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The Terminus-class Gunboat is a specialised corvette used for planetary defence. The ship is designed to preform many of the roles of the Hermes-class corvette under much more dangerous circumstances. As such, its port and starboard shuttle bays have been replaced by archer pods and internal magazines for the extra gun turrets placed on the deck and keel of the shuttle bays. Also housed are additional power units to keep this guns going, without drawing upon the main reactor. The ship has heavier armour than its cousin and in response, has a more powerful reactor and engines, so it doesn't lose as much speed on the Hermes.
The ship is mostly used to preform armed reconnaissance and scouting, when facing much more well armed ships, and greater threats. It also is commonly used for escort in known danger hot spots, and as a maritime security ship in known danger hotspots, in places where the Hermes simply couldn't survive. It is also commonly used as the tethered defence of large orbital stations, or large non-combat ships.
"The thing makes swiss cheese of fighter constellations, keeps systems niiiiiiice and safe."
"During the first battle of Manheim and heck lot of fighters, bombers and dropships slipped under the Zeus's defence. the Terminus gunboats there attacked them in orbit, was pretty hot watching them all burn up."
"I hear four squadron of these lil bastards hammered a Remnant frigate to death during a close range engagement in the Kanna System."
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