Fraydon class Destroyer

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Fraydon class Destroyer
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: DL Destroyer
Category BCS
Size 4,000 Tons
Hull Configuration [[TBD Hull]]
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer Model/TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 40
Staterooms 0
Crew 75 with 24 marines
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Pador Military Forces
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Cost MCr4,254.612
Qty: MCr 3,403.69
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Ron Kline Design
50 in service

The Fraydon class Destroyer is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A notorious Pador Military Forces destroyer design, long thought to be a Sath Alliance commerce raider, it turns out the the dreaded Fraydon is a Pador production model. They were used to ambush Sath vessels and used sophisticated electronic warfare to fool victims into thinking the attackers were rival Sath faction forces. This was used to incite internal strife and distrust among rival Sath. With the Ka’sa Faction, blaming the Khas'ahi Faction, and the Shikh’aa Faction. The Pador could keep them off guard and wary enough to delay their moves toward aggressive expansion. Built with the ability to mimic the much larger As'ah Class Fleet Tenders, with camouflage, decoys and drop tanks, the deceptive practices lead to some fratricidal friendly fire incidents along the borders of the whole K’shek cluster among confused and frustrated Sath commanders.

They are crewed by specially trained naval officers for whom fear is a psychological weapon and not a worry. They excel at "living off the land" and pillaging behind enemy lines during trans-border strikes. This class has several usual features. Fitted with two heavy missile bays, a particle accelerator bay, two dual plasma gun turrets, a pair of triple sand caster turrets and six triple beam laser turrets in three batteries. She has light hull plating on her streamlined needle/wedge hull. She is capable of wilderness ocean refueling with her fuel scoops and on board fuel purification. She carries enough internal fuel capacity for a jump2 with a jump 1 reserve and is routinely fitted with a jump 2 drop tank for extended raiding operations. Barracks for a small commando platoon of 24 marines with drop capsules has been squeezed into what was her cargo bay. She is rated for 6 G acceleration and has 4 agility with a pair of model 6 fib computers mounted adjacent to the bridge. The second computer runs most of the ECM and signal spoofing software. It took 138 weeks to build the prototype, and the production models require 111 weeks to manufacture.

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 TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built by Pador. 10 are in service.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship- Light Destroyer:

  1. Type DL class Light Destroyer
    1. Black Adder class Destroyer
    2. Cadiz class Fast Destroyer
    3. Easter class Destroyer
    4. Felid class Destroyer
    5. Fraydon class Destroyer
    6. Gazulin Guardian class Destroyer
    7. Herrick class Destroyer
    8. Hostel class Destroyer
    9. Kayatenga class Destroyer
    10. Leningrad class Destroyer
    11. Liberte class Destroyer
    12. Longbow class Destroyer
    13. McClaren class Destroyer
    14. Midu Agashaam class Destroyer
    15. Mont-DE class Destroyer Escort
    16. Orpheus class Destroyer
    17. Penedur class Destroyer
    18. Pulmigory class Destroyer
    19. Restrained class Destroyer
    20. Strider class Destroyer
    21. Striker class Destroyer
    22. Tyrian Lordship class Destroyer
    23. War Hound class Destroyer
    24. Xuesen class Destroyer
    25. Zhdiak class Light Destroyer

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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak