Falcon class

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Falcon class in space
Name: Falcon class
Type: Destroyer
Affiliation: RMN logo small boxcolored Star Kingdom of Manticore
Date Introduced: 1851 PD
Succeeded By: Havoc class
Mass: 70,500 tons
Length: 355 m
Beam: 42 m
Draught: 24 m
Acceleration: 418.8 G
(523.6 G maximum)
Crew: 300
(including Marines)
Armament: Broadside:
3M, 4L, 3CM, 4PD
1M, 2L, 2CM, 2PD
Auxiliary Craft: 2 Hawk-class pinnaces
2 Dakota-class cutters

The Falcon class was a class of destroyers built and used by the Royal Manticoran Navy. (JIR1, HHA5.3: LD)

A product of the same design study that brought forth the Apollo-class light cruiser and Lightning-class frigate. It was heavy on beam weaponry, designed to close quickly and engage its enemy at a short range.

Introduced in 1851 PD, the first flight of Falcon-class units suffered from the same sub-standard construction practices which caused the structural weaknesses of the Apollo class. Most of them needed refits. They were considered to be too fragile to survive an energy engagement, but still remained in service until the general fleet drawdown of 1916 PD, after the First Havenite-Manticoran War had ended.

A total of 88 units were built. (Companion)

Known ships of the class[1]Edit

References Edit

Manticoran Starship Classes
Ad Astra | Agamemnon | Anduril | Apollo | Avalon | Bellerophon | Broadsword | Burgundy | Casey | Chanson | Chimera | Courageous | Crusader | Culverin | Edward Saganami | Edward Saganami-A | Edward Saganami-B | Edward Saganami-C | Erebus | Falcon | Gladiator | Guadalcanal | Gryphon | Havoc | Homer | Hydra | Illustrious | Invictus | Javelin | Kamerling | King William | Majestic | Manticore | Medusa | Minotaur | Nike | Noblesse | Prince Consort | Protector | Redoubtable | Reliant | Roland | Rorke's Drift | Royal Winton | Salamander | Samothrace | Sphinx | Star Knight | Talisman | Thorsten | Triumph | Trojan class | Truncheon | Valiant | Victory (FG) | Victory (SD) | Warrior | Wolfhound
Argonaut | Caravan | Mandrake | Star Falcon
Small Craft
Albatros | Arrow | Avenger | Caffrey | Condor | Dakota | Drake | Ferret | Gull
Hawk | Highlander | Pryderi | Shrike | Skyhawk

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