By: Vaughan Wilson
CL-H233753-242300-55904-1 MCr 6,437.165 8 KTons Bat Bear 5 423 2 Crew: 194 Bat 5 423 2 TL: 14Cargo: 70.500 Fuel: 2,960.000 EP: 560.000 Agility: 3 Ships Troops: 8 ZSNLF: 54
Craft: 21 x 25T Fighters, 1 x 50T Ships Boat, 1x25T Launch Tubes, 4x10T Assault Speeders
Fuel Treatment: Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification
Backups: 1 x Model/2 Computer 1 x Bridge
Architects Fee: MCr 64.372 Cost in Quantity: MCr 5,149.732
The Vlezdre' Class Light Cruiser first appeared a few months before the outbreak of the Fifth Frontier War. The Vlezdre' and her sister ship Vlezabr are the first of the class and where laid down at Pri (0601-Letlansh/Iakr) in 1101. By 1106 they had completed their shake down cruises and were assigned to the 17th & 18th Cruiser Squadrons respectively. Although they are classified as light cruisers they are moderately armored and heavily armed for their size at the cost of range and speed. Offensively, they rely on the three batteries of 100-ton Particle Accelerator Bays to engage and defeat the enemy. The class is designed for aggressive reconnaissance in advance of the heavy cruisers and to screen them against the other light cruisers, heavier destroyers and System Defense Boats encountered in Imperial Space. With the outbreak of the war all production stopped on the other 8 hulls laid down. To maintain the fleet resources where channeled to refit and repair of existing capital ships. Both the Vlezdre' and the Vlezabr survived the conflict and had performed up to expectations for the class. During the post-war refit a thorough board of naval inquiry by the Zhodani Navy and the Bureau of Zhodani Naval Architects was concluded on and then modified the class. Implementing these modifications the remaining eight hulls where completed (1114) and are known as Batch 1 Mod 1s. Where as the original two ships of the class are known as Batch 1 Mod 0. The Second generation of the class (Batch 2) has been laid down and a total of 16 have been completed since(1116) and another 16 more are under construction at naval shipyards at Pri and Yeprdrebzdi (0726-Anshieprlenzh/Ziafrplians). The batch 1 cruisers are deployed in the 10th, 14th -19th Cruiser Squadrons along the borders of the Imperium and Vargr Extents. The Vlezdre' and her sister ship are both now in 84th Cruiser Squadron deployed in the Iakr (Foreven) sector along the frontier.
The ship is built using Book 5 High Guard rules.