2x Medium Energy 2x Small Universal 5x Small Energy
A fearsome ship whose top tier engines provide great speed and maneuverability for a destroyer. Multiple energy weapon slots allow for a plethora of tactical possibilities. Its best-in-class performance is matched by a demanding logistical profile that has led some fleet commanders to eschew its use in favor of other ships that can be deployed more frequently and cheaply.
The Medusa is one of the most respected destroyers in the sector due to its association with Black Ops and elite pirates. The few that have been aboard a Medusa can attest to its extreme level of technological sophistication. Medusa-class blueprints are few in number and are some of the rarest and most closely guarded data in the Sector.
Deemed too expensive to mass produce by most corporations and governments, it is rarely employed by the lawful authorities as a Black Ops cruiser. On the rarest occasion, a Medusa-class hull may fall into the hands of pirates. The usual results are a drastic reduction in system small to medium shipping, which puts a strain on most planetary and outpost economies.
Sector naval tacticians have few answers for the threat that the Medusa presents.
The Medusa combines the speed and agility of a frigate with the firepower of a destroyer. It can kite larger ships with ease and beat up frigates or fighters that attempt to give chase. Though its armor is lacking, its efficient omni shield offers good protection, and its Phase Skimmer can be used to get out of trouble in a pinch.
Medusa can be fitted for a variety of roles, from point defense to close support. The universal hardpoints can be fitted with missiles or ballistics; there's usually no reason to mount energy weapons on them.