ECM Hardened Missile
|Size (metres, WxHxL)||1.4 x 1.4 x 8.0|
|Maximum speed||0.75 LM|
|Explosive yield||4500 GJ|
|Blast radius||250 m|
|OXP or standard||Standard|
At last, a missile that stands an excellent chance of doing its job, as opposed to its usually futile predecessor. This weapon often proves its worth, but at a cost that makes stingy commanders hesitate to use them.
Missiles were fast becoming useless as every pilot who expected to get in a dog-fight would have the Thargoid-inspired E.C.M. Systems installed. The growing number of missile-refunds paid out to dissatisfied customers made extremely depressing reading to the missile-manufacturing industry.
It was even declared that missile technology was a science of the ancient past, and remote controlled craft were to be the next big thing. The secret development of the ECM-hardened HMX5 homing missile, by Faulcon de Lacy, followed by great surprise as it was unveiled, has put missiles back on wish lists of Naval requisition officers everywhere.
FdL is back in business and stocks are up.
Price to fit: 350.0 ₢. Techlevel: 10 Mounts one ECM-Hardened missile.
Price to remove: 20.0 ₢ Techlevel: 1 Unmounts all missiles and re-sells them at full market value.
see also Missile tactics - How to get best use of a hardened missile
- Fons et origo of this missile (2005)
- Slang - see Hardhead