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Default Tech Room Description
The GTCv Chimera Corvette was the first corvette design to enter service in place of the aging Deimos design, and was the first ship of her class to mount modern weapons such as the Trinity-class main cannon. The Chimera, while sporting more turrets than the average Corvette, is not as heavily armored as more recent designs, and her Trinity Cannon configuration is noticably weaker than that of the larger Bellerophon class.
Blue Planet Tech Room Description
The Chimera corvette is the archetypical next-generation warship, a flying beam cannon with a superb subspace drive and power grid. Designed to kill destroyers and Sathanas juggernauts, the Chimera mimics the shock jump tactics of the Second Incursion, drawing on the new ISN BACKBREAKER strategic communications and sensor fusion standard to plot jumps and find targets.
In combat, the Chimera points at the biggest ship around and fires until there's nothing left to shoot at. Three Aurora Wake main beams provide unsurpassed killing power for the hull size. Clouds of vaporized coolant gave the corvette the unflattering nickname 'the bong'. Thermal management is a major concern, and the corvette could easily destroy itself with unwise tactics, but the ship's power grid handles well.
Defensively, the Chimera counts on next-generation active armor and an array of pulse and beam weapons to screen it from bombers. Like all next-generation corvettes, the Chimera must be ready to serve as a destroyer escort.
Chimera production is ramping up, with the perhaps-ambitious goal of matching every Deimos battleteam with a single Chimera by the end of the century. With the exception of the beam reactors, the class came in well under budget.
Of all the TEI's next-generation warships, the Chimera had the smoothest development. Data from the Hyperion class allowed designers to choose simple priorities very early: light hull, huge guns, good heat sinks, good drive, all other concerns secondary. The power grid actually overshot the target, providing the class with excess capabilities that could be exploited by a Block 2 upgrade.
Unfortunately for Chimera crews, no amount of excess power has yet provided a solution for the corvette's abominable living conditions. A software error stocked the first example of the class, Pilum, with thousands of identical pre-cooked meal pouches, each one broccoli and tofu - leading to the much-beloved story of the Cooks' Mutiny. Live on a flying gun, the saying goes, and you get treated like a bullet.
- Original model by Stratcomm
- New model by Aesaar
Chimera (Χίμαιρα) was a monster with the body of a lioness with a goat head rising from her back, a tail that ended in a serpent head. The child of Typhon and Echidna, she was the sibling of the Cerberus and the Hydra. From the Illiad "a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire."
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A|
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||80.0, 82.0, 82.0 s|
|Max Velocity||25 ms-1|
|Hitpoints||80 000 pts|
|Turret Type||Amount||Turret Type||Amount|
|Terran Turret||10||Terran Turret 2||12|
Serkr team and the 60th Bloodletters get ready to engage the Wargods in Aristeia. The GTCv Hydra and GTCv Pilum of Serkr team opening fire in Aristeia. A damaged GTCv Pilum retreats in Aristeia.