The FF-02 was an early model frigate designed and built shortly after the Great Sathar War as the newly formed UPF worked to build up it’s Spacefleet to defend against another sathar incursion that never happened. A mainstay of the early fleet, a large number of these ships were build in the early days of the UPF.
Many have been lost over the years to skirmishes with pirates over the intervening decades with a few even showing up in pirate fleets, having been captured or salvaged. Those remaining in service within Spacefleet are getting up in years and are being decommissioned in favor of newer, updated models. Some have gone to planetary militias, and other to the escort fleets of the larger mega-corps. A few, fully stripped of military hardware, have gone to private buyers as well.
PGC FF-02 Military Frigate
The frigate is the smallest and fastest (ADF 4) of the capital ships in Spacefleet. Packing nearly the same punch as the slightly larger destroyers, these ships were quicker to build and their added maneuverability gave them a desirable advantage.
The frigate sports a laser cannon, laser battery, and rocket battery and torpedo launchers. It has a standard reflective hull, masking screen launcher, and small interceptor missile cluster for defense.
The PGC FF-02 was built with older armored hull technology that provided extra hull strength at the cost of increased mass. Newer models are being built with newer military spec hulls that provide even more hull strength and less weight, increasing maneuverability.
The full ship specs are:
Hull Size: 5
Engines: 2 Class B Atomic Engines
Fuel Capacity: 6 full loads per engine
Accommodations: 35 Journey Class
– Primary: standard system – 35 beings, 200 days
– Backup: standard system – 35 beings, 200 days
Communication & Detection Equipment: Videocom radio with a master and five secondary control screens, Subspace Radio , Intercom (4 master control panels, 100 standard panels, 20 speaker panels), Radar – Type I, Energy Sensors – Type I, Skin Senors, Camera system, White Noise Broadcaster
Computer Level: 4 FP: 176
Computer Programs: Atomic Drives 5, Life Support 1, Backup Life Support 1, Alarm 2, Computer Lockout 4, Damage Control 2, Astrogation 4, Laser Cannon 1, Laser Battery 1, Rocket Battery 2, Torpedo 3, ICM 3, Communication 2, Information Storage 2, Installation Security 5, Skin Sensors 1, Maintenance 2, Cameras 1, Robot Management 4
Ship’s Vehicles: small launch, large launch, 2 large lifeboats, 10 escape pods, 2 workpods
Other Equipment: complete backup computer and life support system
Weapons: LC, LB, RB(x4), T(x2)
Defenses: RH, MS (x2), ICM (x4)
Control Spaces: 16
Cargo Capacity: 2 cargo units (300 cubic meters)
Volume: 9320 cubic meters (total), 7063 cubic meters (inhabited)
Unloaded Mass: 9196 tons
Loaded Mass: 9796 tons
Crew Size: 25 (nominal)
ADF per Fuel Load: 4083
Cost: new: 5,810,168 cr. (unfueled)
The ship currently available is one of the early editions, produced just a few years after the Great Sathar War and is 53 years old. It has been stripped of all military grade hardware and a lot of other parts. Currently it is missing the following components:
- Laser Cannon
- Rocket Battery Salvos
- Torpedo Launcher and salvos
- Masking screen salvos
- ICM salvos
- Energy sensors
- the backup computer
- all life support supplies
- the 14 robots giving the boosted DCR
- White Noise Broadcaster
- all of the ship’s vehicles
- all 10 escape pods
This stripped down hull is available for 1,762,663 credits.
With the missing damage control robots and a minimal crew of 6, the ship is rated at a DCR of 37 instead of 70. Additionally, in it stripped down state, the hull has a current ADF of 5+. The final ADF will depend on the systems the buyer adds back in.