The Oberon is essentially a huge flying gun, measuring close to 150m long. In a desperate attempt to field more firepower for the fleet, naval command at Jupiter Shipyards decided to build a vessel around a massive Ion Cannon that normally arms a much larger ship like a battlecruiser or dreadnought. The result is a vessel with a very singular purpose - to point that very powerful weapon at the enemy to the exclusion of all other considerations...and pull the trigger.
About this creation
"Oberon" Class Ion Cannon Frigate
Propulsion: 1 x Thoikol Fusion Plasma Reactor powering 2 x non-vectoring thrusters, with 2 x Gravitonic Rudders. 2 x Auxiliary impulse drives.
Armament: 1 x Jonsten-Syndac Ionic Cannon (yield rated at 400 Giga Terrons).
Crew: 80 officers and enlisted men
Atmospheric Capability: Limited
The Oberon comprises mostly of the gigantic Ion Weapon, with its support generators and minimal crew and life-support facilities. With no defensive weaponry as a standard loadout, the Oberon can sometimes be a liability to fleet operations. Nonetheless, every fleet admiral appreciates having more guns in the fight, and the Oberon does just that.
The business end of the Ion Cannon.
The Oberon, seen here beside the Gryphon Strike Carrier for a sense of scale.
Wow! Awesome! I really like the gaping whole in the front!
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