Qetra Class II Corvette

design by Ito (Quatre4)

Notes - circa 2286:

     First sold in 2248, the Qetra is a sleek looking yet fairly standard cutter of Orion design. The Qetra is also more heavily armed than other contemporaries, mounting four light disruptors. The vessel has room for three crew, but is intended for short range operations, rather than long range patrols. Most Qetra are fielded in-system and operation at defensive craft. Those that do operate in deep space must operate from a flag ship or carrier to perform effectively.
     The A-1 model proved popular with boarder worlds who needed an inexpensive defense force quickly. Purchased in groups of 4 to 6, the A-1 had sufficient firepower to deter individual vessels from causing trouble near ports and transfer hubs. The A-1 was also popular with adventurers who enjoyed the vessels sleek look and relative comfort.
     The A-2 was produced shortly after the Four Years War to capitalize on the remaining panic of the frontier worlds. Sales were brisk for the up-gunned variant, but soon tapered off. As with other light Orion designs, the A-2 became popular as a strike vessel for larger deep-space convoy raiding.
     The A-3 was the last openly produced variant, and is considered one of the most dangerous, even today. Mounting two medium torpedoes with several reloads each, the A-3 became a truly dangerous light craft capable of engaging larger vessels with the high probability of damaging them. The A-3’s cost was prohibitive for many pirate groups, but the vessel was produced in large numbers throughout the Triangle, where many still operate today.
     The A-1 model is the only variant that was accurately tracked during production. The A-2 and especially the A-3 have been sold to a wide range of groups, with accurate production numbers nearly impossible to obtain.


Construction Data:            
     Model-    A-1    A-2    A-3
     Class-    II    II    II
     Class Commission Date-    2248    2256    2261
     Number Produced-    260    150    100
Hull Data:            
     Superstructure-    3    4    6
     Damage Chart-    C    C    C
          Length-    44 m    44 m    44 m
          Width-    34 m    34 m    34 m
          Height-    10 m    10 m    10 m
          Displacement-    11,208 mt    12,668 mt    13,558 mt
     Total SCU-    5 SCU    5 SCU    5 SCU
     Cargo Capacity-    250 mt    250 mt    250 mt
Equipment Data:            
     Computer Type-    Mark II    Mark Ia    Mark III
          Standard 5-person-    1    1    1
          Cargo-    1    1    1
Other Data:            
     Crew-    6    6    6
     Passengers-    2    2    2
Engines and Power Data:            
     Total Power Available-    14    14    21
     Movement Point Ratio-    1/1    1/1    2/1
     Warp Engine Type-    OWC-1    OWC-1    OWB-1
          Number-    2    2    2
          Power-    6 ea.    6 ea.    9 ea.
          Stress Chart-    E/F    E/F    D/F
          Max Safe Cruising-    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 6
          Emergency Speed-    Warp 8    Warp 8    Warp 9
     Impulse Engine Type-    OIA-2    OIA-2    OIA-3
          Power Units-    2    2    3
Weapons and Firing Data:            
     Beam Weapon Type-    OD-1    OD-2    OD-3
          Number-    4    4    2
          Firing Arcs-    2 f/p, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f/s    1 f/p, 1 f/s
          Firing Chart-    E    J    R
          Maximum Power-    3    3    4
          Damage Modifiers            
               +3    (-)    -    -
               +2    (-)    (1-5)    -
               +1    (-)    (6-10)    (1-16)
     Torpedo Type-    -    -    OP-5
          Number-    -    -    2
          Firing Arcs-    -    -    2 f
          Firing Chart-    -    -    Q
          Power To Arm-    -    -    1
          Damage-    -    -    10
Shield Data:            
     Shield Type-    OSC    OSC    OSC
          Shield Point Ratio-    1/3    1/3    1/3
          Maximum Shield-    7    7    7
Combat Efficiency:            
     D-    73.3    74.7    62.6
     WDF-    2.4    7.6    17