Ship name: [gs Chimera Heavy Destroyer]
Rank: Vice Admiral
Base Class: Chimera Class
Impulse Modifier: 0.21
Turn rate: 14
Hull Strength: 34500
Shield Modifier 0.9
Inertia Rating: 60
Fore Weapons 4
Aft Weapons 3
Crew Size 750
Consoles: x4 x3 x2
Device Slots: 3
Abilities: Advanced Quantum Slipstream Drive
Bonus Power: +15 Weapons
Bonus Consoles Included: [Console – Universal – Dynamic Tactical System]
Cost: N/A (1000 day Veteran Reward)
Notes: Can Equip Dual Cannons
The Chimera Heavy Destroyer is a Tier 5 (Vice Admiral) level Federation Escort. It is similar to an Escort, but has many qualities of Light Cruisers and Science Vessels.
Starfleet Corps of Engineers (SCE) has been working on a special new destroyer class starship, designed for high-level combat situations. The project was so secret that access to the Utopia Planitia shipyard was restricted for months while the project was completed. Now, Starfleet Command has decided to offer the ships to its most experienced captains.
The Chimera Heavy Destroyer comes with a Console – Universal – Dynamic Tactical System, which allows the ship to switch between Regenerative Mode and Tactical Mode.
In its default Regeneration Mode, the Chimera’s structure features an integrated saucer and hull. The ship has a large deflector dish protruding from the bottom of the saucer. Four nacelles are attached to level pylons extending from the rear of the hull. Each nacelle is separated by a short pylon that retracts when in sector space, pulling together to form a more compact appearance.
The Chimera’s most striking trait is by far the change in appearance enabled by the Dynamic Tactical System. The console effectively turns the Chimera into a “transformer”, with three different appearances. When engaging Tactical Mode, the Chimera’s saucer splits, with the outer edges expanding and locking into 3 sections. Portions in the middle of the saucer sink lower, pushing the lower saucer to partially obscure the deflector dish. The center portions of the saucer, near the bridge, also raise up to expose the Chimera’s Phaser Lotus Array, and the rear pylons angle downwards to move the nacelles below the saucer.
When in Sector Space, the Chimera’s pylons angle upwards, like those of a Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit.