鹦鹉螺

由圣盾动力制造的Large飞船


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生产状态
鹦鹉螺
制造商圣盾动力 (AEGS)
英文名Nautilus
定位Minelayer
尺寸Large
借用载具锤头鲨, 复仇者 泰坦
载量
载人量4 – 8
载货量64 SCU
价格
购买
无法购买
单船价格
$725
原始售价
$725
战争债券
$675
原始战争债券售价
$675
可用性
限时销售
索赔时间
不可用
租用
无法租用
规格数据
长度
125 m
宽度
72 m
高度
21.6 m
质量
13,526,320 kg
载具血量
未获取数据
最大氢燃料量
未获取数据
最大速度
未获取数据
传闻
初次出现公元2549年; 405年 前 (2549)

The Aegis Nautilus is a large military minelayer ship, with fully-integrated mine-deployment, sweeping and disarming capabilities. Originally introduced in 2549, the ship has had centuries of refinement until reintroduced in 2949 for its 400th anniversary.[1]

Brochure description

Although not classically desirable like some of Aegis' most famous ex-military craft and initially considered a niche necessity of distant outposts, the serious firepower and long-range capability made it a surprise hit.

Specifications

Radarnav.svg雷达
1x
S3
L Radar
N/A
Computernav.svg电脑
2x
S2
M Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svg发电机
2x
S3
L Power Plant
N/A
Coolernav.svg冷却器
2x
S3
L Cooler
N/A
Shieldgeneratornav.svg护盾生成器
3x
S3
L Shield Generator
N/A

Quantumdrivenav.svg量子驱动器
1x
S3
L Quantum Drive
N/A
Jumpdrivenav.svg跳跃驱动器
1x
S3
L Jump Module
N/A
Fuelintakenav.svg加油口
2x
S3
L Fuel Intake
N/A
Fueltanknav.svg燃料箱
1x
S3
L Fuel Tank
N/A
Quantumfueltanknav.svg量子燃料箱
2x
S3
L Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A
2x
S3
Main Thruster
N/A
4x
S3
VTOL Thruster
N/A
2x
S3
Retro Thruster
N/A
12x
S2
Fixed Maneuvering Thruster
N/A

Turretnav.svgTurrets
1x
S7
Manned Turret Forward-Facing
N/A
2x
SX
Empty hardpoint
N/A
2x
S3
Side Turret
N/A
4x
SX
Empty hardpoint
N/A
1x
S3
Belly Turret (Missile Racks)
N/A
2x
SX
Empty hardpoint
N/A

Features

  • Mine Control Room: A fully-developed control room for the queuing and deployment of the Nautilus' payload.
  • Crew Comfort: A mess hall, crew quarters, and captain's quarters are designed for long-term comfort on deep-space missions and operations.
  • Defensive Turrets: three manned turrets with 2x S3 guns each, and a front-mounted manned turret with S7 guns keeps the Nautilus protected in the hottest of deployment or disarming zones.[1]

Deployables

Image Type Description
Nautilus - Homing Mine - TransparentCropped.png
Homing Mine The Firestorm Kinetics Tephra Homing Mine is a mine that once within range, will move towards the target and detonate. Its primary role is to establish a defensive perimeter. This mine has the same destructive power as a size 5 torpedo.
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NEMO Drone The Saga Datasystems NEMO Drone (Neutralize and Employ Mine Ordnance) is a drone specifically designed for the task of identifying, deactivating and collecting deployed mines. In accordance with amendment 17c1 of the Militia Mobilization Initiative, a mine retrieval device must be present and functional aboard all armed minelaying craft.
Nautilus - Sentry Mine - TransparentCropped.png
Sentry Mine The Behring VLR-11 Sentry Mine is a mine fitted with weapons that will fire on hostile targets when within range. Its primary role is perimeter defense. The sentry can house 2x size 2 guns.

History

The Nautilus was introduced in 2549, at a time when tensions between the 地球联合帝国 and the recently discovered Xi'an empire had increased. Before that time, space mines were slowly coming to prominence as an effective form of defense. Particularly during the First Tevarin War, where combat engineers utilized repurposed freighters and troop transporters to deploy improvised proximity mines. Taking this as inspiration, initial concepts of the ship featured expansive holds for large volumes of explosive distribution. However, feedback from the crew themselves led Aegis to focus on precision over volume instead.

