Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Hepta Escort Warship


Cardassian Union
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Uncommon Variant
In Service 2332
Out of Service n/a
Source none
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated December 17, 2002
Hepta Escort Warship

The Hepta is one of the preferred variants based on the Gur'net hull. The Hepta Escort Warship exchanges the Gur'net's spinal phaser mounts for an advanced light phaser battery. Installed in a turreted fashion, the positioning of the Hepta's light phaser emitters allow them wide arcs of fire. However, the equipment is very delicate and the weapons are usually disabled by the slightest amount of damage. This problem has kept the Hepta from becoming more common in the fleet.

It is not uncommon to see Hepta Escort Warships even in the modern era, as their ample firing arcs give them the ability to defend against opportunity attacks by smaller enemy warships, such as fighters and light combat vessels.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Gur'net Warship - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Hepta Escort Warship - SCS
 Uncommon Variant
Goltak Logistics Cruiser - SCS
 Common Variant
Related Entries:
Gur'net Warship
Design Notes:

The Hepta really is a good warship, and as much as I hated doing it I thought that this ship was a viable conversion of the Gur'net. I have never thought the Cardassians really needed an escort ship (other than Hidekis) but this ship would serve well in fleet actions where its arcs of fire could help support its charge.

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