Fig. 1.1: Operational Manufacturing Pylon

The manufacturing pylon is a large V.R.A. station whose sole purpose is the rapid assembly of all manner of ships, from destroyers to battleships. Towards this end, it contains massive factories, refineries, and just about everything else that is needed to produce ships in a matter of weeks rather than years.

Length: 1428.28 meters
Beam: 2400.27 meters
Affiliation: Vederiction of Resource Alliance
Crew: 3000
Armaments: None
Power Source: 8 large fusion generators
Propulsion: None
Role: Rapid In-Theater Ship Manufacture
Introduced: 13447 HSY
Current Version: A
Status: Active Service

History Edit

Pre-Sigma Edit

The idea of the manufacturing pylon was hatched in 13447 HSY, when experiments with mobile shipyards proved tactically fruitless. A way to construct new ships in the theater of operations was considered a tactical necessity, as the energy required for folded space jumps made it difficult to constantly move ships to a battle. Thus, the manufacturing pylon was created as a way of solving this problem. Using resources mined on site or brought in via folded space, the pylon constructs ships and all the parts needed to make them, as well as producing vehicles, weapons, and logistical supplies. In this manner, a single pylon can provide for a whole fleet indefinitely, and even create new ships to replace ones lost in battle.

First Zevestivan War Edit

During the First Zevestivan War, the pylon was one of the first stations set up in a region, allowing the fleet to engage the enemy quickly after arriving and to expect reinforcements quickly. This set the trend for all future uses of the station in combat operations.

Appearances Edit

  • The manufacturing pylon serves as the V.R.A. shipyard in Sigma
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