Cheap, quick and powerful, the Dragon is an interesting ship. For experienced pilots, its speed makes it one of the best corvette choices around, but for inexperienced combat pilots, it will quickly explode under sustained fire and is liable to plough into anything in front of it.
It is small and sleek, with a larger than average laser generator but poor turret coverage. A sound choice for bounty hunter and daredevil alike, but new pilots should avoid it.
The Dragon is the Split's main corvette, which suffered early development problems.It was originally going to enter mass production in 754 NT/2924 EY, Unfortunately, the prototype had an inadequately designed reactor casing, which breached and exploded, causing the destruction of the prototype and the original Family Pride shipyard, killing 500 people in the process. The shipyard's surviving 100 crew and workers were saved by the prototype Caiman that was undergoing tests at the facility. It was redesigned and entered in active duty 3 jazuras later, in 758 NT/2928 EY.
The original, in the days of sub-classed weapons systems, was capable of using the Alpha Photon Pulse Cannon, making it more of a 'laser bomber' than a real combat ship. However, the removal of weapon subclasses and the new designs of corvette grade weapons has replaced the old PPC compatibility with newer weapons like the Ion Shard Railgun.
Until 764 NT/2934 EY, the former test pilot and Terracorp's founder Kyle Brennan had a Dragon, the AP Hammer, which he used to rescue his son, Julian, Elena Kho's daughter, Saya and the Boron scientist Mi Ton from a group of Pirates. The ship was later destroyed when he jumped into a Kha'ak Sector, and was abducted by them.
The Dragon performs best executing strafing runs, bombarding the target with heavy weapons fire before moving away, turning and beginning again.
|Variant||Cho's Defeat||Family Njy||Family Pride||Family Rhy||Family Tkr||Patriarch's Conclusion||Rhonkar's Might||Rhonkar's Trial||Zyarth's Dominion|
- Tug: High speed means it can get to locations quickly, a Tractor Beam in main array allows tractoring stations and asteroids. Towing limited to 80 m/s.
|Ships by Class|
|Capital||M1 • M2 / M2+ • M7 / M7M / M7C|
|Escort||M6 / M6+ • M8|
|Fighter||M3 / M3+ • M4 / M4+ • M5|
|Transport||TL • TS / TS+ • TP • TM|
|Pirate||Centaur • Osprey|
|Terran||Katana • Springblossom|