Dragon

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Split Dragon
ClassM6 Corvette
Buy:Distinguished Associate @7,689,771 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)90.6 - 172.1 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)10 - 19 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)2 - 3.8 RPM
Hull Strength48,000 / 192,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 200 MJ (400 MJ)
Shield Reactor2,150 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)530 - 930 @ XL
Laser Capacitor15,700 MJ
Laser Recharge392 / 1,570 (AP) MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Top x 1

Overview[edit]

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.

Background[edit]

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.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

Combat[edit]

The Dragon performs best executing strafing runs, bombarding the target with heavy weapons fire before moving away, turning and beginning again.

Equipment[edit]

Missiles

Availability[edit]

Variant Cho's Defeat Family Njy Family Pride Family Rhy Family Tkr Patriarch's Conclusion Rhonkar's Might Rhonkar's Trial Zyarth's Dominion
Dragon x x x x x x x x x

Suggested Roles[edit]

  • 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.

See Also[edit]


Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M6 Ships
Argon  Centaur
ATF  Vidar
Boron  Hydra
Goner  Truelight Seeker
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Corvette
OTAS  none
Paranid  Nemesis
Pirate  CentaurOsprey
Split  Dragon
Teladi  Osprey
Terran  KatanaSpringblossom
Xenon  P
Yaki  none


Split Navigation
Core Sectors Family Njy | Family Pride | Family Rhonkar | Family Rhy | Family Tkr | Family Zein | Njy's Deception | Patriarch's Conclusion | Rhonkar's Might | Rhy's Crusade | Thuruk's Pride
Border Sectors Cho's Defeat | Contorted Dominion | Family Ryk | Family Whi | Family Zyarth | Ghinn's Escape | Patriarch's Keep | Patriarch's Retreat | Rhonkar's Clouds | Rhonkar's Fire | Rhonkar's Trial | Rhy's Desire | Tharka's Sun | The Shallows | Thuruk's Beard | Thyn's Abyss | Thyn's Excavation | Tkr's Deprivation | Wretched Skies | Zyarth's Dominion | Zyarth's Stand
Capital Ships M1: Raptor | M2: Python | M2+: Pteranodon | M7: Tiger, Panther | M7C: None | M7M: Cobra
Fighters M3: Mamba | M3+: Chimera | M4: Scorpion | M4+: Asp | M5: Jaguar
Escort Ships M6: Dragon | M6+: Heavy Dragon | M8: Viper
Transports TL: Elephant | TM: Boa | TP: Iguana, Ocelot | TS: Caiman | TS+: Drake
Shipyards Cho's Defeat | Family Njy | Family Pride | Family Rhy | Family Tkr | Patriarch's Conclusion | Rhonkar's Might | Rhonkar's Trial | Zyarth's Dominion | Zyarth's Stand (AP only)
Racial Wares Rastar Oil | Chelts Meat | Scruffin Fruits | Spaceflies | Massom Powder