Orion Light Cruiser

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Stats

  • Era: Modern Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Far Isles Corporation (FIC)
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): FIC
  • Type: Light Cruiser
  • Size: Medium
  • Crew: 113
  • Speed: B
    • Cruise: 30-60G
    • Max: 360G
    • LGS: 3:10
  • FTL: FIC Linear Type 2 (2 ly/m)
  • Agility: C
  • Armor: C-
  • Endurance: C
  • Weapons: 4 Railgun Turrets, 4 UV Lasers, 4 Standard Missile Launchers (1-16 shots, 80 max)
  • Defenses: None
  • Sensors: B-
  • Small Craft Capacity: 2 Full-Sized Docking Ports (2 XL sized mounts)

History

The Orion Light Cruiser was built for a similar role to that of the Odyssey Light Cruiser, though with less science facilities, a lower crew capacity, and slightly heavier weapons load. Very few of these have been made as exploration has a low priority and it’s much cheaper to use probes or smaller Corvettes/Frigates as scouts even if those vehicles are less capable of performing research on new systems. Instead scouts are typically sent out first and systems which seem interesting are then assigned to a Orion’s mission list. The FIC has sold some of these to SA colony worlds for use in system defense roles, but this has been rare as the Orion is underwhelming as a pure combat craft.

Physically it is fairly ‘boxy’ in shape with a small Engine section housing the fusion torch drives and two more drives in engine ‘pods’ to either side of the rearmost living compartment, in front of which is most of the ordinance and sensor systems. It is armed with 4 railgun turrets, 4 fixed forward UV lasers, and 4 standard missile launchers each of which is capable of launching up to four missiles at once.

Orion Light Cruiser

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