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This is the article on the Taiidan frigate. If you are looking for the article on the similar Kushan frigate, see Ion Cannon Frigate. For other uses, see Ion Cannon Frigate
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Ion Cannon Frigate
Sajuuk-Cor
Ship Information
Classification
Purpose
Anti-Capital Ship
Ship Type
Frigate
RU Cost
650 RUs
Technical Information
Mass
13,000 tons
Length
120.1 metres
Acceleration
75 m/s2
Speed
300 m/s
Hyperdrive
Armaments
1 Ion Cannon
Usage
Eras
Affiliation

The Ion Cannon Frigate was an anti-Capital Ship vessel designed by the Taiidan Empire.

Background Edit

The Sajuuk Cor was realized thanks to the Taiidani scientists who managed to configure the Ion Cannon to fit into a frigate hull. The Cannon itself was so large that it barely fit into the frigate-sized hull, yet it was the one true threat to vessels such as enemy cruisers. The project to develop this frigate was marked as Weapon X, and during combat trials the frigate received the name Sajuuk Cor, which can be translated into "God's Wrath" or "Sajuuk's Wrath".

When the Sajuuk Cors entered normal service they were manned by combat veterans, and these crews became the most eager to serve their Empire in Taiidan Fleet. However, this eagerness caused many troubles for Taiidani admirals, as Sajuuk Cors tend to fly into the middle of the battle just to pin down the largest enemy ships. The frigate lacked anti-strike craft weaponry, so raids on these groups often led to severe losses amongst the frigates. Despite various attempts, no one could prevent such actions and eventually Ion Cannon Frigates were sent into battle only under heavy escort of Field Frigates and Multi-Gun Corvettes.[1]

These frigates also had a significant impact on military morale, therefore they were commonly used by the Taiidan Elite Guard, most notably to secure hyperspace inhibitors around Hiigara. The most vulnerable inhibitor station was secured by over 100 of these frigates.[2]

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References Edit

  1. Homeworld: Cataclysm manual pg 113
  2. Homeworld Mission 14
  3. Homeworld: Cataclysm manual
Taiidan Ships
Fighters Scout Interceptor Attack Bomber Defender Defense 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 Field 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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