Tirol Drive Yards
|Type||:||Long range surface-to-air missile.|
|Service history||:||2025- , REF Navy.|
|(B)||200 x 2 kg.|
|Propulsion||:||Hybrid rocket engine.|
|Guidance||:||Combined IIR and active radar.|
|Max speed||:||Mach 2.0.|
As the war with the Invid grew ever more extensive, the REF developed a medium range missile for the Garfish class. This missile was more compact than other missiles in its class, and more could be carried in the limited magazine of a Garfish class vessel. In addition, they could be launched from the class' torpedo tubes, unlike some other missiles. The Barracuda missiles were designed to attack Invid mecha assaults and minor fortifications. As such, they carried a relatively large warhead (the A version) or a cluster warhead (the B version). Both versions worked as advertised, although this missile was tailored for the cramped Garfishes, and thus had to compromise on several key factors, such as range. Newly built destroyers have, partly for this reason, reverted to the previous system of silo launchers, and no longer carry the Barracuda, thus limiting the lifespan of this missile to the lifespan of the last non-converted Garfish.
Go to REF Multipurpose Missile Index.
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