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The Pegasus-class vessel is used by the Nivenian Empire primarily to shoot down enemy missiles using flak artillery - guns that shoot shells designed to explode with relatively low yield before they impact the target, thus making fast-moving objects like missiles easier to hit, but at a huge detriment to their effectiveness against other large armored ships. This makes them great to have on the battlefield, but only to escort larger ships and shoot down missiles and never to directly fight enemy ships.

While the ship is almost invulnerable to plasma weapons, and has a strong defense against kinetics, it is weak against lasers and electron beans. Due to the nature of this ship's role in combat, it is unlikely that two of these would ever fight each other head-to-head. Still these ships are usually taken out by imparting massive amounts of momentum through thermonuclear bombardment until the crew of the ship is killed from the massive accelerations.

History[]

Armament[]

Main Components[]

Component Number Component type Other information
Protium Fusion Reactor 1 Power generation 10 GW to 120 TW output
Main Protium Fusion Rocket 1 Main engine
  • 1.00 TN thrust
  • 8,500,000 m/s delta-V in onboard fuel
Protium Fusion Thurster-Turret 150 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 750 GHz processing power, 400 GB RAM, 2700 1U pizzabox servers.
Life Support bay 2 Gravity, Food, Air, and Water generation 6.00 m/s^2 gravity, maximum sustainable crew 375,000.

Weapons[]

Weapon name Number Weapon type Energy Fire rate
Main Protium Fusion Rocket 1 Plasma 15 EW Continuous
Protium Fusion Thurster-Turret 125 Plasma 16 PW Continuous
Medium Missile Launchers 25,000 Explosive 850 PJ Single-use
Flak Artillery 4,000 Kinetic, Point-defense 100 GJ 25 Hz

Armor[]

Armor material Thicknesss Energy to rupture Laser Resistance Energy to melt
CANT-TI Alloy 8.0 m 9.6 GJ/m^2 30 % reflectivity 47.3 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 Serpent-class destroyers in service Production capacity per month (number currently in production per month)
Nivenian Empire 100,000,000 300,000 (150,000)
Sublime Grubmolian State* 1,000,000 (sans QCD shields, +100% armor) 42,000 (Unknown)

*Given to them in a trade deal in 34 NE

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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