Lady Katarina (WIP) by ACBradley

Lady Katarina (WIP)

ACBradley

20 October 2015 at 04:15:14 MDT

For those wondering just how the Aludrans could be defeated so badly at Laurent Abyss, for comparison to the Lady Irene this is the Chiran flagship at the time, CDS Lady Katarina, launching a Strakken-M hybrid cruise missile.

Strakken-M (the Aludran name for the weapon) was a stopgap measure designed to increase the engagement range of Chiran battleships; they already had guided glide bombs, and the Strakken system mated a glide bomb to the nose of a large winged unguided rocket, with a timer set at launch for separation. Terminal guidance for the glide bomb was done manually by radio signals from an infrared-equipped spotting seaplane.

Per tradition for the flagship of a major fleet, Lady Katarina's battle standard is actually riveted to her masthead.

Useless fact: an image of Lady Katarina firing a broadside is the illustration for the Nine of Swords in the Aludran historic tarot deck.

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