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1 Type VI Phaser Arrays
Auto modulated 6-Axis Shield Grid (fore, aft, dorsal, ventral, starboard and port)
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The Oberth class science frigate is one of the older classes that was succeeded by the Nova class. Designed to be a light scout vessel to go investigate scientific phenomenon, she is barely armed, and very vulnerable to enemy fire.
Notably, the USS Grissom was destroyed by a Klingon Bird of Prey after just two disruptor blasts, even with her shields up. Whilst her shields have been improved since this event, when faced with danger, the ship is to flee, rather than fight.
Equipped with a vast array of scientific equipment and suites, this ship is still popular with the Science academy's and still finds use.