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Artist's impression of the Colossus Class

The Colossus Class Carrier was designed as a replacement for the Imperial Navy's Wasp class carriers. Nuclear powered, its standard displacement is to be 65,000tonnes and to carry 40 aircraft. It will come in two variants, namely one with a well deck, which could be outfitted to carry aircraft, and one without one. The well deck variant is also outfitted to carry troops and vehicles, so that the ship can function both as a carrier and a LHA. It was designed with MacMillian and will also be produced for the PeZookian navy at the Shroomanian Shipyards, and for the NFT Navy at the NFT Shipyards. Constantinople Shipyards will produce 3 carriers for the Imperial Navy.

DescriptionEdit

The Ship will be powered by two PWR reactors (900MWt each), though Molten Salt reactors may be explored for the second and third vessel. Power delivered will be sufficient to drive the ship at 33 knots through an electric drive. Superconductor alternators will be used to en It will use a new thruster pod system in addition to the standard twin screw arrangement to allow it greater maneuverability. A pair of back-up 60MW turbines will give the ship additional power in the event of loss of main power. 


Like any respectable carrier, the carrier will have an angled deck to allow for both take off and landing operations and to allow CATOBAR operation of aircraft such as the MiG LFMS and the Su-53. The carriers are expected to perform a variety of roles, such as ASW, and to provide aerial support for beach landings. Versatility is the key watch word here.

The defensive suite consists of the S-500F system. The weapons array is modular, with the option of up to 32 Byzantine UVLS cells (up to 256 S-500-D/E missiles), at the cost of some aircraft support. 16 Byzantine UVLS cells can be installed without any cost to air wing. It will also be protected by a total of 12 CIWS systems, including 6 120KW FEL/Fiber laser defence systems, and 6 gun/missile systems, such as the Byzantine Heavy Industries dual 30mm ETC/BRAM-1 system.

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