you first build a Frigate Facility, you get access to
Torpedo Frigates. An Advanced Research Facility then gets
you the Ion Cannon and the Flak - but there are individual
research items to unlock Marine, Defense and Cloaking
Frigates. Much the same is the case with the Vaygr Fighters
- making the choice of exactly which specialized ships in a
certain category to construct much more relevant. The
gameplay impact of specializing in Marine Frigates (for
capture) over Cloaking is huge - as is the difference
between someone who specializes in one subset rather than
another player who's going for a diverse and flexible force."
- Morgan Jaffit, Designer
later said that he had made an error mentioning a
"Cloaking Frigate", but in the ships directory of
the released HW2 .big file, there is an entry for "hgn_cloakingfrigate",
so it appears that there was at one time such a ship.
Unfortunately, as with the other outtakes, there is an entry
for the ship, but no stats or models.
are no confirmed images of this ship as yet.