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Somtaaw Shot Frigate by Norsehound Somtaaw Shot Frigate by Norsehound
The Shot platform was a sucessful debris-clearing vehicle, and found success in a tactical anti-fighter role during various assaults from strike craft. After the development of the assault frigate (and the subsequent frigate line), plans were drawn up to transplant the Shot weapon on to the now-standard frigate platform.

Though the shot platforms continued to serve with Kuun-Lan and Faal-Corum during the ensuing crisis in the core, more "Shot Frigates" were produced to shore up Somtaaw anti-fighter defenses.

Following the war however, Shot weapons of this caliber were cited as "weapons of mass destruction", after noting their gruesome physical and morale damage when used against enemy pilots. Somtaaw was forced to retire all shot frigates or face their explorer-class ships being impounded by interstellar law. Although the International Mining committee wants to regulate the use of Shot platforms (which were not under the Galactic council citation of WMDs), Somtaaw, with the backing of the Taiidan and Kushan races, has blocked such legal restriction and allowed the contued use of shot platforms in mining and mine-clearing efforts. Several frigates also found their way into the hands of the Interstellar Peace Corps, which use them for mine clearing.

(In terms of a game, Somtaaw would start with two "mining platforms", but the shot frigate would be what the explorers build.)
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ARTCELO Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
STARSHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FAVORITE :D
Dragon11138 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
would it be all right with you if I hacked together a 3d model of this?
(or a close approximation thereof)
Norsehound Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
As long as I'm given credit, go ahead and give it a try.

(And I'd like to see the results :) )
Dragon11138 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010

you got it.
Scha11enkrieger Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this ship. but, their is one problem, it schuld be against fighters but... fighters are fast, and when they are in the back of this frigatte, the frigate looses^^
tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student General Artist
I love the ship, You are very talented at using a tablet and I like the way you use your gray pallete.
goat89 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
jack07 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
i do love this design
the thrusters are cool like the other guys said
and a rather interesting weapon for space combat
Csp499 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like what you've done with the thrusters. Gives it a bit of a "harder sci-fi" look, which I love.
danowgo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
mechatrusther i like dynamic for all
Saadu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. Love the reverse thrusters.
TorisLaCroix Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
I think all Somataaw's ships would able to mine resources, because they are miners. I wish someone would do a RTS with Freelancer+Discovery ships. It would be nice to take command on the IMG or Kruger vessels :D
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