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Blocks are the simplest components and are used to frame and armour a vessel.


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Structural[]

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.

Block Health Armour Weight Material RP Notes
Wood 180 8 10 1 10
Reinforced Decking 225 24 25 3 42.5
Stone 250 16 40 2 30
Metal 350 40 40 5 65
Light-weight Alloy 300 35 5 5 170
Lead 300 10 200 3 200
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.

Shapes[]

Wood, Metal, and Light-Weight Alloy blocks come in different lengths and shapes besides the standard 1x1x1 basic block.

Effective volume[]

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)
Down Slope 0.5 1 1.5 2
Square Corner 0.25 0.5 0.75 1
Slope Diagonal Cut 2
Triangle Corner 0.25 0.5 0.75 1
Inverted Triangle Corner 0.75 1.5 2.25 3

Drag[]

Shape \ Length 1m 2m 3m 4m Required open faces
Forward Up Side Forward Up Side Forward Up Side Forward Up Side
Block/Beam 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n/a
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

ERA[]

Main article: ERA


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)

Non-Structural[]

Block Health Armour Weight (t) Material RP Notes
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.

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