Ship name: [gs Tactical Escort Retrofit]
Rank: Vice Admiral
Type: Tactical Escort
Base Class: Defiant Class
Impulse Modifier: 0.2
Turn rate: 17
Hull Strength: 30000
Shield Modifier 0.9
Inertia Rating: 70
Fore Weapons 4
Aft Weapons 3
Crew Size 50
Consoles: x4 x3 x2
Device Slots: 2
Bonus Power: +15 Weapons
Bonus Consoles Included: [Console – Universal – Cloaking Device]
Cost: 2000 [gs Zen]
Notes: Can Equip Dual Cannons
Variants: Vigilant, Gallant, Sao Paulo
The Tactical Escort Retrofit is an Admiral (Tier 5) level Federation Escort. This Retrofit vessel is a heavily modified variant of the (Tier 4) Tactical Escort. Starfleet upgraded this vessel with latest standard equipment and systems available in the early 25th century.
The ship’s high turn rate allows it to exploit Dual Cannons to maximum effect, and the cloaking device allows well timed alpha strikes. At Tier 5, the Tactical Escort Retrofit is as close to a Klingon Bird-of-Prey as any Starfleet captain can get.
Sao Paulo Class:The Sao Paulo class is a 25th century refit of the famed Defiant class. It has exposed, forward-swept warp nacelles and a more faceted main deflector. It also has the white hull texture common to refit vessels. This class is unlocked with the purchase of the Tactical Escort Refit, and can be used on both the Tactical Escort and the tier 5 Tactical Escort Retrofit.
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.