Khimcho Class Cruiser

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Flag State: Gohorn Directorate
Civilian Ship: No
Type: Battle Cruiser
Purpose: Forward Assault

Key Figures

Length: 3,680 m
Width: 1,840 m
Height: 1,840 m
Crew: 850
Compartment: 25

Comparative Ratings


Basic Description

Description of the Ship:

The Khimcho class was designed to be the workhorse of the Gohorn fleet as the Lamorn and Asadan class vessels were starting to become a little out of date.

It was hoped that a large fleet of the Khimcho's could be built within a short period of time, the political belligerence of the Terran Democratic Republic in the halls of the OIP was increasing.

Hastened in to production, the Khimcho vessels were built quickly to supplement and eventually replace the Lamorns and Asadans.

It is smaller and more compact than the Garboteen, with fewer luxuries. But its weapons are still very powerful, almost as powerful as the Garboteen Light Battleship.

Construction Details

Construction Site(s): Gohorn Battleship Facility, Ragtarntos: Krallen System
First Commission: 487.03.09 (3rd of September, 2487)

Faster-than-Light Drive System

Vortex Drive Manufacturer: Gohorn Engineering Corps (GEC), Gohorn Prime
Vortex Engine Model: Variable Geometry ATKJ/OOPIU-K-III Class
Normal Cruising Speed: 4,012,965 km/sec
Emergency Speed: 5,800,753 km/sec
Maximum Speed: 6,000,159 km/sec

Defensive Systems

Anti-Fightercraft Defenses
Manufacturer: Velakor Research Initiative, Gohorn Prime
System Type: VIII-GVMW-AB
Gun Batteries: 25

Countermeasures and Interceptors

Counter Measures:
Manufacturer: Gohorn Intelligence Bureau, Mirdak VII
Type: HFTR
Range: 91,035 Km
Payload: 50 maximum: 50
Anti Missile/Torpedoes Interceptors:
Manufacturer: Gohorn Defense Force, Hordan Prime
Range: 28,641 Km
Payload: 12 maximum: 12

Laser System

Forward Laser Turrets: 2
Model: FHA
Firing Arc: 120 degree(s)
Firepower: 1,600 TW
Starboard Laser Turrets: 2
Model: PHA
Firing Arc: 120 degree(s)
Firepower: 1,550 TW
Port Laser Turrets: 2
Model: SHA
Firing Arc: 120 degree(s)
Firepower: 1,550 TW
Aft Laser Turrets: 2
Model: AHA
Firing Arc: 120 degree(s)
Firepower: 1,600 TW

Torpedo Systems

Starboard Launchers: 1
Model: NRRAV
Available Payload: 30 torpedoes
Average Reload Time: 7,5 sec
Port Launchers: 1
Model: NRRAV
Available Payload: 30 torpedoes
Average Reload Time: 7,5 sec

Missile Systems:

Forward Launchers: 3
Model: LLMN
Available Payload: 54 missiles
Average Reload Time: 11,2 sec
Aft Launchers: 2
Model: LLMN
Available Payload: 36 missiles
Average Reload Time: 11,2 sec

Special Systems

Onboard System
Name: Modular Pod System
Model: CPSAI
Manufacturer: Gohorn Starship Design Bureau, Directorate Shipyards
Description of System:

With the different pod systems that are latched on to the bottom of the vessel, the Khimcho can become a range of different vessels from science to weapons.

The Pods are interchangeable at a Starbase, with two pods currently available, the sensor and weapons pods.

The weapons pod contains two torpedo launchers and one laser turret, while the sensor pod greatly enhances the vessel's sensors for intelligence purposes.

Special Systems

Onboard System
Name: Anti-Sensor Detection System
Model: BBGH2
Manufacturer: Gohorn Intelligence Bureau, Mirdak VII
Description of System:
Note: Anti-Sensor Detection System only work against starships which are far away, and cause a considerable energy drain on the ship using it.

