Hyperion class Heavy Cruiser
Hyperion class
Status: Active (as of 2281)
Affiliation: Earthforce
Class: Heavy Cruiser
Length: 1,025.39m
Beam: 286.5m
Draught: 326.1m
Crew: 350
Engines: 3 Beigie-Bryant 900A
Particle Thrust Engines
Jump Capable: Yes
Gravity: No
Weapons: 2 52mm Plasma Pulse Cannons
2 40mm Plasma Pulse Cannons
2 Phased Particle Cannons
4 Pulse Discharge Cannons
2 Thermo-nuclear Torpedo Tubes
Auxiliary Craft: 6 Starfurys or Thunderbolts
The Hyperion was an Earthforce warship manufactured by KarmaTech at the Neue Hanse Orbital Shipyard in Earth orbit.

Technical CapabilitiesEdit

Like most Earth Alliance ships of the period, the Hyperion lacked the capability to generate artificial gravity, either through the use of rotating sections or the later, more advanced gravitic drive systems.[1] Though rotating section were within Earthforces technical capabilities at the time, they greatly reduced a ship's speed and effectiveness. As such the crew had to operate in a completely zero gravity environment, requiring the use of seat straps and hand holds to work effectively.>

Service HistoryEdit

Before the introduction of the Omega and Warlocks, the Hyperions served as Earth's front line warships, often supported by the heavily armed Nova. Hyperions made up a proportion of the fleet that was assembled for the Battle of the Line and though a great many were destroyed, the ones that survived continued to serve alongside their successors as the workhorses of the Earthforce fleet. Even though the design was far past its prime it continued to be in service as late as 2281. [2]

Ships of the ClassEdit

  • EAS Agamemmnon in hyperspace with the renegade
  • EAS Amundsen approaching the Valen'thaGo to EAS Amundsen
  • EAS Trafalgar patrolling Sol's asteroid beltGo to EAS Trafalgar
  • An Omega-Class Destroyer assisting a Hyperion-Class Heavy Cruiser.Go to Omega class destroyer
  • EAS Aegean
  • EAS Amundsen
  • EAS Clarkstown
  • EAS Hyperion
  • EAS Lexington
  • EAS Prometheus
  • EAS Trafalgar

Behind the ScenesEdit

The Hyperion was designed by animator Mark Kochinski, based on a napkin sketch by Ron Thornton.[3]

References Edit

Other SourcesEdit

  • The Official Guide to Babylon 5 (CD ROM)

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