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This is the article on the Kushan ship. If you are looking for the article on the ship used by the Taiidan, see Scout. For other uses, see Scout

Scout

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Arrow Scout

Ship Information
Classification
Purpose
Reconnaissance
Ship Type
Fighter
RU Cost
35 RUs
Technical Information
Speed
1000 m/s
Armaments
2 x Small projectile cannon
Usage
Eras
Affiliation

The Scout was a cheap, fast, agile fighter mixing the role of a light interceptor with a tactical reconnaissance scout.

Development Edit

The Scout was built as support for the Kushan Mothership during the opening stages of its journey. Because of the purely peaceful profile of the mission, some of the kiithid thought that an armed scout would not be necessary. In the end, the warrior kiithid managed to earn the support of the majority and the Scout went into production.

The final ship design was first officially tested in Kharak orbit where several Target Drones were deployed. The trials proved the scouts were ready for the mission at hand, clearing the way for the Mothership to test its hyperdrive.

History Edit

True combat trials for the Scout occurred in the outskirts of the Kharak System after the hyperdrive test, where the scouts had to defend the Mothership against the fighters and corvettes of the Turanic Raider carrier. Assisted up by the Interceptor and the Light Corvette, the Kushan were able to repel the attacking Turanic Raiders in their first victory.

Scouts, though lightly armed and armored, were present on the battlefield all the way to Hiigara. Their high speed and "afterburner" made them a very difficult target for Taiidan units to hit, so they were often used to pull the enemy away from heavily damaged capital ships, or to distract enemy fighters during a bomber attack.

Trivia Edit

  • A prototype version of the "Light Interceptor "(as the ship is named in the game files) had an engine fairing on the starboard side, which was eventually discarded.
  • In the Homeworld: Cataclysm manual, the ship is referred to as an Arrow-class Scout.[1]

Appearances Edit

References Edit

  1. 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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