RH-GM110 "Heimdall" Red Hessian Gunship
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|RH-GM110 "Heimdall" Red Hessian Gunship|
|Built by||Red Hessians|
|Guns/Turrets||0 / 6|
|Opt. weapon class||5|
|Max. weapon class||5|
|Max. shield class||8|
|Cargo space||420 units|
|Max. impulse speed||80 m/s|
|Max. thrust speed||150 m/s|
|Max. cruise speed||350 m/s|
|Power output||600,000 u|
|Power recharge||60,000 u/s|
"Heimdall" is the codename for the Red Hessian Gunship project. Named after the mythic Norse guardian, this ship was designed to operate with full efficiency inside the rocky environments of the Hessian controlled parts of the Omega border worlds, all the while maintaining a superior offensive and support capability. It is a prized ship design amongst the Red Hessians, and is never seen outside their ranks.
The Red Hessian gunship project was first proposed in 780 A.S. as the Corsair - Hessian war spread across the upper Omega systems, into the open space there. The Hessians, previously relying on the size and speed of their mainstay fighter craft inside the thick asteroid fields in order to nullify the advantage of the bulkier Corsair gunboats of the Omega edge worlds, have been quick to realise the lack of effectiveness of this tactic in actual open space. A team of former Daumann engineers, freshly defected to the Hessian movement, have been set to work on the project that year, adapting a blueprint from a ultimately unused Daumann armoured deep space miner design mixed with a few finer points from the infamous Rheinland Gunboat. A working prototype was completed only a few months later.
Despite this quick progress however, the Heimdall design continued to remain relatively out of production for the next 30 years. The first recorded battlefield use of this type of ship was during the Casablanca offensive of 811 A.S. and it has been confirmed to be regarded as an invaluable support vessel to the usual hordes of Hessian fighter craft ever since. Use of these types of ships still remained low however, up until 817 A.S. when the Red Hessian leadership decided to finally adapt their now quite extensive production lines to the growing size of combat vessels in Sirius, and the Heimdall gunship was launched into mass production in earnest.
- This ship is too large to use docking bays, it must use mooring points.
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