Craft: Earth Alliance Asimov Class Liner Type: Luxury liner/commercial transport) Scale: Capital Dimensions: -Length: 600m Skill: Capital ship piloting: Asimov Liner Crew: 125 -Skeleton: 30/+10 -Emergency Evac: 1,200+/1 month Crew Skill: Astrogation 4D+1, Capital ship piloting 3D, Sensors 2D Passengers: 300 (luxury quarters) Cargo Capacity: 7,500 metric tons Consumables: 6 months Cost: Not available for sale (or is it?) Hyperspace Jump Engines: No Nav Computer: Yes Maneuverability: 1D Speed: -Space: 2 -Atmosphere: N/A Hull: 5D Shields: N/A Sensors: -Passive: 25/0D -Scan: 50/1D -Search: 100/2D -Focus: 3/3D
AUXILIARY CRAFT CAPACITY: -4 to 8 Crew Shuttles
WEAPONS: N/A (Could be modified to carry some)
-ROTATING SECTIONS: If the rotating sections take damage, roll 1D. On 1 they stop rotating, the ship loses gravity, and the crew have to operate in zero-g with all the penalties that apply. Damage to rotating sections may also cause the crew to be thrown about (roll 1D, 1-2 causes this). If so, the crew must roll Dex against Difficult Difficulty. Failure incurs 4D damage. Ships built with rotating sections in Earth Alliance/Earthforce ships have less speed (between -1 and -2) and maneuverability (between -1 and -1D) to than if they were built without them (with their crews operating in zero-g).
Asimov Class is a type of commercial starliner produced by the Earth Alliance Barfingle's Manufactory located at Earth.
All Asimov Class liners have a rotating habitat area. The command decks and shuttle bays do not have artificial gravity. While most Asimovs are used for comfortable transportation some are used just for cargo, especially when cargo may need to be under gravity for long durations. Prior to the outbreak of the Telepath War, the Psi Corps had secretly modified several starliners to serve as Motherships, spending most of their time in hyperspace, ferrying missions back and forth.
While the class was only designed to carry 300 passengers, when pushed to absolute capacity an Asimov can carry as many as 2000, though under extremely cramped conditions.
Asimov: The Asimov was a frequent visitor to Babylon 5, for the most part transporting passengers and cargo to and from Earth.
Callisto: The Callisto docked at Babylon 5 in 2258.
Unnamed Ship: One of several transports taken by Stephen Franklin and Marcus Cole in an effort to circumvent the Earth Alliance blockades between Babylon 5 and Mars in 2261. Captain Jack claimed that the ship's pilot was his brother.
OTHER INFO: Affiliation: Earth Alliance Class: Luxury Liner/Commercial Transport Length: 600m Crew: 125, 300 passengers, 7,500m tons of cargo Engines: 4 Beigle-Bryant 9000A Particle Thrust Engines Jump Capable: No Gravity: Rotational sections only Weapons: None Auxiliary Craft: Docked shuttles
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