In terms of firepower, the Taratane is underpowered for a frigate. The inclusion of two fighters and four point-defense guns make it an effective buffer against enemy fighters in a large-scale battle, however the ship's main functions are reconnaissance and mobile operations. Fast and versatile, the Taratane is often sent alone into enemy territory to carry out specialised missions.
Although an invaluable ship under the right circumstances, the Taratane is typically a subject of derision within the RASF, nicknamed "The Fly-swatter".
Known Examples of ClassEdit
The RS Danzig, aboard which Kari Tyrell was serving prior to joining the Niobids was a Tarantane. Drawn into a CDF ambush, the Danzig was engaged and sunk by two unidentified Gerushda class Destroyers leaving only a handful of survivors.
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