Heavy Dragon

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Split Heavy Dragon
ClassM6+ Heavy Corvette
Buy:Family Protector @15,772,536 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)84.7 - 160.9 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)6 - 12 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)1.3 - 2.6 RPM
Hull Strength55,600 / 222,400 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 200 MJ (600 MJ)
Shield Reactor2,150 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)400 - 675 @ XL
Laser Capacitor17,525 MJ
Laser Recharge491 / 1,970 (AP) MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Top x 4


The Heavy Dragon is not much of an improvement on the original Dragon in terms of raw stats, however with an expanded number of hardpoints in its single turret, an expanded choice of weapon options and a 50% improvement in shielding, it has a respectable advantage in combat.


Acknowledging the need to maximise the potential of the Dragon design, Split military designers have reworked it from bow to stern and the result is an even more formidable warship.

Physical Characteristics[edit]


Combat in the Heavy Dragon is much the same as that in the Dragon, however more reliance can be placed on the Heavy Dragon's top turret, which has enough hardpoints to give it a real offensive capability, as well as the ability to cover nearly the entire upper semi-sphere of the ship.




Variant Cho's Defeat Family Njy Family Pride Family Rhy Family Tkr Patriarch's Conclusion Rhonkar's Might Rhonkar's Trial Zyarth's Dominion
Heavy Dragon - - - - - x - x x

Suggested Roles[edit]

The Heavy Dragon is a decent choice for sector patrol in groups; its higher speed than other M6+ designs combined with its superior firepower give it a huge advantage at running down groups of lighter craft. Although it only has 3x200mj shields, unlike the more common 4 or higher mounted by other M6+ designs, it still has satisfactory protection.

See Also[edit]

Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M6+ Ships
Argon  Heavy Centaur (Prototype)
ATF  Vali
Boron  Heavy Hydra
Goner  none
Kha'ak  none
OTAS  Skiron
Paranid  Heavy NemesisHyperion
Pirate  none
Split  Acinonyx PrototypeHeavy Dragon
Teladi  Heavy Osprey
Terran  none
Xenon  PX
Yaki  none

Split Navigation
Core Sectors Family Njy | Family Pride | Family Rhonkar | Family Rhy | Family Tkr | Family Zein | Njy's Deception | Patriarch's Conclusion | Rhonkar's Might | Rhy's Crusade | Thuruk's Pride
Border Sectors Cho's Defeat | Contorted Dominion | Family Ryk | Family Whi | Family Zyarth | Ghinn's Escape | Patriarch's Keep | Patriarch's Retreat | Rhonkar's Clouds | Rhonkar's Fire | Rhonkar's Trial | Rhy's Desire | Tharka's Sun | The Shallows | Thuruk's Beard | Thyn's Abyss | Thyn's Excavation | Tkr's Deprivation | Wretched Skies | Zyarth's Dominion | Zyarth's Stand
Capital Ships M1: Raptor | M2: Python | M2+: Pteranodon | M7: Tiger, Panther | M7C: None | M7M: Cobra
Fighters M3: Mamba | M3+: Chimera | M4: Scorpion | M4+: Asp | M5: Jaguar
Escort Ships M6: Dragon | M6+: Heavy Dragon | M8: Viper
Transports TL: Elephant | TM: Boa | TP: Iguana, Ocelot | TS: Caiman | TS+: Drake
Shipyards Cho's Defeat | Family Njy | Family Pride | Family Rhy | Family Tkr | Patriarch's Conclusion | Rhonkar's Might | Rhonkar's Trial | Zyarth's Dominion | Zyarth's Stand (AP only)
Racial Wares Rastar Oil | Chelts Meat | Scruffin Fruits | Spaceflies | Massom Powder