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Hydrosubsidium "Orca" Strikesub is a submarine vessel produced by Hydrosubsidium. Released in 2019, Jane's predicted that ocean-based warfare would be forever changed. In the year that followed, this battlesub rewrote the book on tactical naval warfare.

At over 900 metric tons, the Orca is larger than standard commercial submersibles, but is still much smaller than the monolithic military subs. Its weapons and electronic systems, however, are top of the line. The computer systems, designed by EBM, are the fastest neuroprocessor systems found on a submarine anywhere. This system supports the Advanced Military Construct (AMC), an optimized version (INT 5) of standard PSI software which was written by a Russian EBM team—it's been hyped by EBM as "the tightest, most effective code ever produced". One of the Orca's most interesting features, however, is its weapon control system. Each torpedo is guided independently by the AMC once out of the tube. Targeting algorithms and other safeguards prevent torpedoes from being targeted by the AMC at friendly ships without the Captain's override. The main benefit of the system is that the AMC can give chase to evading subs with the torpedoes. Both sides are using this and similar models in the war.[1]

Options[]

Life Support System, Damage Control System, Escape Pods, Military Radio w/ Scrambler, Military Radio w/ Scrambler, Weapon Stabilization, Robotic Control (INT5, w/ Underwater Hvy Wpns, Navigation, Awareness, Large Sub Pilot, Tactics, EW, Subtech, Basic Tech & Electronics skills at +5), MHD Propulsion, Searchlight, 20km Sonar, Thermal Imaging, ECM Suite (incurs a penalty to attempts to detect the sub and/or hit it with sonar-guided torpedoes), Anti-Sonar Stealth, Camoplating function like Militech Mirage Gear.[1]

Weapons[]

Armored external AMC-Guided Torpedo Launcher (Skill-10/WA+2, Range 30 miles, 30D10, makes 1 attack per turn for 3 tums), with 4 bow tubes, 2 aft tubes, and a total of 12 torpedoes.[1]

Reference[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sevile, A. Firestorm Stormfront. 1st ed. Berkeley CA; R. Talsorian Games Inc, 1997. (pg.37)
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