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The flagship Perun (794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE))
|Affiliation:||Free Planets Alliance|
|Flag officer:||Vice Admiral Borodin|
|Type:||Ajax class flagship|
|Purpose:||Flagship (12th Fleet)|
|Armament:||40 forward neutron beam cannons|
72 port cannons
72 starboard cannons
The Perun led its fleet at the Battle of Van-Fleet Starzone in 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE). It also participated in the Alliance invasion of Imperial territory in 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE). Low on supplies, the 12th Fleet was attacked by the Lutz Fleet in the Bolthorn System. Unable to fight effectively due to the supply shortage, the 12th Fleet was whittled down to the Perun and 8 escorts. With defeat certain, Vice Admiral Borodin shot himself on the Perun's bridge. Rear Admiral Connally surrendered the fleet, and the Perun was seized by the Empire. (HBSHBL: 'A Dangerous Man', LOGH: 'The Battle of Amritsar Starzone')
- Perun (LD/DVD subtitles)
- ペルーン (LD/DVD subtitles — Japanese)
Perun is a pagan Slavic deity.
The Perun was constructed with 40 long ranged neutron beam cannons as its main armament. This was a departure from existing Alliance combat doctrine which had focused on large numbers of medium calibre cannons for combat endurance, and was similar to the Imperial combat doctrine of using large calibre long ranged cannons.
The prow weapon module was extended and merged seamlessly into the midsection to accommodate the long ranged cannons' mechanisms, which extended into the midsection of the hull.
The Perun was assigned as the flagship of the then still relatively new 12th Fleet, which had been formed in 772 UC (463 IC / 3572 CE), and which included many new ships focused on firepower.
After its surrender in 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE), the captured Perun was towed to the Imperial capital of Odin but data on its final whereabouts became fragmented and lost in the confusion following the death of Kaiser Friedrich IV. (Fleet File Collection Vol.6, Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 123)
The Perun's service history is included in the Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 123:
- March 785 UC (476 IC / 3585 CE) — Work completed at Shampool Shipyard 2
- 1 April 785 UC (476 IC / 3585 CE) — Inducted as flagship of the 12th Fleet
- April 793 UC (484 IC / 3593 CE) — First refit. Increased number of side mounted secondary weapons. By completion, 75% of the volume of space around the ship is within weapon fire arc coverage
- 13 October 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE) — Engaged the enemy, and then surrendered. Subsequent whereabouts unknown
- 1 December 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE) — Name struck from the register
A sketch of the Perun appears in the extra features of the DVD box set.
Fleet File Collection
The Perun is included as a model in Fleet File Collection Vol.6.
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