The Donner is a one of a kind warship, currently serving as the HQ for the Frangerian task force fighting along the Assyrian front. The ship was designed to counter the ASE’s larger and better equipped naval flotillas, substituting raw force for sophisticated technology and finesse.
The Donner’s primary armament is the fearsome Rotary Phase Cannon, a four barreled spinal gun based on the main cannons mounted on ASE destroyers and frigates (though the RPC is far more powerful, as its tied to stronger generators and has been enhanced by several Immortal Alliance technologies), and is powerful enough to rip through all but the strongest foes in only a few bursts.
The Donner also mounts a half dozen Hardlight Plasma Launchers, a variant of Immortal plasma casters (the science of which remains beyond Frangerian engineering). The HPL works by surrounding a dense cloud of plasma with a hardlight sheath, creating a projectile that is slower than c, but inflicts a significant amount of kinetic damage in addition to the normal melting and burning.
The Donner also carries an array of standard laser cannons, as well as a fearsome payload of torpedoes. Additionally, it has a number of internal hangers, allowing it deploy up to six fighter escorts. While there are some power issues that can prevent the RPC and HPLs from being fired at the same time, the Donner still mounts enough weaponry to obliterate whole flotillas single-handedly.