The Takeshi Maru is the by-product of Fleet Command's collaboration with Shinoda Heavy Industries, in an effort to plug the gap in Earth Force's Guided Missile Fleet. The result was an apparently hideous looking vessel that dealt a more horrendous blow to the enemy than her looks. The last thing most enemy crews see is the multitude of green-colored neutron torpedoes coming their way...
About this creation
Takeshi Maru - Shinoda Heavu Industries
Width: 50m (with fully extended Gravitonic Rudders)
Propulsion: 1 x Tayada Industries Fusion Plasma M-tec Reactor powering 1 x non-vectoring thruster with 3 x Gravitonic Rudders. 2 x Auxiliary impulse drives.
Armament: 4 x anti-ship graviton (sextuple) torpedo launchers, 1 x "Thor's Mallet" turret, 2 x "phalanx III" CIWS, Vertical launch system for 256 assorted missiles, 1 x "Shogun's Fist" phased plasma multi-directional dome turret.
Crew: 280 officers and enlisted men
Atmospheric Capability: Yes
Here we catch a glimpse of the "Thor's Mallet" anti-ship weapon, a lighter version of the massive "Thor's Hammer" seen on the Promethium Fleet Carrier, situated in front of the bridge superstructure in black and white.
Graviton Rudders fully extended for increased vector control and stability.
The Takeshi Maru, seen here with the CELESTION Mk2 Battlecruiser (above) and the SNYDER WESCOTT Freighter (bleow), for a sense of scale (1/700).