By the standards of the pre-war Royal Manticoran Navy (1900 PD), they were a decent design. By 1922 PD, these vessels became obsolete in the more modern battle environment of the Havenite-Manticoran Wars, both where their offensive and defensive capabilities and their personnel requirements were concerned. (HH12)
Rescue procedure and smallcrafts
Scientist class and Vega class were equipped with number of small crafts and life pods, enabling the evacuation of 5,000 of their crew. The number of small crafts carried by the class was larger than the average number carried in the Royal Manticoran Navy as of 1900 PD.
Solarian small crafts were outdated and were larger than their Manticoran counterparts.
The Vega class was basically a repeat Scientist-class with a couple of additional missile tubes. (HH12)
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