TSS Herndon F-s 10
The Herndon was concieved in an office at the Herndon town center during a few drinks. The two designers that came up with the F-s design knew that Tresedia was suffering losses to it's carrier fleet in space. The original Tresedian space Design team believed that the carriers had enough fighter spacecraft to counter any threat. During the first few years of the first "Space Wars", Tresedia lost all but three carriers.
The space frigate was designed to be the front line protection for the carrier fleet. As new strike force tactics were developed for space combat, so were the combatants that were to partake in ship versus ship combat in space. The space frigate provides maximum firepower focused in an area for a short duration of time. This allows carriers to manouver and the frigated to actually take hits for the carrier if need be. The frigates are designed to take large sustained burst of energy directed weapons. This allows the carrier space group to maouver and launch its organic space wing to strike the attacker or any threat deemed hostile.
The TSS Herndon is the first in the Benson class. THe TSS Herndon has two closed cold fission reactors capable of powering Lacron City for 2,000 years. The Herndon is capable of traveling Mach 70 at a sustained rate for almost one month. It takes the herndon one day to reach maximum velocity and two days to slow down. maximum effective cruising speed of the Herndon is Mach49.
The Herndon is equiped with 4x Dalgren type II Main Direct Energy Weapons. This energy is extracted right from the fission reactor. If all four guns are fired at once the ship needs to recharge and allow it weps to cool. this takes approximate 27 minuets.
The Herndon also has 19 Vickers anti-spacecraft guns that fire structure piercing lasers. These lasers can fire for 24 hours during general quarters situations with out replacing the battery. This space craft has no missiles or organic spacecraft capability. It can dock with several ships at once.
Builders- Lacron Space Craft
Length- 501 Ft
Beam- 57 Ft
Propulsion- 2x General Electric Cold Fission Reactors
Max Speed- Mach 70
Range- 12 Astronomical Units (AU)
Crew- 200 with 30 Officers
Main Guns- 4x Dalgren type II Main Direct Energy Weapons
Anti-Spacecraft- 19x Vickers Type I Anti-space craft guns
Mine Capable- Yes
Sensors- Main Sensor, Erickson Ice Pick Sensor Suite, Navigation Sony Type 32 Astronomical DD, Search Sensors- RCA Type 40, EW package U/K. Scientific Equipment- Classified- u.K