The Nova Class Battlestar is a new and experimental class of ship. Intended to be an upgrade from the Mercurry class, Nova class Battlestars are fleet command ships. Nominally under the command of a Commander, they also serve as the flag ship for an Admiral. One third larger than a Mercury class Battlestar they were designed to be used as fleet command and control ships while also serving as a one stop assault vehicle, capable of taking on two to four other capital class ships, or assaulting a major ground target, by itself. They are highly automated and carry the latest state of the art defenses against electronic warfare including Electro Magnetic Pulse fields capable of disabling enemy electronics and a V.I., or Virtual Intelligence, computer core capable of adapting to any threat while not violating the laws against artificial intelligence.
The Nova Class can also manufacture all the replacement parts needed for Raptors, Vipers and Scimitar Bombers, as well the frame and outer skin of these ships. This makes her completely self-sufficient in regards to fighter repair and production. They also have advanced food and water reclamation and food growth facilities making it able to be self sufficient for seven years before having to change out it's supply. It have a crew compliment of 2,324 officers and crewmen. It commanding officer is Commander Richard Hatch. It carry three squadrons of Viper Mark 7's and One Squadron of experimental Viper Mark 8's that make of its Air Wing. The NOVA carries a compliment of 300 Colonial Marines ( the 54th Colonial Marine Regiment) The Marines also utilize 20 Landram Mark II ground assault vehicles. It have a jumps range of 120 Stellar Units (S.U.) it also carry enough food, fuel and water to last for seven years. The Nova has a ship hospital with four wards that is capable of doing anything a normal state of the art hospital could do. They are two keys areas of the ship, with the first been C.I.C. ( Combat Information Center), it is the Control Bridge of the ship. All ships functions are dictated from this area. The second keys areas of the ships is the S.C.C. (Strategic Command Center): Just aft of the C.I.C., the S.C.C. is where the flag officer can direct large scale combat actions while not interferring in the tactical decisions of the ship commander.
Images is taking from Wolf Ship and was created by Dave Breidis (CanisD) for Battlestar Prometheus (Story). Information is taking Battlestar Prometheus website' by Ryan A. Keeton.