Terrapin

Small ship manufactured by Anvil Aerospace

Terrapin - x2 in formation over worlds - Front Port.jpg
U4A-3 Terrapin
ManufacturerAnvil Aerospace (ANVL)
RoleScout
SizeSmall
Crew1 – 2
Production state
  • Flight Ready
Pledge
CostUS$220
OriginalUS$195
AvailabilityTime limited sales
Specifications
Length19.5 m
Beam14.5 m
Height6 m
Combat speed100 m/s
Max speed900 m/s
Mass86,454 kg
External sites

The Anvil U4A-3 Terrapin is an armored vehicle designed for overwatch, long-endurance picket, and to add reconnaissance capabilities to the fleet, as well as extend the UEE Navy’s ability to provide a patrol presence to border systems that couldn’t be allocated capital ships or large fighter garrisons for defense.[1][2] It features an oversized shield generator and a reinforced plated hull, because of which the Terrapin can withstand extreme environment as well as formidable hostile contacts.[3] The Terrapin comes standard with top-of-class long-range radar. It is a favored explorer ship among military veterans who opt to continue flying after their service, many of them having already come to know its reliability, ease of repair and never-say-die attitude.[4] As secondary roles, it is said that the Terrapin can be used for both Search and Rescue and as Troop Transport.[5]

Specifications

Avionics
Radarnav.svgRadars
1x
S1
CHCO - Chimera Communications
Computernav.svgComputers
1x
S1
S Computer
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Systems
Powerplantnav.svgPower plants
1x
S2
SASU - Sakura Sun
Coolernav.svgCoolers
3x
S1
AEGS - Aegis Dynamics
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generators
1x
S2
BEHR - Behring

Propulsion
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intakes
2x
S1
S Fuel Intake
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tanks
2x
S1
S Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drives
1x
S1
RSI - Roberts Space Industries
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drives
1x
S1
S Jump Module
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tanks
1x
S1
S Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Thrusters
Mainthrusternav.svgMain thrusters
4x
S3
VTOL Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Maneuveringthrusternav.svgManeuvering thrusters
2x
S2
Retro Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
2x
S2
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
8x
S2
Gimbal Maneuvering Thruster
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer

Weaponry
Turretnav.svgTurrets
1x
S3
Nose Turret
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer
Utilityitemnav.svgUtility items
1x
S3
Support scanner
N/A - Unknown Manufacturer

Features

Cooling Mechanism

Due to the Terrapin's thick armor however, the ship has insufficient capacity to vent its heat. To vent this excess heat, the armor panels can be retracted,[6] a mechanic that has been described as to 'come up for air'.[6]

History

Development

The Terrapin is developed in 2796 to serve as the first ship in the Empire's defensive restructuring of the Navy. It is also the first full production ship that Anvil Aerospace has fabricated under direct Naval contract. It is developed in an Anvil plant located in Nova Kiev, Terra under lead designer J.Harris Arnold and lead engineer Allegra Wilsing.[7]

Naval assessment

In 2796, the UEE ship assessment review team led by Vice Admiral Galen Whishaw is commanded by the High Command to assess if the Terrapin should be included in the UEE military.

Gallery

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References

  1. Terrapin - Ship page
  2. https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/15478-Q-A-Anvil-Terrapin-Part-II
  3. Anvil Terrapin Q&A Part 2
  4. [1]
  5. Anvil Terrapin Brochure
  6. 6.0 6.1 Anvil Terrapin Q&A Part 1
  7. Anvil Terrapin Brochure