Superheavy Starship Subtypes

Superheavy starships include mammoth, ponderous dreadnoughts, super-carriers, and super-freighters.

A superheavy starship measures 1,501 feet long or longer. The smallest superheavy starships (measuring 1,501–2,000 feet long) have a 2,000-foot-by-2,000-foot fighting space (16 500-foot squares), although larger fighting spaces are possible.

In addition, all superheavy starships share the following design specs.

Engines: All superheavy starships have thrusters plus as many as two other types of engine (see Starship Engines).

Armor: A superheavy starship has one type of armor (see Starship Armor).

Defensive Systems: A superheavy starship has a maximum of one defensive system per 150 Hit Dice (see Starship Defense Systems).

Sensors: A superheavy starship has a maximum of three sensor systems (see Starship Sensors).

Communications: A superheavy starship has two external communication systems (see Starship Comm Systems).

Weapons: A superheavy starship has one beam, projectile, or missile weapon per 150 Hit Dice (see Starship Weapons). These weapons are often arrayed in batteries. A minelayer is considered a single weapon. Although it weighs no more than a few thousand pounds, each mine consumes 100 tons of a ship’s cargo capacity (most of it taken up by the launch system and radiation shielding).

Grappling Systems: A superheavy starship may have up to two grappling systems (see Grappling Systems). Each grappling system takes away one of the ship’s weapon slots (see above).

Superheavy Ship Descriptions

Specific subtypes of superheavy starships are given here.

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