Guardians of the Stars
Ibis Escort Carrier
- Era: Modern Space Era
- Manufacturer: Far Isles Corporation (FIC)
- Government(s)/Organization(s): FIC
- Type: Escort Carrier
- Size: Small
- Crew: 12+2
- Speed: B
- Cruise: 60-120G
- Max: 720G
- LGS: 6:10
- FTL: FIC Ibis Linear Type 2 (1.2 ly/m)
- Agility: B-
- Armor: D
- Endurance: C-
- 1 Railgun Turret
- Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
- Sensors: C+
- Small Craft Capacity:
- 2 Full-Sized Docking Clamps (2 XL sized mounts)
The Ibis Escort Carrier is an experiment by the FIC. It is the size of a Frigate or even an over-sized Corvette, much smaller than any normal carrier. In fact this carrier doesn’t even hold the fighters inside and instead carries two externally on docking clamps. The reason for this is to add some fighter ability to even small battle groups. One or two of these and a Crusher Frigate or Nova Frigate can handle most simple pirate groups and other such threats.
It only has a single nose mounted dual railgun turret. The pair of fighters provide all other combat ability with the Ibis mostly consisting of a fusion torch drive, living quarters for the pilots and crew, a workshop for basic maintenance, and control systems.
It has it’s own custom gravitics, from a 6:10 ratio LGS unit to a special light linear FTL drive. The FTL drive is not fast, but it’s better than most Corvettes can muster.