Lightning-Class Template (PL 7)
The Lightning-class template can be applied to any PL 6 light starship. The starship’s design specs should be adjusted as follows.
Engine Upgrade: Induction engine, thrusters (tactical speed +1,000 feet).
Armor Upgrade: Neutronite (hardness 40, tactical speed –500 feet).
Defense System Upgrade: Light fortification (25% chance to ignore a critical hit; replaces a PL 5 or PL 6 defense system).
Sensors Upgrade: Class V sensor array (+2 initiative), improved targeting system (targeting system bonus +5).
Communications Upgrade: Drivesat comm array, mass transceiver.
Weapons Upgrade: 2 fire-linked quantum cannons (24d8 damage; range incr. 6,000 ft.; replaces PL 5 or PL 6 fire-linked weapon system).
Grappling System Upgrade: Tractor beam emitter (replaces grapplers).