|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
|The UEC Custos|
Tech Room Description
The UEC Custos is a class of patrol cruiser built for the Federation Navy. Smaller and lighter than the massive Sanctus class, Custos cruisers fare poorly in the beam-heavy combat environment that makes up much of the Federation-Alliance conflict, but crippling Sanctus losses have forced Admirals Netreba and Calder to include these cruisers in their fleet maneuvers. They are capable of limited torpedo strikes against soft (or, when supported, hard) targets and have adequate point defenses to handle bomber attack.
The Custos is notable for its highly modular design, a quality which made it economical in peacetime and flexible in wartime. The directive to prepare Custos units for front-line combat led to a crash upgrade program that enhanced the Custos' agility and electronic warfare capabilities in order to give it a fighting chance against beam attack and heavy assault wings armed with swarm missiles. Orders were also placed for Custos spaceframes modified from the keel up for expanded capabilities, but these craft were apparently never produced.
The Custos is now deployed as an ad-hoc convoy harasser, screening element, and electronics warfare platform to anchor maneuvers by other Fleet elements.
- Model by Cadius, inspired from Nexus' Noah ships.
- Modifications by Darius.
Custos is the Latin word for "guard".
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||20.0, 20.0, 10.0 s|
|Max Velocity||40 - 55 ms-1|
|Hitpoints||20 000 pts|
|Point Defense Turret||4|