|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
|The UED Solaris|
Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description
Prior to the outbreak of the UEF-GTVA war, the Solaris class Destroyers were the most controversial pieces of military hardware in use by the Federation. They represented a massive investment of resources and manpower that, according to critics, was fundamentally unnecessary. Designed by an ad-hoc committee of the Federation's best engineering and tactical thinkers and built at Mars' Bradbury Fleet Yards, these enormous warships seemed like answers to a nonexistent problem.
There are currently 3 ships of this class in service: the Solaris under Admiral Byrne, the Eris under Admiral Netreba, and the Toutatis under Admiral Calder. They each serve as both flagships and primary strategic deterrents for their respective fleets. The Solaris class' primary firepower is delivered via 12 Hwacha Mk 2 missile launchers, each capable of firing up to 4 missiles before a reload cycle. Secondary armament is comprised of fast-firing mass drivers designed to kill enemy turrets, supplemented by a comprehensive suite of point defense and flak guns.
They also carry a sizable fighter complement, befitting their role as carriers. While the Solaris destroyers themselves have barely seen combat in the war, their impact on the strategic situation is enormous, and the actions of their fighter wings are critical in the Federation's defensive efforts. Each Solaris serves as a single-handed 'fleet in being', deterring a crushing GTVA assault.
This ship is derived from Esarai's Arashi concept, which was in turn inspired by the Karuna and Vexor. However, there are several differences between it and the first concept. The original Arashi design was flipped to provide a stronger, more grounded appearance, the turret layout was built to custom order, and the ship's maps and animations were produced by a collaborative effort between Esarai, The_E, HerraTohtori, and Darius. This model is also somewhat infamous for breaking FSO at a few points, as its original iteration was too detailed for the pof model file format.
Named for the classic science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem, which was notable for portraying truly unknowable aliens.
|Manufacturer||Bradbury Fleet Yards|
|Yaw, Pitch, Roll||15 s|
|Max Velocity||N/A ms-1|
|Max Afterburner Velocity||N/A ms-1|
|Fighter Complement||16 squadrons (192 spacecraft)|
|Point Defense Turret||20|