UEFg Karuna

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UEFg Karuna

Karuna frigates are the main ship class of the UEF in the mod Blue Planet.


Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description

The Karuna class frigates are the backbone of the new Federation Navy and are the most versatile warships in the fleet. While smaller than the old Orion class destroyers, they are faster and pack a much greater punch. Armed with several point defence turrets, railguns and heavy missile batteries, they are a deadly threat to any ship that engages them in battle. Ideally suited to independent intrasystem duties, they have been instrumental in maintaining peace and order within Sol. As Solar military forces continue to move closer and closer towards a more generalised ship design, Karuna frigates are expected to serve the navy in their current capacity well into the foreseeable future.

Developer Notes

Downturreted version of Steve-O's original Hyperion frigate.

The Karuna packs so many torpedoes that it can effectively saturate a target's point defenses, leaving no beams or pulse weapons available to fire at oncoming fighters or bombers. This is part of its tactical abilities - on its own, the Karuna lacks the firepower to stand toe-to-toe with most GTVA warships of comparable or greater size.

Name Origin

Karuṇā is a Sanskrit word meaning "Compassion" or "Pity". It is one of the four main pillars of Buddhism. For Theravāda Buddhists, dwelling in karuṇā is a means for attaining a happy present life and heavenly rebirth.



Type Frigate
Manufacturer United Earth Federation
Maneuverability N/A
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 40 s
Max Velocity N/A ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor 85000
Hitpoints N/A
Shields 1295
Length {{{10}}} m


Turret Type Amount

Veteran Comments

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This ship is poetry. Its salvo turrets lend it the air of a World War II cruiser, spewing lines of tracer fire at swarming fighters. Multiple torpedo launchers and an impressive set of forward railguns give a Karuna charge all the cinematic punch of the Pegasus deathrun from Battlestar Galactica.

Unfortunately, it also has the same survival rate, and less effectiveness. The Karuna, like most UEF ships, takes it on the chin against beam-armed opponents when at range.