Stareagle Class IV Blockade Runner

design by Peter Hoppenkamps

Notes - circa 2286:

     The Stareagle is so incredibly underwhelming as a pirates vessel that it has nearly been ignored as a freighter as well. The Stareagle’s large aft section houses four compartmented cargo sections, each with its own transporter and environmental controls. This gives the vessel unique flexibility, but has not endeared it to the more nefarious elements of the underworld.
     The A-1 is considered the least successful of the designs. Four light disruptors were mounted facing forward with the intension of quickly bringing down a target’s shields. Unfortunately, the low power and short range of the design made this somewhat impractical against all but the lightest of targets. Buts its large cargo bay did interest some buyers, and nearly 50 were sold before production ceased.
     The A-2 was a paltry attempt at dethroning the Lightening class as the vessel of choice for pirates and treasure seekers alike. The vessel did have a reinforced hull, but was more expensive to build and had less effective firepower. Even the larger cargo hold could not boost sales, and only 25 were ever built.
     The A-3 did prove more popular, with greater firepower and a more efficient computer. But the model remains more expensive than its contemporaries while not quite as combat efficient. Again, it was the larger cargo bay that kept the Stareagle in any form of production.
     The A-4 was the only design to take on the famed Lightening class and prove even moderately successful. Like the other variants of the Stareagle class, the A-4 model was more maneuverable than the comparable blockade runners, but also required a larger crew to remain efficient. While it’s overall firepower fell just short of the Lightening B-3, it was far greater than the other B variants of the Lightening class. Coupled with its cargo capacity, the A-4’s firepower makes it the most popular of the Stareagle class.
     The A-2, A-3 and A-4 are all in moderate production. Estimates place overall production at 140 or more hull built to date. It is known that the Klingons have purchased nearly a dozen A-3’s. Star Fleet has captured one A-1 and one A-3. The disposition of the remaining vessels is unknown. Estimates place some 20 total having been lost or destroyed over the years.

 

Construction Data:                
     Model-    A-1    A-2    A-3    A-4
     Class-    IV    IV    IV    IV
     Class Commission Date-    2258    2266    2275    2277
     Number Produced-    50    25    30    40
Hull Data:                
     Superstructure-    12    12    12    12
     Damage Chart-    C    C    C    C
     Size:                
          Length-    84 m    84 m    84 m    84 m
          Width-    89 m    89 m    89 m    89 m
          Height-    40 m    40 m    40 m    40 m
          Displacement-    30,970 mt    32,035 mt    32,595 mt    35,415 mt
Cargo:                
     Total SCU-    200 SCU    200 SCU    200 SCU    200 SCU
     Cargo Capacity-    10,000 mt    10,000 mt    10,000 mt    10,000 mt
Equipment Data:                
     Computer Type-    Mark II    Mark III    Mark IIIa    Mark V
     Transporters-                
          Standard 8-person-    3    3    3    3
          Emergency 14-person-    2    2    2    2
          Cargo-    4    4    4    4
Other Data:                
     Crew-    61    63    68    69
     Passengers-    15    15    15    15
     Shuttlecraft-    2    2    2    2
Engines and Power Data:                
     Total Power Available-    35    36    37    39
     Movement Point Ratio-    2/1    2/1    2/1    2/1
     Warp Engine Type-    OWA-2    OWA-2    OWA-2    OWA-2
          Number-    2    2    2    2
          Power-    17 ea.    17 ea.    17 ea.    17 ea.
          Stress Chart-    G/F    G/F    G/F    G/F
          Max Safe Cruising-    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 7
          Emergency Speed-    Warp 9    Warp 9    Warp 9    Warp 9
     Impulse Engine Type-    OIB-1    OIB-2    OIB-3    OID-1
          Power Units-    1    2    3    5
Weapons and Firing Data:                
     Beam Weapon Type-    OD-2    OD-3    OD-4    OD-5
          Number-    4    4    4    4
          Firing Arcs-    4 f    4 f    4 f    4 f
          Firing Chart-    J    R    T    U
          Maximum Power-    3    4    6    7
          Damage Modifiers                
               +3    -    -    -    -
               +2    (1-5)    -    (1-18)    (1-10)
               +1    (6-10)    (1-16)    -    (11-20)
     Torpedo Type-    -    OP-2    OP-2    OP-1
          Number-    -    1    1    1
          Firing Arcs-    -    1 f    1 f    1 f
          Firing Chart-    -    F    F    L
          Power To Arm-    -    1    1    1
          Damage-    -    6    6    10
Shield Data:                
     Shield Type-    OSH    OSI    OSI    OSI
          Shield Point Ratio-    1/2    1/3    1/3    1/3
          Maximum Shield-    7    8    8    8
Combat Efficiency:                
     D-    77.2    104.2    105.7    110.1
     WDF-    7.6    13.5    22.3    27.6