't that difficult for a cap ship to puncture its hull, especially on the vulnerable fore and aft quadrants. There are shield emitters for the engines, the bridge and the launchers, and if any of these can be destroyed, the ship is a much easier target. WHile the goal of attacking any carrier is to destroy it before the majority of the fighters are launched, its a real trick to do that under combat conditions.

Wing Commander: Secret Ops

Mission Appearances

shipsalien.doc

CV - 5 Leviathan
CARRIER
MESH NAME:OSPREY.IFF
Mission Role: The type of missions this ship was built for
Cloaking: No
Jump Capable: Yes
Max Speed: 170 kps
Max Y/P/R: 10/10/10 dps
Acceleration: 21 kps2
ESM: Yes
Radar: 60000
ID Sensor: Unknown
Shield Strength Fore/Aft/Port/Starboard: 2100/2100/2500/2500 cm equiv.
Shield Recharge Rate: 600 cm equiv.
Armor Strength Fore/Aft/Port/Starboard: 1100/1100/1500/1500 cm
Guns: 15 anti-fighter Laser turret, 15X flak cannon, 3X anti fighter Ion turret
Missiles: 6X anti-fighter missile installations
Follow rules for: Wing Prophecy Sized (larger) - Cap Ships.
Constituent parts: Engines, Bridge, Hangar bays, Turrets, Radar, Con Towers, all weapons.
Shield Emitters for: Engines, Bridge, Hangar Bays.
Target ID: Osprey Carrier
Length: approx. 960 meters
Width: unknown
Mass: 120,000 metric tonnes
Description: The alien carrier is large, roughly the size of TCS Midway, and sports frightening anti-fighter defenses. It bristles with launch tubes for all types of alien fighters, but carries no anti-shipping armaments of its own. The number of fighters embarked may be as high as several hundred, and at times the ship might also serve as a mobile base for fast attack craft. It is well-shielded but lightly armored, and therefore extremely vulnerable to torpedo attack once its shields have been compromised.

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