The Vengeance class
of assault frigates are the workhorses of the Kushan fleet. Their four
heavy turrets give excellent coverage, while dual
forward-facing plasma bomb launchers give it the ability to
devastate any capital ship in its path. Directly behind the
massive engine housing is the only arc where the assault
frigate is incapable of directing any sort of firepower.
This, and the relatively slow tracking of the turret guns,
means that despite its heavy offensive punch and deep armor
plating, the assault frigate should not be deployed without
an escort of fighters or multi-gun corvettes.
Vengeance was named in remembrance of the Burning of Kharak,
partially because the design is derived from captured
Taiidan vessels that had directly participated in the
the development of the Firelance-class Ion Cannon Frigate,
certain Kushan flag officers became enamored with the power
of the new beam weapon, overlooking the power and
flexibility of the Vengeance design. This blindness to the
Firelance's limitations led to several stinging defeats that
resulted in a strategic decision that Vengeance hulls would
with the Firelance variants on a nearly one-for-one basis
right up until the end of the Homeworld War.
frigate crews are involved at almost every level of Kushan
fleet operations, and as such have earned their namesake as
a major participant in the campaign that brought down the
Taiidan regime responsible for the near-genocide at Kharak.