Post by That's So Wizard on Apr 26, 2020 7:13:31 GMT -5
Destroyer designed for breaking shields.
Name • Gra'tua-class Frigate; translated to 'Vengeance'-class in Basic
Classification • Ship; specifically a destroyer
Origin • Clan Ordo; available to most Mandalorians in limited numbers
- Height: 90m (approx.)
- Width: 100m (approx. widest)
- Length: 285m (approx.)
Designed in a similar fashion to it's sister ship, the Ijaat-class Frigate, the Gra'tua-class is a stop-gap design constructed from reverse-engineered Republic and Sith battleships and it certainly looks that way. Modularity was favored here rather than purpose, so that the frame of the Gra'tua could be outfited with different modules to fit different situations. The ship features six fixed-angle tri-barrel turbolasers (three per side), as well as one swivel-mounted tri-barrel turbolaser and two swivel-mounted single-barrel turbolasers at the front of the craft. This is in addition to ten high-powered beam cannons (five per side) and multiple point-defense guns on the nose. While the picture shows the Gra'tua-class in blank, the paint is usually stripped during hyperspace travel and rarely re-painted.
The Gra'tua-class is built for one specific purpose, to hammer down the shields of much larger vessels and if needed do as much damage to their superstructure as possible. Clan Ordo developed this design to be paired with it's sister ship, the Ijaat-class Frigate, which is used for boarding actions but requires the enemy ships shields be lowered first. As mentioned before though, the Gra'tua-class is by no means a perfect design and has a significant amount of flaws but is effective enough to use as a stop-gap until a better design is settled on.