Another product of the Fleet 2300 Project, the Austin-class destroyer was designed to bring America to the forefront of small warship technology. While only mounting a single gravitic cannon, two capital laser cannons, and five capital missile launchers on each flank, a squadron of Austins can devastate any warship flown by humanity. They and their Hellcat squadrons became one of the most common sights during The War, and though retired by the American military they continue to serve throughout known space in various roles. Many joined the Cowboys following the Hurst Family Affair and continue to provide heavy fire support for them to this day. They are the most common destroyer in Terran space. Expect to meet them wherever you go.

Austin-class destroyer on Deviantart

Austin miniature on Shapeways