Dart Class Cruiser

Ship Profile

Overview: The Unity class is the by product of a joint venture between the Union of Worlds and Carnaith. Both nations agreed to produce a corvette due to Carnaiths specialty in small craft, and the Unions need for more smaller space craft. The Unity class is designed as a stealth Corvette and so is mainly used for recon and intelligence operations though the Corvette itself has been armed with a ferocious armament for its size. Though the Unity is only just being tested in the two space forces both nations have plans for it to be a widely used ship in the future.

Armament: The Unity class is armed with Union built weapons, as well as Carnaith ML. Armed with 4 turrets each with 4 light Mass drivers and 6 Carnaith ML these weapon systems keep off enemy attack craft and other corvettes. Against larger ships the Unities 4 Mass Drivers (Larger ship size) are used to destroy other small craft with ease and even damage larger ships. Though this isn't the Unities main purpose and when going up against larger ships its survivability drops dramatically.

Mass Drivers: Union Mass Drivers use magnetically accelerated slugs to destroy the enemy, these slugs can either be used in one of 3 ways. The first in ultra AP round which will drive straight through most armours due to the velocity of the rounds, making ships vent into space due to thousands of rounds hitting them rapidly. The second is a less penetrative but still very high AP high EX round which explodes after penetration ripping the ship apart from the inside as used on the Draken ships. The third and final is a flak screen shell which detonates at a certain range and explodes into thousands of other bomblets which will also explode into shrapnel, this decimates fighters and ordnance at close range and some Mass Drivers on the ship are always set to this setting, when all are on this the ship is impervious to fighters thanks to the couples SENTINEL CIWS. These weapons also mount Void Cooling and Nano assemblers and so can keep up a rate of fire of around 450 rounds a minute.

Carnaith Missile Launchers: Use Nano storage to allow thousands of missiles to be deployed on one ship. (Dont really have any more info than that...)

Defences: The Unity mounts a Mark 2 Absorption shield which runs on its own separate system so it cannot damage others through power feedback, this shield also cycles constantly through several dimensions at once in an attempt to get some protection from phasic weapons. The ship itself is constructed from a 70cm thick Quantum lattice plate with polytine linings. As well as this a thin layer of Ghostanium is available for stealth missions. Quantum lattice plate is made up from atomically bonded Quantum metal which has a density of around 3x that of any other known substance, this metal is liquid in form but when poured into molten metal of another kind and left to set it becomes virtually unbreakable. Unlike other metals Quantum has no melting point and so will not melt under fire from laser or plasma weapons; it is also highly resistant to kinetic impact damage. The hull is also equipped with Nano assembler repair systems to slowly repair the ship in combat.

Power plant: The Unity uses a TPC Zero Point Module AX-5 unit to provide overall power, these have been reverse engineered from Nakai technology and make use of their artificial pocket dimension technology. The ZPM works by making an artificial dimension and harvesting the natural vacuum energy produced in such, this is totally harmless as if the ZPM is destroyed the dimension collapses harmlessly. The energy produced is also way above other Union energy technology apart from Singularity generators which are still being understood. The power supply still has the problem of not being able to cater to everything at once so the Victorious usually suffers power fluctuations as the ZPM power modulates. These rarely cause full blackouts of systems but when certain systems are used at full effect others suffer.

For secondary reactors the Unity mounts carnaithian secondary engines which are simply smaller versions of the larger carnaithian engines, which operate by ionizing nuclear radiation particles(therefore decontaminating in the process) and sending them out of engine ports in 9000 pulses a second at full speed the carnaithian secondary reactor types may look similar to main reactors, and may work the same way, but they can add and improve capabilities of a larger fusion reactor. for example, the ones being mounted on the Unity corvette will be able to bring the main reactor's efficiency up to %500 and triple speed, but they can only run for an hour at a time with 1 and 1/2 hour cool down time before use again

Electronic capabilities: The Unity is run by 2 Mark 5 AI systems one for targeting and combat, one for background systems. These AI systems are semi sentient and can hack enemy ships. When a AI gets hacked it immediately either cuts the lines so the enemy cannot access or deletes itself and the intruder with it. The Victorious is also linked to the Union computer and so can access data when needed; it also is linked to the rest of the fleet in a tight information grid.

For sensors the Unity mounts carnaithian scanners which work by sending out phased dead spores that go directly back to where they came from when they hit something in real space, via a temporal nano-uplink connected to it that teleports it back to sender when it detects a temporo-physical disturbance. the amount sent out and how far they travel is controlled by the ship techs, with more time between scans when there are more spores and longer distances in the scan.

Stealth wise the Unity mounts carnaithian stealth units which work by creating a rift around the ship to an absolutely identical dimension, except the ship doesn't exist there, meaning the ship while cloaked is immensely hard to detect unless the right sensors are used. While this isn't 100% effective it is effective enough for the Unity.

Crew: The Unity carries a combined crew of both Carnaith and Union personnel though there are also many where the ship is run by full loads of one nation.

Attack craft: The Unity mounts no attack craft launchers.

Speed and engines: The Unity is extremely fast, able to reach an astounding 0.9 light at maximum speed, far outpacing most known craft. It is also equipped with a Union slipstream FTL.