|Orion class CL4|
|Used by Neo-Terran Republic in CYOE1|
|Sensor Disruption Picket|
|Mobile Production Base|
|Mobile Research Ship|
Symbols of Republic military might, the Orion has fought in every major battle of every conflict since before the Federated Wars. It’s hanger bays are capable of holding dozens of fighter squadrons and it’s armour plating is capable of withstanding bombardment by even Deimos calibre mass accelerator rounds, the old saying in the fleet is, the only way to kill an Orion is with another Orion. When you look over the armaments it’s easy to see why this saying came about; sporting no fewer then forty-two rapid fire light pulse cannons, twenty medium pulse cannons, eight heavy pulse turrets, six heavy plasma beam cannons (mounted three port, three starboard, meaning it’s only able to bring three to bear on any one target), twelve missile batteries (mounting everything from light anti-fighter missiles to anti cruiser torpedoes and even brand new state of the art ‘flak’ missiles that are designed to create an effect similar to a flack explosion) and most impressive of all two spinal mounted mass accelerators, each capable of hurling slugs to a breathtaking 0.05 of c and sustaining near continuous fire shredding any warship unlucky enough to fight an Orion head on. The one real weakness of the design is the lack of flak guns, some of this is alleviated by the new ‘flak’ missiles but they hardly pick up the slack, to this end Orion’s usually have a robust screen of smaller flak equipped ships and fighter and interceptor wings.