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*32 are maintained in Reserve, ready for duty on short notice
 
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*62 are held in the cargo bay in a disassembled state, ready to replace ship's lost in the course of duty.
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===Naming===
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Most Aves are given simple names to designate them. Each Pathfunder Ship followed a different naming convention.
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*Aves on board [http://worldsapart.wikia.com/wiki/Pegasus Pegasus] were given human names, ''Amy'', ''Basil'', ''Chloe'', and so forth.
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*Aves on board ''Lexington Keeler'' were given the names of human attributes; ''Ambition'', ''Brave'', ''Courage'' and so forth

Revision as of 19:25, 25 October 2011

Aves are the primary transport craft used to support the Odyssey Mission. They are carried on board ships of the Pathfinder series, where they also provide offensive and defensive capabilities.

Development

The Aves were developed and produced for the Odyssey Project by CloudBuster Avian, the Sapphirean Aerospace company. They were based on the M1 shuttlecraft used by the Sapphirean Military for transit between the Sapphire and Republic systems at high sub-light. They were enhanced specifically for the Odyssey Mission:

  • The Addition of Shrieks (Accipiters) for long-range defense, surveillance, and reconnaissance
  • Enhanced shields and weapons systems
  • Triple Redundancy on key systems.
  • All Environment capability for operations in space, atmosphere, underwater, and a wide range of other environments
  • Engine and fusion reactor upgrades.
  • Additional speed and agility for tactical operations.

Upgrades

  • The Aves Mark II Upgrade enhances the capabilities of the ship's navigation, control, and cyber-intelligence systems. This upgrade was integrated into the Aves of Pathfinder 3 Pegasus when it stopped at the Chapultepec Starlock. (Book 5: Aurora )

Successors

The Aves were succeeded, after Mark VII, by the Aquilae and Novaaves series

  • Aquilae are one-third larger and have dual engines. Aquilae possess less armament and are slower and less maneuverable than Aves. (Book 11: Charlemagne ) Aquilae replaced Aves on Explorer and Defender Class ships, as well as on space stations including Starlocks.
  • Nova Aves are 40% smaller than Aves and possess a single powerplant and few armaments. They have a diminished cargo capacity relative to Aves and are used primary as personnel shuttles.


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Structure

An Aves has three decks - the Command Deck (located in the forepart of the ship beneath the canopy), the Main Deck, which runs the length of the ship, and a cargo deck below the Main deck and under the wingblades. An engineering section occupies the rear of the ship, which contains both the Graviton Engine and the Quantum Reaction that powers it.

Weapons

  • Twin Ion Cannons on the front of the ship, forward of the Main Deck
  • Two Ion Cannons, one located on each wingblade.
  • One aft Ion Cannon on the rear of the ship.
  • Up to 24 Hammerhead missiles can be carried in the forward, port, and starboard weapons bay.

Fuel

Tritium is used to initiate the subatomic reactions in the Quantum Reactor. Once the reaction is initiated, an Aves has virtually unlimited access to Zero Point Energy.

Size and Scale

An Aves is 42 Meters Long and can carry up to 200 passengers when outfitted for maximum density.

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Deployment

A Pathfinder Ship Carries a standard complement of 178 Aves.

  • 84 are maintained on Active Duty, divided into four Flight Groups
  • 32 are maintained in Reserve, ready for duty on short notice
  • 62 are held in the cargo bay in a disassembled state, ready to replace ship's lost in the course of duty.

Naming

Most Aves are given simple names to designate them. Each Pathfunder Ship followed a different naming convention.

  • Aves on board Pegasus were given human names, Amy, Basil, Chloe, and so forth.
  • Aves on board Lexington Keeler were given the names of human attributes; Ambition, Brave, Courage and so forth