Trojan Class

OVERVIEW

The Trojan landing ship is a multirole runabout derived from the Mississippi Class runabout. The Mississippi was originally intended to replace the long-serving Danube Class runabout, but was below average for scientific research purposes, but the hardy nature of the Mississippi's space frame and superior atmospheric flight profile made it attractive to Starfleet's Special Operations Command. After a number of specialized upgrades, the Trojan Class Landing Ship was approved


SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Length : 19 meters
Beam : 10 meters
Draft : 5.5 meters
Hull : Tritanium/Duranium composite

WEAPONS SYSTEMS
Standard Phaser arrangement :
One Type IV emitter, Port amidships.
One Type IV emitter, Starboard amidships.
Phaser Cannon- Top ( w. dedicated Fusion Generator)
One Support Phaser, Rear., above rear ramp
One Phaser Cannon, retractable fore turret
- (Horizontal arc +/- 135 Degrees, vertical arc + 10 to - 55 Degrees)
- (Must be retracted during transonic atmospheric flight)
Sensors Extend to Short and Intermediate Range.

DEFENSIVE SYSTEMS
The Trojan class has a version of the Multi-phasic shielding fitted to the experimental Mako class fighter, providing excellent protection. However the shields can drain power reserves quickly in a combat situation, meaning that the shields can degrade very rapidly under sustained fire. At high warp, power drain is such that shields must be switched from multi-phasic to standard. The Trojan has 5mm ablative armor plate mounted to protect flight critical systems.

The Trojan also carries a highly classified long and short range sensor masking emitter that allows the ship to mimic not only the multiphasic sensor profile of a number of starships, fighters, space debris, or satellites, but also the visual profile as well.

PROPULSION
Warp Drive Type : M/ARA (Matter/Antimatter Reaction Assembly) with Dilithium crystal booster.
Impulse Drive Type : Standard
Velocity : Mach 10 in atmosphere
Impulse: .25c Full Impulse speed. (.83c maximum thrust)
Standard Cruise Speed : Warp 3 (for 72 hours)
Maximum Cruise Speed : Warp 4 (for 36 hours)
Maximum Speed : Warp 4.8 (sustainable for 2 hours)
Maximum Emergency (Boosted) Speed : Warp 9.5 for 90 Seconds (see below).

INTERNAL LAYOUT
Inline cockpit, Tactical behind Conn. (Tactical or Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) normally vacant) Short passage to troop compartment containing emergency 3 man Transporter and small replicator. Troop compartment has 12 standing troop positions with hard-point harnesses and a Lower Boarding Hatch (LBH). There is also a wide ramp/door at the rear of the compartment for conventional planetary exits.

FEATURES OVERVIEW
One of the Trojans most unique systems is its LBH. Through it's Modular Universal Air Lock, the LBH is able to connect to previously unknown styles of docking rings. For forced boardings, the LBH has high powered plasma torches to breach an enemy hull, force field generators, and sealant dispensers to create a quick, stable seal. This allows personnel to enter directly into the enemy ship when transport is not an option. Rapid Sealing Mechanisms are included to seal the breach, as to prevent explosive decompression if the Trojan has to make a quick withdrawal from the boarded craft. The pilot can override these functions, but this is thoroughly discouraged. The LBH is capable of effecting 2-4 breaches before requiring maintenance and sealant replenishment, depending on the targeted ships hull material

The Trojan is fitted with a sophisticated AI similar to the experimental model currently fitted to Mako fighters, which has allowed the standard crew to be lowered to one pilot. The AI normally controls weapons fire, but the flight crew is provided with a secondary tactical position behind the Conn position, if the AI is not functioning. The AI was designed solely for operation with the Trojan's systems and cannot be removed.

The Dilithium crystals are mounted within an amplification matrix and can be boosted to produce huge amounts of power. The amplifiers are capable of raising the max speed up to Warp 9.5 for up to 90 seconds, but can only be used twice before crystal degradation occurs. Faster-than-light travel is impossible after two uses of the amplification system and the Trojan requires full crystal replacement usually after a single use. The Trojan has been designed to make this easy, and the crystals can be replaced in field conditions. It takes a well trained repair team approximately 30 minutes to replace the crystals. The crystal booster reactant must also be replaced at the same time, but this takes about 5 minutes and can be accomplished easily as well. After sustained use of the amplifier in testing and operationally, the core has been known to destabilize easily, which can lead to a catastrophic containment breach. To avoid this, the Core must be reconditioned after no more than six uses of the amplifier. Reconditioning takes about 4 hours aboard a starbase, and up to 24 hours about a starship. The comparatively short endurance is not seen as a handicap for the Trojan's intended uses.