With Admiral Blackdog's return to the sector, the Britannian fleet has begun another phase of modernization.
Patrol Gunboats are the backbone of the fleet, providing defense against enemy fighters and frigates.
Admiral Blackdog himself created the first armed courier to use as a command ship during a raid into Scythian space. Since then, the design has become popular as an anti-frigate platform because of its raw speed and firepower.
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The first Patrol Monitors were hastily converted gunboats, created to supply badly needed anti-capital firepower to squadrons on the Scythian border. When Admiral Blackdog returned from Refuge, he developed production version of the Monitor. Combining agility, armor, and firepower, these ships pose a serious threat to much larger enemy vessels.Ark Royal
- class carriers ensure Britannian aerospace superiority wherever they travel. Capable of launching entire squadrons of Spitfire fighters or Vulcan bombers, they can also throw up a massive curtain of flak and laser fire to deter approaching enemies.
Their armament is geared towards fighter defense with two flak guns and two light laser cannons, but the Vulcan bombers provide more than enough anti-ship firepower.
class is an upgrade of the Nelson
-class which sacrifices anti-fighter weaponry for a trio of heavy lasers. A heavy torpedo launcher allows it to engage enemies at range.
After returning from Refuge, Admiral Blackdog formed the Bad Dogs, a special-forces unit made up of Britannian soldiers who had managed to escape with him. Their fleet consists of ships stolen from pirates or T.L.A. outposts during their flight to Britannian space.
The Black Sun
is Admiral Blackdog's command ship. Made from a T.L.A. railgun frigate and a pirate missile boat, it can rain down immense firepower at long range while outmaneuvering attackers who attempt to get close.
Tiger Shark frigates are a common sight among pirate fleets, and the Bad Dogs use this one when they want to travel without being identified. Armed with two light lasers to repel fighters and a missile launcher to disable their prey, they are useful in almost any situation.
may be Admiral Blackdog's greatest creation. Built from the scraps of several T.L.A. frigates and a pair of Britannian heavy lasers, it at first appears to be a faster and more fragile equivalent of the Patrol Monitor. But its greatest strength is the overdrive unit within its hull. Stolen from a T.L.A. Gamma-class frigate, this unit allows it to charge its lasers and then fire them at twice the usual rate for a limited time. The Wolfhound
's crew run the unit to the edge of its operational tolerances to make it work with the heavy lasers, but it's worth it for the ability to outgun a cruiser.