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Vorchan class medium warship
Status: Active (as of 2281)
Affiliation: Centauri Republic
Class: Medium Warship
Crew: 80
Engines: Gravimetric Drive
Jump Capable: Yes
Weapons: Primary:
2 Twin Plasma Accelerators
Others:
Missiles
Guided mines
Defenses: Tractor beams

The Vorchan class medium warship is one of the newer starships in the Centauri fleet.

Ships of this class were built by House Tavari Armaments at the Hevaria Orbital Shipyards over Tolonius VII. Usually its primarily use is as an escort for carrier fleets and as a fast interceptor. [1] [2] Though often operating in small squadrons, they are sometimes sent out alone to carry out hit-and-run tactical strikes. [2] This warship is also configured for atmospheric flight. [3]

The warships' weaponry consists of 2 twin plasma acceletors, missiles for planetary bombardment[2] and guided mines[4]. The plasma accelerators have been known to destroy a Narn G'Quan class heavy cruiser in as little as 6 shots. [2] This type of weapon is used by Centauri forces mainly in a configuration which causes explosive damage to the target rather than slicing through its hull. [3]

Additional characteristics Edit

ITF icon The following is based on Babylon 5: Into the Fire.
Technical specifications
Dimensions Length 360 meters
Beam 475 meters
Draught 305 meters
Crew Officers 21
Enlisted 254
Mass 122,000 tons (loaded)

These warships are used as a complement to the large and less maneuverable Primus class battlecruisers to provide fighter cover for them. The Vorchans can be easily constructed and repaired, but their survival expectancy when they took critical damage is fairly low in comparison with the Primus class.

Behind the Scenes Edit

According to CG Artist Adam Lebowitz, the warship was designed and built mostly by himself with a little help from Paul Bryant.[5]

"If there was any inspiration for the design, I know I wanted to do something ornate yet aggressive, which was the Centauri motif, I was probably partially thinking of the Klingon Bird Of Prey and Warship from Trek. The main design alteration were the crescent wings, which seemed more Centauri."
– Adam Lebowitz in interview with B5Scrolls talking about design process

An updated version of the warship designed by CG Artist Jose Perez appeared in The Lost Tales - Voices in the Dark. [6]

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