Manticore

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Manticore
[[Image:|275px|Manticore]]
Race: Colonies
Type: Corvette
FTL: Yes
Propulsion:
Crew: 700 personnel, plus 100 Colonial Marines[1]
Capacity: 800 people [1]
CO: {{{co}}}
XO: {{{xo}}}
Role: fast-attack corvette, intersolar reconnaissance craft, fleet escort, patrol craft, law enforcement (pre-war) [1]
Weapons: 1 Corvette Cannon (Forward Arc)

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Armaments:
Defenses: {{{def}}}
Aircraft:
Aviation facilities: {{{facilities}}}
Fate: {{{status}}}
Emblem: [[Image:{{{patch}}}|175px|Ship's patch]]
Other Images: Gallery
Dimensions
Length: 600 meters[1]
Width: 216 meters[1]
Height: 82 meters[1]
Weight: {{{weight}}}
Wingspan: {{{wingspan}}}
Other: {{{otherdi}}}
Game Information
Cost: 4
Construction Time: 4
Hull Size: 3
Hull: -
Mobility
FTL Cooldown: 3 turns turns
Speed: 180 m/s m/s
Turn Rate: 84°/turn°/turn
Armor Sum
Armor Total: 210
Armor Left: 30 (Armory)
Armor Right: 30 (Armory)
Armor Front: 45 (Fire Control)
Armor Rear: 30 (Navigation)
Armor Top: 45 (Tech Bay)
Armor Bottom: 30 (Engineering)
Armament
DRADIS Range: 6000 meters m
Processing Power:
Munition Slots: 1 Slot
Munition Cooldown Period: 4 turns turns
Squadron Slots:
Squadron Size: {{{squadron size}}}
Special Abilities:
Additional Information

First developed at the Scorpia fleet shipyards just a few years before the outbreak of the first Cylon war, the Manticore class Corvette, was considered to be a fairly unremarkable design for the earliest years of its career. With many of the colonies feeling that the small vessels were not sufficiently intimidating to serve as an effective military deterrent.

Predominantly used for hit-and-run tactics and scouting missions, the Manticore also serves well in larger strike groups as a flanking element. Long-range compatible missile tubes and an uncommon aft-facing turret configuration makes this a versatile fighter.

Background[edit]

First developed at the scorpion ship fleetyards, a short few years before the outbreak of the first cylon war. The Manticore class corvette was considered to be a fairly unremarkable design for the earliest years of its career, with many of the Twelve Colonies leaders are of the opinion that the small vessel were not intimidating to serve as an effective military deterrent.

Opinions of the vessel changed however in the early years of the Cylon rebellion, when colonial admiral Mckenelley requisitioned a small number of Manticores that had previously served as law enforcement vessels to bolster his existing fleet. In their service under the admirals' command, the true tactical value of the Manticore class became very apparent, and before long the manticore class became a staple of the early years of the colonial fleet.

As one of the smallest warships in the arsenal of the colonial fleet, the Manticore class is designed favourably for extreme speed and agility, and is primarily used for flanking attacks as well as occasionally being deployed in large numbers for "wolfpack" hit-and-run-operations.[2]

Notable Ships[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Alan Blackwell worked with Black Lab Games on the concept art for Battlestar Galactica - Deadlock. Most of the work consisted of taking flat 2D renders and turning them into fully 3D concept images[3]. His work included the Manticore corvette.

Related Media[edit]

Spacedock breakdown video for this ship. Authorized by Slitherine Ltd. and Black Lab Games.

External Links[edit]


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named spacedock-spec
  2. Battlestar Galactica: Manticore Class Corvette - Deadlock Proving Grounds - Spacedock (backup available on Archive.org) (in ).
  3. Alan Blackwell's Artstation page https://alanb.artstation.com/projects/LN865#top