Main Compartments

Total Compartments: 25
  • 01: Ventral Fore, Aft, Port and Starboard Laser
  • 02: Cargo Bays
  • 03: Cargo Bays, Torpedo and Missile Bays
  • 04: Cargo Bays
  • 05: Cargo Bays
  • 06: Cargo Bays
  • 07: Cargo Bays
  • 08: Command Center
  • 09: Briefing Rooms, Captain's Quarters
  • 10: Medical Bay, Senior Officer's Quarters
  • 11: Junior Officer's Quarters
  • 12: Junior Officer's Quarters, Mess Area
  • 13: Enlisted Officer's Quarters, Marine Quarters
  • 14: Enlisted Officer's Quarters
  • 15: Enlisted Officer's Quarters, Security Offices and Holding Cells
  • 16: Science Deck
  • 17: Main Computer Core
  • 18: Main Engine Room
  • 19: Vortex Drive
  • 20: Vortex Drive Maintenance
  • 21: Secondary Computer Core
  • 22: Waste Extraction
  • 23: Recreational Facilities
  • 24: Training Rooms,
  • 25: Fighter Bay, Support Craft Bay, Dorsal Fore, Aft, Port and Starboard Laser

Support Crafts on Board

Onboard Transport Pods: 3
Onboard Transport Crafts: 6
Onboard Repair Pods: 3
Onboard Fighter Crafts: 5

Internal Room Layout

Compartments: 8 - Command Center

The Command Center for the Khimcho is slightly different from the battleships in that it is smaller and more compact. The room is circular with consoles along the circumference of the wall. Facing towards the fore sections of the vessel is a large screen that spans from floor to ceiling. The room's ceiling is 5 meters off the floor, to allow room for the Captain of the vessel to stand on the elevated level of the "command deck."

The Command Deck (CD) is a circular platform 3 meters in diameter, raised 1 meter off the deck of the ship. There are rails all around this command deck, with only one staircase on and off it. Attached to the rails are sensor monitors and smaller consoles so if necessary, the Captain can do all the basic functions of the vessel.

Each Captain has his own preference towards seating. Some prefer sitting, others prefer to stand. So when a new Captain boards his vessel, he can either get rid of or bring in a chair for him to sit on. This chair would be fixed in front of the fore most consoles of the railing, facing the screen and can swivel around the rails.

All of the consoles in the Khimcho's Command Center can be pushed in to the wall if greater space is needed. For instance, the science console, which does not serve as much purpose on this vessel, can quite easily be put away to create room for officers to move around.

Internal Room Layout

Compartments: 10 - Medical Facility

In a bid to streamline the medical process, the Khimcho's sickbay is like one long tunnel with beds at either side. It is so doctors can move from one patient to another quickly, without having to worry about which way he/she is going.

The Doctor's offices are clustered at one end of the 50-meter long medical bay and the Medical research facilities, critical care and special treatment wards are at the other end, with 1 door on either wall.

Equipment trolleys are staggered at different points, so the medical instrument a doctor may need is not very far away.

Two doors lead in to the Medical Bay, one at each end and both doors are located near a lift.

Internal Room Layout

Compartments: 18 - Engine Room

The Engine Room is located above the main Vortex drive area, but there are stairs and lifts down to the Vortex Maintenance rooms. The Engine Room is called so because they regulate the Vortex drive from it and the rest of the systems on the ship. The Main Engine Room is a large, square room with a big circular table in the middle.

From either side of the room, four corridors lead off. One to the lifts, which will take you to the rest of the ship and one for the stairs, and lifts from which you can access the Vortex Drive. A third to access a medium sized room, which deals with power distribution, and the fourth will take you to the rest of the deck.

As is always necessary in any Engine Section, space is essential because there are lots of Engineers. The corridors on this deck are twice the size to accommodate lots of people during a crisis. Consoles line all of the walls and the large table is covered with them too.

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