The Danais is a spheroid DropShip design which was originally conceived as an unarmed light cargo ship during the Star League era, based loosely on the Union Class 'Mech carrier and visually similar to the point where they could be mistaken for each other. Premiered in 2720, the Danais class was one of the few ship classes allowed to be produced in Periphery states by the Star League.
|Trojan Class Blockade Runner|
|Use|| Cargo Ship |
|Tech Base||Inner Sphere|
|Safe Thrust||1.5 g|
|Max Thrust||2.5 g|
|Fuel (tons)||250 tons|
|Armament|| 6 x LRM 20s |
2 x Large Lasers
12 x Medium Lasers
|Crew|| 1 Officer |
10 bay personnel
The Trojan is a militarized refit version of the Danais class, developed by disgruntled Periphery citizens in the face of Star League oppression.
In the Taurian Concordat, many unarmed Danais vessels were converted into Trojan blockade runners, armed with weaponry for smuggling and self-defense. The cargo and passenger capacity was slightly reduced to accommodate these changes.
After the fall of the Star League, many more of the Danais were converted into Trojans due to the perils of the Succession Wars. The design remained active for centuries and was still in service in the Jihad era, where many of the ships have kept the lines of communication alive between worlds cut off when the HPG grid was disrupted during the conflict. Some of these ships were also used to smuggle cargo in and out of the Word of Blake's Protectorate.
Hidden behind blowout panels, the Trojan is typically armed with the following weaponry:
- Two LRM-20s, one Large Laser, and two Medium Lasers on each side.
- Two Medium Lasers
- Two Medium Lasers
Cargo & CapacitiesEdit
The Trojan has six passenger cabins, with a 1,550 ton cargo bay. The bay has two access doors on its sides. The ship also has a Small Craft bay with room for two craft with two doors.
The ship is protected by 23 tons of standard armor and has 15 tons LRM Ammunition for its launchers.
- Danais Cargo Ship
- The original version of the Trojan, this ship has no weaponry on it. The ship was designed with a single Cargo Bay with 1,700 ton capacity. It has two doors allowing access into the bay. The ship also had ten 2nd class passenger cabins for paying customers traveling from port to port. It has a Small Craft hangar big enough for two craft with two separate launch bay doors. C-Bill 69,412,000 - BV (2.0) = 1,004
- MUL online date for the Trojan
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 153, "Trojan"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 167, "Danais (Record Sheet)"