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Magni Torpedo Frigate


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     The Magni Torpedo Frigate is a fleet support unit designed to quickly approach and disable enemy vessels. The thin frontal profile reduces the chance of damage from head-on assaults by deflecting fire along the slanted planes around the bridge. From a front view, the bridge windows are almost completely recessed, further negating any chance of damage. Under the bridge are four recessed torpedo tubes. Most vessels are capable of easily intercepting the slower torpedoes at range with flak, so the Magni must get as close as possible before delivering its payload. In a typical attack, the Magni would approach the enemy vessel head-on and fire the torpedoes, then rising "above" the vessel. This presents the more armored belly of the frigate and reduces the likelihood of exposing its vulnerable sides.

     The name Magni comes from Norse mythology as the son of Thor. All gen 2 IMC vessels are named after Norse deities. Aside from the torpedo tubes, the frigate has four anti-fighter/anti-projectile guns on the top and sides. Three are omnidirectional, while the rear is locked. The long barrels and optics are designed to accurately pick off dangers at range, rather than spray and pray. The guns are designed for relatively few enemies, and the Magni may require support from Baldr or Höðr corvettes. Aside from the bridge, the frigate features an opening airlock with manipulator arms, an engine room, starboard and port docking ports, two engine walkways, windowed cabins, and a rear landing ramp. The walkways are necessary to separate the operating crew from the engine radiation during ftl travel.

     While every IMC vessel is capable of unassisted entering and exiting of orbit, the Magni is unique in the speed at which it is capable of landing. The darker lower hull acts as a heat shield for atmospheric entry. Entry is slowed by a combination of the six black thrusters (towards the middle of the vessel) and the two rotating engines in the rear. The three massive engines at the rear are reserved for ftl travel, while the flat engine modules to the left and right are capable of rotating from rear thrust to vertical lift. The superstructure is composed of 85% carbon fiber, enabling the ship to be light enough for VTOL travel. The boarding ramp under the engines is used for terrestrial boarding. The ship is most vulnerable in in the walkway areas, as fuel and power lines are exposed. The heat sinks and exhaust requirements in this area prevent armor from being added. 

     In its current state, the creation is more of a model than a playset, but the interior access can easily be added in through hinges. The model is constructed to minifigure scale, as seen in the bridge. Details can be sacrificed for lower piece count to make production more feasible. Each section is divided into modules for easier building. These modules are connected through technic pieces for initial construction, and solidified with bricks later. The Magni is not based off any IP and a stripped-down version can act as the centerpiece/hq set for any future space-based series. The torpedo tubes can be modified to include flick-fire or spring-fire actions. 

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