Light Cruisers sacrifice range and endurance to provide nimble escorts with more firepower than frigates.
Base Abbreviation: CL
Tonnage Range: 20-30,000 tons
Common Maximum Acceleration: 5-6 G
Common Endurance: 1,000-2,000 G-hours, F11 sufficient for 2,500 FPH
Common Power: Three dual-use toroidal fusion plants/torches (15 terawatts each)
Common Shields: Two 500/4 gigawatt multiphase generators mounted amidships
Common Armor: Good (multiple 100-megawatt laser hits or one 1-gigawatt hit, can help against missiles with HE warheads)