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Brobdingnag
Custom Design
Designer
Production information
Manufacturer Boeing Interstellar
Use Bulk Freighter
Type Civilian Spheroid
Tech Base Star League
Introduced 2698
Technical specifications
Mass 48,500 tons
Structural Integrity
Length 100 meters
Width meters
Height meters
Drive System Star League V450
Safe Thrust
Maximum Thrust
Fuel
Burn Rate
Armament

15 x Medium Lasers
4 x Large Lasers
3 x LRM 20s

Armor Ferro-Aluminum
Crew 60
Passengers
Heat Sinks 75
BV (1.0)
BV (2.0)




DescriptionEdit

The Brobdingnag was the first - and last - commercial dropship designed by O'Reilly Design. Although moderately successful in designing exclusive, one-of-a-kind private yachts for the wealthy, O'Reilly Design decided to attempt an ill-advised foray into the commercial market after a dinner party where its CEO was convinced that the Star League Navy desperately needed a huge bulk freighter.

Although rather under-armed for a military transport, the Brobdingnag made up for it with cargo - it would be the largest dropship capable of landing on a planetary surface until the introduction of the Mammoth in 2808.

While it proved to be a reliable and durable design, the Brobdingnag's major flaw became apparent as early as 2700, when engineers at the Federated-Boeing Interstellar plant at Galax began complaining that the design was badly flawed, since any major engine overhaul would require large sections of the hull - including some structural members - to be removed. When the SLDF investigated, they immediately tried to halt production.

However, it quickly became aarent that the CEO, Jason O'Reilly, had an extaordinarily-capable legal team, who had gotten a "guaranteed build" clause slipped into the contract, that was upheld in court. The SLDF was thus forced to take delivery of three hundred vessels which - until they required major maintenance - performed their design function flawlessly.

No Brobdingnag's are known to have survived the First Succession War.

ArmamentEdit

CargoEdit

37,850.00 tons

VariantsEdit

None.

ReferencesEdit

"Drake's Demon's, Book 1"

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