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This is the article on the Kushan frigate. If you are looking for the article on the similar frigate used by the Taiidan, see Ion Cannon Frigate. For other uses, see Ion Cannon Frigate

Ion Cannon Frigate

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Firelance

Ship Information
Classification
Purpose
Anti-Capital Ship
Ship Type
Frigate
RU Cost
650 RUs
Technical Information
Mass
13,000 tons
Length
122.5 metres
Acceleration
75 m/s2
Speed
300 m/s
Hyperdrive
Armaments
1 Ion Cannon
Usage
Eras
Affiliation

The Ion Cannon Frigate is an anti-Capital Ship frigate developed by the Kushan using technology purchased from the Bentusi.

Background Edit

The frigate is a simple design, basically the Assault Frigate with all the bulk around the central hull removed along with all the turrets. Instead, there is just the basic, thin frigate chassis with a long particle accelerator unit running down its centre spine, a fusion power plant, the engine, and crew space. The ship has no secondary weapon to speak of.

Even so, despite this simplistic design the Firelance is a force to be reckoned with and possesses immense firepower used to tear through a frigate or super capital ship hull when used in greater numbers; even a careless fighter pilot can be shot if it zooms past the barrel. Its main weakness comes from its lack on maneuverability and speed and the fact that its single Ion Cannon has a slow fire rate and can only fire in one direction, with 1% frontal coverage. This leaves it very vulnerable to strike craft and should never be deployed without an escort. Traditionally, the first sign that a battle is lost is when the Firelances, under heavy fire, begin to pull back and retreat.

Trivia Edit

Appearances Edit

References Edit

  1. Homeworld: Cataclysm Mission 01
  2. Homeworld: Cataclysm manual
Kushan Ships
Fighters Scout Interceptor Attack Bomber Defender Cloaked Fighter
Corvettes Light Corvette Heavy Corvette Salvage Corvette Repair Corvette Multi-Gun Corvette Minelayer Corvette Ambassador Corvette
Frigates Assault Frigate Support Frigate Ion Cannon Frigate Drone Frigate
Super Capital Ships Destroyer Missile Destroyer Carrier Heavy Cruiser
Non-Combat Ships Resource Collector Resource Controller Probe Research Ship Gravity Generator Cloak Generator Sensors Array

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