|Succeeded By:||Warrior-class Destroyer|
|Size:||Length: 115 Meters|
Beam: 12 Meters
Draft: 7 Meters
|Sublight Speed:||15KM/s (Full Military Thrust)|
|Standard Complement:||War Era: 100 Officers & Crew|
Post-War: 70 Officers & Crew
|Armaments:||8x Coilgun (6 or 8 inch)|
2x Torpedo Launchers
2x Grappling Cannon
|Shield Generators:||Single Light Energy Shield Generator (Post War Only)|
|Auxiliary Craft:||2x Porter-class Shuttles|
The Striker-class Destroyer was constructed as a light escort for larger vessels during the War of Secession, prior to the Fall of Earth. Following the war, many were sold off or were decommissioned.
The first Striker-class destroyers were launched in 2020 CE, prior to the Fall of Earth during the War of Secession. They were constructed predominantly to counter the lighter United Earth Forces vessels, as well as serve as an anti-missile screen for larger capital vessels. Following the war, they served as escorts to the planet in the weeks following the war to protect transports from air assaults, and to prevent any military forces posing as colonists from seizing control of the transports.
Following the war, more were built to combat pirates and to serve as fast, armed, couriers for the government. Because of the large number of jumps conducted by many of the vessels without shielding, the Striker-class suffered the largest number of lost or damaged vessels than any other warship class to date, and only closely approached by the unshielded Archer-class frigate's losses.
The Striker-class began being downsized in the mid-2200s, as design and construction work began on the Warrior-class. With many of the Striker-class vessels were approaching over a century of use, the oldest vessels were approaching a full two centuries of rigorous use, several of the oldest vessels were decommissioned early. This was done in part due to the rapidly rising costs of maintaining vessels of that age, which were further aggravated by systems not included in the initial design.
The Striker-class were officially retired from active combat service, relegated to convoy escorts, in 2150 CE after a series of skirmishes against pirates proved their inability to combat modern warships. Many of the newer Strikers began conducting decommissioning and demilitarization, and by 2166 CE the last Striker-class vessels had been decommissioned and scrapped, demilitarized, or mothballed.
- Length: 115 Meters
- Beam: 14 Meters
- Draft: 10 Meters
- Decks: 3
- Minimum: 15 (War Era) / 5 (Post-War Refits)
- Standard: 100 (War Era) / 70 (Post-War Refits)
- Maximum: 200
- Hull: Titanium Alloy
- Armor Plating: 1.25 meter Case-hardened Steel, Titanium, & Ceramic Composite Plates over a .50 meter thick synthetic diamond sheath (Post-war retrofits)
- Armor Plating: Synthetic composites, case-hardened steel, ceramic plates (War era)
- Deck 01: Bridge, Communications Center, Captain's Quarters, Coilgun Magazine & Battery, Grappling Cannon
- Deck 02: Torpedo Magazine, Crew Quarters, Mess Hall, Medical Bay, Shuttle Hangars, Power Core, Engine Compartment
- Deck 03: Coilgun Magazine & Battery, Storage, Water Reclamation, Grappling Cannon
- Image: DeviantArt
- Credit to JJasso. Used with permission.