VUS FS--"Leopard"-class -- Fighter Scout

    VUS FS--"Leopard"-class -- Fighter Scout GEN 1.5

    Game version
    0.201.378
    *Power and Weapons 2.0, revision passed. Prrr*

    As with the Tiger, this ship is inspired from Homeworld ships, in this case the taiidan "Firkkan" scout
    as with all of my designs I will try to update them all when new construction techniques are learnt or found, and revise old ones .

    Half credit goes to josemik and his replica models, in which i found inspiration

    Description:
    Named after a large feline that once lived on Earth, it was believed it to be the fastest ground animal. Like his animal counterpart, the leopard -class is an extremely fast ship, being the fastest combat-capable ship on the navy, it also carries an extensive sensor suite. His “ayes and ears”, we can call them. Just like a leopard’s acute sense of sight. Giving the leopard the sensor range of a probe but also with the mobility of a fighter.

    Even so, the size and strain that all those subsystems made in the ship and his reactor left little spare room for armor and defensive systems, it may be a very fast, agile and host a powerful sensor suite, but it lacks the armor, shields and weapons of any other fighter, making it the weak fighter compared to others although it’s guns could burn a small probe to pices in a matter of seconds :davewink: .

    It may have flaws, but the Leopard has an important strategic value: scanning a sector, looking for enemy positions; keeping those probes away, surveying a mineral-rich area and getting out of all these situations unharmed.

    History:
    Not long after the commission and success of the Tiger, Captain Markus started to imagine a craft agile and faster than the Tiger, but also with greater sensors. Inspired by his now favorite videogame
    (see: The united Varis Shipyard --> Lore).

    after some new research, building and testing, he presented his work to the final test: nebula exploration.
    It wasn't a normal nebula, it was a super-dense nebula, filled with plasma bubbles and volatile asteroids that would explode upon touch, the craft that successfully survived the nebula would have to be agile, fast and , boost a high sensor range.

    After a long and intense journey, the craft made it to the boarders of the nebula, with only minimal damage, quite impressive considering that even the most advanced exploration ships had a bad time going through that same nebula.

    The leopard surpassed it's creators expectatives, even so, when it was tested inside a combat situation, it survived a long time, but only because of it's maneuverability and speed, dodging a decent part of enemy fire, but it was eventually destroyed with only 4 or 5 hits. Even so, the design passed all controls and today it still serves admirably and with large honors.

    Dimensions:
    <widith: 11 m
    <Height: 11 m
    <Length: 18 m

    Statistics:
    Power: 1,500 e/sec (Stabilitzation: 93.8%)
    -Chambers:
    -Top Speed 3
    -Short Range Scanner Base --> Scanner Strength 5
    Shields: 1,750 (25.0 rech/sec. 7.0 unkeep)
    TWR: 5.0 (Top speed: 607.5)

    Weaponry:
    >1x passive coolded medium coilgun
    (DPS: 40.59. Fire rate: 4 slugs/sec )


    Extras:
    -Pressurized cockpit
    -Engine cooler fins
    -Deuterium/hydrogen fusion reactor
    -quasi-full RCS control
    -Magneto/Mechanic docker (below also)
    -RCS ports
    -1 high-frequency antena
    -1 high performance scanner

    IMPORTANT: currently, there’s a glitch with the grates, and at more than 8m, they look like grills.
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    Image of the side, depicting the side RCS port and the redesigned wings
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    Image of the engine, more compact than the Tiger’s, it’s also more efficient.
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    The big high-frequency antena, used for scans and navigation, while the smaller, on the other side, is used for communications.
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    The magneto-mechanic docking port, between the two ammo magazines.
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    Shot of the Bussard collectors, which take adrift hydrogen particles to fe used in the fusion reactor.
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    The full underbelly
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    The revised brand new standard interior, with more visibility than ever!
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    The top of the craft, with the two antennas on either side

    Client: Please Inform us if you have suggestions or/and you found something that's fucked up, for example, combat effectiveness. Thanks
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