Blade class Heavy Frigate

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Blade class Heavy Frigate
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TBD
Type: EH Frigate
Agility 6
Also see Escort
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 6 Tons
Cost MCr2,565.769
Qty: MCr 2,052.615
Crew 37
Enlisted 26
Officers 11
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 21
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines X
Model Model/TBD
Origin Vegan Polity
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 2,100 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
USP TBD
VNS 12E

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 1-G and J-1 performance with a streamlined TBD hull.


It is popular with crews for its maneuver speed and agility, this nimble escort had thick armor as its sole defense. The main changes for the 12E model upgrades, were increasing the power plant size and output, and upgrading the computer which had been appallingly bad for a military design. This meant that some armor plating had to be shed to make room and the cargo capacity shrunk as well. The nuclear weapons pod, and a particle accelerator bay were the main offensive punch for this design. A pair of beam lasers provided feeble point defense versus missiles. Within the autonomous region the short Jump-2 range was not seen as a liability for a defensive design, within range of so many excellent, friendly harbors.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (...of ten subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 2,100 tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/8 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x21 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The fleet command chose to update the Blade Class design and use it as the basis for local system defense squadrons.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Heavy Escort:

  1. Type EH class Heavy Escort
    1. Analex class Heavy Brig
    2. Blade class Heavy Frigate
    3. Eslar class Heavy Frigate
    4. Hogan class Frigate
    5. Honor class Frigate
    6. Hotspur class Sloop of War
    7. Hygiea class Heavy Frigate
    8. Insanity class Sloop of War

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.