Tallahassee-class cruiser

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Tallahassee-class Cruiser
WC4-Tallahassee.png
Type Heavy Cruiser
Primary User Terran Confederation
Additional Users Union of Border Worlds
Ships of the Line Ajax

Dover
Juneau

General Characteristics
Length 530 meters
Mass 18,200 tonnes
Spacecraft Carried Light
Performance
Acceleration 10 k/s2
Velocity
Cruise 100 kps
Maximum 150 kps
Armament
Turrets
Dual Laser Turrets (12)
Default Missile Loadout
Capship Missile Launcher
Components
Cloaking Device No
Jump Drive Yes
Defense
Shields
Fore 3000 cm equivalent
Aft 3000 cm equivalent
Right 3000 cm equivalent
Left 3000 cm equivalent
Armor
Front 1000 cm
Rear 1000 cm
Right 1000 cm
Left 1000 cm
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Tallahassee-Class Cruiser Target Designation (Confederation Colors).
Source Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom



The Tallahassee-class cruiser is a class of cruiser in the service of the Terran Confederation. It has also seen service with the Union of Border Worlds.

Class Overview

The Tallahassee assumes the role of heavy cruiser in the Confederation Space Navy. They are heavily-armed warships that are an ideal choice for missions such as enemy interception, planetary sieges, and escort. They can easily face heavier warships like the Fralthi II-Class Cruiser without assistance, and even host their own squadron of starfighters for self-defense. It is unknown how many starfighters they can carry.

Although most Tallahassees were produced by the Terran Confederation, several of them joined the ranks in the Union of Border Worlds, as the Border Worlds were, up until 2673, a member of the Confederation.

History

Tallahassees have seen service for much of the Terran-Kilrathi War. One famous example of this class is the TCS Ajax. It was a member of Destroyer Squadron 67, the unit assigned to escort defend the famed TCS Victory. The Ajax fought off numerous Kilrathi forces that attempted to intercept the Victory, including a Fralthi II in the Battle of Freya. Several Tallahassees joined the Confederation fleet that gathered at Freya prior to the attack on Kilrah.

These cruisers continued to see combat even after the official end of the Terran-Kilrathi War. In 2669, a Kilrathi task force, led by the KIS Karga, attacked the Free Republic of the Landreich. In retaliation, two Tallahassees, the TCS Juneau and the TCS Dover, pursued the Karga into the Vaku System. The Dover was lost, but the Juneau pressed on, managing to critically damage the Kilrathi carrier before she herself was downed in combat. At least some of the crew survived the destruction of the Juneau.

The Tallahassee saw extensive service during the Border Worlds Conflict in 2673 as well. Two such cruisers illegally crossed into Confederation territory after the Confederation seized what it claimed to be a Confederation space lab in the Masa System, when in reality it was a Border Worlds outpost. They were driven off by Colonel Christopher Blair from the TCS Lexington, but not before at least one of the cruisers was lost in combat.

During Border Worlds operations in the Speradon System, one Tallahassee, the BWS John Hopkins, aided in the capture of the TCS Princeton, a newly-commissioned Concordia-Class Fleet Carrier that otherwise would have seen service with the faction instigating the war, the Black Lance.