Punchdagger -- Arsenal Ship
|As one of the original arsenal ship designs, now in
its fourth revision, the Punchdagger is designed to
move quickly and deliver massive firepower to outmanoeuvre and cripple
larger ships. They include sparse accommodation and
light defences but are often choice assignments due to carrying the
latest equipment and most devastating weapons.
|| Punchdaggers are often
chosen to act as weapon systems test beds for the Core Commonwealth or
showcase vessels for new technologies of the Bjaki Federation.
|Their electronics are
generally state of the art and designed to detect first and farthest and
maximize damage against large targets.
| The Punchdagger was instrumental
in the rapid initial growth of Drayquin Designs as it was part of a
four-ship development project that saw vast funding flow in from the
Bjaki Federation and Core Commonwealth. Both empires assumed they would
be the sole recipient of the design upon completion. Both were wrong.
The Punchdagger, four generations later, continues to be a key heavy
platform for both starfleets and a steady flow of development revenue