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EA-10 "CAT'S-EYE"

RECONNAISSANCE VESSEL

The EA-10 Cat's Eye recon vessel is the eyes and ears of any fighter squadron. Equipped with sophisticated long-range sensors housed within the sensor pod mounted atop the hull, it can scout out enemy locations while staying well out their own sensor range, then transmit the tactical data to all friendly starfighters in the area. Refractive shielding renders the Cat's Eye fairly stealthy. If it should ever find itself in a battle situation, the Cat's Eye is not without claws of its own. Twin weapons pods mounted flush with the forward hull can carry an array of different offensive systems, and the torpedo launcher carries a complement of 24 micro quantum torpedoes.

In addition to its role as scout, on extended missions the Cat's Eye can also function as a mobile refueling and rest facility for one full wing of Banshee class starfighters.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Class Name

Cat's-Eye

Type

Reconnaissance Vessel

Designation

EA-10

Units
Assigned to
Serenity
Sector

Registry

 

Name

 

Pilot

NEA-6106 (Lost)

 

Longbow

 

Captain Matthew Cross

NEA-6107

 

Crockett

 

Captain Matthew Cross

NEA-6108

 

Cody

 

 

NEA-6109

 

Boone

 

 

NEA-6110

 

Bowie

 

 

NEA-6111

 

Bridger

   

NEA-6112

 

Carson

   

NEA-6113

 

Revere

   

NEA-6114

 

Sacajawea

   

NEA-6115

 

Aeolus

   

NEA-6116

 

Tonto

   

NEA-6117

 

Hermes

   

NEA-6118

 

Diana

   

Dimensions

Length

30.2 m

Wingspan

28.6 m

Height

5.9 m

Mass

214 tons

Crew

1 Pilot, 1 Sensor Specialist, 6 Passengers

Armaments

Offensive

2 x Weapons Pods (see below)

1 x Micro Quantum Torpedo Launchers (24 micro torpedoes)

Defensive

Automodulating Refractive Shields

Light Triadium Armor Plating

Propulsion

Warp

2 x Warp Engines

Cruise Speed - WF 5

Maximum Speed - WF 9

Emergency Speed - WF 11 for 2 hours

Impulse

1 x Impulse Engines




 

DESIGN NOTES

Armaments

Weapons Pods

A pair of weapons pods are fitted to the forward edge of the hull, one on either side of the cockpit. The standard pod carries two rapid-fire pulse phaser cannons, but several other variations are on the drawing boards, including pods fitted with ion cannons, quantum pulse cannons, and even projectile weapons.

Micro Torpedo Launcher

The Cat's Eye carries a standard micro torpedo launcher, normally loaded with 24 micro quantum torpedoes.

Defensive

Triadium Armored Hull

The main spaceframe of the Cat's Eye is composed of standard tridanium and duranium. The hull has an outer sheathing of triadium, an alloy discovered in the Delta Quadrant by the USS Voyager. Triadium is extremely heavy and dense, but when manufactured in thin enough sheets, its strength and flexibility provide excellent protection against kinetic and particle weapons.

Automodulating Refractive Shields

The Cat's Eye carries a standard automodulating shield system. The shield generators also project a refractive bubble around the ship. As a result, 80% of enemy sensor beams are reflected away in random directions never returning to the sending ship, rendering the Cat's Eye very stealthy, though not invisible in the way that a true cloaking device would provide.

Power Plant

The main power plant aboard the Cat's Eye is the new quantum generator. Instead of using a matter/antimatter intermix reactor, the quantum plant generates power using a zero-point energy extractor. The device is small and utilizes no hazardous materials, thus making it ideal for use in small craft.

Quantum power generation is one of the advanced technologies brought back from the Delta Quadrant by the USS Voyager.

Propulsion

Warp Engines

In keeping with its primary role as scout, with a need to get in and out of potentially hostile areas quickly, the Cat's Eye's warp engines can propel the ship at WF9, or WF11 in emergencies.

Impulse Engines

The impulse engine is powered by a standard micro-fusion plant. The power plant has enough stored fuel for 1 month of continual operation. The external Bussard collectors can replenish the fuel cells from the gas from any nebula or gas giant of the appropriate composition.

Sensor Systems

The Cat's Eye is fitted with a highly specialized long-range sensor pod. Extremely detailed scans can be made from as far away as 6 lightyears, individual target tracking scans have a range of 12 lightyears, and long-range scans can reach a maximum of 50 lightyears at full sensor gain.

All tactical data collected by a Cat's Eye vessel can be retransmitted on secure frequencies to any and all friendly vessels in the area, giving all friendly assets in the theater full situational awareness.

Other Systems

In case of emergency, the cockpit can be detached from the rest of the craft and serve as an emergency life boat, and has enough supplies and power for one week.

Refueling and Rest Facilities

In addition to its role as scout, on extended missions the Cat's Eye can also function as a mobile refueling and rest facility for one full wing of starfighters. A refueling nozzle extends from the hull's rear and attaches to the starfighter's nose for fuel transfers, and the small habitat area behind the cockpit has eight bunks and a small mess/rec area.

Starfighters can be flown on autopilot alongside the Cat's Eye while the pilots eat or sleep. Personnel transfer between starfighter and Cat's Eye is accomplished via the transporter aboard the Cat's Eye or the belly hatch.

 

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DECK PLAN

Key

  1. Cockpit
  2. Transporter
  3. Mess Area
  4. Entry Hatch/Holotank (viewable from both briefing and lounge areas)
  5. Briefing Area
  6. Lounge Area (sofas, chairs, tables)
  7. Bathroom (toilet, sink, sonic shower)
  8. Double Stateroom (2 bunks, desk, chair, closet, shelves)
  1. Pilot
  2. Copilot
  3. Science
  4. Engineering
  5. Tactical
  6. Transporter Pad (2)
  7. Storage
  8. EV Suit Locker
  9. Phaser Capacitors
  10. Pulse Phasers (2, P/S)
  11. Warp Engine (P/S)
  12. Antimatter Storage
  13. Deuterium Storage
  14. Refueling Nozzle
  15. Replicator
  16. Hatch/Holotank Controls
  17. Main Hatch (in floor, iris door, opening covered by atmospheric containment field allowing entry/egress while in space)
  18. Holographic field perimeter