Mako Class II Cutter

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Orion_Mako

design/concept by CosmoS6173

NOTES:
Known sphere Of Operation:  Orion Controlled Space
Data Reliability:  C for all models
Major Data Source:  Orion Sector Intelligence

Introduced in 2245, the Mako class of light cutter was introduced not as a pirate vessel, but as a cheap defense vessel for the growing planetary governments of the Triangle. After its initial introduction, the Mako proved a popular design, with strong sales continuing well into the 2300s.

The A-1 model was considered powerful when launched, with a good maneuverability and light weapons. When used in squadrons of 3 or 4 vessels, the Mako because dangerous to vessels of all sizes. It’s extremely efficient shielding also made it a popular vessel. Sales of the A-1 model skyrocketed during the Four Years War as colonies and independent planets attempted to create their own defense forces.

The A-2 model was introduced just as the war was ending. With longer ranged weapons, initial orders for the craft were brisk, but quickly dropped off after the end of the conflict.

The A-3 was initially a contracted upgrade that became standardized in 2266. A larger impulse drive and heavier weapons all created a more powerful design. Unfortunately, many older Mako vessels could not handle the stress up the upgrade, and sales began to drop.

The A-4 became popular with the less-reputable elements in Orion society, who needed the added firepower to distract defensive elements while convoy raiding. Although ineffective as an actual pirate vessel, the A-4s extra firepower allowed it to capture cargo quickly and flee.

The A-5 rapidly became the variant of choice. It’s long range heavy weapons allowed it to stand off and harass it’s targets, while providing enough distance to allow for quick escapes. Sales of the A-5 model were restricted in the Federation, but it proved popular throughout the Triangle and even as far as the Outback.

The Mako, no longer in production, was produced at a wide range of Orion and non-Orion shipyards. The A-1, A-2 and A-3 models are no longer being actively produced, although they can be purchased in bulk from a number of sources. The A-4 is occasionally sold on the open market. The A-5 is also out of production; however plans are availabe for purchase. Of the over 800 built, estimates place 500 for sale.
 

Construction Data:
Model Number — A-1 A-2 A-3 A-4 A-5
Ship Class — II II II II II
Date Entering Service — 2245 2256 2266 2274 2279
Number Constructed — 290 230 160 130 48
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 3 3 4 6 7
Damage Chart — C C C C C
Size:
Length — 58.8 m 58.8 m 58.8 m 58.8 m 58.8 m
Width — 31.3 m 31.3 m 31.3 m 31.3 m 31.3 m
Height — 37 m 37 m 37 m 37 m 37 m
Weight — 8,428 mt 8,468 mt 10,108 mt 13,268 mt 14,943 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 5 SCU 5 SCU 5 SCU 5 SCU 5 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 2,250 mt 2,250 mt 2,250 mt 2,250 mt 2,250 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — Mark III Mark III Mark III Mark III Mark III
Transporters:
Standard 5-person — 1 1 1 1 1
Cargo — 1 1 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew — 3 3 3 3 10
Shuttlecraft — None None None None None
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 20 20 21 21 21
Movement Point Ratio — 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1
Warp Engine Type — OWB-1 OWB-1 OWB-1 OWB-1 OWB-1
Number — 2 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available — 9 ea. 9 ea. 9 ea. 9 ea. 9 ea.
Stress Charts — D/F D/F D/F D/F D/F
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9
Impulse Engine Type — OIA-2 OIA-2 OIA-3 OIA-3 OIA-3
Power Units Available — 2 2 3 3 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — OD-1 OD-2 OD-3 OD-4 OD-11
Number — 2 2 2 2 2
Firing Arcs — 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s
Firing Chart — E J R T U
Maximum Power — 3 3 4 6 8
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-) (-) (-) (-)
+2 (-) (1-5) (-) (1-18) (1-20)
+1 (-) (6-10) (1-16) (-) (-)
Torpedo Weapon Type — OP-3 OP-2
Number — 1 1
Firing Arcs — 1 f 1 f
Firing Chart — D F
Power to Arm — 1 1
Damage — 6 6
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — OSC OSC OSC OSC OSC
Shield Point Ratio — 1/3 1/3 1/3 1/3 1/3
Maximum Shield Power — 7 7 7 7 7
Combat Efficiency:
D — 58.3 58.3 61.2 64.1 65.5
WDF — 1.2 3.6 5.8 11.4 14.7
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