- Government(s)/Organization(s): United Empire of Britain
- Type: Recon and Support Corvette
- Size: Small
- Crew: 3
- Weapons Mounts:
- 2 Heavy Missile Ports
- 2 Heavy Missile Pylons
- Default Weapons
- Stealth Hull
- Flare/Chafe Launchers
- Small Craft Capacity
- 1 Airlock
The Longbow Corvette is a fairly simple design with a central hull and a pair of side mounted engines that ‘grow’ from the hull. It has ECM/ECCM and a large array sensors including a Radome and a forward sensor boom. Though even with it’s extra size it doesn’t have better sensors or ECM abilities than what a fighter can carry.
The Longbow’s weapons are very simple with a pair of interior mounted Heavy Missile Ports equipped with Aster Heavy Missile Tubes and a pair of exterior Heavy Missile Pylons designed for Aster Heavy Missiles. It has literally no weapons designed to take on fighters or any weapons for point defense.
The Longbow Class Corvette is the EUB answer to the US AF-5 Corsair 2 AEM Type ES5 and AF-15R Prophecy. Unlike those fighters the Longbow has facilities for it’s three man crew to perform extended operations for a week or more before requiring resupply. This lets them do patrol duties as well as being the core of a group of fighters for assaults on larger vessels. They are also commonly seen being used by the UEB to extend the sensor reach of a task force.