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Bengal

UEE Navy fleet carrier manufactured by Roberts Space Industries
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Bengal
ManufacturerRoberts Space Industries (RSI)
RoleCarrier
SizeCapital
Crew? – 755
Production state
Pledge
AvailabilityNot available for sale
Specifications
Length990 m
Combat speed30 m/s
Max speed900 m/s
Mass155,608,432 kg
Lore
Introduction2871 CE; 80 years ago (2871)
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The Bengal is a fleet carrier spacecraft manufactured by Roberts Space Industries (RSI) for the United Empire of Earth Navy (UEEN). Bengal-class carriers carry multiple squadrons of fighters, bombers and support craft, and typically form the nucleus of a UEEN battle fleet or task force group.[1] Their massive armaments and extremely heavy shielding make it nearly impossible for any individual craft to threaten them.[2] It is 990 meters in length.[3]

Specifications

Note: The following data is based on the datamined data extracted from Alpha 3.13.1. Since the ship is in active development, some of the components could potentially be placeholder.

Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
10x
S4
C Power Plant
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Coolernav.svgCoolers
10x
S4
C Cooler
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
1x
S1
GODI - Gorgon Defender Industries

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S4
C Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
3x
S4
C Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S2
TARS - Tarsus
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S4
C Jump Module
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S4
C Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
4x
S5
L Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
6x
S5
M Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
8x
S5
S Main Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
4x
S5
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
16x
S0
Joint Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
4x
SX
Joint Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Weaponry
Turretnav.svgTurrets
1x
S12
Remote Main Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
12x
SX
Remote Missile Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
22x
S9
Manned STS Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
  • 44x
    S8
    Ballistic Cannon
    N/A - Unknown manufacturer
12x
SX
Remote Phalanx Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer
38x
SX
Remote AA Turret
N/A - Unknown manufacturer

Development

The initial concept of Bengal is designed by Ryan Church (Freelance Concept Artist) in 2013, and then handed off to a crew of artists (including Sergio Rosas) at CGBot.[4]

Design brief

Note: The design spec is from the Bengal WIP back in 2013, when it was being reworked by CGBot.[4]

Builder Roberts Space Industries
Length 1,000 meters
Crew (max) 755
Mass (empty) 113,000 tonnes
Focus Battlegroup fighter and bomber support platform
Range Unlimited 20+ years
Description The Bengal-class is the UEE’s “tip of the sword.” The iconic Bengal is the most powerful warship available to the UEE Navy and its imposing presence has held off raiders and the Vanduul throughout the outer colonies, allowing humanity to spread unchallenged. Bengals carry multiple squadrons of fighters, bombers and support craft. Their massive armaments and extremely heavy shielding make it nearly impossible for any individual craft to threaten them. Only a combined effort could ever hope to destroy or capture one.

Cargo Capacity 15000 tonnes
Engines Classified
Modifiers 10
Max. Class Antimatter
Main Thrusters 6 x TR10, 4 x TR8, 4 x TR7
Maneuvering Thrusters 16 x TR6

  • 1 x Behring Turret with 4 x 130m “Ship Buster” Railguns
  • 18 x ASD Ship to Ship Turrets with dual Ion cannons
  • 40 x MaxOx AA Turrets with dual Heavy Duty Laser Cannons
  • 16 x K&W Rolling Space Frame (with 21 missiles each)
  • 4 x Talon ‘Sweeper’ Mine Dispensers (aft) (Ammunition Types: HE, EMP, Web, Nuclear, Anti-Matter)

  • 14 x Phalanx point defense Laser Gatling
  • 36.4” Icarus Armor Plating
  • 14 x Phoenix-class Shield Generators
  • 6 x HT-2000 Burst Shield Generators (back-up non-sustainable shields) (2 fore, 2 mid, 2 aft)

Trivia

  • Traditionally, Bengal-class carriers are named after big cats.[5]
  • Bengal is the first capital ship shown in Star Citizen back in the original Kickstarter campaign.[6]
  • Seven artists are on board for it's construction and development since the time of R&D.[7]
  • An Idris can be fit in the hangar of the Bengal practically, but can't fly it in.[7]
  • The main turret of the Bengal is slightly smaller than the Idris.[7]
  • The interior is around three or four times the size of a Battlefield 4 map.[7]
  • The Bengal was teased on May 1, 2021 on the Star Citizen Twitter with an image of a Bengal cat inside a backpack carrier.[8]
  • In internal playtesting, players got frustrated at transversing the ship. Elevators and a subdeck monorail were added as a solution. It runs from one side of the flight deck to the other. It can be used to transport cargo and personnel.[9]
  • The Bengal carrier is sometimes nicknamed as the Bagel carrier by the community.

Gallery

UEEN fleet in Invictus Launch Week 2950 trailer.png
Bengal Fleet.png
Ship-bengal-hangar.jpg
Ship-bengal-backengine.png
Ship bengal above planet.jpg
Ship-bengal-bridge.jpg
Ship-bengal-bridge2.png
Ship bengal side planet.png
Ship bengal back planet.jpg
Ship bengal front planet.jpg

See also

References

  1. Bengal - Galactapedia. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  2. Comm-Link:Bengal Carrier WIP (Original RSI URL)
  3. Star Citizen: The Scale of Things to Come on Youtube
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ryan Church, Sergio Rosas, David Ladyman and Ben Lesnick, Work in Progress: Bengal Carrier, Jump Point, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 3, 2013-02.
  5. RSInotext.svg CIG writer's forum comment
  6. Squadron 42 - Full Cinematic Trailer
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Ship Shape: Bengal Carrier
  8. Star Citizen tweet of Bengal carrier
  9. Squadron 42: Around the Verse - Flight Intelligence on Youtube