Pteranodon

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Split Pteranodon
ClassM2+ Super Heavy Destroyer
Buy: Inner Circle of Rhonkar @92,600,480 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)50.0 - 75.0 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)8 - 12 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)0.8 - 1.3 RPM
Hull Strength5,000,000
Max. Shield (Total)5 x 2 GJ (10,000 MJ)
Shield Reactor15,000 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)8,500 - 8,500 @ XL
Laser Capacitor300,000 MJ
Laser Recharge5,997 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Right x 8
                                                                                                         Left x 8
                                                                                                         Back x 4
Docking
16 M3+-M5

Overview[edit]

The Split Pteranodon was introduced in Albion Prelude patch 3.0 and is currently the fastest M2/M2+ available. It costs the same as the Split Python.

Description[edit]

The Pteranodon was originally designed by Family Chin, and the original three prototypes were deployed in the sector of Patriarch's Retreat to try to stop Rhonkar t'Ncct's coup. However, they were unsuccessful, and all three prototypes were destroyed. Using the schematics that were acquired at the end of the last Split civil war, the Pteranodon was designed to be one of the most advanced ships ever made. This drew the attention of Patriarch Rhonkar who commissioned it for exclusive use as his flagship. However due to the increasingly hostile state of the galaxy these ships were put into production for use by the most trusted Split captains.

Physical Characteristics[edit]

The Pteranodon has the same dagger like shape like the all Split ships, the only difference it posseses is the "wings" on his broadside body.

Combat[edit]

The Pteranodon is strongly suited for hit and run tactics, since it is the only destroyer with non-turret player controllable, front weapons, but with weaker broadsides. The Pteranodon has heavy reliance on its 16 fighter wing in sustained battles against other capital ships, since its broadside may only mount ISR and the super elusive PALC. However, if the broadsides are loaded with PALCs, the near-instant hit of the beam weapon, combined with the fastest steering of all destroyers, allows the Pteranodon to dodge enemy capital ship fire with ease (and 10GJ of shielding for security), while maintaining constant damage with PALCs, making the Pteranodon very deadly in the hands of the player.

Its left, right and forward weapon systems can all be brought to bear on a single target if that target is in front of the ship. This allows a massive amount of damage to be dealt to forward targets at long ranges (If mounting PPC+PALC). Because of the relatively low energy consumption of PALCs and the Pteranodon's strong laser recharge this damage can be maintained indefinitely.

Equipment[edit]

Missiles

Availability[edit]

Availability
Variant Zyarth's Stand Patriarch's Conclusion Rhonkar's Trial
Pteranodon X X X

Suggested Roles[edit]

With his high speed, and large fighter wing, this ship is best used in hit and run tactics, and is best controlled by the player.

Please note: Be aware that a full set of PALCs will block your vision when firing towards a target in front of the ship. Due to the sheer number that can be mounted, it can also cause a significant reduction in frame rate, even on higher end machines.

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
M2+ Ships
Argon  none
ATF  Valhalla
Boron  Megalodon
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  none
Paranid  none
Pirate  none
Split  Pteranodon
Teladi  none
Terran  Kyoto
Xenon  I
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