Alright, alright, so we rolled out the DMF
-class super-heavy dreadnought, but apparently blowing up stars seems to be the new fad amongst the hip star empires.
And so to solve this problem, we came up with...the McFaden
, named after the famous Trattorian scientist. Nothing stops this monster, stars, Scythian Deities, TSOC Mastodons, even the gods themselves, all tremble and bow before the might of the McFaden
or be rent unto dust.
Obligatory bridge shot. We improved upon defects in the Scythian Deity by adding point-defense and secondary weapons and making the bridge less prominent. Moreover, we saw a huge waste of surface area on the Deity, and decided to cram every possible area with primary turrets.
But of course, this is the show you came to see...
functions by firing a specialized projectile that burrows down into the core of a star, and then detonating itself-in a story similar to the Hellbore, the McFaden
’s railgun kinetic-kill drivers are classified as refrigerators due to their immense cooling capacity. Back to the technobabble, the projectile then freezes the core and halts all nuclear fusion. With nothing to counteract gravity, the star collapses on itself and its edges rebound, in an event better known as a supernova. The McFaden
holds three of these special missiles in its massive holds-when they are all used up, the ship has cargo bay doors on the bottom and can simply use random space junk or even other capital ships as ammo. The barrel of the railgun is itself longer than an entire Deity (Scythe I’m sorry if I seem a bit obsessed with it but it’s the only ship of comparable class).
A scale comparison with other local starships, including a Praetorian Exodus (largest ship with a public lxf file), a standard Scythian Emperor battleship, and a Trattorian Midgetman frigate.