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Atmospheric Attack Carrier
Role: Assault carrier
Length: 1,000m
Beam: 750m
Draft: 250m
Mass: 74,160,673 kg
Crew Complement: 3,700
Auxiliary Craft:
  • 24 RF-42 Centaur tactical fighters
  • 72 AF/A-29 Phoenix atmospheric attack craft
  • 8 ES-15 Janus light sensor / attack drones
  • 24 AES-111 Odin atmospheric sensor / C2 drones
Drive/Computer Systems
Power Plant: Antiproton Fusion Reactors
Sensor Systems:
  • PAS-37Q System Search Sensor (Phased Array)
  • HSS-114D Hyper-Spectral Scanner (EO)
  • 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:
Standard Armaments:
  • OM-5 standard offensive kinetic kill missiles
  • DM-5 standard defensive kinetic kill missiles
  • PM-6 Star Arrow smart anti-ship missiles
  • SAPM-6III Strike Arrow surface attack variant
Chronological and General Info
Era(s): Systems Commonwealth
Faction: Systems Commonwealth

OverviewEdit

The Atmospheric Attack Carrier, also known as an AAC, serves as the Group Operational Commander for a Planetfall Readiness Group during battlegroup operations. The AAC primary combat role is to destroy hostile tactical aircraft and defensive stations on the ground. It ensures that the skies are clear for dropships and other endo/exo-atmospheric craft during beach-head establishment, provides close air support for the Lancer Corps on the ground, and destroys hostile ground forces in the interdiction zone.

In addition, the AAC provides air traffic control for the Planetfall Readiness Group and directs all High Guard movement onto the objective. Although it is nearly as large as an Glorious Heritage Class, the space on board an AAC is devoted almost entirely to hangar space and crew quarters as well as crew support. As a result, the AAC has limited value as a non-combat support ship aside from directing ship-to-surface relief operations from other platforms.

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