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The Griffon-class Battleship forms the bulk of the Nivenian Navy, and is the "iconic Nivenian Ship" for most of the Gigaquadrant. In the style of most Nivenian ships, it resembles a large gray cuboid, much longer than tall of wide. The main armament of the Griffon-class battleship is composed of the narrow-beam protium rocket and the ship's fusion missile batteries. It is the main front-line ship in most Nivenian fleets, ready to be thrown at the enemy with millions of others.

While the ship is almost invulnerable to plasma weapons, and has a strong defense against kinetics, it is weak against lasers and electron beans. The ship has plasma weapons and thermonuclear missiles comprising its armament, leading to them notably only being able to harm each other by imparting massive amounts of momentum through thermonuclear bombardment until the crew of the other ship is killed from the massive accelerations.

History[]

Armament[]

Main Components[]

Component Number Component type Other information
Protium Fusion Reactor 1 Power generation 60 GW to 800 TW output
Main Protium Fusion Rocket 1 Main engine
  • 6.25 TN thrust
  • 8,500,000 m/s delta-V in onboard fuel
Protium Fusion Thurster-Turret 1000 Reaction Control Systems 1 GN thrust each
Interstellar ramjet 1 Fuel extraction and refining
  • Minimum effective speed 5,000,000 m/s
  • Maximum effective speed 32,000,000 m/s
Basic Computer System 1 Computer System 5.0 THz processing power, 2.5 TB RAM, 18000 1U pizzabox servers.
Life Support bay 2 Gravity, Food, Air, and Water generation 6.00 m/s^2 gravity, maximum sustainable crew 2,500,000.

Weapons[]

Weapon name Number Weapon type Energy Fire rate
Main Protium Fusion Rocket 1 Plasma 100 EW Continuous
Protium Fusion Thurster-Turret 1,000 Plasma 16 PW Continuous
Medium Missile Launchers 1,500,000 Explosive 850 PJ Single-use
Xtra-Large Missile Launchers 5,000 Explosive 2.1 ZJ Single-use

Armor[]

Armor material Thicknesss Energy to rupture Laser Resistance Energy to melt
CANT-TI Alloy 16.0 m 19.2 GJ/m^2 30 % reflectivity 94.6 GJ/m^2
Reflective Plating 0.5 m 2.5 MJ/m^2 98 % 7.2 GJ/m^2

Shields[]

Shield Backups Energy rating Resistances Vulnerabilities
Mk. 10 Quantum Chromodynamic Shield 8 15 TJ/mol quarks maximum rating Most plasma and kinetic weapons Lasers, electron beams, things with a whole lot of momentum

Affiliation[]

Empire name Number of Griffon-class battleships in service Production capacity per month (number currently in production per month)
Nivenian Empire 96,000,000 200,000 (100,000)
General Information
Nivenian History after Dekemurios 32, 20 NE
Nivenia Space Core Systems (within 3.2 light-years)
Nivenia Space Rouge Planets
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