Jump Carrier

The jump carrier is a subtype of the carrier, these vessels rarely carry strike craft, instead carrying large, fully independant vessels such as gunboats, destroyers, and even cruisers into battle, usually attached to the outside of the hull. The use of jump carriers allows for the removal of mass- and energy-intensive jump drives from the ships being carried, allowing for more firepower for a given volume of warcraft. The downside is that the jump carrier itself becomes the achilles heel of the task group, as its destruction would leave a large part of or even the entire force stranded.

Jump carriers are typically heavily armoured and lightly armed, carrying large amounts of supplies for the carried vessels.

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