Logistic Support Vessel

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Logistic Support Vessel

Logistic Support Vessel in gravtank carrier role.
Type Logistic Support Vessel
Displacement 12,585 metric tons
Length 125 metres
Beam 35 metres
Offensive armament x16 S-2 Standard Missile (in anti-air or ship to shore configurations)
Defensive armament x1 20 mm autocannon, close-in weapon system
Flight / Loading deck 56m x 19m
Facilities Flight deck, hangar deck, vehicle/munitions lifts, vehicle deck, magazine.
Ferry capacity x 30 GV(MBT)-1 Bandersnatch or x4 GAV(P)-5 Nereid.
Troop carrying capacity 356 infantry & stores standard, 700 at overload
Complement 120 crew

Logistic Support Vessels (LSV) were designed and built in Shirerithian shipyards following the War of Lost Brothers to give the Raspur Pact a global strategic capability to deliver its vehicles and cargo. Built and delivered unarmed they were however constructed with the capacity to house point defence systems, a multi-band radar, and multiple vertical launch systems in the raised portions of the ship, leaving the option open to allied naval planners to upgrade examples of the type into a versatile surface combatant on the cheap (comparatively speaking). The reinforced decks of the LSV-class also allow it to serve as a landing platform dock for gravimetric air vehicles, such as the Nereid, and gravtanks.

In the Maritime Forces of the Black Legions the Logistic Support Vessel was rechristened as the 'Brigand-class with effect from 1684 AN.

Research and Development

Under contract from the Trans-Euran Command of the Raspur Pact, ESB Susa, via ESB Armada began research and development efforts to development a new iteration in light of logistical needs noted after the Second Euran War and the Third Euran War. Design and construction began at the Akeraiótita Dockyards under the project name Sealifter-2.