Perseus

Large gunship manufactured by Roberts Space Industries
Quick facts:
Perseus
RSI-Perseus-promo 01.jpg
In concept
Role
Gunship
Size
Large
Capacity
Crew
1 – 6
Cargo
50 SCU50,000 KµSCU <br />50,000,000 µSCU <br />
Cost
Standalone
$ 675.00€ 681.75 <br />£ 573.75 <br />
Warbond
$ 600.00€ 606.00 <br />£ 510.00 <br />
Availability
Time-limited sales
Specifications
Length
100 m0.1 km <br />10,000 cm <br />
Width
50 m0.05 km <br />5,000 cm <br />
Height
21 m0.021 km <br />2,100 cm <br />
Lore
Released
2520
Development
Announced
28 November 2020

The Perseus is a large gunship developed in the late 2520s by Roberts Space Industries (RSI) for the United Planets of Earth Navy (UPEN). It was redesigned as a civilian model in 2950 with modern components and an emphasis on additional utility. Originally intended for blockade duty and engagements against sub-capital ships, the Perseus is outfitted with four massive size 7 cannons, supported by two smaller remote turrets and a launch bay of twenty size 5 torpedoes.[1][2]

Specifications

Radarnav.svgRadar
1x
S2
M Radar
N/A
Computernav.svgComputer
2x
S2
M Computer
N/A
Powerplantnav.svgPower plant
2x
S3
L Power Plant
N/A
Coolernav.svgCooler
2x
S3
L Cooler
N/A
Shieldgeneratornav.svgShield generator
2x
S3
L Shield Generator
N/A
Quantumdrivenav.svgQuantum drive
1x
S3
L Quantum Drive
N/A
Jumpdrivenav.svgJump drive
1x
S3
L Jump Drive
N/A
Fuelintakenav.svgFuel intake
1x
SX
TBD
N/A
Fueltanknav.svgFuel tank
2x
S3
L Fuel Tank
N/A
Quantumfueltanknav.svgQuantum fuel tank
1x
S3
L Quantum Fuel Tank
N/A
Mainthrusternav.svgThrusters
2x
S1
Main Thruster
N/A
2x
S1
VTOL Thruster
N/A
12x
S1
Fixed Thruster
N/A
Turretnav.svgTurret
2x
S7
Manned Turret
N/A
2x
S7
S7 Cannon
Behring Applied Technology
2x
S7
S7 Cannon
Behring Applied Technology
2x
S3
Remote Turret
N/A
2x
S3
S3 Ballistic Gatling
Gallenson Tactical Systems
2x
S3
S3 Ballistic Gatling
Gallenson Tactical Systems
Missilenav.svgOrdnance
1x
S5
Tube Torpedo Launcher
N/A
10x
S5
S5 Torpedoes
N/A
1x
S5
Tube Torpedo Launcher
N/A
10x
S5
S5 Torpedoes
N/A

Lore

The Perseus was first constructed in the late 2520s, a few years before the Xi'an-Human Cold War. These gunships were frequently deployed along the Perry Line, making them a regular fixture after Xi'an-Human first Contact in 2530.[2]

In 2863, RSI retired the Perseus from production due to a lack of interest from the UEEN.[2]

During Operation Mandrake in 2946 in the Vanduul War, the aging Perseus UEES Achilles managed to take down two Vanduul destroyers when the ship was damaged beyond repair. Due to its performance, UEEN Admiral Ernst Bishop personally lobbied RSI to start producing Perseus models again for use against the Vanduul.[2]

Following Perseus success against the Vanduul, RSI expanded development to include a civilian version under the Militia Mobilization Initiative.[3] The new Perseus, equipped with modernized weapons and a redesigned lower deck that could accomodate cargo vehicles[2] was released on day 9 of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2950 [4] event.

Model

Ship profile

Above Port-side Front Rear Below
Perseus - Line Drawing - Above.png
Perseus - Line Drawing - Port.png
Perseus - Line Drawing - Front.png
Perseus - Line Drawing - Rear.png
Perseus - Line Drawing - Below.png

Paints

Image Paint Name Description Price (aUEC) Price ($)
Perseus Sku Thundercloud Paint.jpg
Thundercloud A VIP exclusive, the Thundercloud paint scheme is an abstract amalgam of greys, blacks, and whites, inspired by dazzle camouflage. Exclusive to Chairman's Club. n/a $19.00

Gallery

Development

Chris Roberts wanted a ship that stood apart from the standard battleship or the destroyers, torpedo boats, carriers, etc already added to the line-up. He chose the ironclad gunboat as the inspiration. In the initial stages, the Perseus' was referred to as "RSI Gunboat", not receiving its final name until very late in the concept development process.[5]

John Crewe put together the design brief. Paul Jones and Gavin Rothery created the concept artwork, with principle work beginning in July 2020.

The Perseus was publicly revealed during IAE 2950.

References

  1. Perseus - presentation. Transmission - Comm-Link
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Perseus - brochure. Retrieved 2020-11-28
  3. Galactapedia: Perseus. Galactapedia. Retrieved 2023-04-20
  4. Star Citizen: IAE 2950 – Roberts Space Industries on YouTube
  5. Jump Point Issue 8–12 December 2020: "It's A Gas". Retrieved 2023-07-21
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