CE-3455762-300000-40100-0 MCr287.4 300 tons
batteries bearing 2 2 TL=15
batteries 2 2 Crew=12
Fuel=81. EP=21. Agility=6. Cargo=6.
|Tonnage:||300 tons (standard). 4,200 cubic meters.|
|Crew:||4 officers. 8 ratings.|
|Performance:||Jump varies with situation. With drop tanks installed and retained, jump-4 and 4-G. With drop tanks installed and dropped, jump-5 and 5-G. With drop tanks not installed, jump-2 and 5-G, Maneuver-6, power plant-12, Agility-6|
|Electronics:||Model 6 computer|
|Armament:||Two triple beam laser turrets organized into 2 batteries. Two particle accelerator barbettes organized into 2 batteries.|
|Defenses:||Armored hull (factor-3).|
|Craft:||One 20-ton gig|
|Fuel Treatment:||Integral fuel scoops; on-board fuel treatment plant. L-Hyd tanks add 100 tons of fuel and displacement (CE-4444762) and cost MCr0.11|
|Cost:||MCr359.3 standard. MCr287.5 in quantity.|
|Construction Time:||16 months singly; 11 months in quantity.|
Comments: Hundreds of Gazelle class close escorts have been built and many remain in service in the Imperial navy, despite the fact that in a combat situation, they are nearly worthless. The close escort, even when new, was not intended to stand up to combat vessels; rather it was envisioned as an anti-piracy and revenue patrol ship. In that role, it has performed well, but when pressed into combat duties it has invariably suffered disproportionate losses.