Ghalalk and Element-Class Cruiser Pods (HG 2022) - attempt at reverse engineering

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Mongoose
Hello.
It seems that there are no official versions of stats for the Element-Class Cruiser Pods modernized to High Guard 2022 standards and the ECC is, as far as I know, not to be reissued in accordance to HG2022. I wanted to recreate how the pods from ECC could look like, reverse engineered from the Ghalalk from HG 2022.
I would like to ask you for your opinions - what could be done better?
As I said, I wanted to keep them in line with the HG 2022 version of the Cruiser and I needed to make some assumptions. Mostly, the Cruiser holds itself enough fuel to make a Jump-4 without the pods, and the pods hold additional fuel needed for the J-4 to be done with them installed. Also, the pods are powered by the core Power Plant. I also wanted to keep as much of the main functionality of the pods as possible.

So, the Cruiser itself could have the following stats:​
Ghalalk​
Mass​
Hull​
39600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Modular Hull (10,400 tons)​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
5385,6​
Radiation Shielding​
-​
M-Drive​
Thrust 6 (energy efficient, reduced size x2)​
2400​
J- Drive​
Jump 4 (reduced fuel x2)​
5005​
Power Plant​
Fusion (TL15), Power 60,000​
3000​
Fuel Tanks​
J-4, 8 weeks of operation​
15472​
Bridge​
Bridges x2, Holographic Controls​
120​
Command Bridges x2, Holographic Controls​
80​
Computer​
Core/100fib​
-​
Backup Core/90fib​
-​
Sensors​
Advanced x2​
10​
Distributed Arrays x2​
20​
Military Countermeasures Suites x2​
30​
Enhanced Signal Processing x2​
4​
Weapons​
Particle Accelerator Spinal Mount (TL 14)​
2800​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x20​
20​
Triple Turrets (sandcasters) x20​
20​
Fusion Barbettes (long range, high yield) x12​
60​
Point Defence Laser Batteries (Type III) x2​
40​
Ammunition​
Sandcaster Canister Storage (800 canister)​
40​
Screens​
Meson Screens x10​
100​
Nuclear Dampers x10​
100​
Armoured Bulkheads​
Manoeuvre Drive​
240​
Jump Drive​
500,5​
Power Plant​
300​
Bridges​
12​
Command Bridges​
8​
Sensors​
6,4​
Spinal Mount​
280​
Meson Screens​
10​
Nuclear Dampers​
10​
Craft​
Full Hangar (240 tons)​
480​
Troop Transports x4​
-​
Systems​
Hull Modules (2,600 tons) x4​
-​
Fuel Processor (4,000 tons/day)​
200​
Fuel Scoops​
-​
Brigs x4​
16​
Repair Drones​
500​
Armoury​
50​
Briefing Rooms x8​
32​
Medical Bays x6​
24​
UNREP System (200 tons/hour)​
10​
Workshops x4​
24​
Software​
Manoeuvre​
-​
Intellect​
-​
Jump Control/4​
-​
Library​
-​
Evade/3​
-​
Auto-Repair/2​
-​
Advanced Fire Control/3​
-​
Anti-Hijack/3​
-​
Battle System/1​
-​
Broad Spectrum EW​
-​
Launch Solution/3​
-​
Point Defence/2​
-​
Virtual Crew/0​
-​
Virtual Gunner/0​
-​
Staterooms​
Standard x 290​
1160​
High x 4​
24​
Barracks x 200​
200​
Low Berths x 200​
100​
Common Areas​
400​
Cargo​
300,1​

So, now the pods themselves:​
Missile Pod​
Mass​
Hull​
2600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
353,6​
Radiation Shielding​
Fuel Tanks​
782​
Weapons​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x12​
12​
Medium Missile Bays (size reduction x3) x2​
140​
Large Missile Bays (size reduction x3) x2​
700​
Ammunition​
Missile Storage (5760 missiles)​
480​
Armoured Bulkheads​
Medium Bays​
14​
Large Bays​
70​
Missile Storage​
48​

