[SIZE=14.44444465637207px]Image Source: ST Voyager, Maquis Peregrine raider[/SIZE]
Intent: To create a publicly available corvette/transport suitable for deep space patrol, convoy escort, and exploration.
Development Thread: Guardian-class vessel manufacturing and alterations rights purchased from MandalMotors here
Manufacturer: Silk Holdings, based on a MandalMotors spaceframe
Model: Alndys-class Patrol/Exploration Craft
Affiliation: Independent, various
Modularity: Modular cargo capacity; see below
Material: Durasteel, transparisteel, standard starship makeup
Description: The obsolete Guardian-class Frigate (in truth, a heavy corvette) was purchased by the shipwrights of Silk Holdings, both in backlog and in production rights. The resulting vessel is a balanced outer-rim light carrier or bulk freighter, depending on the configuration of the vessel's cargo space. Lightly gunned, as with all vessels which fit the relevant roles, the Alndys-class is used for convoy escort, especially secondary escort; it is not a front-line ship at any scale. Choice of the petite Cutter-class interceptor, 5.4m on its longest axis, has permitted the Alndys to keep an awkward portion of its cargo space even when fully loaded with starfighters. Crew numbers have only risen in a limited way, the vessel having replaced its labor-intensive combat role with a transport and support function. The Alndys-class is a frequent sight along the Mara Corridor.
Classification: Support Corvette
Role: Patrol, exploration, transport
Power Core Generator/Reactor: Standard solar ionization reactor
Hyperdrive Rating: 2 (Class 10 backup)
Minimum Crew: 35
Optimal Crew: 199
Armaments: 4 quad flak cannons (ammunition variable), 4 quad laser cannons, 4 fastmount turbolaser turrets
Hangar: 24 Cutter-class Interceptors, 2 Terminus-class elite starfighters, 4 Niathal-class shuttles
Non-Combative Attachments: Mapping sensors, navicomputer, shield generators, modular cargo bays, communications suite, holonet transceiver, hypercapable escape pods
Passenger Capacity: 34
Cargo Capacity: 2,400 metric tons without interceptors loaded in modular bays. With interceptors loaded, 900 metric tons.
Consumables: 6-9 months
Sublight Speed and Maneuverability: 4