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Another classic design that has survived the centuries. The first vessel was constructed in 2700 by Whatt and Pritney Ship Constructions. With the demise of the company and after various mergers and takeovers the ship design is now owned by Faulcon deLacy. The ship remains the slow and sturdy craft it was originally famous for and some smaller navies still use this class as patrol cruisers (although tiny compared to the Imperial Interdictors and Federal Battle cruisers).

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Specifications

Manufacturer:
Faulcon deLacy
Speed:
230 m/s
Boost speed:
300 m/s
Agility:
129
Crew:
2
Cost:
56,978,180 Cr
Base shield:
260 MJ
Base armour:
260
Hull mass:
350 t
Mass-lock factor:
17
Landing pad:
Medium


Hardpoints

3
 
Large hardpoint
3
 
Large hardpoint
3
 
Large hardpoint
2
Pulse Laser [1F fixed] 
Medium hardpoint
2
Pulse Laser [1F fixed] 
Medium hardpoint
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount
0
 
Utility mount

Internal

7
Power Plant [7E] 
Class 7 Reactor bay
6
Thrusters [6E] 
Class 6 Thruster mounting
5
Frame Shift Drive [5E] 
Class 5 FSD housing
4
Life Support [4E] 
Class 4 Environment control
7
Power Distributor [7E] 
Class 7 Power coupling
6
Sensors [6E] 
Class 6 Sensor suite
5
Fuel Tank [5C] 
Class 5 Fuel store

6
Cargo Rack [5E / capacity: 32] 
Class 6 Internal compartment
6
Cargo Rack [5E / capacity: 32] 
Class 6 Internal compartment
6
Shield Generator [6E] 
Class 6 Internal compartment
5
Cargo Rack [4E / capacity: 16] 
Class 5 Internal compartment
5
 
Class 5 Internal compartment
4
 
Class 4 Internal compartment
3
 
Class 3 Internal compartment
3
Cargo Rack [1E / capacity: 2] 
Class 3 Internal compartment
2
Basic Discovery Scanner 
Class 2 Internal compartment

Related Galnet news

10 Nov 3303
Galactic News: Taipan AX1 Announced

A spokesperson for Faulcon DeLacy has announced that the manufacturer has teamed up with Aegis to produce a new version of its popular fighter, the Taipan. The spokesperson confirmed that the development was a direct response to the rising Thargoid threat.

Barr Winters, a Faulcon DeLacy engineer who worked on the new Taipan, elaborated on the ship’s specifications:

“The new Taipan has been equipped with two AX multi-cannons, replacing the default utility mount and small hardpoints. These cannons are slightly punchier than standard, which we hope will make the ship particularly effective against Thargoid vessels.”

The new Taipan, which will be known as the AX1, is not to be confused with the existing Aegis Taipan variant. The ship will be available from the 13th of November 3303.

16 Apr 3303
Galactic News: Curious Message Discovered

A group of EM-transmission technology enthusiasts in the Tionisla system claims to have found a message in the exploration data gathered last year as part of a campaign organised by the Children of Raxxla.

A spokesperson for the group, which calls itself The Hamsters, said:

“It was inside one of the beacon modulator wave harmonics, and it seems to be some sort of rhyme. We’ve studied it but have come up with nothing, so we thought we’d share it with the galactic community.”

The message is reprinted in full below.

The river to the underworld

Gaia’s daughter all unfurled

Fourth minor bear in vain

By viper’s sting was slain

Also known as Nemesis

The doom of Chimera

She is tasked with soothing pain

Suckling Odysseus from afar

Mother of the mother of

Leader of the Titans

He transformed into a hawk

A daughter of Daedalion’s

The piercer was how he was known

Mother of Ulysses

Ruler of the winds

God of night, primordial flees

Zeus’ namesake now lies in Sol

Achilles’ favoured horse

Women of vengeance infernal

The vain queen rides not forth

A final word, a course to follow, a poor miser’s sum

If you would understand it all, seek Fibonacci’s Zephyrum

20 Mar 3303
Galactic News: Distress Call Received from Col 70 Sector

Recent reports indicate that a garbled distress call from somewhere in the Col 70 sector has been received. The news has been met with surprise from some quarters, given that permit restrictions have made the sector relatively inaccessible.

"We're not sure what to make of it," said Perry Hussein, a member of the Federal intelligence community, "but it was definitely a distress call and the ship that sent it appears to have been destroyed. The telemetry indicates it was an older vessel, perhaps Cobra class."