Makin Class VIII Assault Ship

«Last Updated – January 30, 2017»

Makin Federation Class VIII Assault Ship

from Ship Recognition Manual – The Federation (2nd Edition), FASA | Redraw by Brad R. Torgersen

NOTES:
The Makin Class assault ship can beam down its compliment of 1,800 marines, 9 heavy tanks and 32 light support vehicles in 25 minutes, slightly less rapidly than the Continent Class vessel. The Makin was produced at the Tellar and Salazaar shipyards, with a combined annual production rate of 14 per year. Of the 68 Makin Class ships built, 64 remain in active service, 1 is used by Star Fleet Training Command, 1 has been destroyed, and 1 has been scrapped.


Construction Data:
Model – Mk II MK III Mk IV
Ship Class – VIII VIII VIII
Date Entering Service – 2273 2289 2347
Number Constructed – 68 66 refit 66 refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 12 18 20
Damage Chart – C C C
Size:
Length – 252 m 252 m 254 m
Width – 125 m 125 m 125 m
Height – 60 m 60 m 62 m
Weight – 103,675 mt 114,713 mt 119,677 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 600 SCU 600 SCU 650 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 30,000 mt 30,000 mt 32,500 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – M-2 M-3 I-4 (x2)
Transporters:
Standard 6-person – 4 4 4
Combat 20-person – 6 8 8
Emergency 22-person – 2 2 2
Cargo – 6 4 4
Other Data:
Crew – 38 41 53
Troops – 1800 1800 1600
Shuttlecraft – 20 26 28
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 20 38 60
Movement Point Ratio – 3/1 3/1 3/1
Warp Engine Type – FWE-1 FWE-2 FWL-1
Number – 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 8 ea. 13 ea. 20 ea.
Stress Chart – G/K G/K E/F
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 8
Emergency Speed – Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 10
Impulse Engine Type – FIB-2 FIF-1 FII-3
Power Units Available – 4 12 20
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – FH-2 FH-8 FNH-9
Number – 4 4 4
Firing Arcs – 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s
Firing Chart – H T W
Maximum Power – 3 5 12
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-) (1-7)
+2 (-) (1-10) (8-15)
+1 (1-10) (11-18) (16-20)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – FSD FSL FST
Shield Point Ratio – 1/2 1/3 1/4
Maximum Shield Power – 6 16 45
Combat Efficiency:
D – 44.2 102.2 204.6
WDF – 5.2 17.2 42.8

Redesign/Update Notes:

The Makin class is a nifty ship that has a nice look and fits in with the FASA TMP era ships. However – there are a few “errors” that, while not detrimental, seem out of place. If you are interested in the unaltered stats – click here. The re-draw (by Brad R. Torgersen) I feel is a better representation of what the Makin should look like. However – the original FASA size of the Makin seems a little small. Since most “assault ships” or landing craft are pretty significant affairs in real life, I agreed with Brad that the size should be up-scaled to be more inline with the graphic. (Remember that a number of the original graphics were little more than quickly cobbled graphics before there were a significant amount of reference books or computers!) Brad original design has a significant number of phaser emplacements, which (for continuity) I’ve removed. Personally – I think the Makin WOULD have all those phasers to better defend it self. I think that to have all the emplacement he drew would make the ships firepower nearly that of a cruiser. Perhaps in the near future we’ll add in a version with those stats.

One other minor detail is the number of shuttles. It’s just not feasible. FASA did seem to underestimate the number of shuttle the TMP ships had – but for the Makin… There would be many scenarios where the ships troops would need to “shuttle” to the surface – and 2 measly shuttles would take HOURS if not DAYS! I opted to simply add a zero and bump up that number accordingly.