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Ramming Frigate
Ramming frigate
Ship Information
Classification
Purpose
Rams vessels/asteroids
Ship Type
Frigate
RU Cost
650 RUs
Technical Information
Mass
12,900 tons
Speed
398 m/s
Hyperdrive
Usage
Eras
Affiliation

The Ramming Frigate is a frigate sized ship used for ramming other ships out of the way. It also acted a support ship for pushing asteroids from dense fields to larger ships where they were mined, or to cut them into pieces in order to make them more vulnerable to harvesting.

Background Edit

Minions are piloted by 5 crewmen, usually those who just completed their training. This frigate evolved from units used before the Homeworld War - many initially assembled sections of the Scaffold were pushed by heavy tugs to their final locations for lockdown.

Minions are better known as Ramming Frigates because of the heroic action of 2 frigates who defended the Kuun-Lan from an attack by the Turanic Raiders. When the mining fleet was attacked by an Attack Carrier it became obvious that they would not stand a chance against it. At that moment, despite of order to retreat, two crews of Minions moved their ships to the broadside of aggressors and, using full power of their fusion drives, they pushed the carrier straight into area of fast moving asteroids which one by one hit the ship, finally destroying it.

Overall, Ramming Frigates are used to push enemy ships back by ramming them. However, once the target is rammed, it is rendered unable to maneuver while being pushed, and left vulnerable to other ships, though it can still fire weapons if available. The ramming frigate also has an ion beam on its underbelly that damages the ship it's ramming. Against strike craft, ramming frigates can only do so much as to destroy any craft careless enough to be in its path.

Trivia Edit

  • The manual gives the name "Minion-class Heavy Tug".[1]

Appearances Edit

References Edit

  1. Homeworld: Cataclysm manual
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