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Bonifate Specs

The Dragon-class ship is an interplanetary one. It was originally built as a medium range commercial cargo vessel. It can be modified and adjusted for a variety of purposes. This has resulted in a vessel suitable for a variety of tasks.

Dimensions and Weights

Length:    291'
Breadth: 152'
Height: 85'
Tonnage: 9,500 tons
Speed: Mach 6 (cruise)/ 9 (Hard Burn)
Fuel Capacity: 150 tons (960 hours)
Cargo Capacity: 6-ton bomb bay; 8 tons of external weapons
Cargo Capacity: 500 tons
Passenger Capacity: 2 singles, 2 doubles

Performance and Power Plants

Powered by two wing-mounted Beacom BI-565 (115,000 lbs) turbofans and solar induction engines, mounted under each Cooling Drive. Used primarily for atmospheric maneuvering. Ship speed is induced and maintainded by modified Gurtsler engines GE-8837 set along the central rear beam.

The Maximum airspeed is mach 4 (2968 mph) at 1000 meters EBSE (Earth-Based Sea Level). It can reach a maximum of Mach 30 (22270 mph) at 100,000 meters (62 miles) EBSE.

During the transitional phase from atmosphere to orbital flight, the fan blades rotate to collect photons omitted by a solar source to feed the engines, keeping the relative thrust ratio comparable to it's atmospheric rating. The turbofans produces a reaction strong enough to propel the ship to 803,422 kph (500,000 mph) taking it approximately 16 days to travel 1 AU. The AU, or Astronomical Unit, is the distance from the Earth to the Sun, or about 149,597,871 kilometers.

Although very reliable, this reaction drive produces large volumes of plasma which is as hot as the surface of a star.

Handling:

The maneuvering of the ship is handled in two different ways. In atmosphere, she had slaps and ailerons that work in conjunction with the pitch of the side engines controlling her direction. In the black, she uses an RCS (Reaction Control System) consisting of Hydrazine fueled thrusters that work in a countered measure. For example, if she were to turn nose up, thrusters on the back rear would fire upwards and thrusters of the front now would fire downward pushing the tail down and the nose up. Variations on this, tied into the side engines pitch, produce all her movement in space. For landing her side, engines rotate vertical and vents on the front of the engine open to allow the engine to "breathe" as she hovers.

Gravity:

The Dragon ship's gravity comes from a rotating ring just aft of the ship's midsection. It produces a gravity field using a physics principal that also acts as a momentum dampener to allow passengers more freedom of movement during all phases of flight.

The Dragon class was originally commercially-owned vessel widely used as a corporate transport ship, generally of the moderate sized organizations.. It is a mid-size ship, though more functional than cosmetic, many have been modified for a variety of purposes, including colonial transport, luxury tours and individual cargo transports.

Amenities include an extended dining area, complete with full galley and bar. A private room, just off the galley can be converted into a Captain's dining room or a room intimate meeting. The galley also sports a large Cortex access terminal, separate from the ship's computer system. Stairs leading up from the galley sports a rec room with exercise mats, punching bag, and a full set of weights. The infirmary is rather small and is suited to short-term care only, but sports equipment of a moderate sized medical facilites.

 
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