When I first look at this vessel today or night, looking at the Tempest, then looking at the overall consoles and the overall feel of how it worked, finding it was an intriguing ship to have but, it could be spelled out on the consoles on engineering and science in which, I was amaze how least, it was in compare to the Maelstrom escort class. orthough I’ve been warned from reading the post on the Tempest class on how it offered the console abilities of having a Nadion Saturation Bomb, in which it causes massive arrays of damage creating a ropes of explosive fire like a cluster bombing in one wide angled direction.. With those series of denotations effecting the other ships in combat..
Having trying it out briefly in the encounter zones, I’ve realize this ship class was the ship class before I’ve had the Heavy Tactical Escort, like the Akria, the Thunderchild, and the Armitage Class. Orthough smaller and larger than the USS Defiant. It moves pretty swiftly as you close in range with full cannons in front, with turrets at the rear weapons bay, with a good spread of torpedoes to do some serious kinetic damage, but making sure that you keep in mind of your forwarding shields has they could be easily weaken if you leave your attack position to long..
There’s something interesting in the rear its auto firing canon that’s is seated install permanently in the tail section, with its ninety degree firing range in which is closely similar to the Thunder Child Universal Point Defense system console but very limited firing angled range..
Given that the Tempest class is a Blockade and Patrol escort it can do some serious damage as given if you get the fleet version of the Blockade Escort, then savaging the Tempest then having the tempest hulling look and customizing the look by shorting the length of the hull, in which will give you a fair advantage in getting that turn rate to rotate your shields and then folly again quickly..
Looking at the Tempest class, makes an interesting ship as a vessel tactical abilities akiness just to the advanced, blockade escorts then to the heavy escort and it’s carrier variant and the Galaxy Dreadnought… As it’s more geared to Engineering and Tactical, but having more of those consoles bridge stations… with that that in mind it you get in there quick do some serious damage then move on to the next…
The Tempest Class abilities are as follows…
Minimum Rank: Vice Admiral
Cost: 2,500 Zen
Hull Strength: 31,500
Shield Modifier: 0.95
Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 (4*) Aft
Device Slots: 2
Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Lieutenant Commander Universal
Console Modifications: 5 Tactical, 2 Engineering, 2 Science
Base Turn Rate: 16 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier: 0.2
+15 Power to Weapons
Can Load Cannons
Nadion Saturation Bomb console
Fused Aft Tempest Tail Gun
Also like to know more about the patrol escort Tempest Class…?