After its debut, in the midst of the Human-Xi'an conflict, the ship was utilized in countless successful missions along the 佩里防线 between 2550 and 2793. Despite this, the Nautilus ships were far from refined. Aegis would remedy that over the following generations. One such improvement was the addition of a conveyor belt in 2555. This would move mines into place for deployment. Previously this would have been done with a trolley system, and proved too slow and cumbersome. But even the belts had its problems, as they would often jam. In 2601 this was replaced with an overhead rail system. This system proved itself very useful in Operation Blindside by the naval ship Peace. This operation is noted for the heavy mining of the Tohil asteroid belt that resulted in the accidental elimination of the violent pirate crew the Big Hats. Later revisions saw the addition of a sentry mine, which proved successful in being a more sustainable and less destructive counterpart to the proximity mines. Even the onboard facilities evolved much over time. Original Nautilus models had a lower payload capacity, because they were mostly designed for short runs. As technology advanced, and crews became more precise and strategic, the need to return home to rearm was decreased. The quarters and facilities were soon expanded for much longer tours.

During the Second Tevarin War, the Nautilus was given its first real test in open warfare. The ship was originally designed to deter traditional battles rather than to participate in them. The extreme aggression of the Tevarin forced Aegis to adapt and refine their proximity mines. Homing functionality saw its first iterations, and proved useful and enduring. In spite of (and thanks to) a handful of missteps (like a backfiring mine during the battle of Voska), this period provided an unprecedented opportunity to refine form and function of the Nautilus.

"As our situation changes, we must adapt in order to effectively address the shifting priorities, strategies, and ferocity of our enemies, whoever they may be. As we strive to adapt designs to suit these ends, we hope to use the combined knowledge of past contention to continue refining the Nautilus, its systems, and its capabilities, with the ultimate goal of creating a package versatile enough to effortlessly adapt on the fly to any conceivable threat or situation."
Mila Aukerman, Lead Development Engineer[1]

The Battle of Centauri also featured a primary role for the Nautilus, although often not covered in schooling. In the time preceding the famous battle, valuable intel was intercepted detailing the enemy's attack plans, and a sapper squadron named the Blackhearts, used this intel to lay fields of proximity charges at key entry points around the system. They intentionally left subtle routes through this 'maze' that allowed UEE interdiction units to lure the enemy into the minefield. This destruction caused a large portion of the enemy forces to not reach the battle and ultimately lead to the UEE's victory.

Even since the fateful Vega conflict with the 剜度氏族 in 2945, the Nautilus played a crucial role in many battles in the ongoing Vanduul War, even though much of the sapper crews came and went unnoticed. One such example is the mission known as the Hellkite Run. Its purpose was to cut off Vanduul escape routes out of Oberon. An entire Vanduul squadron was eliminated trying leave the system to refuel and rearm. To this day, Nautilus sapper crews continue to maintain defense of the Oberon system, amongst others.

When the UEE announced their Militia Mobilization Initiative in 2946, Aegis started declassifying and marketing the ship to the general public. Due to several incidents involving private ships being damaged and lost when visiting systems previously touched by war, one amendment to the initiative stipulates that all currently in-production ships with minelaying functionality must be equipped with the means to disarm and/or remove their payloads. One example of such an incident is the loss of astronomer Katherine Ellen and her crew. their ship was destroyed during a live broadcast detailing the dangers of travel routes through the 哈德良星系, caused by a disturbed mine. After the amendment, previously dangerous locations can be more easily cleared of residual ordnance. The latest 2949 edition of the Nautilus therefore comes standard with a minesweeping drone. [1]

Model

Special editions

Nautilus Solstice Edition"

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Limited edition exclusive to members of the Chairman's Club and includes sequential serial numbering according to production order.[2]

Pledge price history

Date Pledge cost (USD) Insurance Availability Sale
2020-05-26 725 120 months Time-limited Invictus 2950 [3]

Gallery

Nautilus - In formation attacking in battle - Port.jpg
Nautilus - Deploying mines - Rear Port.jpg
Nautilus - x7 Laying mines over world - Front.jpg
Nautilus - Schematic - Starboard.jpg
Nautilus - Schematic - Deck Plan.jpg
Nautilus - with drone - Front Below.jpg
Nautilus - x3 Landed with 1 taking off.jpg
Nautilus - On assembly line - Front.jpg
Nautilus - Schematic - Top Deck.png
Nautilus - Bridge area - Above.jpg
Nautilus - Transparent Back - Front Starboard.png
Nautilus - Schematic - Main Deck.png
Nautilus - Bridge.png
Nautilus - Schematic - Sweep Deck.png
Nautilus - Engineering.jpg
Nautilus - Senrty Mines attacking Blades.jpg
Tephra Homing Mine - Diagram.jpg
Nautilus - Homing Mine - Transparent.png
Valor Sentry Mine - Diagram.jpg
Nautilus - Sentry Mine - Transparent.png
Nemo Drone - Diagram.jpg
Nautilus - Nemo Drone - Transparent.png
Kraken - x2 Flying through mine field.jpg
Nautilus - Deploying mines - Front Starboard.png

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Aegis Nautilus Comm-link. 通讯链接
  2. Nautilus Solstice Edition - pledge store. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2020-03-28
  3. Invictus 2950 Sale. 通讯链接


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