Specifications - Colonial Frigate Argos

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Technical Specifications for the Colonial Frigate Argos

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Class Frigate
Role Combat Support
Duration 75 years
Time Between Refits 10 years
Time Between Resupply 3 years
Description The Colonial Frigates are the standard Colonial Cruiser, succeeding nearly all of the earlier gunstar designs.


Length 760 m (2,280 feet)
Width 315 m (945 feet)
Height 95 m (285 feet)


Officers 175
Enlisted Crew 900
Marines 200
Emergency Capacity 2200


Maximum Speed FTL

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields - Medium planetcraft scale skirmish range point defense system

- Stealth Mode Operations:
Stealth Mode is accomplished with the use of newly developed technology which allows the battlestar to become partially or wholly invisible to parts of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. Stealth Mode employs the use of several technologies to achieve this goal.

Radar-absorbing dark paint, optical camouflage, specialized cooling systems which lower the outer hull temperatures in key areas (such as the engine housings) to minimize electromagnetic emissions (usually infrared), and other advancements in techniques to minimize EM emissions, and advancements in propulsion technology which in turn minimizes particle emissions from the battlestar's sub-light and FTL drives.

The use of specialized electronic equipment to jam and confuse remote sensing devices greatly aid in this process as well by further masking the ship from detection.
Weapon Systems - 2 forward-mounted spacecraft scale short DRADIS range primary assault railguns

- 20 spacecraft scale short DRADIS range secondary assault railguns

- 8 spacecraft scale short DRADIS range missile systems

- 8 spacecraft scale short DRADIS range missile systems

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 1
Shuttles 4 Griffon-class Shuttles
Fighters 15 MK VII Vipers
5 MK V Vipers


1 Strike Fighter Squadron
* Wallbangers (Split into two sections of 10 fighters each as noted below)
* Alpha Flight [PC Group - open for active players]
* Beta Flight [NPC ONLY]
Runabouts 3 Raptors