Armor

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Starship and vehicle armor represents Material added to the surface of the vehicle to eliminate or reduce combat damage.

Description / Specifications[edit]

Various types of material are used for armour:

  • Soft Steel: A soft ferrous metal hull.
  • Hard Steel: A harder ferrous alloy metal hull.
  • Composite Laminate: A composite metal-ceramic hull.
  • Light Weight Composite Laminate: A lightweight version of a composite metal-ceramic hull.
  • Crystaliron: A ferrous hull using metal with perfect crystal structure and carefully controlled impurities in order to gain maximum hardness and toughness.
  • Superdense: A hull that has had its molecular structure partially collapsed in a massive artificial gravity field (such as might be encountered in a white dwarf star), which increases its density and strength.
  • Bonded Superdense: Superdense armor with a small induced electronic current to strengthen the internal electron bonds which further increases the hull strength.
  • Coherent Superdense: Bonded superdense armor dynamically manipulated by input from the sensors and the computer so as to polarize the subatomic forces in the the hull molecules, thereby presenting maximum penetration resistance to the specific striking weapon.

Armor Factor: Represents the thickness of the hull. In the case of planetoid hulls, an automatic hull armor factor is already present.

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