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Tapani-class Assault Frigate
 
 
 
Name/Model# : Tapani-class Assault Frigate
Designer/Manufacturer : Tapani Starship Cooperative (Tallaan Shipyards)
Combat Designation : Heavy Assault Frigate
Scale : Capital
Length : 750 Metres
Skill : Capital ship piloting: Tapani-class Frigate
Crew Skill : Capital ship piloting 5D, capital ship gunnery 4D, capital ship shields 3D+1 and sensors 3D+1
Crew : 3,664  Crew 3,550 + Gunners 114
Skeleton Crew : 988 (+15 DIFFICULTY)
Cost of Vessel : 1,600,000,000 Credits [See Note]
Nav Computer : Yes
Sublight Speed : 5 Space Units
Hyperdrive Rating : Class 2
Hyperdrive Backup : Class 14
Atmospheric Speed : Cannot Enter Atmosphere
Manoeuvrability : 1D+1
Cargo Capacity : 12,500 Metric Tons
Consumables : 1 Year
Weapons :

6 Quad Turbolaser Batteries (3 Right, 3 Left)
Crew: 4 Gunners per battery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 2-12/30/60 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: 5-10/50/100 km
Damage: 5D+2

15 Turbolaser Batteries (5 Forward, 5 Left, 5 Right)
Crew: 3 Gunners per battery for 5 batteries, 4 Gunners per battery for 10 batteries
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: 100-500 metres/1 km/2 km
Damage: 4D

20 Laser Cannons (5 Forward, 5 Left, 5 Right, 5 Aft)
Crew: 1 Gunner per cannon for 5 cannons, 2 Gunners per cannon for 15 cannons
Scale: Starfighter
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1-3/10/20 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: 100-300 metres/1 km/1.75 km
Damage: 3D+1

? Ion Cannons ? [See Note]

Sensors : Passive : 50 Space Units/1D
Scan : 75 Space Units/2D+1
Search : 125 Space Units/3D+2
Focus : 6 Space Units/4D+1
Shields/Hull Rating : Shields 2D+2. Hull 4D
Starfighter Squadrons : ?
Troop Capacity : 800 Troops
Support Craft : ?
Note : This ship is ridiculously overpriced and under gunned. TSIA explicitly states ship armed with ion cannons, yet no stats given.

 

    The Tapani-class Assault Frigate can be found in the employ of many of the Tapani houses and Freeworlds of the Tapani Sector as the primary capital ship in their respective navies. Those frigates in the service of a Tapani house bears its crest. Most are named after planets or cities controlled by the house they serve. Its primary function is that of patrolling the space lanes, discouraging pirate activity and protecting the interests of their respective owners. The Tapani-class Frigate was in service before the Battle of Hoth.

    Only its superstructure which is constructed at the Tallaan Shipyards is an original design. Its electronic matrix, weapons and engines however, are all acquired from other manufacturers which causes its inflated price tag. Although this arrangement creates another problem, a nightmare to replace damaged components, it nevertheless allows such a minute company to assemble such a large and complicated ship. Its oval shaped streamlined hull is randomly covered with viewports. Set in a diamond formation are the ship's four enormous ion engine exhaust ports. Situated near the ventral aft hull at 45 degree angles from each other are a pair of stabilizer fins. Near the middle dorsal portion of the Tapani Frigate is another stabilizer fin.

    House Cadriaan currently maintains six of these frigates, with orders for another seven which are due to see completion at the Tallaan dockyards over the next three years. House Barnaba possesses five Tapani Frigates, while House Pelagia has two. The compact navy of the planet of Aleron is led by three of these ships. Meanwhile, the planet of Mrlsst defence forces include two Tapani Frigates. Eight Tapani Frigates can be found in service with the planet of Neona. The planet of Tallaan leads in the number of Tapani Frigates in its possession, with 12 ships.

 
   
Sources: LOTEBS (Gamemaster Guide)***Pg 18, 24, 28, 35-37, 39 / LOTEBS (Sector Guide)***Pg 11 (timeline placement), 40, 41, (Card Tapani Frigate) / TSIA***Pg 30
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