The Terran Fleet

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The Terran Fleet

Postby Deadly » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:22 pm

Terran Shipyard:

    + Enhanced Odin (M1)
    Developed as a base for Terran intelligence operations in Commonwealth territory, the Improved Odin M1 Class Fleet Carrier is an redesigned Odin class vessel that can mount many Commonwealth heavy weapon varieties and missles, and has superior speed along with heavier hull armor. Intended for extended clandestine cruises, the Improved Odin has an expanded cargo hold, and considerably larger laser charge banks, but sacrifices some shielding and hangar capacity. Primarily used only by Terran Naval Intelligence units, the expanded weapon options possessed by the Improved Odin make her both an extremely lethal adversary, and less dependant upon resupply when deep in enemy territory.

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    + Loki (M2)
    Named after one of the major deities in the Norse pantheon, The Loki is a very powerful and fast M2 class ship, with exceptional handling characteristics. Like it's "trickster" namesake, the Loki is crafty and deadly in combat. While carrying only average shielding, Loki is the most nimble M2 currently in space. It's incredible agility not only allows it to avoid head-to-head "slug fests", but enables Loki to quickly turn on it's opponents and fatally "bite" them using it's very powerful forward armament. To further confound it's enemies, Loki also boasts 3 external docking clamps for 2 fighters and 1 M6 class ship.

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    + Ragnarok (M7)
    Designed to eventually replace the Terran ATF Frigates, the new Ragnarok Heavy Frigate is built for heavy fleet combat with enemy main combatants. Utilizing the advanced Terran drives and power generators that gives this race a huge technological advantage over the Commonwealth, Ragnarok adds the new organo-ceramic armoring, and hardpoints fitted to mount a selection of heavy Terran and Commonwealth weaponry. With shielding comparable to a Commonwealth M2, Ragnarok uses the same advanced weapons generator array used on the new Magna TL. Well-armed, armored, and shielded, but not particularly fast, this powerful new Terran frigate is nonetheless expected to be able to easily defeat her foreign M7 rivals.

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    + Longbone (M6)
    The newest addition to the Terran battle fleet is the Longbone Strike Corvette, which utilizes the latest cutting edge Terran armor and component technology. Combined with access to Commonwealth weapon systems, Longbone's superior armor and engineering makes her the most dangerous Terran corvette ever made. With a larger than usual main battery, and three dual turrets, Longbone can mount not only standard Terran weaponry, but also energy and ammo-based Commonwealth weaponry, as well as many of their missile varieties, including boarding pods. Faster than all other Terran M6's except Springblossom, and all Commonwealth M6's, Longbone's extraordinary speed is meant to compensate for her shielding, which is light for a Terran/ATF model. Her hull armoring is exceptional, using the new Zorbazade organo-ceramic tech recently pioneered by certain Commonwealth races from reverse-engineered Kha'ak technology. Her main weakness is her small weapons generator, which is roughly half the size of most Terran M6's. This forces her to rely more heavily on ammunition-based weaponry. Currently operated exclusively by Terran and ATF Naval Intelligence units--the only service branches with ready access to Commonwealth weaponry--the Longbone is used for Terran forays into enemy territory.

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    + Magna (TL)
    A sea-change in Terran strategic vision has resulted in the revolutionary new Magna Heavy Transporter. Utilizing the advanced Terran drives and power generators that gives this race its huge technological advantage over the Commonwealth, Magna adds the new organo-ceramic armoring, and hardpoints fitted to mount a selection of Commonwealth weaponry. Coupled with a roomy hangar, M7-level speed and shielding, and nearly M1-level weaponry, Magna has enormous tactical flexibility and overall capabilities somewhere between those of an M1 and TL. The perfect mobile baseship, Magna was purpose-built to support raiding operations deep in Commonwealth or Xenon territory. Accordingly, she can use many foreign missle types, as well as standard Terran varieties. She is also fitted with Boarding Pod launchers, giving her unparalleled tactical capabilities for foreign vessel capture. While her cargo bay is considerably smaller than the unarmed AtmoLifter TL, Magna’s many other outstanding features more than compensate. By Commonwealth standards if not Terran, Magna should be considered the perfect TL.

