Starfighter Carrier

From Taskforce Equinox

A carrier is a type of starship that deploys and recovers large quantities of small craft such as shuttles and fighters as its primary mission role.

Subtypes

Battle Carrier

A battle carrier has two hangar bays to launch wings of fighters and/or frigates from. In the early 25th Century, the difference between carriers and battle carriers were the superior maneuverability but weaker shielding of the latter. In 2409, the Kar'Fi-Class battle carrier was in service of the Fek'Ihri Horde and the Klingon Empire.

Heavy Escort Carrier

Heavy escort carriers were heavy escorts modified to house a single hangar bay. This carrier variant was introduced by Starfleet with the Armitage-Class heavy escort carrier in 2409. Older Starfleet heavy escort classes, such as the Akira-Class, were also capable of serving as heavy escort carriers.

Examples

Starship classification
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