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USS Thunderchild

USS Thunderchild- Specifications
Crew Manifest

Here follows the Technical Specifications of the USS Thunderchild, and all Akira Class Vessels.


Type: Heavy Cruiser
Commissioned: 2365 - PRESENT
Production 25 Per Year
Unit Run:
USS Akira
(USS Apache)
(USS Brazas)
(USS Courageous)
(USS Crusader)
(USS Eclipse)
(USS Falcon)
(USS Gallant)
(USS Inferno)
(USS Jarl
(USS Jupiter)
(USS Koh)
(USS Meer)
(USS Minotaur)
(USS Norris)
(USS Pathfinder)
(USS Rhodes)
(USS Timberwolf)
(USS Trojan)
(USS Washington)

USS Admiral Nimmo
USS Americana
USS Androsia
USS Armageddon
USS Avondale
USS Bishop
USS Bonaparte
USS Cairo
USS Cambrian
USS Claymore
USS Colorado
USS Coral Sea
USS Darius
USS Faranth
USS Geneva
USS Gladius
USS Goliath
USS Gryphon
USS Honshu
USS Hotspur
USS Icarus
USS Intervention
USS Inverness
USS Jaganath
USS Japan
USS Jefferson
USS Kearsarge
USS Leonard J. McCoy
USS Martinez
USS Mathias
USS Maxwell
USS Merlin
USS Minneapolis
USS Montgomery
USS Morningstar
USS Nagasaki
USS Nordhaus
USS Nostromo
USS Peerless
USS Rabin
USS Resilient
USS Resolution
USS Saeba
USS Schindler
USS Seattle
USS Shangri La
USS Shoho
USS Sin-you
USS Spector
USS Spirit
USS Stalingrad
USS Sumter
USS Sunfire
USS Templar
USS Theodore
USS Thunderbird
USS Thunderchild
USS Tornado
USS Trinity
USS Venerable
USS Verite
USS Victory
USS Virgil
USS Winchester
USS Zhukov
plus 91 others. 62 have been destroyed.
Mass: 3,055,000 tons
Crew: 500; 4,500 evacuation limit
Propulsion: One cochrane warp core feeding two warp nacelles; two subatomic unified energy impulse engines
Armament: 4 x Type X phaser arrays
6 x Pulse fire Photon torpedo tubes + 3000 torpedoes 
Defense Systems: Auto-modulated high capacity regenerative shield system
Standard Duranium/Tritanium double hull plus 5.4 cm high density armor
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Capabilities: Normal Cruise : Warp Factor 6
Maximum Cruise : Warp Factor 9.3
Maximum Rated : Warp Factor 9.8 for twelve hours
Hull Life: 80 years
Refit Cycle: Minor : 1 year 
Standard : 5 years 
Major : 20 years
Dimensions: Length : 464.43 m
Beam : 316.67 m 
Height : 87.43 m
Decks : 15
Shuttle Compliment: shuttle bays: 2
shuttles: 4 Type 8 Shuttles, 2 Type 9 shuttles, 1 type 11 shuttle, and 1 type 14 shuttle
attack fighters: 6 x Hawk-Class or 12 Rogue-Class fighters
runabouts: 2 Danube Class, 1 Delta Flyer-Class, 1 Avalanche Class, 1 Prevaricate-Class

Deck Layout
C Photon torpedo bays, Sensor Array 11 General accommodations, Lounge 11 (senior personnel).
B Phaser bank 1. Torpedo Storage 12 Senior Officers quarters, first officer's (XO) office.
A Phaser bank 2., Torpedo Storage, Maintenance 13 SFMC Officers & NCO quarters, special weapons bay, battle bridge.
1 Bridge, observation lounge, staging room, Captain's ready room. 14 Security offices, Transporter room 1.
2 Transporter Room 2, Captain's quarters. 15 Brig, security mess hall.
3 Strategic Command, Stellar Cartography, upper weapons locker. 16 Environmental support suite.
4 Trial Chambers, guest quarters, transporter room 3.Topside rec rooms, exercise suites. 17 Science suites, Cargo bays 11 through 15.
5 Sensor suite, tactical offices. Operations Offices, communications lounge. 18 Cargo bays 1 through 10.
6 Sickbay, infirmary, medical research labs. Torpedo storage bay, transporter room 4. 19 Computer core, Shuttlebay 1 (right side), Shuttlebay 2 (left side).
7 Senior Officer's quarters, forward phaser bank 3 & 4, forwards torpedo bays.. 20 Engineering section 1, anti-matter storage.
8 Mess hall, holodecks 1 through 4. 21 Engineering section 2.
9 Senior NCO quarters. 22 Warp core.
10 General accommodations, Messhall, CaptainsMess.

