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The Wasp-class corvette is a vessel used primarily to fire large missiles at enemy ships, while having enough thrust to evade enemy fire. It is primarily found in massive swarms of thousands to hundreds of thousands of ships, usually clustered around one to five much larger ships. The larger ship provides artillery support from long range and maneuvers slowly, while the Wasp-class corvettes shell attacking vessels in coordinated strikes to destroy enemies, and maneuver quickly to avoid getting hit themselves.

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. Worse still for combat between two ships of this type, Wasp-class corvettes can easily evade the massive missiles found on other Wasp-class corvettes - they are designed for fighting larger ships, and for fighting in swarms.

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
Xtra-Large Missile Launchers 200 Explosive 2.1 ZJ Single-use

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 Wasp-class corvettes in service Production capacity per month (number currently in production per month)
Nivenian Empire 1,250,000,000 4,000,000 (1,000,000)
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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