Cyclone Class

Cyclone Class SpecOps Patrol Craft

(PC-1)

United States

- Thanks to 'Werewolf'

PC 1 USS Cyclone
PC 2 USS Tempest
PC 3 USS Hurricane
PC 4 USS Monsoon
PC 5 USS Typhoon
PC 6 USS Sirocco
PC 7 USS Squall
PC 8 USS Zephyr
PC 9 USS Chinook
PC 10 USS Firebolt
PC 11 USS Whirlwind
PC 12 USS Thunderbolt
PC 13 USS Shamar
PC 14 USS Tornado
 

   These patrol boats were intended for SEAL/SpecOps transport and support, but were too large to effectively serve in that role. They are employed for general patrol duties and drug enforcement. PC 14 was funded by Congress with no Navy request; PC 1 was decommissioned and given to the Coast Guard, before being stood up by the Navy again.  Based on a British design and very lightly armed. Too cramped to accommodate additional weapons. PC 14's stern is extended to provide a boat launch/recovery ramp; PC 2, 8, and 13 have been retrofitted. PC 14 also incorporates improved propellers and reduced radar signature.

 

 

                     USS Chinook during OP AUGMENTATION 00

Travel Move: 32/32
Fuel Cap: 1 800
Fuel Consum: 300
Armament: 2x Bow and Aft 25mm Bushmaster Guns;

2x 40mm Grenade Launchers;

2x .50 cal MG; 2x 7.62mm MG

Config: Vessel
Tonnage: 328
Ammo: 400x 25mm,  450x 40mm, 2 000x .50cal, 1500x 7.62mm Propulsion: 4x Diesel Engines in 4x shafts
Fuel Type: G, A, D
Length: 52 meters
Draft: 2.2 meters RADAR Sign: 4
Speed: 10 SONAR Sign: 3
Turn: 3 Hull Armour: 10
Acceleration: 6 Waterline Armour: 15
Pumps: 4 Superstructure Arm: 13
Night Vision: White Light, IR, Radar, Side Scan Sonar Size: 2
Load: 9 SEALs, 1 RHIB Full Speed: 20 boxes (ea. box = 5 float. hits)
Min/Opt Crew: 9/28 Dead In Water: 20 boxes (ea. box = 5 float. hits)
Mnt: 15 Sunk: 20 boxes (ea. box = 5 float. hits)

Blue Knight Trimaran Gunboat

(PBT)

Israel, United States)

- Thanks to 'Werewolf'

  Once the HMS Triton (Shown at the side) Trimaran feasibility sea trials were completed, the data was shared throughout the world, as many nations looked to the tri-hull design.  The US Navy had designed their own Trimaran hulls, though were unable to get funding for the trials.  When the US and Israel joined together for joint weapons systems, the Trimaran was created; with the design done by the USN, and built in Israel.  Able to operate in Sea State 5 and stay watertight, even if fully rolled over.

Due to their versatility, the Blue Knight class has four versions of the hull:

Price: Warship: $2 500 000

V/R: $5 000 000

Private: $250 000

Travel Move: 36/36
Fuel Cap: 5 000
Fuel Consum: 25
Armament: 1x 30mm Gatling Turret with 4x Stinger in pop-up turret

2x Pop-up Cells (4x SSM)

Config: Vessel
Tonnage: 129
Ammo: 2 500x 30mm, 24x Stinger Missiles,

16x Harpoon OR Sea Slam OR 8x Tomahawks

Propulsion: 2x Diesel Engines in 4 Shafts
Fuel Type: G, A, D
Length: 45.25 meters
Draft: 1.6 meters RADAR Sign: 1
Speed: 10 SONAR Sign: 1
Turn: 2 Hull Armour: 8
Acceleration: 5 Waterline Armour: 8
Pumps: 2 Superstructure Arm: 8
Night Vision: White Light, IR, Radar, Active Sonar, Towed Array, VR, LLTV Size: 1
Load: 15 tons, 1 RHIB Full Speed: 20 boxes (ea. box = 7 float. hits)
Min/Opt Crew: 2/18 Dead In Water: 20 boxes (ea. box = 7 float. hits)
Mnt: 12 Sunk: 20 boxes (ea. box = 7 float. hits)

Mk V Special Operations Craft

United States

- Thanks to Dan Kerr

  Created by the US government as a vehicle to transport SEALs and other SpecOp forces very quickly in low to medium threat situations, the Mk V Special Operations Craft is a deadly patrol boat.  Able of fast speeds, amazing agility and five (5) mounts for anything up to a GL, the Mk V was the evolution of patrol craft dating back to the Vietnam war.

 

Price: $500 000
Travel Move: 48/48
Fuel Cap: 500
Fuel Consum: 75
Armament: 5x Pintles Config: Vessel
Tonnage: 57
Ammo: Varies Propulsion: 2x Diesel Engines in 2 Pumpjets
Fuel Type: G, A, D
Length: 27 meters
Draft: 1.6 meters RADAR Sign: 4
Speed: 10 SONAR Sign: 2
Turn: 6 Hull Armour: 3
Acceleration: 6 Waterline Armour: 3
Pumps: 4 Superstructure Arm: 3
Night Vision: White Light, Radar Size: 1
Load: Upto 16 SEALs, or equ. fuel Full Speed: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 float. hits)
Min/Opt Crew: 1/5 Dead In Water: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 float. hits)
Mnt: 11 Sunk: 20 boxes (ea. box = 1 float. hits)

Pegasus Class Combat Hydrofoil

(PHM-01)

United States

PHM 01 USS Pegasus
PHM 02 USS Hercules
PHM 03 USS Taurus
PHM 04 USS Aquila
PHM 05 USS Aries
PHM 06 USS Gemini

 

 Built more as a test platform to counter the Soviet hydrofoil threat, the Pegasus Class hydrofoils were used in the war with limited success.  Essentially just fast missile boats, the Pegasus can do little else, and is limited even in an embargo situation.

Note:  In Dark Conspiracy and even Merc: 2000, the Pegasus class has been paid off, and thus are not used.  Should one be 'acquired' however, it would make an excellent PC craft, as the weapons have been removed, and it would not upset the game balance.  Thanks Dan for the info and great idea!

   

  USS Pegasus (PHM-01in the Red Sea)

Travel Move: 45/45
Fuel Cap: 2 100
Fuel Consum: 1 100
Armament: 1x 76mm Gun

8x Harpoon SSM

Config: Vessel
Tonnage: 255
Ammo: 400x 76mm,  8x SSMs Propulsion: 2x Diesel Engines in water OR 1x GT on foils

connected to two waterjets

Fuel Type: G, A, D
Length: 44 meters
Draft: 4.5 to 1.0 meters (Foils) RADAR Sign: 3
Speed: 10 SONAR Sign: 4
Turn: 1.5 Hull Armour: 10
Acceleration: 3 Waterline Armour: 13
Pumps: 3 Superstructure Arm: 13
Night Vision: White Light, IR, Radar Size: 1
Load: 5 tons Full Speed: 20 boxes (ea. box = 5 float. hits)
Min/Opt Crew: 10/25 Dead In Water: 20 boxes (ea. box = 5 float. hits)
Mnt: 24 Sunk: 20 boxes (ea. box = 5 float. hits)

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