Pinto (WarShip)

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Pinto
Production information
Manufacturer
Introduced 2502
Production Year 2502[1]
Use Corvette
Tech Base Star League
Cost 2,341,388,000 Cbills
Technical specifications
Mass 160,000
Length 298m
Sail Diameter 505m
Fuel 5,000 tons
Burn Rate 19.75
Safe Thrust 2.5 g
Top Thrust 4 g
Sail Integrity 3
KF Drive Integrity 5
LF Battery No
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
Armor Standard Armor
DropShip Capacity 1
Crew 193
Grav Decks 1 x 45 meter diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 10/10
Heat Sinks 800 Heat Sinks
Structural Integrity 29
BV (1.0) 28,135
BV (2.0)  ???



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[edit] Description

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.

During the Jihad, the Word of Blake salvaged a number of survivors of the class. These ships were seen fighting across the Inner Sphere and the last of them fell fighting to hold Terra in 3078.[2]

[edit] 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.

[edit] Cargo

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.

[edit] Named Vessels

Taurian Concordat
Word of Blake
  • WoBS Milvano - Destroyed in the Sol system during the allied coalition campaign to liberate Terra in 3078.[2]

[edit] See Also

[edit] References

  1. MUL online date for the Pinto (WarShip)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Original Word Of Blake Fleet"
  • Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, pp. 190-191

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