The 300tn Close Escort (Exosen) is a heavily armed ship used as a fighter aboard the Very Heavy Carriers made for the Solomoni Alliance. It may seem strange to use the Exosen as a fighter, but the advantages are tremendous. First off, the 800,000 dton carrier need only travel to within one parsec of its target, launch all Exosens and quietly wait, or move to a rendezvous parsec. The Exosens jump into battle, then jump out to rendezvous with the carrier. Secondly, they have greater fire power.
The Exosen is also used as an independent vessel to escort convoys. Several commercial companies have purchased many of these ships to protect their own shipping routes, fuel transports, mining freighters, etc. from pirates or enemy craft. The Kopos Mining Guild has purchased hundreds of these vessels to patrol from orbit their mining operations, and to keep their miming freighters safe.
- Craft Id
- Close Escort, Type ME, MCr 1,641.324, Prototype Model, Commercial Cost = MCr 1,313.059, Architects fee: MCr 16.413
- 336/840, Disp = 300, Config = 6A, Armor = 42G, Unloaded = 3,835tons, Loaded = 3,988tons
- 33/42, Fusion = 5,250Mw, Duration = 15/45
- 72/96, Maneuver = 5, 21/28, Jump = 3, Vacc = 3840kph, NOE = 200kph, Cruise = 2,592kph, Top = 3,456kph, Agility = 1, Emergency Agility = 2
- Radio = System (1,000AU), Laser = System (1,000AU), Maser = System (1,000AU)
- Passive EMS = Interstellar (2 Parsecs), Active EMS = Far Orbit (500,000km), EMS Jammer = Far Orbit (500,000km), Densitometer = High Pen/25km, Neutrino = 1kw, Neural Activity = Dist., Pass Audio Sensor = Dist., Act Audio (Pinger) = Dist.,Environ., Magnetic Sensor = V.Dist., ActObjScan = Rout, ActObjPin = Rout, PasObjScan = Rout, PasObjPin = Rout, PasEngScan = Simp, PasEngPin = Rout
Missiles = x03, UCP = 3, Plasma Gun = x02, UPC = 4, Batt= 111 Batt= 11 Bear= 111 Bear= 11
Missile Storage = Nuclear = 3x30 rounds = 90, Antimatter = 3x30 rounds = 90, Standard Fusion Gun x 4, Type_FZ-15
Pen/Attn |Dmg |Max Rng |Auto Tgts |Dngr Spc |Sig |ROF| 79/5 30 30km 2 45 Hi 40
- DefDM = 9, Point Defense Targeting Modules = 4, Optimized N.D. TL16_UPC 1, Smoke Discharger, Anti-Laser Aerosol, Prismatic Aerosol, Sandcaster
- Computer = 7fib x 3, CPU's = Basic Mechanical = 50, Enhanced Mechanical =50, Electronic = 50, Electronic Linked = 50, Computer Linked = 100, Dynamic Linked = 500, Holographic Linked = 500, Special Control Panel Add-Ons = Heads-up Display x 8, Large Holodisplay x 1, Heads-up HoloDisplay x 2, Environ = Basic env, Basic ls, Extend ls, Grav plates, Inertial comp.
- Crew = 25 x 2 (Bridge = 5, Engineering = 9, Gunners = 9, Flight = 3, Ships Troops = 8, Command = 5, Frozen Watch = 10, Medical = 1, Bunk = 31, Low Berth = 10, Small Stateroom = 4, Stateroom = 4, Double Stateroom = 1, SubCraft = Slow Pinnace x 1, Type KW, Hull: 36/90, Disp = 40 tons, Config = 6A, Armor = 40G, Unloaded = 241tns
- Cargo = 20Kliters, Fuel = 133.7Kliters, Fuel Scoops, Fuel Purification Plant, Miscellaneous Devices = Video Recorder, Holorecorder TL15 Object Size = Average, EMM = Moderate