Ship name: [gs Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit]
Rank: Vice Admiral
Type: Tactical Escort
Base Class: Defiant Class
Impulse Modifier: 0.2
Turn rate: 17
Hull Strength: 33000
Shield Modifier 0.9
Inertia Rating: 70
Fore Weapons 4
Aft Weapons 3
Crew Size 50
Consoles: x5 x3 x2
Device Slots: 2
Bonus Power: +15 Weapons
Bonus Consoles Included: None
Cost: 20000 [gs FC] and 4 [gs FM]
Notes: Can Equip Dual Cannons
Variants: Vigilant, Gallant, Sao Paulo
The Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit is an Admiral (Tier 5) level Federation Escort. Players can obtain the vessel through the Shipyard for 20,000 Fleet Credits and 4 Fleet Ship Module icon.png, as long as the player’s Fleet has a Tier III shipyard.
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. This Retrofit vessel is a heavily modified variant of the Tactical Escort (Tier 4) Escort Vessel. Starfleet upgraded this vessel with latest standard equipment and systems available in the early 25th century.
The Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit is also able to use the [Console – Universal – Cloaking Device] that is obtained from the Tactical Escort Retrofit, or the Federation Dreadnought Cruiser. This ship does not come with one standard. As with other C-Store ships, the previous purchase of the Tactical Escort Retrofit from the Cryptic Store reduces the required Fleet Ship Module cost for its Fleet version from 4 to 1.
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.