The Kestrelwing-class medium destroyer is a class of destroyer in AdmiralAckbar's bird based fleets.
The destroyers made their first appearance in a series of skirmishes with Noret(human)(really people Bob left awile ago), when he made several attacks on Coalition territory. They have remained a key part of the Galactic Avian Union's motor pool, most notably participating in the defense of a Wraith culling attack on Trandosha, where their high-yield ion torpedoes helped disable the Wraith command ship. After the Wraith, beaten and battered, retreated from the system, they returned to Coalition territory.
As with all of the Galactic Avian Union's ship classes, the Kestrelwing-class vessel draws a number of characteristics from its namesake, the kestrel. The first and most obvious is the shape of the wings projected from the hull. Like the Kestrel's, the ship's wings are long, narrow, and taper to points at the ends. A good number of the starship's weapons are mounted on the wings, giving it a broad field of fire. The Kestrelwing's tail and overall body shape are also similar to the Kestrel. Its tail is long and forked, with powerful engines underneath it. The hull shape presents a small and compact target. At the front, the ship's bow tapers down to a low-mounted bridge. Beneath that bridge, and a pace back, is the triangular mount for the 3 heavy proton torpedo tubes.
As a destroyer, the Kestrelwing is very heavily armed for its size, able to dish out considerable damage in exchange for heavy armor and shields. It is armed with 40 heavy mass-driver cannons,which launch solid projectiles that bypass shields, 14 double ion cannons, 3 heavy guided proton torpedo tubes, 4 ion torpedo tubes, and 10 Atomic Manipulation Experimental (AME) energy torpedo tubes.
Atomic Manipulation Experimental Energy Torpedo Tube
The Atomic Manipulation Experimental (AME) energy torpedo tube is a new weapon, still a work in progress, designed to make already formidable energy torpedoes even more devastating. On the standard energy torpedo, a flawed tube is used to create a weak magnetic field that cannot hold the fusion plasma that makes up the torpedo together for more than a minute. The Kestrelwing-class starship's AME torpedo tube utilizes a system that both guidesw it, focuses it, and overall packs more power into the torpedo. The tube works in stages.
First, in the forming chamber of the tube, highly magnetized atoms of fusion plasma are sent down magnetic funnels into the forming chamber. There, special magnets with their same polarities facing eath other pack the atoms together to minimize mass and increase overall magnetism.
Once the compression of the magnetized atoms is done, ordninary fusion plasma is sent into the forming chamber. With the magentism of the atoms present, the plasma is immediately attracted to the bunch. Using the same magnet technique, the plasma is packed around the magnetism and creates a very strong and tightly-held together energy torpedo.
A single magnetic particle then has its magnetic "partner" changed to the target starship, and immediately is shot from the tube to head for it. The torpedo follows, and impacts, doing 4 times more damage then a regular energy torpedo. (Sorry, will finish. -Ackbar)