Hangar Pod​
Mass​
Hull​
2600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
353,6​
Radiation Shielding​
Fuel Tanks​
782​
Weapons​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x12​
12​
Craft​
Full Hangar (180 tons) x2​
720​
Launch Tubes (20tons)​
200​
Recovery Decks (20 tons) x2​
400​
Staterooms​
Standard x 30​
120​
Common Areas​
12​

Marine Operations Pod​
Mass​
Hull​
2600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
353,6​
Radiation Shielding​
Fuel Tanks​
782​
Weapons​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x12​
12​
Systems​
Training Facilities (70 persons)​
140​
Brigs x4​
16​
Armoury​
75​
Briefing Rooms x4​
16​
Medical Bays x5​
20​
Workshops x4​
24​
Sensor stations x4​
4​
Craft​
Docking space (troop transport) x6​
330​
Troop Transports x6​
Staterooms​
Standard x 24​
96​
Barracks x 300​
600​
Common Areas​
30​
Cargo​
101​

Torpedo Pod​
Mass​
Hull​
2600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
353,6​
Radiation Shielding​
Fuel Tanks​
782​
Weapons​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x12​
12​
Medium Torpedo Bay (size reduction x3)​
70​
Large Torpedo Bay (size reduction x3)​
350​
Medium Fusion Gun Bay (long range, high yield) x3​
300​
Ammunition​
Torpedo Storage (1800)​
600​
Armoured Bulkheads​
Medium Bays​
37​
Large Bays​
35​
Torpedo Storage​
60​

Orbital Assault Pod​
Mass​
Hull​
2600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
353,6​
Radiation Shielding​
Fuel Tanks​
782​
Weapons​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x12​
12​
Small Orbital Strike Mass Driver Bay (size reduction x3) x6​
210​
Medium Orbital Strike Missile Bays (size reduction x3) x3​
210​
Ammunition​
Orbital Strike Missile Storage (1200 missiles)​
100​
Orbital Strike Mass Driver Ammo Storage (60 Attacks)​
120​
Armoured Bulkheads​
Small Bays​
21​
Medium Bays​
21​
Systems​
Orbital Assault Systems x8​
192​
OAS Capsules x100​
100​
Orbital Support Systems x2​
24​
OSS Capsules x6​
36​
Armoury​
25​
Briefing Rooms x2​
8​
Workshop​
6​
Craft​
Docking space (troop transport) x2​
110​
Troop Transports x2​
Staterooms​
Standard x 12​
48​
Barracks x 100​
200​
Common Areas​
10​
Cargo​
11​

Fighter Pod​
Mass​
Hull​
2600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
353,6​
Radiation Shielding​
Fuel Tanks​
782​
Weapons​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x12​
12​
Systems​
Construction Decks (10 tons) x4​
80​
UNREP System​
2​
Medical Bays x2​
8​
Workshops x4​
24​
Armouries​
2​
Craft​
Docking Space (10t) x48​
528​
Launch Tubes
(10tons)​
100​
Recovery Decks
(10 tons) x2​
200​
Full Hangar (80t)​
160​
Staterooms​
Standard x 80​
320​
Common Areas​
12​
Cargo​
16​

Forward Communications Pod​
Mass​
Hull​
2600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
353,6​
Radiation Shielding​
Fuel Tanks​
782​
Fuel for Couriers (total 8 parsecs)​
128​
Weapons​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x12​
12​
Systems​
Sensor stations x4​
4​
Mail Distribution Array (TL 13)​
20​
UNREP System​
2​
Workshops x4​
24​
Armouries​
2​
Craft​
Docking space (200t) x4​
880​
Naval Courier x4​
Staterooms​
Standard x 60​
240​
Common Areas​
60​
Cargo​
92​

