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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:47 pm    Post subject: Pelagia Duplex Command Assault Gunship Reply with quote

The write-up for this craft has always bothered me because it did not match what was seen in the comic. No source, none, ever got it right. So here it is, in an albeit preliminary stage. I wanted to toss it up here and ask for peoples input.

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Duplex Command Assault Gunship (DCAG)
Craft: Pelagia Duplex Command Assault Gunship
Era: Great Sith War (3996 BBY)
Affiliation: Tapani/General
Source: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 11-12, 21-23, 28-31 (Dark Horse Comics), Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Handbook (Dark Horse Comics), Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide (Saga), wookieepedia, stats by +Oliver Queen.
Type: Gunship
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 30 meters
Skill: Space transports: Duplex
Crew: 5; Gunners: 2, Skeleton: 1/+5
Passengers: 6
Cargo Capacity: 10 metric tons
Consumables: 1 week
Cost: 525,000 (new), 310,000 (used)
Availability: 4, R
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x3
Hyperdrive Backup: x18
Nav Computer: Yes
Space: 5
Atmosphere: 295; 870 kph
Hull: 4D
Shields: 1D
Sensors:
-- Passive: 20/1D
-- Scan: 35/2D
-- Search: Nil
-- Focus: Nil
Weapons:
2 Dual Blaster Cannons
-- Fire Arc: Front
-- Crew: 1 (pilot)
-- Scale: Starfighter
-- Skill: Starship gunnery
-- Fire Control:
-- Space Range:
-- Atmosphere Range:
-- Damage:
1 Autoblaster
-- Fire Arc: Front
-- Crew: 1 (pilot)
-- Scale: Speeder
-- Skill: Starship gunnery or vehicle blasters
-- Fire Control:
-- Space Range:
-- Atmosphere Range:
-- Damage:
2 Dual Blaster Cannons
-- Fire Arc: 1 front/left, 1 front/right
-- Crew:
-- Scale: Starfighter
-- Skill: Starship gunnery
-- Fire Control:
-- Space Range:
-- Atmosphere Range:
-- Damage:
2 Laser Cannons
-- Fire Arc: 1 front/left, 1 front/right
-- Crew:
-- Scale: Starfighter
-- Skill: Starship gunnery
-- Fire Control:
-- Space Range:
-- Atmosphere Range:
-- Damage:
2 Blaster Cannons
-- Fire Arc: 1 rear/left, 1 rear/right
-- Crew:
-- Scale: Starfighter
-- Skill: Starship gunner
-- Fire Control:
-- Space Range:
-- Atmosphere Range:
-- Damage:
1 Turbolaser
-- Fire Arc: Rear
-- Crew: 1 (gunner)
-- Scale: Capital
-- Skill: Capital ship gunnery
-- Fire Control:
-- Space Range:
-- Atmosphere Range:
-- Damage:
1 Medium Blaster Cannon
-- Fire Arc: Ventral turret
-- Crew:
-- Scale: Starfighter
-- Skill: Starship gunnery
-- Fire Control:
-- Space Range:
-- Atmosphere Range:
-- Damage:
6 Concussion Missile Launchers (fire-linked groups of 3)
-- Fire Arc: Front
-- Crew:
-- Scale: Starfighter
-- Skill: Starship gunnery
-- Fire Control:
-- Space Range:
-- Atmosphere Range:
-- Ammo:
-- Damage:

Game Notes: Numerous built-in weapon mounts and power supply conduits, making it easier to install new weapons systems and upgrade existing weapons than any other ship of its size (+5 modifier to Technical-based skill checks to upgade weapons systems).

Capsule: The Pelagia Duplex Command Assault Gunship, nicknamed the "Orphanmaker" or a Tapani Murder Machine, protected the Tapani sector in the time of the Great Sith War. It was a military vessel outfitted for use in the private fleets of the Lords of the Expanse.

The ship was designed with two cockpits meant to divide port and starboard offensive operations between the co-captains. It was also given redundant piloting controls, effectively enabling each pilot to seize control of the vessel from one another. The ship featured numerous built-in weapon mounts and power supply conduits, making it easier to install new weapons systems and upgrade existing weapons than any other ship of its size.

Its designers created the class to bolster Tapani's defenses in the turbulent time surrounding Exar Kun's violent campaign against the Galactic Republic. After the Great Sith War ended, House Pelagia began selling these well-equipped gunships to outside buyers, which significantly increased their family holdings with profits from the design. A number of these ships were sold off just prior to the Mandalorian Wars and bought by wealthy individuals and bounty hunters. The ships performed so well, that the eccentric Baron Karoll Cilarnus sought to create a private version with twice the armaments. The result of this project would become known as the Moomo Brothers's personal transport, the Moomo Williwaw.

Design Notes: The Duplex Command Assault Gunship (DCAG) is suposed to be a mirror image, divided on the center beam. This makes things a little easier as weapons that appears on center beam are single weapons. If we have a clear image of either side we know it will be mirrored on the opposite.

