UEFg Karuna MK2
|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
|The UEFg Karuna MK2|
Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description
While the baseline Karuna battle frigate has proven its worth several times over in the current conflict, the war has revealed several shortcomings in the original design. With the GTVA specializing in rapid beam strikes, it has become apparent that the standard weapons loadout carried by the frigate, geared towards peacekeeping duties and attrition warfare, is insufficient to deliver sufficient counterfire in direct combat. This proposed upgrade, tentatively called the Karuna Mark 2, is intended to address these deficiencies by replacing several of the original's Flak cannons with Mass Drivers, as well as installing launch systems for the Slammer Area Denial System. Active armour belts at critical points have been improved, and crew requirements have been lowered through a greater use of automated systems than previously thought practical. However, implementing this upgrade to existing Karuna hulls currently requires a long stay in a fleet yard, a luxury the UEF cannot afford given the fleets' operational status at this time.
|Name||UEFg Karuna MK2|
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||100.0, 100.0, 80.0 s|
|Max Velocity||40 ms-1|
|Gattler Turret (Karuna MK2)||8|
|Mass Driver (Karuna)||2|
|Gauss Cannon (Karuna)||3|
|Point Defense Turret||4|