Ship Name: [gs Heavy Escort Refit]
Type: Heavy Escort
Base Class: Thunderchild Class
Impulse Modifier: 0.2
Turn Rate: 15
Hull Strength: 20000
Shield Modifier: 0.9
Inertia Rating: 60
Fore Weapons: 3
Aft Weapons: 2
Crew Size: 100
Consoles: x3 x2 x1
Device Slots: 2
Bonus Power: +15 Weapons
Bonus Consoles Included: Console – Universal – Point Defense System
Cost: 1000 [gs Zen]
Notes: Can equip dual cannons.
Variants: Akira Class, Oslo Class, Zephyr Class
The Federation Heavy Escort Refit is a Commander (Tier 3) level Escort Vessel. The Heavy Escort Refit is a tribute to the U.S.S. Thunderchild (NCC-63549) which engaged the Borg as sector 001.
This ship comes equipped with a [Console – Universal – Point Defense System]. This console activates an automated Phaser Turret Point Defense System designed to defend the vessel from small craft, mines and targetable torpedoes, but that will also target larger vessels as well. This ship is available from the C-Store for 1,000 Zen.
The Heavy Escort is the second tier of Tactical Escorts in the game. This type of escort loses a point in maneuverability but gains hull strength to make up for it. The ship also gains an aft weapon slot allowing for rear torpedo attacks. As a result, the ship is very deadly to enemies during that phase of the game when equipped appropriately.
Compared to the Heavy Escort, the Refit has an additional Engineering Console slot, and a Lieutenant Tactical station in place of an Ensign Tactical station.
Thunderchild Class:The Thunderchild class Heavy Escort is a tribute to the U.S.S. Thunderchild (NCC-63549) which engaged the Borg in Sector 001.
Akira Class:The Akira class is the most popular of the three Heavy Escort classes. The design of the NX-01 Enterprise in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise was partly inspired by this class. Ships of the class include the U.S.S. Kelvin and U.S.S. Thunderchild (NCC-63549).
Oslo Class:The Oslo class Heavy Escort is an upgraded and modified version of the earlier Norway class ship. It shares the same nacelle design as the Nova Class Science Vessel.
Zephyr Class:The Zephyr class Heavy Escort is an upgraded and modified version of the earlier Steamrunner class ship.