Federation Peregrine Class Warp Fighter:
This ship design should be used in the last few Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes as well as more common in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager Episodes.
The Federation went away from the use of fighters for many years and it was not until just before the Federations War against the Dominion that they started to reconsider the idea. The Borg had destroyed many Federation vessels and they needed ships to take up some of the burden of large starships. The wanted a vessel that could also be rapidly produced. The old Argus class warp fighter was too old to fill the role and runabouts were too general purpose. For this reason, a new warp fighter was developed to replace all older Federation fighters including both warp capable and non warp capable fighters. Several prototypes were stolen by the Maquis where they fought well against the Cardassian's ships. Some people suspect that in reality the ships were given to the Maquis by Federation Intelligence to test the new design. Luckily, just as the Federation went to war with the Dominion, the Peregrine class fighter was ready to enter full production. In a few of the early battles, the Federation was forced to use older fighter designs. The Peregrines entered into the war and fought hard. Some were stations from Akira class cruisers while others were carried by makeshift carriers that were converted from cargo vessels. Large numbers of these fighters were destroyed in the war against the Dominion but they gave as good as they got and were one of the better vessels against the Dominion's smaller vessels. It is believed that production of these tiny vessels will be slowed down with the end of the war but that production will continue.
Even though they carry warp drives, these vessel are not as fast at warp speeds as most larger vessels and are not meant for interstellar missions. Even though they do not have a berthing area for their two man crew and take days to travel one light year, they have been used by both the Maquis and the Federation for limited interstellar missions. Of course, in most cases the vessels are operated from either from bases or larger starships. These vessels do carry powerful impulse engines that make them quite agile in normal combat. These fighters are also pretty capable in an atmosphere and this enables them to make ground strikes.
These fighters are better protected than their predecessors with both heavier shields and heavier armor. Even so, these ships are extremely fragile when compared to larger vessels and normally one direct hit from a capital ship will disable or destroy the warp fighter. As a result, the fighters constantly maneuver to avoid being hit. The fighter is designed to hit back and is armed with twin powerful phasers on the wings along with a mini-torpedo launchers. The mini-torpedoes are useful against both fighters and larger vessels. On later models of the fighter, the standard phasers were replaced by pulse phasers. The ships true danger to capital ships is that it can carry up to six full size photon or quantum torpedoes under its wings. In tactical use, these fighters are normally deployed in large groups and make torpedo strikes against much larger vessels. Combined with the ships high maneuverability, this fighter in well trained hand and especially when working in large groups can be a very dangerous opponent.
This design is written to be able to interact with modified phase world rules. See Revised Starship Rules for Phase World for more details. There is a lack of hard detail on this ship. Some materials have suggested accelerations that are simply beyond scope. I have taken a moderate level in writing up this starship for Phase World because otherwise the ship would either be far too powerful or far too weak for Phase World. Warp speeds are far slower than the FTL speeds for Phase World but they are very close to those from the original series and Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual. Also, a note on the mass of starships. The original sources indicated much smaller masses for starships than Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual does and where possible, both masses are listed for the gamers to choose which one seems most appropriate.
|Model Type:||PWF-12A||Original Model with normal Phasers|
|PWF-12B||Newer Model with pulse Phasers|
Vehicle Type: Warp Pursuit/Patrol Fighter.
Crew: Two (Pilot and Weapon Officer)
M.D.C. By Location:
|Forward Phaser Cannons (2):||80 each|
|Photon Torpedo Launcher:||100|
|Warp Nacelles||220 each|
| Main Body:||850|
| Variable Force Field:||400 per side (2,400 total)|
 Depleting the MDC of the main body will put the fighter out of commission. All internal systems will shut down, including life support and internal gravity. The ship itself will be an unsalvageable floating wreck.
 Shields positions can be varied and all could be combined in one shield. Shields regenerate at the rate of 5% (120 MDC) per melee round.
Driving on the Ground: Not Possible (Fighter can land on the ground).
Sublight: Has a special sublight engine that allows the ship to travel up to 40 percent of the speed of light. Fighter can accelerate/decelerate at the rate of 1.5 percent of light per melee.
As an alternative, the starship can reach .99 of the speed of light but is normally restricted to slower speeds so that starship is not effected severely by time attenuation that occurs at the higher sublight speeds.
Atmospheric Propulsion: Maximum cruise speed is Mach 8.5, fighter can enter an atmosphere because fighter has anti-gravity systems.
Stardrive: Uses a warp engine that allow ship to travel at Warp Factor 4.8 on cruise (0.017 LY / hour), Warp Factor 5.6 Flank (0.036 LY / hour ), and Warp Factor 7.2 Emergency (0.082 LY / Hour). Speed is calculate using a formula designed to emulate Star Trek: Next Generation speeds. These speeds are very slow when compared to Phase World ship, so if used in that universe, they could be increased enough to operate within Three Galaxy speeds but should not exceed them.
Maximum Range: Effectively Unlimited by drive system but only has supplies for pilot and gunner for four weeks
Length: 59.1 feet (24.4 meters)
Height: 19.1 feet (5.82 meters)
Width: 57.4 feet (17.5 meters)
Weight: 27.5 tons (25 metric tons) (Daystrom Institute Technical Library)
Power System: Advanced Micro Fusion with 5 year life span.
Cargo: Small Storage Space, 3 feet x 4 feet x 4 feet. Used for emergency equipment and weapons.
Market Cost: 95 million to construct.
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