Hydra-class cruiser

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Type Cruiser
Primary User Nephilim
Maximum Yaw 5 dps
Maximum Pitch 5 dps
Maximum Roll 5 dps
Acceleration 15 k/s2
Rotational Acceleration 3 dps2
Maximum 60 kps
Turreted Maser (10)

Turreted Medusa (4)

Engine 3000 DP
Engine Shield Emitter 1200 DP
Bridge 3000 DP
Bridge Shield Emitter 1200 DP
Turreted Maser 600 DP each
Turreted Medusa 800 DP each
Source Origin's Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy


Wing Commander: Prophecy

Mission Appearances

Origin's Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy

This Alien ship is a bit larger than a Confed cruiser, although size is not necessarily an indication of quality. More to the point is that the Hydra's anti-ship armament is also superior. It carries numerous Maser turrets and a hefty supply of missiles. Its shields and armor are of moderate strength.

There are shield emitters for the engines and bridge.

Wing Commander: Secret Ops

Mission Appearances


CA - 2 Hydra
Mission Role: The type of missions this ship was built for
Cloaking: No
Jump Capable: Yes
Max Speed: 180 kps
Max Y/P/R: 7/5/5 dps
Acceleration: 50 kps2
ESM: Yes
Radar: 40000
ID Sensor: Unknown
Shield Strength Fore/Aft/Port/Starboard: 3000/7000/5000/5000 cm equiv.
Shield Recharge Rate: 500 cm equiv.
Armor Strength Fore/Aft/Port/Starboard: 300/700/500/500 cm
Guns: 3X anti starship alien plasma cannon, 1X anti starship torpedo bay, 10X anti-fighter Laser turret, 8X Flak cannon, 4X anti fighter missile turret
Missiles: 0
Follow rules for: Wing Prophecy Sized (larger) - Cap Ships.
Constituent parts: Engines, Bridge, Hangar bays, Turrets, Radar, Con Towers, all weapons.
Shield Emitters for: Engines, Bridge, Hangar Bays.
Target ID: Marlin Cruiser
Length: approx. 750 meters
Width: unknown
Mass: approx. 30,000 metric tonnes
Description: The alien cruiser is a fairly straightforward vessel, somewhat larger than its Confed counterparts but similar in role and capability. Its anti-shipping armament is based on gunnery, and is generally superior to its Confed equivalents. Anti-fighter defenses are somewhat superior as well. Both shields and armor are moderate in strength. Entirely unlike Confed cruisers, it carries a small hangar region for the support of several fighters. These are usually Interceptors, though it is believed other types can at times be accommodated.