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Type Shield Killer
Primary User Nephilim
General Characteristics
Mass 10 tonnes
Maximum Yaw 360 dps
Maximum Pitch 75 dps
Maximum Roll 125 dps
Acceleration 2400 k/s2
Rotational Acceleration 800 dps2
Minimum 240 kps
Default 800 kps
Maximum 1040 kps
Shield Killer Cannon (1)
Power 400 nanoJoules
Minimum Recharge 8 seconds
Default Recharge 80 seconds
Maximum Recharge 120 seconds
Fore 100 cm equivalent
Aft 100 cm equivalent
Shield Power 200
Minimum Recharge 1.5 cm/second
Default Recharge 15 cm/second
Maximum Recharge 22.5 cm/second
Front 190 cm
Rear 190 cm
Right 190 cm
Left 190 cm
Core Damage Points 200
Source Origin's Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy


Wing Commander: Prophecy

Mission Appearances

Origin's Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy

The Lamprey is something of an enigma. From all reports, the Lamprey seems to be unarmed,e xcept for what is becoming popularly known as a "Shield Killer Cannon." However, neither Confed Intelligence nor scientists studying the question have been able to pinpoint exactly how this cannon might work, whether it knocks out shields entirely and permanently, or if indeed this cannon exists at all. Studies of trace emissions do not contradict theories of shield disruption, bu there is very little evidence to go on.

It seems that whatever the Lamprey's battle role is, it must at least rely on heavily on supporting ships. Its own defenses are mediocre. It has moderate hsields which leave it fairly vulnerable to cannon fire, but it tends to rely one vasion as defense. Through an inexplicable trick of Alien technology, the Lamprey seems capable of instantly translating inertia into a more easily managed variety of power which enable sit to change directions and speeds with remarkable abruptness. Its non-linear design means it does not have to bank when it changes directions, because all sides are "front." Possibly due to this design, Lampreys seem to find it difficult to pitch or roll, and have been known to react slowly to an attack from behind.

Wing Commander: Secret Ops

Mission Appearances


SK - 3a Lamprey
Shield Killer
Cloaking: No
Jump Capable: No
Max Speed: 800
Max Y/P/R: 360/25/25 dps
Rotational Acceleration: 800 kps2
ESM: Yes
Radar: 20000 km
ID Sensor: Unknown
Shield Strength Fore/Aft: 200/200 cm equiv.
Shield Recharge Rate: 25 cps
Armor Strength Fore/Aft/Port/Starboard: 60/60/60/60 cm
Guns: 1X Semi-Guided Shield Gun
Missiles: None
Decoys: 3
Target ID: Siren
Length: approx. 21 meters
Width: approx. 11 meters
Mass: approx. .01 (ship uses anti matter field to negate effects of angular momentum and inertia effectively making it weightless)
Description: This is a highly specialized vessel which can produce a discharge which temporarily overloads the shield generators of a fighter and causes them to drop entirely for a short period of time. While marginally defended and relatively vulnerable to cannon fire, the vessel is saucer-like or spherical in configuration and capable of changing directions instantaneously, rendering it a very maneuverable and difficult target. As it is otherwise unarmed, this vessel almost always operates in conjunction with other fighters.
Maneuvers: Although this fighter zips around in space with no forward momentum, changing speeds and lateral directions almost instantaneously, it does have trouble pitching and rolling. Pilots have been known to react slowly to rear attacks, possibly due to the complex flight controls.