Here is a list of basic standard naval technology so we won't get confused next time we post an UNE/COP Ship MOC.
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Coalition of Planets Ships (CPS):
Magnetic Accelerator Projectile Driver (MAPD)- Weaponry. "Venerable and ancient MAPDs are very similar, but more advanced, to Coil Guns. (The name was changed from Halo's "MAC" to avoid copyright infringement.)" From Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great.
Shielding- Same as UNE's, yet more advanced. Special note from Awesome:
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great If you try to go Star Wars or Star Trek, I will crucify you.
COP Warp Space- FTL. "Basically tearing a hole into another dimension and travelling through there, until you get to a point matching the one you want in real space, and tearing a hole back to reality. It's not the most accurate, thus why a faster, more accurate, but greatly shortened distance Thyrendi Cross-Space Drives are more commonly used." From Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great.
United Nations of Earth Navy (UNEN):
Coil Guns- Weaponry. "type of projectile accelerator that consists of one or more coils used as electromagnets in the configuration of a synchronous linear electric motor which accelerate a magnetic projectile to high velocity." From [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coilgun]
Experimental Magnetic Countermeasures (EMCs)- Shielding. A magnetic generator that creates an electromagnetic "atmosphere" that protects from radiation, asteroids, and enemy fire. Unfortunately, the bigger or more concentrated the object is, the harder it is to repel it. These are normally at a very low setting; just enough to protect from minor radiation. But; when near a pulsar, asteroid field, or enemy contact; a higher setting is turned on. This concerves energy.
Tachyon Bubble- FTL. The space around the ship is converted into Tachyons, like a bubble. The "Tachyon Bubble" protects the ship during high speed, so theres no need for 20 meter thick armor. How it works is that the ship uses the same generator it uses for its EMCs to make the "bubble." The Tachyons are concentrated in one direction and everything outside the bubble moves normally, but inside, it moves just as fast as the Tachyons. (Remember, Tachyons are theoretical particles that move faster than light.)
Thrust Vectoring- Used for direction. "the ability of a vehicle to manipulate the direction of the thrust from its engine(s) or motor in order to control the attitude or angular velocity of the vehicle." From [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust_vectoring]
Ion Thruster- Basic forward motion. (Slower than light) "A form of electric propulsion used for spacecraft propulsion that creates thrust by accelerating ions. The method of accelerating the ions varies, but all designs take advantage of the charge/mass ratio of the ions. This ratio means that relatively small potential differences can create very high exhaust velocities. This reduces the amount of fuel required, but increases the amount of specific power required." (The power thing isn't an issue when you have NFCs.)
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