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This is the article on the Kushan adaptation. If you are looking for the article on the original model developed by the Taiidan, see Minelayer Corvette. For other uses, see Minelayer Corvette

Minelayer Corvette

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Resolute Minelayer

Ship Information
Classification
Purpose
Minelayer
Ship Type
Corvette
RU Cost
275 RUs
Technical Information
Speed
425 m/s
Armaments
2 x Mine Launcher
Usage
Eras
Affiliation

The Minelayer Corvette is the Kushan minelayer corvette during the Homeworld War and was partially reverse-engineered from the Taiidan Minelayer Corvette.

Background Edit

Minelaying technology was very new during the Homeworld War, even to the Taiidan and so it was great improvisation on Fleet Intelligence's part to copy the Taiidan's methods and apply them to Kushan corvettes. The Kushan, who had adapted remarkably fast to the dynamics of space combat, knew well that it was necessary to exploit all dimensions and that this made designing a defensive mine system difficult.

There are differences between the Resolute and Wodaan minelayer corvettes. Though the concept is the same the Kushan did not actually have a working Wodaan to work from and so improvised. Not knowing that the Wodaan used an electronic identification system , the Kushan instead used a simpler, more crude magnetic tracking device. To avoid friendly fire Kushan vessels were equipped with the proper electric countermeasures systems to redirect a friendly mine's tracking system.

The system, while crude, was quite effective and Kushan mines will do significant damage to any vessel they meet that doesn't destroy them first, particularly slow-moving super capital ship which have little defense against a mine. Once a mine has detected its target it uses a small jet of its plasma bomb interior to propel itself and then slams itself into the defenseless vessel. And, unlike Wodaans, the Resolute was more soundly designed, meaning jamming is almost unheard of. Unfortunately it does have its own problems most notably the fact that the fast rebuild rate of the mines means that the Resolute's more primitive fusion drive is put to their limits.

Tactics Edit

Resolutes are used in three different ways. First, and most often, they are used in defensive formations, dropping mines in boxes or spheres that protect the object inside from attack. They are also often used in offensive attacks called "stalking" in which, with the help of a probe, they wait for enemy vessels and then quickly lay out a minefield in front of an unsuspecting fleet. Furthermore, they can, in the rare cases in which it is necessary, attack enemy ships by swooping in and laying out mines quickly. This leaves them vulnerable, however, to anti-strike craft attacks, and such tactics are rarely recommended.

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Appearances Edit

References Edit

  1. Homeworld: Cataclysm manual
Kushan Ships
Fighters Scout Interceptor Attack Bomber Defender Cloaked Fighter
Corvettes Light Corvette Heavy Corvette Salvage Corvette Repair Corvette Multi-Gun Corvette Minelayer Corvette Ambassador Corvette
Frigates Assault Frigate Support Frigate Ion Cannon Frigate Drone Frigate
Super Capital Ships Destroyer Missile Destroyer Carrier Heavy Cruiser
Non-Combat Ships Resource Collector Resource Controller Probe Research Ship Gravity Generator Cloak Generator Sensors Array

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