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Faction Federation.pngOberth Class Light Science Vessel
Oberth class.png
Rank:
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant Rank icon (Federation).png
Tier:
1
Type:
Science Vessel
Hull:
10,000
Standard Shields:
3,000
Shield Modifier:
1.2
Weapons:
Fore 2 Aft 1
Crew:
80
Bridge Officers:
{{{3}}} {{{3}}} {{{3}}}
Device Slots:
2
Consoles:
Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 2


Turn Rate:
13
Impulse Modifier:
0.15
Inertia rating:
50
Bonus Power:
+5 auxiliary power
Cost:
500Zen small icon.png


The Oberth Class Light Science Vessel is a Lieutenant (Tier 1) level Federation Science Vessel. It is the first available Federation Light Science Vessel and is obtainable from the C-Store for 500Zen small icon.png.

Store Description[edit | edit source]

First used by Starfleet as a science ship and scout vessel in the late 23rd century, the Oberth class was phased out of service before the Dominion War. Recent improvements in modular ship construction and shield design have made the ship design viable for Lieutenant-rank missions. The Oberth has three weapon slots (2 fore, 1 aft) seats for three bridge officers (Ensign Engineering, Ensign Science and Ensign Tactical) and space for four console modifications (1 Engineering, 2 Science and 1 Tactical). It carries a crew of 80, and has an Enhanced Plasma Manifold console. This universal console may be placed in any console slot and when activated provides a short-duration increase to auxiliary and shield power levels, as well as repairing disabled auxiliary and shield subsystems. The Enhanced Plasma Manifold can be transferred to any other Federation vessel.

Performance[edit | edit source]

Size can be deceiving, and this is especially true with the latest Oberth-class refit; despite it's small size and science role, the new Oberth is designed to turn on a dime. Effective in combat if equipped with two good forward weapons and one aft, it can maintain weapons fire on a target and still turn to bring a strong shield up in a very short time. Another distinction of the Oberth-refit is the +5 Auxiliary power, which gives it a power boost for science abilities, or with a change in power levels, can supply power to other systems such as weapons or shields.

The Enhanced Plasma Manifold, deployed on all new Oberth vessels is almost as good as the restricted Red Matter Capacitor, and a wise captain will take this universal console forward into new ships to gain it's dramatic power boost to shield and auxiliary systems along with damage control functions for those systems.

Compared to the standard Light Cruiser the Oberth carries stronger shields, a smaller crew of 80 versus 200, an extra Science console, an improved turn rate of 13 vs. 11.4, an Impulse modifier of 0.15 vs 0.20 and a +5 bonus to Auxiliary Power.

Comparison with Equivalent Variants[edit | edit source]

Light Cruiser TOS Constitution NX Class
Light Escort
Blockade Runner
Escort
Andorian
Light Escort
Oberth Class
Light Science Vessel
Weapons Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1 Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1 Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1 Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1 Arc fore icon.png3 , Arc aft icon.png1 Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1
Bridge
Officers
Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Boff ens tac.png Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png
Consoles Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1 Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 2 Console sci icon.png 1 Console tac icon.png 2 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1 Console tac icon.png 2 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1 Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1 Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 2
Hull Points 10,000 12,000 10,000 11,000 10,000 10,000
Crew 200 200 85 200 85 80
Turn Rate 11.4 11.4 14 16 14 13
Shield Modifier 1 1 1 1 1 1.2
Special Weapon Refrofit Phaser Bank
(Fore) (Aft)
Light Kumari
Phaser Wing Cannons
Universal Console Grappler Resonance
Cascade
Modulator
Enhanced
Plasma
Manifold
Bonus Power +3 All Power +10 Weapons +5 Weapons +5 Auxiliary
Abilities Can equip
dual cannons
Can equip
dual cannons
Can equip
dual cannons
Can equip
dual cannons
Sensor Analysis

Standard Configuration[edit | edit source]

Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.

Consoles


Abilities[edit | edit source]

This vessel comes with a universal console that can be placed on any Federation vessel.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In Season 5, the Oberth Class Light Science Vessel was discounted to 240Cryptic Point icon.png before being raised to 400Cryptic Point icon.png for the Free-to-Play update. It is currently for sale at 500 Zen small icon.png.
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