The Huginn is the latest in a long line of solid USN battleships. Initially designed as a heavy support vessel, the Huginn sports amazing firepower in the form of its eight medium rail-turrets, which form the core of its impressive firepower. The Huginn's biggest weakness is its reliance on energy weapons for the bulk of its short-range combat ability. Despite carrying two capital class plasma-beam cannons in its frontal array, the Huginn is often at a disadvantage when battling more maneuverable vessels, specifically frigates. Huginn squadrons are often deployed as shock units, forcing a breakthrough in enemy formations which can be exploited by the rest of a battlegroup.
Defensively, Huginns suffer at long range. While their ten LR-Torpedo tubes and eight rail-turrets do give them significant striking power, their dorsal and anterior point-defense coverage is lacking. As a result, the ships turrets and hull-mounted equipment are vulnerable. Still, with a proper escort, Huginns are among the most dangerous ships in the USN arsenal.
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