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Heavy Cruiser (XMC)
Glorious Heritage Class

Platform Overview:
The Glorious Heritage class Heavy Cruiser is the bright star of the High Guard fleet. As the most visible symbol of the reach and power of the Commonwealth, command of these vessels is reserved for the best and the brightest. Capable of high-endurance, independent operations, the Heavy Cruiser nonetheless operates most often as the central component of an HCBG. They are ideally suited for interplanetary combat, although they can play a significant role in planetary strike operations and logistics support for the HCBG as a whole. In addition, XMCs are often called upon to perform disaster relief and refugee support operations due to their spacious interiors and ability to ferry large quantities of emergency supplies and additional personnel. During peacetime, XMCs are most often tasked with independent intergalactic exploration, charting and documenting the star systems of the Local Cluster. They are also the preferred platform for first contact missions, given their formidable combat capabilities and their ability to operate without a battlegroup - often critical to assuring potential Commonwealth members that the High Guard comes in peace.

Physical Characteristics:
Length: 1301m
Beam: 976m
Height: 325m
Inertial Mass: 96,408,876kg
Max Speed: Classified

Ship's Complement: 4132
Officer/Enlisted: 1/11

PAS-37Q System Search Sensor (Phased Array)
HSS-114D Hyper Spectral
AIS-117M Advanced Imaging Sensor (Synthetic Aperture/Moving Target Indicator)
AIS-117I Advanced Imaging Sensor (Inverse Synthetic Aperture)
ES/A-9R Electronic Support and Attack Measure Suite

Combat Systems:
40 ELS missile tubes
12 PDL 50Mw turrets
12 AP cannons
36 RF-42 Centaur tactical fighters
76 RA-26 Shrike strike fighters
12 AF/A-29 Phoenix atmospheric attack craft
16 ES-115 Oracle heavy sensor/attack drones
8 ES-14 Janus light sensor/attack drones
6 Radiating Counter Measure generators
1 AI command and control entity

Standard Armament:
OM-5 standard offensive kinetic kill missiles
DM-5 standard defensive kinetic kill missiles
PM-6 Star Arrow smart anti-ship missiles
PM-6L Strategic Star Arrow smart anti-ship missiles (extended range variant)
PM-6LII Strategic Star Arrow multiple independent kill vehicle (MIKV) variant
SAPM-6III Strike Arrow surface attack variant
Nova Bombs

Operational Capability Ratings:
9 8 10 10 9 5 9 9
5 8 7 8 10 10 4



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