Blocks are the simplest components and are used to frame and armour a vessel.
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Structural Block Types
Statistics are given per m3. For convenience, we will assume that metric units are used throughout. Water then has a density of 0.375 t per m3, 37.5% of its real-world density.
|Heavy Armour||1250||60||200||25||400||Takes EMP as damage.|
|ERA||100||3||40||5||0||Repair cost is only 1/4th the normal cost.|
Wood, Metal, and Light-Weight Alloy blocks come in different lengths and shapes besides the standard 1x1x1 basic block.
Each has an effective volume that scales health, weight, and cost.
If health scale differs from the rest, it is noted in parentheses.
|Shape \ Length||1 m||2 m||3 m||4 m|
|Block/Beam||1||2 (2.5)||3 (4.11)||4 (6)|
|Slope Diagonal Cut||2|
|Inverted Triangle Corner||0.75||1.5||2.25||3|
|Shape \ Length||1m||2m||3m||4m||Required open faces|
|Down Slope||0.4||0.4||1||0.2||0.8||1||0.13||1||1||0.1||1||1||forward, up|
|Square Corner||0.3||0.4||0.3||0.15||0.4||0.3||0.1||0.4||0.3||0.08||0.4||0.3||up, side|
|Triangle Corner||0.3||0.3||0.3||0.15||0.3||0.3||0.1||0.3||0.3||0.08||0.3||0.3||up, side|
|Inverted Triangle Corner||0.4||0.4||0.4||0.2||0.4||0.4||0.13||0.4||0.4||0.1||0.4||0.4||up, side|
|Slope Diagonal Cut||1||0.4||0.4||up, side|
Explosive Reactive Armour (like its sloped variant, which is not structural) detonates when below half health or touched by a HEAT stream, causing the following effects:
- If triggered by a HEAT stream, the stream ends immediately.
- All non-CRAM projectiles within 2.25 m are removed.
- All non-CRAM projectiles within 16 m and 30 degrees of the armour's facing are removed.
- ERA armour reduces all explosive damage and radius to 20% of original (Added 1.964)
|Glass||150||25||10||3||50||Visual cameras can see through glass.|
|Surge Protector||350||5||10||30||210||Absorbs EMP damage at 90% resistance.|
|ERA Slope||50||3||40||2.5||0||Repair cost is only 1/4th the normal cost. Works like normal ERA (see above).|
|Applique Panel||125||50||5||2||0||Has an airgap on the front and back of the armour plate.|
|Rubber||175||6||20||3||5||Does not deal or receive collision damage. Low radar-, and sonar-return.|
|Light Block||50||3||1||20||3000||Cannot be hit by projectiles, nor collide with blocks or the ground.|
Ducts are an interesting and OP block if used correctly. They are intended to armor up propulsion without blocking the thrust, and this applies to fuel engine exhaust as well. Due to their size large ducts are incredibly effective at defending against armor piercing projectiles because to their massive health pool. However, larger duct seizes have less health and weight per block, but retain their cost. They have a drag of 0.05 on their front and back which works regardless of any blocks behind them. HESH projectiles unload their payload on ducts with 1 AP fragments while HEAT can pass through. As such, Ducts followed by wedges are incredibly effective as HEAT will do negligible damage while HEAT will either nun out of distance or its tight cone of fragments will do very little to wedges. However, the lack of bonus health like beams and reduce health at large sizes means it is more venerable to explosions and thump damage.