Guardians of the Stars
Dog Escort Carrier
- Era: Interstellar Space Era
- Manufacturer: Tantalus
- Government(s)/Organization(s): Colonies, Pirates
- Type: Escort Carrier
- Size: Medium
- Crew: 96
- Speed: D
- Cruise: 1G
- Max: 3G
- FTL: Commercial Linear Type 1 (1 ly/m)
- Agility: D
- Armor: D
- Endurance: C-
- 8 Laser Turrets
- Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
- Sensors: D
- Small Craft Capacity:
- 2 Linked Hangar Bays (24 Large Docks)
The Dog Escort Carrier was designed and built in the Tantalus System during the Colony Rebellion just after the Battle of Hornet’s Nest. They had large numbers of fighters and no way to easily move them around. After other designs came out this makeshift craft were retired and either sold to private parties who would use them as freighters or they were taken by their former crews who went pirate as an alternative to going back to mining.
The large crew is due to large fighter support staffs and the fighter pilots themselves. The bridge crew consists of a captain or senior watch commander, a pilot, a navigator, a sensor operator, and the air control officer.
The Carrier itself has almost no weapons, relying instead on up to two dozen fighters as it’s firepower. It’s only weapons are eight dual barrel laser turrets. Two large engine pods on either side of the vessel give it thrust, with the rest of the ship devoted to crew and flight ops.
While only two dozen were ever made only four or five went to private interests, all the others went pirate. With so many examples available, hidden facilities made more of them to the point it had become odd for a decent sized pirate group to not use at least one.