ECM Hardened Missile

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HMX5 Missile
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Size (metres, WxHxL) 1.4 x 1.4 x 8.0
Maximum speed 0.75 LM
Maneuverability Roll: 10.0
Pitch: 8.0
Explosive yield 4500 GJ
Blast radius 250 m
OXP or standard Standard
Cost 350.0 ₢
TL Availability 10
Missile bay icons: Missile, ECM-hardened missile, Quirium cascade bomb, Repair nanobots (oxp), Salvage missile (oxp)

Overview

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.

Development

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.

Availability

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




Oolite Equipment
Standard Equipment
Astrogation ConsoleCargo HoldCompassEnergy banksEngine/Main Drive • HUDIFF ScannerLife Support SystemsMissilePulse LaserShieldsShip's HullTorus Jump DriveView Screen • Witchspace/Hyperspace Drive
Optional Equipment
Advanced Navigational ArrayAdvanced Space CompassCargo Bay ExpansionDocking ComputersE.C.M. SystemEscape PodExtra Energy UnitExternal Heat ShieldingFuel ScoopsGalactic HyperdriveIntegrated Targeting SystemMilitary Shield EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemNaval Energy UnitPassenger BerthScanner Targeting EnhancementShield BoostersTarget System Memory ExpansionWitchdrive Fuel InjectorsWormhole Scanner
Weapons
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