Cluster Mine

Model: Lorrad Corp. Cluster Mine
Type: Space Mine
Scale: Speeder
Length: 2.5m
Cost: 3,500 Credits
Hull: 3D

Search: 25/3D


Laser Cannon
Fire Arc: Turret
Scale: Starfighter
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmosphere Range: 1-300/1.2/2.5km
Damage: 4D

Notes: Once a vessel has been detected by the Cluster Mine, it will fire once a round at the nearest target during that round using 4D Starship Gunnery. Once deployed the mine will fire indiscriminately upon any starship in its range, unless it is deactivated.

Capsule: Lorrad Corp. developed the Cluster Mine to provide the Empire with a mine that could be deployed to protect restricted areas of space for an extended period of time. At two and a half meters long, the mine is roughly cylindrical in shape with a pair of centrally positioned multi-directional solar panels. The solar panels recharge the mine's batteries giving the mine a life expectancy of five years.

A laser turret is mounted on the nose of the mine, whilst mounted at the rear is a micro thruster module. These two systems allow the mine to target any starship within its range.

Once deployed, the mine is activated by the minelayer via an activation Comm signal. This is usually done after the minelayer has deployed all the mines and is outside the sensor range of the mines. Once activated the mine will fire indiscriminately upon any starship in its range. The activation signal is a unique signal programmed into each of the mines before deployment. This signal is also used to deactivate the mines.

The Cluster Mine has been quite successful and has been used to guard areas all over the Galaxy. The technology incorporated into the Cluster Mine was later used in developing Lorrad Corp.'s Auto Defence Laser (ADL).

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