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20 February 2014

Tabac Orbital Shipyard, New Frigate

Janus Defense Quarterly



Kingdom of Colores Frigate Series 3, Variants AA and AB. Colores has developed a new frigate hull. Current production plans are for 4 ships in 2 variants. Both variants will be configured with an oversized powerplant to enable quick jump turnarounds and an extensive sensor suite. The combat variant (Frigate Series 3AA) is armed with a GE 14 giga watt cyclic laser, and only a small internal bay with a 4 missile with variable payload. The emphasis on energy weapons leaves hull capacity for a docking cradle and a small landing team. The primary mission of the Series 3AA is deep space reconnaissance and special operations. It can get in and out of a system quickly, it can land a special actions team, and can fight if it has to.

The Series AB variant is a diplomatic and courier vessel. It lacks the missile bay of the AA hull in exchange for more living space and amenities advantageous for diplomatic missions. In short, it is lightly armed but has legs to escape to protect an ambassador in case of an emergency.

4 comments:

  1. Cool, so correct me if I am wrong, but this is going to be 28mm Scale right?

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  2. Sort of. It is going to be a "toy" build. What I mean is that it will contain 28mm scale elements like a Bridge and Docking cradle, but if you size it out, there is not nearly enough space. The stick figure in the diagram is the size of a 28mm figure. Maybe it's like the Tardis, bigger on the inside :)

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    1. still going to look impressive on the table.

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  3. ah I suppose that it is upon an AB frigate that any Oronegrean envoys shall travel. cool vessel it will be interesting to see once complete.

    Oronegro was in 2014 unaware of the civil war about to take place in 7 years time. her main industries were the production of weapons (advanced weapons were produced at a secret bunker - its where the Nazi's are supposed to be but they don't know to whom the government of Oronegro sells weapons).

    Along with the production of arms Oronegro also sold Oil in vast amounts.

    don't know if these things would help create a premise for any diplomatic mission. Certainly there may be other reasons for instance because Oronegro remained a secret (forced upon them) until 2035 Oronegro could provide the Kingdom of Colores with a safe and secret bank. sort of like a Swiss Bank situation but with extra safety. Or perhaps a secure testing area. or many other marvellous things.

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