Valiant Frigate

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Stats

  • Era: Modern Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Mars Shipyards, Lunar Shipyards
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): Mercenaries
  • Type: Frigate
  • Size: Small/Medium
  • Crew: 54
  • Speed: B
    • Cruise: 20-40G
    • Max: 240G
    • LGS: 2:10
  • FTL: Commercial Linear Type 1M2 (0.75 ly/m)
  • Agility: C+
  • Armor: C-
  • Endurance: C+
  • Weapons: 1 Railgun Turret, 2 Heavy Missile Launchers (1-2 shots, 60 max)
  • Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
  • Sensors: C

History

The Valiant Frigate was a solution to the threat of pirates when SAN or colonial militia patrols were not around. The SA ruled that ‘companies’ could acquire a mercenaries license and operate lightly armed fighters, corvettes, or frigates to act as convoy escorts. The Valiant filled the role of an escort nicely as it has it’s own FTL drive, living quarters for it’s crew, and at least rivals a military corvette pirates may have access to. However it’s not the best armed or most agile craft ever, it is still arguably better than a fighter or two docked at a docking collar on a freighter and it doesn’t block that as an option as well.

The Valiant comes with a variable fire rate Railgun Turret and a pair of heavy missile launchers that can each fire one missile at a time. The bow of the ship also ‘hides’ a cargo bay entrance and the ship is capable of making amphibious landings in sufficiently deep water. A pair of fusion torch drives provides it with maneuvering capability along with dozens of thrusters.

Valiant Frigate

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