=United Terran Republic Fleet Draft Release 0.1=
This is the first release of the United Terran Republic fleet pack, The United Terran Republic has nothing to do with the freespace universe, it is something of my own making. You may use these models as you see fit but please credit me Starbug and Darius for making them. The pack contains 6 ships
Excursor class Corvette:
Still working on a Tech Description for this one :)
Minow class Destroyer:
The Minnow class destroyer is an refit of the Olympia class destroyers. The Minnow has been fitted with 2 of the new Phalanx Particle beam cannons for an extra punch. These new weapons come at the expense of removing the VLS Torpedos and has less muntions for her Plasma Cannons, which reduces her operational effectiveness. The Phalanx Cannons are also tied into the ships reactor and Shockdrive and as such the weapons can only fire for very short periods of time but when firing the cannon is devastating. The Minnow is primarly designed for testing of new systems to be intergrated into the Tempest class Frigates. Despite these short comings the Minnow has proved an effective vessel when supporting Olympia Destroyers and Excursor corvettes.
Olympia class Destroyer:
The Olympia is the standard Destroyer of the Republic navy. The Olympia was constructed at the Luna shipyards by the Ariel Aerospace corperation. First introduced in 2165, the Olympia was designed to counter the colonial vessels which where heavier armoured than the Republics Halbred corvettes. The Olympia proved to be a match against the Colonial navy and help end the mining Guild war of 2170. Since then the Olympia has found it self patrolling shipping routes, protecting convoys against Raider incursions. The destroyer is armed with 12 VLS Hammer torpedos, 2 88mm Arclite Plasma Cannons, 1 CW88mm Gauss Cannon and 9 CQWS enplacements. The Hull is comprised of several layers of armour for defense. The Olympia is also equiped with a Standard mk3 Cold Fusion Reactor, Shockpoint Drive systems to allow it to make its own Shockjumps into Subspace. The Olympia is also has the new Grav drive, a section of the vessel that rotates to provide gravity for the crew, unlike the halbred Corvettes which had a small grav field generated by the ships reactor.
Tempest class Frigate:
The Tempest class Frigate commissioned in 2178, is the designed to replace the Olympia and Minnow class Destroyers as the mainstay of the Republic fleet. The Tempests design can be traced back to the Olympia space frame. Ariel Aerospace Corp found that the frame was a sound design, so they decided to upscale the frame. The Tempest is designed to be a sledgehammer, to jump in and devastate the enemy in the opening salvo. To achieve this the Tempest is armed with 4 frontal and 2 rear Phalanx particle beam cannons power by 2 arc reactors and the Shockpoint drive. 1 heavy Arclite Gauss Cannon, 1 CW120, 7 CW88mm Plasma cannons and 2 Hammer torpedo launchers. She is also armed with multiple Close Quarter Weapon System's should hostile vessels get in to close. The only issue raised so far with the design is in the minimal anti-fighter defence and slow speed, but this is compinsated by an escort of Olympia destroyers. So far at aleast 2 dozen of these vessels have been produced at the Luna shipyards with more on order as tensions rise between the United Terran Republic and the Colonial Alliance. When a Tempest appears in system you know the Republic means business.
Heracles class Frigate Carrier:
United Terran Republic's small Carrier, based off the Tempest's hull frame. Most of the heavy weapons from the Tempest have been stripped out for hangerbays, repair and rearm facilities
Donnager class Science Cruiser:
The Donnager is an explorer class vessel, designed to map out uncharted systems, asteroid fields and nebula's. It is equipped with all the latest scientific equipment the Republic has to offer. The Donnager class also acts as research outpost, to test out new weapon systems, engine designs, special projects and any other research which is deemed to much of a risk to a planets population. For this reason the Donnager is only armed with minimal weapons, mainly for protection against asteroids.
The Donnager can also act as a colony ship, a large transport vessel due to its modular design. The science hub can be removed and replace with another crewhub, or cargo pods. This makes the donnager very versatile design and has found its way into many of the Republics ship designs.
This are unfinished, they require paths, spec maps, normal maps and some fine tuning and balancing them.
Also REQUIRES BLUE PLANET COMPLETE, as i have used some effects from them for my weapons.
I think i have included everything for the weapons, but may not have, as these are of my own making based of the blue planet UEF weapons.
Big thank you to Darius for helping me finish the Excursor Corvette :)
UPDATED VERSION 13/06/2017 https://www.mediafire.com/?w8mp4n5h12ap55n