|Type||:||Long range ship launched anti-spaceship torpedo.|
|Service history||:||2005-2023, early RDF Spacy.|
|Warhead||:||W-123 nuclear fusion warheads.|
|Weight/yield||:||5 warheads of 300 kT.|
|Propulsion||:||Multi-stage rocket engines.|
|Guidance||:||Multi spectrum passive/active sensors with permissive action link (PAL).|
|Max speed||:||Mach 10 (in atmosphere).|
|Range||:||7.5 kps delta-v.|
When the RDF was formed in the early years of the 21st century, very little was as yet understood about the Tirolian sciences. The first weapon systems procured by the early RDF were therefore stock Earth designs, slightly adapted for space combat.
One of the best examples of this is the Trident missile system, designed from submarine launched ballistic missile systems in use by the former US Navy. These missiles were redesigned to be able to remain reliable and operational in space conditions, and then installed on the first examples of Terran spaceships, the Oberth class, as well as on the SDF-1.
In combat, these missiles have scored several kills, two of which include Terran ships, as two Oberth class destroyers were destroyed in a terrorist action with these missiles. Apart from these, the Trident missiles bagged a Thuverl Salan cruiser during the initial Zentraedi advance on Macross Island, and Tridents launched from the SDF-1 were instrumental in bringing about the explosion of the Zentraedi Home Base.
Go to RDF Anti-Ship Torpedo Index.
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 13, 1997 9:37 AM