DCAG-01 (http://i67.tinypic.com/2heygao.jpg): Front of ship towards rear, right side mostly in view. Rear turret, front turret, forward cannon (this could be anti-personel/vehicle), possible gunmount under cockpit, swivel dual turret to rear of cockpit and under, forward facing laser on right side, dual blaster turret rear right side.

DCAG-02 (http://i64.tinypic.com/2nv9j60.jpg): from rear towards front. Dual blaster cannons rear mounted, dual blaster cannon mounted underneath behind cockpit, dual blaster cannon mounted under cockpit, rear mounted turret. Possible side mounted laser cannon right side to rear cockpit.

DCAG-03 (http://i68.tinypic.com/ajnyhu.jpg): Right side, rear to front. Clearly shows rear mounted turrets (now single and not dual), top mounted rear facing laser cannon, top forward facing laser turret, side mounted laser cannon, dual turret below cockpiit and to rear of cockpit. There is now a belly mounted turret.

DCAG-04 (http://i68.tinypic.com/9riw3q.jpg): Definitely side-mounted single laser cannon.

DCAG-05 (http://i63.tinypic.com/v5x46c.jpg): Front and rear facing single turrets. Side mounted and cockpit singel turrets.

DCAG-06 (http://i68.tinypic.com/15q511s.jpg): Top rear and forward turrets, side mounted turret. Possible four forward mounted concussion missile tubes. Cockpit clearly shows one pilot. Top turrets clearly show gunnery seats.

DCAG-07 (http://i66.tinypic.com/2e1y49d.jpg): Clearly shows one pilot

DCAG-08 (http://i63.tinypic.com/amtwjs.jpg): Barrel under cockpit clearly looks like a laser or blaster cannon of some type.

DCAG-09 (http://i66.tinypic.com/mjwgia.jpg): Bottom view of weapons being fired. Clearly shows fire from side turret, under cockpit turret, belly turret, forward single turret, top mounted forward turret, as well as additional dual turret under the nose. There is what appears to be two shots coming from the under cockpit turret on left. Since there is no image of a turret here or anywhere else, I am choosing to explain this is a double shot at two different targets.

DCAG-10 (http://i66.tinypic.com/m92hx3.jpg): Top rear and forward facing single turrets, under cockpit turret, to rear of cockpit turret, forward turret. Surprisingly we do not see side-mounted single laser cannons, though the square section could be poorly drawn laser cannon?

DCAG-11 (http://i63.tinypic.com/3brj8.jpg): Top rear and forward turrets, forward turret, under cockpit turrets (though these now look more like navigational sensors, communications and so on), though under right cockpit it looks like a possible missile. Left rear facing turret but no accompanying right rear facing.

DCAG-12 (http://i63.tinypic.com/2zyvti0.jpg): Top rear and forward turret, under cockpit turrets, forward turret, left side laser cannon. What appears to be possible rear and under single turret on the right side.

DCAG-13 (http://i68.tinypic.com/aenz7r.jpg): Under cockpit again looks like navigational and sensor arrays. Though the pointy thing to left appears more like a warhead.

DCAG-14 (http://i63.tinypic.com/2e2ik5h.jpg): I believe the only exit ramp from the ship is from the rear. If so the weapon above looks to be under the ship. This only makes sense if this is the front of the ship. If so, then the ship has two exit ramps, rear and forward.

DCAG-15 (http://i65.tinypic.com/wumbk8.jpg): Clearly shows top mounted front and rear turrets, two rear facing turrets, under cockpit turrets, forward underbelly turret, belly turret, now the side turret mount appears to come out of a recessed area of the ship and now has a single laser turret and bottom mounted dual blaster cannon.

DCAG-16 (http://i64.tinypic.com/2w59jk3.jpg): Top rear and front turrets, 2 rear facing turrets. One side mounted laser cannon. Possibly an escape pod at rear above engines.

DCAG-17 (http://i65.tinypic.com/332w2tf.jpg): Top front and rear mounted turrets, under cockpit turret, under cockpit and to rear turret, side mounted laser cannon pointing to side, so not just forward shooting.

DCAG-18 (http://i63.tinypic.com/nbucue.jpg): Under cockpit clearly dual blaster cannon.

DCAG-19 (http://i68.tinypic.com/5ahy0o.jpg): While engaging other ships in space, only the top forward turret and under cockpit turrets are firing in the forward arc.

DCAG-20 (http://i63.tinypic.com/339k7d3.jpg): Top front and rear mounted turrets. One appears to be starfighter scale, the rear clearly looks capital, though we have never seen it used. Forward anti-personal/vehicle blaster? Under cockpit dual blaster and what appears to be a single concussion missile. Belly turret. Rear facing turret, appears as though two concussion missile launchers are mounted here. Image does not show side or two rear and under cockpit.


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