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This is the article on the corvette created by the Taiidan. If you are looking for the article on the similar corvette created by the Kushan, see Light Corvette.

Light Corvette

Taiidan Light Corvette RM

Raachok

Ship Information
Classification
Purpose
Anti-Strike Craft
Ship Type
Corvette
RU Cost
55 RUs
Technical Information
Mass
500 tons
Length
30.3 metres
Acceleration
150 m/s2
Speed
575 m/s
Armaments
2 Small Mass Drivers
Usage
Eras
Affiliation

The Light Corvette is the basic combat corvette used by the Taiidan Empire.

Background Edit

Light infantry used these leaded darts in hurtles, throwing them in vast quantities as they closed on their opponents. They did not cause much damage but allowed for the light infantry to close in and attack while the enemy had raised their shields. The Raachok is hence named after these weapons because of two reasons. First, remarkably enough the corvette looks much like the ancient weapon and its wings fold back when docking as the feathers of an ancient Raachok would when thrown.

Secondly, and most importantly, its purpose tactically is similar. While a Raachok rarely is able to take down strike craft (too fast) or capital ships (too powerful) initially, it is a good distraction measure and can serve as fodder while the real attack moves in, either in the form of an interceptor wing with speed or a frigate patrol with firepower. As such, piloting a Raachok, much like being one of those light infantry in the ancient times, is dangerous work and rarely receives much glory. But the Raachok pilots are proud to serve their country, no matter the risk and are ready to give their lives for the preservation of the Taiidan Empire.

Trivia Edit

Appearances Edit

References Edit

  1. 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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