The Skar Forscher III Class is a dedicated long rang, long duration deep space exploration craft. In this role, it is equiped with extensive sensor and science capacities. The craft carries a large extended range shuttle craft and several hundred drones.
Skar Forscher III Class
Length: 850 m
Maximum Beam: 200 m
Total Volume: 278,570,000 m3 (19,897,857.1 hydrogen displacement tons)
Defensive Weaponry: 1 x 5.6 mW point defense laser; 16 x 90 mm point defense chain guns, 2 missile bays (100 assorted missiles)
Hull: 250 cm of advaced composites
Primary Propulsion: Heim-Dröscher-Häuser Gravitophotonic Hyperspace Drive
Secondary Propulsion: 20 chemical maneuvering rockets
Primary Power Generation: 6 x 585 mW D-T fusion reactors
Secondary Power Generation: 200 proton exchange membrane fuel cells, generating 12 kWs each, for a total of 14.4 mWs, lithium polymer batteries generating 20 mWh
Fuel: 3000 tons of Hydrogen, distributed in 20 alkali-modified fullerene nanotube lattice hydrogen fuel bays.
Maximum Acceleration (linear, in open space): 2.7 Gs
Cruising Acceleration (linear, in open space): 1 G
Maximum Deceleration (linear, in open space): 1.7 Gs
Hull: The outermost layer of the hull is a 50 cm layer of ablative foarm. This is followed by 20 cm layer of armor quality polyethylene. Next is 20 cm of foam steel alloy, reinforced with embedded carbide whiskers, and a ceramic matrix, also reinforced with embedded carbide whiskers, in 5 sandwiched layers . This is backed with a 150 cm layer of foam titanium alloy reinforced with embedded carbide whiskers. The innermost layer is a spalling shield made up of 10 1 cm sheets of 2-D weave boron filament, bioweave, and polyethylene fiber. The combined elements have a total Specific Strength* (MPa-cm3/g) of 4500 (30 times that of RHA steel armor).