Perseus

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Paranid Perseus
ClassM3 Fighter
Buy:Friend of Priest Duke @2,358,449 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)75.0 - 165.0 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)12 - 26 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)24.3 - 53.5 RPM
Hull Strength10,000 / 20,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)3 x 25 MJ (75 MJ)
Shield Reactor750 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)60 - 160 @ M
Laser Capacitor6,200 MJ
Laser Recharge155 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Rear x 1
Paranid Advanced Perseus
ClassM3 Fighter
Buy: @2,710,250 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)95 - 209 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)15 - 33 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)28.4 - 62.6 RPM
Hull Strength9,500 / 19,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 25 MJ (100 MJ)
Shield Reactor825 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)57 - 160 @ M
Laser Capacitor6,200 MJ
Laser Recharge160 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Rear x 1
Paranid Perseus Raider
ClassM3 Fighter
Buy:Friend of Priest Duke @3,042,992 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)95.2 - 209.5 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)17 - 38 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)28.5 - 62.6 RPM
Hull Strength9,500 / 19,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 25 MJ (50 MJ)
Shield Reactor825 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)54 - 144 @ M
Laser Capacitor6,200 MJ
Laser Recharge155 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Rear x 1
Paranid Perseus Sentinel
ClassM3 Fighter
Buy:Friend of Priest Duke @2,785,826 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)61.5 - 135.3 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)11 - 24 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)19.9 - 43.9 RPM
Hull Strength10,000 / 20,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)4 x 25 MJ (100 MJ)
Shield Reactor825 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)54 - 144 @ M
Laser Capacitor6,200 MJ
Laser Recharge155 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Rear x 1
Paranid Perseus Vanguard
ClassM3 Fighter
Buy:Friend of Priest Duke @2,657,870 Cr
Speed (Min-Max)82.5 - 181.5 m/s
Acceleration (Min-Max)15 - 33 m/s2
Steering (Min-Max)25.5 - 56.2 RPM
Hull Strength9,500 / 19,000 (AP)
Max. Shield (Total)2 x 25 MJ (50 MJ)
Shield Reactor825 MW
Cargo Class (Min-Max)57 - 152 @ M
Laser Capacitor6,200 MJ
Laser Recharge155 MW
                                                                                                         Main x 8
                                                                                                         Rear x 1

Contents

[edit] Overview

Tough, fast and with a capable weapons array, the Perseus' only drawback is a lack of cargo capacity, making it poor for extended operations using a jumpdrive.

[edit] Background

The Perseus was once a cutting-edge fighter, developed by the Paranid to best any opponent short of a |capital ship. However, the prototype was rather embarrasingly stolen by a Pirate group and had to be recovered by Kyle Brennan, founder of Terracorp. Since then, it has been kept well updated, and remains a successful and capable fighter despite its age.

[edit] Physical Characteristics

Though individual Perseus variants differ widely in appearance, they all have some resemblance to a predatory fish or whale. Each has a sleek body and downward-sloping wings.

[edit] Variants

[edit] Perseus

The regular Perseus is a very average fighter. It has no real outstanding weaknesses or advantages, except for lower than average speed and above average firepower.

[edit] Advanced Perseus

This version corrects the low speed of the original, bringing it up to nearly 210m/s. It also improves the protection by adding another 25MJ shield and improved shield recharge. This makes it a good and well-rounded M3.

[edit] Perseus Raider

The raider has respectable speed for an M3 and the same firepower as the base model, at the expense of one less 25MJ shield and reduced cargo space. It has slightly better shield recharge than the base model, though.

[edit] Perseus Sentinel

The Sentinel is probably the poorest choice of the Perseus series. It sacrifices the already low speed of the base model, bringing the speed so low that it's more in the realm of an M6 series than an M3. As a minor consolation, it does have extra shielding and is able to field the Plasma Burst Generator.

[edit] Perseus Vanguard

This variant is nearly identical to the standard version and might in fact be one of the only vanguard variants that is arguably worse than its base, as it only slightly improves speed and shield regeneration at the expense of a shield slot and cargo space. Unlike most vanguard type ships, there is no improvement in firepower.

[edit] Yaki Susanowa

The Yaki Susanowa is based on the Perseus.

[edit] Combat

Being an all-round good ship in the combat department, the Perseus can be expected to best most ships that do not outclass it. However, ships equipped for jump operations have little space left for missile armaments.

[edit] Equipment

Missiles

[edit] Availability

At least one Perseus variant is available at every Paranid Shipyard.

Availability
Variant Cardinal's Domain Duke's Citadel Heaven's Assertion Paranid Prime Third Redemption Trinity Sanctum
Perseus X X X X
Perseus Raider X X X
Perseus Sentinel X X X
Perseus Vanguard X X X
Advanced Perseus X

As of Albion Prelude 3.0 the Advanced Perseus is available for sale. In Terran Conflict, it can be salvaged as one of many ownerless ships, and is also granted by Duke's Buccaneers upon reaching rank 7.

[edit] Suggested Roles

The Perseus does a good job in standard M3 roles, although its lack of cargo space limits its jumpdrive range.

[edit] See Also


Ships by Class
Capital  M1M2 / M2+M7 / M7M / M7C
Escort  M6 / M6+M8
Fighter  M3 / M3+M4 / M4+M5
Transport  TLTS / TS+TPTM
M3 Ships
Argon  Nova (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)
ATF  Thor
Boron  Barracuda (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Advanced) (Prototype)
Goner  none
Kha'ak  Kha'ak Fighter
OTAS  Venti
Paranid  Perseus (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Advanced)
Pirate  Blastclaw (Prototype) • Nova (Raider) • Falcon (Vanguard)
Split  Mamba (Raider) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Advanced)
Teladi  Falcon (Hauler) (Sentinel) (Vanguard) (Prototype)
Terran  #deca.cefaScimitarSpitfyreXperimental Shuttle
Xenon  L
Yaki  Susanowa (Hauler) (Raider) (Prototype)


Paranid Navigation
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Border Sectors Clarity's End | Consecrated Fire | Duke's Vision | Emperor Mines | Emperor's Ridge | Emperor's Wisdom | Friar's Retreat | Heaven's Assertion | Perdition's End | Perpetual Sin | Pontifex' Realm | Pontifex' Seclusion | Preacher's Refuge | Preacher's Void | Priest Refuge | Priest's Pity | Sacred Relic | Spring Of Belief | Third Redemption | Unholy Descent
Capital Ships M1: Zeus | M2: Odysseus | M2+: None | M7: Deimos, Agamemnon | M7C: Ariadne | M7M: Ares
Fighters M3: Perseus | M3+: Medusa | M4: Pericles | M4+: Theseus | M5: Pegasus
Escort Ships M6: Nemesis | M6+: Heavy Nemesis | M8: Hades
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