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Monitor Class Flag Battleship Model Sheet
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ARMAMENT:
7 triple barreled High Energy Particle Beam turrets
8 Single Barreled Heavy Turbolaser Turrets
45 Twin 88mm Anti-Fighter Point Defense Turrets
2 Axial Mounted 75-100 Megaton Fusion lances
2 Capital Missile/Torpedo Bays with Unspecified Number of Missiles/Torpedoes
1 Full Squadron (16) Snub Fighters
Unknown Combat A.P.U. Capacity
Unknown Battle Satellites
Undisclosed Electronic Warfare Capabilities

VARIANTS/REFITS:
None

COMPLIMENT:
1200 (110 Flight Officers and 180 Gunnery personnel, 16 Combat Pilots) Operating in 4 Shifts. The Monitor Class Battleship also maintains a force of 8 platoons (200 men) of Colonial Marines operating as ships security and emergency ground personnel. The Monitor's interior is broken into Multiple distinct sections - the Crew and Officer areas, and the Troop billets for each platoon. The Crew and officer areas are what one might expect of a combat vessel - cramped, ugly, noisy, and very grey. The Crew are assigned two in a room, in bunked billets resembling a college dorm room. Each room has a single closet that must be shared, and enough space for each crew member to also have a single foot locker of personal items and belongings, a shelf for books and materials, and desk. Each room also has a single wash closet which is shared. The overall layout of the State rooms are like dormitory blocks, The living quarters are broken into levels and blocks, with each block sharing lavatory facilities, shower facilities, and a physical recreation room among 8 to 10 rooms (16 to 20 personnel). A single large cafeteria on each deck serves all of the blocks on a given deck, and doubles as the recreation room or social room when not serving meals. The officers quarters are larger, with independant, private lavatories. There is also a seperate Officers mess, recreation room, and small weight room. The Vessel also maintains a PX and Commisary on the primary cargo and munitions deck that is accessible to all crew. The Monitor class also maintains a single large flight bay with port and starboard launch bays, and a hanger deck below it to house and maintain the ship's fighter squadron, and numerous launches, shuttles, and support craft. The vessel maintains minimal launches and Shuttles for loading and unloading of personnel, supplies, or cargo as well as numerous hard dock points for resupply at larger space facilities or by ship to ship transfer. A number of Construction and Utility A.P.U.s are maintained for in-flight rearming and maintenance purposes. The Monitor is also intended to maintain numerous Airospace A.P.U.s, and/or War-pods. Additionally, the Monitor Class can deploy and coordinate a number of Battle Satellites for point defense, reconnaissance, or special tasks, controlled remotely from stations on the bridge - though at the time of the final construction Battle Satellites are no longer widely used.

HISTORY:
Initial design work on the Flag Battleship first began near the end of the Corporate Insurrections, and at that time the class was penned as the Andromeda III class - this would later be changed to the Monitor Class during development and preconstruction of the first ships of this line. The Monitor class super-battleship represents a significant departure from common E.O.C. design practices prior to and including the Corporate Insurrections, and a whole new era in capital warships. By the End of the Corporate Insurrections the E.O.C. began to see some advantages to the concept of multi-role capital ships, and in the specifications for the new Flag Battleships incorporated some carrier capabilities as well. Additionally the new class of Battleship would mark the E.O.C. moving away from long proven traditional kinetic armaments and focusing on high energy weapons, a watershed moment in the design lineage of E.O.C. naval vessels. With the primary and secondary batteries relying on independent cyclotrons or the ships powerful fusion reactors instead of stored munitions, the Monitor class would need to resupply far less often, and did not need heavy storage of explosive munitions other than Torpedoes, small craft weapons, and the 88mm anti-fighter munitions. The Monitor class of ships could bring a devastating array of firepower to bear on any theatre of war between it's varied weapons arrays and it's fighter compliment, making it a task force in itself. There is little doubt that the Monitor class is a pure warship, and intended to take the combat effectiveness of the E.O.C. naval forces to a whole new level. At the time of this publication, the class is too new to service, and has no distinguishing accolades or history as yet. In Fact the completion of the first of the line, the Pearl Harbor, has just recently finished and entered service, and the sister vessels (Jutland, Midway, and Trafalga) are still under construction at undisclosed locations.
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