Tempest Frigate

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Stats

  • Era: Modern Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Mars Shipyards, Ares Shipyard
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): SAN
  • Type: Frigate
  • Crew: 48
  • Size: Small
  • Speed: B
    • Cruise: 40-80G
    • Max: 480G
    • LGS: 4:10
  • FTL: SAN Military Linear Type 2M (1.5 ly/m)
  • Agility: A
  • Armor: C
  • Endurance: C
  • Weapons: 4 Laser turrets, 8 pulse laser turrets, 4 Standard Missile Launchers (1-12 shot, 72 max)
  • Defenses: Stealth, ECM/ECCM, Flare/Chafe Launcher
  • Sensors: C

History

The Tempest Frigate is a light Frigate designed to replace the Rakshasa Frigate. It was also a test of the new second generation gravitic systems in a Frigate sized vessel, capable of adaptive artificial gravity and inertial dampening. Another interesting design feature is that all sensors, weapons, and other devices can retract into the hull allowing it to play ‘asteroid’ providing full armor protection at the cost of limiting their sensor capability. This includes giving them the ability to ‘skim’ the atmosphere of a planet and use aerobraking techniques which would burn out any unshielded sensors.

It is armed with 4 retractable heavy laser turrets, 8 retractable pulse laser turrets, and 4 retractable 3-tube missile launchers. It has two primary and four secondary vectored thrust Fusion Torch Engines for thrust.

Tempest Frigate

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