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Last Updated June 24, 2007
Keskmaada Dreadnought


Courata Imperium
Class Capital Ship
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 1767
Out of Service n/a
Source Silhouettes in the Shadows
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated February 20, 2005
Keskmaada Dreadnought
Contact with the Vendrizzi and acquisition of jump technology revolutionized the Courata’s outlook on their dreadnought construction programs. Vendrizzi battleships dwarfed their own dreadnoughts and heavy cruisers, a fact that was disconcerting to the Courata. They had prided themselves on their fleets of massive, death-dealing starships. The realization that their fleet of dreadnoughts was but toys compared to the likes of the Vendrizzi was quite humbling. Not ones to be outdone by anyone, the Courata studied what they could of the Vendrizzi naval structure and began adopting it to their own forces. In several cases, the Vendrizzi were willing to assist and sell key technologies to the Courata in order to aid them in their pursuit of the stars. Many of these Vendrizzi-derived advances would find their home in the new Keskmaada Dreadnought.

Keskmaada Dreadnought was truly a technological wonder. It was the first Courata capital ship to make use of an advanced fusion-powered drive system, replacing the Courata’s traditional, primitive hydrogen/helium reaction drives. Vendrizzi technical specialists were of great help in adapting the fusion drives for Courata fleet use. The Vendrizzi had themselves operated similar fusion engines during their early spacefaring period, though they had since abandoned them in favor of more esoteric gravitic drives. These new drives provided the ship with unmatched strategic and tactical speed, a major advantage in combat.

The Keskmaada supplemented its arsenal of four HET lasers with new turreted laser blasters. Laser blasters did only a little more damage than a neutral particle beam blast, but they did so at range. This gave skilled Keskmaada captains the ability to maintain a slow but steady bombardment of the target, cycling his laser blasters in such a way to keep fire pouring down on the enemy.

The only major flaw in the Keskmaada’s design proved to be its lack of rear-firing weaponry. This problem was never adequately addressed by the Courata, but the introduction of heavily armored escorts, such as the Imhra, minimized the severity of the flaw.

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Keskmaada Dreadnought - SCS
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