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The Protector-class corvette is a vessel used primarily to protect internal trade routes in the Nivenian Empire. Perhaps the most numerous ship in the Nivenian Navy, they are the only ships that typically do not participate in national wars, and they are also the only ship to work closely with the security forces of the various corporations within the Nivenian Empire. Their main purpose in battle is the usage of missiles and flak artillery to intercept would-be pirates and prevent missiles from reaching trade 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 1.5 GW to 16 TW output
Main Protium Fusion Rocket 1 Main engine
  • 200 GN thrust
  • 8,500,000 m/s delta-V in onboard fuel
Protium Fusion Thurster-Turret 150 Reaction Control Systems 200 MN 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 100 GHz processing power, 50 GB RAM, 360 1U pizzabox servers.
Life Support bay 2 Gravity, Food, Air, and Water generation 6.00 m/s^2 gravity, maximum sustainable crew 30,000.

Weapons[]

Weapon name Number Weapon type Energy Fire rate
Main Protium Fusion Rocket 1 Plasma 3 EW Continuous
Protium Fusion Thurster-Turret 125 Plasma 3 PW Continuous
Medium Missile Launchers 3,000 Explosive 850 PJ Single-use
Flak Artillery 800 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. 12 Quantum Chromodynamic Shield 8 90 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 Protector-class corvettes in service Production capacity per month (number currently in production per month)
Nivenian Empire 1,750,000,000 10,000,000 (6,000,000)
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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