The Jodinf series cruiser family is the workhorse of the Wodef Enclave fleet. Like all Enclave ship designs, the Jodinf family is built around central core, to which weapons and systems are added to emplaced hardpoints. The hardpoints are not strictly modular in that they cannot be refitted after construction (at least not without a full regular overhaul and refit). However, given the Enclave’s small size and corresponding smaller number of shipyards, it enables their main shipyards to concentrate on building the core hulls, which can then be sent to subsidiary shipyards for the final outfitting. It also allows new class variants to be designed relatively quickly. This method, though somewhat unorthodox, allows the Enclave to field a smaller, but powerful navy while reducing the amount of component or hull variety.
This approach is not without its drawbacks. The hardpoint systems can be prone to difficulties, especially with new designs and power connections especially have been known to cause period issues with the vessels. The Enclave’s tendency to tinker does not assist this issue, and sometimes an upgrade will fix one issue only to introduce (or re-introduce) another.
In the Jodinf, these issues have been almost entirely worked out and the vessel is considered one of the most reliable warships in the fleet. It has above-average armour and shielding for a vessel of its size, though typically for Wodef vessels, strictly average manoeuvrability.
It shows the typical features of a Wodef Enclave vessel. Rather than use the ventral thermal exhaust port like Xyriats use, the Wodefs instead use a large ventral radiator block, which covers the majority of the bottom of the vessel. This allows thermal dispersion over a wider area, and less of vulnerable spot. However, it also means that the exhaust is not as efficient, and the Enclave vessels are incapable of using the exhaust in some of the non-standard ways the Xyriats have been known to. (Such as a crude engine or plasma torch.)
In place of the Xyriat Hegemonic Navy’s distinctive dish, which serves both as shield grid and Garrast-Viyroub FTL Drive, the Wodef Enclave fleet has a more standard shield grid. The role of GVD focussing device is instead fulfilled by a coil. This is mounted around the central cylindrical core that forms the centre of a Wodef vessel.
The Jodinf-Kaylo configuration is the one of most commonly seen. This version is the standard warship. The primary offense is provided by the forward hardpoint mounts, which consist of six Dalaon 348M Heavy Lazer Projectors, granting a considerable weight of fire. The six side hardpoints are occupied by Gerfery 279 Heavy Lazer Cannons on 0151-class turret mounts.
The upper hull hardpoints are occupied by two fleet-standard Solon Missile Pods for extended range firepower. A third pod is mounted over the upper spar, slightly behind them.
Running along the sides of the central core are two Faypri Railgun arrays. The Faypri arrays use a trio of lighter railguns, fired in sequence. Faypri arrays are clearly recognisable by their open accelerator channels. The merits of such a system over a more conventional single, enclosed weapon barrel are debated. The Faypri was an experiment to begin to catch up to Xyriat railgun technology, which is significantly more compact. In practise, the Faypri is popular with the Enclave military because of its lower price tag – but less popular with the engineering crews, since it is more prone to failure or battle-damage.
Completing the weapon fit are twelve Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets, the standard point-defence laser weapon of the enclave.
All these weapons are guided by the Kil-Dusi-Paor 9 firecontrol system, a series of targeting computer and semi-sentient software almost without peer. This allows the Jodinf-Kaylo’s main weapons the same accuracy as the point-defence weaponry of the galaxy’s mid-range technology tiers, making it a highly dangerous opponent.