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Mk IX Sentinel Mine

design by Kyle Platte

These mines have been made to meet the joint Regency-Aslan requirements for a remotely deployable space-minefield that can be produced at TL-14. It is a modified version of the old Imperial Mk III with slightly downgraded endurance. Because its warhead, sensor performance and programming are identical to the original Mk III, the layout and deployment of these mines has not changed. Because of the decreased fuel supply in Mk IX mines, some Navy advisors are pushing for minefield maintenance every eight years rather than ten, to prevent degradation of minefield strength. Fleet limitations will likely prevent this in remote areas of the Regency and Aslan controlled space.

Sentinels will gradually replace all MkIII minefields in areas patrolled by both Aslan and Regency patrols.

Mk IX Sentinel Mine

General Data

Displacement: 0.1 tons Hull Armor: 10
Length: 1 meters Volume: 2 m3
Price: 2.11821 MCr Target Size: SM
Configuration: SL Cylinder Tech Level: 14
Mass: 2.9893

Engineering Data

Power Plant: 0.75 Mw fusion reactor 0.336 Mw/hr battery (good for 24 hours continuous operation)
Jump Performance: 0
Jump Fuel: 0 m3
G-Rating: 0.16
G-Turns: 0.6
Maint: 0


Computer: TL 13a Robot Brain
Logic: High Autonomous
Command: Full
Intelligence: 4
Commo: None, but capable of receiving through PEMS
Avionics: None
Sensors: 15,000 km PEMS
Controls: None


Offensive 500kt nuclear pumped x-ray laser
Defensive: None
Master Fire Directors: None


Life Support: None
Grav Compensation: None
Crew: None
Crew Accommodations: None
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities: None
Cargo: 0 m3 Large Cargo Hatches
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: None
Air Locks: None


0.843 m3Fuel Tankage.

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