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The Tallahassee-class Cruiser is a cruiser-class capital ship that served under the Terran Confederation fleet in the Wing Commander universe. The first appearance of these cruisers were in the computer game Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger.

AboutEdit

The Confederation Cruisers were definitely a match against the Kilrathi's Fralthi II-class Cruisers, although the Fralthi II cruisers were slightly larger and heavier. They measured at 530 meters long and had a mass that was a little over eighteen thousand metric tonnes. These cruisers were equipped with twelve heavy Laser Turrets, which was enough to face-off against Fralthi II cruisers and defend against enemy starfighter attacks. It was also capable of carrying capship missiles. These cruisers also house a light complement of starfighters for fighter defense, however the number of fighters these cruisers can house is unknown. They carry a crew of roughly 330 to 350.

The most notable ship of this class was the TCS Ajax, which was a member of Destroyer Squadron 67, The TCS Victory's escort group. The vessel stuck with the Victory during the final months of the Kilrathi War and participated in the destruction of a number of enemy ships. Dozens of these vessels made up the fleet at the Freya System shortly before the Temblor Bomb flight at Kilrah, and they served with both the Terran Confederation and the Union of Border Worlds during the Black Lance Conspiracy of 2673.

Even after the Black Lance Conspiracy, these cruisers would continue to see service.

Specifications - Tallahassee-class CruiserEdit

HullEdit

Length: 530 meters

Mass: 18,200 tons

PerformanceEdit

Maximum Velocity: 150 kps

Acceleration: 10 k/s^2

Maximum Yaw: 5 deg/s

Maximum Pitch: 5 deg/s

Maximum Roll: 5 deg/s

ShieldsEdit

Fore Shields: 3000 cm

Aft Shields: 3000 cm

ArmorEdit

Forward: 1000 cm

Left: 1000 cm

Right: 1000 cm

Rear: 1000 cm

ArmamentEdit

Fighter ComplementEdit

  • 5 Starfighters
  • 4 Shuttles

In the gameEdit

The only time we would see a Tallahassee-class Cruiser in action is the third last mission in Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, to protect the three capital ships assigned to the Victory.  While the design specifications of the class' rival, the Fralthi II-class cruiser; states that it can take down a Tallahassee-class, the latter still can take down its rival, although both ships is equal in strength.

Notable VesselsEdit

  • BWS John Hopkins
  • TCS Achilles
  • TCS Agamemnon
  • TCS Ajax
  • TCS Albemarle
  • TCS Banbridge
  • TCS Caledonia
  • TCS Dominion
  • TCS Dornier (Destroyed 2673.220)
  • TCS Dover (Destroyed 2669.315)
  • TCS Juneau (Destroyed 2669.315)

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