|Tech Base||Star League|
|Safe Thrust||2.5 g|
|Top Thrust||4 g|
|KF Drive Integrity||5|
|Armament|| 4 x Barracudas |
3 x NL35s
2 x Light NPPCs
2 x NAC/10s
5 x Large Lasers
10 x Medium Lasers
48 x Small Lasers
80 x Machine Guns
10 x AC/5s
4 x AC/20s
|Grav Decks||1 x 45 meter diameter|
|Escape Pods/Life Boats||10/10|
|Heat Sinks||800 Heat Sinks|
The Pinto-class corvette was designed as a picket vessel by the Rim Worlds Republic during the Age of War. However, with weak armor by fine offensive punch, the Pinto proved to be more capable as an escort ship or orbital support for an invasion force. As a show of solidarity, House Amaris allowed sales of the Pinto-class to other larger Periphery realms. Production and sales of the Pinto ended just prior to the Reunification War, a move by Gregory Amaris intended to curry favor with First Lord Ian Cameron.
In 2650, as Tadeo Amaris started rearming the RWRM, production of the Pinto began again. However, when the Republic was forced to disarm at the behest of Sarah Steiner-Dinesen, the newly constructed fleet of Pintos were overlooked.
The Pinto-class were believed to be completely destroyed by the SLDF during the Amaris Civil War. Further, both shipyards capable of producing the design were also destroyed. However, rumors had persisted for centuries that there are at least a pair of Pintos derelict in the Deep Periphery.
Armament & Capacities
The Pinto can boast heavier armor and faster acceleration than the Vincent-class favored by the Star League. The armament of the Pinto is mixed, allowing the vessel to engage both capital vessels and smaller AeroSpace craft. However, the expense of these capabilities is the relatively poor armor.
The Pinto is capable of moving a reasonable amount of cargo, especially for a small corvette. The Pinto possesses a single DropShip ring, and has 3 bays. Two of these bays are meant to small craft (2) and AeroSpace Fighters (1 squadron), while the third is capable of carrying 10,942 tons of cargo.
- Taurian Concordat
- Word of Blake
- MUL online date for the Pinto (WarShip)
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Original Word Of Blake Fleet"
- Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, pp. 190-191