The Sphinx is a 3 part repair and salvage system that has become a critical part of the Red Faction fleet.
About this creation
Salvage and Repair Skiff
Small Craft Repair and Salvage
20 November 2148
Active Duty / Civilian Use
800 Military 3,000+ Civilian
The Sphinx is essentially a mobile repair dock. During engagements it provides a means for fighters to recieve minor repairs an return to battle. It also provides a means to rapidly retrieve damaged small craft and perform basic salvage operations without the need for a capital sized ship.
The Sphinx is actual a 3 part system. It's comprised of the Scarab command frigate, the Sphinx skiff platform and the Sarco scout drone. The Scarab houses the entire crew, most of the major repair systems are mounted on the Sphinx and the Sarco provides a safe way to explore dangerous environments.
The Sphinx platfrom contains a wide variety of repair systems including:
Deuterium Refueling Arm
Auxilary Fusion Power Supply
11,000 Gallon High PSI Fuel Tank
Twin Fusion Cutters
Articulated Manipulation Arm
Ordiance Disposal Bay
Scarab Command Frigate
The Scarab Command Frigate is one of the most common ships in the Red Faction fleet. It is designed to attach to a variety of different skiffs and external weapons systems. The Scarab has room for 3 crew and has contols and computer systems for every thing from logistics to advanced targeting.
One of the largest drawbacks of the Scarab is the small crew area. Unlike most frigates, the crew area is standing room only and there are only enough supplies on board to last for short missions. On many missions, the crews have actually disabled the artificial gravity to make it easier to move around the cabin.
Sarco Scout Drone
The Sarco scout drone is a simple multi-purpose autonomous drone. It's primary use in the Sphinx system is to investigate areas where there may be radiation or other dangerous situations. It has a variety of sensor systems and 4 small manipulation claws that can be used to clear small debris or tow valuable pieces of salvage back to the Sphinx.