OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: To create a new series of corvettes for the First Order.
- Image Source: Sci-Fi Meshes (x)
- Canon Link: None.
- Restricted Missions: None
- Primary Source: None.
- Manufacturer: The First Order
- Model: Chasseur-Class
- Affiliation: The First Order
- Material: Quadanium Steel | Titanium | Glasteel | Durasteel
- Classification: Attack Corvette
- Length: 126m
- Width: 35m
- Height: 38m
- Armament: High
1x Mega-Class Turbolaser
- 8x Proton Torpedo Launchers
- 12x Concussion Missile Launchers
- 4x Ion Cannon Batteries
- 3x Mine Layers
- 8x Point Defence Guns
- Corvette-Grade Deflector Shield
[*]Maneuverability Rating: Average
[*]Speed Rating: High
[*]Hyperdrive Class: Average
Mega-Class Turbolaser (x): The Mega-Class turbolaser is a weapon, equivalent to fifty ordinary weapons of its type. The Chasseur is equipped with one of these great weapons.
- +Definition is Packin': The Chasseur is a moderately well armed corvette. It carries a a bit of a kick to it, and is ready to devastate any enemies she comes across with distinct and sadistic, pleasure.
- +Mon Petite Fleur: The Chasseur is but a small girl, and uses her daintiness to avoid oncoming fire, and provide less of a target for enemy vessels.
- +Sprinter: Great speed, and manoeuvrability, make the Chasseur an agile combatant.
- -Anti-Capital Countermeasures: The Chasseur struggles to have any form of meaningful anti-capital vessel countermeasures. It relies heavily on its speed, and manoeuvrability to avoid enemies. Without them? She is a lost cause.
- -Pack Hunter: The Chasseur cannot hunt alone, and struggles to be effective without its brothers and sisters assisting it.
- -Ammunition Magazine: With all the ordinance the Chasseur is bringing with it, a direct devastating hit, or a sustained bombardment could destroy the magazine, and annihilate the vessel.
- -Engine Stress: Given the nature of the Chasseur, and its reliance on speed, the engines are a critical point for the vessel. Due to their size, in regards to the vessel, and the amount of energy they consume, there is only minimal shielding, and no armour applied to it. Targeting the engines, or sustaining them to constant fire, will overheat, and cripple the vessel. This may see the Chasseur made lame, and stop it in its path, or even outright destroy it. Shields can't be used to reinforce this part of the ship.
- -Vulnerable Armaments: Although equipped with engines designed to outrun most vessels, and out manovere enemy fire, the Chasseurs primary weapons systems stick out like a sore thumb. Against a vessel dedicated enough, with fast tracked weapons, or fighters, the vessel can be disarmed quite easily. This is without talking about the deficit of shielding available to the weapons systems. This means no shields.
Commodore Erskine Banning, a veteran corvette captain, and leader of the First Order Sixth Fleets, "Alpha" picket line, was the one who developed the vessel. Banning tailored specifically to the needs of captains and commanders, who wished to engage the enemy at close range with some effect, while also being able to successfully retreat if necessary. The Chasseur became the natural development of that, designed to suddenly be able to race around the battlecruisers, and other heavier vessels, and dispatch them or their heavier weapons emplacements, using the heavy firepower given to it. The concept, of course being that if the Chasseur could get as close as it could to negate point defence networks, and strike at the very heart of the enemy.
However, this did of course have some drawbacks, ergo the vessel has not yet been mass-produced. This is because, the vessel requires a specific breed of officer, designed for skirmishing, as well as technical issues. The Chasseur, besides from its weapons, agility, and speed, lacks any real defensive ability. In an engagement against a capital ship, robbed of its advantage, it would easily be crushed. Destroyed by its superior weapons. It also is not effective by itself, relying heavily on accompanying vessels of a similar type to perform with any discernible effect.