The smallest of the UN Spacy ships of the line, the Northampton Class Stealth Space Frigate is an easily constructed vessel and functions as the main-force warship for colonization fleets. The main engines are built around the center circumference of the rear hull and supply the 250-meter long frigate with excellent speed and maneuverability that compensates for a lack of heavy firepower. Like many of the next generation space vessels of the UNG, the stealth frigate features a stealth composition and functions as a carrier ship for variable fighters. In battle the stealth frigate utilizes several concealed launch bays for the fighters and has several anti-ship missile launchers and converging energy beam cannons.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B, likely High 7-A, probably 6-C | Probably 6-B.
Name: Northampton Class Stealth Space Frigate.
Origin: Macross Series
Classification: Carrier, Starship.
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, bodytight Forcefield (ECA), Spaceflight, Super Dimensional Travel with Fold Booster (Massively FTL+), Stealth | Same + Partial Durability Negation.
Attack Potency: At least City level (with beam weaponry and chemical warheads), likely Mountain level, probably Island level | Probably Country level (with 50 km DE explosion).
Speed: Subsonic (Max instantaneous acceleration during combat: 1.95 G+).
Lifting Strength: Unknown (standard operational displacement 1,200 metric tons).
Striking Strength: Unknown.
Durability At least Town Level.
Range: Several lightseconds.
Standard Equipment: Stealth composition; Concealed hangars; Sensor dome; General Galaxy impulse drive system; Main engine nozzle (circumfrence of main center aft hull); OTEC/Shinnakasu Fold system (gravitational field control system attachment); OverTechnology vernier thrusters; 2 x 72mm Beam Gun Turret (one turret mounted front dorsal amidships, one turret mounted dorsal aft); 4 x Twin 58mm Beam Gun Turret (three turrets mounted dorsal/ventral prow, one turret mounted ventral aft); 18 x 20mm Twin Beam CIWS; 4 x Anti-ship missile launcher, 37 x VF-171 Nightmare Plus variable fighters.
Intelligence: Based on its captain.
Weaknesses: It has no active thermo-optical stealth systems.
Dimensions: Length 252.5 meters; width 85.6 meters; height: 64.5 meters.
Key: Standard | DE Technology Ammunition.
Note: Stealth Frigates serve as the first defensive line in the emigration fleets, with aircraft carriers forming the second defense line. Additionally, a squadron of stealth frigates will operate as "pilot fish" for surveying routes and securing supplies ahead of a emigration fleet.