External Heat Shielding

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This is a coating applied to the hull to give protection from frictional atmospheric heating. It does not affect the defensive properties of the hull. It is most useful for those who regularly use their Fuel Scoops to collect fuel from suns, as it significantly increases the amount of time a ship can survive close to the sun, and may be essential for slower ships.

It is also a prerequisite for acquiring planetary landing capabilities (if Planetfall OXP is installed).

It costs 1,500 ₢. and is available at Tech Level 5 or higher.


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
Beam LaserECM Hardened MissileEnergy BombMilitary LaserMining LaserMissilePulse LaserQuirium Cascade MineTwin Plasma Cannon