Taiidan "Sajuuk Cor" Ion Cannon Frigate

Homeworld Statistics

Class: Frigate
Build Cost
: 650 RUs
Build Time: 60 s
Maneuverability: Low
: 75 m/s^2
Max Velocity: 300 m/s
Hit Points: 15,000
Repair Rate: 150/10 s
Firepower: 3,040
Coverage: 2%
Mass: 13,000 tons

Salvage No.: 2
Nav Lights: 4
Special Abilities

Required Tech:
Capital Ship Drive
Capital Ship Chassis
Ion Cannons

Weapons: Damage: Range: Fire Time:
1 Ion Cannon 20-25 6,500 m 6.0 s

The Ion Beam is the single most powerful weapon technology developed by Taiidani science. The frigate hull can barely support the entire length of the particle acceleration unit, but it offers the quickest and most economical way to put this devastating weapon into battle.

The design sequence was so rapid that the frigate entered frontline service still under its project name, "Weapon X," but within days of its first combat trials, crews had renamed the frigate "Sajuuk Cor"—an ancient phrase that translates roughly into "God's Wrath." Given the power of the weapon system, Sajuuk Cor crews were drawn only from veteran personnel, and quickly became some of the most driven members of the fleet. Where the obvious vulnerabilities of a ship with only one forward firing weapon would dictate cautious deployment, Beam Frigate crews operate as hunter/killers, and will often plow their frigates through formations of enemy fighters in order to pin a capital ship in a web of deadly blue-white cutting beams. While this tactic can be devastatingly effective, it drastically lowers the survivability of the Beam Frigates and, despite numerous disciplinary charges against zealous captains, there seems to be no increase in caution amongst Sajuuk Cor crews. Attempts to mix in greener or more cautious personnel has either had no effect, or produced an unacceptable drop in combat efficiency.

As a result, fleet commanders have no choice but to assign escort vessels like Diirvass Corvettes and Tiifal defense frigates to cover the Sajuuk Cors as they dive into the thick of things, hunting the largest enemy vessels on the scope.