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    + Silk (M3P)
    The replacement for the Terran Cutlass and Fenrir M3+ class Very Heavy Fighters has arrived. The Terran "Silk" VHF is now arguably the premier M3+ class ship in the galaxy. Utilizing cutting edge Terran components, the Silk adds access to select Commonwealth weapons and missiles, as well as reverse-engineered Commonwealth organo-ceramic armoring. The result is extremely tough and versatile VHF. Even more importantly, Silk’s especially designed fixed-frontal weapons housing can accommodate heavier weaponry - like MAML’s and SSC’s - normally found only on Terran corvettes or larger. This ability to mount both lighter anti-fighter weaponry and heavy weapons on the same craft gives Silk unparalleled tactical capabilities only dreamed of by her predecessors. Superior in almost every operational parameter to her predecessors, Silk’s only real drawback is her price, which is fairly high by Terran standards.

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    + Enhanced Thor (M3)
    Thor represents the logical evolution of the combat-tested Nova class. With speed a fraction greater than a Nova raider, and greatly enhanced hull armor, Thor packs a power plant slightly bigger than a Nova vanguard, and mounts an additional turret for greater non-frontal arc defense. She also possesses the extra 25MJ shield that Nova Sentinel should have but never got. A Mercenaries Guild "best buy" for value.

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    +Tie Defender (M4P)
    Aptly named because of her heavy 25MJ shielding--the heaviest in a non-Yaki M4, the Terran Tie Defender shares some of the alien design features of the Teladi Darkship, and features the same revolutionary storage capacitator technology. This gives her a weapons charge closer to that of a much larger M3 class fighter. The combination of heavy shielding and large weapons charge makes the Tie Defender a potent adversary. With speed just below that of the Paranid Pericles vanguard, and shield regeneration and laser recharge rates below the rest of the Pericles class, the Tie Defender also suffers from a smaller cargo hold and a high price tag.

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    + Mjollnir Sentinel (M4)
    Developed for clandestine operations in Commonwealth territory, the Mjolnir Sentinel is a defensively enhanced Mjolnir that trades heavier hull armor and superior shielding for reduced speed. The Mjolnir Sentinel can use many varieties of Commonwealth lasers and missles, and unlike a standard Mjolnir, the clandestine version mounts a light back IRE turret for missle defense. Initially used only by select ATI and Naval Intelligence units, the expanded weaponry of the Mjolnir Sentinel have made it a popular ship that is gradually beginning to show up in line units.

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    + Valkyrie Vangaurd (M5P)The Argon Valkyrie is a strongly defensive scout design. With 10MJ of shielding, an adequate shield generator, and the strongest hull armor of any known M5 scout ship, the Valkyrie has only a two weapon frontal hardpoint--half the size of most other scout craft. This handicap is somewhat offset by her ability to carry particle weapons, including the heavy Beta PAC, as well as the potent Silkworm and Hornet missiles. However, her weapons are powered at levels far below most variants of the Discoverer class. Designed to endure punishment, not to dish it out, the Valkyrie's purpose is to infiltrate enemy formations..and survive long enough to transmit tracking telemetry. Criticized for her relative slowness compared to other M5"s, which makes her vulnerable to interception and destruction by faster M5"s, Valkyrie can rely on her much heavier shielding to even the odds.[/quote]
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    + Idun (TM)
    The Idun is a unique TM concept that is capable of rapidly transporting up to 8 fighters into the heart of any conflict...and surviving. Named after the Norse goddess who was the custodian of the golden apples of youth, Idun represents fertility, youth, and death. With her ability to rapidly deploy a full wing of 8 fighters, and then provide heavy weapon support for them as they clear space of any fighter-based opposition, Idun is in effect a self-contained "strike force". Idun is fast, durable, has a significant forward battery of energy weapons, and carries massive anti-fighter defenses. While considerably more expensive than any other TM class ship, Idun is well worth the investment.

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