Berserker-class Gunship

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Class Overview
Name: Berserker-class Gunship
Designation: GS
Manufacturer: The Initiative
Technical Specifications
Function: Gunship / Close in Support
Countermeasures: Anti-Fighter/Missile Close in Weapons Batteries
Reactive Armor
Armaments: (20) Coilgun
(2) Plasma Cannons
Hull: Titanium Alloy
Shield Generators: Dual Shield Generator

The Berserker-class gunship is designed to serve as a gunship, capable of knocking out fighters, and forming an anti-fighter barrier around capital ships, allowing larger vessels to concentrate the majority of their weapons on heavier vessels. Additionally, because of their plasma cannons, they can conduct quick strikes against larger craft, though not as efficiently as a Harbringer-class bomber. Because of their relatively heavy armament for their size, they are often detailed to assist planetary units by serving as air support.

Berserker-class gunships are rarely deployed on their own, usually serving as escorts for larger battle groups built around carrier or cruisers, dependent on the mission.

Because of their abnormally large power cores, the Berserker-class is capable of operating within an atmosphere for extended periods of time without an undue strain because of their mass. To further augment their size, they are equipped with the shields normally reserved for a frigate or light cruiser, allowing them to take a beating while supporting larger craft, as well as larger-than-normal magazines, due to the higher-than-normal rate of fire of their anti-fighter/anti-vehicle batteries.

Basic Specifications

Size

  • Length: 20 Meters
  • Width: 6 Meters
  • Height: 3 Meters

Crew Complement

  • Minimum: One (Limited Functionality)
  • Standard: Five
  • Maximum: Ten

Engines

  • Sublight: Electrodeless Plasma Thrusters
  • Maneuvering Thrusters

Power Plant

  • Primary: Antimatter Reactor (Oversized in relation to comparable craft)
  • Secondary: Solar Panel Arrays

Hull Composition

  • Hull: Titanium Alloy
  • Armor: Synthetic Diamond Plating, Heat & Energy Resistant Ceramic Plating

Sensor System

Defensive Systems

  • Composite Armor
  • Close in Weapons System
  • Ghost Signature Generator
  • Footprint Magnification System
  • Radar Absorbent Coating
  • Active Defense Laser System

Armaments

  • (12) 12.7MM Coilgun
  • (8) 50.8MM Coilgun
  • (2) Forward-facing Plasma Cannons

Other Systems

  • Emissions Control
  • Belly Mounted Magnetic Docking Clamps
  • Belly Mounted Soft-Seal Hatchway (intended for rescue & boarding operations, it can form a seal against any almost any surface)