Craft: Earth Alliance/Earthforce Aegis Orbital Defense Platform Type: Automated orbital defense weapons platform Scale: Capital Dimensions: -Length: 100m Skill: Weapons platform operations: Aegis Crew: 0 (Automated or controlled from other location) Crew Skill: Sensors 5D, Capital ship gunnery 5D, Capital ship piloting 2D, Starship gunnery 5D Passengers: N/A Cargo Capacity: N/A Consumables: N/A Cost: Not available for sale Hyperspace Jump Engines: No Nav Computer: No Maneuverability: 1D Speed: -Space: 1 -Atmosphere: N/A Hull: 4D Shields: N/A Sensors: -Passive: 25/0D -Scan: 50/1D -Search: 100/2D -Focus: 2/2D+2
WEAPONS: Particle Beam Cannon Location: Mounted on forward hull Fire Arc: Front Crew: 0 (Automated) Skill: Capital ship gunnery Scale: Capital Fire Control: 3D Range: -Space: 3-15/36/75 -Atmosphere: 6-30/72/150km Damage: 9D Rate Of Fire: 1/4
Heavy Anti-Ship Missile Battery Location: Mounted in forward hull Fire Arc: Front Crew: 0 (Automated) Skill: Capital ship gunnery Scale: Capital Fire Control: 3D Range: -Space: 2-10/20/40 -Atmosphere: 4-20/40/80km Damage: 8D Ammo: 15 Rate Of Fire: 1 to 5
2 Light Anti-Ship Missile Batteries Location: Mounted on hull sides Fire Arc: Front Crew: 0 (Automated) Skill: Capital ship gunnery Scale: Capital Fire Control: 4D Range: -Space: 2-12/30/60 -Atmosphere: 4-24/60/120km Damage: 6D Ammo: 96 Rate Of Fire: -Light Salvo: 1 to 6 -Medium Salvo: 7 to 12 (-1D Fire Control) -Heavy Salvo: 13 to 18 (-2D Fire Control) -Full Salvo: 24 (-3D Fire Control, then rotate) Special: Must use 1 round to rotate battery after every 24 missiles fired.
3 Pulse Cannons Location: Mounted around hull Fire Arc: Turret Crew: 0 (Automated) Skill: Starship gunnery Scale: Starfighter Fire Control: 3D Range: -Space: 1-3/12/24 -Atmosphere: 100-300/1.2/2.4km Damage: 5D Rate Of Fire: 3
The Aegis orbital defense platforms were Earthforce's last line of defence and were a major component in Earth planetary defense grid.
The platforms feature an array of medium and long range missiles as well as an extremely powerful particle beam weapon. On its own, a single Aegis has enough firepower to wipe out the entire eastern seaboard of North America. Collectively, the planetary defense grid has the potential to level up to 40% of the Earth's populated surface using its particle beam weaponry.
The name of the Aegis is derived from Tim Earls' concept art.
OTHER INFO: Status: Active (as of Drakh attack on Earth, 2266) Affiliation: Earth Alliance Class: Orbital Defense Platform Crew: Unmanned Jump Capable: No Weapons: -Primary: Particle Beam cannon -Secondary: Anti-ship missiles, 3 pulse cannons
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