With 25 new vessels being turned out a year since 2365, the pride of the Fleet is the Akira Class Heavy Cruiser. New vessels off the line sport a dozen attack craft in its throughdeck hangar and fifteen torpedo tubes , making the Akira Class the most lethal fighting vessel ever to serve in the Federation, more so than the Prometheus Class Tactical Assault Cruiser and the new Defiant Class Escort vessels. Fast, maneuverable, and sturdy, sixteen ships alone were lost to the Dominion War.

In 2362 the Idaho Variant of the Eagle Class was developed, which can carry over twice the fighter compliment and delivers Starfleet planetary assault ships. However, the Akira has proven over and over in simulations that capital ship power always wins out over fighter attack capabilities. This philosophy was enhanced during the Battle for DS9 during the Dominion War, when wave after wave of Peregrine attack fighters were annihilated by Dominion cruiser formations. The Akira's heavy armament, defensive armor, and sheer mass mark it as the preferred ship of the line of the Federation Starfleet. Presently, one hundred and five are serving throughout Federation Space, and no end is presently scheduled in the production life of the Akira Class.

With the first Cardassian war beginning, Starfleet ordered new weapons designs to be tested and new ships to be built. The Akira Class was one of the first ships to be fitted with the new systems being tested. These included the rapid -fire photon torpedo launchers, the Type X phaser banks, and the starship separation system.

The prototype photon torpedo launchers were located only in the aft weapons module in case of a malfunction in the rapid injection system, protecting key systems such as the computer core, and more importantly, the warp core from danger of an internal explosion. If a malfunction occurs, the torpedo will detonate inside the ship.

Compared with the Active production vessels, the Separation sequence was very different, seen by the designers as more of a escape option rather than two separate functional starships. This is shown in the design that the main bridge is located on the saucer, with no bridge in the Stardrive section. The drive section could be controlled from main engineering if necessary.

The tests of the new systems proved successful, especially in the rapid-fire photon launchers and a forth launcher was added into the saucer section as currently seem.

The Akira-class starship is classified as an Light Cruiser starship. It is designed for deep-space exploration and defensive missions. Its advanced armament also make it a formidable warship. It includes the new Type-XII phasers and Mark-X quantum torpedoes in addition to photon torpedoes and Tricobalt explosives.

The Akira utilizes a new, more efficient warp design that allows it to safely travel at warp speeds without damaging subspace. It also features the bio-circuitry and gel packs developed and refined in the Intrepid-class starships.

In 2373, the Borg began an invasion of the Federation and a Borg cube set a direct course for Sector 001, Earth. Four Akira-class starships, including the USS Akira and the USS Thunderchild NCC-63549, were part of Admiral Hayes' fleet. Along with the new Sovereign-class USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E, they were instrumental in stopping the Borg vessel from assimilating Earth. They also played a major part in the Dominion war in 2374.

Different modules available for rollbar pod:
Weapons Module - It contains, 3 Quantum, 4 Photon, and 1 Tri-Cobalt Torpedo Launchers. It has 450 Photon, 300 Quantum, and 12 Tri-Cobalt Torpedoes.

Habitat Module - The Habitat Module is used when transporting colonists or troops. It has room for 500 people and their belongings.

Troop Transport Module - This is a very mission-specific module. It has room for 300 Ground Troops, a command HQ, and a subspace relay with Starfleet Command.

Medical Triage Module - This very useful module is a completely sealed off hospital. It has operating rooms, and ICU, medical labs, and it all runs off its own power, thus minimizing the risk of spread of infectious disease.

Shield Module - A heavily armored module in itself, it includes extra shield generators, and metaphasic shield generators, thus insuring the ship con go almost anywhere freely.

Cargo Module - The Cargo Module is just that. It is big and bulky, but it adds and extra 100,000 metric tons to the cargo capacity of the ship.

Diplomatic module - For special operations, this small module is attached. It has quarters for 50 people, negotiating rooms, and a small entertainment center. It is designed to be a neutral area where negotiations can be staged.

Science Module - The Module itself is nothing more then a big bundle of sensors with a hull and connects Gamma welded to it. It makes a science ship's sensor array look like a tricorder.