Ship Name: [gs Tactical Escort]
Type: Tactical Escort
Base Class: Defiant Class
Impulse Modifier: 0.2
Turn Rate: 17
Hull Strength: 25000
Shield Modifier: 0.9
Inertia Rating: 70
Fore Weapons: 4
Aft Weapons: 2
Crew Size: 50
Consoles: x3 x2 x2
Bonus Power: +15 Weapons
Bonus Consoles Included: None
Cost: 80000 [gs Dili]
Notes: Can equip dual cannons./ Awarded on Lvl 30
Variants: Vigilant class, Gallant class
The Tactical Escort is a Captain (Tier 4) level Federation Escort vessel.
This particular type of ship class was a rescued project from the Utopia Planetia Ship Yards by Captain Benjamin Sisko. It was declared a new type of warship created to fight the Borg but later revived to fight the Dominion War.
The Tactical Escort (along with its refit and Retrofit brethren) are the most agile of all Starfleet vessels outside runabouts and shuttles. Equipped with four forward weapon slots and two aft, they are true powerhouses of damage. However the class suffers from very small crew complement (half as many as the previous tier) and limited console slots to improve survivability.
Defiant Class:The mighty Defiant class was the first of new Tactical Escort designs specifically created to fight the Borg. The project, which was stationed at Utopia Planitia was prototyped by a team that included the young Benjamin Sisko but was deemed a failure, due to latent design flaws. At the request of the DS9 Commander, the ship and its plans were removed from storage and its flaws corrected. The class design later entered production due to the Dominion threat.
Vigilant Class:Vigilant was a design inspired by the Defiant class. Just as powerful and nimble but with an updated nacelle design. The Vigilant was also equipped with a multipurpose space that is adaptable to any situation including relaxation or training.
Gallant Class:Launched in response to the fallout from the Khitomer Accords in 2399, the Gallant class was born. These ships were made to fight on the front lines of Borg conflict. Gallant is a variant of Defiant, just as capable and bares just as many teeth.