Originally this was going to be the Nebulae Class Medium Cruiser but I did not like the role compared to the design – it looked too fast, speedy, nifty; not the characteristics of a medium class cruiser. So I used the design as a light – and in a way a bridge between light ships like the Comet Class Gunship and heavier vessels in the Alliance’ fleet.
There are days I have where I feel why bother, that I am not good enough, that it’s all a waste of time; and then someone says great words and it makes it all worth it
Comments and feedback most welcome.
For you stat – hounds, please see below.
Name: Slipstream-class light cruiser
Origin: Allied Star Forces/Space Combat Force
Manufacturer: New Promise Orbital Naval Yards, New Promise (primary)
Type: Interstellar light cruiser
Control System: Bridge w/virtual control stations
Length: 220 meters
Width: 92 meters
Main Drive: 1 x 3.2 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 1 x 12,000 KW
Main Thrusters: 4 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Acceleration: 38 kps (kilometers per second)/1.7 light years per minute
Onboard Sensors: ECM, ECCM, fire control radar, hyperspatial distortion detector, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, microwaves, motion detectors, motion detectors, radcounter, search radar, telescope
Fixed Armament: 18 x PD laser turrets, 4 x long-range anti-ship particle cannons, 4 x long-range anti-ship plasma cannons, 2 x long-range anti-ship missile launchers, 2 x long-range anti-ship laser cannons
Additional Armament/Compliment: 232 crew, 20 officers; 25 troops, 2 shuttles, 2 transports
Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors, PD laser turrets
Equipment: Artificial gravity system, escape pod system, hangars (1 for shuttles/transports), interstellar communication system, satellite uplink, hyperspace generator
Commissioned: 07/01/2887 (AFWS Slipstream)
Ships of Class: AFWS Slipstream, AFWS Skyline, AFWS Cloudburst, AFWS Squall, AFWS Redline, AFWS Hypersonic, 802 others in service