Agents of BIFROST
Official Name: SHIELD Helicarrier #82
Role: S.H.I.E.L.D.Yggdrasil Project HQ
Operational Duration: 20 years
Time Between Resupply: 6 months, Emergency Supplies: 2 years
Length: 1,500 ft
Width: 500 ft
Mass: 403,500 Tons
Description: The Bifrost is, in effect, a massive airborne aircraft carrier. She is designed to serve as an offensive and defensive platform.
Operations: 512 Support Staff (0) (4 Shifts of 128)
1024 Trainee Agents (1) (Mainly Administrative and Support Staff) (4 Shifts of 256)
1024 Junior Agents (2) (4 Shifts of 256) (512 Specialists)
256 Field Agents (3) (4 Shifts of 64) (128 Specialists)
32 Senior Field Agents (4) (4 Shifts of 8)
8 Agent Commanders (5) (4 Shifts of 2)
512 Junior Agents (2) (Helicarrier Air Wing) (4 Shifts of 128)
128 Field Agents (3) (Helicarrier Air Wing) (4 Shifts of 32)
32 Senior Field Agents (4) (Helicarrier Air Wing) (4 Shifts of 8)
8 Agent Commanders (5) (Helicarrier Air Wing) (4 Shifts of 2)
512 Mission Specialists (Equivalent to Junior Agents) (2) (4 Shifts of 128)
128 Senior Mission Specialists (Equivalent to Field Agents) (3) (4 Shifts of 32)
32 Capekiller Agents (Equivalent to Senior Field Agents) (4) (4 Shifts of 8)
8 Capekiller Agent Commanders (Equivalent to Agent Commanders) (5) (4 Shifts of 2)
Space for 200 Civilian Operatives
Holding Facilities for 64 ‘Regular’ Prisoners
Holding Facilities for 32 “Super-Powered” Prisoners
Cruise Speed: Rotors/36kph (22mph), Jets/50kph (31mph)
Maximum Speed: 800kph (501mph)
Most obviously the Helicarrier is supported by a set of eight huge double-bladed helicopter rotors. However, these do not support the massive weight of the unit. This is provided by a large antigrav core designed by Tony Stark, Hank Pym, Reed Richards, and Forge.
In addition to the rotors, 8 massive jet rockets are used for stabilization and some emergency movement as well as for propulsion.
Standard cruising altitude is just within the upper reaches of the troposphere at approximately 50,000 feet. However, Bifrost must descend to below 30,000 feet to launch her fighter aircraft and to off load and take on personnel via normal aircraft transportation, as most craft cannot safely operate at these altitudes.
If required to land, Bifrost can either land in the ocean (preferred) or on dry land where there is a big enough airfield. In the event of catastrophic antigravity failure, Bifrost cannot maintain altitude and will crash. If this happens it is highly advisable to emergency evacuate all personnel.
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Weapons & Defensive Systems
Underneath and on her sides, Bifrost has a number of machine gun and chain-gun turrets. These fire anything between standard 7.62mm bullets and 76mm shells depending on the unit in question.
The other primary weapons onboard include weapons that can be used for antimissile deployment as well as direct offense, including Mark 15 Phalanx CIWS.
The electric cannon setup is as follows: eight 70mm RADAR-guided with a 2 mile effective range, four 40mm RADAR-guided with a half-mile effective range – both of these can fire on individual shot, or a burst of up to 5 shots. They can also be targeted in a 360 degree arc. Since we operate on a Stark Reliant core for power generation, any or all of these twelve units can be switched over to repulsor blast or, at a loss of effective range and at the risk of overloading the drive system, Unibeam structure.
In addition to significant ECM – Electronic Counter-Measures, going from innermost to outermost, each bulkhead section can be closed off from one another to increase safety; outside that there is a 5 inch hardened alloy layer followed by a full foot of anti-fragmentary material, a 6-inch hardened alloy layer, and a two-inch experimental ablative system employed by computer control. This gives Bifrost enough defence to protect against threats such as the Incredible Hulk. Temperature controls are dealt with by sensors within each of the armour plates, and the ship is kept balanced by a series of gyroscopes hidden within the body. It’s also fully hardened against EMP, and can resist 1.2 joules per centimetre squared of radiation per second.
Transports: 8 Multirole Sea King Helicopters (2 Anti Submarine, 3 Troop Transport, 3 Medevac) (4 Air Crew Each)
Fighters: 32 Quinjet Fighters (1 Air Crew Each)
64 Flying Cars (Mark 6b) “Sara’s” (1 Air Crew each)
8 Flying Cars (Mark 6c) “Yvonne’s” (No Air Crew – Designated Project Yggdrasil Uses Only)
In addition, the Bifrost also has a complement of 1000 Emergency Evacuation Pods (Can Hold Up To 5 Crew Each), easily enabling all 4,312 personnel to leave the vessel in the event of a catastrophic emergency situation. Under standard guidelines, no preference is given to race, gender or species, however civillian personnel (civillians should always be protected) and Agents of ‘Agent Commander’ rank and above (to preserve the experience and training they have received, over the lesser trained Agents) are given priority for pod places. It should be noted however, that in 90% of recorded cases, the Senior Agents in Charge have ensured the survival of all ranks of Agent, often at the cost of their own lives.