As the T.L.A. fleet begins operations in Refuge and the surrounding systems to claim new territory from the Britannian Blue Sector, new ships are unveiled at a frightening pace.
The whole squadron.
Space Force One has traditionally served as the President's personal interstellar spacecraft. For a T.L.A. vessel, its design is unusually defense-oriented, boasting a heavily armored hull and EMP generator, as well as a massive sensor/comm array to allow the president to maintain secure communications while aboard. Never one for tradition or defense, President Bob the Unbuilder added a massive chainsaw ram to the front.
Gamma-class frigates are escorts, providing anti-fighter defense with their twin gauss turrets.
Archer-class frigates are among the oldest ships in the fleet, but still provide excellent anti-capital support with their spinal mass drivers and torpedo launchers.
Beta-class frigates are slated to replace the Archers as anti-frigate/cruiser platforms. Armed with two light missile launchers and one heavy missile launcher, they excel at long-range combat.
Omega-class cruisers are long-range raiding vessels, lightly armed but with the speed and agility of a frigate.
Alpha-class cruisers are the mainstay of the fleet. Armed with a wide range of missiles and torpedoes as well as a spinal rail gun, they can annihilate enemy ships at extreme range while their fighters intercept any counterattacks.
Aft shot showing the torpedo launchers. There is an identical set of launchers underneath.
The Alpha-class also continues my tradition of building microships that are almost unable to fit on a stand. This was the only solution I could find, and it is precarious at best.
Just one random act of violence can brighten your day. Especially if it involves explosives.