Kongju Frigate

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Stats

  • Era: Early Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Singapore Station/Corporate Collective
  • Government(s)/Organization(s):
  • Type: Frigate
  • Crew: 18 Core + 18 Mission
  • Size: Small/Medium
  • Speed: C
    • Cruise: 1.2G
    • Max: 7G
  • Agility: C
  • Endurance: B-
  • Armor: C
  • Weapons:
    • ESE:
      • 6 Railguns
      • 4 Standard Missile Launchers (1-8 shot, 80 max)
    • Post-ESE:
      • 6 Lasers
      • 4 Standard Missile Launchers (1-8 shot, 80 max)
  • Defenses: Chafe/Flare Launcher
  • Sensors: C

History

The Kongju Frigates, or Fear in English, were designed for China during the Early Space Era by the Corporate Collective and Singapore Station as a joint project. They were heavily ruggedized designs and were also the first armored military hulls made by humans. Because of this, and the fact that it was a custom design, the time to construct them was much longer than the Tiger Missile Frigate which were in use before the Kongju was first launched.

It actually looks a bit like the design for the Tiger Missile Frigates to some degree, but the skeleton and exterior armor are much more durable. The premise of the Kongju being that they would be hit by enemy weapons and so they needed to be able to take a beating. Even the spin gravity ring is heavily armored and shielded, which for that time was unheard of. This sort of durability is one reason why well over a hundred years later Kongju Frigates can still be found among pirates and far colony worlds.

It’s primary weapons are two sets of three railguns on either side of the hull, for a total of 6. To back them up are a set of four missile bays behind retractable covers. Later versions sometimes switch the railguns for lasers, though most of those mount a pair of rather large lasers in place of the triplet of railguns.

It uses a single large VASIMR engine for thrust with a single large exhaust port that uses a vectoring system to allow quick changes in direction. Later models built or refitted during the interstellar era would use Fusion Torch drives and some would even add in minimal FTL capability that the original did not have.

Kongju Frigate

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