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Tempest Class Strike Frigate[1]

The Tempest Class strike frigate is an Escort ship belonging to Calixis and surrounding sectors.[1]

Design

It is designed to engage enemies in short-range fights; it is designed with less ranged firepower than other frigates and equipped instead with short-range broadsides, assault boats and complements of troops for boardings. In order to get near to the enemy ships without suffering much damage, its prow is triple-armoured and its plasma drives are boosted.[1]

Since all those features require a lot of space, it is larger than a Sword Frigate and its components can be rearranged to suit commercial purposes.[1]

Compared to Sword Class Frigates, they are less manoeuvrable and they do not match their turret rating, nor their detection systems. However they benefit from a stronger hull integrity and armour.[1]

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 1.5 km long, 0.4 km abeam at fins approx.[1]
  • Mass: 6.1 megatonnes approx.[1]
  • Crew: 30,500 crew; approx.[1]
  • Accel: 4.7 gravities max sustainable acceleration.[1]

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