Drone Bomb

The drone bomb would be smaller than a light drone but would be armed with a war head in one of the four damage types.
The drone bomb would function nearly the same as a drone but would have missile characteristics.

The difference between a drone bomb and missile would be, the drone bomb could be targeted and destroyed, scooped when left behind and out ran by fast ships.
Five drone bombs could be deployed at once.

Typical damage would be 250 dps per drone.

So why would someone use this instead of missiles?


While missiles can easily be reloaded to your missile launcher from your cargo bay, ‘reloading your drones’ isn’t nearly as easy.

Your drone bay is limited in size, and after one or at most a couple of ‘250 dps’ salvos your ship is now completely without drones.

Why would anyone want to do that?

I guess after rail and beam ganking destroyers drone boat destroyers could become a viable ganking ship as well. Not sure how true it is or if anyone would be interested to use them but I guess that is the effect of such a weapon would be.

Because the drone bomb does more damage. 250 damage each drone for a total of 1,250 versus a measly 250 damage is the reason why.

The drone bomb never runs out of fuel, like a missile does. So, unless the targeted ship warps away, out runs the drone bomb or destroys the drone bomb using Defender Vehicles, then the drone bomb will find its mark.

-1 from me.

Horrible idea.

I’d rather have it 5m2 in volume, but 25mb/s in bandwidth, so that most ships would only be able to deploy one each time, and increase it’s damage

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Good idea. Make the cargo bay small as well so that only ten drone bombs could be held at one plus five in the drone bomb launcher.

Basically the ship hull would be the launch tube and hangar from a wrecked carrier found in space.

One salvagable tube + fighter bay fit to a battle cruiser sized engine with the overall hull size being that of a cruiser.

Remember what the Triglavian mouse said, feed your head, feed your head.

Small bomb drones of 5 m3 would be for frigates and destroyers, 10 m3 would be for cruisers and battle cruisers and 25 m3 would be for battleships.

The chance for a small drone bomb to damage a battleship is minimal while a large drone bomb would cause considerably damage to a frigate, half hull, if the frigate is not moving at all and the large drone bomb is at max velocity and impacts the frigate along the correct trajectory.