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Juniper-class Missile Corvette

Juniper  LM-A4345F2-300000-04009-0 MCr 1,051.369 1.2 KTons
Bat Bear                    1  1   Crew: 22
Bat                         1  1   TL: 12

Cargo: 117.000 Fuel: 420.000 EP: 60.000 Agility: 4 Shipboard Security Detail: 1
Fuel Treatment: Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification

Architects Fee: MCr 10.514 Cost in Quantity: MCr 841.095

Detailed Description

1,200.000 tons standard, 16,800.000 cubic meters, Close Structure Configuration
10 Officers, 12 Ratings
Jump-3, 4G Manuever, Power plant-5, 60.000 EP, Agility 4
Bridge, Model/6fib Computer
1 100-ton bay, 2 Hardpoints
1 100-ton Missile Bay (Factor-9), 2 Dual Plasma Gun Turrets organised into 1 Battery (Factor-4)
Armoured Hull (Factor-3)
420.000 Tons Fuel (3 parsecs jump and 28 days endurance) On Board Fuel Scoops, On Board Fuel Purification Plant
13.0 Staterooms, 117.000 Tons Cargo
MCr 1,061.883 Singly (incl. Architects fees of MCr 10.514), MCr 841.095 in Quantity
123 Weeks Singly, 99 Weeks in Quantity


The Juniper's hull was laid down within the first year of Third Frontier War (979 to 986). Designed as a picket escort, the Juniper-class performed adequately in its intended role. Commanders within a short time saw the advantage of the Juniper's missile capability and began posting small squadrons to minelayer duty. The design proved to be successful and the Juniper saw action again a few short years later in the Solomani Rim War (990 to 1002). During the war years it is estimated over 250 Juniper-class corvettes were constructed. In the uneasy calm that surfaced in the years following these two conflicts the remaining Junipers were relegated to various mothball fleets around the Imperium. Within a short time various merchant consortiums began to buy these surplus vessels from the Navy. After removing the launch mechanisms from the missile bay the ship sports over 200 tons of cargo space. Unlike most military surplus the Junipers did not require TL 14 or 15 shipyards to refit so were well received to merchant fleets operating out of less industrial hubs. In addition the vessel was a sturdy design and required little in the way of maintenance though this had more to do with the simple layout than any inherent design perk. Within fifty years nearly 150 Juniper-class corvettes were owned and operated as civilian vessels in both the Solomani Rim and Spinward Marches. The design saw action again during the False War (1082 to 1084) but was not as well recieved due to the Juniper's age. Today shipping analysts believe there are approximately 25 Juniper-class vessels working the various trade routes of the Spinward Marches and nearly twice that number in the area of the Solomani Rim.