Exploration Pod​
Mass​
Hull​
2600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
353,6​
Radiation Shielding​
Fuel Tanks​
782​
Weapons​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x12​
12​
Systems​
Gravitational Analysis Suite​
8​
Advanced Medium Observatory​
400​
Chart Room​
16​
Workshops x4​
24​
Laboratories (15 scientists)​
60​
Library​
4​
Scientific Operations Suite​
48​
Medical Bays x6​
24​
Armouries​
2​
Briefing Room​
4​
Deep Penetration Scanners​
50​
Life Scanner Analysis Suite x2​
2​
Advanced Probe Drones​
6​
Sensor stations x12​
12​
Craft​
Full Hangar (200t)​
400​
Staterooms​
Standard x 80​
320​
Common Areas​
12​
Cargo​
60​

Intelligence Pod​
Mass​
Hull​
2600 tons, Standard​
Reinforced​
Military​
Armour​
Bonded Superdense, Armour: 17​
353,6​
Radiation Shielding​
Fuel Tanks​
782​
Sensors​
Advanced​
5​
Distributed Array​
10​
Military Countermeasures Suite​
15​
Enhanced Signal Processing​
2​
Weapons​
Triple Turrets (accurate, high yield beam lasers) x12​
12​
Medium Missile Bay (size reduction x3)​
70​
Missile Storage (600 missiles)​
50​
Armoured Bulkheads​
Medium Bay​
7​
Missile Storage​
5​
Systems​
Scientific Operations Suite (intelligence analysis)​
48​
Deep Penetration Scanners​
50​
Life Scanner Analysis Suite x2​
2​
Briefing Rooms x4​
16​
Armouries​
2​
Library​
4​
Studio (3 persons)​
12​
Training Facilities (12 persons)​
24​
Mail Distribution Array (TL 13)​
20​
Brig x2​
8​
Full Hangar (400 t)​
800​
Staterooms​
Standard x 40​
160​
High x10​
60​
Luxury x4​
40​
Common Areas​
32​
Cargo​
10​
So, what do you think?​
 
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This is amazing! I am about to run a Naval Campaign using an Element Cruiser as the setting for the Travellers. Your idea of each POD contributing to the fuel requirements is very imaginative. I like how each POD has weaponry. This makes the Element Cruiser so interesting. I'm making part of the "Common Areas" as where they eat. I'm thinking of labeling it the Mess Hall.
 
This is amazing! I am about to run a Naval Campaign using an Element Cruiser as the setting for the Travellers. Your idea of each POD contributing to the fuel requirements is very imaginative. I like how each POD has weaponry. This makes the Element Cruiser so interesting. I'm making part of the "Common Areas" as where they eat. I'm thinking of labeling it the Mess Hall.
Not trying to be picky at you Colin, but in RN and USN terms, a dining area is simply called 'a mess'. For example, the officers mess, the chiefs mess, the enlisted mess, etc.
HOWEVER, the way the Element-class ships are built has the quarters and duty stations in the same pod. This is a little inefficient from a berthing and supply standpoint, but very efficient in getting the troops [sic] to their duty stations when GQ sounds. This means smaller messes distributed in the pods, so while the officers mess will probably still be separate, the chief's mess will probably just be behind a partition or divider in a general enlisted men's mess.
 
Not trying to be picky at you Colin, but in RN and USN terms, a dining area is simply called 'a mess'. For example, the officers mess, the chiefs mess, the enlisted mess, etc.
HOWEVER, the way the Element-class ships are built has the quarters and duty stations in the same pod. This is a little inefficient from a berthing and supply standpoint, but very efficient in getting the troops [sic] to their duty stations when GQ sounds. This means smaller messes distributed in the pods, so while the officers mess will probably still be separate, the chief's mess will probably just be behind a partition or divider in a general enlisted men's mess.
I appreciate it and will use these terms! Thanks!
 
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