Sivar-class dreadnought

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Sivar
Wc1sivar.jpg
Type Dreadnought
Primary User Empire of Kilrah
General Characteristics
Length 550 meters
Mass 25,000 tonnes
Performance
Maximum Yaw 1 dps
Maximum Pitch 1 dps
Maximum Roll 1 dps
Velocity
Cruise 150 kps
Maximum 200 kps
Armament
Turrets
Turreted Lasers (6)
Default Missile Loadout
Claw IR (Quanity Unknown)
Components
Jump Drive Yes
Defense
Shields
Fore 27 cm equivalent
Aft 17 cm equivalent
Armor
Front 28 cm
Rear 14 cm
Right 26 cm
Left 26 cm
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Sivar-class Target Identification, circa 2654.



Sivar-class as seen in Super Wing Commander.

History

The Sivars were a family of dreadnoughts manufactured by the Kilrathi Empire since at least the 2500s.

The first Sivar-class dreadnoughts entered service before the beginning of the Terran-Kilrathi War. Notoriously fast for a battleship, the Sivar-class could deliver a large amount of soldiers and munitions into battle quickly. For that reason, Sivars served as the centerpiece of nearly every Kilrathi task force through to the end of the Vega Sector Campaign. Over 700 were produced. The Terran Confederation managed to capture several original Sivar-class ships, including an unarmed ship in dry dock during the Epsilon Initiative. All Eight Noble Clans build and staff Sivar-class ships.

A notable variant of the Sivar-class design is the Sivar-class ship which destroyed the Goddard Colony. Armed with an experimental Proton Accelerator Gun, the Sivar and her support fleet crossed the border and completely destroyed the human colony. The TCS Tiger's Claw pursued the ship and her fleet, eliminating them all in daring act of vengeance. During a series of secret missions, four Bengal carrier groups attacked and destroyed the shipyards which produced the weapon.

A third Sivar variant, based on the hull of the colony-destroying weapon, served as a pocket carrier in limited roles.

The Secret Missions

Mission Appearances

Conversational References

Class: Dreadnought
Length: 550 meters
Mass: 25,000 metric tonnes
Max Velocity: 200 kps
Cruise Velocity: 150 kps
Acceleration: Poor
Max Y/P/R: 1/1/1 dps
Fore Shield: 27.0 cm
Aft Shield: 27.0 cm
Front Armor: 28.0 cm
Right Armor: 26.0 cm
Left Armor: 26.0 cm
Rear Armor: 14.0 cm
Guns: Single mounted turreted laser (6)
Dual mounted Turreted Laser (15)
Triple mounted turreted laser (5)
Proton Accelerator Gun (1)
Missiles: Claw IR (2)
Fighter Complement: 20
Crew: 300
Service Entry: 2654


Official Authorized Wing Commander Confederation Handbook

Sivar-Class Dreadnought
Length 825 meters
Mass 61,000 tonnes
Max Velocity 200 KPS
Cruise Velocity 100 KPS
Booster Pod Fuel {{{booster fuel}}}
Guns 23 Point-Defense

6 Turreted Lasers

Missiles 12 Torpedo Tubes
Armor Fore and aft meson shields

28 cm fore/18 cm rear armor
26 cm port/starboard armor

Fighter Complement Fighter Complement



The Sivar class is believed to predate the Terran/Kilrathi conflict. It is the premier main battle ship in the Kilrathi Fleet, and a Sivar can be found at the heart of almost all Kilrathi task forces. More than 700 distinct Sivar-class vessels have been identified in action. It is the closest thing the Kilrathi have to a carrier in the Confed sense of the term, and carries hangar space for up to 150 fighters. Its missile capacity, by contrast, is rather limited,and is confined mostly to ship-to-ship torpedoes.

The Sivar class has exceptionally powerful impulse engines, making it the fastest large battleship currently in space. This speed, combined with its copious and efficient carrier capacity, provides its major strategic asset; the Sivar class can move quickly into position and launch a fighter strike on its objective, then move rapidly to a new assignment.

The Sivar class is believed to require a crew of 300, plus an additional 300 warriors for fighter and marine operations. The configuration and capacity of the Sivar class is quite well known, due to the fact that several have been captured largely intact over the years (most notably, an unarmed but otherwise completely functional ship taken in dry-dock early in the Epsilon initiative). Sivar-class warships have been observed with the markings of all the major clans, but increasingly they're being disproportionately seen with imperial clan markings, indicating the ongoing centralization of strategic forces under the Emperor himself.