Fortress Heavy Cruiser



  • Era: Modern Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Unknown
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): Pirates
  • Type: Heavy Cruiser
  • Crew: 224
  • Size: Large
  • Speed: C
    • Cruise: 30G
    • Max: 360G
    • LGS: 3:10
  • FTL: Unknown Linear Type 2 (~2.5 ly/m)
  • Agility: D
  • Armor: B
  • Endurance: C+
  • Weapons: 2 Heavy Railgun Turrets, 16 Railgun Turrets, 8 Light Railgun Turrets, 18 Laser Turrets, 6 Missile Launcher Turrets (1-24 shots, 240 max)
  • Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
  • Sensors: C
  • Small Craft Capacity: 10 Launch Bays (20 Large docks), 1 Central Hangar Bay (1 XL Dock)


The Fortress Heavy Cruiser came literally out of nowhere. As far as anyone is aware the pirate legions simply don’t have the facilities to build this kind of ship. Even manning a ship this size should put a huge crunch on the resources of most pirate bands. That said, the Fortress is, mostly, an impressive vessel with serious firepower and armor. On the downside it is slow and has an odd weakness in having a bridge tower which is a huge weakness in a combat vessel. Luckily it’s damage control and alternate command center is buried deep within the vessel.

The ships armaments include 2 dual barreled heavy railgun turrets, 16 dual barreled railgun turrets, 8 ‘light’ rapid fire railgun turrets, 18 retractable laser turrets, and 6 missile launcher turrets. Almost all this firepower is directed into the upper arcs of the ship, leaving the underside oddly unprotected up close. This is possibly because the ship has carrier capability with hangars capable of holding dozens of fighters.

Fortress Heavy Cruiser

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