is the large carrier
used by the Terrans
. Acting as a typical sector superiority vessel, this M1
enables the Terrans to maintain a military presence even in distant sectors, and to launch massive assaults against foreign powers.
is a heavily armed carrier with room for 44 fighters of different sizes. Well shielded and sporting the powerful Terran Electromagnetic Plasma
weapons, this massive ship operates both as a mobile base for smaller ships and as a mobile high-yield weapons platform. Considered a necessity in any fleet, the Odin has played an important role in all the major engagements with Earthfleet forces.
When the previous carrier was phased out of service, Earthfleet planned to give the carriers a larger part in the navy, essentially building their forces around these heavy ships. As this meant there would be a greater number of them, economy demanded a ship design that was almost perfect, so that frequent changes and redesigns would be unnecessary. A contest was held and the winning design yielded a ship which was so simple and effective that small upgrades would not require extensive refitting. In fact, ships of this type have been known to have outdated equipment replaced while in the middle of extended missions.
The current Odin, then, is a nearly sixty year old design, improved and updated when occasion and necessity called for it; the current version is the mk III, but officially, the design has never been altered. Official military archives on Mars show that two of the current fleet carriers were actually built half a century ago, making the Odin easily the longest-serving Terran capital ship to date. The changes made from the first version was a slight increase in shield strength as well as some minor changes to weapons layout. As a result of experiences drawn from the Xenon conflict
, the design was given a slightly different profile to counter inertia issues when maneuvering - the Odin very agile. Since this alteration, no major changes have been made to the design.
Lore from an unknown source
Excerpt from log book of Gil Crassard, cmd. EF. Odin class carrier "Hod's Death":
"2nd of May: Engaged unidentified fleet of Xenon configuration. Assess 10 capital ships, multiple fighter swarms. Launched fighters, took defensive positions, directed Tyr class "Fenris" and "Wolfmouth" to engage, HD supporting action. Battle duration: 2,5 hrs. Confirmed kills by fleet: 8 capital ships, 20+ M6 class, 90+ fighters. Confirmed casualties: 1 M6 class, 4 M3, 17 M4 lost, 4 crew KIA total, 26 wounded, "Fenris" damaged 20% left engine inoperable, ordered to report to starbase 16 for repairs. Action report to follow. Commendation recommendations sent to admiralty. Personal note: This ship kicks ass."
The Odin is built to take on the Xenon; no other enemy can rival its power. The 44 Terran fighters on board are - naturally - among the best in the 'verse, making this carrier essentially the most powerful mobile base available. The heavy weaponry, backed by a laser generator twice as powerful as most other M1
s, gives the Odin greater range than its competitors, and the ability to mount area-effect
guns in all turrets increases the defence against small, agile fighters. If the ship has a weakness, it must be the lack of firepower along the dorsoventral axis of the ship; it has a flat, wide profile, and few turrets to protect its top and bottom.
|Specifications||X²: The Threat||X³: Reunion||X³: Terran Conflict|
|Speed||- m/s||? - 85.9 m/s||- m/s|
|Reactor Output (power)||MW||8500 KJ MW||MW|
|Shield Type||()||8 x 1 GJ Shield (? s)||()|
|Weapons Energy||Not Available||105000 w MJ||MJ|
|Weapons Recharge Rate||Not Available||1575 w/s MW||MW|
|Cargo||-||? - 12500 XL||-|
|Gallery for the Odin|
The Odin has 40 turrets, each of which can mount the dreaded Electromagnetic Plasma Cannon
of the Terrans. A powerful laser generator makes certain that the turrets will never run out of juice. The real power, however, lies in the ship's belly. The fighters docked in the hold of this carrier give the Terran navy the power to dominate any sector of their choosing.
|Gun Position||Gun Count||Compatible Weapons|
|Forward Turret||8||, , , , , , , |
|Aft Turret||8||, , , , , , , |
|Right Turret||8||, , , , , , , |
|Left Turret||8||, , , , , , , |
|Dorsal Turret||4||, , , , , , , |
|Ventral Turret||4||, , , , , , , |
|Missiles that can be launched by this ship are:|
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