Lithium-Fusion Battery

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Lithium-Fusion Battery

Description[edit]

Introduced in 2531 by the Terran Hegemony. A Lithium-Fusion Battery can be installed on JumpShips and WarShips to provide one additional charge for their Kearny-Fuchida Drive. It serves as an extension of the drive's energy storage and allows for a second jump without having to recharge the drive first. The battery can be charged (and quick-charged) in much the same way as the K-F drive. The increased range of a L-F equipped ship allowed a variety of new tactics including longer range raids and the ability to quickly evade ambushes.[1]

Lithium-Fusion Batteries are used almost exclusively on WarShips. Only very few regular JumpShips, none of them a civilian-owned ship, are known to carry the expensive system (and then usually as a refit.) These refits are rare however as the L-F Battery is usually built into the ship's hull.[1]

The L-F Battery's only weakness is the amount of time it takes to recharge, typically charging the battery takes as long as charging the K-F Drive itself.[1]

Models[edit]

The Lithium-Fusion Battery systems are manufactured on the following planets:

Brand Planet Company Used by References
 ??? Atreus Illium Shipyards Agamemnon [citation needed]
 ??? Altair Kurita Combine Munitions Corporation Chimeisho [citation needed]
 ??? Ionus Illium Shipyards Eagle [citation needed]
 ??? Galax Federated-Boeing Interstellar Fox [citation needed]
 ??? Tamarind Technicron Manufacturing Impavido [citation needed]
 ??? Dieron Terada Inazuma [citation needed]
 ??? Midway DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Inazuma [citation needed]
 ??? Midway DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Kaga [citation needed]
 ??? Midway DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Kirishima [citation needed]
 ??? Togura Stellar Trek Kirishima [citation needed]
 ??? Dieron Terada Kyushu [citation needed]
 ??? Midway DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Kyushu [citation needed]
 ??? Terra Titan Yards Suffren [citation needed]
 ??? Dieron Terada Tatsumaki [citation needed]
 ??? Ionus Illium Shipyards Thera [citation needed]
 ??? (for Yamato) New Samarkand DeHuego & Freshet WarShip Design Yamato [citation needed]
 ??? Ionus Illium Shipyards Zechetinu [citation needed]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

A Lithium-Fusion Battery weighs 1% of the JumpShip/WarShip's total mass. It is considered a part of the ship's main body.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tactical Operations, p. 323, "Lithium-Fusion Battery"

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