-Chorda smuggling frigate that has been upgraded without costs.
Turbulent-class Heavy Frigate
Dimensions: 1.95km long, 0.3 km abeam at fins approx.
Mass: 7.5 megatons approx.
Crew: 25,000 crew, approx.
Accel: 4.3 gravities max sustainable acceleration.
Imported form the Scarus Sector for use as heavy naval escorts during the early days of the Angevin Crusade, the handful of Turbulent-class heavy frigates surviving in the Calixis Sector never returned, some say because they found the tumultuous Calixian region more to their tastes. Intended to drive ahead of the main fleet and engage rival scouting units when encountered, the history of the Turbulent class has been characterized by aggressive and piratical actions against the Emperor’s foes. Although rare, the Turbulent has gained a reputation as a “lucky” class. Turbulents have participated in many of the most glorious naval actions of the sector, whilst coincidentally either surviving or not being involved at all in the most disastrous.
Some armchair admirals dismiss the Turbulent, citing its comparatively inefficient energy weapon transfer systems and deriding its antiquated internal communication network of brass vacuum pipes and electrical lights. However, such mockery is best done behind closed doors, as several of the senior admirals in Battlefleet Calixis served aboard these feisty ships.
Speed: 7 Manoeuvrability: +18 Detection: +15
Hull Integrity: 40 Armour: 20 Turret Rating: 1
Space: 42 SP: 42 Weapon Capacity: Dorsal 2
Power output: +48 – Consumption 48 = -0 Reserve
Space used: 42/42
Jovian pattern class 8.1 drive Pow: +46 Space: 11
Miroslav H-616.b Warp Engine Pow: 8 Space: 10
Repulsor shield Pow: 6 Space: 1
Smugglers bridge Space: 1 Pow: 1, Resembles (Ship master bridge P: 4 S: 3) to disguise space and pow of hidden components)
M-1.r Life Sustainer Pow: 3 Space: 1
Pressed-Crew Quarters Pow: 1 Space: 2
W-240 Passive Detection Arrays Pow: 3 Space: 0
Shadowblind bays Pow: 3 Space: 4 Hidden component
Xenos habitat Space: 0 Pow: 1 Hidden component (Good quality)
Hidden storage compartment Pow: 0 Space: 2 Hidden component (Good quality)
Cloaking device Pow: 5 Space: 1
Luxury passenger quarters Pow: 2 Space: 1
Augmented retro-thrusters Pow: 3 Space: 0
Defensive countermeasures Pow: 1 Space: 1
Pharmacia Pow: 1 Space: 2
Melodium Pow: 1 Space: 1
Hydrapuran jammin system Pow: 4 Space: 0
Emergency energy reserves Pow: +2 Space: 1
Dorsal: Xeno energy lance Pow: 4 Space: 3 Str: 1 Dam: 2d5 Crit: 5 Range: 3/6/9 Special: each degree of hit gives -10 pilot penalty to vessel targeted for next round.
Dorsal: Distruption macrocannons Pow: 4 Space: 2
Fiery Temperament: For some reason, the plasma drives on a Turbulent tend to burn hotter than on comparable vessels. Though this isn’t enough to compensate for the added mass, it does give more power. Any plasma drive installed on a Turbulent has its Power Generated increased by +2.
Antiquated Communications: All Command Tests on a Turbulent suffer a -5 penalty.