ORFg Vitalius

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TCD Diemos from Scooby's Shippack
The ORFg Vitalius in Exile

Description:

Scooby's Shippack Description (TCD Diemos)

The Diemos is the current replacement for the Murphy class destroyer. It provides both anti-fighter and anti-cap ship support making it an ideal escort ship.


Exile Description (ORFg Vitalius)

Outer Rim Syndicate - Vitalius Assault Frigate

A signature warship of the Outer Rim Syndicate, the Vitalius-class frigate was developed shortly after the Secession War. The Syndicate fleet secretly formed by rebel colony governments and allied corporations consisted of old Great War-era cruisers, several remaining Orions and pre-Great War relics including Zagreus destroyers. Despite a costly victory in the Secession War, the ORS suffered heavy losses confronting the numerous Earth fleets and was in desperate need of a new generation of warships to ensure its domination in the Outer Rim. Bamyian Development Corporation, one of the top ORS supporters and founders designed the Vitalius with versatility in mind. Without any shipyard able to construct ships longer than 1 km, High Fleetmaster Glenzmann of the ORD Lazarus requested a new warship class able to be constructed in the small shipyards spread across the Outer Rim. As the first ship since the end of Unification War clasified as a frigate, the Vitalius wields firepower exceeding the old Orion class of its time despite being only half its size. It has become the backbone of the Syndicate fleet and a base for every major military operation in all three stages of the Rim Conflict. 258 Vitalius-class frigates were ever constructed in Syndicate shipyards and almost 150 survived till the beginning of the Shivan invasion.

After the Exodus, the Vitalius remained a backbone of the Exodus Fleet with her heavy rail cannons, Revenant spinal torpedo tubes and fast-recharging jump drive. Despite being equipped with intersystem jump drives, the Vitalius was designed to perform only short range missions inside the Solar System. The small cargo space onboard is places a limit on its operation range, making the Vitalius fully dependent on the supply ships. The majority of the remaining frigates of this class were assigned to constantly assist Colony Fleet ships and even the ones forming the battlegroups of the Roaming Fleet require logistic support to carry out military operations far away from the rest of the fleet. Altough the Vitalius is equipped with a hangarbay able to maintain three wings of fighters, only 35% of the frigates in active service have a fighter compliment onboard. Replenishing the fighter corps on destroyers and carriers is a higher priority, often rendering even the most notable examples of this class without any internal fighter support.


Credits

  • Original model by Scooby_Doo
  • ORFg Vitalius Model and textures by Col.Hornet and Nyctaeus


Designer's Comments

Performance:

Statistics

Name TCD Diemos
Type Destroyer
Manufacturer Descent
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 65 - 65 - 65 s
Max Velocity 30 (33) ms-1
Hitpoints 80000 pts
Shields 20000 pts
Length 386.53 m
Width 135.97 m
Height 134.6 m
Turrets 19 turrets
Fighterbays 1


Name ORFg Vitalius
Width 306.42 m
Height 257.25 m
Length 795.79 m
Turrets 30
Fighterbays 1


Armaments

TCD Diemos ORFg Vitalius
Turret Type Amount Turret Type Amount
Particle Turret 3 Standard Railgun 3
Warhammer CSM 2 Revenant 2
Tachyon Turret 3 Syndicate Turret 21
Advanced Laser Turret 4 Plasma Shotgun 4
Stormfire 4


Gallery


Modding Resources

$POF File: TCD-Diemos.pof
Texture list: confed_details_1;confed_details_2;confed_hangar_1;debris_1;TCD-Diemos-Logo;TCD-Diemos-1;TCD-Diemos-2


Veteran Comments

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Vitalius is similar to Deimos or Karuna. It's based on large amounts of fast-firing railguns and swarm torpedoes so it's projecting the firepower in stable, sustained way without noticable cooldowns. Especially effective against lightly-armed targets, like Cain or Rakshasa cruisers. It's lacking any form of burst damage, so it's not the ship you want for shock-jumping enemy warships. Instead you can safely deploy Vitalius to long knifefight with enemy cruisers and corvettes and enjoy the show. Vitalius performs excellently at short and medium range, but it's spinal Revenant launchers also have considerable range. Tons of blob turrets cannot save it from enemy bombers on their own, but will provide significant assistance to escort fighters. It's point defense screen was designed to provide assitance at close range, so if you can strip enemy bombers out of their shields, swarms of blob turrets will tear them apart surprisingly quickly.


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