Fredasa (WarShip class)

This article is about the WarShip. For other uses, see Fredasa.
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Fredasa
Production information
Manufacturer Clans
Introduced 2962
Production Year 2962[1]
Use Corvette
Tech Base Clan
Cost 6,796,736,000 C-bills[citation needed]
Technical specifications
Mass 180,000 tons
Length 415 meters
Sail Diameter 830 meters
Fuel 6,000 tons
Burn Rate 19.75
Safe Thrust 2.5 g
Top Thrust 4 g
Sail Integrity 3
KF Drive Integrity 5
LF Battery Yes
Armament
Armor 131.5 tons Lamellor Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 1
Crew 102[2]
  • 19 Officers
  • 62 Enlisted
  • 21 Gunners

Bay Personnel: 50

Grav Decks 1 x 65 meters diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 0/15
Heat Sinks 373 double
Structural Integrity 40
BV (1.0) 39,707[3]

Named for one of the Star League Defense Force's most infamous Commanding Generals, Ikolor Fredasa,[4] the Fredasa-Class Corvette is the smallest of newly designed WarShips produced by the Clans and often sees use as a picket ship.

Description[edit]

The Fredassa came about in the mid-29th century, one of a handful of small vessels designed around the same time such as the Corone and Molniya, and the only comparable class still in use in Clan toumans by the start of Operation REVIVAL.[2]

Inner Sphere navies refer to the Fredasa as a raider, based on the perceived primary mission of the class, its ability to reach 4 g of acceleration in short bursts, superlative maneuverability for its size, and small emergence signature. This maneuverability was achieved by the distinctive downward-thrust domes suspended below its hull.[5] While lightly armored by modern standards, at least compared to its closest Successor State counterpart the slightly heavier Fox-class Covertte, the use of Valiant Lamellor Ferro-Carbide plating does give it superior protection to that of Star League era craft of similar size. Like many modern craft, the Fredasa is equipped with a Lithium-Fusion Battery System.[6]

Armament[edit]

Relatively well-armed for its size, Fredasa features a mixture of anti-fighter and capital-class weaponry. A pair of Gauss rifles, four ER Large and Small Lasers provide anti-fighter defenses in support of a mammoth NAC/40 and twin NL45s. Both forward angles feature four ER large lasers paired with two NAC/10s, while each broadside mounts four small lasers, three Streak SRM-6 launchers, and a pair of NL45s. Along its aft quarters, the Fredasa carries two Artemis IV FCS enhanced LRM-20 launchers on each rear angle supported by four ER large lasers, four small lasers, and two more NL45s. Carrying five tons of gauss reloads, eight tons of LRM, and twelve Streak missiles, along with eighty tons of NAC/10 and a hundred and twenty NAC/40 rounds give the corvette moderate endurance for its intended and perceived roles.[6]

Most Clans possessed a number of the vessels during Operation REVIVAL, though almost all lost them over the following century.[2] A limited number survived to the IlClan era in the possession of Clans Jade Falcon and Snow Raven.[1]

Cargo[edit]

Beyond being able to carry a single DropShip, twenty OmniFighters, and two Small Craft, the Fredasa has a minimal cargo capacity of 3,415.5 tons.

See Also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 MUL entry for the Fredasa (WarShip class)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Technical Readout Revised: 3057, p. 130: "Fredasa"
  3. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 278
  4. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 33: "The League's Might - The Commanding Generals"
  5. Operation Ice Storm: Winds of Spring, ch, 8
  6. 6.0 6.1 Technical Readout: 3057, pp. 124–125: "Fredasa Profile"

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