Shieldship

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Shieldship
Shieldship.jpg
Navigational Stats
Hyperspeed 1.0
Sublight Speed 30 MGLT
Max Speed 300 km/h
Maneuverability 1.00
Sensors 1
ECM 0
Abilities
Escape Pods n/a
Docking Bay n/a
Hangar Bay n/a
Landing Capacity Landing.gif Yes
Flight Grade Repulsorlifts Repulsor.gif Yes
Graviton Generators n/a
Docking Port DockingPort1.gif 1
Medical Room n/a
Recycling {{{recycling}}}
Weapons/Utilities
Weapons/Utilities n/a
Cargo Stats
Weight 1,000,000 T
Volume 9,000,000 m³
Weight Capacity 20 T
Volume Capacity 120 m³
Max Passengers 5
Party Slot Size 12.00
Hull Statistics
Length 500 m
Hull 5,000
Shield 2,000
Ionic Capacity 5,000
Raw Materials
Raw Material Price 4,601,455 Credits
CP Price: 80,000 CPs AurebeshSans-Serif credit.png
Quantum 1,429
Meleenium 15,000
Ardanium 1,535
Rudic 913
Rockivory n/a
Tibannagas n/a
Varmigio 2,564
Lommite 12
Durelium 855
Bacta n/a
Hibridium n/a
Varium n/a
Affiliations
Affiliation n/a


Designed by scientists of a mining company in the Athega system, the massive Shieldship is an unusual escort vessel for a specific purpose. The concept behind the corvette class ship was to deflect the powerful rays of the Athega sun and protect accompanying ships to the surface of the planet Nkllon.

The bow of the vessel is a disk-shaped, super-cooled armored shield capable of withstanding the thousand degree temperatures and radiation that would melt the hull of most starships. Although from afar the disk appears as a smooth reflective surface, the underlying systems are a network of coolant-laced pipes and tubes. Massive pumps housed near the origin of the shield circulate hundreds of gallons of coolant, while fans embedded in the tips of the twelve protruding fins cool the liquid and allow for further circulation. However, due to the severity of the sun rays that assault the shield, the Shieldship required full replacement of the coolant systems after each voyage to the surface of Nkllon.

Each ship requires a crew of five to successfully operate, due to the complicated systems necessary to keeping the ship cooled. Along with the advanced cooling systems, the ships are also equipped with slave systems which allow the vessel to remotely pilot ships, the primary purpose of the Shieldship. The lack of a docking bay required enslaved ships to have a hyperdrive in order to complete any escort trip.

Aside from the specific use they were designed for, Shieldships have found few other uses throughout the galaxy. Lacking any major cargo capacity and being limited by their slow, stock hyperdrive, any remaining vessels are still commonly used in an escort capacity or purchased for their advanced slaving systems and then scrapped.