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Lightning-class Frontier Cruiser

              CF-P4525F3-596500-99N09-80 MCr34,237.6  60 ktons
batteries bearing         A      G31 K                 TL=15
        batteries         D     K41 Q                 Crew=475
Fuel=33,000. EP=3,000. Agility=0. Cargo=400. Low=155. Passenger=52.

Tonnage: 60,000 tons (standard). 840,000 cubic meters.
Crew: 62 officers. 333 ratings. 80 pilots.
Performance: Jump-5. 2-G. Power plant-5. 3,000 EP. Agility 0.
Electronics: Model 6/fib computer
Hardpoints: One spinal weapons mount. Twenty four 50-ton bays. Three hundred sixty hardpoints.
Armament: Spinal mount particle accelerator (factor-N). One hundred ninety triple beam laser turrets organized into 19 batteries. Fourty dual fusion gun turrets organized into 4 batteries. Twenty four 50-ton missile bays.
Defenses: One hundred thirty triple sandcaster turrets organized into 13 batteries. Meson screen (factor-6). Nuclear damper (factor-5). Armored hull (factor-5).
Craft: Eighty Rampart class light fighters. Two launch tubes. Four 400-ton fuel shuttles. Miscellaneous small craft.
Fuel Treatment: Integral fuel scoops; on-board fuel treatment plant. Ship depends on fuel shuttles rather than by directly skimming fuel.
Cost: MCr42,797.05 standard. MCr34,237.6 in quantity.
Construction Time: 50 months singly; 34 months in quantity.

   Comments: The Azhanti High Lightning is an obsolete multi-purpose cruiser capable of a variety of differnet functions. Most notable is the ship's high jump (jump-5) capability, which gives it great reactive mobility. It is this quality that has kept the ship in service in spite of its inferior agility and weaponry.
    Several examples of the ship have been transfered to the Scout Service and to friendly client states. Much of the remaining examples of the class were refurbished to the above specifications and now serve as frontier cruisers on the Imperial borders.