The Peregrine fighter was Starfleet's first attempt at a heavy fighter design. It was developed in 2367 and designed to help in fleet actions by causing the enemy vessels to split their fire amongst multiple targets, whilst delivering a powerful punch itself. Capable of a top cruise speed of warp 4.5, it has a similar speed to that of a Valkyrie, allowing it to operate short distances away from its homebase or carrier vessel. However, it is common practice for these vessels to be used at impulse.
During the Dominion War, the Peregrine was pressed into service and the class saw heavy losses. One of the most prominent battles, the Peregrine class saw action in was the battle to reclaim Deep Space 9 from the Dominion-Cardassian Alliance.
Although these ships come in several different models, Obsidian Fleet uses the two-man heavy fighter variant. This design has two Type U plus micro-pulse phaser cannon as well as the Type IV phaser. Optionally six full-sized photon/quantum torpedoes may be used in addition to this, although this has an adverse effect on the ship's maneuverability.
|Expected Duration||60 Years|
|Time Between Resupply||2 Year|
|Time Between Refit||6 Years|
|Cruising Velocity||Warp 4|
|Maximum Velocity||Warp 4.5|
|Emergency Velocity||Warp 6.1 (6 hours)|
The Peregrine Heavy Fighter was infact adapted from a much older and earlier civilian design. Originally intended to be a Fast Courier vessel for speedy passenger and cargo transport over short to medium range. Whilst it featured roughly the same chasis, the Peregrine courier is larger and carries a bigger crew.
The Peregrine, due to it's high manoeuvrability and flexibility was a favourite of the Maquis, who used Peregrines as raiders, an idea from whence Starfleet drew the idea of her Heavy Fighter designs.
Defensive Systems Phasers
|Starfleet Support/Civilian Starship Classes|
|Freighters and Industrial Ships||Cyrano class - Groumal class - Curry class - Fortuna class - Exxon class - Grissom class - Nobel class|
|Transports, Couriers and Passenger Liners||Australia class - Curry class - Cunnard class - Antares class - Peregrine class - Raven class|
|Science & Survey & Medical vessels||Aerie class - Phlox class|
|Colony ships||Curry class - Terra Nova class - Mayflower class|
|Starfleet Auxiliary Craft Classes (Active)|
|Runabouts||Danube - Arrow - Delta Flyer - Dynasty - Talon - Volga|
|Transports||Argo - Polaris - Titan - Wyvern Hopper|
|Shuttles||Type 6 - Type 7 - Type 8 - Type 9 - Type 10 - Type 11 - Type 15 - Type 18|
|Fighters||Broadsword class - Peregrine class - Gryphon class - Valkyrie class|
|Captain's Yacht||Aerowing - Galaxy Class Yacht - Sovereign Class Yacht - Waverider|