Kind of forgot that this thread existed, how about getting back into the swing of things with a fixed Trevelyan
Still can't exactly be considered things like "sane" or "competent" or "worthwhile", but at least now words like "possible" are applicable. It no longer has the redundant (and too large) 155mm AGS fore or Standard-series missiles that it lacks the capability to actually fire.
As for some new content:
Eusonian Mako-class Corvette
First designed as part of a whole line of modular escort ships in the late 1970s, the McLees Shipyard "Adaptable Hull Escort" was ultimately passed over by the Federation Navy. The Coast Guard expressed interest in the design as a long-endurance patrol vessel, however, and in 1980 the first Mako
was laid down. Smaller and less well armed than the original concept, the Mako
class is nominally armed with a 3" gun fore, two 37mm CIWS turrets, and a pair of Mk140 lightweight missile launchers, capable of firing either RGM-84 Harpoon or RGM-91 Firebrand (Vought ALVRJ) anti-ship missiles. Just aft of the superstructure is a collapsible hangar and a small helipad, flanked by two torpedo launchers, and just large enough to fit a single HUH14K-3 Sunbird (H-43 Huskie) helicopter. During peacetime the ships are rarely seen with a full weapons load, often having the Mk140 launchers and aft CIWS turret removed in favor of a spacious small boat handling area. Six ships of the class were built for the Eusonian Coast Guard, all of which are still in service. Another six of a similar design have been ordered by the Edusan Itsaso Armada
, two of which have been delivered. A third was scheduled to have been delivered at the same time, but was bombed by a terrorist while under a construction. The Edusan ships are slightly larger, have a permanent hangar, and incorporate stealth characteristics in their design.
A big thanks to MConrads for their Espora-class drawing, which can be found here: http://www.shipbucket.com/drawings/1251
and to eric_t's Vigilante-derived CIWS I shamelessly stole, which I got from here: http://shipbucket.com/wiki/index.php/US ... iser_Refit